girls track team has a lot of potential answers.
The question for
the Trojans and head coach Bryan Nallenweg is ‘just how good are they?’
“We’re probably as
well-rounded a team as I can remember,” Nallenweg said. “There really isn’t
an event where I think we won’t be competitive. The biggest thing will be
finding some girls that can score points for us in the big meets.
“That will be the
indicator as to whether or not we can compete for a DAC and Sectional
The Trojans return
pole vaulter Zoi Heideman, who finished 12th in the State Finals, and the
4x100 relay quartet of Alex Smith, Brianna Molnar, Ashley Craycraft and
Alexa Tumidalsky (20th).
“The 4x1 got to
State last year and all four are back,” Nallenweg said. “Zoi is a state
returner. We’ve got some kids with some experience. Now, we have to finish
high in those events.”
Molnar will lead
the sprinters with freshman Hannah Geiser contributing as well.
“Brianna has taken
a huge jump since last year throughout the indoor season,” Nallenweg said.
“Jamie Stento is another kid coming off a really good sophomore season and
we’ll look for her to keep getting better.”
In the hurdles,
Nallenweg can count on the duo of Kirsten Wozniak and Haley Moore, while
Tori Gerhardt will handle the top throwing duties and Brittney Troup returns
in the high jump.
The distance crew
went to the IHSAA State Finals in cross country in the fall with the trio of
Shelby Bullock, Kara Krol and Nalani Malackowski.
“Our distance group
has really gotten better,” Nallenweg said. “They got to the State Finals in
cross country and we expect big things from them this spring.”
The Trojans open
the season tonight when they host Highland and Hammond beginning at 4:30