As one of Hockaday's Four Cornerstones, Athletics play an important role in the lives of Hockaday students. Our sports activities, as well as our physical education classes teach us to enjoy the mental, physical, and ethical balance through learning that stems from teamwork, self-sacrifice and perseverance.
Hockaday competes in theSouthwest Preparatory Conference (SPC)in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. In addition, Hockaday students compete in crew and fencing.
Cross country athlete Adoette Vaughan placed 11th in the Foot Locker National Championship meet in a time of 18:02.2 over a tough 5 km course! This race was held December 9 at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Adoette continued her Texas Cross Country dominance this season after her 1st place in the SPC Championship race for the 3rd straight year, by finishing in 9th place at the South Regional Foot Locker meet, qualifying her for the national championships. Going into the National Championship, she had a speed rating of 143, which ranked her 18th among the athletes competing. During the National Championship race, Adoette showed great drive and determination, where she covered the first mile in 22nd place, and continued to pass 11 girls to finish in 11th place! She improved to 2nd overall for the South Region from the regional performance.
The Hockaday Varsity Cross-country team won the SPC Championship with ease last Saturday, November 11th. Hockaday scored 31 points and the closest team to the Daisies was Kinkaid with 67 points. Adoette Vaughn finished as the SPC Champion for her third consecutive year, beating the second place runner by almost a minute. Caroline Forbess captured 3rd place with an impressive finish and 6 of the Hockaday runners finished in the top 20, gaining All-SPC recognition. Congratulations to Coach Bean and his staff and to all of our girls!! See below for the final results:
Hockaday – 31 Adoette Vaughn -1st Alyssa Taylor – 21st