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Girls Track starts with Triangular

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Lindsay Moskalick (Hattendorf) always wanted to come home.

“My goal was always to come back here and coach at Chesterton where it all started for me,” Moskalick, the first year Chesterton head coach, said. “No pressure, just excitement.”

The Trojans will be able to play the numbers game this year as the season starts tonight at Highland in a triangular that includes Hammond.

“We have 90 girls on the team and they’ve been training really hard,” Moskalick said. “We’re really young with 60 kids on the roster being freshmen and sophomores. The senior class numbers usually go down as they go through high school, but we’ve got 10-15 seniors and that is pretty good.”

The Trojans will be led by a talented distance crew that helped lead Chesterton to a 10th place finish at the IHSAA Cross Country State Finals in the fall.

“Cross Country was cool finishing 10th in the State,” Moskalick said. “I think the girls are starting to understand what it takes to compete at the top level.”

The core group of the distance runners will include Ashley Craycraft (400, 800), Kara Krol (800, 1600), Bailey Ranta (1600, 3200) and Nalani Malackowski (800-3200).

“Those girls together should be fun to see how they develop in the 4x800 too,” Moskalick said.

In the sprints, the Trojans will be led by seniors Alexa Tumidalsky and Haley Moore (hurdles).

“Alexa with her senior leadership is just tremendous,” Moskalick said. “Haley in the hurdles made it to Indoor State with a PR. She’ll be good in the 100 and 300 hurdles.”

In the field events, the Trojans should be solid in the throws with junior Tori Gerhardt and freshman Carley Balas. Long jumpers Hannah Geiser and Jamie Stento should also be point scorers for Chesterton.

“I feel like we are pretty well-rounded,” Moskalick said. “It’s always about getting better and having fun.”

 

Posted 4/4/2019

 
 
 
 

 

 

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