By Sam Poe
Monday, May 5, 2014 | 12:05 AM
The Alabama State Track Meet was held Friday and Saturday, and many local athletes competed. Phillips High School junior, Tyler Crumpton, was the standout athlete in this area during the meet. Crumpton earned the gold medal in the 110 meter hurdles and the silver medal in the 300 meter hurdles. While this is quite an accomplishment without further details, Crumpton had to earn his gold medal twice due to a problem with the height of the last set of hurdles during the first run. Although Crumpton won on the first run, he immediately had to run the race again and was still able to bring home the gold. Crumpton also injured his ankle during the run but still competed in the 300 meter hurdles event later Saturday to earn his silver medal. PHS eight grader, Julianna Taylor, also finished sixth in the state in the high jump event.
Full meet results can be found at www.alabamarunners.com. Congratulations to all of our local athletes who reached the State Meet!
Crumpton is shown with his medals and PHS Track Coach Chris Gillum. Courtesy Photo.