Weatherford Democrat


April 18, 2014

Local private schools fare well in TCAF state competition

Staff Report


The Trinity Christian Academy boy’s track team won the TCAF state championship on Saturday at Springtown High School. 

Coach Bryan Ruiz weighed in on the performance of the team.

“Many people think track is an individual sport, but this TCA team worked together as one unit on Saturday,” he said. “I am blessed to be a part of something so special [as back-to-back state championships].”

The TCA girls, coached by LaKrecia Johnston, also made a good showing, placing third overall.

Individually for TCA, senior Zac DeLaCruz had first-place finishes in the Long Jump and 100-Meter hurdles. Junior Noah Hertel won the 100-Meter and 200-Meter dashes. Freshman Daniel Clute won gold in the Pole Vault. Junior Will Myers was the top finisher in the 1600-Meter run, while freshman Nathan Chesney earned two gold medals, in the Triple Jump and the 400-Meter Dash. Junior Landon Bell topped the field in the 300-Meter Hurdles and senior Margaret Neal earned gold with the top discus throw.

Despite just a four-man Weatherford Christian School squad, the WCS boys finished third overall at the TCAF state meet, with all four significantly contributing to the team effort. 

Jerry Weaver, Harley Jacques, Cooper Bomar and Hunter Hasenjaeger took first place in the 4x200-Meter Relay and had another good performance in the 4x100-Meter Relay, finishing third. Individually for the boys, Weaver placed third in the 300-Meter Hurdles, Bomar took second in the long jump and Hasenjaeger earned a bronze medal in the Triple Jump.

The WCS girls’ team finished fourth overall, with the  4x400-Meter team of Hannah Floyd, Kaitlyn Fell, Ashleigh Garvin and Kennedy Combs outrunning the field for a first-place finish. Paige Wilson joined Fell, Garvin and Combs to take third in the 4x100-Meter Relay.

In individual events, Fell was the runner-up in the 110-Meter hurdles, while Combs also took second in the Discus throw.

The Lions track team is coached by Stephen Cox and Charles Cox.

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