Photo courtesy of Whit McGhee. The Pizitz boys track and field team celebrates their third consecutive state Middle School Championship.

The Pizitz Middle boys indoor track and field team took home the Alabama Middle School Championship in January. This is the boys’ third consecutive Middle School Championship. The girls team placed fifth overall.

The following athletes placed in the top three in their event, taking home medals:

►GiGi Sharp: Third in the 60-meter hurdles, setting the school record with a time of 10.30 seconds.

►Girls 4x200-meter relay team (Julia Woodruff, Grace Ellis, Gracie Yates and GiGi Sharp): Finished fourth overall, setting the school record with a time of 1:58.

►Ethan Strand: First in the 1600-meter run, third in the 800-meter run.

►George Shamblin: First in the 60-meter hurdles, setting the school record with a time of 9.43 seconds.

►Wilson Owen: First in the shot put.

►Mac Jaynes: First in the high jump, tying the all time middle school record and his own school record with a jump of 5’10”.

►Hayden Haggerty: First in the pole vault and set the all-time middle school record with a vault of 10’.

►Price Barranco: Second in the 60-meter hurdles and third in the 60-meter dash, setting the school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.61.

►Boys 4x200-meter relay team (Price Barranco, ►Jack Culbreth, George Curry and Zion Williams): Finished second and set the school record with a time of 1:41.

►Wells Watts: Second in the pole vault.

►Zion Williams: Second in long jump.

‒ Submitted by Whit McGhee.