In recent years, numbers have always been a concern for area athletic teams.
Clinton-Massie girls track and field has been no different.
But this season, head coach Dean Richardson said his team has good numbers, bouyed by a large incoming freshman class.
“We have really good numbers,” he said. “Freshmen make up over half of our team. We are a young team but I really like how hard we are working. We just need to continue to work hard in practice and we will see improvements throughout the season.”
Richardson, in his eighth season as the girls head coach and 17th overall as a track coach, will be assisted by Scott Rolf, Jordan Phipps, Forrest Goings, AJ Avery and Caitlin O’Hara.
There are eight returning letterwinners, including Kaylee Ramsey who qualified for the Region 8 pole vault. Alex Pence is not a newcomer to the program but did not compete last season because of illness, Richardson said.
Kylee Lamb, a sprinter, graduated last spring and is the top athlete not returning to the team.
Richardson said Wilmington and Western Brown are the teams to beat in the SBAAC American Division. Clinton-Massie was fifth at the league meet in 2022.
(NOTE: Field events only)
March 28^Miami Trace, Wilm^A^430p
April 14^Brian Mudd Relays^H^430p
April 18^Bellbrook Inv^A^430p
April 21^Copeland Classic^H^430p
April 25^Wightman Inv^A^430p
April 27^Little Miami Inv^A^430p
May 8, 10^SBAAC Championship^Wbg^TBA