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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys track team won the team championship at the Class 2A South Regional Meet on April 23. The Lady Flames were fifth. Courtesy photo
The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys track-and-field team won the Class 2A South Regional meet April 23, besting favorite Shiner St. Paul by 210 points to 167.
“It was a statement win,” said Faith head coach Steve McCannon. “It’s all about being prepared and ready at the right time.”
With the win, the Flames advance to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 2A state meet, which is Friday, April 30, at Panther Stadium on the Waco Midway campus, 8200 Mars Drive in Waco.
The Lady Flames also performed well at the regional meet, finishing fifth overall with 81 points and just missing fourth place by 1½ points. The Lady Flames squad has one senior, Molly Murphy; most of the girls are freshmen and sophomores.
“Many of them have never done track before,” McCannon said. “I’m extremely proud of the girls. None were on the team when we won district in 2019. We started the season with a clean slate.”
The 2020 track season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Individually on the boys side, seniors Gus Henry and Tyler Kwan had five medals each. Henry was named the Athlete of the Meet.
“It’s a really complete team,” McCannon said. “We had a lot of others step up, and they do heavy lifting. They really gelled throughout the season. Our big event was field events. We got that train out, and there was no stopping it. We let it be dominant.”
While the girls didn’t advance as a team, several Lady Flames qualified for the state meet in different events. Murphy advanced in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters, Kara Kwan in the 200 meters and triple jump, and Claire Pogue and Kaitlyn Wood both in the pole vault.
While winning is great, that’s not what fuels McCannon.
“What’s exciting to me is the response and the willingness (of the athletes) to rise to the expectations,” he said.