Athlete of the Week Presented by College Hype 2/13/23: Kelsey Tarby

Senior captain Kelsey Tarby repeats as Patriot League Champion in the 300 meters.

February 13, 2023 – Story by Joshua Ross, photos by Will Wassersug 

It’s been an extremely busy week in the land of Hingham sports – records broken, championships won, and outstanding performance.  This week’s Athlete of the Week presented by College Hype, in addition to having an outstanding performance at the Patriot League Championships, is a model of consistency year after year.  Senior Kelsey Tarby defended her Patriot League title last week in the 300 meter race with a winning time of 42.18.  The captain of the winter track and field team, along with her three other captains, also finished second in the 4×200 relay helping the Harborwomen win the Patriot League Championships.

Kelsey is no stranger to titles and the spotlight. She was an important part in the girls soccer state title run in the fall.

“Kelsey is a huge impact to the Hingham Girl’s Track team not just for this year, but the past couple of years as well,” explains head coach Bob Ritz. “Her leadership plays a huge role in the success of this team. She is someone who will put in the work, rain or shine, in the off-season when no one is around and it goes to show the success she has had so far. She is someone that not only has gotten better throughout her time at Hingham, but has helped others as well through constant support and encouragement of teammates at practice and at meets. She will be going back to Indoor Nationals at the New Balance Facility in Boston as part of the 4×400 relay as well and in the open 400 meter run as well.”

Fellow senior captain Margaret Lowther draws attention to her leadership on and off the track.

“Her performance on Friday was a season record,” said Lowther.  “This winter season Kelsey has consistently performed as a stellar athlete and even better captain.  She comes to practice with such an important and positive energy that and everyone depends on. Our team is lucky to have her as a leader and role model. Our athletes know she means business and can rely on her for encouragement. I’m grateful I have her to push me through the hard workouts and a good friend to put the fun in every practice.”

Good luck in the weeks ahead.  We’ll be cheering you on.

Senior Kelsey Tarby receives her medal from Coach Q, along with her fellow captains, for their second place finish in the 4×200 relay.

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