The GHS girls’ track season is quickly approaching, and according to Coach Burns this season could be a smashing success.
Who will be your ‘star’ returners? Junior Loni Nicole Manalia will be the key star returner in the high & low hurdles and as well as the long jump. Senior, Stephanie Wernle will be the star returner in the long jump and the 400. Allison Goldasich will shine in the 100 and 200 while Alexis Burns will stand out in pole vault, and Haylie Kirkwood in discus. All are sophomores.
Who do you expect to be your ‘surprise’ athlete? I foresee Stephanie Wernle doing well in the long jump compared to last year. There is also a good chance that all three freshmen, Tateum Rosentreter, Kayli Morris, and Tyler Ross, could play a big role as “surprising upcoming athletes.” We’re extremely young, so we could have a lot of surprises all year.
Who are your big match-ups? Staunton and Southwestern will be our rivals at the county meet. The Prairie State conference title should be a battle between us, North Mac, and Staunton.
What is your outlook on your season? We lost 5 good seniors last year. However, the three freshmen will strengthen the core of the team which will make us very competitive. Although we’re very young, 12 out of the 15 members are freshmen or sophomores, we should be able to contend for multiple titles this year. It should be very exciting.
Do you have any titles to defend this season from 2010?
- Litchfield Relays (2 Year Champions)
- Frosh/Soph Conference Champions
- Jokish Grandone Champions
- 2nd place County
- 2nd place Conference
- 2nd place Sectionals
2011 Season Schedule:
Sat. 3-5 Jacksonville Invt. Jacksonville 10:00
Sat. 3-12 EIU Indoor Charleston TBA
Wed. 3-23 EAWR/ Althoff/ Roxana (B/G) EAWR 4:15
Fri. 3-25 Litchfield Relays (B/G) Litchfield 4:00
Tue. 3-29 Litchfield/Vandalia/MQ (B/G) Litchfield 4:30
Thur. 3-31 Southwestern/Waverly (B/G) SW 4:15
Tue. 4-5 Jerseyville/Carl./Staunton (B/G) Jerseyville 4:30
Thur. 4-7 North Mac/Staunton/Litchfield (B/G Home 4:00
Sat. 4-9 Carlinville Invt. Carlinville 12:00
Tue. 4-12 SW/CM/Mt. Olive/ (B/G) Southwestern 4:30
Thur. 4-14 Bunker Hill / Staunton (B/G) Staunton 4:00
Tue. 4-19 Hillsboro/Altamont Hillsboro 4:15
Thur. 4-21 Pawnee / Staunton (B/G) Staunton 4:00
Sat. 4-23 Rochester Invt.(B/G) There 9:00
Thur. 4-28 Mt. Olive / Staunton (B/G) Home 4:00
Sat. 4-30 Jokisch/Grandone (B/G) Carlinville 9:00
Tue. 5-3 Prairie State Fr. / So. (B/G) Home 3:00
Thur. 5-5 Macoupin County (B/G) Staunton4:00
Tue. 5-10 Prairie State Conference (B/G) Pawnee 3:00
THUR.FRI.5-12/13 SECTIONAL TBA TBA
Mon. 5-16 Area Best Chatham 5:30
FRI. SAT. 5-20,21 STATE CHARLESTON TBA