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.
Farrell O'Quinn - Asst. Coach | EMAIL
Coach O'Quinn is a native Charlottean, and competed at Independence High School on the cross country, track and soccer teams. Her athletic career also includes four years on the Appalachian State University soccer team and one season as part of the Charlotte Lady Eagles soccer team. She obtained her BS in Exercise Science at Appalachian, and teaches science at the high school level at Covenant Day. Coach O'Quinn has more than 15 years of experience coaching soccer, track and cross country and has been coaching at CDS since 2004.
Track and Field - Varsity Coed
Meet Recap 4/12/2018
Our Varsity Track team traveled to Cannon School on 4/12 to host another CISAA meet. The Girls' and Boys' teams both took third, behind Cannon School and the Community School of Davidson. It was a successful meet for many of our athletes who excelled in their events. David Billiard took first in both the Shot Put and Discus, and Jacob Dahlberg recorded a personal record in the High Jump, winning the event with a height of 5-08. Jacob Goodling placed first in the Long Jump with a personal best of 18-10.50. Meg Hopkins threw her way to first place in the Shot, and second in Discus. In the 100m: Jaren Bryant took 1st, and Malik Beatty and Ben Blackard tied for 5th. Bryant also took 3rd in the 200m, while Peyton Sykes finished 2nd in the 400m, with Ian Macurda coming in at 4th. Davis Troutman placed 5th in the 400m and 6th in the 800m for the Lions. Kelsey Troutman set a personal record in the 400m while taking 1st place with a time of 1:01.80, and she also finished 3rd in the 200m. Olivia Mueth won the 800m with a personal best time of 2:40.30 and placed 4th in the 400m. Ryan Ricketson also had a personal record time in the 400m with a 1:09.50 which earned a 5th place finish. Grace Salo finished 2nd in the 800m, and Holly Levett took 4th in the 100m hurdles with a personl record time of 19:50. Our Girls' 4 X 400 relay team made a strong first place finish for the Lions (Troutman, Isabelle Dean, Mueth, Klohr) The team's next meet is April 25th at Charlotte Christian, starting at 3:45.
Both the Boys' and Girls' Track teams finished in second place overall in the meet held at Providence Day on Weds. 4/4. Highlights for the Boys' team included Ian Macurda finishing 3rd in the 400m and Davis Troutman finishing 4th in the same event, Peyton Sykes placing 3rd and Johnny Pu finishing 5th in the 800m, and our boys' 4 X 100 relay team of Blackard, Dahlberg, Bryant and Beatty taking the top spot in that event. On the Girls' side, Meg Hopkins won the Shot Put and took 2nd in the Discus, and Cathryn Wickerham finished in 1st for Discus and 3rd in the Shot Put. Kelsey Troutman took the #1 spot in the 800m and 2nd in the 400m, Eva Lindner finished 2nd in the 800m, and Alexis Klohr was 4th in the 200m event. The team will compete in another conference meet next Wednesday at Cannon School.
The Varsity Track team competed in a CISAA meet on 3/21 at Charlotte Latin, hosted by CDS. The meet was attended by the Burlington School in addition to CDS and Latin. Our Girls' team finished in second and the Boys' team finished in third place overall for the meet. Jaren Bryant and Jacob Dahlberg took second and 4th, respectively, in both the 100m and 200m. In the Girls 100m, Anslee Tigani came in 4th, followed by Isabelle Dean in 5th. Kelsey Troutman won 2nd in the 200m, and Alexis Klohr finished 4th. The girls claimed the top four spots in the 400m with Troutman (1), Eva Lindner (2), Klohr (3) and Dean (4), and Johnny Pu placed third in the boys 400m. Eva Lindner took 1st place in the girls 800m, and the relay team of Lindner, Klohr, Dean and Troutman also won the 4X400 relay with a time of 4:30.65. In the field events, David Billiard placed second in both the Shot Put and Discus, while Robin Dixon, Meg Hopkins and Cathryn Wickerham secured the top three spots in the Girls' Shot Put event. Wickerham also set a personal record and took first place in the Discus, with a distance of 87-11.
Covenant Day hosted a conference meet on March 14th at Charlotte Country Day. Our Boys' and Girls' teams both finished second overall at the meet and represented the school well. Parent volunteers assisted the coaching staff with hosting duties to make a successful meet for all involved. The Lions had a good showing once again in the field events with Jacob Goodling taking 1st in the High Jump and Long Jump, and David Billiard and Dillon Smith placing in the top ten for Shot Put and Discus. The Girls' team did well in Shot and Discus too, as Robin Dixon, Meg Hopkins and Cathryn Wickerham all earned 6th place or better. Our Lions finished strong in the running events at the meet as well with several athletes recording top times in their events.
The Varsity track team headed to Charlotte Country Day on 3/8 to participate in the early-season CISAA Relays. The Boys' team finished in 4th place overall and the Girls finished in 6th. Jacob Goodling grabbed a top finish and set a personal record in the High Jump, topping out at 5-08. Robin Dixon took 2nd place in the Shot Put with a distance of 28-04.50. The Boys 4X100 relay team placed 4th (J. Bryant, J. Dahlberg, L. King, C. Ross) and the Girls 4X100 team finished in 5th (A. Tigani, L. Shanahan, I. Dean, A. Klohr). In the 4X200 relay, our boys and girls' teams both came in fifth. The 4X400 the boys nabbed 4th (J. Bryant, D. Troutman, J. Pu, C. Nelson) and the girls raced to a 4th place finish as well. ( E. Lindner, O. Mueth, R. Ricketson, K. Troutman). The team made a good showing in the 4X800 with the girls team finishing in 3rd (K. Troutman, R. Ricketson, O. Mueth, E. Lindner) and the boys taking 5th (C. Hardin, I. Macurda, B. Mace, P. Sykes).