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St. Wendelin Girls Track

March 28, 2014
The Advertiser-Tribune

Coach: Fred Hay, eighth season.

2013: Third in MAL.

Returning letterwinners: Seniors Alexa Hallman (hurdles/relays/HJ); Elizabeth Weaver (sprints). Juniors Victoria Volpe (MD); Jocelyn Reinhart (distance); Sara Goddard (sprints/LJ); Becca Starn (HJ). Sophomores Maddie Borer (MD/LJ); Sara Cockie (sprints/LJ); Emily Weaver (sprints); Olivia Zimmerman (sprints/LJ/PV).

Others: Freshmen Hailee Burns (sprints); Lauren Meyers (MD); Jaden Ogg (hurdles/PV); Sophia Volpe (distance).

Outlook: All but this year's freshmen lettered last year for St. Wendelin, giving the Mohawks lots of returning experience.

All four members of the regional-qualifying 4x800 team - Reinhart, Victoria Volpe, Goddard, Borer - are back, as well as Hallman, who overcame injuries to reach the regional in the 100 hurdles.

Hay said he expects his top hurdler to do even better this spring.

"Last year, an injury hampered her progress. However, she is a determined athlete and when she gets her three steps down, her potential into postseason competition will increase dramatically," he said. "She has very good speed and will surely be part of a relay team."

Reinhart (fifth in 1,600, sixth in 3,200), Starn (tied for fifth in high jump) and Borer (eighth in 800) also return after placing in the district meet, and Goddard (pole vault) and Starn (high jump) each set school records last season.

After getting thrown into varsity competition as freshmen, Hay said this year's sophomores should continue to improve and impress. He also expects this year's freshmen to contribute.

"This is a very diverse group of athletes and filled the roster gaps we had in the prior season. We were pleasantly surprised by the level of competition these girls brought to the track," he said. "With their help we were able to be very competitive in all the relays as well as in their individual efforts.

"Again, this season, we will be blessed with another diverse group of competitive freshmen," Hay said. "These girls have proven their talents in junior high track and are ready to challenge themselves on the varsity level."



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