The quote, “Records are made to be broken” is attributed to Richard Branson but has been said by many athletes over the years. This rings true for the 2024 TCS middle school and high school Track & Field teams. This season, records were broken by members of both teams.

Our middle school track team has thrived under the direction of Coach Terry Walker. At the MACSA meet in Mechanicsburg, PA the middle school girls team took 3rd place, being only one point away from 2nd place! At the ECCS (formerly known as ACSI) meet, the middle school girls came in 5th place. Cienna Dandridge had a perfect score of 40 points at the meet, with first place wins in all four of her events and was named MVP. This is her third year in a row being named MVP of this meet. Cienna has also broken the school records she created last season. She currently holds the middle school records in the 100m with 12.28s, the 200m with 26.1s, the 400m with 1:01, and in long jump with a jump of 16’ 9”.

Her teammates contributed to the record breaking this year as well. Evelyn Lagermasini broke the middle school girls’ discus record twice with a 60’ 3” then 62’ 9” and Maya Taylor broke the shot-put record with a throw of 27’ 6.5”, 28’ 11”.

The high school track team had its own accomplishments this season as well. Coached for the last four years by Aiyana Wilkinson and Fabian Buenano, the boys’ and girls’ teams compete in the GMC White Division during the regular season. At this year’s MACSA meet, the boys competed against eighteen other teams and claimed the 1st place title!

On May 6, at the Ridge Night of 1600s, Jacob Dyer broke his own record that he set last year, with a new time of 4:43.47. At the GMC Championship meet on Tuesday, May 21st, Jacob set out to break the 3200m record previously held by Nate Aviles, class of 2020. He achieved that goal by running a 10:29.05 solidifying his place as the new record holder. His motto is, “All the glory to God” as he thanks God after each race he runs.

Athleticism runs in the Dyer family as now all three children hold school records. Danielle Dyer, class of 2019, holds the MS 1600m record and HS 400m record. Katelyn Dyer, class of 2017, holds the HS 800m, 1600m, and 3200m record. On June 7th, Jacob will attend the States meet at Stockton University where he, like his eldest sister, will attempt to hold all three distance race school records. His current personal record in the 800m is only 6 seconds away from the current school record.

During the sports awards night all the athletes were celebrated, and specific awards were given out. The middle school award winners were Leya King and Joel Nelson for Coach’s Award, Evelyn Lagermasni and Matthew Pinedo for Most Improved, Maya Taylor, Sylvanie Charles, and Jeremiah Coral for Rookie of the Year, and Cienna Dandridge and Armando Marinez for Most Outstanding.

In high school the winners were Aaron Blanco for Coach’s Award, Estera Nowosad and Kyler Ruiz for Rookie of the Year, and Jacob Dyer for Most Outstanding.

We are so proud of our athletes and their accomplishments during this year’s track & field season, and as always, all the glory to God!