Arab athletes fared very well in a four-team junior high track meet at Scottsboro on Tuesday.
The girls placed second and the Arab boys place third in a meet that included Cullman, Huntsville and Scottsboro.
Arab coach Trent Martin was very pleased, especially with his female pole vaulters, who finished 1-2-3-4 in the event. Aubrey Elrod finished first with a possible record vault of 9 feet.
“Scottsboro’s PA guy last night announced that Aubrey’s 9-foot vault ranks her No. 2 in the nation for middle school girls,” Martin said. “I know she was ranked No. 8 nationally in indoor so I assume her 9-foot vault elevated her to No. 2 but I haven’t confirmed that yet.
“I do know that it’s the best middle school girls vault in the state of Alabama, regardless of classification, in the past eight years.”
Finishing second through fourth were Libby Chance, Claire Cantrell and Abigail Ewell.
Also individually, Bryleigh Bodine finished first and teammate Ava Kinney finished third in the girls 400-meter dash.
Kinney also finished first in the 100m hurdles. Bryleigh Beuoy finished third and Lilian Mariner took fifth.
Julie Stapler finished third in the 800m run and fifth in the 1,600m run.
Arab’s relay team consisting of Stapler, Elrod, Bodine and Hannah Poston finished first in the 4x400m relay.
Hope Hill and Elrod finished 1-2 in the high jump. Bodine finished tied for third.
Hill, Poston and Kaylee Neuscwander finished 1-2-3 in the long jump and Aubrey Hyche and Alivia Maine finished 2-3 in the discus throw.
For the Arab boys, top performers included Bryant Beuoy finished first in the 400m dash; Caden Hilyer finished first in the pole vault; Julian Bailey finished first in the shot put; and Jace Johnson and Wyatt Glispie finished 2-3 in the discus.