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2013 high school girls track preview

March 24, 2013
By Nate Foreman (nforeman@altoonamirror.com) , The Altoona Mirror

It's been a frustrating preseason for spring sports coaches throughout the area, and it's no exception for those leading track and field programs.

The lingering winter conditions and snow-covered tracks are limiting outdoor workouts, causing coaches to find creative ways to get their teams ready for the start of the season.

"It's not too bad with the veterans, but it's really tough with new athletes," Central Cambria coach Randy Wilson said. "The kids have never seen so many nooks and corners of the school for workouts.

"You don't want to injure people. You can't have a sprinter open up when it's so cold out. It's not so bad with the distance runners, but running in town, sidewalks are covered with snow. The jumpers haven't really done much, either. It's really tough."

Even though much of the area has suffered from an extended winter, the schools in Cambria County still have several inches of snow on the ground.

And that puts over half of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference schools - as well as the Hertiage Conference team - at a bigger disadvantage, especially when it comes to looking at the big picture.

"I definitely think schools up here - we have it that much worse," Wilson said. "We literally have only been on our track a couple of times. When it comes to preparing for states, it's almost like we are getting a much later start than most of the schools in Pennsylvania.

"The one benefit, though, is that the kids are learning different ways they can work out on their own and at home."

Here is a look at the teams in the Mirror's coverage area with information as provided by the coaches:

Altoona

Coach: Steve Rhodes, 20th season

Career record: 131-35-1

League: Independent

Last year's record: 7-1

Roster: Seniors-Katelyn Goodman, Aubrey Hileman, Rebecca Laich, Carly Port, Alexa Weston, Tierra Williams. Juniors-Shannon Albright, Diana DeBernardis, Brianna Geist, McKenzie Hatch, Andrea Luciano, Alexis Mirenda, Hannah Mulhern, Alyssa Palfey, Morgan Pensyl, Abby Wagner, Jenna Abram, Zakira Clark, Jaylyn Luciano. Sophomores-Grace Baldessaro, Zoe Delozier, Rachel Dibert, Caitlyn Hall, Sierra Hillard, Hannah Jacobs, Amanda Menegay, Julia Paule, Nia Romanowicz, Ellie Sohmer, Casidy Weyandt.

Strengths: "Excellent attitude and work ethic. A strong desire for self improvement that hopefully will result in team success."

Concerns: "Injuries, scoring depth in certain events, and developing underclassmen who can compete and contribute at our level of competition. The poor early season weather has been slowing down our preseason preparation."

Overall outlook: "Our schedule will help prepare us for success at the district and state level, and I'm looking forward to a competitive season."

Assistant coaches: Mike Adams, Tom Fox, Rob Wahl, Rob Veloz, Pete Kishpaugh, Doug Spayd, Stacey King, Justin Genovese, Bill Reimer, Tom Musselman, Shane Graziosi, Tyler Fedeli, Ryan Gallagher, Jack Wagner.

Freshman coaches: Justin Arthur, Damon Luciano.

Bedford

Coach: Brian Creps, sixth season

Career record: 47-19

League: Laurel Highlands

Last year's record: 7-5 overall, 7-4 LHAC

Roster: Seniors-Carrie Baker, Haleigh Easter, Hannah Grimes, Jeri Rogish, Jalissa Snyder, Kayla Straub. Juniors-Kyra Burtnett, Cheyanne Claar, Monica Littlefield, Mikala May, Cassie Nave, Kellie Pyle, Jessica Querry, Rachel Shaffer, Maddie Tegeler, Emma Wess, Jasmine Williams. Sophomores-Chey Bebout, Lauren Diehl, Jessica Evans, Kelsey Koontz, Kaitlyn Lippencott, Hannah Meyers, Megan Morrhead. Freshmen-Carla Bush, Emilee Fierro, Alexis Imler, Caitlym Lazorka, Regan Louge, Nykkytta Mendez, Samantha Press, Emma Reftner, Macy Sheeder, Athena Sotirokis.

Strengths: "Nice balance of returning letter winners and newcomers."

Concerns: "We have a need for inexperienced members of the team to excel in some events to provide depth."

Overall outlook: "With a nice balance of returning letter winners and newcomers, we hope to compete for the Laurel Highlands and District 5 championships."

Assistant coaches: Gary Washington, Michelle Fisher, Jeff Hamilton, Matt Kline, Yvonne Bowser, Bill Creps.

Bellwood-Antis

Coach: Julie Roseborough, 48th season

Career record: 378-76-3

League: Inter-County

Last year's record: 13-1 overall, 9-1 ICC

Roster: Seniors-Katy Leamer, Lindsey Mercer, Michele Miller, Lauren Nevling, April Taylor, Valerie Chamberlin, Amber Evans, Kelsey Prough, Miranda Adams. Juniors-Ellen Crook, Christina DeGol, Emily Hanwell, Megan Martin, Bailey Swogger, Jessica Killinger, Tristin Miller, Katelyn Shaulis, Alexis Shade, Allison Morgan, Haneefah Harvey. Sophomores-Meghan Claar, Selena Damiano, Kelly Leamer, Alayna Roberts, Paige Padula, Hannah Cherry, Aubrey Abram. Freshmen-Kristi Carroll, Paige Dinges, Christina Kowalski, Taylor Hinkle, Kerri Little, Marissa Panasitti, Raegan Plowman, Caroline Taylor, Gabby Troutman, Elizabeth Whaley, Rozalyn Yancey.

Strengths: "We have 15 returning letter winners and some of the newcomers should help us."

Concerns: "We need time for the younger members to develop. The weather has hindered our progress."

Overall outlook: "We should be competitive by midseason."

Assistant coaches: Robin Campbell, Chris Brown, Ashley Brown, Carrie Kobuck.

Bishop Carroll

Coach: Philip Woo, sixth season

Career record: Not submitted

League: Laurel Highlands

Last year's record: 0-11

Roster: Seniors-Erin Koehle, Caroline Dillon, Catherine Hull. Juniors-Allison Przybyz, Mary Holtz, Coleena Markovich, Julianne Hutsky, Katelyn Clark. Sophomores-Carrie D'Andrea, Kelly Deskavich, Marissa Kauffman, Kim Sheriden, Kylee Farabaugh, Katie Bender, Alyssa Johnstone. Freshmen-Michaela Gresko, Sabrinna Fitzsimmons, Mikayla Poorman.

Strengths: "Highly motivated group with returning seniors. Fun to be around."

Concerns: "Lack of experience. No junior high feeder program."

Overall outlook: "Looking forward to upcoming season. Better numbers than in the past. If we can continue to motivate and they allow themselves to learn, I know they will achieve their own personal goals and good things will follow."

Bishop Guilfoyle

Coach: Brad Kanuch, first season

Career record: 0-0

League: Laurel Highlands

Last year's record: 0-11

Roster: Madi O'Leary, Jennifer Patterson, Lauren Ceshini, Caitlyn Harrison, Carly Rickens, Shaelyna Rickens, Lexi Luciano, Alexa Wharton, Meghan McCall, Maria Ruggery, Caitlyn Berkheimer, Jess Rudolph, Kristen Miller, Jamie Murgas, Sophia Griffin, Clara Good, Morgan Turchetta, Kayla Bates, Amanda Irvin.

Strengths: "A lot of people returning."

Concerns: Not submitted

Overall outlook: "Looks to be a promising year with many athletes returning."

Assistant coaches: Justin Wheeler, Pat Leamer, Joe Bilka.

Cambria Heights

Coach: Skip Jarvis, 15th season

Career record: Not submitted

League: Laurel Highlands

Last year's record: 7-7

Roster: Seniors-Kaitlyn Cunningham, Jenya Dautlick, Leah Gray, Jamie Snedden, Michhaela Sherry, Brenna Sumner, Taylor Trubus. Juniors-Shannon Link, Makayla Price, Sarah Farrell, Jennifer Shero, Devonna Weimert, Sarah Lane, Jessie Murphy, Breanna Farabaugh, Lindsey Boring, Amanda Illig, Cassidy Zemrose, Abbey McCann, Elizabeth Anna, Katie Semelsberger, Emily Cattoi. Sophomores-Alivia Coposky, Emily Sopta, Kirstin Davis, Cassandra Hoover, Taylor Whited, Mikayla Kozorosky, Aliyah Miller, Brianna High. Freshmen-Megan Dillon, Kassidy Kopera, Katelin Pompa, Agnes Hoover, Noelle Morrone, Elizabeth Hoover, Kaira Miller, Cierra Miller.

Strengths: "Throwing and jumping."

Concerns: "Lost many seniors last season and need to find replacements to fill the holes."

Overall outlook: "To take one track meet at a time and get as many to districts as we can."

Assistant coach: Jeanette Taylor.

Junior high coaches: Tammy Nagel, Nick Jamison.

Central

Coach: Brian Allison, fifth season

Career record: 9-31-1

League: Mountain

Last year's record: 0-14 overall, 0-9 Mountain

Roster: Meghan Replogle, Machenzie Cherry, Sierra Stern, Kaitlyn Zimmerman, Alyssa Clark, Jena Gunnett, Kelsey Brumbaugh, Lexie Wyandt, Kyra Larson, Shannon Weaver, Madeline Bartek, Ashley Hazlett, Hannah Moore, Hope Zimmerman, Colleen Hileman, Carly Maurer, Natalie Woodard, Rachel Claar, Krystle Pierce, Amy Park, Kyler Smith, Hannah Wyandt.

Strengths: "My strenths this year are some very talented girls returning to the squad. There are also several freshmen that ran last year in the junior high program that posted good times for their meets."

Concerns: "With only three weeks to get ready for the first meet, it never seems like enough time to get strengthened and learn new abilities. Weather always plays a part in this, too. There are a lot of girls this year that are new to track and field and it will take time to get them acquainted."

Overall outlook: "We should have a good year with the girls team. I believe the girls will train hard and step it up in other events and win meets."

Assistant coaches: Ray Brooks, Ron Hileman.

Junior high coach: Dan Hoover.

Central Cambria

Coach: Randy Wilson, third season

Career record: 18-2

League: Laurel Highlands

Last year's record: 9-1

Roster: Seniors-Alicia Archangelo, Katie Bracken, Alyssa Brandis, Megan Brumbaugh, Rose Campbell, Samantha Elkin, Kelsey Hagens, Larissa Hunt, Megan James, Taylor King-Brothers, Olivia Lipnic, Bre Maglett, Hope Mazieka, Lexi Murin, Tana Opdenhoff, Rebekah Pinkowski, Maris Ritchey, Ashley Smith, Renee Wahl, Marcy Wyland. Juniors-Lauren Buynack, Dawn Craft, Abby Davidson, Klein Kimball, Sorina Lautenbacher, Laken McKeel, Josie McKinley, Kasey Rorer, Brianna Wasser, Samantha Waterhouse. Sophomores-Jill Bracken, Ali Evans, Jordan Hayward, Erica Kozorosky, Cienna Lauer, Marilyn Locher, Madison Moore, Ali Papuga, Chelsia Persio, Rachel Pinkowski, Ashley Shaheen, Noelle Shay, Rileigh Tibbott. Freshmen-Colleen Albright, Kiley Anderson, Jackie Bracken, Aubrey Brown, Erin Conrad, Gabrielle Gironda, Michelle Hildebrand, Lindsay Monito, Andi Moritz, Seria Neumann, Alexus Sokira, Hannah Swope, Samantha Thomas.

Strengths: "We have a great mix of veterans and newcomers, and a willingness of athletes to try events outside their comfort zone."

Concerns: "The weather is a huge concern. It is difficult to keep new athletes motivated with such terrible conditions."

Overall outlook: "We are really putting an emphasis on the throws and jumps this year, and we hope to be competitive in the LHAC and at the district level. It's no mystery, Forest Hills has been and is the top team in the area."

Assistant coach: Tim Miller.

Junior high coaches: Darcy Rakar, Nikki Burkett, Brian Reynolds, Mary Wilson, Valerie Bailey, Krista Sossong, Annie Cekada.

Chestnut Ridge

Coach: Kami Oldham, second season

Career record: 5-4

League: Sideling Hill

Last year's record: 5-4

Roster: Seniors-Sarah Dikum, Morgan Weyant, Madison Winegardner. Juniors-Hannah Butler, Tiara Malec, Amanda Kostryk, Mikah Hobson. Sophomores-Megan Anderson, Kim Bischof, Lakyn Corle, Holly Davis, Emily Finnegan, Toshia Rush, Makayla Weaverling, Cassandra Wright, Caitlyn Ferguson. Freshmen-Rylee Bosch, Casie Callihan, Kori Diehl, Lydia Diehl, Gabrielle Donatelli, Sidney Fleegle, Carly Lapinski, McKenzie Lohr, Miranda Soliday, Leah Wertz.

Strengths: Not submitted

Concerns: Not submitted

Overall outlook: "This year's girls are a strong group of athletes. The returning athletes are well-established in what is expected and striving to meet new distances and times. We have a strong group of freshmen that are very eager to work. We have a very capable coaching staff enabling us to help the athletes in all areas. We are very optimistic about a winning season."

Assistant coaches: Cassie Manelick, Sarah Strayer, Sarah Brambley.

Everett

Coach: Sue Conner

Career record: Not submitted

League: Inter-County

Last year's record: 7-6-1 overall, 5-4-1 ICC

Roster: Senior-Alyshia Sechoka. Juniors-Rachel Barkman, Baylee Beegle, Kim Clark, Serena Hess, Brianne McFarland, Shiane Pittman, Courtney Price, Amanda Weist, Carla Weist. Sophomores-Sadie Christensen, Cassie Cicala, Nicole Clark, Kiera Evans, Makenzie Ford, Nicole Goldizen, Jillian Imes, Shanna Peterson, Ciara Smith, Keyana Sparks, Kayla Valentine, Kayla Ruby, Shanna Bequeath, Erica Bittinger, Megan Hott. Freshmen-Lexie Brallier, Emma Burke, Renee Cogan, Rebecca Hess, Kayla Kimmell, Kestrel Kuhne, Charmane Wigfield.

Strengths: "Baylee Beegle returns as two-year top point leader and a district long jump champion along with fellow sprinter/jumper Shiane Pittman to help lead."

Concerns: "Filling the slots that last year's senior class left - they brought in so many points, especially in the field events. We have very little experience returning."

Overall outlook: "We will take our lumps in dual meets, but hopefully by the end of the season, the cream of the crop will rise to the top for the big meets at the end of the season. I'm looking for our juniors to be our leaders this season."

Assistant coach: Samantha Downey.

Hollidaysburg

Coach: Don Tantius, 26th season

Career record: Not submitted

League: Independent

Last year's record: 5-5

Roster: Seniors-Emily Ansley, Michelle Muir, Lindsey Parnell, Lauren Pheasant, Nicole Reigh, Anna Clouse, Kaitlyn Hughes. Juniors-Maddy Aungst, Caitlyn Batiste, Taylor Baum, Casey Campbell, Tessa Clark, Victoria Gleason, Alexandria Galanti, Taylor Givler, Ginger Glass, Meghan Keefer, Abby Love, Jess Melusky, Kayla Roman, Makayla Williams, Randa Zamman, Jessica Brumbaugh, Jenna Delozier, Sarah Goss, Alexis Liebal, Bethany McCarl, Alexis Palfy, Dora Matejak, Kiki Davis, Morgan Jennings, Courtney Storm. Sophomores-Ashlyn Estep, Sandra Johnson, Taylor Pond, Audrey Simpson, Alexis Robins. Freshmen-Alex Allen, Tia Biesinger, Madelyn Betar, Bailey Burchfield, Rory Grassadonia, Madison Fitch, Michaela Kurty, Ceara Lance, Marissa McCoy, Emily Meyers, Kara Sease, Lauren Singer, Victoria Surma, Makenzie Wilkinson.

Strengths: "There is strength in numbers and ours are up again this year. Very strong freshman and junior class with gives us some depth in a number of events."

Concerns: "Lack of experience. When your freshman class is larger than your sophomore and senior classes combined, I'd say you lack experience."

Overall outlook: "I am looking forward to an excellent season. We have a number of incoming freshmen and first-year athletes that will have an impact."

Assistant coaches: Jenn McConnell, Alysha Kachur.

Huntingdon

Coach: Sam Slicker, first season

Career record: 0-0

League: Mountain

Last year's record: Not submitted

Roster: Seniors-Hannah Cunningham, Karla Kozak, Jessi Roth. Juniors-Shannan Davidow, Rochelle Fairish, Morgan Granlund, Sophia Jenken, Katie Kurtz, Hannah Lynn, Shannon McKenzie, Natalie Romano. Sophomores-Andrea Dively, Rachel Flemming, Mackenzie Garner, Hanna Hess, Kendra Hess, Jenna Hoover, Olivia Kruse, Jacinda Newby, Steph Parks, Lexi Sauders, Madeline Suba, Marissa Swope, Carley Wike. Freshmen-Sarah Bernard, Marylauren Davignon, Logan Felton, Lauren Jadlocki, Olivia Marker, Hannah Miller, Lucia Person, Kali Reed, Kasey Rudolph, Ashton Stone, Maddi Thompson, Kate Thurston-Griswald.

Strengths: "We have a large number of talented underclassmen and great leadership."

Concerns: "The weather is not cooperating with us this year. With our middle school not complete, gym space is at a premium."

Overall outlook: "The team may start out slow, but improve greatly as the season progresses."

Assistant coaches: Adam McBride, Jessie Ritchie, Paul Zeiders, Sally Frehn.

Juniata Valley

Coach: Suz Price, 36th season

Career record: 175-136

League: Inter-County

Last year's record: 6-5 overall, 5-5 ICC

Roster: Seniors-Ashlee Dick, Emily Thatcher, Scarlett Vogle, Alexa LeCrone, Maria Diete. Juniors-Taylor Cooper, Sarah Jefferis, Rachael Johnson, Haley Myers, Taylor Young, Rebekah Mohnkern, Mckayla Showalter. Sophomores-Taylor Boonie, Brooke Emery, Sierra Gardner, Faith Leri, Chely Miller, Ashley Sneath, Danielle Suomela, Sofia Varner, Bree Oldham. Freshmen-Emily Claar, Janelle Dick, Erin Forgy, Riana Islett, Maddie Perow, Michaela Smith, Chelsea Wagner.

Strengths: "We have some experience retunring in all areas."

Concerns: "The weather is really hurting us. We are not able to work on jumping and throwing the way we normally do, so we are behind where we would like to be now."

Overall outlook: "I think we can be pretty good by mid-season."

Assistant coaches: Bill Musser, Shane Thomas, Krista McCrum.

Northern Bedford

Coach: Jeff Batzel

Career record: 85-6

League: Inter-County, Sideling Hill

Last year's record: 11-0

Roster: Seniors-Alyssa Smith, Maria Snyder, Leah Hershberger, Marina Replogle, Bethany Cronrath, Briana Beach, Jillian Bottenfield, Anna Clapper, Danielle Johnson, Cierra Cottle. Juniors-Stephanie Ellis, Lauren Morris, Abby Beach, Makala Gates, Mya Sollenberger, Danielle Dodson, Kit Fink, Macy Gates, Lana Gochnour, Ashlee Gojeski. Sophomore-Savannah Heaton. Freshmen-Courtney Bowser, Shelby Crooks, Leah Muthler, Victoria White, Megan Devine, Breanna Leidy, Paige Thomas.

Strengths: "Strong individual performers, talented and experienced senior class."

Concerns: "Depth, field events."

Overall outlook: "We should be very competitive and look to have another winning season."

Assistant coaches: Tracy Muthler, Mike O'Dellick, Mark Muthler, Danyel Brallier, Bill Imler, Matt Franks.

Northern Cambria

Coach: Jim Rocco, 24th season

Career record: Not submitted

League: Heritage

Last year's record: 4-7

Roster: Seniors-Adrienne Tubo, Rachel Kirsch, Breanna Powers, Tori Roach, Ashley Buterbaugh. Juniors-Chelsea Brady, Ally Kopera, Renee Paronish, Mikaela Gobrecht, Sienna Previte, Martina Leonard, Nessa Myers, Maura Risbon, Brittnee Bopp, Paige Weiland. Sophomores-Melissa Bender, Alyssa Birchall, Adriana Frontino, Laken Lapso, Brooke Leib, Alanah Pavlick. Freshmen-Laken Birchall, Samantha Rocco, Holly Thomas.

Strengths: "We have decent numbers and experience in middle distance with state cross country qualifier Ally Kopera leading the way."

Concerns: "We have no true sprinters, but are working to get help here from some new people. Our numbers are relatively low, so injuries area a big concern."

Overall outlook: "I see our success measured in individual improvement rather than wins. We have the potential for some good individual seasons."

Assistant coach: Jenny Westrick.

Junior high coaches: Rick Bernard, Denny Marshall.

Penn Cambria

Coach: Lauren Kudlawiec, third season

Career record: Not submitted

League: Laurel Highlands

Last year's record: 3-9

Returnees: Senior-Carly Petney. Juniors-Sara Clauto, Danielle Pompa, Debbie Slovikosky, Sienna Myers. Sophomores-Monica Lee, Arlee Simendinger, Michelle Smithbauer, Shadyn Swope.

Newcomers (class not provided): Tori Acker, Bethany Conley, Tiffany Conley, Kayla Davis, Abby Houge, Marissa Myers, Hannah Orlosky, Shelly Pompa, Stephanie Seymore, Cassidy Vincent, Meghan Wheeler.

Strengths: "I believe that our distance and sprinting events will be strong, as we have some very talented young ladies returning in those events this year."

Concerns: "We do have a small team this year with 20 girls, which puts us at a disadvantage in terms of the number of people competing in each event."

Overall outlook: "I have always been blessed with a great group of dedicated young ladies who encourage each other and work to their potential. I believe that this year is no different. Our small team allows us to get to know each other and truly bond as a team."

Assistant coach: Tamara Rakar.

Philipsburg-Osceola

Coach: Doug Perry, 15th season

Career record: 103-65

League: Mountain

Last year's record: 9-4 overall, 5-3 Mountain

Roster: Seniors-Cassidy Bauman, Joah Ceprish, Katherine Evans, Maggi Ferguson, Cheyenne Hutton, Makayla Pusey, Rachel Wardo. Juniors-Meili Belko, Tiffany Bertothy, Caitlin Burns, Rebecca Groff, Taylor Guelich, Natesha Harned, Teaica Putillion, Jordyn Walstrom. Sophomores-Maddie Beck, Danielle Moore, Liz Robertson. Freshmen-Sarah Bainey, Cheyenne Bone, Olivia Franchock, Celena Garcia, Lisa Heginbothom, Chandler Holden, Brittney Kline, Ryann Knowles, Shawna Lumadue, Ciara Nearhood, Hannah Shimmel, Mandy Schmidt, Gabby Wasilko, Jamie Watro, Kylie Whitehead.

Strengths: "Throwing events."

Concerns: "Experience."

Overall outlook: "We will have a good year if we improve throughout the season."

Assistant coaches: Kelly Dobo, Tim McCamley, Tracy Vipond, Amanda Eason, Dave Caslow, Rob Thompson, Roy Warlow.

Portage

Coach: Gary Gouse

Career record: Not submitted

League: WestPAC

Last year's record: 2-6

Roster: Seniors-Shannon McConnell, Chelsea Dividock. Juniors-Olivia McCabe, Emily Chobany, Kaitlin Sendzik, Vanessa Kuisick, Desiree Flynn, Alina Flynn, Leanna Fordick. Sophomores-Siarra Crum, Ashley McGough, Sarah Popish, Abby Nadolsky, Paisley Zatek, Abby Koenigsbeg. Freshmen-Lexi Woeniak, Sam Fedorko, Katie Nolan, Kacie Baker, Kaylee Plummer, Allison Cerwnsky, Summer Slebodnick.

Strengths: "The returning letter winners have great potential. They gained experience at districts last year and have the ability to place this year."

Concerns: "The lack of team depth will be a concern."

Overall outlook: Not submitted

Assistant coaches: Jeremy Burkett, Lance Hudak, Terry Miller, Gabrielle Gouse, Brad Rousell.

Tussey Mountain

Coach: Jessica Little, first season

Career record: 0-0

League: Inter-County

Last year's record: 4-4

Roster: Seniors-Carlee Bussard, Lauren Dodson, Jacki Mock, Summer Heath, Kenzie Coffman. Juniors-Samantha Coffman, Allyson Gearhart, Morgan Lynn, Kelsey Coffman, Paige Thomas. Sophomores-Temma Border, Hannah Dickson, Johanna Fitzhugh, Devin Folk, Krysten Miller, Courtney Rupert, Alyse Starr, Amanda Stoudnour, Cheyenne Brenna, Caroline Neuharth. Freshmen-Alyssa Bollman, Beth Riley. 8th grade-Jaclyn Bollman, Autumn Hall, Ivie Morningstar. 7th grade-Madison Herr.

Strengths: "We have three good athletes who had injuries last year, which didn't allow them to participate most of the season, and now they are back and ready to be competitive."

Concerns: "We hope that everyone will be able to stay healthy and meet her personal goals to make is a successful season."

Overall outlook: "We have a dedicated group who will work hard and strive to do their best. They are getting stronger through each workout and are excited to begin the track season."

Assistant coaches: Chris Carrier, Garret Cloud, Casey Flaherty.

Tyrone

Coach: Chris Shedd, fourth season

Career record: 1-34

League: Mountain

Last year's record: 1-11 overall, 1-8 Mountain

Roster: Seniors-Olivia Adams, Casey Branstetter, Alyssa Brisbin, Lindsay Emigh, Mikayla Fisher, Katurah Weaver. Juniors-Katie Bowser, Alexa Patton, Mariah Robison, Israel Stroud, Jordyn Swogger. Sophomores-Michaela Diehl, Karah Kaltenbaugh, Davina Lee, Grace McKernan, Lena Walk. Freshmen-Emily Beam, Carly Crofcheck, Beth Hunter, Erika Voyzey, Allison Wilinski, Jordan Wiser.

Strengths: "Experience in sprints, hurdles, middle and long distance, jumps and throwing events."

Concerns: "Young additions with limited experience. Will need to develop skill positions."

Overall outlook: "We have a good many solid performers, but not a lot of depth. We will need to develop our younger members, but this team should be able to compete very successfully."

Assistant coaches: Steve Everhart, Marcus Owens, Patrick McNelis, Rick Emigh, Rob hopkins, Wally Miller, Adam DePiro.

 
 

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