Holy Trinity track team will compete at Class 1A state meet on Friday


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The state track and field championships will place this weekend at the University of North Florida and once again, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy will be well represented in Class 1A.

Defending 800-meter champion Daniel Welch finished second at last week’s regional meet and will get a chance to defend his title at Friday’s meet.

The team of Andrew Cacciatore, John Cacciatore, Trevor Kattenberg and Welch won the 4x800 relay and should also be in strong contention for a medal.

Another former state champion, McKenzie Kilborne, finished fourth in the high jump and will be looking to add another championship while the girls team – second at regionals – could also be looking at a strong finish.

After sweeping the district meet, all three girls relay teams finished second at the regionals and could be in a position to medal.

The 4x100 relay team is made up of Alisha Pound, Taya Britten, Kilborne and Giana Gayles. The 4x400 relay consists of Sydney Smith, Jaeda Stewart, Shelby Smith and Elizabeth Bacon. Running on the 4x800 relay are Sydney Smith, Samantha Folio, Anique Kattenburg and Shelby Smith.

It will be a busy day for a number of Holy Trinity girls, especially Gayles also qualified in the long jump and the 100 hurdles.

Britten finished third in the triple jump at regionals, while Bacon finished fourth in the 300 hurdles. Shelby Smith was second in the 800 and Sydney Smith was second in the 1,600, followed by Folio who placed fourth.

Amy Jameson finished second in the pole vault and Milan Lanier was fourth in the discus.

One of the school’s most decorated runners, Andrew Cacciatore, will get a chance to close out his career not only in the 4x800 relay, but also in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races.

Trevor Kattenberg will also take part in the 3,200 meters.