2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: Wilmington High School girls track, field


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Wilmington High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Jessica Haynie, Sydney Ilg, Lauren Heard, Goldie Cassell, Aaliyah Huff; second row, Hailey Fugate, Heather Fryman, Megan Halloran, Sophie Reed, Chloe Mason, Lexi Bowman, Abby Bowman; third row, Cayleigh Vance, Matty Wallace, Lexi Evans, Rachel Barker, Petra Bray, Samantha McCord, Allie Kees; back row, Michelle Huffman, Sienna Koons, Brooklyn Taylor, Mariah Knowles, Leah Deck, Maddy Steinmetz, Josie Nichols, Sophie Burt, Brooklyn Neilson, Katie Lambcke

The Wilmington High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Jessica Haynie, Sydney Ilg, Lauren Heard, Goldie Cassell, Aaliyah Huff; second row, Hailey Fugate, Heather Fryman, Megan Halloran, Sophie Reed, Chloe Mason, Lexi Bowman, Abby Bowman; third row, Cayleigh Vance, Matty Wallace, Lexi Evans, Rachel Barker, Petra Bray, Samantha McCord, Allie Kees; back row, Michelle Huffman, Sienna Koons, Brooklyn Taylor, Mariah Knowles, Leah Deck, Maddy Steinmetz, Josie Nichols, Sophie Burt, Brooklyn Neilson, Katie Lambcke


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2016

6th in SCOL

COACH

Roger Ilg, 33 years coaching, 33 at Wilmington

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Eileen Grosse, assistant varsity girls track for almost 40 years at Wilmington; Luca Terrigno, MS girls track; Whitney Harrington, MS girls track

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

13

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Lauren Heard, shot put, discus; Aaliya Huff, discus, shot put; Katie Lambcke, high jump, long jump; Veronica Ilg, hurdles; Heather Fryman, distance; Hailey Fugate, distance; Keely Allen, mid-distance

KEY NEWCOMERS

This is to be determined. There are a few young newcomers that show real promise and that coach Grosse and I are excited to see in live action.

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Megan Borton, sprints, relays; Mai Cooper, relays; Ashlynn Hickey, throws; Gethsemane Bray, mid-distance; Ashlynn Hickey advanced to the regional meet

ANY OTHER KEY LOSSES

Brianna Gilbert (senior), a loss to injury … will be greatly missed

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

The team has a really great work ethic

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

At the moment we need to get more quality weather so we can get more work on our field events and relays

LEAGUE FAVORITES

Chillicothe and Washington CH

ROSTER

Seniors Brianna Gilbert, Jessica Haynie, Veronica Ilg, Sydney Ilg, Jubie Resor

Juniors Heather Fryman, Megan Halloran, Elaine Menguria, Sophie Reed

Sophomores Cayleigh Vance, Cathy Nieto, Brooklyn Neilson, Chloe Mason, Katie Lambcke, Michelle Huffman, Aaliyah Huff, Lauren Heard, Hailey Fugate, Leah Deck, Goldie Cassell, Alexis Bowman, Abby Bowman, Brook Ayers, Keeley Allen

Freshmen Madison Wallace, Brooklyn Taylor, Madylin Steinmetz, Josie Nichols, Samantha McCord, Sienna Koons, Mariah Knowles, Allie Kees, Autumn Gregory, Abby Greene, Lexi Evans, Sophie Burt, Petra Bray, Anna Borton, Rachel Barker

SCHEDULE

March

28-@Clinton-Massie 4 pm

April

4-@Little Miami 430 pm; 5-@Franklin Relays 430 pm; 11-@Clinton-Massie Invitational 430 pm; 13-@Bellbrook Invitational 430 pm; 18-@Washington Senior 430 pm; 21-@Franklin Invitational 430 pm; 25-@West Carrollton 430 pm; 27-@Little Miami Invitational 430 pm

May

2-@Hillsboro 430 pm; 9-SCOL Prelims @Hillsboro 430 pm; 11-SCOL Finals @Hillsboro 430 pm

The Wilmington High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Jessica Haynie, Sydney Ilg, Lauren Heard, Goldie Cassell, Aaliyah Huff; second row, Hailey Fugate, Heather Fryman, Megan Halloran, Sophie Reed, Chloe Mason, Lexi Bowman, Abby Bowman; third row, Cayleigh Vance, Matty Wallace, Lexi Evans, Rachel Barker, Petra Bray, Samantha McCord, Allie Kees; back row, Michelle Huffman, Sienna Koons, Brooklyn Taylor, Mariah Knowles, Leah Deck, Maddy Steinmetz, Josie Nichols, Sophie Burt, Brooklyn Neilson, Katie Lambcke
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_TRF_wilmgirlsteam.jpgThe Wilmington High School girls track and field team, from left to right, front row, Jessica Haynie, Sydney Ilg, Lauren Heard, Goldie Cassell, Aaliyah Huff; second row, Hailey Fugate, Heather Fryman, Megan Halloran, Sophie Reed, Chloe Mason, Lexi Bowman, Abby Bowman; third row, Cayleigh Vance, Matty Wallace, Lexi Evans, Rachel Barker, Petra Bray, Samantha McCord, Allie Kees; back row, Michelle Huffman, Sienna Koons, Brooklyn Taylor, Mariah Knowles, Leah Deck, Maddy Steinmetz, Josie Nichols, Sophie Burt, Brooklyn Neilson, Katie Lambcke 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