Track and Field finish Regionals with record-breaking 4 x 800

Track and Field finish Regionals with record-breaking 4 x 800

Freshman Natalie Hahn help her relay place second overall at Regional competition in Titusville.

Academy Track and Field finished another successful “run” at 2A Regional competition on April 22 at Titusville Astronaut High School. The 4×800 Relay placed second with a blitzing 9:40, breaking an Academy record for this event and qualifying them to compete in 2A State Track and Field Championships @ Showalter Field, Winter Park, on Saturday, April 30, at 1 pm.  

Athletic Director Kevin Vargas said, “The HS Track team raised the bar qualifying a number of athletes for next weekend’s State Championship Meet ”

In the 800-meter run Junior Amanda McWilliams placed fifth ( 2:29.33 2:25.63 2 4), and senior Katie Martin placed 11th (2:30.46 2:33.95 1).  Eighth-grader Colleen Doherty placed sixth in 1200-meter run, while seniors Lindsey Hahn (12:27.11 12:44.73) and Marisa Petrick (12:16.14 12:50.73).placed 11th and 12th in the 3200-meter run.

Sophomore Ryann McEnany placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdle preliminaries (15.94 15.55Q 1) and third in the finals (15.55 15.68 6). In the 300-meter hurdles, she placed seventh in prelims (49.08 48.69Q 1) and fifth in finals (48.69 47.56 4). She placed third in the long jump (16-11.75 17-01.75 5.22m 6). Featured in the March 9 TBO Online, Ryann is well on her way to making big tracks by her senior year.

Ninth-graders Becca Patterson, Ashley McWilliams, Natalie Hahn, and junior Amanda McWilliams placed 11th in the prelims 4 x 400-meter relay (11 Holy Names ‘A’ 4:17.84 4:20.87 1).  Martin, freshman Natalie Hahn, McWilliams, and Doherty placed second in the 4 x 800 relay (9:51.57 9:40.64 2 8).

In Class 2A, District 9 competition at Berkeley Prep on April 14, Academy finished second overall to Steinbrenner, with the assistance or two first-place wins in the Long Jump by McEnany (16’11.75”) and the 4×800 Relay of Katie Martine, Lindsey Hahn, Amanda McWilliams, and  Doherty (9:51.57).

In 2A Regional competition on April 22 at Titusville Astronaut High School,   the 4×800 Relay placed second with a blitzing 9:40, breaking an Academy record for this event and qualifying them to compete in 2A State Track and Field Championships @ Showalter Field, Winter Park, on Saturday, April 30, at 1 pm.