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EVERY Track family must work at our MS meet on Saturday April 13th. If you have a conflict and cannot make it, you will need to pay FEAST $30. Please use the button below to submit your payment. Note you do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit card.
Through the middle of March, the FEAST High School track teams have competed in four track meets and our Middle School teams have competed in three meets. The season started at St. Mary’s Hall where our Varsity Boys were the meet champions and two school records were broken. Isaiah Hudgens cleared 6’ 2” in the high jump and the quartet of Shawn Boothe, Joshua Powers, Mark Braymer, and Keagan Bogart broke the 4x1600m record with a time of 20:18.
Next came the meet at Canyon Lake where FEAST placed well in all four divisions. The third meet was at Smithson Valley where all the other schools were 5A/6A classification. FEAST Varsity Boys were able to outscore one of these big schools. At this meet, John Estrada broke the school records in the shot (52’ 2”) and discus (168’ 7”). John won first place in both events. The picture below shows Isaiah Hudgens on the victory stand after winning the 110 hurdles.
Our most recent meet was La Vernia against mostly 3A schools. At this meet, both the Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls finished in 3rd place. The Varsity boys were led by an amazing statistic – the FEAST Varsity Boys won first place in EVERY field event at this meet. John Estrada won both shot put and discus, Isaiah Hudgens won both the high jump and pole vault, Christian McDonald won the long jump and Josias Felder won the triple jump. Additionally, Christian McDonald broke the school record in the 100m (11.16).
FEAST athletes also competed in a few special events over Spring Break. Lauren Bettencourt broke the school record in the 2000m steeplechase (7:22) and this time is currently ranked 4th in the State. Lauren is also state ranked 33rd in the 3200m. Upcoming high school meets are Medina Valley, Texas Relays, Clemens and SACS.
On the middle school side, they competed at Medina Valley, SACS and La Vernia. At the SACS meet there were 18 private schools competing. The FEAST 7th/8th Boys finished 4th, the 7th/8th Girls finished in 3rd and the 5th/6th FEAST Girls were the meet champions! Additionally, Grace Bettencourt tied the school record in the high jump (5’0″).
The middle school athletes are having fun trying new events and making friends. Upcoming middle school meets are at Randolph, SACS and the FEAST MS home meet.
With the new year of 2019 comes the beginning of another track season! As practices and training begin, it is important to properly prepare for the cold weather running. Here are a few pointers that will make even the chilliest of runs enjoyable and productive.
I. Be sure to properly warm up
The colder weather means that a warm-up will be crucial in avoiding injuries. Warm muscles are longer and more supple, and therefore do not tear as easily as cold muscles. A complete warm-up, including strides, or bleacher runs fully prepare a runner for the workout to come.
II. Dress for the weather
Before leaving for a run or training session, you must be appropriately dressed for the current weather. Cold-weather running gear is a must once the temperature drops. Windproof jackets and pants will help warm muscles and make the exercise more comfortable. Gloves and sweat-wicking socks will keep fingers and toes nice and cozy.
III. Change as soon as you can
Body temperatures drop as soon as an activity is concluded. Changing out of cold, damp clothing allows a faster recovery following workouts. Bring extra hats, jackets, and gloves to put on after your training session.
IV. Reward yourself
Running in the cold is both mentally and physically challenging. Keeping a warm beverage, tasty treat, or warm blanket in mind can help you get through a workout. Remember that pain is temporary, and you won’t freeze from 40-degree weather!
If you have any additional questions about the FEAST Track and Field program please contact Coach Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE: You must be a Patriot Pass holder in order to participate in any FEAST sport.
FEAST closed the season with an excellent performance at the Texas Homeschool Track and Field Championship, sweeping the competition to win the Varsity and JV divisions and setting four new school records.
Champions in the Varsity division are: Aidan Carlson in the 3200 meter and 1600 meter runs, Alexandra Lanoce in the 100 dash, Justin Gould in the 400 meter dash, Isaiah Hudgens in the 110 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, and pole vault, Mikell Everett in Discus, and David Rivera in the javelin.
The relay teams performed excellently, winning all twelve of the relays and setting two new records in the male and female 4x100s.
School records set at the state meet include: Aiden Carlson, breaking the record in the 3200 with a time of 9:17; Justin Gould, breaking the 400 meter dash by 0.39 seconds with a time of 50.76, and both of the Varsity 4×100 teams broke school records by approximately 0.10 seconds (the old records were 44.08 for the men and a 52.28 by the women).
In the JV division; Sophia Sabo won the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles; Chase Hill won the 110 meter and 300 hurdles; Angel Martinez won the 100 meter dash; Roger Martinez won the 400 meter dash; and Malachi Hudgens won the pole vault.
The middle school division also performed well, winning every division except for the 10U and 14U boys.
The seniors graduating this year are: Bethany Farias, Hannah Newman, Hannah Macias, Jacob Benitez, Chandler Myles, Josiah Perez, and Aiden Carlson. The FEAST coaches honored them at the end-of-season fellowship.