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Isis Covington: The Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week

Senior sprinter Isis Covington is the Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — For the second week in a row, a member of the Lady Raider track and field team has been named the Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.

Senior Isis Covington showed out in her events during Thursday’s Sandhills Athletic Conference meet, Richmond’s final tune-up heading into the postseason.

A four-year runner for the Lady Raiders, who competes in multiple events, Covington earned her first career selection.

Athletic Profile

Year: Senior

Spring Sport: Track & Field

Events: Sprints, Relays

Years on Varsity: 4 Years

Other Sports: Indoor Track and Field


Last week, the Lady Raiders closed out their regular-season schedule with a final SAC meet at Hoke County. Competing against the Lady Bucks, Pinecrest and Union Pines high schools, Richmond took second overall.

With 55.5 points on the board, Covington was a part of both of the Lady Raiders’ two event victories. 

Proving to be the fastest on the track in the 100-meter dash, Covington led a charge of Lady Raiders across the finish line in the race. She won with a final time of 12.67 seconds, just ahead of teammate Akeya Harrison (12.75 seconds).

Taking third and fourth, respectively, were Andrea Ellerbe (13.20 seconds) and Tenaziah McNeil (13.39 seconds).

Those same four runners brought in the second win for Richmond in the 4×100-meter relay. With a team time of 49.12 seconds, Covington closed the final 100 meters as the anchor to cruise ahead of second-place Pinecrest by over three seconds.

Although she didn’t participate in them during Thursday’s meet, Covington also runs in the 200-meter dash and the 4×200-meter relay, two events she’s also qualified for in regionals, in addition to the 100-meter and 4×100-meter relay.

Later this week, Covington and the Lady Raiders will aim to bring home the conference crown in the SAC championship meet at Pinecrest.

Isis Covington takes the baton from Taylor Newton during a relay race at a home meet on April 20. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)


Covington discusses her success last week, shares her anticipation and expectations for the upcoming postseason and tells where she plans to continue running in college.

The Richmond Observer will publish two more Official Richmond County Student-Athletes of the Week next week.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.