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March 22, 2013

PREP GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Big shoes to fill

Goshen looks for younger athletes to step up in 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Graduating a pair of all-NLC performers and state qualifiers leaves the 10 returning letterwinners on the Goshen High School girls track and field team with some holes to fill for the upcoming 2013 season.

The Redskins are slated to open the season tonight with a home meet against Elkhart Central.

“Graduating Lauren Stutzman and Liana Yoder has left us with some pretty big shoes to fill,” first-year coach Brock Maust said. “The two of them scored a lot of points.”

Maust has been the GHS boys coach for the past 10 seasons.

“The overall objective is to combine the boys and the girls teams into one family,” Maust said. “This will allow us to develop better athletes that will push each other.

“This will be the first year for combined practices. So far that has been successful. Athletes have increased their knowledge of the sport and the individual events.”

The family atmosphere Maust is seeking to develop extends beyond the sport.

“We are talking to the kids about family values. Things like being in the right place at the right time and doing the right thing when you are there,” the coach said.

A year ago in the sectional, Yoder won the 100-meter hurdles (15.47) and was fourth in the 300 hurdles (47.57) and Stutzman finished second in long jump (16-5 1/2) and fourth in the 200 (27.04). At the regional, Yoder placed second in the 100 hurdles (15.02) and fourth in the 300s (45.91) and Stutzman second in long jump (16-9 3/4). At the state meet, Yoder was 10th in the 100 hurdles (15.18) and Stutzman eighth in long jump (17-6 3/4).

Additional key losses to graduation were Karla Corral, Julie Jesse, Juni Schirch and Mya Wiese. Also graduating were Keanah Alcala, Angelica Chavez, Jessica Devila, Gaby DeLuna, Priscilla Gallegos, Ariel Velazquez and Sophie Wenz.

The Goshen girls had a successful cross country season last fall, placing third in sectional and fifth in regional.

“Based on the cross country season distance is going to be a strength of this team when it comes to scoring points,’ Maust said. “That strength should go all the way down to the 400 meters, but overall we should have pretty good balance.”

The 10 letterwinners are part of the 58 girls on the roster.

“We need more experience and that is where running against the guys is expected to help,” the coach said.

The 10 returnees are seniors Leah Kissinger and Jessica Wynn, juniors Edith Gonzalez, Kristen Hanson and Katya Hernandez; sophomores Brianna Clawson, Ellie Hathaway, Adrienne Henke, Tricia Place and Marisela Salazar.

“Kissinger, Wynn and Henke should be the leaders in the distance events,” Maust said. “Kissinger is rehabbing an injury so we are hoping to get her up to speed. Gonzalez is our top 400 runner.

“We have a special group of sophomores and Clawson is one of the leaders of that class. Hathaway will also contribute in distance events. Place is an all-around, whatever we need type of competitor. She will compete in the 800 and pole vault. She has a bright future. Salazar is a good sprinter and hurdler.

Additional seniors are Yeseina Cuellar, Dana Folker, Emily Mullet and Biviana Zepeda.

More juniors are Candy Correa, Tori DeVries, Jennifer Esparza, Fatima Hernandez, Maria Hernandez, Geovanna Juarez, Maria Martinez, Nohely Montoya, Tatyana Moore, Denisse Rodriguez and Miranda Shively.

“DeVries is one of our best sprinters,” Maust said.

Other sophomores are Cecilia Avilia, Jasmyn Brown, Beatriz Castillo, Maria Corbett, Victoria Davidson, Tracy Galicia, Kristal Garcia, Elianne Gonzalez, Harlee Harper, Evangelina Hernandez, Katherine Jaime, Jamie Johnson, Alyssa Lehman, Maria Lopez, Perla Lozano, Angelica Martinez, Macie Miller, Jennifer Minier, Bethany Pollack, Rosaura Rodriguez, Casandra Sandoval, Salma Torres and Bree Yoder,

“Brown and Yoder both have good futures,” Maust said. “Bree (Yoder) is Liana’s younger sister.

Freshmen are Jennifer Bustos, Jackie Fernandez, Jazmin Galindo, Kimberly Grounds, Alicia Hernandez, Nora Rangel, Evelyn Trejo, Kaley Wood, Abigail Yoder and Jayme Yontz.

One of the things Maust needs to do is blend his experienced returnees with the younger ones.

“How well the blending happens is going to key to how well we do this season,” the coach said.

Assistant coaches are Mike Wynn, Chris DuBois, Rachael Baker, Jesse Vasquez, Kevin Park, Brett Baranic, Kyle Laker, Erica Emanuel, Mike Biller, John Place, Jake Heiliger, Brock Goodman, Graham Clark, Rick Clark, Carl Weaver and Kaila Stevens.

 

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