It was a successful trip to Albany for Kevin Green and members of the Bethlehem Christian Academy track teams.
Green captured the state championship in the long jump (20-3) in the GISA Class A meet at Hugh Mills Stadium last week. Green was also the state runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles (43.3).
It was the second individual state track championship for Green as he won the 300-meter hurdles as a junior.
“I just kept working hard because I knew it would pay off,” Green said. “I’ve enjoyed competing in track and my other sports at BCA. It’s tough to realize it’s over.”
Green is set to graduate in a couple of weeks. BCA track coach Lance Fendly praised Green for his accomplishments in track this year and last spring.
“It is a big deal,” Fendley said. “I think he is the most decorated athlete at BCA. He’s competed in a lot of big games and been a key part of our track program. He was the first state track champion for us. He has done a great job.”
Green was state runner-up last spring in the long jump at 19-6. Fendley noted how much that mark improved from Green’s junior season to his senior year.
BCA senior Ben Morgan was also state runner-up in the 200-meter dash in 23.2 and third in the 100-meter dash in 11.58.
Continuing the successful state meet was BCA senior Austin Schwebel, who was runner-up in the shot put (40-5) and third in the discus (100-8.)
Graham Doolittle took fifth in the 200-meter dash (24.6) and Mitchell Kamm was fifth in the 100-meter (11.95).
The boys 4x10-meter relay team was second in 45.5. Green, Doolittle, Kamm and Morgan had a standout spring in this event.
Team-wise, the BCA boys were fourth in the state among 13 schools. Green was fifth in individual points with 20.
For the BCA Lady Knights, Lacey Brand was fifth in the 400-meter run (1:11) while Kara Maxwell was sixth in the shot put (27-2.) Brittany Norwood also earned an eighth place showing in the discus with a throw of 72-5.