Mustang Track and Field Takes on the State Meet


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4x400m Team, sophomore Kadence Ackmann, senior Belle Kanz, senior Leigh Kitzmiller, and Jaden Brock.

The McKinney Christian Academy Mustangs competed at the State Track Meet held at Panther Stadium in Waco, Texas on May 6. Junior Noah Wheeler showcased his speed in the 200m race, clocking in with a time of 23.76 seconds and finished 8th place in the state. Junior David Roller also made his mark in the 1600m race, pushing his limits and finishing with a time of 4:46.34, placing him fourth in state. When asked about his performance, Roller said, “The state track meet was a culmination of all of the hard work I put in this season. Although my results weren’t how I wanted them to be I was still satisfied and proud to be at the state meet. I’m looking forward to next year and I will come back bigger, faster, and stronger.” In addition to Wheeler and Roller’s individual performances, the girls’ relay teams competed in the 4x100m race, 4x200m and 4x400m. Freshman Avery Schall, sophomore Jaden Brock, seniors Leigh Evan Kitzmiller and Lexi Pogue earned a fourth-place finish for the 4×100, and Pogue, Schall, Brock and sophomore Kadence Ackmann got third place medals for the 4×200. Senior Belle Kanz, Ackmann, Brock and Kitzmiller also earned third in the 4×400. These girls broke the school record in the 4x100m with a time of 50.96 seconds and the 4x400m with a time of 4:13.68 minutes. Kanz also finished sixth in the 400m. Junior Kaylin Starling placed 6th in the state for shot-put. Overall, the Mustangs ended their season representing their school with pride and passion, showing what it means to be a Mustang.

Kaylin Starling poses before throwing the shot-put. (Photo by: courtesy photo)
Junior David Roller after placing 4th in the 1600m race.
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