Coastal Christian High Unveils New Athletics Facility
Coastal Christian High School celebrated the grand opening of its brand new athletics facility on Wednesday afternoon.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Coastal Christian High School celebrated the grand opening of its brand new athletics facility on Wednesday afternoon.
The new track was unveiled just in time for the program’s 10th anniversary. In the fall of 2011, CCHS parents Jim and Sharon Finley pitched the idea of a track team and in the spring of 2012, 14 boys, a young head coach and a few “wobbly” hurdles created the team.
Today, 10 years later, with dozens of individual state champions and two team state championships, the school can practice long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault , 60 meter sprints, 60 meter hurdles and the shot put. The facility also includes a weight zone with three-bar machines, rings, ropes, and inversions.
Head coach Maya Baxter says this will allow the team to continue to grow and improve their skills even further.
“We have a lot of athletes now who maybe see a vision in competing at the college level, to be able to just branch it out to pursue their goals in life, and eventually be able to become D1 athletes, D2 athletes and open more doors for them outside of high school,” Baxter said.
The track and field team now consists of 87 athletes, nearly one-third of the Coastal Christian student body.