Alabama Athletes Shine at NBIN and NIN

This past weekend we saw Ethan Edgeworth continue his excellence at NIN at the Armory.  However, Ethan was not the only Alabamian to shine at either NIN or NBIN.  Dozens of athletes from 7th graders to seniors adventured to Boston or the Big Apple to showcase their talent against the best in the country.  Below are some of the highlights from the weekend!

Bradley Franklin of Thompson showed that he is a force to be reckoned with on the national level. Franklin ripped a 7.61 to win the hurdle title at NBIN and walk away with yet another personal best.

The hurdle dominance didn't stop with Franklin as the boys of Hoover High had what may have been the single most impressive performance with their Shuttle Hurdle Relay win at NBIN. In the Championship race Hoover destroyed the meet record of 30.84 with an incredible 29.71!  Christopher Lawley, RJ Torbor, Denver Cash, and Noah Maldonado.

Mountain Brook Girls placed 6th in the 4xMile after Mary Katherine Malone took a spill during the team introductions!  Mary Katherine dislocated her shoulder moments before the race, but that didn't phase the Lady Spartans as they clocked an impressive 20:39 averaging sub 5:10 per leg.  The Lady Spartans didn't stop there as they placed 5th in the 4x800 relay running 9:12.73, which is the 4th fastest 4x800 time indoors in the state of Alabama and 5th all time including indoor and outdoor performances according to the al.milesplit database.  Additionally, Annie Kerr of Mountain Brook placed 5th in the championship pole vault field at NBIN clearing 12-09.50.

Huntsville High Boys were 5th in the 4xMile at NBIN clocking a 17:37.47 anchored by the junior standout Eric Moore and his 4:11 split.

Additional individual performers at NBIN or NIN that had great performances included Bryce McCleary, the junior of Hazel Green,  who finished 9th in the Emerging Elite 2 Mile at NIN running 9:23 for the full 2 mile (9:19 3200) for a 4 second lifetime best.  Sam Johnson the 9th grader from Bob Jones - Triple Jumped 46.16 feet and Long Jumped 21.29 feet in the Freshman Boys division at NBIN.  Avery Therrell - 7th grader from Bayside Academy ran 2:24.12 for a 4 second PR in the 800 and 5:33.01 for the full mile at NBIN.  Reese Dupuis - RunningLane Track Club - clocked 5:28 for the full mile which was a 13 second lifetime best.  Luke Alverson of James Clemens also ran a 9:13.03 for 2 miles at NBIN to set new lifetime best.