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Coaches Classic On Tap For Girls Track And Field

Posted on: April 2, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  Carl Jordan, an assistant coach in 2016, takes over the program as Head Coach in 2017.  Despite a majority of underclassman on the roster, several varsity team members return this year including three from the record-breaking 4 x 100 relay that advanced to Regionals.  The team finished the 2016 season fifth in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference.

 

PREVIEWING THE EAGLES:

Though the team lost a number of veteran members to graduation including  thrower Clare Cartheuser, the 2017 team will return several with varsity experience.  Sophomore Andrea Armstrong, with juniors Lauren Knarr and Emma Netzel return for the 4 x 100 meter relay team, who last year set several new records in the event and finished seventh at the Regional meet.  Armstrong also qualified for Regionals last season in the 100 meter dash.

Coach Jordan is looking forward to seeing sophomores Ali Kirk and Olivia Loeffler in distance events, including the 800 meter run and relays.  Hurdler Hailey Rodeffer returns as well, and the sophomore is expected to run both the 100 and 300 meter hurdle events.

 

PRESEASON TEST:  The MHS girls team participated in the Kings Relays meet on Sat., March 25, where the team finished sixth.  Results include:  1st in 4 x 200 relay; 2nd in 4 x 800 sprint relay; 3rd in 4 x 100 relay and long jump; 4th in distance relay; 5th in 4 x 400 relay, 4 x 1600 relay and discus; 6th in shot put; and 8th in 4 x 800 relay.

 

A LOOK AHEAD:  Milford returns from spring break and heads to the Coaches’ Classic, one of the more popular and difficult competitions.  Preliminaries will take place on Wed., April 5 at Ross High School.  Those who qualify will compete at the finals, at ROSS (updated), on Fri., April 7.  Both events are scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm.

 

POLL WATCH:  Mason again leads the rankings of the Division I coaches’ preseason poll, sponsored by the Cincinnati Enquirer.  Lakota East begins the year in second, while the ECC’s Withrow and Kings follow at third and fourth.  Anderson (7), Turpin (7), Walnut Hills (3) and Loveland (1) all received votes, while the Milford girls team is not ranked in the preseason poll.