Isabella track receives Alabama Power grant

Published 4:56 pm Friday, February 16, 2018

Isabella’s track and field program has seen its share of success in recent years.

The program received a $2,500 grant from Alabama Power on Feb. 12 that will be used to help sustain that success into the future.

According to track and field coach Rex Littleton, any money received is greatly appreciated and goes directly to funding the student-athletes that make up the school’s track and field program.

There are several expenses that are required throughout a season that span from uniforms to competition and travel fees.

The Mustangs spent roughly $1,300 to travel back and forth to nine meets during the 2017 season.

Littleton is planning on attending a similar number of meets this year at sites such as Montgomery Academy, Dallas County, Sylacauga, Northridge, Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama. The schedule remains tentative at this point.

The trophy case at Isabella has its share of track and field awards. (Photo by Anthony Richards)

Isabella won the class 1A sectionals a year ago and followed it up with a third place finish in the state.

The Mustangs have won 14 individual state titles and are a 10-time state runner-up.

The 2018 track team will be comprised of 39 members.

“We’ve had the largest track team in the county for years,” Littleton said.

Alabama Power will award 36 grants throughout the state. Eighteen of those will be designated for athletics, while another 18 will go toward helping arts programs.

Isabella was one of three Chilton County schools to be chosen as a grant recipient.