In Richmond today two of our Tandem runners competed in the VISAA State Championship Track Meet to amazing results. Junior Lilly B came in 5th in the state in the 400m, setting a personal record with a time of 1:04.84, and came in 6th in the state in the 200m with a time of 28.46. These times earned her All-VISAA Track Team honors in both events. Senior Erin O came in 15th in the state in the 3200m (five spots above where she was seeded!) with a time of 14:22.58. Tandem runners were accompanied by coaches Melissa Winder and Mary Lyman Bias, and Athletic Director Sarana Hyatt. What an amazing day on the track in Richmond! Go Badgers!!
Senior soccer player Anya B, who helped lead the Tandem girls team to a 5th in state ranking and a conference championship, was featured as the Daily Progress Spotlighted Athlete. Check out a great article about Anya and the team here.
Our Badger varsity boys basketball team completed a great season this weekend. The Greater Piedmont Athletic Conference announced All-Conference honors during the GPAC tournament, and five Tandem players were named. Congratulations to the following Badger student athletes for their fine play this season:
Tvo G. - First Team All Conference
DJ W. - First Team All Conference
Zephan D. - Second Team All Conference
Jay M. - Second Team All Conference
Alden S. - Second Team All Conference
Congratulations to the entire team, and to coaches Sam and Stanley, on a remarkable season. The last few weeks were a real test of endurance and playing skills, and every person gave it their best winning seven straight games in three weeks! Go Badgers!
We're proud to share that Tandem Friends coach and Middle School PE teacher Avis Fields was named Coach of the Year in the HER Inaugural Sports Awards. HER SPORTS hosted these awards (held in honor of National Girls and Women’s Sport Day) to acknowledge the accomplishments of local female athletes and coaches in Charlottesville and surrounding counties; winners were announced on February 5. Locally, Avis coaches JV Volleyball at Tandem Friends, HER Sports Club Volleyball, and Vision Sports Club volleyball. She is a certified Hip-Hop Step instructor. She coached Junior Olympic 16U and 18U volleyball teams in Charlotte, NC and assistant coached a D-I volleyball team at Winston-Salem University. She is also a recipient of a local Golden Apple teaching award. Avis brings an empowering positivity and compassion to her coaching and teaching. Congratulations, Avis, on this well-deserved award!