Weatherford Sports

WCS track gives good showing at district, tennis preps for theirs

With a week to get ready, the Weatherford Christian School track teams participated in the district meet. The junior high team traveled to Bedford on Friday while the varsity team went to Springtown Saturday.

In the TCAF District 2 division, the varsity boys finished in second place, while the varsity girls finished in third. The junior high boys finished second overall and the girls finished fifth overall.

Members of the varsity team who placed in the top four of their event advance to the TCAF state meet.

Results from the high school and junior high meets were as follows:

Varsity girls

4x100 Meter Relay- 1st Ashleigh Garvin, Kennedy Combs, Paige Wilson, Kaitlyn Fell

4x400 Meter Relay- 1st Hannah Floyd, Ashleigh Garvin, Kennedy Combs, Kaitlyn Fell

Scotlyn Ogle- 2nd Womens Shot Put, 3rd Womens Discus

Hannah Floyd- 4th Womens Shot Put

Ashleigh Garvin- 3rd Womens Long Jump

Kaitlyn Fell- 1st 100 Meter Hurdles

Hannah Burks- 3rd 800 Meter Run

Kennedy Combs- 2nd Womens Discus, 4th 100 Meter Dash

Junior high girls

Delaney McKeown- 2nd Womens High Jump

Bayleigh Garvin- 3rd Womens High Jump

Madison Fields- 3rd 1600 Meter Run, 4th 800 Meter Run

Shannon Travis- 4th Womens Discuss

Lacey Gibson- 6th Womens Shot Put

Julia Burks- 6th 800 Meter Run

Lily Wilson- 6th Womens High Jump

4x100 Meter Relay- 5th Bayleigh Garvin, Delaney McKeown, Lily Wilson, Vanessa Hernandez

4x200 Meter Relay- 5th Bayleigh Garvin, Delaney McKeown, Lily Wilson, Shannon Travis

4x400- 4th Julia Burks, Maddie McCormick, Lily Wilson, Bethany Ross

Junior high boys

4x100 Meter Relay- 1st Manning Marsh, Caleb Askins, Jed Sivley, Jackson Floyd

4x200 Meter Relay- 1st Manning Marsh, Caleb Askins, Jed Sivley, Jackson Floyd

Manning Marsh- 1st 200 Meter Dash, 1st Mens Long Jump, 3rd Mens Shot Put

Jed Sively- 1st 300 Meter Hurdles, 4th Mens Shot Put, 4th Mens Discuss

Caleb Askins- 2nd 400 Meter Run

Jackson Floyd- 6th Mens Long Jump

“Everyone gave a great effort,” said Coach Stephen Cox. “Everyone had a full load of events, but they laid it all on the line. With as few kids as we had, we were able to score lots of points.”

The state track meet will be held on Saturday in Springtown.

Tennis

Members of the WCS tennis team participated in the Trinity Christian Academy Invitational held on April 1 at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center at TCU.

In the mixed doubles bracket, senior Matthew Adams and junior Savanna Thomas took third place. WCS beat Trinity in the first round, 8-4. Adams and Thomas played Westlake Academy in the semifinals, but lost 7-9.

WCS bounced back in the third place game against another team from Westlake Academy , winning, 8-4.

“We beat ourselves early on,” said Coach Gary Dickinson. “By the third match, they came out much better. There is still room for us to work on mechanics, but I like the way they’re playing together.”

WCS will compete for district on Monday at TCU. Those who place in the top two of their category will advance to state on Tuesday, also at TCU.

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