The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys and girls track-and-field teams show their plaques for winning District 3-2A championships April 15. Courtesy photo
The Faith Academy of Marble Falls track-and-field teams captured both the boys and girls District 3-2A championships April 15 at Faith’s Britton Field.
The Flames earned 253 points to win the championship by more than 100 points, while the Lady Flames scored 192 points.
“They really competed as a team, and everyone contributed to the team totals,” head coach Steve McCannon said. “We will need that type of attitude to win the (Class 2A South) Regional meet on April 21 in Bastrop. There will be no free passes to the state track meet.”
The regional meet is at Bastrop Memorial Stadium, 755 Texas 21 West in Bastrop.
In all, the Flames earned 26 medals. Add in the actual number of medals won in the relays by individual student-athletes, and that number goes to 35.
“The guys were ready to roll and took care of business,” McCannon said. “The regional meet will be very close. These guys know how to win a close one. I am excited for the seniors.”
The Lady Flames earned 21 medals. And just like the boys, that number jumps to 30 when adding in the relays.
“I am really proud of this girls team,” the coach said. “This was the 11th district title for the girls team. They are young with only one senior, Molly Murphy, and this is her first year of running. I look forward to getting as many qualified as possible at state so we can build for next year.”
McCannon said the athletes will be ready for the regional competition.
“Shiner St. Paul will be a strong opponent (at regionals) as they are the defending champs and have had success in all their sports this season,” he said. “We will be ready to compete.”