What To Watch For: AHSAA Indoor State Championships

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AHSAA State Indoor Track and Field Meet Preview

The AHSAA State Indoor Meet is just around the corner, promising a thrilling showcase of talent and competition across various classifications. As athletes from across the state gear up, the anticipation for Friday's kickoff is exciting, featuring the 1A-3A and 6A classes on display.  Then to cap off the 2024 AHSAA State Indoor Championships we will see the teams and athletes from 4A-5A and 7A compete for individual and team titles.

The Schedule of Events for all the action can be found here!

Boys 1A-3A Class: The spotlight shines on Ethan Edgeworth from Cold Springs, who's set to lead his team in three individual events. With Jayden Allred and Nic Fallin by his side, they form a formidable trio. Yet, Reeltown lurks as a potential dark horse, boasting a versatile team capable of challenging the frontrunners.

Girls 1A-3A Class: The battle for supremacy sees Altamont aiming for consecutive titles, with Houston Academy eager to disrupt their plans and claim the crown for themselves.

*Altamont High girls pose for a photo after their 2023 Outdoor State title!

Boys 6A Classification: Northridge High School, with its arsenal of field event specialists, stands as the favorite. However, Homewood's balanced team and the defending champions, McGill-Toolen, are in the mix for a podium finish, making this category one to watch closely.

Girls 6A Classification: Mountain Brook, led by the talented Lucy Benton, seeks to defend its title, particularly in the 800-meter event. St. Paul's Episcopal, powered by Janie Ford's prowess in jumps and hurdles, poses a significant challenge, setting the stage for a captivating showdown.

4A-5A Girls: Scottsboro is the team to beat, with stars like Caroline Sanders and Mia Martin expected to shine. However, Arab's exceptional jumpers and relay teams could upset the odds and snatch the team title from the Wildcats.

4A-5A Boys: A two-horse race is on the horizon between Scottsboro's well-rounded squad and John Carroll Catholic's dynamic duo of Arthur Langley and Carson McFadden. This battle promises to be one of the meet's highlights.

Boys 7A Classification: The Hoover High Buccaneers are once again the team to beat, boasting a well-balanced squad with particular strength in the jumps, led by standout athlete Charles Crowder. However, the race for second place is wide open, with James Clemens, Vestavia Hills, and Hewitt-Trussville all eyeing the podium, making the 7A boys' competition one of the weekend's most unpredictable and exciting showdowns.

Girls 7A Classification: The battle between Hoover High and Hewitt-Trussville is expected to be fierce, with both teams vying for the top spot. Hoover High, with its strong roster, might have the edge, but Hewitt-Trussville's potential to rack up significant points in hurdles, jumps, and distance events could lead to a surprise upset, adding a thrilling twist to the 7A girls' title race.

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Dark Horse Alert:

1A-3A Boys: Fayette County, Montgomery Academy, and St. Luke's Episcopal

1A-3A Girls: Fayette County and Montgomery Academy

4A-5A Boys: Arab and Hamilton

4A-5A Girls: American Christian Academy, Hamilton, Whitesburg Christian Academy

                       This might be one of the closest team races over the weekend.  A no height or foul could easily change the outcome for this classification.

6A Girls: Northridge

7A Boys; Vestavia Hills
7A Girls: Vestavia Hills and Chelsea


  • As we approach the climax of the AHSAA State Indoor Meet, the stage is set for an unforgettable weekend of track and field. With athletes across all classifications ready to showcase their talent and hard work, the meet is sure to provide memorable performances and potential upsets, captivating fans and participants alike. The inclusion of the Class 7A competitions adds an extra layer of excitement, ensuring that the event will conclude on a high note, filled with dramatic finishes and championship-worthy performances.