Girls Track & Field
Led by a strong group of seniors, the girls track and field team was looking to have another great season in 2020. The team was 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 would have continued 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 were all vying to reach new heights. The throwing team were anchored by senior Gretchen Guerrettaz and sophomores Anne Marie Bryans and Sophie Guerretaz. Other ladies new to the team in 2020, Delaney Casse and Sarah Lezon, both show promise in their first year. In the long jump, two sprinters, Cate Lehner and Georgia Reed, were looking to continue the program’s success in the event.
The distance group were also to 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 were 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 had 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 were looking to anchor the sprinting events and the relays.
The hurdle squad was led by seniors Alexa Keller and Minna Burkhardt, who were scheduled to mentor a group of talented young hurdlers including Julia Brown, Olivia Koleszar, Tabitha Meinderding and Emma Schiefelbein. Senior Emily Sonderman had been a state-qualifier all three of her previous years in the 4 x 100, 400, and in the long jump. She was planning to switch things up to run in the 800 meters during the State series, an event where she ran a 2:14.5 during the 2020 indoor season, which was one of the best times in the country. Sonderman had the distinction of earning a spot on the program’s Top Five Athlete list in every event that she 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 girls track and field team was planning to make a run at the Circle City Conference Championship and state finals berths with the combined talents of the entire team.