Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s Skip Martin claimed the Class 1A-4A State Championship in the 1600-meter run on Saturday, finishing with a time of 4:34.38 at the Alabama State Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham.
The time by Martin was just three seconds off of the state record which was set in 2003, and earned the team 10 total points on the day.
A few hours after Martin won his individual state title, he ran a leg of the boy’s 4×800-meter relay team that claimed the school’s second state title on the day. The relay team of Matt Pouncey, Jarrett Mason, Martin and Connor Wright set a school record in the process of claiming the second state title of the day for the Knights.
Wright and fellow senior Wellington Westendorf each made the medal stand as well for the Knights; with Wright finishing as the state runner-up in the 800-meters on Friday night and Westendorf third in the shot put.
Several other Knights have shined in the indoor championships, which is still on going in Birmingham, setting school records and finishing in the top 10 in their event.
The girl’s 4×200-meter relay team (Katherine Terino, Marissa Craig, Kenslie McOmber and Jennifer Westendorf) finished seventh overall with a new school record time of 2:02.74. The girl’s 4×800-meter relay team also picked up a point for the Knights as they finished eighth in the respective race.
Meanwhile, Terino set a new school record in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs, finishing top 10 in each (fifth in the 1600-meter run). Mason finished fifth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:29, setting a new school record.
Jennifer Westendorf finished in the top 10 in both the high jump and long jump for the Knights, while the boy’s 4×400-meter relay team capped off the weekend with a sixth place finish and a new school record.
The Knights’ boy’s team finished tied for fifth overall in the meet, while the girls finished tied for 11th; while only taking five female and seven male competitors to the state meet.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic Indoor Track boys 4×800 State Champion relay team members Connor Wright, Skip Martin, Jarrett Mason, and Matt Pouncey. Photo by Jamie Martin.