- Dylan Dudley
Vikings begin first season under Farda
Fort Worth, TX - As head coach Brian Farda takes over as boys and girls track coach, there is much excitement surrounding the program. Farda brings with him several years of head track coach experience as he looks to make his mark on an always strong program. Coach Farda looks to build on the success previous coach Keith Kotar sustained over his years as head coach. Farda’s opening season begins back at his old home at the Fort Worth Country Falcon Invite.
Led by two first place finishes from Emily Grimes in the both hurdle races, the girls team placed third with 92 points. Grimes won the 100M and 300M hurdles races as her senior campaign began.
Keira Madl finished third in the 400M run, Da’Sha Davis was third in the long jump and Adriana Small also finished third in the triple jump.
The relay team of Lilliam Delvac, Davis, Madl and Grimes finished in third place in the 4 x 100M relay with a time of 52.84.
The boys team finished with 107 points and a third place finish in their opening meet of the season.
Senior sprinter and jumper Jackson Reed begin his senior season with a first place finish in both the 100M hurdles and triple jump. Fellow senior sprinter and jumper Tre Parks-Vinson finished third in the 100M race and second in the long jump.
Distance runners Joe Jackman and Brian Larson also had a good opening meet. Jackman ran second in both the 800M and 1600M, while Larson finished third in the 800M.
In the boys field events, senior Phillip Spears won the high jump clearing 5-8 and Alex Terry placed third in the shot put.
The relay team of Reed, Parks, Matt Chiapetta and Carson Conroy finished second in the 4 x 100M to round out the scoring for the Vikings.
The Vikings will next compete Thursday, March 10 in the Wyatt Lee A Williams Chaparral Relays hosted by O.D. Wyatt High School.