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TCA Runners Speed Past Competition to Claim State Titles

May 08, 2019
By Joe Hamstra

Trinity Christian Academy had 15 athletes compete in 14 events at the TAPPS 4A State Meet on Saturday. TCA had eight top 5 finishes, including two State Champions. Kayla DeNeefe placed 1st in the 400m and the boys 4x400 relay team of Gage Scott, Max Perales, Malen Baldridge & Carson Wert placed 1st as well with a time of 3.29. This is the 3rd year a row our boys 4x400 team claimed the title of State Champion. Both the girls and boys teams placed in the top 10, with the girls placing 8th and the boys placing 5th.

Others results from the State Meet are as follows:

  • 3rd Place: Kayla DeNeefe, 200m
  • 3rd Place: Jordan Diomede, 100m hurdles
  • 3rd Place: Cody Athey, Triple Jump
  • 3rd Place: 4x100 relay team of Jordan Diomede, Cooper Moore, Lauren Young & Kayla DeNeefe
  • 3rd Place: 4x100 relay team of Carson Wert, Cody Athey, Preston Gist & Josh Schardt
  • 3rd Place: 4x200 relay team of Carson Wert, Josh Schardt, Malen Baldridge & Preston Gist
  • 5th Place: Jordan Diomede, 300M hurdles
  • 5th Place: Lars Hanssen, Discus
  • 6th Place: Max Perales, 400m
  • 7th Place: Joel Jeffers, 800m
  • 7th Place: Lauren Young, Long Jump
  • And Kennan Dowling also competed in the 110m hurdles. 

Photo Credit: Heather McKenzie