Lions run for more than 30 season and personal bests at Christian Taylor Invitational

What a day at the Christian Taylor Invite. The Lions had a day full of season and personal bests. Several Lions attempted field events for the first time. Their courage and willingness to try something new was inspiring and we even scored some points and uncovered some potential in the process.

With more than 1500 entries in the meet and some of the events having upwards of 40 heats, the Lions rose to the challenge running more than 30 season and personal bests in the meet. Way to go, Lions!

It is almost impossible to choose highlights from a day with so many bright spots, but if I had to choose two …

Caleb Gary made a strategic move in the mile that opened the door for him to run a 12-second personal best. It was cool to see that aha moment for him as he made the decision to bridge a gap to the group in front of him.

Our high school boys 4x400 A team ran an unbelievable race that ended in a photo finish with Hunter Hampton giving everything to hold on for the heat win. They ran a 12-second best time, putting them as the current fastest time in the state for GISA.


Top 10 finishers

High School Girls

Ryley Hampton – high jump, 7th

Gracie Nash, Chloe Helsens, Julia Fleming, Ryley Hampton - 4x100, 9th

High School Boys

Dana Lucas, Jr., Brian Borrerro, Cameron Lifsey, Hunter Hampton – 4x400, 10th

Middle School Girls

Azalea Snell – mile, 1st

Azalea Snell – 800, 1st

Isabelle Gary – 100H, 1st

Isabelle Gary – 300H, 2nd

Isabelle, Azalea, Penelope, Dachelle – 4x400, 3rd

Catherine Bruno – high jump, 3rd

Dachelle Lucas – high jump, 4th

Penelope Pourchier – 800, 5th

Ally – long jump, 6th

Isabelle, Dachelle, Ally, Catherine – 4x100, 6th

Dachelle Lucas – 100, 7th

Middle School Boys

Teagan Swanepoel – 300H, 1st

Teagan Swanepoel – 100H, 2nd

Teagan Swanepoel – high jump, 2nd

Larrell Sharp – triple jump, 2nd

Larrell Sharp – long jump, 5th

Corbin Smith – 800, 7th

Corbin Smith – shot put, 7th

Larrell Sharp – 100, 10th


Complete results can be found at the following link: