The Legacy Prep girls track and program made history over the weekend, winning the TAPPS Class 3A state championship at Waco Midway High School.
The Lady Lions finished the meet with a total of 92 points, beating out Hallett Sacred Heart (76), Lutheran of Dallas (70), Rosehill Christian (69) and Dallas Covenant (63).
Legacy Prep got huge contributions from its relay teams. The Lady Lions started with a victory in the 4x100-meter relay as the team of Margaret Tautfest, Grace Hopkins, Avery Davis and Bethany Hopkins clocked in at 51.31 seconds. The 4x200-meter relay team of Tautfest, Avery Davis, Madison Steed and Bethany Hopkins also won the gold medal with a time of 1 minutes, 48.54 seconds.
Legacy Prep capped off the meet with another standout performance, taking third in the 4x400-meter relay as the team of Steed, Layla Faysal, Tautfest and Grace Hopkins finished at 4 minutes, 23.40 seconds.
Individual medalists were Caroline Freeman in the 3,200-meter run (second place, 12:46.33) and Bethany Hopkins in the 100-meter dash (second, 12.58).
The Legacy Prep boys captured one medal, taking third place in the 4x100-meter relay. The team of Jacob Westbrook, Christos Theodoridis, Carson McDonald and Jeremy Brown crossed the finish line at 45.52 seconds.
TWCA TEAMS COMPETE WELL
The Woodlands Christian Academy produced strong performances across the board as the boys took second place overall and the girls finished third in Class 4A.
The boys finished the meet with a score of 96.5 points, trailing only Colleyville Covenant (119) in the standings. Bay Area Christian (67.5), Lubbock Christian (64) and Trinity Christian (59) rounded out the top five.
The Warriors were led by their distance runners. Ben Shearer captured a pair of silver medals in the 3,200-meter run (9:33.17) and 800-meter run (2:01.22). Joshy Shearer was the lone state champion, taking first place in the 1,600-meter run (4:41.36). He also took the bronze medal in the 3,200-meter run (9:57.46). Brett Odom also won a medal, taking bronze in the 1,600-meter run (4:46.25). Evan Sanni-Thomas was the other medalist for the Warriors, taking silver in the 400-meter dash (51.64).
The girls team finished with a score of 84.5 points, trailing only Boerne Geneva (105) and Lubbock Trinity Christian (89). Fort Worth Temple (58) and Lubbock Christian (57.5) rounded out the top five teams in the standings.
The Lady Warriors were led by three-time state champion Ellie Catron. She won the 3,200-meter run (11:34.75), 800-meter run (2:26.58) and 1,600-meter run (5:24.29). The other medalist was Macie Draudt, who took bronze in the 100-meter dash (12.93).
LIFESTYLE GIRLS TAKE FIFTH
The Lifestyle Christian girls took fifth place in Class 1A, finishing with a score of 52.5 points. They trailed only San Antonio Legacy (70), Kingdom Prep (68), San Angelo Cornerstone (68) and Weatherford Christian (55) in the standings.
The Victors were led by their relay teams. The 4x100-meter relay team of Madison Perreault, Emily Garza, Rebecca Battle and Candace Williams took third place with a time 54.55 seconds. The 4x400-meter relay team of Battle, Janel Rubio, Garza and Jillian Peach took the silver medal at 4 minutes, 46.60 seconds.