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Enterprise’s VonEschenbach passes the baton to his teammate Lance Levine during a relay.

A total of 16 Enterprise High School athletes have qualified for the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Indoor Track and Field state meet on Feb. 1.

Some of the athletes qualified at yesterday’s Martin Luther King Indoor Track Classic, and several qualified at the Jan. 5 Ice Breaker Invitational. Both meets were held in Birmingham.

This is the school’s first season of Indoor Track and field.

According to head coach Christina Rodgers, qualifying athletes were:  Cristian Caban, Jordan Colacicco, Evan Crawford, Josh Crawford, Jill Fassl, Dequann Green, Lance Levine, Kahmeron McKenzie, Rachel Peterson, Tyler Rathburn, Kayleigh Riordan, Lauren Rodgers, Josh Sproul, Henry Templin, Josh VonEschenbach and Matt Watson.

Qualifying for the girls were Fassl, Colacicco, Riordan and Rodgers in the 3200-meter relay. Fassl also qualified in the 1600-meter run and in the 800-meter run, along with Rodgers, while Peterson qualified in the long jump and 60-meter dash.

Both Evan and Josh Crawford qualified for the boys in the 3200-meter relay, alongside Watson and Sproul. Qualifying in the 800-meter relay were Green, Levine, Caban and VonEschenbach. Caban and VonEschenbach, as well as Templin and Rathburn, also qualified in the 1600-meter relay.

Evan Crawford also made the 3200-meter run, with Josh Crawford, and 1600-meter run, with Watson.

Qualifying in the 800-meter dash were Watson and Sproul; in the 400-meter dash, Caban and VonEschenbach; in the 60-meter dash, Levine and Green; and in the 60-meter hurdles, VonEschenbach.

McKenzie and Levine also qualified in shot put.

Rodgers said such a solid start for a newly-created program bodes well for the future.

“So far we have had two meets and 16 athletes have qualified for state,” Rodgers said. “We think that -- being in our first year in indoor track -- we are headed in the right direction. We think this is a great opportunity for the student athletes and hope to see a continuing improvement in the program.”

Rodgers also said she wanted to thank parents and administrators for their support of the program.

The AHSAA Indoor Track and Field state meet is held in Birmingham.

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