10 Nov WA Athletics Fall Season Highlights
Posted at 1:09 PM on November 10, 2022, in School News
We are very proud of our WA Athletes. Here is a recap from the Fall Season:
Ladies’ Cross Country
The Ladies’ team finished 3rd place overall in districts, with 7th grader Claire Chanon placing 1st individually, with Senior teammate Marlo Hibler finishing 3rd individually. In Regionals, the ladies finished 4th place overall, with Claire placing 2nd individually and Marlo placing 3rd. The team advanced onto the State meet at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, where Claire and Marlo finished in the top 50 runners.
Men’s Cross Country
The Men’s team finished 2nd overall in Districts with highlighted individual performances by Tanner Pritchard, who placed 2nd, and brother Tanner finished right behind him in 3rd. In Regionals, they had a 5th place overall finish, with Tanner Pritchard placing 6th individually and Tyler Pritchard placing 7th. The team advanced onto the State meet at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, where both Tanner and Tyler finished in the top 50 runners.
Our cheer team worked hard all fall preparing for new routines to rally our Lions fans and promote school spirit while cheering our Lions football team to 6 significant victories this season. The team showed their passion and dedication to their sport and school by traveling as far as Jacksonville, Florida, to cheer the Lions football team on to a 35-6 victory over Bishop Snyder High School.
The team finished a successful season ending with a playoff appearance which the Lions got to host because of their high ranking in the league due to their impressive regular season record with only one late-season loss. The team finished 6-2 with a six-game win streak highlighted by significant victories over St. Brendan School and University School for Homecoming.
The Lions Golf team worked hard this season through the unpredictable weather and captured the title for the annual WACCA Cup, where they clinched a thrilling 6-5 victory after a playoff hole.
Ladies’ Swim and Dive (season still going on)
The Ladies’ Swim and Dive team (along with the Men’s team) placed 3rd overall in Districts, highlighted by Makenzie Blake’s Runner-Up finish in diving. Makenzie was also a Regional Runner-Up with a new personal best score and is a State Qualifier. The Ladies’ 200 medley relay team of Danielle Gordon, Sydney Gordon, Marley Scott, and Markeli Jones placed 12th, and the Ladies’ 200 free relay team of Danielle Gordon, Sydney Gordon, Marley Scott, and Lynn Rose Ruiz placed 12th.
Men’s Swim and Dive (season still going on)
The Men’s Swim and Dive team (along with the Ladies’ team) placed 3rd overall in Districts highlighted, with Christian Clark capturing a 1st place finish in the 50 free and 3rd place in the 100 free. Joshua Justin was a District Runner-Up in 100 back, and the Men’s 200 freestyle relay team of Christian Clark, Kyle Gayle, Joshua Justin, and Mark Pekic were District Runner-Ups as well. In Regionals, Christian placed 3rd in the 100 free and 7th in the 50 free and qualified for States. Also qualifying for States is the Men’s 200 medley relay (Joshua Justin, Mark Pekic, Christian Clark, Kyle Gayle) and the Men’s 200 free relay (Christian Clark, Joshua Justin, Mark Pekic, Kyle Gayle). Men’s 400 free relay (Chris Bennett, Frankie Maio, Jordan Cote, Lucas Linares) placed 11th, and Joshua Justin placed 16th in the 100 free.
The Lions Volleyball team was led by new head coach Hannah Brenner who took the team from a previous six-win season to a 12-10 record with a District Runner-Up finish after losing a tight five-set match to University School. The Lions had memorable victories against Cardinal Newman and St. John Paul II and capped the regular season off with an exciting 3-2 victory over the Calvary Christian Eagles.