The White House High School Track and Field team celebrates a successful 2021 season with a end of year banquet at Richie’s Hot Wings Restaurant near the close of the school year.
Coach A.J. Day awarded several athletes and honored three seniors: Femi Richards, Alexis Bess and Lilly Ring.
Femi Richards, who recently signed to do the high jump as a track athlete at Carson Newman University, was named the boys MVP. Richards finished the year as a sectional qualifier and won three county championships in the long jump, triple jump and high jump.
Junior Kerra Marsh was named the girls MVP, falling just seconds short of a sectional qualifier as a runner. Marsh and Richards were among several multi-sport athletes on the team, as both ran for the Blue Devils cross country team.
Ring was named as a captain. Ring plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University and major in elementary education.
Bess is a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and track and field and will be attending Freed-Hardeman University and playing basketball and majoring in kinesiology.
The most improved awards went to Ashtine Hooper and Ayden Weems.
The All-In, All-Out awards were given to Morgan Potts and Chase Singleton.
The newcomer awards were given to Marley Hyde and Christian Hart.
“I am so thankful for the opportunity to coach this group,” Coach A.J. Day said. “I genuinely enjoy it. They have proven to me that there are still some children who don’t shy away from hard work, who are not scared of complete commitment, and who can work through adversity. This team, and this small group of seniors, will be remembered as the group who put this program on the track to long term success. I couldn’t be more proud.”
Photos by Amber Burton