Athlete of the Week

Congratulations Lanae Carrington: the Bucks Montco Girls Athlete of the Week
Posted on 01/17/2023
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Truman High School junior and track and field athlete Lanae Carrington was voted the Courier/Intell’s Bucks Montco Girls Athlete of the Week for Jan. 2-8. Out of the week’s top performers, Carrington received 1,556 votes or 43% of the vote to win.

At the Ocean Breeze Freedom Games, Carrington raced to a first-place finish in the girls 600-meter White Run with a time of 1:44.04, which ranks as the top indoor time in Pennsylvania this season.

While the other four nominees were all basketball players, Carrington said it feels amazing to be Athlete of the Week.

To know that I had 1,556 votes is honestly crazy as I did not know the number was that high,” said Carrington. “I honestly just appreciate anyone who has voted for me and even just spread the word around.”

For her accomplishments in track, Carrington is most proud of qualifying for indoor states last year in the 400-meter, making districts for the 300-meter hurdles at the last outdoor season, and being number one for the 600-meter right now in Pennsylvania.

“It’s honestly surreal to actually say that,” she said.

Despite her number one status in the 600-meter, Carrington’s favorite event is actually the 800-meter.

“Many people would say I’m crazy, but there is just something about running it – the timing and everything that goes into it – it’s what I would say is the perfect distance for me,” she said.

Carrington’s current goals for track is to focus on qualifying for states for both indoor and outdoor, and she plans to continue running in college too.

“That is the big goal this year. I really want to get that up to par times, so that I can have as many opportunities to run in college,” said Carrington.

Her team and the entire Truman community are happy for Carrington’s achievement.

“Lanae exemplifies excellence as a student athlete in everything she does,” said Principal Jon Craig. “The Truman community is so proud of her achievements.”

Lanae Carrington

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