2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: East Clinton HS girls track, field


Compiled by Mark Huber



The East Clinton High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, coach Bob Henson, Emilee Cross, Hannah Pickering, Brooke Vineyard, Katie Vida, Reese Morgan, Alex Hughes; middle row, coach Mike Fritz, Kaytlin Fannin, Hailey Garrison, Tia Edison, Emma Malone, Carli Ellis, Sarah Ross, Cassie Parks, coach Steven Sodini; back row, Brittney Wheeler, Karley Brown, AJ McClees, Camille Hughes, Nicole Longenecher, Hanne Rimested, Gracie McCarren, Myah Jones.

The East Clinton High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, coach Bob Henson, Emilee Cross, Hannah Pickering, Brooke Vineyard, Katie Vida, Reese Morgan, Alex Hughes; middle row, coach Mike Fritz, Kaytlin Fannin, Hailey Garrison, Tia Edison, Emma Malone, Carli Ellis, Sarah Ross, Cassie Parks, coach Steven Sodini; back row, Brittney Wheeler, Karley Brown, AJ McClees, Camille Hughes, Nicole Longenecher, Hanne Rimested, Gracie McCarren, Myah Jones.


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TEAM RECORD IN 2016

7th in the SCOL

COACH

Michael Fritz, 4 years total and at East Clinton

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Bob Henson, Varsity Assistant Coach; Andrew Ramsay, Head Girls Middle School Track Coach

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

17

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Mindy Bean – Senior – Sprints/Jumps; Rebecca Bevan – Senior – Distance; Emilee Cross – Senior – Distance/Sprints; Veronica Brewer – Junior – Hurdles/Sprints; Kylee Hidy – Junior – Sprints; Brittney Wheeler – Sophomore – Sprints

KEY NEWCOMERS

Camille Hughes – Freshmen – Throws – 7th Place Discus at Middle School State Meet; Myah Jones – Freshmen – Sprints/Hurdles; Emma Malone – Sophomore – Sprints/Jumps

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Samantha Gaddis – 7th Place SCOL – Long Jump

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

The leadership we have in our upper classmen has been outstanding. Mindy Bean, Rebecca Bevan and Emilee Cross have really stepped up this off-season and look to have very successful seasons coming up. I also like how talented our underclassmen are. We have a very talented group who were very successful at the middle school level and we are hoping that it translates to big success for them in high school as well.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

On ability to gain exposure and experience to the events our girls will be in. It’s been a tough off-season weather wise so we need to make sure we get enough quality practice sessions in before the season starts.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Washington Senior

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM

All the coaches on the staff are very excited for this upcoming season. This has been largest team we have had since starting here four years ago. We believe this season will be the best one yet in our four years here and the best in quite some time at East Clinton.

SCHEDULE

March

28-@Georgetown 430 pm; 31-Coaches Classic @McNicholas 430 pm

April

3-@Clinton-Massie Relays 430 pm; 6-Lynchburg-Clay, Leesburg Fairfield @EC 430 pm; 7-Old KTC @Waynesville; 11-@Clinton-Massie Classic 430 pm; 13-@Waynesville 430 pm; 18-@London 430 pm; 19-@Georgetown Invitational 430 pm; 25-East Clinton Invitational 430 pm

May

1-Whiteoak, Leesburg Fairfield @EC 430 pm; 2-@Hillsboro 430 pm; 3-@Clermont Northeastern 430 pm; 9-SCOL Prelims 430 pm @Hillsboro; 11-SCOL Finals @Hillsboro 430 pm

The East Clinton High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, coach Bob Henson, Emilee Cross, Hannah Pickering, Brooke Vineyard, Katie Vida, Reese Morgan, Alex Hughes; middle row, coach Mike Fritz, Kaytlin Fannin, Hailey Garrison, Tia Edison, Emma Malone, Carli Ellis, Sarah Ross, Cassie Parks, coach Steven Sodini; back row, Brittney Wheeler, Karley Brown, AJ McClees, Camille Hughes, Nicole Longenecher, Hanne Rimested, Gracie McCarren, Myah Jones.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_GTF_ecteam-1.jpgThe East Clinton High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, coach Bob Henson, Emilee Cross, Hannah Pickering, Brooke Vineyard, Katie Vida, Reese Morgan, Alex Hughes; middle row, coach Mike Fritz, Kaytlin Fannin, Hailey Garrison, Tia Edison, Emma Malone, Carli Ellis, Sarah Ross, Cassie Parks, coach Steven Sodini; back row, Brittney Wheeler, Karley Brown, AJ McClees, Camille Hughes, Nicole Longenecher, Hanne Rimested, Gracie McCarren, Myah Jones. Mark Huber | News Journal

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