Girls Track & Field
The girls track team worked its way through the season with some athletes handling increased workloads and expectations, while others were trying out new events. By the end of the season, the team reached its objective of finding its peak at season’s end, with much of their seasons bests coming in the big meets and invitationals. As a result, the team was able to perform well against good opponents at the Circle City Conference meet, the Greenfield-Central Invite and the Marion County meet.
Sophomore Emily Sonderman earned team MVP honors. She qualified for the state meet in the 400 meters and finished 12th with a personal-best time of 57.96. Sonderman just missed qualifying for state in the long jump, but her regional jump of 17’4” would have placed her 11th at the state meet. After two seasons at Roncalli, Sonderman’s personal-best times are 0.3 seconds or less away from three school records (100, 200 and 400 meters). She is a part of the current school-record holding teams in the 4X100 and the 4X400 relays.
Senior hurdler Grace Lawrie qualified for the regional in the 100 meter hurdles. Senior vaulter Janet Roll qualified for regional in the pole vault, as did the 4X400 relay team. Senior middle-distance runner Sarah Shover won the team’s mental attitude award.