Hoover and Scottsboro Hold Leads as Day Two of the AHSAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Conclude

Gulf Shores, AL – The AHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships marked its 100th anniversary with Hoover and Scottsboro solidifying their top positions as day two concluded. The competition, which spans Class 4A through 7A, will wrap up on Saturday, with live coverage available on the NFHS Network.

In a show of dominance, Hoover’s boys’ team leads the Class 7A competition with a significant margin, amassing 92.5 points over James Clemens’ with 44. Similarly, Scottsboro commands the leaderboard in Class 5A boys’ competition, holding 95 points, significantly ahead of John Carroll Catholic’s 41 and Carroll-Ozark’s 31 points.

The competition remains tighter in Class 6A, where Northridge boys are slightly ahead with a five-point lead over UMS-Wright, scoring 44.5 to 39.75. Cullman follows in third place with 29, and Homewood is close behind in fourth with 28.25 points. Defending state champions in Class 4A, Brooks leads with 50 points, Hamilton trailing with 41, and American Christian with 35.

Bob Jones sprinter Jordan Urrutia wins 7A 400-meter dash Friday (AHSAA PHOTO | David Holtsford)

Meanwhile, in the girls’ division, the race for the 7A title remains competitive. Hewitt-Trussville is at the forefront after Friday’s events with 52 points, while Hoover trails with 41.5 points and Vestavia Hills with 27.5 points. In Class 6A, defending champion Mountain Brook has established a commanding lead with 66 points, dwarfing St. Paul’s Episcopal’s 27 points. The Class 5A girls’ competition sees Scottsboro leading with 61 points, ahead of Beauregard’s 46.5 and Arab’s 41.5 points. Bayside Academy tops Class 4A with 62 points, with Brooks and Montgomery Academy trailing with 41 and 31 points, respectively.

Highlighting the events, Hewitt-Trussville’s girls’ 4×800-meter relay team set a new state record with a time of 9:13.75, surpassing last year’s record held by Vestavia Hills. Chelsea followed closely, posting a time of 9:17.85. In Class 7, James Clemens’ boys set a 4×800 relay record with a victory time of 7:41.07.

Bob Jones Alivia Urrutia claims the 7A girls 400-meter dash Friday in Gulf Shores (AHSAA PHOTO | David Holtsford)

Brother and sister duo, Jordan and Alivia Urrutia from Bob Jones, dominated the sprint events. Alivia, a junior, clinched the Class 4A 400-meter dash in 56.47 seconds, while her brother Jordan, a senior, won the boys’ 400-meter dash with a time of 47.96 seconds, marking the best times in their events across all classes.

In the boys’ 200-meter dash preliminaries, Jordan Urrutia qualified second with a time of 21.65 seconds, closely behind Hoover’s Jordan Woolen, who led with 21.61 seconds. Alivia secured the fifth-best time in the girls’ 200-meter prelims, with Zaria Parker of James Clemens leading the pack with the day’s best time of 24.63 seconds.

Among the top performances in each class Friday:


BRADLEY FRANKLIN, THOMPSON: Had the top qualifying time in the 110-meter hurdles in Class 7A with a blazing 13.47 time.

WILLIAM NUMNUM, NORTHRIDGE: Cleared 15 feet to win the Class 6A boys’ pole vault.

ARTHUR LANGLEY, JOHN CARROLL CATHOLIC: Clocked 9:24.80 to in the Class 5A race in the 3,200-meter competition.

DAKOTA FRANK, MUNFORD: The senior won the 3,200-meter race in Class 4A with a sterling time of 9:33.69.

ADAM BYERS, CULLMAN: Won the Class 6A javelin event by 25 feet over his closest competitor with a winning throw of 190 feet, 10 inches.

JAMARIAN ACKLIN, DESHLER: Captured the Class 4A shot put with a winning toss of 51-01.

TALEN SMITH, MOODY: Won the ambulatory 400-meter dash event in Class 4A with a strong time of 1:03.27.

ALEX JOHNSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Had the best qualifying time in the Class 4A 200-meter dash prelims with a 21.75 time.

MALCOLM SIMMONS, BENJAMIN RUSSELL: After winning the Class 6A  high jump Thursday with a 6-10 ½ leap, he clocked a personal best time of 21.63 seconds in the 6A 200-meter prelims for the top time in his class.


JANIE FORD, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Had the top qualifying time in the Class 6A 100-meter hurdles prelims with a 14.50 effort. She also won the long jump competition Friday with a personal best leap of 19 feet, 5 ½ inches.

EMMA BEOOK LEVERING, HOMEWOOD: The senior edged Mountain Brook senior Mary Grace Malone to win the 3,200-meter race in Class 6A with a winning time of 10:57.803. Malone finished second with as photo finish time of 10:57.806.

CAROLINE SANDERS, ARAB: Continued her domination in the 200-meter dash with a Class 5A prelim-leading time of 24.78 seconds to win her heat and the top lane in Saturday’s finals.

MARY HAYES JOHNSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Landed the top prelim qualifying time in the Class 4A 200-meter dash finals with a 24.78 effort. She also won the 400-meter dash clocking 56.58 seconds.

KATIE MAE COAN, LAWRENCE COUNTY: Won the Class 5A 3,200-meter run with a winning time of 11:04.14

Cover Photo: St. Paul’s Episcopal’s Janie Ford has personal best time to qualify as No. 1 in the Class 5A 100-meter hurdles prelims Friday. (AHSAA PHOTO | David Holtsford)

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