Records are made to be broken.Enter Meek’s John Mark Abercrombie. Abercrombie didn’t just break a record at the Class 1A, 2A and 3A State Outdoor Championships in Cullman on Saturday — he …
Records are made to be broken.
Enter Meek’s John Mark Abercrombie.
Abercrombie didn’t just break a record at the Class 1A, 2A and 3A State Outdoor Championships in Cullman on Saturday — he shattered the nine-year old mark in the Class 1A javelin throw.
Abercrombie finished with a throw of 186 feet, 7 inches, beating the record (173-02) by more than 13 feet. Second-place finisher Braden Pyron of Marion County, also beat the old record with a throw of 181-09.
Abercrombie wasn’t the only state record setter from Winston County.
Addison’s Emee Baldwin put her name in the record books in 1A pole vault, leaping a state record 10 feet, eight inches on Friday, beating the old record by eight inches. Baldwin now holds the state record in both Class 1A and Class 2A. She set the 2A record at 9-06 in 2016.
As a team, Addison’s girls finished 5th with 34 points. The top eight finishers in each event earned points.
Baldwin placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.23 seconds. Other top eight finishers for Addison were Abbie Chambless (3rd in high jump), the 4x100 team of Macey Butler, Destiny Walker, Abbie Chambless and Allie Chambless (4th in relay), Destiny Walker (6th in long jump), Amanda Erb (7th in shot put) and Brianna Chandler (7th in discus).
Meek’s Abercrombie also took second in the high jump with a 6-2 leap. Taquavian Drake of Wadley placed first. Also for Meek, Caleb Aaron took 5th in the 110-meter hurdles and Luke Sherer placed 6th in the high jump.
Meek’s boys finished 9th with 25.5 points.
Addison’s boys finished sixth in four different events. Ben Robinson (6th in triple jump), Weston Smith (6th in discus), Hayden Ray (6th in shot put) and 4x100 relay team of Braxton Pruitt, Ben Robinson, Luke Chambers and Zane Guthrie (6th in relay). Addison’s boys placed 19th with 12 points.
Other top eight finishers in the area
Corner’s Cameron Gurganus (2nd in pole vault) and Hannah Culverhouse (7th in javelin), Winston County’s Saige Blanton (6th in long jump) and Mackenzie Blackwood (8th in 400-meter), Meek's Jayce Bowling (3rd in pole vault), Curry’s Kayla Sargent (7th in 100-meter hurdles), Jasper girls 4x800 relay team (6th in relay).