May, 2010 – Williams to Lead King’s Academy Track Team
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Williams to Lead The King’s Academy Track Team to State Finals
WEST PALM BEACH – Tuesday, April 27th – The King’s Academy’s Track Team “electrified” the FHSAA Class 1A regional meet held Thursday in Miami, as Ian Williams led them to a third place finish in the men’s division, only nine points short of the winning team’s total.
Williams was regional champion in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and joined Brian Grove, Ricky Roy, Connor Price, and Trace Batten (alternate) in winning the 4 x 100 meter relay. He also qualified for a fourth event at states with a school record performance in the long jump. Jamaal Wallace also had a strong performance at the meet, finishing as regional champion in the discus and also qualified for states with a second place finish in the shot put. Scott Simpson qualified for the state meet in the 3200-meter run.
For the Lady Lions, two relay teams led the way at the regional. Julia Corley, Ashley Pisciottano, Samantha Gaffney, Gilda Doria, and Shauna Dowling (alternate) in the 4 x 800 relay and Brooke Garmon, Payton Campbell, Emily Cohen, Emily Stetzer, and Samantha Gaffney (alternate) in the 4 x 400 meter relay were state qualifiers. Kimmy Ruch (100 meters), Stetzer (400 meters), and Doria (800 meters) also advanced to the state finals in individual events.
The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry Counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue, and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at www.TKA.net.