Track and Field - Varsity Coed
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.
Josh Nguyen - Asst. Coach | EMAIL
Coach Nguyen is from Indian Trail, NC and attended Porter Ridge High School. He competed on the football team at Porter Ridge where he was the starting varsity defensive tackle for three years. He earned All-Conference honors in back-to-back seasons and was named team MVP in 2009. Nguyen was also a member of the varsity track and field team at Porter Ridge and went on to play football and throw shot put and discus at Guilford College for two years. He was nominated as Freshman Player of the Year for the ODAC Football Conference while playing at Guilford. Coach Nguyen later transferred to UNC-Charlotte in 2011 where he earned his BS in Religious Studies. His coaching experience includes two years with the Carmel Covenant Cats before joining the coaching staff for Covenant Day in 2016.
Track and Field - Varsity Coed
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Meet Recap 5/4/2019 Buccaneers Last Chance Classic
Our Lions turned in an excellent performance in this Saturday event, setting 13 personal records in the final meet before the conference championship. The distance runners for the boys' team all posted PR's in the 1600 meters: Bryson Mace 4:40, Logan Kolander 4:47, Ian DeYoung 5:02, John Kruger 5:03 and John Michael Salamone 5:04. Eva Lindner finished 2nd in the 1600 with a time of 5:28.23, and Kelsey Troutman took 2nd in the 800 with a new school record time of 2:18.9. Also achieving personal bests at this meet were Hannah Beth Brown, Emily Barnwell and Carolina Dancu.
Next up for the Lions is the NCISAA meet next week. The NCISAA 4A State Championship meet will be held on May 17/18 at Cannon School in Concord, NC.
Meet Recap 4/24/2019
The team had another great meet on April 24th, with many athletes once again setting personal best records. The 400 meter run was outstanding for our Lions at this meet with solid performances for the boys by Mark Tutton, Cole Walton, Ian Macurda, and Peyton Sykes, and for Kelsey Troutman, Carolina Dancu, Ryan Ricketson, Eva Lindner, Elle Kelada and Olivia Futch on the girls's side. Reagan Fauser set her own PR in the 800 meters, and Hallie Barnwell and Callie Fallis ran to the top 2 all-time CDS finishes in the 300 meter hurdles. The boys' 4 X 800 relay team of Johnny Pu, Ian Macurda, Peyton Sykes and Davis Troutman set a new school record in their event during this meet. Our field events saw personal records for David Billiard in the discus throw, and for Robin Dixon and Allie Kury in the shot put.
Meet Recap 4/17/2019
The Varsity Lions had a good showing at the CISAA meet at Providence Day on 4/17. Several athletes set personal records and some even turned in first place finishes.
David Billiard placed 1st in both the Discus and Shot Put throws. His 46-03 in the shot was a PR for Billiard.
Robin Dixon earned a 1st place in Shot with a 30-01, and Cat Wickerham was 2nd in Discus with a 83-03.
Hallie Barnwell raced to a 1st place finish in the 300m hurdles and set anew school record with her PR of 50.59
Eva Lindner set a PR of 11:57.76 in the 3200m, which was good for a 1st place finish, and a new school record.
Hannah Beth Brown finished the 1600m in 5:54.43, her new PR.
Our Girls 4 X 200 relay team of Callie Fallis, Hallie Barnwell, Lilly Shanahan and Kelsey Troutman finished in 1st place with a 1:51.63.
Mark Tutton set a PR of 53.46 in the 400m while finishing 3rd.
Other Lions setting PR's include: Johnny PU, Teddy Assefa, Kevin Wang, Gracie Jarvie, Danielle Dykes,Kelsey Troutman, Callie Fallis,Ashley Wielechowski, Lilly Shanahan, Caroina Dancu, Elle Kelada, Edwin Barnes, Nich Prevette, Will Turner, Andrew Wallis, Daniel Nelson, Echo Chen, Ryan Ricketson, Emily Barnwell, Olivia Futch, Anya Llivasy, Savannah Powers, Reagan Fauser, Davis Troutman, Ian Macurda, Harry Cogdill, Ian DeYoung, John Michael Salamone, Bryson Mace, Logan Kolander, Lawrence Hipps, Sarah Mitchell, and Allie Kury.
Meet Recap 4/13/2019 - Bojangles Classic Invitational
Senior Kelsey Troutman established a new school record for the 3200 meter run during Saturday's meet. Her time of 11:53. 27 bested the previous record by .72 seconds.
Meet Recap 3/16/2019 - Marvin Ridge Invitational
A small group of CDS athletes participated at the Marvin Ridge Invitational on the first day of spring break.
Kelsey Troutman made the finals of the 400 meter run, and ran her best time this season finishing 4th overall.
Cathryn Wickerham had her best throw this season in the girls discus, for a 9th place finish.
Bryson Mace lowered his best time in the 1600 meter run, finishing 18th.
The Lions also had good efforts by Cole Walton, Will Fitch, and Reagan Fauser in sprints and distance respectively.