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2023 Track and Field Preview: Southern Lehigh Spartans

Head Coach: Cotie Strong – 17 (126-6)

Assistant Coaches:
Brenton Ditchcreek – Throws
Stephen Schrader – Jumps
Michelle Schumaker – Sprints

Sport: Track and Field (B/G)

Team Name: Southern Lehigh Spartans

League: Colonial League

2022 Record: Boys -11-0, Girls 11-0

Key Players Lost:
-Madison Trout – Sprints
-Emma McKee – Hurdles
-Autumn Garges – middle distance
-Marley Chase – Sprints
-Taylor Graver – Sprints

-Chase Hensinger – middle distance
-Alex Kane – Distance
-Dominik Lisicky – Distance
-Alex Kane – Distance

Key Returning Players:
Jack Inglis – CL Champion (110m hurdles, 300m Hurdles, 4×4 relay, state qualifier in 4×4, Indoor State Qualifier – 60m Hurdles)
Robbie Allen – State Qualifier, CL and D11 medalist – High Jump, CL medalist hurdles
Gregory Rubino – CL Champion 4x800m relay
Tyler Rizzuto – CL medalist 4×100
Dan Magallanes – CL medalist 4×100

Alexandra Lea – CL medalist 400m, CL Champion + D11 medalist + State Qualifier + school record holder 4×100, Indoor State Qualifier – 200 + 400)
Faith Schiffer – CL medalist 100m hurdles and 300m Hurdles
Elizabeth Maund – CL medalist 100m hurdles
Alaina Patel – CL champion 4×800, D11 Medalist + State Qualifier 4 x 800m
Maura Lenhart – CL champion 4×800, D11 Medalist + State Qualifier 4 x 800m
Emily Stock – CL champion 3200, 1600, 4×800, D11 Medalist + State Qualifier 4 x 800m

Key Newcomers:
Cade Sawyer – sprints/throws
Calvin Gehman – jumps/hurdles
William Knudson – throws
Sean Steckert – distance
Riley Burch – throws

Malya Best – sprints
Chloe Posavek – sprints
Gabriela Netwall – sprints/jumps/throws
Madelynne Grady – sprints/distance

2023 Outlook: While we graduated a historically strong boys and girls senior class last year, we have many promising newcomers as freshmen and athletes from other sports. Early on we feel both team are well balanced across events and have a good mix of young, as well as experienced athletes in all events.

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