Piedmont won the AHSAA Class 3A boys state title accumulating 81 points in the two day event to outdistance runner-up Trinity by seven points. The Piedmont girls put together a solid performance to finish third behind Bayside Academy and T.R. Miller.
In Class 1A, Cedar Bluff saw their streak of six consecutive state boys and girls championships come to and end. The Lady Tigers finished in the runner-up position behind Westminster-Oak Mountain. The Cedar Bluff boys were fifth overall.
In Class 5A, the Fort Payne boys posted 52 points. The Wildcats were second to Paul W. Bryant (57.33).
Several area athletes picked up individual gold medals. Piedmont’s Denard Spears claimed the 3A 100 meter dash crown with a finals time of 11.41. Breanna Thompson, also of Piedmont, picked up a gold medal in the triple jump with a state record leap of 37 feet and 2 inches. Thompson destroyed the previous mark of 36 feet 5 inches. Thomas Ozmint of Glencoe skimmed through the 300 meter hurdles in 43.10, good for first place in Class 3A.
In the relay’s, Piedmont (44.71) edged Deshler (44.73) to garner a gold medal in the 4×100 meter event.
The top five teams in each classifications are listed below. Complete results are available at www.ahsaa.com
Class 6A girls: Hoover 120, Mountain Brook 96.50, McGill-Toolen 59.50, Auburn 50, Pelham 43.50
Class 6A boys: Auburn 126, Hoover 89.50, Mountain Brook 72, Vestavia Hills 65, Huntsville 44
Class 5A girls: St. Paul’s 151, Scottsboro 77, Homewood 68, Central-Tuscaloosa 51, John Carroll 49
Class 5A boys: Paul W. Bryant 57.33, Fort Payne 52, Homewood 44.33, Scottsboro 43, Muscle Shoals 38
Class 4A boys: UMS-Wright 102, Oneonta 90, Alabama Christian 56, St. Clair County 54, Childersburg 44
Class 4A boys: UMS-Wright 144.50, Beauregard 98, Lincoln 66, Wilson 56, Brewbaker Tech 52.50
3A girls: Bayside Academy 131.5, T.R. Miller 110.5, Piedmont 67, Barbour County 65.5, Winfield 57
3A boys: Piedmont 81, Trinity 74, T.R. Miller 57.5, Greensboro 52.5, Deshler 44
2A girls: Montgomery Academy 110, LaFayette 91, Cold Springs 86, Mobile Christian 64, Altamont 52
2A boys: LaFayette 120.5, Mobile Christian 110, Montgomery Academy 83, Tanner 51, Pleasant Valley 51.