The Faith Academy Knights track team may have been small, with just 10 members, but they proved that they were mighty in determination and confidence as they competed at the TAIAO State Meet on May 6th. The event was attended by 20 teams, and the Knights did not disappoint as they finished with two 1st place finishes and two 2nd place finishes, as well as setting three new School Records and accomplishing twelve Personal Bests.
Junior Noah Figueroa was one of the top performers for the Knights as he placed 1st in the Discus with a throw of 132-08, which was not only a Personal Best but also a new School Record. He also placed 2nd in the Shot Put with a Put of 38-02. Freshman Ethan Stegent was also outstanding, winning 1st place in the 1600 with an impressive time of 4:56, which was a Personal Best and a new School Record. He also finished 2nd in the 3200 with a time of 10:51, another Personal Best and new School Record.
Other Knights who set Personal Bests included Mikaela Skardenni with a time of 6:26 in the 1600, Daniela Skardenni with times of 6:35 in the 1600 and 2:51 in the 800, and Noelle Walker with a time of 71.83 in the 400. Sophomore Elizabeth Walker was 2nd in the Pole Vault clearing 8’0″ and Junior Luke Wicklein finished 4th in the 200 with a Personal Best 25.30. He also had a Personal Best time in his 400 at 57.12.
In the Junior Varsity Division, Freshman Isabella Galvan was exceptional as she finished 3rd in the Discus with a throw of 73′ 09″, a Personal Best and 3rd in the Shot put with a Put of 25′ 08″, a Personal Best and new School Record. Sophomore Emma Duron also had a Personal Best in Shot put with 20′ 0″, improving her Put by 10 inches.
The Faith Academy Knights track team had a very successful season, and their determination and hard work were evident in their performance at the TAIAO State Meet. The team is looking forward to next year with high hopes, and their strong showing at the state meet is sure to inspire them to continue pushing themselves to even greater heights.
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