Aiming high

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Escambia Academy’s junior varsity boys track and field team is back on top.

The Cougars compiled 237 points to win the AISA Class 1A-2A state championship on Monday in Canoe.

The girls finished in fourth place with 75 points.

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Full results from the day’s meet can be found at

Cougars to compete in state track, field meet 

Escambia Academy’s boys will be vying for its fourth straight AISA track and field title tomorrow and Friday in Gulf Shores at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.

The Cougars will embark on the end of a season where the worst they finished in a meet was in second place in Mississippi.

“It’s going to be tighter than last year,” EA coach Hugh Fountain said. “We’re going for the overall state championship.”

Fountain said Chase Bell and Fred Flavors are strong in the hurdling event, along with Jace Daniels on the long runs.

He said the team has done well this season on the jumping and sprinting events.

“We definitely want to win,” he said. “We’ll be OK, and ready to compete.”

The schedule for the state track and field meet is the following:


Field Events begin at 11 a.m.

Long Jump – boys

Triple Jump – girls

Discus – boys

Shot Put – girls

High Jump – girls

All field events take eight the finals and score six, and all attempts will count. There will be three attempts in the preliminaries and three in the finals.

Running Events begin at 12:30 p.m.


4×200 meter relay – Finals

4×800 meter relay – Finals

4×100 meter relay – Semifinals

3200 meter run – girls – Finals

100-meter dash – Semifinals

100 -meter hurdles – Semifinals

110-meter hurdles – Semifinals

1600 meter run – boys – Finals

800 meter run – girls – Finals

200-meter dash – Semifinals

400-meter dash – Semifinals


Field events begin at 11:30 a.m.

Long Jump – girls

Triple Jump – boys

Discus – girls

Shot Put – boys

High Jump – boys

Running events begin at 1 p.m.

800-meter run – boys

4×100-meter relay – Finals

1600 meter run – girls – Finals

100-meter hurdles – Finals

110-meter hurdles – Finals

100-meter dash – Finals

3200 meter run – boys – Finals

400-meter dash – Finals

300-meter low hurdles – Finals

300-meter intermediate hurdles – Finals

200-meter dash – Finals

4×400 meter relay – Finals