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Coaches Classic On Tap For Girls Track And Field

Posted on: April 5, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE:  A mix of veterans and newcomers will compete for the Lady Eagles in the 2018 track and field season.  In his first year at the helm Head Coach Carl Jordan led the team to a seventh place finish at the 2017 Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships.  Historically strong in sprint events, Coach Jordan believes this year’s squad features a more complete line-up to better compete in all events. 

 

PREVIEWING THE EAGLES:  Junior Andrea Armstrong ended 2017 at the Division I State Meet where she finished the preliminaries in 13th place in the 200 meter dash.  She is expected to complete in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dash events as well as long jump.  Classmate Madison Chitwood is expected to join Armstrong in sprints, along with returning senior Megan Kussman and new team members Bryn Rolfsen (senior) and Caitlin Wiscombe (junior).

Haley Rodeffer returns as well to compete in both hurdle events; the junior just missed qualifying for Regionals last season in the 100 hurdles.  Rodeffer is joined by senior Keri Eberly in hurdles.  Chitwood and sophomore Julia Miller have experience competing in high jump, while Kussman and junior Jenna Bellonby have experience in long jump.  Look for sophomore Emma Neal to return in field events.  Returning distance runners include sophomores Emma Beck and Olivia Loeffler. 

 

A LOOK AHEAD:  With the cancellation of the Kings Relays meet due to weather, Milford will open the season at the Coaches’ Classic, one of the more popular and difficult competitions.  The preliminary date has been eliminated this season, thus the Classic will be held on Fri., April 6 only, all event finals.

  • Friday, April 6:                     Milford @ Coaches’ Classic, Winton Woods High School, 4:30 pm

 

POLL WATCH:  Though Milford has yet to compete on the track, the third area coaches’ poll was released on April 2.  Mason and the ECC’s Kings held at first and second followed by Lakota East, Princeton and Withrow.  Anderson fell to seventh from sixth, and Turpin entered the top ten at ninth.  Milford, ranked eighth last week despite not yet competing, fell out of the top ten but received nine votes; Loveland (4) and Walnut Hills (1) received votes in week three of the poll as well.  Click HERE for the latest coaches’ poll.

Though the Lady Eagles weren’t active due to the cancellation of the Kings Relays, Milford moved into the top ten and was ranked eighth in the area coaches’ poll for week one on March 26.  Mason continued at the top while the ECC’s Kings moved up to second from third.  Lakota East, Princeton and Withrow round out the top five.  Anderson tied with Lakota West for sixth.  Turpin (6), Walnut Hills (5) and Loveland (1) each received votes in week one of the poll. 

Preseason Poll From March 19:  Mason, for at least the third consecutive year, leads the rankings of the Cincinnati Enquirer Division I coaches’ preseason poll for girls track.  Lakota East begins the year in second followed by the ECC’s Kings; Withrow and Sycamore are tied in fourth.  Fellow conference members Anderson and Turpin open the season in eighth and ninth respectively.  Though Milford was not ranked in the top ten, the girls team did receive seven votes, joined by Loveland (7), Walnut Hills (6), and West Clermont (4).