The Trojans track and field team continued their season success this past Tuesday when the girls team finished second in a field of 11 teams at the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools.
Three school records were broken at the meet. Junior Leyjah Hamrick broke her own 100-meter dash record with a time of 12.42 and broke the 400-meter dash record in a time of 58.79. This is an incredible accomplishment as this is 4.17 seconds faster than her personal best in this event. Freshman Emma Lobash just began hurdling this season and in her fourth time to ever compete in the 300-meter hurdles, she broke the school record with a time of 49.99.
Eight Trojan girls made TCIS All-Conference Honors by placing in the top three of the following events: Leyjah Hamrick was first in 400-meters, and second in 100- and 200-meters. Leyjah's accomplishments at the TCIS meet was recognized as the highest-scoring female runner in the meet. Clare Kinney was second in both the shot put and discus and she anchored the third place 4x800 relay team with her teammates: Kate Digges, Dolby Forrest and Antonia van Nahmen. Jocelyn Covaney was second in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the 300-meter hurdles. Emma Lobash was second in the 300-meter hurdles and third in the 100 meter-hurdles. Martha Page Norsworthy was third in shot put.
In addition to those making all-conference honors, the following scored in the meet: Lisa Elfendahl was fourth in the discus and Clare Kinney was fourth in the 800-meter run. Jocelyn Covaney was fifth and Olivia Robinson was sixth in the high jump. The Trojan girls demonstrated their competitiveness in the relays by placing fourth in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. The 4x100 relay team consisted of Jocelyn Covaney, Emma Lobash, Rachel Owens and Olivia Robinson. The girls 4x400 relay team was comprised of Clare Kinney, Khatiana Perez, Olivia Robinson and Antonia van Nahmen.
The boys team was handicapped with six athletes, including all five seniors, out for advanced placement exams. Despite the disadvantage, the boys competed well with freshman Elias Carr placing fifth in the 110-meter hurdles, sophomore Michael Dye racing to fifth in the 300-meter hurdles, and sophomore David Carter taking sixth in the 400-meter dash and qualifying for the VISAA state meet in this event. The boys 4x800 team of Jake Falcone, Ethan Ricker, Parker Shonka and Dominick Yacono placed sixth.
The team is looking forward to the State Catholic Championship Meet on Saturday, May 11 at Saint John Paul the Great in Dumfries and their season finale VISAA meet on May 18 at Sportsbackers Stadium in Richmond. Good luck Trojans!