The Lutheran High North boys track and field team took home the TAPPS District 5-3A team championship Monday with a series of strong individual performances, continuing what has been a fruitful school year for the Lions' athletic programs.
The district team championship adds to a year that already had seen the football program’s first playoff win in more than a decade, a boys soccer district title and a girls basketball state championship.
Junior Xavier Neal led the Lions, who edged Rosehill Christian by four points for the team title. He won the individual district championship in the 200 meters with a time of 23.55 seconds, the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet and also anchored the 400 and 800 relay teams that won their races.
Marvin Robinson Jr. added another win for Lutheran High North, claiming the district title in the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 2 inches.
The Lutheran High North girls team placed sixth at the district meet. Lady Lions junior Hailey Wilson won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.18, while Sydney Cassens won the shot put with a throw of 32 feet, 2.25 inches.