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17 Athletes Advance to the TAPPS 3A State Championship Meet

May 02, 2017
By Joe Hamstra

Trinity Christian Academy track team competed at Burleson High School last Friday for the TAPPS 3A North Regional Championship. The men's team took home second place and the women's team took home third place at Regionals. The following TCA athletes advanced to the TAPPS 3A State Championship Meet held at Baylor University this Saturday, May 6. 

Advancing for the girls are:

100m: Riley Ownby, 2nd place (13.68)

200m: Kayla DeNeefe, 1st place (26.26)

100 Hurdles: Jordan Diomede, 5th place (18.71)

300 Hurdles: Jordan Diomede, 2nd place (53.45)

Long Jump: Kayla DeNeefe, 1st place (15'08.5")

Triple Jump: Kayla DeNeefe, 1st place (34'05.75")

Both relay teams advanced with a 1st place finish in the 4x100 (51.04) and 2nd place finish in the 4x200 (1:51.88). The relay teams consisted of Kayla DeNeefe, Cooper Moore, Chala Melton and Riley Ownby. 

Advancing for the boys are:

100m: Calib Guynes, 4th place (12.00)

200m: Garrett Green, 1st place (23.01)

400m: Nathan Chesney, 1st place (51.44)

110 Hurdles: Nathan Montano, 3rd place (16.48); Josh Kennerly, 5th place (17.83)

Long Jump: Chris Smith, 2nd place (19'08.5"); Nathan Chesney, 4th place (19'07.25")

Triple Jump: Cody Athey, 1st place (40'06"); Nick Marcantonio, 3rd place (39'03")

Shot Put: Garrett Stevens, 3rd place (38')

Discus: Garrett Stevens, 4th place (110')

All three relay teams advanced to Regionals. The 4x100 team (Calib Guynes, Nick Marcantonio, Nathan Chesney and Garrett Green) took 2nd place with a time of 44.37. The 4x200 relay team (Calib Guynes, Chase Gunter, Caleb Chesney and Cody Athey) finished in 5th place with a time of 1:38.10. The 4x400 relay team (Nick Marcantonio, Garrett Green, Nathan Chesney and Max Perales) earned 1st place with a time of 3:30.56.