TRACK AND FIELD 2012
FEAST Track & Field Meet Results:
Kevin Carnett and Avery Jones Improve Their Own School Records
High School Track & Field
Bandera Tri Meet (Feb 9, 2012)--JV/Var Meet at Bandera High School on a cold and clear night where the athletes participated in their first meet of the season. The meet was a lower level of competition and a perfect place for the field event participants and runners to set a base to improve upon throughout the season.
Antonian Tri Meet (Feb 22, 2012)--JV/Var Meet at Antonian Prep School on an unusually warm day with little rest between events. This second meet of the season was informal and according to Head Coach David Dunn "an overall good workout" for the runners. In the Field Event arena Junior Kevin Carnett broke the school record in the high jump with 5'9".
Panther Relays (Feb 25, 2012)--JV/Var Meet at Medina Valley High School on a highly windy day with lots of sun and cold temperatures. This third meet of the season was a large meet with 17 teams competing. "We had some very good results with many runners accomplishing a personal record." said Coach David Dunn. Another good meet for Junior Kevin Carnett who hurdled 41.56 in the 300 Hurdles eclipsing his previous school record mark by 0.04 and placing first in the event. Kevin also broke his own school record in the 110 Hurdles by 0.23 seconds with a time of 16:15. Sophomore Avery Jones succeeded in clearing the Pole Vault in 15'1" a new school record by 10" and first place at the meet. Other event winners were JV Sophomore Jonathan Dagerath in the 300 Hurdles (43.93), Varsity Junior Kirby Welch in High Jump (5'0") and 100 Hurdles (15.78), and Varsity Sophomore Mary Chacko in the 3200m (12:15). Overall team placing: Var Men 5th, Var Women 7th, JV Men 5th, JV Women 3rd
East Central Relays (Mar 3, 2012)--JV/Var Meet at East Central High School on a sunny, clear and breezy day with eight teams competing. This fourth meet of the season was a high level of competition with many opportunities for success and learning situations. Coach Dunn attempts to give the athletes opportunity to try out different events thoughout the season. The athletes are encouraged to try new skills. Var Boys were 8th out of 13 teams, Var Girls were 6th out of 14, JV Boys were 3rd and JV Girls were 2nd.
Rockport Toast to the Coast (Mar 9, 2012)--JV/Var Meet at Rockport High School on a rainy, soggy, and cold day that concluded with a cancellation about halfway through the competition. This fifth meet of the season had 13 teams, though some chose not to stay and brave the weather, and JV Women were the overall Meet Champions (of 7), JV Men 7th (of 11), Var Women 4th (of 9) and Var Men 5th (of 13). Huge shout out to our volunteer parents. "Results, times and places were all collected by our superior timers," stated Coach David Dunn. Yet another school record set by Junior Kevin Carnett in the High Jump with a 5'10" jump.
HIGH SCHOOL MEET SCHEDULE:
Sat Mar 24 Ranger Relays at Smithson Valley HS JV/Var
Sat Mar 31 Randolph at Randolph HS JV/Var
Sat Mar 31 Texas Relays in Austin, Tx Var Qual
Wed Apr 4 Canyon Lake Tri Meet at Canyon Lake HS JV/Var
Thur Apr 5 NEISD at Heroes Stadium Var Only
Fri/Sat Apr 20-21 Regl Qualifiers at Canyon HS optl
Fri/Sat Apr 20-21 TCAL at Allen Academy in Bryan Tx optl
Sat Apr 28 Homeschool State Meet at Temple HS all ages
Sat May 5 Homeschool Regl at Lovejoy HS in Allen Tx all ages
Fri May 11 Homeschool Nationals in Springfield, Mo qualifiers only
Middle School Track & Field
Antonian Meet (Feb 25, 2012)--Held at Antonian Prep School, this first meet resulted in 3rd place finishes for both the 7th and 8th grade girls while both the 7th and 8th grade boys teams finished in 2nd place. "The girls and boys teams have both started off their seasons very well," according to Middle School Coach Mike Waschek. This season there are 70 athletes on the Middle School team ranging from 5th grade to 8th grade.
Bandera Meet (Mar 8, 2012)--The second Middle School meet was windy and cold and did not include any scoring for the girls and boys teams running. FEAST had athletes finishing in the top 6 in almost every event. The next meet at LaVernia will be the final meet with 7th grade and 8th grade divisions. The remaining private school meets have a 5-6th grade division and a 7-8th grade division.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MEET SCHEDULE:
Fri Mar 23 La Vernia 6/7, 8
Thur Mar 29 SACS 5/6, 7/8
Sat Apr 14 FEAST Meet at Randolph HS
Thur Apr 26 ISAL at Central Catholic 5/6, 7/8
Sat Apr 28 Homeschool State Meet at Temple HS all ages
FEAST Track & Field Earn 2012 Nationals Honors
Three National Titles and Seven National Runner-ups!
Athletes (15) and Coaches (2) outside the Springfield, Missouri stadium at the conclusion of the 2012 Homeschool National Meet.
The 11th Annual National Home School Track and Field Meet was held in Springfield, Missouri, May 11-12, 2012. 15 athletes, five parents and two coaches from FEAST track made the trek early Friday morning in one of two vans full of food, fun, and gear! The meet was hosted at Parkview High School where 450 athletes representing 13 teams from six states competed. The pentathlon and 3200m were held Friday night, and the rest of the throwing, jumping, and running events were held on Saturday. FEAST may have only sent a small contingent of our 150 athletes from the 2011-12 team to Nationals, but as its reputation grows each year, our students’ achievements, effort, and character are noteworthy given the excellent competition.
Overall, the 15 athletes achieved 12 personal records (PRs), claimed three National Titles, seven National runner-up performances, broke one National Meet Record (NMR), and earned points by placing in the top eight in 17 other events. In fact, every FEAST athlete finished in the top three in at least one event, achieved at least one personal record (PR), or both! Coach Halsell and Coach Waschek attributed the PRs and great results to the fact that the athletes had continued to work hard at the end of the season when PRs are most likely and because of the mild temperatures that our runners are not accustomed to experiencing at this time of year. The great weather held out all day until gusty winds and light rain began just as the final 4x400 meter relay started…our only casualty was an Easy-Up Tent that blew away! After the meet, the entire team went to the famous restaurant in the Springfield/Branson area known as “Lamberts-Home of the Throwed Rolls”. The food, family atmosphere, and fun were definitely a great memory for the FEAST team. This topped off a great weekend.
All the athletes were proud to represent FEAST T&F at this year’s National meet and they are looking forward to the possibility of attending next year—and bringing along enough teammates to compete for team championships next year! FEAST T&F athletes and parents--mark your calendars now for next year...same weekend, same location!
The FEAST High School Track and Field team finished their 2012 season as home school State Meet Champions in the boys and girls age groups 18U and 16U. The meet was held in Temple, Texas and had three school records set during the dry, windy and hot Saturday April 28, 2012. Kevin Carnett 110 hurdles (15.69), Bethany Walker 200m (26.66), and Gabrielle Estrada Discus 135'9".
Some Patriots competed in the TCAL Meet on Saturday April 21, 2012 at Randolph AFB and were able to enjoy a meet on their practice track. Many runners had decent races and field events with FEAST placing high among the teams competing.
Sr. Ernestina Maldonado and Jr Matt Boyce wait to warm-up for their event. Track Meets build patience and endurance in the runners (and spectators) as the wait for your event can be lengthy.
Seniors expressing gratitude for coaches and teammates at this year's team fellowship. Shown (left to right) are Kelly Lochte, Andrea Lee, Ernestina Maldonado, Josh Haffner, Chad Caton, and Sharp Sangalli)
The season was wrapped-up at the annual team fellowship in Burwood Hall at FEAST. Coaches, athletes, and parents gathered to be grateful to God and each other for an evening of recognition and remembrance. By the end of the night, the runners already had their minds on the upcoming Cross Country season!
The only exception would be 15 athletes who traveled with parent-chaperones acting as coaches to the Home School Nationals Meet May 11-12, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri. All fifteen athletes either ran a personal best time, earned a medal or ribbon, or both. Though only 15 of them, they placed 4th overall among the teams.
8th Grader Cameron Roberts completes his 1600m run with a personal best time at FEAST Patriots Randolph Meet
Jr. Kevin Carnett (holder of more Patriots school records than any other runner on the team ever) running in the 300H.
Carnett beat a school record at almost every meet this season.
Freshman Andrea Auden hurries to deliver the baton to her teammate in the 4X100 Relay.
Another extra run by SO Kory Carnett and FR Gus Sangalli that was just for fun was The Schraeder 1600 in Elgin, Texas on Saturday May 5, 2012. Running under the lights in perfectly seeded heats and with cooler night weather, Carnett and Sangalli easily ran a 5:00 and 5:02 respectively. Sangalli finished with his best time for the season.
The Middle School team had an excellent finish to their season finishing on a high note with great runs and field events at the State home school Meet, as well as The ISAL Meet held at SACS track on April 26, 2012. The Patriots were home school State Champions in the boys’ and girls’ 14U and 12U divisions.
A total of 8 more state champions by age division for FEAST among other Texas home school runners and field event participants!
Kyren Stewart (14U) shows his God-given talent in sprinting at The home school State Meet in Temple, TX.
FEAST is blessed to have many parent volunteers working alongside our head coach, Coach David Dunn. We are thankful for his many years of service to our student athletes.
Visit the sports section of the FEAST website to read all about Track and Field. Watch for the July MANNA for a review and photos of the 2012 Nationals!
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