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2022 Girls Track and Field Preview: Southern Lehigh Spartans

Head Coach: Cotie Strong, 17th year with program, 7th year as head coach, 56 wins – 0 losses

Assistant Coaches:
Brenton Ditchcreek – Throws
Steve Schrader – Jumps
Michelle Schumaker – Sprints
Bryan Kane – Volunteer
Andrea Stevko – Volunteer

Sport: Track and Field (G)

Team Name: Southern Lehigh Spartans

League: Colonial

2021 Record: 12-0

Key Players Lost:
Jayden Kline – Jumps
Mackenzie Reffle – Jumps
Isabelle Dunham – Hurdles

Key Returning Players:

Madison Trout – Senior, Sprints, League Champ in 100, 200, 4×1, District Champ 100 and 4×1, 3rd place in 4×4 at districts, 3rd place in 100m at PIAA championships, Outdoor School Record holder in 100, 200, 4×1, and long jump, at the indoor state meet placed 6th in 60m dash and 8th in the long jump

Marley Chase – Senior, Sprints, 2nd place in 100 and 200 at leagues, league and district champ in 4×1, 3rd place at districts in 200 and 4×4. School record holder 4×1

Emma McKee – Senior, hurdler, 4th at leagues in 100 hurdles, qualified for districts in 100 hurdles

Autumn Garges – Senior – League champ 800 and 4×8, 3rd place at districts in 4 x 8 and 4 x 4.

Alaina Patel – Junior, Distance, Placed at leagues in 3200, 1600, 3rd place at districts in 1600m and 3rd in 4 x 8.

Elizabeth Maund – Junior, Jumps, scored points at league meet in long jump and triple jump

Carina Schell – Senior, distance, league champ 4×8, scored points in 800 and 4×4, 3rd place at districts in 4×8 and 4×4.

Emily Stock – Sophomore, distance, League champ 4×8, medaled in 1600 and 800m at leagues

Alexandra Lea – Sophomore, sprints, scored points in 200 and 400 at leagues, qualified for districts in 200 and 400

Key Newcomers:
Faith Schiffer – freshman, hurdles
Elizabeth Yazdanyar – freshman, mid distance

2022 Outlook: “Our girls team will be very strong on the track with tons of big meet experience and confidence to continue the success of the program. We will be balanced in the field events with key returners and a few new athletes. Our senior class has some of our best female athletes in program history and they are motivated to finish their careers out strong.”

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