The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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April 12, 2013

Medina girls track squad has the accent on youth

Medina Journal-Register — Underclassmen dominate the roster for the Medina High girls track squad which is prepping to host Roy-Hart on April 18 in the Niagara-Orleans League opener.

Freshman Holly Heil, who captured both the 800 and 1500 at last year’s All-League meet heads Medina’s veteran contingent which also includes junior Tanisha Robinsn (2nd in 400, 5th in 200) and eighth grader Martha Gardner (3rd in 1500).

Heil, Robinson and senior Brooke Wheatley were also all members of the N-O champion 1600 relay team.

The Mustangs are also counting on juniors Taylor Miller (long jump, triple jump, pentathlon) and Jade Kinyon (long jump, triple jump); sophomore Brianna Bellan (hurdles) and eighth graders )Madeline Winters (sprints) and Kayla Leno (800, 1500).

“Its just a real young team so we’re in a rebuilding year,” said coach Troy Callard.

Medina went 5-1 in N-O competition last spring finishing second to undefeated (6-0) champion Albion.

COACH: Troy Callard LAST YEAR: 5-1 KEY LOSSES: Camille Thompson (3rd in 400 at All-League meet), Brandi Parsons (5th in shot-put and discus), Joelle Heiligenthaler (5th in 110 hurdles), Sharon Husung (4th in pole vault, 6th in triple jump), Hannah Dorpfeld (3rd in 400 hurdles). KEY RETURNEES: Holly Heil (Fr., 1st in 800 and 1500), Tanisha Robinson (Jr., 2nd in 400, 5th in 200), Martha Gardner (8th, 3rd in 1500). SCHEDULE: April 18 - Roy-Hart, 4:15 p.m. April 23 - at Barker, 4:15 p.m. April 25 - at Akron, 4:15 p.m. Apri l30 - Wilson, 4:15 p.m. May 2 - at Albion, 4:15 p.m. May 9 - Newfane, 4:15 p.m. May 15 and 16 - All-League meet at Roy-Hart, 4 p.m.

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