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2023 Track and Field Preview: Jim Thorpe Olympians

Head Coach: Frank Miller (17 Years)

Assistant Coaches:
Walt Bevilacqua
Eric Moore
Joe Jaskot
Will Cameron
Marie Rosahac
Mark Rosenberger
Allie Rossino
Meghan Rosahac

Sport:: Track and Field (B/G)

Team Name: Jim Thorpe Olympians

League: Schuylkill League Division 1

2022 Record: 4-2 (Boys) 5-1 (Girls)

Key Players Lost:
David Richards: Hurdles, High Jump
Aiden Clements: Pole Vault
Laura Clarke: Throws
Katelyn Bos: Distance
Meghan Rosahac: Distance

Key Returning Players:
Ryan Bailor: Senior, Distance – Potential to Set the school Record in the 1600 and 3200

Ridge Snyder: Senior, Distance – Returning League Champ in 800, Finished 3rd in District XI 3A championships in the 800

Zeeshan Issifu: Senior – Sprints; Very versatile

Andrew Warner: Senior – Sprints/Jumps; 2nd year out for track and field, should build on exepriences from year 1 and has chance to compete at League and District Levels

David Fiorito: Senior, Sprints/Jumps – 4 year competitor

Brett Balliet: Senior Throws – 4 year competitor

Salavtore Capria – 11; Sprinter, Lots of experience and will be leader of the sprint group this season

Justin Yescavage: 10; Hurlder: Finished third at Schuylkill League Meet in the 110 Hurdles as 9th grader

Nicole Carroll: 12 Mid-Distance – Very versatile; can compete anywhere from the 200 M to the 1600 M

Katrin Cavanaugh: 12 Jumps – defending Schuylkill League Pole Vault Champion and PIAA 3A qualifier in the Pole Vault

Kaila O’Connor: 11 District 11 3A 100 M and 200 M Dash Champion; also has the ability to hurdle as she is currently the school record holder in the 300 M Hurdles

Key Newcomers:
Bryson Heydt (12): Throws
Austin Fronheiser(11): Throws
Joshua Louck (10): Sprints
Ehren Hassler (10): Pole Vault
Dawson Meckes (12): Distance

Aubrey Holland (10): Jumps/Throws
Kelsey Patton (9): Jumps/Hurdles
McKenna Jackson (9): Jumps
Lindsay Patton (9): Distance
Celia Rodriguez-Gonzalez (11): Distance
Mara Levins (10): Throws

2023 Outlook:
Boys: With the numerous returning contributors from last years team in the distance, sprints, and throwing events, those areas should be the strong suit of the team especially early in the season until there is time to develop hurdlers, high jumpers, and pole vaulters, the three hardest hit areas from graduation last season. In addition to the mentioned returners, several other student-athletes have vast experience and are expected to be major contributors to the team goals this season.

Girls: With low numbers (roster of 23 currently) dual meet success will be difficult due to a lack of overall depth. In addition to the aforementioned student-athletes, the senior and junior class have lots of returning experience that should provide a chance at postseason success in the Schuylkill League Championships and District XI 2A Championships.

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