CULLMAN -- Jeremiah Cobb won two events and Catholic’s distance runners accumulated points in three events to help the Knights capture the 1A-3A state outdoor track championship on Saturday at Oliver Woodard Stadium.
The championship was the first for the boy’s track team. The girls, led by Amaris Tyynismaa, won 4A state championships in 2017 and 2019.
Cobb, the starting tailback on the football team, won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.88 seconds, won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.21 and finished second in the 400-meter dash to pile up 28 points on his own.
Catholic won the championship with 119 points, followed by Bayside Academy with 110, Winfield with 61, Providence Christian with 57 and Mobile Christian with 36. Trinity finished in 24th place with four points.
Jay Tymes accounted for all of Trinity’s points with a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter dash.
Catholic picked up more points with a fourth-place finish by E.J. Babies in the 200-meter dash; a sixth-place finish by Matthew Galvin in the 400-meter; and an eighth-place finish by Kylon Griffin in the 110-meter hurdles.
The distance trio of Sam Leslie, Hollis Johnson and Harrison Skala accumulated 38 points in three events as Leslie was third, Johnson fourth and Skala seventh in the 800-meter run; Johnson was third, Leslie fifth and Skala seventh in the 1600-meter run; and Johnson was second and Leslie fourth in the 3200-meter run.
The 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relay teams both placed second and the 4x100-meter relay team was seventh.
Shawn Sponsler was second in the high jump at 6-2 and eighth in the javelin at 132-03, while Galvin was second in the triple jump at 40-9.25 and sixth in the long jump at 19-2.25. DJ Carter was third in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 3 inches.
In the girls’ 1A-3A, Catholic finished seventh with 33 points. Providence Christian won the state championship with 124.5 points, easily outdistancing Mobile Christian (64.5) and Bayside Academy (62).
Ann Cobb accumulated 17 points on her own and Catherine Aaron had seven points for most of Catholic’s total. Cobb was second in the 400-meter run, third in the 200-meter dash and sixth in the 100-meter dash. Aaron was sixth in the 800-meter and 3200-meter events and eighth in the 1600-meter run.
Taylar Tunstall was sixth in the long jump and the Knights’ 4x100-meter relay team was sixth.