The Escambia Academy Boys Track Team won the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) AAA 2016 State Track & Field Meet State Championship April 13 and 14 in Selma.
This is a back-to-back state championship for the team. Not only did they win the championship, they broke state records along the way.
Kris Brown set a new AISA state record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.76 seconds in the preliminaries, and he broke it in the finals with a time of 10.72 seconds. Kris broke a record that had been standing for 29 years.
In the 4×100-meter relay, the EA relay team – Fred Flavors, Patrick McGhee, Trey Turner, and Kris Brown – set a new AISA state record of 44.33 seconds, breaking the previous record of 44.40 seconds set in 1999 by the Morgan Academy relay team.
On the girls team, Mikayla Spruill was named co-MVP, tying with Tuscaloosa Academy’s Kalin Burt with 44 points. This is Mikayla’s fourth MVP. She is a senior this year.
Kris Brown was named boys MVP for the second year in a row.
Many thanks to Ditto Gorme for photos and assistance with this article.