2022 Track Champs 7x

2022 Track Champs 7x


2017 Varsity Champs 3-Peat


2016 Varsity State Champs


2015 Varsity Champs

Current Escambia Academy Student Records
High School WomenResult / DateEvent
High School Men
Result / Date
TAVA JOHNSON18.13 / 2022100H
LAKRYSTAL TURNER14.24 / 2019100m DashKRIS BROWN10.72 / 2016 State Record
110HFred Flavors15.13 / 2018
LAKRYSTAL TURNER30.52 / 2021200m DashKRIS BROWN22.09 / 2014 State Record
TAVA JOHNSON55.91 / 2022300H DashFRED FLAVORS43.13 / 2018
TIFFANY GOOKIN16:11.21 / 20233200M RUNPARKER ROBINSON11:35.99 / 2021
PAISLEY DONALDSON6:47.66 /20221600m RunALAN ASH4:34.86 / 2009 State Record
PAISLEY DONALDSON1:10.42 / 2022400m DashBUBBA NETTLES53.45 / 2022
TEAM 202359.25 / 20234X100M RELAY2017 TEAM43.71 /2017 State Record
TEAM 20212:08.55 / 20214X200M RELAYTEAM 20221:31.80 /2022
TEAM 20225:12.57 / 20224X400M RELAYTEAM 20223:39.99 /2022
ALEXIS STRENGTH3:01.84 / 2022800m Dash
JACE DANIELS2:07.95 / 2019
MIKAYLA SPRUILL14-11 /2016LONG JUMPJAYLEN HENRY22-08.75 /2011 State Record
4x800m relayTEAM 20219:17.94 / 2021

2022 Season

2021 Season

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The win marked the Cougars’ sixth straight championship. In 2020, the season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EA finished with 132 points. Bessemer Academy tallied 95; Tuscaloosa Academy had 59 points; Abbeville Christian and Glenwood rounded out the top five with 46 points each.

Published 9:37 am Saturday, April 17, 2021

EA boys, girls JV track, field teams win state titles

2021 JV State Champs

Published 5:01 pm Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Escambia Academy’s boys and girls junior varsity track and field teams won the AISA Class 1A-2A championship today at home.

The boys compiled 204 points, while the girls racked up 113.

The second place team in boys was Wilcox Academy with 130. Jackson came in second with 102 in the girls division.

2019 Season

Five-time champs

EA boys track, field team claim overall state varsity title April 12

For the fifth time in a row, Escambia Academy’s boys track and field team is on top of the mountain.
The Cougars claimed the 2019 AISA overall state championship April 12 in Gulf Shores, winning out by a slim margin.
EA tallied 85 points in the win, and had to overcome some adversity during the meet. Bessemer Academy came in second with 78. Northside Methodist finished third with 66.
“To me, five in a row for such a small school says a lot about their dedication and work ethic,” EA boys coach Hugh Fountain said. “Really, it’s just an extension of the weight room.”
Fountain said this is the 2A school’s third year in a row to win the overall title.
Fountain said every point mattered in this meet.
“I thought they handled adversity well considering,” he said. “There was more pressure in this meet. The last couple of years, there was no pressure.”
To get to this point, EA did a good job of creating depth all year, the coach said.
“The main thing was creating depth all year,” Fountain said. “Then, it was about everybody doing what they got to do as the season went along. We went to Florida and Mississippi to run. All of those helped us.”

On the state meet itself, the Cougars had to find substitutes for the 4×100-meter relay, along with the 4×400.
“We had to sub people out, which we didn’t do before,” Fountain said. “The depth really helped us.”

By Andrew Garner

2018 Vision

The Cougars have a long history of success in the Alabama Independent Schools Association Track and Field Program. Much of this can be attributed to the track at Escambia Academy. Escambia is one of only two AISA School’s that has a track and host track meets on their campus. Escambia Academy host the AISA State Junior Varsity Track Meet each April. A renovation project for the track facility to include: repaving of surface, lights and sprinkler system is planned for the near future.
2018 was a banner year for the Cougars in Track and Field. The boy’s team won the state championship for the overall track championship for the fourth consecutive year. No 2A team in state history as won the overall except Escambia Academy. The 2019 version will be aiming at becoming the first 5 Time Boys State Champion in the history of the AISA.

Presently Escambia Holds several state records in Boys Track and Field:

Long Jump Jalin Henry 22’ 8.75”
Triple Jump Hardy 43’ 10”
100m Kris Brown 10.72
200m Kris Brown 22.09
1600m Alan Ash 4:34.86
400m Relay Fred Flavor/Patrick Mcghee /Louie Turner/Kris Brown 43.71

2017 Season Overview
2017 was another great year for  the Cougars in Track and Field. The boy’s Varsity & JV team won the state championship.

Escambia Academy claims AISA overall track, field title
By Andrew Garner Published 10:56 am Friday, April 14, 2017

GULF SHORES — Escambia Academy cast its shadow across the winner’s podium on a frequent basis Thursday as the Cougars’ boys’ track and field team claimed the overall 2017 AISA State Championship for the third year in a row. EA finished the state meet with 185 points, 114 points more than second-place finisher Lee-Scott Academy at Micky Miller Blackwell Stadium. Glenwood, Springwood and Northside Methodist finished third through fifth, respectively.

“I’m proud of them,” Cougars coach Hugh Fountain said. “I’m just proud that they all ran their races and competed. We didn’t have anybody miss their races they were asked to run for all of our track meets.”
On an individual basis, EA senior Kris Brown won the top individual award for the third straight year, finishing the state meet with 38 points, the highest among the boys.
“It was hot,” Brown quipped after the meet. “It was rough, but being a senior, you’ve got to come out and give it your all.”

That Brown did as he helped his teammates, especially during the 4×100 meter race with Fred Flavors, Patrick McGhee and Louie Turner. All four set a new state record of 43.71 seconds and outpaced second-place finisher Morgan Academy by 3 seconds.

Throughout the season, the Cougars challenged themselves against top-tier public schools to see where they stack.
Brown said it was the team sticking together since the ninth grade, which helped a lot.
For the senior, finishing on top was great.
“It feels like something I’ve always been waiting for, getting a three peat and sharing the bond with my brothers,” Brown said. “It feels like my job is complete and I’m ready to take it to the next level (at Mississippi College).”

Fountain said he was particularly pleased with how the boys improved on their times compared to last year, and this is special because of the boys’ consistency in winning.
“We were just continuing to try and get better, and don’t get satisfied,” he said.

In girls action, the Lady Cougars finished 10 with six points.
The following are the finals times for EA athletes who finished in the top five of their respective events:

• 100-meter dash
Brown — first place, 11.13 seconds
McGhee — second place, 11.46 seconds
• 200-meter dash
Brown — first place, 23.55 seconds
• 400-meter dash
Brown — second place, 54.17 seconds
• 800-meter run
Jace Daniels — second place, 2 minutes, 7.13 seconds
Gary Campbell — fourth place, 2:11.94
Jackson Bonner — fifth place, 2:16.05
• 1600-meter run
David Dobson — third place, 5:09.76
Bonner — fourth place, 5:18.57
• 3200-meter run
Bonner — third place, 11:10.41
• 110-meter hurdles
Flavors — first place, 15.97 seconds
Kainoa Gumapac — second place, 17.81 seconds
Chase Bell — fifth place, 19.18 seconds
• 300-meter hurdles
Flavors — first place, 43.85 seconds
Gumapac — third place, 45.59 seconds
• 4×100-meter relay
Brown, Flavors, McGhee and Turner — first place, 43.71 seconds (beat last year’s state record by less than 1 second) During the preliminaries, the boys set a record time of 43.68 seconds on Wednesday.
• 4×200-meter relay
EA — third place, 1:38.51
• 4×400-meter relay
Campbell, Turner, Daniels and Ryan Johnson — second place, 3:44.86
• 4×800-meter relay
Daniels, Bonner, Dobson and Heath Sheldth — first place, 9:05.81
• High jump
Campell and Flavors — fifth place, 5-4.00
• Long jump
Flavors — second place, 19-11.00
McGhee — third place, 19-11.00
• Triple jump
McGhee — second place, 40-11.00
Daniels — fourth place, 37-8.50
• Shot put
Trae Lee — fourth place, 40-09.50
Cameron Armentor — sixth place, 40-06.00
• Discus throw
Brown — second place, 119-09
Armentor — third place, 118-03
• 100-meter hurdles
Kaile Gumapac — fourth place, 18.95 seconds
• Shot put
Cassidy Murphy — fifth place, 27-11.00

2017 JV Season Overview


Champs again

By Andrew Garner Published 12:01 am Wednesday, April 12, 2017

85 points.
That’s how many points Escambia Academy’s junior varsity boys’ track and field team won by to claim the AISA Class 1A-2A State Championship on April 8.
With the victory, the Cougars finished with 184 points over second place finisher Wilcox Academy to win the state title for the second-straight year.
The girls finished in fourth place with 32 points.
EA’s boys competed against six other schools, while the girls competed against four others.
The following EA athletes finished in the top three of their respective event:
100-meter dash
• Nathan Ragan — 13.03 seconds
200-meter dash
• Ragan — 26.23 seconds
400-meter dash
• Gaines Tanner — 1 minute, 5.77 seconds
3200-meter run
• Sam Fields — 14:44.46
110-meter hurdles
• Chase Bell — 20.15, and Josh Spruill — 22.01
300-meter hurdles
• Bell — 53 seconds, Spruill — 1:04.36 and Parker Robinson — 1:04.41
4×100-meter relay
• Tanner, Ragan, Spruill and Trayce Sells — 52.12 seconds
4×400-meter relay
• Kaleb Davis, Zach Daniels, Tanner and Sells — 4:51.23
High jump
• James Koons — 10 feet
Triple jump
• Bell, Bryant Quimby and Koons
Shot put
• Jason Davis — 37 feet, 1 inch
Discus throw
• Tyler Newton — 105.9 inches, and Gaige Sigler — 102.95
Long jump
• Ragan — 11.5 feet
400-meter dash
• Madelyn Smith — 1:16.13
4×100-meter relay
• Anna Ruth Smith, Lakrystal Turner, Disha Patel and Smith — 1:01.30
4×400-meter relay
• Hannah Stone, Madelyn Smith, Anna Ruth Smith and Patel — 5:44.20

2017 Track Team Photos

2016 Varsity Season Overview



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.

2016 JV Season Overview

EA JV boys track team wins 3A title; girls finish 2nd

Escambia Academy’s junior varsity boys’ track and field team claimed the AISA’s Class 3A state championship on Saturday at home.
The girls finished as the state runner up.

The Cougars tallied 194 points, topping Lee-Scott Academy by 11 points to take the top prize. The Lady Cougars finished with 99 points.

EA’s Kaile Gumapac and Patrick McGee were named the female and male Most Valuable Players, respectively.

Here is how EA did in each of the track and field events:
• Girls 4×100 meter relay — Ruthie Huskey, Anna Grace Janes, Mary Thompson Lancaster and Maddy Locke, fourth place (1 minute, 3.70 seconds)
• Boys 4×100 meter relay — Jackson Bonner, Jason Davis, Jabe Dawe and Brandon Gulsby, first place (52.82 seconds)
• Girls 100 meter hurdles — Gumapac, first place (19.89 seconds) and Lancaster, third place (21.14 seconds)
• Boys 110 meter hurdles — Chase Bell, second place (21.56 seconds); Josh Spruill, third place (23.09 seconds); and Brice McCullough, third place (28.01 seconds)
• Girls 100 meter dash — Huskey, ninth place (16.58 seconds); Janes, 10th place (17.17 seconds); and Disha Patel, 11th place (17.32 seconds)
• Boys 100 meter dash — McGee, first place (11.71 seconds); Jace Sells, seventh place (14.77 seconds); and Chaston Helton, ninth place (15.47 seconds)
• Girls 1,600 meter run — Huskey, seventh place (8:10.95)
• Boys 1,600 meter run — Bonner, first place (5:33.11); Bryant Quimby, fourth place (6:08.77); and Zach Daniels, sixth place (6:53.98)
• Girls 400 meter dash — Madelyn Smith, second place (1:14.31); and Megan Wilson, seventh place (1:29.86)
• Boys 400 meter dash — Jabe Dawe, first place (58.96); Tracye Sells, fourth place (1:09.38; and Watson Campbell, fifth place (1:11.86)
• Girls 300 meter hurdles — Gumapac, first place (58.30); and Lancaster, fourth place (1:03.08)
• Boys 300 meter hurdles — Cameron Bowens, second place (52.22); Chase Bell, third place (55.65); and Spruill, fifth place (1:01.54)
• Girls 800 meter run — Pia Gorme, third place (3:13.20)
• Boys 800 meter run — Daniels, first place (2:18.12); Gulsby, third place (2:33.77); and Quimby, fifth place (2:45.93)
• Girls 200 meter dash — Maddy Locke, seventh place (33.82); and Patel, eighth place (35.67)
• Boys 200 meter dash — McGee, first place (23.63); Helton, ninth place (30.29); and Gaige Sigler, 11th place (30.54)
• Boys 3,200 meter run — Bonner, first place (12:32.79); and Sam Fields, fifth place (15:30.88)
• Girls 4×400 meter relay — Gorme, Huskey, Locke and Patel, fourth place (5:34.67)
• Boys 4×400 meter relay — EA, first place (4:08.65)
• Girls High Jump — Gumapac, second place (4-02.00); and Smith, fourth place (4-00.00)
• Boys High Jump — Daniels, second place (5-01.00); Bowens, third place (4-10.00); and Bonner, fourth place (4-06.00)
• Girls Shot Put — Janes, third place (22-09.00); and Avery Mims, fifth place (18-01.50)
• Boys Shot Put — Tyler Newton, second place (36-04.00); and Troy Fountain, sixth place (27-03.00)
• Girls Discus Throw — Janes, fourth place (46-10.50)
• Boys Discus Throw — Sigler, fifth place (75-08); Newton, sixth place (71-02); and Gulsby, seventh place (69-06.50)
• Boys Triple Jump — McGee, first place (38-00.25); Daniels, third place (35-08.00); and Quimby, sixth place (27-11.00)
• Girls Long Jump — Gumapac, first place (13-10.00); and Lancaster, second place (13-05.75)
• Boys Long Jump — McGee, first place (19-08.75); Dawe, fifth place (16-07.00); Helton, seventh place (14-08.00); and Bell, eighth place (14-05.50)

Credit to Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance  https://www.atmoreadvance.com/2016/04/13/state-champs-4/

2016 Track Team Photos

2015 Season Overview

2015 was a banner year for the Cougars in Track and Field. The boy’s team won the state championship for the first overall track championship in school history. Kris Brown (sophomore) and Mikayla Spruill (Junior) won the outstanding individual honors for boys and girls, for their performances in Selma. The Cougar Boys’ team won first place in the 100m (Kris Brown), 200m (Brown), 300 Hurdles (Maleek Salter), 100 Hurdles (Salter), 400m (Brown), 4 X 100 relay (Brown, Tim Finklea, Auden Lassiter and Gordon Brooks), 4 x 200 relay (Finklea, Fred Flavors, Jamey Vaughn, Brooks) and 4 x 400 (Vaughn, Salter, Scott Brantley and Ryan Johnson). There were many performances that stood out but Escambia Academy winning every race from the 400m and below is a mark that will forever be hard to match and it can never be topped.

Other medalist at the state meet for Escambia Academy were:

Mikayla Spruill –Second Place 100 hurdles
First Place 300 Hurdles
Second Place High Jump
First Place Long Jump
Second Place Triple Jump

Fred Flavors -Third Place 200m
Jamey Vaughn -Third Place 400m
Gary Campbell -Third Place High Jump
Maleek Salter -Second Place Long Jump
Second Place Triple Jump
Scott Brantley -Third Place Triple Jump
Escambia Boys scored 158 points at state meet out distancing Lee Scott who had 95. The EA Girls placed in 4th overall.
Head Coach-David Walker

2012 Season Overview

The Escambia Academy junior varsity track team won the AISA State JV meet last Saturday. The Cougars have won multiple state championships in track in recent years.

The boys and girls junior varsity track teams at Escambia Academy added more hardware to their trophy case last Saturday.
The Cougars’ track teams won another junior varsity state track championship winning the 1A/2A portion of the meet.
In the boys meet, Cougars placing in first included Jake Leachman (Triple jump, 400m run and 4×400 relay), J.P. Sawyer (1600m run), Scott Brantley (Long jump, 4×100 relay and 4×400 relay), Jamey Vaughn (4×100 relay and 4×400 relay), Auden Lassitter (4×100 relay) and Kevin Gumapac (High jump).

Second-place finishes included Lassitter (Long jump), Saywer (100m hurdles and triple jump) and Kainoa Gumapac (300m hurdles).
Third-place finishes included Vaughn (100m run), Garrett Kirk (200m run), Walt Steele (3,200m run), Kevin Gumapac (300m hurdles), Leachman (long jump) and Garrett Nesmith (shotput).
On the girls side of the meet, first-place winners were Savannah Taylor (400m run), Mikayla Spruill (100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and 4×400 relay), Kaylee Rider (High jump and triple jump), Camryn Godwin (4×400 relay), Bailey Lancaster (4×400 relay and 4×100 relay), Victoria Sawyer (4×400 relay and 4×100 relay), Jocie Franco (4×100 relay) and Natalie Lassiter (4×100 relay).
Those with second-place finishes were Jessie Franco (3,200m run), Kaylee Rider (100m hurdles), Godwin (300m hurdles), Lassiter (high jump),Spruill (Triple jump), Anna Catherine Sasser (Shotput) and Melissa Wilson (Disc).
Third-place finishes included Jocie Franco (100m run), Lassiter (200m run), Claire Dawe (400m run), Fallon Chastang (800m run), Jessica Franco (1600m run), Victoria Sawyer (100m hurdles, triple jump), Lancaster (Long jump), Lindsey Weatherford (Shotput) and Cassidy Murphy (Disc). Credit to https://www.atmoreadvance.com/2012/04/18/ea-jv-wins-state/

2015 Track Team Photos