She talks about how she started out in the sport, the excitement of the past two years, and the reason she chose the Boilermakers.
Articles with Calvary Christian (Clearwater)
For Julianna Chappell, it all started with a realization.Rewind a few years: Chappell, then in middle school, and her younger brother, Thomas, both played for AAU basketball teams.That's when she noticed. Thomas' team had sponsors paying for everything from jerseys to socks to water bottles. Her team? Not one sponsor.
Holy Trinity and Oak Hall have finished in the top three at the 1A state meet the past two years. Oak Hall was third in 2014 while Holy Trinity added another title to their storied program. Last season, it was the Tigers missing out on the podium and the Eagles soaring to a runner-up finish. These two rivals look to battle it out again this spring.
The race for girls cross country athlete of the year was a close battle between 1A state champion Hannah Brookover of Calvary Christian and 4A state champion Bailey Hertenstein of Riverview. Brookover nabbed 53.05% or 2,944 of 5,549 votes to win the fan vote.
Oak Hall and Holy Trinity have been the top two teams in 1A for a long while. The Tigers have won the last three meetings at state. Is 2015 Oak Hall's year? Check out the top ten girls teams in the state's smallest class.
The Melbourne Holy Trinity team has had a stranglehold on Class A Region 3 for the last few years. The Holy Trinity boys have won the last three, the girls, the last two. Thursday ushered in a regime change in Region 3 as the BlueJackets won both boys and girls titles.
Runners at Calvary Christian Friday night were in a "Warrior" state of mind for the Warrior Invitational. Cooler temperatures didn't bother the athletes as you can see by the smile on their faces. Jeff Adams was on-site and took over 1,300 photos of all the action!
Of the eleven teams entered in the Green Devil Cross Country Meet, ten were from Pinellas County. Steinbrenner from nearby Hillsborough came to crash the party though. Hannah Brookover was equally impressive in the girl's race as the action went down at scenic Crescent Lake Park in St Petersburg. Andy Warrener has the recap of all the action.
This year's Crusader Gallop 5k was once again held at Sydney Dover Trails. Always known as a tough course this year was no different. This year there were even more challenges to the course. There have been wild boar tear up a good bit of the starting field so runners had to maneuver through a narrow start. Runners this year had to navigate up a 150 meter long hill, once at the start and again just before the 2 mile mark. The back part of the course a 1k loop proved most difficult. After heavy rains most of the day Friday there were many parts of that section under water or just down right muddy. The course is hill, sandy in parts and uneven.
Holy Trinity looks like the clear favorite to take the 1A state championship and add some more hardware to the school's rich history. The Tigers finished second behind Maclay in 2013, but look very balanced and are loaded with experience. They should receive a large number of points from Julie Wollrath and Samantha Folio in the distance events, sprinters Daryth and Gaby Gayles who are headed to Stanford as well as Mckenzie Kilborne, the reigning 1A champion in the high jump. Can Maclay stay on the podium once again or will Calvary Christian claim the second spot?
Hannah Brookover's running resume is dominated with phenomenal races in track and field. Her stunning, out-of-nowhere performance in the 1,600 meters — where she finished fourth at last year's Class A state meet — offered a huge boost in stature. (via Tampa Bay Times)
Calvary Christian High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Stacey Simmons as head track and field coach. (via Tampa Bay Newspapers)
Over two dozen teams headed to Central Florida and The First Academy site of the 1A Region 2 Championship. The First Academy boys continued to rack up the points while Lake Mary Prep girls and Calvary Christian TIED for the girls trophy with 77 points. Todd Grasley and Darrell Laxton were on-site to provide you with videos and photos from all the action!
Before coming to Calvary Christian in July of 2007 Greg Thiel was the Head Track and Field Coach at the University of South Florida. While at USF, they produced 24 All Americans, 67 Conference Champions, and give athletes who went onto compete at the Olympics.
It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon at the Sydney Dover Trails in Brandon for the Seffner Christian Invitational. Nearly a dozen teams made the trip to the course which they ran backwards for this race. They started off in a nice open field before testing their toughess on the sugary sand trails and mini hills the course threw at them. Jeff Adams was on-site with over one thousand photos!
Calvary Christian High School seniors, Logan Thiel and Jessica Maggio, signed letters of intent to run track for Arkansas State University.
I made the trip to Calvary Christian in Clearwater today to finally get a first hand look at the wonderful new $4 Million track facility that I had heard so much about. We at flrunners.com, in association with FLYRA (Florida Youth Running Association), are going to be hosting this year's Middle School State Championship there on May 5, 2012.
FLYRA and flrunners.com are proud to announce that the Middle School Track & Field State Championship will have a new home this spring. The meet, which has become the highlight of the middle school season in Florida and a launching pad for future stars, will switch coasts after three years at Holy Trinity in Melbourne. The championship meet will take place on May 5, 2012 at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater.