Walsingham Academy's varsity track team competed in the Charles City Invitational Saturday, March 23, against 14 girls teams and 18 boys teams. Walsingham was the only private school competing in the meet.
The sixth-place Trojan girls were led by senior Clare Kinney, who scored in all four of her events for a total of 24 points. Clare's highest placing was in the 800m run with Clare winning and freshman Emma Lobash finishing three-hundredths of a second behind her in second place. Clare threw a personal record in the shot put, garnering a third-place finish. She also placed fifth in discus. Clare capped off the day as the anchor of the 4x400 that placed fifth with her teammates Emma Lobash, Khatiana Perez and Christin Toth.
Jocelyn Covaney was a third-place medalist in the 100-meter hurdles and ninth in the 300mH. Leyjah Hamrick finished fourth in the 200m sprint and a fifth-place finish in the 400m dash with Khatiana Perez two-hundredths of a second behind her in sixth place. Christin Toth had two top 10 finishes, placing seventh in the 300m hurdles and eighth in the 100m hurdles.
The Trojan boys led by senior Patrick Murphy, who ran a personal record 4:46 mile to a third-place medal finish. Jack Shonka was ninth in the 800-meter run and the 4x400 team of David Carter, Adam Liu, Patrick Murphy and Jack Shonka raced their way to a sixth-place finish in a very competitive race.