Track & Field Championship Meets Roundup: Girls Win 6th Straight State Championship

Walsingham Academy's track and field teams competed at three championship meets, culminating in a sixth straight state championship for the girls' team.

At the TCIS Championship on Tuesday, May 11, the girls finished in a very close second place. The boys were competitive and finished in sixth place and received the Betty Jean Riddick Sportsmanship Award.

Jeylah Hamrick finished first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Emma Lobash finished first in the 300-meter hurdles and set a new school record in the process. Jocelyn Covaney was named Female Athlete of the Year.

Mr. Anthony Green was also named Coach of the Year.

The Trojans then traveled to St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Chantilly for the Catholic State Championship Meet on Saturday, May 15.

The girls again finished second with the boys finishing in fourth place. Jocelyn Covaney was named the meet's MVP.

Finally, the teams headed to Richmond for the VISAA State Championship Meet on Friday, May 21. There the girls once again became VISAA Division II Champions for the sixth year in a row!

Among the outstanding performances at the state meet were:

  • Three top-3 finishes for Jocelyn Covaney, including a school record-breaking win in the 100-meter hurdles
  • Three top-3 finishes for Emma Lobash, who broke her own school record in the 300-meter hurdles
  • Two top-3 finishes for Olivia Robinson, including second place in the high jump
  • A third-place finish in the 100-meter dash for Jeylah Hamrick
  • A second-place finish for the 4x400 team of Emma Lobash, Olivia Robinson, Jocelyn Covaney, and Isabella Kennedy
  • A second-place finish for the 4x800 team of Maxine Horne, Sallie Brooks, Kate Digges, and Isabella Kennedy
  • Two top-3 finishes for Elias Carr, including two personal records
  • A first-place finish and personal record for Jordan Horne in the triple jump

The boys had a great day, finishing fifth out of 30 teams. It was one of the highest finishes ever for the boys' team.

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on their additional recognitions:

  • Jocelyn Covaney '21: State Catholic & TCIS MVP
  • Everett Digges '22: First-Team All-State Catholic; Second-Team All-TCIS
  • Jeylah Hamrick '24: First-Team All-State Catholic; First-Team All-TCIS
  • Elias Carr '22: First-Team All-State Catholic
  • Emma Lobash '22: First-Team All-State Catholic; First-Team All-TCIS
  • Olivia Robinson '21: Second-Team All-TCIS