EA’s JV boys win state track championship

EA JV boys track team front row from left, Eli Covington, Shawnton Riley, ST Clark, Charles McGill, Jaylen Santiago, Sam Thompson, back row Jacob Lee, Jadon Stevens, Hunter Smith, Christian Crook, Devin Kelly, Brady Howell, Landon Sims
EA JV Paisley Donaldson, Ta’Nae Hollinger, Ana Chesley Robinson, Hailee Stone. Not pictured Hannah Stone & Hillary Huskey

News Sports Writer

Escambia Academy’s boys ran away with the 1A-2A State Junior Varsity Track Championship, held at EA’s track on Saturday, April 6. EA’s girls added to the successful meet, just missing a second-place showing in their dual-classification competition.
The Cougars outperformed four other schools from around the state, scoring 192 points and finishing 63 points ahead of the second-place Edgewood Academy to capture the state title.
The EA girls scored 89 points and were separated from a second-place finish by just two points, coming in just behind Springwood School (91). Patrician Academy scored 170 points to claim the girls state title.
“We are very proud of our teams,” said Escambia Academy Headmaster Hugh Fountain. “While our school was not awarded MVP honors, it said a multitude about team performance. This was a team victory.”
Escambia Academy’s individual results were:
J.V. Boys
Final Team Scores
Escambia Academy, first (192); Edgewood, second (129); Patrician, third (77); Clarke Prep, fourth (54); Springwood, fifth (32)
100-Meter Dash Finals
Devin Kelly, second (12.29)
Christian Crook, third (12.46)
Jacob Lee, seventh (13.55)
200-Meter Dash Finals
Christian Crook, second (25.58)
Devin Kelly, third (25.85)
Jacob Lee, seventh (28.54)
400-Meter Dash Finals
Jacob Lee, first (1:02.44)
Shawton Riley, fourth (1:08.20)
Eli Covington, fifth (1:10.00)
800-Meter Run Finals
Eli Covington, second (2:49.69)
Shawton Riley, third (2:56.45)
110-Meter Hurdles Finals
Landon Sims, first (17.70)
Devin Kelly, second (20.86)
Jaden Santiago, sixth (26.66)
300-Meter Hurdles Finals
Landon Sims, second (52.02)
Sam Thompson, third (58.23)
4×100 Meter Relay Finals
Escambia Academy, first (51.16)
4×400 Meter Relay Finals
Escambia Academy, first (4:43.44)
High Jump Finals
Landon Sims, first (5-00.00)
Hunter Smith, second (4-10.00)
Long Jump Finals
Christian Crook, second (17-09.50)
Jacob Lee, third (16-08.00)
Jaden Santiago, tenth (13-00.00)
Triple Jump Finals
Hunter Smith, second (30-09.50)
Sam Thompson, third (29-01.50)
Discus Finals
JJ Stevens, fourth (103-08.50)
Hunter Smith, fifth (93-04.00)
Brady Howell, sixth (91-01.50)
Shot Put Finals
JJ Stevens, third (39-01.50)
Brady Howell, fourth (39-00.00)
Chris Long, sixth (34-01.25)

J.V. Girls
Girls Final Team Rankings
Patrician, first (170); Springwood, second (91); Escambia Academy, third (89); Clarke Prep, fourth (57); Edgewood, fifth (49).
100-Meter Dash Finals
Tanea Hollinger, second (15.01)
Hallie Stone, seventh (16.07)
200-Meter Dash Finals
Tanea Hollinger, first (31.10)
Hallie Stone, sixth (35.46)
400-Meter Dash Finals
Paisley Donaldson, second (1:15.25)
800-Meter Run Finals
Anna Chesley Robinson, fourth (3:33.21)
100-Meter Hurdles Finals
Hannah Stone, third (22.52)
Hallie Stone, fourth (22.53)
Anna Chesley Robinson, eighth (25.42)
300-Meter Hurdles Finals
Hannah Stone, sixth (1:17.53)
4×100 Meter Relay Finals
Escambia Academy, first (1:03.77)
Long Jump Finals
Paisley Donaldson, seventh (11-04.00)
Hannah Stone, eighth (11-02.00)
Anna Chesley Robinson, eleventh (10-00.00)
Triple Jump Finals
Paisley Donaldson, second (23-08.00)
Tanea Hollinger, third (23-02.50)
Hannah Stone, fourth (22-01.00)
Discus Finals
Hillary Husky, third (37-03.50)