Spartans' 2018-2019 Season Is Off To A Great Start
August 20, 2018
The mountain Brook girls are predicted to finish 2nd in the preseason predictions!! VIEW GIRLS PRE-SEASON RANKINGS The defending state champ boys are predicted to finish 4th. VIEW BOYS PRE-SEASON RANKINGS The season has already begun with an All-Star race that Hunter Harwell and J Pitard were invited too. Hunter WON!! Way to go Hunter. His performance was not the only standout for Mountain Brook. Anna Littleton finished 2nd in the girls all star race! What a great start for the Spartans!
May 7, 2018
What a weekend!
The 4 X 800 relay state record is back where it belongs; in the Brook!! What a run by John Galloway, Charlie Slaughter, Hunter Harwell, and Gram Denning! 7:47!!! For non-runners, that is smokin, flyin, jaw dropping, … …unbelievable!! Congrats to these guys for a great race and for being state champions.
The boys distance group had some great races: Hunter Harwell made a great kick in the 1600m to run a 4:22 and finish 2nd! Charlie Slaughter was less than a second behind Harwell for a 4th place finish. In the 3200m Charlie finished in 4th again, but ran a very smart race and almost broke up the Vestavia sweep. It was a great race by Slaughter, smart and gutsy, but just not quite enough to get on the podium. Charlie had a great meet added more points in the 800m. Charlie’s graduation means a great High School career has ended and it has been a joy to watch.
Gram Denning scored in the 800m along with the 4×800 relay. His relay anchor time was crazy fast and will serve him well going into his senior year.
The javelin had 3 guys qualify. Thomas Bugg, Jarrett Harrison and RL England all threw and finished in the top 20 in the state. Coach Austin Billings has 5 Javelin throwers in the state meet!
Gram and Hunter will both be back next year and will be among the best in the state.
Grayson Scott, who? Grayson Scott. The first season into her track career and already a state champ! Our High jumpers always shine at state meet. Camille Gillum (6th) and Ella Cobbs (3rd) also scored in the high jump.
The distance girls are always strong. Anna Balzli and Lily Hulsey both scored in the 800m, 1600m, the 3200m, and the 4×800 relay! Lily Hulsey blazed a season’s best 2:15 800m and Anna Balzli was MB’s top finisher in the 1600m and the 3200m!
Ellis Henley chunked the Javelin a personal best of 112’4” to score a 4th place finish and add to the teams total points.
The girls are young and every scorer but 1 will return! READ MORE
May 7, 2018
Check out an MB Track alum, Brian Schmidt, and the marks he is making at Western State Colorado University! Brian was a big contributor to the Spartans last year and seems to have continued this contribution to his new team. He has consistently been long jumping over 20’ and has finished 3rd a couple of times this year. Brian is scoring points in most meets and adding to the team score even as a freshman. Great job, Brian. VIEW STATS
April 28, 2018
The AHSAA sectional meet is in the books and the results are in from the meet! Some great performances were turned in and the state meet will be a great opportunity to shine. Ellis Henley, Grayson Scott, and Ella Cobbs lead the field event Spartans qualifying in multiple field events! Anne Carlton Clegg, Mary Stewart Drummond, and Sophie Jane Knott turned in solid performances at sectionals with great marks and a chance to compete at the State meet. Our running crew was lead by the strong distance group and then Meme Everette and Nancy Nicrosi had great races and qualified for state in the hurdles. READ MORE
April 16, 2018
The results are in!!! Mountain Brook Invitational is the best meet of the year. It is run better and generates the best races of any meet every year. There were some great races by the usual suspects: Hulsey, Denning, Balzli, Slaughter… But take a look at some of the performances that were huge personal best by some up and comers like the Cashios or Parker Balzli or Ellis Henley…. I heard the coaches mention so many names in the 800m, 400m and the hurdles. MBTC is very proud of our team. Thanks to Coach Gov, Coach Stephens, and Coach Breeze; their staffs and all the volunteers for making it such a experience for our kids. READ MORE
April 7, 2018
This is not your standard competition. These athletes were invited to compete against the best. Gram Denning had a great 800m race and blew the field away. CLICK HERE TO WATCH. Awesome race!
April 6, 2018
Meet of Champions is in the books. See the results of every MB athlete! There were some great performances by so many. Some new faces to the top spots: Ellis Henley in the Javelin and Walter Morris in the 400m join so many other MB kids who continue to improve weekly. READ MORE
April 4, 2018
Congrats to Eleanor Swagler, class of 2017, for her great indoor season at Millsaps College. See the Millsaps recruiting letter that includes Eleanor’s picture and a great write up about her fabulous start as a freshman high jumper. Coach Mac should be proud! READ LETTER.
March 19, 2018
Mountain Brook’s 4×800 relay is ranked #2 in the state less than a second behind #1. CLICK HERE TO WATCH. This weekend they get another shot at being #1 in the Auburn Elite Invitational.
Boys Compete at the UK High School Invitational
February 17, 2018
Watch Gram Denning in a national meet in Kentucky run the 800m in 1:55!! CLICK HERE TO WATCH. And then check out Charlie Slaughter and Hunter Harwell race the mile. Charlie ran a 4:20 in a blistering race where the winner ran a 4:08. Junior, Hunter Harwell runs a 4:36. CLICK HERE TO WATCH. Great run by these Spartans. Run, Spartans, Run!
February 3, 2018
The girls finished the 2018 State indoor Season with some great performances. The following are the top scorers: Holli Chapman 2nd 400m; Anna Balzli 4th 1600m and 5th 3200m; Lily Hulsey 3rd 800m and 10th 1600m; Sophie Jane Knott 4th Pole Vault; Tessa Allen 5th 800m; & Anne Carlton Clegg 6th Long Jump. There are so many up and comer underclassmen listed above: Lilly, Tessa, Anne Carlton and you can add Elizabeth Robertson in the 3200m. Next year sets up to be a great year.
February 3, 2018
The boys had some great performance at the Alabama 2018 Indoor State meet. The top scorers were: Charlie Slaughter 2nd, 1600m, 5th 800m, 5th 3200m; Graham Denning 3rd, 800m; & Hunter Harwell 3rd, 1600m. There were also number of great performances by young men who will be stars in the future. Keep your eyes out for the following under classmen: Thomas Renneker, 14th 60m Hurdles and 9th Pole Vault; Mark Waller 13th 400m and 10th HJ; Lev Berman 12th HJ; & Maddox Pugh 12th in the Shot Put.
February 3, 2018
The Mountain Brook High School indoor track and field teams competed at the AHSAA State Championships on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Five individual Spartans reached the podium due to standout performances, along with a pair of relay teams.
Indoor State News: Boys Mile
February 3, 2018
Charlie Slaughter and Hunter Harwell take the silver and bronze medals for Boys 7a Mile!
New School Record!
February 3, 2018
Holli Chapman breaks her own school record in the 400 with 56.97! Earns her the silver medal!
January 29, 2018
What a great year the MBHS girls are having: Holli Chapman is ranked 6th in the 400m. Lily Hulsey ranked 6th in the 800 and 1600. Anna Balzli is ranked 8th in the 800, 3rd in the 1600, and 9th in the 3200 – HOLY COW! What a trifecta!! Anne Carlton Clegg is ranked 6th in the HJ. Sophie Jane Knott is ranked 7th in the Pole Vault. Congrats to these ladies and all the hard work they have put into these results.
January 5, 2018
The 2018 Elementary Indoor Track Championships will be held February 11, 2018 at Crossplex. Help MB make a good showing and let your child run on one of the neatest tracks in the country. Sign up to compete today!
December 28, 2017
The Boys top performers list for 2018 holds many great performances as they prepare for the Ice Breaker Invite. Congrats to: Jim Williams (60m), John Galloway (800m), Brooks Reddy (800m), Gram Denning (1600m – Ranked #1), Charlie Slaughter (3200m), Joseph Pitard (3200m), Tate Record (3200m), Mark Waller (HJ), Ben Collier (HJ), Harrison Gorham (PV) and Anderson Tomlin.
December 28, 2017
It’s been a great season so far for the Lady Spartans. Top performers going into the heart of the season include: Holli Chapman (400m – Ranked #1), Sophie Jane Knott (400m and PV), Lily Hulsey (800m), Cameron Hudson (800m), Alex Pitts (800m), Anna Balzli (1600m), Amanda Jones (1600m), Baily Peacock (1600m), Tessa Allen (3200m), Meme Everette (60H), Anne Carlton Clegg (HJ), Ella Cobb (HJ), Mary Stewart Drummond (LJ) and Virginia Webb (PV). It is setting up for a great season ending run at a state title!
December 9, 2017
So many great runs for the Spartans at Saturday’s Holiday Invitational. We had some great top 5 performances by Holli Chapman, Sophie Jane Knott, Gram Denning, Charlie Slaughter, Joseph Pitard, Anna Balzli, Anna Littleton, Lily Hulsey, Tessa Allen. See all meet results at the link below. Keep your eye on our jumpers and throwers. We have some new assistant coaches and the results are already being seen. Anne Carlton Clegg and Ella Cobbs tied for 5th in the HJ, and Sophie Jane was 3rd in the PV.
December 8, 2017
Congrats to Griffin Riley (800m), Drew Williams (800m & HJ), Charlie Forbes (Hurdles), Payton Ballard (1600), Brian Smith (Shot Put). These alum were named as a top 10 performers over the last 10 years at the Holiday Invitational. What a legacy they have left behind and a path they have blazed for our current athletes. Charlie Slaughter is the only current MB runner on the list in the 3200m.
12.07.17 MBJH on Metal Stand in Opening Meet
December 7, 2017
Coach Emily Eustice coaches two kids to the medal stand in the MBJH opening indoor meet!! Congrats to Abbey Hudson for finishing 3rd for the girls team and Luke Hanes for bringing home the gold!
Boys Team wins 7A State XC Championship
November 11, 2017
Coach Gov gets the blue Powerade following boys’ victory at State.
Charlie Slaughter Jaguar Bound
November 4, 2017
Senior Charlie Slaughter makes it official and commits to the University of South Alabama. Congrats, Charlie and Go Jags!
October 23, 2017
Over the course of the year, Village Living will keep you up to date on the various Mountain Brook High School athletic teams. Here’s the seventh installment.
June 23, 2017
Mountain Brook High School track and field coach Michael McGovern praised the tenacity of two Spartan athletes May 11 before a crowd of friends and family.