Track & Field

Trinity Christian makes big strides in 2014

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Trinity Christian’s varsity girls track & field team captured a GISA Region 1-AAA championship this spring before moving on to place seventh overall at this year’s GISA state meet. The Lions finished third in the region and 13th at state while middle school programs combined for five first-place finishes during the season. 


In just its second year of existence, Trinity Christian’s track and field programs took another giant leap in achieving excellence in the GISA.

Led by Senior Andrea Campbell and Freshman Dee Cowan, the Lady Lions outscored the Atlanta Girls School by 18 points to win a 1-AAA Region championship.

Cowan captured High Point honors by scoring 31.5 points.

Campbell and Cowan led the scoring by placing first and second respectively in the 100 and 200 meters while Ashley Caldwell contributed by taking first in the 100 meter hurdles. Despite finishing second to Campbell.

“The excitement of establishing such a strong foundation for the track Program here has been amazing. There is a real feeling of family with this program and the energy and enthusiasm that comes from the families and from our supporters is really overwhelming,” said Trinity coach J.P. Weaver.

At the GISA state meet, both varsity teams improved on last year’s results with the girls placing 7th and the boys 13th following respective 13th and 16th place efforts in 2013.

Ruth Colburn joined Campbell, Cowan and Caldwell to finish third in the 400 relay at the state meet and fourth in the 1,600 event.

The Boy’s team saw 6th place finishes by Aaron Johnson in the 110 meter hurdles and Aaron George in the 100 meters and a 7th place by Joey Armistead in the 200 meters. Other State Qualifiers for the Lions included Madison Roberts, Cora Gwinn, Erica Callahan, Tori Haldeman, Olivia Murray, Robby Blanchard, Gavin Smith, Andrew Awbrey, Diego Henriquez, Ty Templeton, Josiah Gordon and Ben Kritko.

“The excitement of establishing such a strong foundation for theTrack Program here has been amazing. There is a real feeling of family with this program and the energy and enthusiasm that comes from the families and from our supporters is really overwhelming,” Coach Weaver said.

Trinity’s Middle School Track program also took great strides in 2014 with the Lady Lions placing first overall in four of the seven meets in which they were entered. The boys team turned in solid performances as well with an first-place effort and and five second-place finishes. Leading the girls team were Katie Marinello and Claire Geerlings who competed in the 200 and 400 meters and Faith Robertson, who ran the 800 and 1,600 meters. All three, along with standout long jumper Cassidy Conrey, participated in Trinity’s outstanding relay teams as well. The boys were led by Cody Totten and Kyle McGuire, who dominated the 100, 200 and 400 meter events. Hans Troyer was consistently strong in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters.

“I believe next year’s team has the potential to be even more competitive,” Weaver said.









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