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Lady Warrior track returns veteran team, 14 letter winners

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Carrollton High School girls track returning lettermen
Carrollton girls track returning letter winners (front row from left): Stephanie Kelly, Kady Davis, Taylar Bennett, Harley Schandel, Naomi Young, Lindsay Schandel, Stephanie Donley. Back row: Lexi Kurtz, Mackenzie DeGarmo, Abbey Wilson, Maddie Birong, Sarah Donley, Addie Davis, and Hayley Barrick.

The Carrollton Lady Warriors girls track team hopes to be a much improved team over last year where they post a 1-6 record in dual meets.

“The girls are working hard and getting better each day,” said head coach Chris Woolf. “As long as we stay healthy we should be able to field a competitive team. We have a great bunch of ladies that are motivated and dedicated to working hard. We look to be a much improved team over last year.”

Carrollton returns a veteran team with 14 returning letter winners.

They are seniors Addie Davis in the distance events, Stephanie Kelly in mid-distance events, Naomi Young, Taylar Bennett in the distance events; Stephanie Donley in the sprints and relay and Lindsay Schandel in the mid-distance events, and juniors Lexi Kurtz in the shot and discus, Harley Schandel in the hurdles, Mackenzie DeGarmo in the shot and discus and Abbey Wilson in the shot and discus.

Sophomores returning are Kady Davis in the mid-distance and relay events, Hayley Barrick in the sprints and relay, Maddie Birong in the sprints and hurdles and Sarah Donley in the sprints and relay.

Promising newcomers to this year’s team are freshmen Maddie Dunlap and Hailey Wells.

Woolf will coach the hurdles and high jump, while Caleb Crowl will coach the sprints, Greg Platt the shot and discus, Jamie Stewart the sprints and sprint relays and Mike Aukerman the distance events and long jump.

The Warriors will open their season Saturday at the Jeff Arthurs Invitational at Claymont High School.

The first dual meet will be at home next Tuesday against Canton South and next Saturday the Lady Warriors will take part in the Gloria Dawes Invitational at Union Local High School.

They will be at Louisville April 8 and take part in the West Holmes Invitational on April 12.

Carrollton will host Alliance on April 15 and participate in the Quaker Mini Relays April 17 at New Philadelphia.

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