Faith Academy's Hailey Shipley (left) starts running as teammate Hana Darwin prepares to give her the baton during the 4x200-meter relay at the Troy Relays on March 1. Courtesy photo
FROM STAFF REPORTS
TROY — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls track team tied for fourth at the Troy Relays on March 1.
The Lady Flames earned 82 points thanks in part to Sophie McCannon.
“Good meet for us overall,” Faith head coach Steve McCannon said. “We had a skeleton crew, so we had have different lineups on relays that we would normally not run. It was a little windy, but I like varying conditions because you never know what the weather will be like when it counts at district, region or state. We want to prepared for any type of weather.“
McCannon set new school records in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters.
“In both races, she did not take the lead until last 600 meters,” Steve McCannon said. “She is running strategically and will get more confident each week.”
McCannon won the 3,200 in 12 minutes 17.24 seconds, taking the record set by Taylor Vaughn in 2008 in 12:52. McCannon followed that with a 1,600 win in 5:40.37, breaking the old mark of 5:40.55 set by Kristin Jung in 2008.
Christina Lykken won the 800 meters in 2:36.55, Hailey Shipley competed in five events for the first time, and Rachel Ormsby fought the wind in some events and helped the relay teams perform well, McCannon said.
“Christina ran a smart race. She stayed back, then took the race over on the second lap,” he said. “Hailey did a great job in high jump considering that is only the second time she has jumped. Rachel will be key part of our title run.”