2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: Blanchester girls track, field


Compiled by Mark Huber



TEAM RECORD IN 2016

SBAAC National Division champions

COACH

Tony Blevins 12th season

COACH’S RECORD

6 League Titles

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Brian Damewood

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

8

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Returning All SBAAC performers: Seniors Makenzie Hamm, Emma Gundler, Morgan Deless; juniors Asia Baldwin, Mandy Gerlach, Savannah Rhodes; sophomores Olivia Gundler, Regan Ostermeir. The 3200 relay team of Hamm, Gundler, Rhodes, Gundler set school record with a time of 10:14.44 and finished 10th in the regional meet. The 1600 meter relay team of Hamm, Gundler, Gundler, and Baldwin also set a new school record with a time of 4:16.61.

KEY NEWCOMERS

Alley Davis, she is very versatile and is a good middle distance runner and has very good speed.

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

We have a very solid group of core athletes returners from last year and they have have great attitudes and desire to improve their performances from last year.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

We just need to continue to get in better shape.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Blanchester, Williamsburg, Bethel Tate

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM

We are very short on numbers, I am still trying to recruit, but it is going to be hard for us to field two girls in every event at the league meet.

SCHEDULE

March

28-@Georgetown 430 pm

April

7-@Waynesville 430 pm; 11-12 @New Richmond Invitational 430 pm; 14-@Washington Court House 430 pm; 17-@Goshen Invitational 430 pm; 25-@Western Brown Invitational 415 pm; 28-Blanchester Invitational 415 pm

May

3-@Clermont Northeastern Invitational 430 pm; 8-SBAAC Prelims @Goshen; 10-SBAAC Finals @Goshen

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Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports