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NCA Track Earns State Invites

Varsity Track

Northside Christian Academy’s first ever track team had 22 athletes earn invitations to the 2AA Region II Meet and four of those athletes went on to earn an invite to the SCISA State Meet on May 1. Ella Jeffrey and Kaitlynn Ford went on to earn an invite in 2 events. Jeffrey won the 100 Meter Dash with a State Meet earning time of 13.58 and she placed 5th in the 3200 meters with a State meet qualifying time of 13:41.29. Ford earned 2 State meet invites by finishing second in the 100 Meter Hurdles with a time of 18.76 and 3rd in the 400 Meter Hurdles with a time of 1:16.27. Sam Burks qualified for 5 Region Meet events, (100, 200, 400 Long Jump and High Jump) but could only compete in a maximum of 4. Burks cleared 5’6″ in the High Jump which netted 2nd place and a State Meet invitation. Elizabeth Everett had previously earned a State Meet invite with a discus throw of 80′ 10″ earlier this season. Her throw of 76′ 3″ at the Region meet was good enough for 2nd place. Head Coach Jake Turner was very pleased with the first ever season for the track program. Turner states, “there were a lot of talented athletes who improved their skill set this spring. This is just the beginning, and I look forward to having them all back next year.”

Here is the complete list of Region qualifiers and the events they earned the right to compete in:

Sam Burks (100, 200, *400, Long Jump and High Jump) * Did not compete

Jeremiah Howard (800, 1600 and 4 X 100)

J.R. Kinard (400, 4X100 and 4X400)

Noah Green (100 Meter Hurdles and 400 Meter Hurdles)

William Cochrane (1600 and 4 X 800)

Caleb Folks (400 and 4 X 400)

Alexander Ngo (*100 and *400) *Did not compete

Connor VanHoosier (800, 4X100 and 4X800)

Gaven Ford (4X100 and 4X400)

Connor McGee (Shot Put)

yler Shick (4X800)

Kaitlynn Ford (100, 100 Meter Hurdles, 400 Meter Hurdles and 800)

Ella Jeffrey (100, 800, 1600 and 3200)

Chloe Jones (400, 800 4×400 and 4X800)

Lydia Harper (400, 1600, 4X400 and 4X800)

Bayleigh Womack (200, 400, 1600 and 3200)

Madeline Holsenback (Shot, Discus and 4X100)

Riley Colby (800, 1600, 4X400 and 4X800)

Elizabeth Everett (Shot and Discus)

Victoria Thomas (400, 4X100 and 4X400)

Maddie McHenry (4×100 and 4X400)

Lilli Moore ( 4X100 and 4X800)

Robbie Kinard Assistant Coach (Sprinters)

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