’16 PREVIEW: East Clinton High School girls track and field


Compiled by Mark Huber



The East Clinton High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Samantha Louk, Olivia Guard, Karley Brown, Emilee Cross, Tressana Osborne, Rebecca Bevan; middle row, coach Steve Sodini, Brooke Vineyard, Page Hughes, Kylee Hidy, Courtney Graves, Hannah Pickering, Cassie Parks, Tia Edison, Alexandra Hughes, Shelby Williams, coach Michael Fritz; back row, Brittney Wheeler, Veronica Brewer, Samantha Gaddis, Kaylee Fox, Katie Vida, Alexis Haines, Reese Morgan, Addison Dzuris, Mindy Bean. Team members Haylee Garrison, AJ Mclees, Lacey Peterman were not present for the photo.


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TEAM RECORD, IN 2015

8th place in SCOL

HEAD COACH

Michael Fritz, 3rd Year

COACHES in PROGRAM

Middle school boys Cody Mathews; middle school girl Andrew Ramsay

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING (stats, honors)

Kylee Hidy – SCOL 6th place 4×100 and 7th Place 4×200; Mindy Bean – SCOL 6th place 4×100; Courtney Graves – SCOL 7th place 4×800; Hannah Pickering – SCOL 7th place 4×800

KEY NEWCOMERS

Tressana Osborne – senior, sprints – Dual sport athlete (softball and track). Returns to track after running in middle school. Alexis Haines – senior, sprints, distance – Returns to track after running in middle school. Veronica Brewer – sophomore, sprints, distance – 1st year track after being on cross country team. Brittney Wheeler – freshman, sprints – standout runner on the middle school team last year. Lacey Peterman – freshman, sprints, distance – Dual sport athlete (softball and track).

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Brooke Carpenter – Graduation. Rebecca Noggle – Graduation

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our numbers and work ethic. This is the largest and most talented team we’ve have had in my three years as track coach. This also the hardest-working and most excited team that I’ve had as well. Coach Sodini and I have put on emphasis on getting more athletes on the team each year. We believe the benefit of more numbers on the team will help to breed more competition among everyone. So far, this increase in numbers has helped to increase our overall work ethic as a team.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Our focus. The spring is a busy time for all of our athletes and as coaches we understand that. We try to get a lot out of our athletes in this month span before the season starts. As a team, we are excited to get the season underway.

TEAM TO BEAT IN SCOL

Washington. Coach Reid has built a strong program at WCH and they have won it every year that I’ve coached

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY

It will be hard to replace the leadership of Brooke Carpenter and Rebecca Noggle as they were fixtures in the East Clinton track program for the past four years. This year we have a lot of girls that have been in the program for a long time and we will look to them to lead the team this year. Mindy Bean, Courtney Graves, Kylee Hidy, and Hannah Pickering will bring experience to help our team be successful this season. Newcomers Tressana Osborne, Alexis Haines, Veronica Brewer, Brittney Wheeler and Lacey Peterman have been standouts in practice thus far and I’m excited to see them compete this season. Overall, this is the most experienced and talented team I have had in my time at East Clinton and I’m excited about our chance to have a very successful season.

SCHEDULE

March 30 @Georgetown 430 pm; April 1-2 Coaches Classic @McNicholas 430 pm; April 5 @McClain 430 pm; April 7 Home tri 430 pm; April 11 @Clinton-Massie Relays 430 pm; April 12 @McClain 430 pm; April 16 @Bethel-Tate 430 pm; April 19 @London 430 pm; April 22 @Clinton-Massie Classic 430 pm; April 26 East Clinton Invitational 430 pm; May 2 Home tri 5 pm; May 4 @Clermont NE Invitational 430 pm; May 10, 12 SCOL Championship 430 pm

The East Clinton High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Samantha Louk, Olivia Guard, Karley Brown, Emilee Cross, Tressana Osborne, Rebecca Bevan; middle row, coach Steve Sodini, Brooke Vineyard, Page Hughes, Kylee Hidy, Courtney Graves, Hannah Pickering, Cassie Parks, Tia Edison, Alexandra Hughes, Shelby Williams, coach Michael Fritz; back row, Brittney Wheeler, Veronica Brewer, Samantha Gaddis, Kaylee Fox, Katie Vida, Alexis Haines, Reese Morgan, Addison Dzuris, Mindy Bean. Team members Haylee Garrison, AJ Mclees, Lacey Peterman were not present for the photo.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TF_ecgirls.jpgThe East Clinton High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Samantha Louk, Olivia Guard, Karley Brown, Emilee Cross, Tressana Osborne, Rebecca Bevan; middle row, coach Steve Sodini, Brooke Vineyard, Page Hughes, Kylee Hidy, Courtney Graves, Hannah Pickering, Cassie Parks, Tia Edison, Alexandra Hughes, Shelby Williams, coach Michael Fritz; back row, Brittney Wheeler, Veronica Brewer, Samantha Gaddis, Kaylee Fox, Katie Vida, Alexis Haines, Reese Morgan, Addison Dzuris, Mindy Bean. Team members Haylee Garrison, AJ Mclees, Lacey Peterman were not present for the photo. Downtown Photography

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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