The small-but-skilled Trinity Christian track teams have had another good regular season and now they’re ready for playoffs. Head coach Dave Jones noted that the girls’ team was attending its first team-semifinal meet. The Falcons’ girls will compete alongside the boys at Freeport today (the boys’ team is headed to the playoffs for the third time in four years).
“Most of our girls are ninth and 10th graders,” said Jones. “We don’t have a lot of talent but they really work hard.” Likewise, the Trinity Christian girls look to have a returning roster for 2014 and 2015. With the hard work ethic and team mentality, the Falcons’ girls team will be tough to beat in the coming years.
As for the boys, the Falcons recorded notable accomplishments at last Saturday’s (April 27) South Fayette Invitational. Alex Vaughn ran a 50.11-second 400-meter dash for second place. The time set the Trinity Christian school record in the event.
But between Vaughn and James Chandler, the record has been broken/reset six times this season. Chandler was nursing a slight muscle pull on Saturday. Jones suspected Chandler would be able to compete again at this Friday’s Pine-Richland Invitational.
Jones added that Vaughn placed fourth in the 200 on Saturday, and that freshman Tyler Carter placed in both hurdle races and held down the long jump event for Trinity Christian.