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Boys Track & Field 2017-2018

Girls Track & Field 2017-2018

The 2018 Boys & Girls Track & Field teams had a successful regular season despite a young roster. Both teams have finished the regular season 9-2, with the girls winning the Faulkner Relays and the boys coming in second, giving them the combined team title.  Both teams beat New Albany in a dual meet.

The girls placed a strong third of 11 at sectional, qualifying for regional in seven events: the 3200 meter relay team (Brigid Welch, Kaylee Kaiser, Stephanie Koopman, and Avery Stumler), Skylar Richey ’18 (long jump), Ceci Rush (high jump), Julia Christie (200m dash), Sydney Barron (300m hurdles), Kaylee Kaiser (1600m run), and the 1600m relay team (Rush, Richey, Stumler, and Christie). At regional, the team placed 13th of 52, with all eight athletes scoring. Rush placed fourth in high jump, Richey fourth in long jump, Christie fifth in the 200 and eighth in the 100m dash, and Barron seventh in the 300 hurdles. The team graduates four seniors including Richey, Brinley Prather ’18, Emma Flispart ’18, and Hannah Hanlon ’18. Next season, the team will look to Rush in high jump and sprints, Christie in sprints, Barron in hurdles, Haylee Hall in throws), Reece Bottorff in sprints and high jump), Lizzy Isgrigg in high jump, Claire Reyes in mid-distance), Anna Thomas (sprints), and Brigid Welch, Kaylee Kaiser, Stephanie Koopman, and Avery Stumler in mid-distance.

The boys placed fourth of 11 at sectional, qualifying for regional in seven events. Spencer Purcell ’18 placed second in discus, and Austin Grantz (discus) also qualified, as did Brandon Barron (200 meter dash), Chris Heselschwerdt (100m dash), the 400m relay team (Heselschwerdt, Barron, Ethan Fulkerson, and Isaac Ohlmann), Bryce Drury (300m hurdles), the 1600 relay team (Zach Kaiser, Tyler Upton, Barron, and Alex Perkinson), and the 3200m relay team (Upton, Perkinson, Thomas Gaines, and Alex Lancaster). At regional, the team placed 26th of 52, and Purcell placed fourth in discus. The team graduates four seniors, including Purcell, Michael Gill ’18, Zack Kaiser ’18, and Steven Schroering ’18. Next season, the team will look to Fulkerson (sprints), Heselschwerdt (sprints), Gaines and Upton (mid-distance), Drury (long jump and hurdles), Barron (sprints), Lancaster (mid-distance), Grantz (throws), Charlie O’Bryant (hurdles), Jack Arnson (throws), and Taylor Hensley (long jump).

Individual honors: Hannah Hanlon ’18, Emma Flispart ’18, Brinley Prather ’18, and Bryce Drury IATCCC 2018 Track Academic All-State Honorable Mention.

Records broken in 2018: Girls’ 4 x 200 meter relay (Reese Bottorff, Julia Christie, Hannah Hanlon ’18, and Skylar Richey ’18) with a time of 1:51.28 at the Faulkner Relays.

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach  Jeanne Luther ’82

Assistant Coaches:
Susan Reinmiller Cox ’82, Jumps
Chuck Crowley, distance
Kevin Ferree ’94, Hurdles & 400
Garrett Braun ’14, Sprints
Bill Kaiser ’91, volunteer (mid-distance)

Postseason History (since 2014):

2018:

  • Girls – third at sectional, seven regional event qualifiers
  • Boys – fourth at sectional, seven regional event qualifiers

2017:

  • Girls – fourth at sectional, five regional event qualifiers
  • Boys – third at sectional, four event champions, nine regional event qualifiers; one regional event champion; two qualify for state – Tyler Ettel ’17 (110 hurdles, fourth place) and Micah Oberhausen ’17 (shot put)

2016:

  • Girls – third at sectional, one event champion, 10 regional event qualifiers; Bayley Wade ’17 800m run state qualifier
  • Boys – third at sectional, two event champions, 12 regional event qualifiers; Tyler Ettel ’17 110 hurdles  state qualifier

2015:

  • Girls – fourth at sectional, two event champions, four regional event qualifiers; Bayley Wade ’17 800m run state qualifier (placed 19th)
  • Boys, one event champion, three regional event qualifiers; Micah Oberhausen ’17 long jump state qualifier

2014:

  • Girls – third at sectional, three event champions, eight regional event qualifiers; one regional event champion; Charmaine Solis (400m dash – 17th place) and Bayley Wade (800m run) qualify for state
  • Boys – six regional event qualifiers
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