2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: Clinton-Massie girls track, field


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Clinton-Massie High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Abby Gullette, Katie Hughes, Lilly Lentine, Ashley Grooms, Carly Mortiz, Preslee Rolf; back row, Rylee Richardson, Patience Chowning, Alana Smith, Molly Lynch, AJ Houseman, Jocelyn Burton, Courtney Gibson, Piper Hurlburt, Lauren Kropp. Team members not present for the photo were Anna Thatcher, Linda Ferrera, Linda Acton, Alexis Carman.

The Clinton-Massie High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Abby Gullette, Katie Hughes, Lilly Lentine, Ashley Grooms, Carly Mortiz, Preslee Rolf; back row, Rylee Richardson, Patience Chowning, Alana Smith, Molly Lynch, AJ Houseman, Jocelyn Burton, Courtney Gibson, Piper Hurlburt, Lauren Kropp. Team members not present for the photo were Anna Thatcher, Linda Ferrera, Linda Acton, Alexis Carman.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2016

3rd in the SCOL last season.

HEAD COACH

Dean Richardson, 2nd year as varsity girls coach, 17 years as middle girls head coach or assistant coach

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

6

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Preslee Rolf – regional qualifier in pole vault and 4×100; Courtney Gibson – regional qualifier in 4×100; Jocelyn Burton – regional qualifier in discus; Katie Hughes – 1st SCOL in cross country; Alana Smith; AJ Houseman

KEY NEWCOMERS

Molly Lynch, Rylee Richardson, Patience Chowning

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Mallory Homan – regional qualifier in 4×100; Sidney Avey; Rachel Avery – regional qualifier in 4×100

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

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.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

We need to stay healthy. We do not have much depth.

TEAM TO BEAT IN THE SCOL

Washington CH is the team to beat. Chillicothe will also be very good.

ROSTER

Seniors Courtney Gibson, Preslee Rolf, Jocelyn Burton, Piper Hurlburt

Juniors Katie Hughes, Alana Smith, Abby Gullette, Linda Ferrera, Linda Acton

Sophomores AJ Houseman

Freshmen Patience Chowning, Lilly Lentine, Molly Lynch, Lauren Kropp, Carly Moritz, Anna Thatcher, Ashley Grooms, Rylee Richardson, Alexis Carman

SCHEDULE

March

28-Wilmington, Miami Trace @CM 430 pm

April

3-Clinton-Massie Relays 430 pm; 6-Old KTC pole vault @CM 4 pm; 7-Old KTC @Waynesville 430 pm; 11-Andy Copeland Invitational @CM 430 pm; 25-@East Clinton Invitational; 27-@Little Miami Invitational 430 pm

May

2-@Kings Invitational 415 pm; 9-SCOL Prelims 5 pm @Hillsboro; 11-SCOL Finals 5 pm @Hillsboro; 18, 20-Girls District @UD’s Welcome Stadium; 25, 27-Girls Regional @UD Welcome Stadium

June

2, 3-Girls State @OSU’s Jesse Owens Track

The Clinton-Massie High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Abby Gullette, Katie Hughes, Lilly Lentine, Ashley Grooms, Carly Mortiz, Preslee Rolf; back row, Rylee Richardson, Patience Chowning, Alana Smith, Molly Lynch, AJ Houseman, Jocelyn Burton, Courtney Gibson, Piper Hurlburt, Lauren Kropp. Team members not present for the photo were Anna Thatcher, Linda Ferrera, Linda Acton, Alexis Carman.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_TRF_cmgirlsteam.jpgThe Clinton-Massie High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Abby Gullette, Katie Hughes, Lilly Lentine, Ashley Grooms, Carly Mortiz, Preslee Rolf; back row, Rylee Richardson, Patience Chowning, Alana Smith, Molly Lynch, AJ Houseman, Jocelyn Burton, Courtney Gibson, Piper Hurlburt, Lauren Kropp. Team members not present for the photo were Anna Thatcher, Linda Ferrera, Linda Acton, Alexis Carman. Courtesy Photo

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