Track and Field 
2010 Season in review

            The Feast Home School 2010 track team worked hard throughout the season.
Concluding the year with the Texas Home School State Track Meet where FEAST
was the Overall Team Champions for the 2nd consecutive year.

            There were also several new school records this year: 7 for the middle school boys,
10 for the high school girls and 6 for the high school boys.

            Eight athletes qualified for the Texas Relays; Emily Dunn placed 4th in the 1600, Janessa Dunn placed 8th in the 3200, and the girls distance medley relay (Janessa, Bailey Fagan, Abigail Tankersley and Emily) placed 7th.

            Emily Dunn, Janessa Dunn and Abigail Tankersley all qualified for the
Congress Avenue Mile -- this is the 2nd consecutive year that FEAST
has qualified three athletes to this event.

            Middle school highlights include the 5th and 6th grade girls finishing in 2nd place
at the SACS, Patriot and ISAL meets; the 7th and 8th grade girls winning 1st place at SACS, Patriot and ISAL; the 5th and 6th grade boys winning 1st place at the SACS, Patriot and ISAL meets and the 7th and 8th grade boys were meet champions at the SACS and Patriot meet.
The 7th and 8th grade boys also got 2nd place at Antonian and ISAL. 
The 7th and 8th grade girl win at ISAL represents the 6th consecutive year that FEAST
has been named girls meet champion of this meet.

            High school highlights include the JV boys winning 1st at Pearsall, 7th at Rockport, 6th at Smithson Valley and 4th at Randolph. JV girls were 2nd at Pearsall, 6th at Rockport, 8th at Smithson Valley and 2nd at Randolph. The Varsity girls won 1st at Pearsall, 2nd at New Braunfels, 4th at Rockport, 4th at Smithson Valley, 2nd at Randolph, 1st at NEISD and 1st at TCAL.  Varsity boys won 4th at Pearsall, 8th at Rockport, 8th at Smithson Valley, and 3rd at Randolph, 8th at NEISD and 1st at TCAL.

Probably the biggest highlight was the FEAST Varsity girls
becoming the meet champions at the NEISD meet ahead of several
strong 4A and 5A level schools.

After the team’s final practice, everyone went to Baskin-Robbins on 31ct/scoop night. 
We also enjoyed fellowship with all of the track families at our end of the season fellowship.  Each athlete was recognized with special recognition for our 18 seniors. 
These seniors provided true leadership to the team and each one will be missed. 
Here are the FEAST Patriot Track and Field Seniors:

Alana Almirudis

James Atchley

Kyle Carnett

Elijah Castillo

Christian Peter Chacon

Jonathan Dawes

Colin Dowling

Christopher Gill

Luke Haffner

Moriah Jones

John LaSalle

Aaron Macias

Ashley Meadows

Daniel Melby

Caleb Miller

Ruben Rogerio

Jonathan Tankersley

Taylor Welch

We will miss you!

High School Patriots Track Update

Rockport High School Meet Results, March 12-13: Overall a very good performance with numerous PRs.  We also had five school records tied or broken: Avery Jones, 12' 0" in the pole vault (tied); Kassie Frietag, 16' 1.5" in the long jump; Kassie Frietag, 15.65 in the 100 hurdles; Kirby Welch, 5' 0" in the high jump (tied); Gabrielle Estrada, 121' 2" in discus; Emily Dunn, 4:59.4 in the 1600 meters.  After the meet, the FEAST Patriot track team and their families enjoyed a day of fun and fellowship at the Rockport Beach Park. 

Randolph High School meet, March 27: Several very good performances.  Team scores were as follows: Varsity boys, 3rd with 72 points; JV boys, 4th with 64 points; Varsity girls, 2nd with 115 points (131 was first);  JV girls, 2nd with 107 points.

Sacs Middle School Meet, April 1:  This meet was highlighted by the 7/8 girls team and both the 5/6 and 7/8boys teams winning  team titles.  The5/6 girls also scored very well. Of note, Elijah Arnold broke the school records in both shot put and discus throwing. He threw the shot 46' 8.5" and the discus 153' 7.5". Also impressive: the 7/8 girls swept the 800 meters event going 1-2-3. All three girls scored 2:40 or better. Also special congrats to Mary Chacko and Cameron Roberts going sub 6 in the 1600 meters.

Texas Relays Results, April 3:  This smooth-running meet had packed stands. Chelsey Sveinsson took off away from the field and ran an amazing 10:07 for an all-time Texas girls' 3200 meter record. Janessa Dunn ran a very gutsy race and made a point to stay in contact with the lead, including Chelsey. She finished in 11th place, running a time of 11:07 and settinga new school record.  In the 2000 meter steeplechase, Chris Gill recorded a PR by 4 seconds and was 2 second off the Patriots school record. Chris finished in 12th place just ahead of Nathan Pineda, one of the top San Antonio runners. Janessa Dunn, Bailey Fagan, Abigail Tankiersley and Emily Dunn did extremely well in the distance medley; together they broke the school record by a whopping 17 secondsand finished in seventh place.  Then in the afternoon Emily Dunn ran a 5:03 time in the 1600 meters which was good for a fourth place finish.


FEAST Varsity Girls Are Meet Champions in the NEISD Invitational  

Wow! What a meet this was with the girls Varsity team winning the meet by a rather large margin.  

Here are the official Varsity Girls results:

  FEAST                164
New Braunfels    101
Churchill               98
Clemens               98
Southwest            44
 MacArthur           39
Boerne                 25
Lanier                   18
Brackenridge        14


Taylor Welch, FEAST Sr., ran 15.7 in the 100 hurdles at the TCAL state meet on May 1st, held in San Antonio.  This looks to put her in the area leader list in this event.  She placed first in the 100 hurdle race.  She also took first in the high jump (5' 1") and 300 hurdles (50.4) and ran a leg in the winning 4x100 team.

I was also very pleased with our Varsity Boys as well.  While they finished overall 8th out of 10 large 4A-5A schools, we saw many of our athletes achieving their best time of the year, including Christian Peter Chacon and Stephen Tankersley going 1st and 2nd in the 3200 meters.  Christian Peter later came back and placed 5th in the 1600 meters as well.  The boys 4x100 relay of Caleb Miller, Jared Lindsey, Colin Dowling and Jeremiah Castillo broke their own school record with a 46.26 and Elijah Castillo broke his school record in the 300 hurdles with a 42.86.


The Varsity girls also swept several events going 1-2-3 in the 3200 meters with Emily Dunn, Janessa Dunn and Abigail Tankersley.  Abigail, after a very short rest, came back and won the 800 meters followed immediately by Taylor Welch winning the 100 hurdles.  The Varsity girls then continued their winning ways with a 1-2-3 sweep in the 300 hurdles (Kassie Freitag, Faith Criddle, and Taylor Welch) and a 1-2-3 sweep in the 1600 meters with Janessa and Emily Dunn and Ashley Meadows.  More points came with second place finishes by Gabrielle Estrada - discus, Kassie Freitag - long jump and Bailey Fagan - 400 meters.  Then in the final event the girls 4x400 relay won first in a very close victory over Churchill and New Braunfels.


Two girls school records were broken which have been around for a long time.  First, Bailey Fagan broke Allisan Ramos' 2007 school record in the 400 meters with a 62.08.  Then the girls 4x400 relay team of Briana Atchley, Faith Criddle, Emily Dunn and Bailey Fagan broke the 2006 school record with a 4:11.91.  The previous record holders were some very fast girls (Laura Rebecca Chacon, Allisan Ramos, Allyson Dunn, and Melody Sayers).


Patriot Invitational Middle School Meet, April 10:  For the second meet in a row the Patriot boys teams (5/6 grade and 7/8 grade) were the meet champions.  This is the sixth consecutive year the Patriot 7/8 boys have won this meet.  The Patriot girls 7/8 grade team also were the meet champions and this made seven years straight on the girls side.  The Patriot 5/6 girls finished second.

This meet was the seventh annual meet that FEAST has hosted and a big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who worked hard in putting on this meet and making it a very successful meet.

Pearsall meet, Feb. 18, 2010

It was a fantastic meet and there were a lot of good performances.  The Varsity Girls were the meet champions. This was the first time FEAST has ever won the team championship at a varsity track meet. 
It was a convincing win -- the Patriots winning by 59.5 points over Pearsall who finished in second. 
In addition, the JV Girls team won the JV team championship and the JV Boys team finished second. 
The Varsity Boys finished in fourth place, which was very good considering five varsity boy athletes were unable to attend and another became ill.

There were two school records broken at this meet.
Emily Dunn ran 11:14.1 for the 3200m breaking the school record by 6 seconds.
Gabrielle Estrada threw the discus 114' 4", breaking her own school record by 6' 2".

New Braunfels meet, Feb. 26, 2010

It was a very windy and cold evening, but everyone competed very well. 
Overall our girls team finished in 2nd place out of 7 schools (all were Class 4A or 5A). 
They missed winning by 17 points -- so it was very close. 
Overall the boys finished in 5th place which is a very good showing
with the level of competition that was there.

It was enjoyable to watch Chris Gill come from behind to win the distance medley relay (DMR).  He told his coach before the race "Do you think we will win?" and after the coach said he wasn't sure, Chris replied, "We have to win.  FEAST always wins the DMR here." And win, we did. Thanks to Chris's fine anchor leg, we won the boys' DMR.    In the girls' DMR, it was fun to watch Emily Dunn run even splits, and with 200 meters to go, pass the lead runners, who went out too fast.   

There were two school records tied or broken at this meet.  Kassie Frietag ran a beautiful 100 hurdle race. She won the event and broke our school record with a 15.73.  In field events, Taylor Welch tied her own school record with a high jump clearance of 5' 0".

Middle School Patriots Track Update

Antonian Meet, Feb. 27, 2010

Despite the length of the meet, it was a beautiful day to catch the first sunburn of the year,
and our teams did very well.  
Both the boys and girls middle school teams finished second in this large meet with over ten teams. 

Lockhart Meet, March 4, 2010

At Lockhart the FEAST teams took on 10 boys and 12 girls teams from large public schools.  This will likely be the middle school’s most competitive meet.  However the team from FEAST rose to the challenge with many runners running their best time ever, (we call it a personal record or a PR).  Individuals winning events included: Mary Chacko, Katieann Lochte, Andrew Tankersley, Kory Carnett, Kara Lindsey, Lydia Gill and Sarah Estrada.

2010 Preview 

Last year the Patriot track team had its best season ever and rewrote the school record book.  While a large number of seniors graduated there are several strong returning lettermen along with numerous other improving athletes who will make up the Feast Varsity Track team and we are looking forward to an exciting season.



High School Boys Preview

This year the boy’s team only returns five Varsity athletes from last year, so they will be depending on several of last year’s junior varsity to make the jump to the Varsity team.

The Patriot boys track team will be led by seniors Chris Gill (4:33 1600m, 10:01 3200m), C.P. Chacon (4:34 1600m, 9:50 3200m) and sophomore Stephen Tankersley (9:55 3200m).  All three were named to the all area private school cross country team this fall.  In addition, seniors Jonathan Tankersley (2:07 800m) and Elijah Castillo (43.0 300 hurdles) also return as Varsity letter winners. 


Other seniors anticipated to score for the Patriots include Seniors Jonathan Dawes, John LaSalle (25.0 200m), Aaron Macias (44.7 300 hurdles), Daniel Melby (56.7 400m, 2:10 800m), Caleb Miller (18’ 6” long jump, 36’ 5” triple jump) and Ruben Rogerio (11.9 100m, 24.3 200m).  Sophomores Phillip Torvik (2:17 800m) and Chad Caton can make an impact as well.


High School Girls Preview

The Patriot girl’s team is an extremely strong and deep team with 10 returning Varsity athletes.  The Patriot girls team will be led by juniors Emily (5:11 1600m, 11:21 3200m) and Janessa Dunn (5:15 1600m, 11:20 3200m).  In the 3200m both Emily and Janessa were respectively ranked 31st and 33rd in Texas.  The twin girls, were also named to the Express-News cross country all area Super Team.  In addition, seniors Ashley Meadows (2:31 800m, 5:41 1600m), Alana Almirudis and sophomore Abigail Tankersley (2:29 800m) were all named to the all area private school cross country team this fall.   Emily, Janessa and Ashley along with junior Bailey Fagan (64.4 400m) comprised a distance medley team which was ranked 8th  last year in Texas.


Seniors Taylor Welch (16.04 100 hurdles, 5’ 0” high jump), junior Ginna Gill
5:59 1600m), and sophomores Briana Atchley (2:33 800m) and Faith Criddle (47.9 300 hurdles, 15’ 7” long jump) also all return as Varsity letter winners.  To this deep and talented group we will add incoming freshmen Gabrielle Estrada, and Kirby Welch who are very capable of scoring for the Patriots Varsity team.

Overall the Patriots will bring strong squads to the meets this coming year.  The first meet in Pearsall is just around the corner and the Patriots and its strong contingent of supporters all donning their red t-shirts will be cheering for everyone to do their best. 



2010 Track Schedule


Patriot Varsity Track Schedule

            Feb 18             Pearsall High School

            Feb 26             Unicorn Relay - New Braunfels High School

            Mar 12             Toast to the Coast - Rockport High School

            Mar 18             Ranger Relays - Smithson Valley High School

            Mar 27             Ro-Hawk Relays – Randolph High School

            Apr 2-3            Texas Relays – University of Texas

            Apr 9               NEISD Meet – Heroes Stadium

            Apr TBA         JV meet – St. Mary’s Hall

            Apr 23             Regional Qualifier Meet – Canyon High School

            Apr 24             Home School State Meet – Tyler High School, Tyler TX

            May 1              TCAL State Meet


Patriot Middle School Track Schedule

            Feb 27             Antonian Invitational – Antonian Preparatory

            Mar 4               Lockhart – Lockhart High School

            Mar 26             Bandera – Bandera High School

            Apr 1               SACS Invitational – San Antonio Christian School
            Apr 10             FEAST @ Randolph High School * Info below

            Apr TBA         ISAL District Meet

            Apr 24             Home School State Meet – Tyler High School, Tyler TX




Seventh Annual Patriot Invitational

Middle School Track Meet

Saturday, April 10, 2010

To Middle School Track Coaches,

 On behalf of the FEAST Home School Track and Field teams, I would like to invite your school to participate in our Seventh Annual Patriot Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, April 10, 2010.  All of the standard events will be contested including the pole vault, plus we have added the distance medley relay.

 Location: Our meet will be held at Randolph High School again this year. 

 Divisions: There will be four divisions contested:

·         5th and 6th Grade Girls Division

·         5th and 6th Grade Boys Division

·         7th and 8th Grade Girls Division

·         7th and 8th Grade Boys Division 

The 5th and 6th Grade Divisions will not have a distance medley relay nor a 4x200 relay. 

Fees: Meet entry fees are $250 if entering all four divisions and $150 if entering two divisions or $10/athlete if you have a small team. 

Time: The meet will begin at 9am with check-in starting at 8am.

 Awards: Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, and ribbons to 4th through 6th place. 

Concessions: Operated by the Randolph High School Band Booster Club.

Admissions: Adults - $2.  All participating coaches, students and children 18 and under admitted free.

Registration: If you are interested in attending, contact me at feasttrack@gvtc.com. Specify your team divisions. If you plan to enter only a few individuals with no relay teams, indicate that as well. I will reply to your email and confirm your entry. More detailed information will be emailed by mid March to the schools who have signed up.

Thank you,

David Dunn

FEAST Home School Patriots

Track and Field Commissioner

Email: feasttrack@gvtc.com