Trinity, Cathedral shine on track, leave mark at state meets

Published 12:02 am Sunday, May 7, 2017

Trinity Episcopal School placed first in all three of its events Saturday at the MAIS Class AA state track meet at Jackson Prep.

The Saints claimed titles in the boys 4×100 meter relay, 4×200 meter relay and 100 meter dash, and finished fourth overall as a team in boys competition.

Each relay team was composed of the same four teammates including, Dee Fleming, Jakarius Castin, David Jackson and Kevontaye Caston. In the 4×100, the team ran a winning time of 44.97 and then completed the 4×200 with a time of 1:33.39.

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Kevontaye won the 100 meter with a time of 11.11.

Trinity added on to its two individual state titles from Friday in the long jump and triple jump, both won by Fleming.

In MAIS Class AAA action, Cathedral junior Jalen McCoy claimed an individual title in the 1600 meter run, and also took second place in the 800 meters.

McCoy finished with a time of 4:44 to win the 1600, and ran the 800 in 2:03.

“I put a lot of stock in him,” Cathedral coach Tommy Smith said. “He has a lot of depth through his training. If he’s not running for me, I know he’s doing the work.”

McCoy also runs the first leg in both the 4×400 and 4×800 meter relays, both of which CHS placed third.

“He has to run as smart as possible and conserve as much energy as possible. That’s more than I could ask of anyone else,” Smith said.

Joining McCoy in the 4×400 is Greg Moore, Bryson Moore and Brye Edwards, and they ran a 3:35. McCoy, Parker Robinson, Bryan Skates and Cade Miller ran the 4×800 in 8:55.

Others finishing in the top three for the Green Wave were the girls 4×100 meter relay team. Mae Holyoak, Anna Schwager, Oliva Moore and Hailey Ellis ran at time of 53.6 to take the third place spot.