FROM STAFF REPORTS
JARRELL — The First Baptist Christian School Lions stepped on the track for the squad’s first-ever meet April 25.
The school, which is located at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls at 501 12 St., competed in 14 events at the meet. The Lions competed in fourth, fifth and sixth grades. The students earned ribbons from first to fifth place in the various events that included the 50-meter dash, the 4×100-meter relay, the 800-meter run, the 110-meter hurdles, the 100-meter dash, the 400-meter run, the 200-meter run, the 1,600-meter run, the 4×400-meter relay, shot put, discus, high jump and long jump.
Coaches Donna Wilcox and Angela Henry led the team.
According to team officials, the youth not only competed in the meet but demonstrated the meaning of teamwork and sportsmanship.
During the 1,600-meter race, student Rhiannon Youngvall faced one of the most difficult events of the meet. As she pushed herself around the track, her teammates began encouraging her, one step at a time.
“By the end, the entire FBCS team was following her around the track, encouraging her to keep going, all the way to the finish line,” according to a school news release. “It was a very heartwarming, rewarding experience for all.”
The team wrapped up its track season April 30 at a meet held at Florence High School.
The Lions compete in the Austin Christian Athletic Association and field squads in football, basketball, volleyball and track.
The track-and-field team includes Sean Ferrell, W.P. Roche, Sterling Clowdus, Avery Charlton, Kyra Starnes, Christian Glosson, Luke Nail, Shane Roche, Hunt Young, Gus Henry, Truman Ross, Brody Majerkurth, Karson Cain, Ty McBride, Ryan McCartney, Cooper Pangborn, Rhiannon Youngvall, Keelyn Ritchie, Bailey Freeman and Christian Wilcox.