’16 PREVIEW: Blanchester High School girls track and field


Compiled by Mark Huber



Members of the Blanchester High School girls track and field team.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2015

2nd SBAAC Championship meet

HEAD COACH

Tony Blevins 13th Season

COACH’S RECORD

5 SBAAC league titles

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Assistant coach Jack O’Rourke

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

9

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Asia Baldwin runner of the year defending champion in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump, Savanah Rhodes, school record holder in the 3200 meters, league champion in the 1600 and 3200 meters, 4 x 800, Destiny Pence, 110 hurdle league champion, Makenzie Hamm, league champion 800 meters, 4 x 800

KEY NEWCOMERS

Freshmen Olivia Gundler and Regan Ostermeier, both put up very good numbers last year for the junior high, and show a lot of potential. First year runners Sarah Burton and Emily Gundler have looked good in practice and could help in relays and multiple events. Junior Morgan Deless in the throwing events.

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Kayla Nause mid distance and 4 x 800 to graduation, Jalyna Ambrocia defending league champ in the shot to softball, and senior Erica Richardson defending league champion in the 300 hurdles, and league champion 4 x 800

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

We have some experience coming back after being so young last year. We have some first time runners that will provide some depth.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

We have some first year runners and we are still trying to figure out what relays and events that will maximize their abilities and help the team.

TEAM TO BEAT IN SBAAC

Williamsburg has a great program and are the six-time defending league champions. We only lost to them last year by four points. It is hard to overcome their pole vault advantage (18-0)

SCHEDULE

March 31 @Western Brown quad 430 pm; April 2 @Ripley Invitational 10 am; April 8 @Waynesville 430 pm; April 12-13 @New Richmond Invitational 430 pm; April 15 @Washington 430 pm; April 19 @Western Brown Inv 415 pm; April 22 Blanchester Invitational 415 pm; May 4 @Clermont NE Invitational 430 pm; May 6 @Goshen Invitational 430 pm; May 10-11 Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference meet @New Richmond Time TBA

Members of the Blanchester High School girls track and field team.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_TF_blangirlsteam.jpgMembers of the Blanchester High School girls track and field team. Courtesy Photo

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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