This season is something of a exploration for the Elyria Christian School track and field program.
The Eagles are in there first year of competition, which means that head coach Bobby Childs is still in the process of finding where best to place his athletes to get the most out of them, either on the track or on the field.
“ECS athletes continue to give their very best,” Childs said, “willing to try different events, as we continue to find their strengths in the first year of our program.”
Moriah Redenbaugh, however, has already cemented her claim as ECS’ distance runner, as she medaled for the second straight meet Tuesday at the Goessel Invitational.
Redenbaugh took home a bronze in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 14:05.5.
The 4x100 relay team took fourth with a time of 1:01.3, while the Redenbaugh trio and Darian Trost were fifth in the 4x400, clocking in at 5:18.1.
On the boys’ side, the Eagles had a pair of top six individual finishes, as Ethan Price hurled the discus 96 feet, 2 inches for a fifth place finish. Aaron Porter was sixth in the 3,200-meter with a time of 12:32.3.
The Relay team of Price, Porter, Marshall Williford and Luke Ingram took fifth in a time of 51.8 seconds.
“ECS athletes had several personal best times or marks during this meet,” Childs said. “The places were not as high due to high number of participants in some of the events compared to last week.”
The invite also included Berean Academy, Canton-Galva, Goessel, Hesston and Whitewater-Remington.
The Eagles are back at it after the Easter break with an invitational at Halstead on Tuesday.
The field in that meet includes Inman, Hesston, Hillsboro and Remington.