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Track Team Takes State

Track Team Takes State

At the end of April, Second Baptist School track athletes competed in the TAPPS State Championship in Midway, Texas, earning many top ten spots. The rainy spring day didn’t hold back our track stars!

Our only female competitor, Haley Killough ‘23 earned third in the 200 meter and long jump, second in the 400 meter and first in the high jump! She scored the most individual points of any other female athlete at the state meet. Competing in back to back events in the rain, she showed grit and determination. In the long jump, she tied with another athlete, leading to a jump off, in which she earned the first place state championship spot. Haley says, “The state track meet was the highlight of my school year. I got to know my team better, and there was great competition. I am so excited to continue to improve and compete again next year.”

Earning another state championship medal for SBS, senior Bryce Ganious earned first place in the discus. Coach Brad Lane said, “Bryce had to compete on a rainy day when spinning in the ring was a dangerous feat. He was a couple of feet short of his personal best on a day when most would have not thrown in the first place.” Bryce adds, "The support at state and the opportunity to represent SBS was an experience I will never forget; it was an extraordinary feeling."

The SBS track team won additional state medals, with Garrett Hughes ‘23 placing third in the triple jump, and Stone Heaton ‘21 and Cole Satterwhite also earning top ten positions in discus and the 100 meter. The three men's relay teams all finished in the top ten as well; congratulations to these athletes: Cole Satterwhite ‘22, Eli Smith ‘22, Riley Good ‘22, Schuyler Clark ‘22, Prince Adeyemi ‘21, Jacob Skyles ‘21 and Everett Skillern ‘22, who earned medals. 

Brad Lane praised his team’s success, and Director of Athletics Mike Walker summarized the track team accomplishments saying, “This is a special group of kids. It takes a lot of commitment and self-discipline to achieve at this level in track. Congrats to our athletes for ending this year on such a high note.”