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McKay, Meadow Named Athletes of the Week on BHP
Posted 03/04/2013 07:49AM

Baylor McKay
Senior / Soccer

Brentwood Academy senior Baylor McKay, previously chosen as a BHP Student of the Week, is an outstanding student as well as a formidable soccer player.

With a 5-2 win over Goodpasture in the first scrimmage of the season, BA’s varsity soccer team is off to a good start. And Baylor hat a hat trick, scoring three of those goals.

“I’ve played soccer my whole life. It really is my thing,” Baylor said.

He plays both forward and center midfield positions.

“Baylor is a student and player of action,” English teacher Cindy Montgomery said. “He rarely talks about his accomplishments; he just accomplishes. Baylor is the student-athlete any teacher or coach wants on his team because he is reliable and consistent.”

Baylor is also an excellent trumpet player in the BA jazz ensemble and has run track in previous years. He is versatile and motivated.

Baylor will attend Trevecca Nazarene University in the fall and hopes to play soccer there, while majoring in business. He is the son of Mark and Laney McKay.

Megan Meadow
Sophomore / Track & field

Megan Meadow, a sophomore at Brentwood Academy., uses a diversity of skills to compete on the varsity track and field team.

A hurdler, triple, jumper, long jumper and sprinter, Megan will be competing in the pentathlon this year. She runs the hurdles in 15.93 seconds; has a triple jump of 36 feet, 6.25 inches; and has long-jumped 16-8.25.

Megan’s background in gymnastics prepared her for her track career at BA.

“I found that a lot of skills I learned as  a gymnast helped with my strength and technique in my running and jumping events,” she said.

Megan looks to her teammates and outstanding track stars Abbie Whitehurst, Breanna Tate and Deanna Tate for support, encouragement, and team spirit.

“Megan is a valuable, versatile, hard-working, powerful athlete,” Coach Cathy Cheeseman said. “She enjoys her teammates and doing all she can to fill in where the team needs her most. Her teammates appreciate her spunk and intensity. As a freshman in 2012 she qualified for the state meet in the triple jump as well as the 100 meter hurdles, and she was on the 4x200 meter relay. This season we hope to expand her role even more as she trains for the pentathlon.”

As competitive as she is, Megan is also compassionate and wants to work with special needs children one day. She plans to continue running track in college. She is the daughter of Chad and Marilyn Meadow.

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