Knights run Royal Relays

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The Faith Academy varsity track and field team competed at the Brookshire Royal Relays last Friday, March 6 and competed in the junior varsity division against Brookshire, Hempstead and Boling.

All of the Knight athletes finished in the top six of their events to help Faith Academy take third in the team competition.

Kaleb Shepherd was the top Knight representative in the shotput, registering a throw of 34 feet, 5 inches to earn third overall. Jacob Henderson (30 feet, 8 inches for sixth in the boys’ competition) and Grace Koetting (17 feet, 8.5 inches for sixth in the girls’ competition) both set personal records and took sixth in their respective competitions.

Nathan Figueroa similarly took third place in the discus, hurling it 80 feet, 3 inches. Henderson (79 feet, 9 inches for fourth) and Koetting (47 feet, 9 inches for sixth) set personal records in this event as well.

In the 3200-meter run, Joshua Bright and Eric Carlin finished back-to-back in second and third. Landen Bright was the top Faith Academy finisher in the 800-meter run, crossing the finish line in 2:27. He was followed by Joshua Bright and Eric Carlin in fifth and sixth, respectively.

The 4x200-meter relay team of Roy Shepherd, Taylor Hetzel, Landen Bright and Joshua Bright took third in their heat, finishing in 1:47.

Roy Shepherd was the lone Knight running in the sprint events, taking fourth in the 100-meter dash and third in the 200-meter dash.

This meet served as Faith Academy’s final action on the track and field for the foreseeable future after coronavirus concerns have postponed or suspended athletic activity from youth levels up to the pros.

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) announced last Friday, March 13, that athletics will be suspended up through April 12 with championship plans being developed in the intermission.

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