Numbers up for EGHS girls track and field
LITTLE CINCINNATI -- Eastern Greene High School girls track and field coach Mike Caldwell is pleased with his numbers to begin the 2010 season.
"We have around 30 kids," said Caldwell. "That is the biggest group I have ever had.
"I don't know if part of that is because we now have our own facility. We have four or five home meets, the most since we opened the new facility."
Alisha Corwin returns for her fourth season of competing in track.
"She primarily does the relays," Caldwell said. "She will run all three relays for us.
"She is a really good kid and I am looking forward to another season with her on the team."
Caldwell is excited about his freshmen class.
"Scottie Ingram is one of the best freshmen athletes that I have ever coached," he said. "She looks to be an outstanding performer in the field events.
"I am not sure what events she will compete in yet, but will be in the long jump and shot put for sure. She could be in all field events, but I am not sure how many running events she will compete in for us. She is really strong. She is going to score points for us."
Freshman Leanna Bailey is another newcomer that Caldwell expects to make an immediate impact in the hurdles.
Freshmen Brooke Butler will run the 400 and Chelsea Bailey, Leanna's sister, will be competing in some relays and various running events, according to Caldwell.
Alex Dubois is another athlete that Caldwell expects to help out the Lady Thunderbirds.
He also said that Sydney Spice will again be very solid in the distance events and will likely compete on the 3,200 meter relay team as well.
Cora Sherfield was another returning athlete that Caldwell mentioned as being able to contribute in the relays.
Casie Divine is another freshman expected to help in the high jump.
"We are going to be better because of our freshmen," he said. "They won the SWIAC last year as eighth graders.
"A lot of them are going to play softball as well as run track. I would like to thank softball coach Gina Ingram for her help in that matter."
Caldwell, who said the Lady Thunderbirds have not won the conference since back-to-back titles mid-90s, added that he is trying to find someone who can pole vault.
"Hopefully we will be able to score points in every event," said Caldwell. "Our numbers are good, which should help us."
He added that Linton-Stockton has won the girls SWIAC title the past 12 seasons. WRV won the girls conference championship in 1997 with the Lady Miners winning every one since.
"No matter how many girls Linton has, they always seem to have really good teams," said Caldwell. "Even though there numbers might be down in recent years, they always seem to have depth in every event, which is big if you want to win a team title.
"I am really excited about this season. Like every year, it is going to take us a while to figure out where everybody can fit in and help the team. We are really looking forward to this season."
The Lady Thunderbirds will open Thursday, April 8 at Orleans.
|Apr 8||at Orleans||4:30 p.m.|
|Apr 9||Loogootee/Bloomfield||4:30 p.m.|
|Apr 20||WRV/NDaviess||4:30 p.m.|
|Apr 22||at North Knox||5 p.m.|
|Apr 26||at O Valley/Shak||4:30 p.m.|
|May 3||*Greene Co||4:30 p.m.|
|May 11||Mitchell||4:30 p.m.|
|May 14||*SWIAC||5 p.m.|
|May 18||#Sectional||5 p.m.|
#at Bloomington North
Girls Track Roster
Lee Anna Freeman
Coach: Mike Caldwell
Assistant coach: Tara Sparks
Managers: Tia Wagner, Hannah Summerville