Vikings celebrate Senior Night with a win
Fort Worth, TX - As they continue their march towards the district meet, both Vikings track meets had great showings at the Larry Holmes Sr. Invitational. The boys won their first meet of the season while the girls placed third overall in a field of seven teams. In between the field events and track events, the Vikings honored ten seniors who have given their time and effort over the course of the season.
Boys seniors Jackson Reed, Tre Parks-Vinson, Carson Conroy, Phillip Speairs, Ethan Zavala and girls seniors Da'sha Davis, Emily Grimes, Beatrice Birbeck, Preslei Ornelas and Kenzie Thompson were honored on the track with friends and family.
“We are beyond thankful for the efforts of our seniors this season. They have bought into a new way of doing things and we could not ask for a better group of kids,” head coach Brian Farda stated.
The boys, who outscored FW Country Day 140.5-138.5 to win, were led to victory by senior hurdler and jumper Reed and sophomore Joe Jackman. Reed won the 110M hurdles race as well as the long and triple jump. Jackman won both the 800M and 1600M races in impressive fashion, holding off late charges in both races.
Senior sprinter Parks-Vinson also won the 100M dash for the Vikings.
Junior Brian Larson scored points for the Vikings, winning the pole vault clearing 11-0 and also finishing third in both the 800M and 1600M races.
The senior duo of Davis and Grimes once again carried the Vikings on the girls' side. Davis won the 200M dash while Grimes won both hurdle races in convincing fashion.
The Vikings also placed second in the 4x200M relay, third in the 4x100M and third in the 4x400M relays.
“Overall it was a great night on the track honoring the legendary Coach Holmes Sr. He has meant a lot to the kids and parents over the years and we hope he felt a great sense of pride and appreciation tonight,” Farda concluded.
Both Vikings track and field teams will now turn their attention to the district meet which will be held Thursday, April 21 at Liberty Christian School in Argyle. Field events will begin at 10 am followed by track events.