Tyson/Trinity Gay Invitational Track Meet


Ana Shavaes

Justin Shavaes running the 4X800 meters race

Brynn DeLuca , Alumni Section Editor

The Tyson/Trinity Gay Invitational was on April 6th at the Lafayette track. This meet was in memory and honor of Lafayette alumni runner and Olympian Tyson Gay, as well as his deceased daughter Trinity, who will forever hold a place in our hearts.  Runners came from all around the county to participate in this meet.

The meet was for “A team” runners only, meaning runners who qualified with a certain time. Thirteen teams raced that night, including Bourbon County, Seneca, Frederick Douglass, Covington Catholic, North Hardin, and Ryle. The events raced were 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, 1600 meters, 3200 meters, relays, hurdles, pole vault, jumps, shot put, and discus.

The male 1600 meters race was one of many that occurred at the meet. Many of the Lafayette runners had their personal best time and sufficiently helped our score. Four runners were entered, including Will Cahill, Jacob Hunley, Caden Prigge, and Eli Milburn. There were 13 athletes that raced total in this event, and Lafayette racers came top 7th. Will Cahill placing 2nd getting a time of 4:43 minutes. Jacob Hunley placing 4th getting a time of 5:00 minutes. Caden Prigge placing 6th getting a time of 5:23 minutes. Eli Milburn placing 7th getting a time of 5:48 minutes. All of our athletes did an amazing job.

Another thrilling event was the femal100-meter race. This event abundantly helped Lafayette reach its high placing. Only one athlete was entered in this race, Rosa Smith. Her time was 12.7 seconds, placing her in 1st,  and scoring 10 points, a perfect score.

Both female and male teams did astounding and showed their General spirit. Lafayette female team placed 1st with a score of 110 points. The male team placed 3rd and scored 78 points.

An athlete, Justin Chavez, has a few words to say about his experience with the meet. “Running the 4×800 race was a lot. You have to work with your team, and every second isn’t just a reflection of you and your abilities. It’s of those other 3 teammates on your team. I ran my hardest at that meet. In honor of Tyson and Trinity, and to show what Lafayette is made of.”