A TK-12 Christ-centered,
College Preparatory School

Cross Country - Middle School

Team Roster


Athletics Roster

Jim Parrish - Head Coach | EMAIL

Coach Parrish is a native of Tampa, FL. As a high school athlete, he competed in track, cross country and soccer. He was also a member of the track team at Furman University. He holds a BA and MA from Furman and a Masters in Sports Administration from Ohio University. He has been coaching track and cross country for more than 25 years, and has twice been voted Conference Coach of the Year. Coach Parrish has been a part of the athletic staff at Covenant Day since 2006.

Payne Dinsbeer - Asst. Coach | EMAIL

Coach Dinsbeer is a Charlotte, NC native and a graduate of Covenant Day School. He was a member of the Varsity cross country and track programs during his high school years. His coaching experience includes six years as a middle school track, cross country and swim coach both at CDS and another local school. Coach Dinsbeer has been coaching at CDS since 2011.


Stephen Dillon '11 (Covenant College)

Cross Country - Middle School

Meet Recap 9/26/2018

Our MS Lions Boys team placed first in their meet on Wednesday at McAlpine, hosted by Charlotte Latin. Matthew Griffin hit the finish line first, followed closely by Andrew Hempe and Evan Hempe. The team's cumulative score edged out Providence Day by three points. The team will compete again on Tuesday when they travel to Cannon School in Concord for a 4:15 race.

Meet Recap 9/11 - Murdock Relays

The Covenant Day Lions team of Robbie Johnson, Andrew Hempe and Evan Hempe raced to a first place finish for the boys' team. Charlie Poston and Phoebe Lindner ran well once again as they continue build endurance for the season.

Meet Recap 9/4/2018

The Lions competed in a conference meet at McAlpine Park on Sept. 4th, hosted by Charlotte Latin. Phoebe Lindner and Charlie Poston both had outstanding races. Lindner is showing great improvement and is looking stronger every day, while Poston set a new personal record.

Meet Recap 8/28/2018

The first meet of the season was a success for our team. The boys' team took 3 of the top 5 spots in their race, led by Matthew Griffin, Robbie Johnson and Evan Hempe. Rebecca Gulley ran the first race of her career and Coach Parrish was impressed by her consistent effort.

Congratulations to Matthew Griffin, GCMSAA Boys' Champion! Matthew raced to 1st place in the GCMSAA Championship on Oct. 17, 2017 while setting a personal record time of 10:43.70!