Spring Hill School District

Spring Hill Boys Track Team Wins District Runner-Up: Next Going To State

The Spring Hill High School Boys’ Track Team is the 8-2A Conference Runner-Up. They pulled out all the stops Monday at the district meet in Gurdon and now 13 of these young men are headed to the state meet next week. Seven of these young men are ninth graders who, just last week, performed in their last junior high meet. Coach Greg Smith praised the team’s performance and shared with SWARK.Today the possibilities of success at the up-coming state meet. Smith said, “We are very proud of our Junior High Championship, and one week later we back it up with a Senior High Conference Runner-Up. The ninth through twelfth graders who qualified have strong chances at state to place and score points. We are very excited about the direction the track program is headed at Spring Hill High School and want to encourage everyone to get out and support the team at Gurdon next Wednesday starting with our field event of High Jump with Colin Purify at 10:30.” 

The following is the approximate schedule of events and the team members who will compete at Wednesday’s State Track Meet in Gurdon. In order to qualify for the meet, each of these young men placed first or second at district.   

10:30  High Jump – Colin Purifoy 

12:30  4×800 Relay – Levin McGuire, Tucker Runion, Andrew Wiley, Charles Ford

  5:40  4×200 Relay – Christian Wright, Trenten Searcy, TJ Tipton, Jarret Cox

  5:42  1600 Meter  – Griffen Chandler, Josh Grimmett

  5:52  400  Meter – Charles Ford, Colin Purifoy

  6:05  800  Meter – Charles Ford

  6:08  3200 Meter – Josh Grimmett, Griffen Chandler

  6:20  4×400 Meter – Bryce Brown, Colin Purifoy, Dalton Gammage, Charles Ford

The State Track Meet at Gurdon High School is Wednesday, May 5. Field Events start at 9:00 am and races begin after the field events.

Photos courtesy of Nicki Purifoy

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