Tyynismaa, Britton shine at state meet

Tyynismaa, Britton shine at state meet

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Tyynismaa, Britton shine at state meet

Alabama Christian’s Sheldon Britton, after winning the 5A boys 1,600 Thursday, won the 3,200 Friday in 9:47.68 at the AHSAA track and field state meet in Gulf Shores.

Alabama Christian’s Sheldon Britton, after winning the 5A boys 1,600 Thursday, won the 3,200 Friday in 9:47.68 at the AHSAA track and field state meet in Gulf Shores.

Catholic’s Amaris Tyynismaa set another state-meet record, Alabama Christian’s Sheldon Britton won another state title and Montgomery Academy jumped in the winner’s circle Friday at the AHSAA track and field championships.

In Gulf Shores, Tyynismaa set the 4A girls state meet record in the 3,200, snapping the record set last year by St. James’ Rachael Yergensen.

Tyynismaa finished in 10:53.15, almost 19 seconds faster than Yergensen a year ago. Yergensen was second in 11:16.06 this year.

Britton, after winning the 5A boys 1,600 Thursday, won the 3,200 Friday in 9:47.68. The Eagles last had a multiple-event champion in 2012 when Jarrod Jones won the 4A 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles.

In Cullman, Montgomery Academy’s Sidney Mims won one event and was second another on the first day of the Class 3A championships.

Mims won the boys shot put in 47-8 and was second in the discus in 131-8.

Calhoun’s Javaris Hart was second in the Class 2A boys 400 in 53.35 seconds, while MA’s Carolina Kirkham was second in the 3A girls javelin in 120-10. The MA boys were also second in the 3A 3,200 relay.

In Gulf Shores, LAMP’s Stanley Givner won silver in the 4A boys 400 in 51.38 seconds. That’s the best showing by the Golden Tigers in an individual event since Richard McCant won the 3A 800 in 2012.

— From staff reports

Compiled by A. Stacy Long

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In Gulf Shores, Catholic's Amaris Tyynismaa set the 4A girls state meet record in the 3,200

In Gulf Shores, Catholic’s Amaris Tyynismaa set the 4A girls state meet record in the 3,200

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