Preview: 2018-19 Girls Winter Track


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This year’s girls’ winter track team features many similar faces from last year’s winter and spring team.

Head Coach: Brandon Turner

Assistant Coach: Kyle Richart, Kayla Charles, and Brian Pellechia

Last Year: 13 athletes were sent to the state championship meet and the team placed 8th overall last season.

Notable Losses: Ariana Gardizy (University of Pennsylvania), Olivia Dyer (Bucknell University), Nicole Noel (Winston Salem State University), and Amelia Estraghi (Penn State University)

Key Returners: Natalie Kwortnik (senior), Anais Williams (junior), Jenna Webb (senior), Maeve Gimbert (senior), Kelly Gilmore (senior), Cynthia Sheehy (junior), Gabrielle Moseley (junior), Megan Gambogi (sophomore), and Rachel Ahlmark (junior)

People to watch for: Sophia Broadhurst (senior returning to the team after junior year in Spain as an exchange student) and Dominique Bethel (freshman)

Strengths: sprint, jump, and hurdle areas with the return of some dynamic and talented athletes

Weakness: youth and inexperience of distance crew

Outlook: “This is one of the strongest overall teams. We are returning many experienced athletes. This is a team I fully expect to compete for state championship. I am excited to see how we grow and mature as a team over the course of the season,” said head coach Turner.