Girls Track & Field
Led by a strong group of seniors, the Lady Rebels are looking to have another great season in 2020. The team is one of the most balanced and well-rounded groups in recent history with a good mix of senior leaders and talented underclassmen.
In the field events, senior Addy Hill will continue her quest to break the school record in the pole vault, while mentoring up and coming vaulters, Lily Vaught and Sofia Reutebuch. Returning varsity high jumpers, seniors Alana Young, Grace Whitaker and sophomore Elle Hovanec all will be vying to reach new heights. The throwing team will be anchored by senior Gretchen Guerrettaz and sophomores Anne Marie Bryans and Sophie Guerretaz. Other ladies new to the team this year, Delaney Casse and Sarah Lezon, both show promise in their first year. In the long jump, two sprinters, Cate Lehner and Georgia Reed, will look to continue the program’s success in the event.
The distance group will also have strong senior leadership with Katie Baker leading the way. A talented sophomore class of Ashley Flick, Lauren Turk, Kylie Perkins and Livia Ianni are also in that group and will be looking to continue their race up the track and field top five list. Flick is a returning 2019 state-qualifier in the 1600 meters. The sprint squad has a talented nucleus of runners including returning varsity members Sarah Strodtbeck, Cate Lehner, Carlie Young, as well as freshmen Georgia Reed and Josie Origer. These young ladies will be looking to anchor the sprinting events and the relays.
The hurdle squad is led by seniors Alexa Keller and Minna Burkhardt, who will be mentoring a group of talented young hurdlers including Julia Brown, Olivia Koleszar, Tabitha Meinderding and Emma Schiefelbein. Senior Emily Sonderman has been a state-qualifier all three of her previous years in the 4 x 100, 400, and in the long jump. She will be switching things up to run in the 800 meters during the State series, an event where she has run a 2:14.5, which is one of the best times in the country during the early part of the season. Sonderman has the distinction of earning a spot on the program’s Top Five Athlete list in every event that she has entered. This list includes the long jump, 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, the 4 x 100 relay, the 4 x 400 relay and the 800 meters. She will be looking to add the 1600 meters, the 3200 meters and the 4 x 800 relay to that list. Sonderman will enter the season as the reigning school record holder in the 4 x 100 relay, the 4 x 400 relay, and the 800 meters.
The Lady Rebels will make a run at the Circle City Conference Championship and state finals berths with the combined talents of the entire team.