Track and Field: Girls Win; Boys Have Best Performance Of 2019
Track and Field: Girls Win; Boys Have Best Performance Of 2019
Walsingham Academy

The Trojans varsity track and field team traveled to the Saint John Paul the Great meet last week. Walsingham's girls won the meet with 183 points -- 42 points more than second place Saint John Paul the Great.

This meet was one for the record books as the girls track team broke two more school records, bringing the total girls' school records set and broken this season to four.

Leyjah Hamrick broke the school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.31, an impressive achievement since the record she broke is from 2000. Rachel Owens took fifth in this event. Leyjah Hamrick was also first in the 100-meter dash and Rachel Owens was third.

Christin Toth broke the school record in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.32. The girls went 1-2-3 in this event with Emma Lobash in second and Jocelyn Covaney in third.

Jocelyn Covaney was the highest point scorer for Walsingham, scoring 48 points by winning the high jump, long jump, triple jump and the 100-meter hurdles. She also finished third in the 300-meter hurdles and second in the 4x400 relay with Dolby Forrest, Rachel Owens and Emma Lobash.

The Walsingham girls had a strong showing in the field events with Clare Kinney, Lisa Elfendahl and Martha Page Norsworthy going 1-2-3 in the discus. Clare Kinney and Martha Page Norsworthy also placed first and second in the shot put and Lisa Elfendahl placed fifth. Clare Kinney was second in the 400-meter dash and fourth in the 800-meter run followed by Dolby Forrest placing eighth. Kate Digges was eighth in the 1600 meter run.

The boys were second with 123 points in the best performance they have had this season, as evidenced by thirteen of the athletes achieving personal records at this meet.

Michael Dye led the boys team in scoring with three first-place performances and a fourth-place in the 4x400 for a total of 31.25 points. Michael and Elias Carr went 1-2 in the 110-meter hurdles. Michael also won the 300-meter hurdles with Elias finishing fourth. In his first ever high jump competition, Michael won after jumping 5 feet 6 inches, qualifiying him for the state meet.

Paul Tang was the second highest scorer with his 24 points achieved for the team by placing first in the triple jump, second in the long jump, fourth in the 400-meter dash and eighth in the 200-meter dash. Patrick Murphy won both the 1600 and the 3200 with Dominick Yacono in fourth place. Everett Digges took second in the discus and third in the shot put. Jack Shonka was fifth and Ethan Ricker was seventh in the 800-meter race. David Carter was sixth in the 400-meter dash and he anchored the boys 4x400 relay that took fourth place with his teammates Elias Carr, Michael Dye and Jack Shonka.

Complete results are on Milestat: https://va.milesplit.com/meets/338651/results/639836/raw#.XLJqXC-ZNBw