|2012 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW...
Coach: Libby Long - 7th year
Last year’s Record (Overall and League): CCC league champs, District 4th place finish, Regional 10th place finish
Names of Runners Who Graduated: Julianna Simon
Names and Grades of Returning Letterwinners: We return nine girls: Seniors Kayleigh Cecil, Jessie Shilt, Heidi Snipes, Tara Snipes, and Casey Yingst. Junior Hannah Retz and Sophomores Cassidy Cain, Heidi Cron, and Sarah Ray.
New Runners: Senior Bethany Richards and Freshmen Meghan Parker, Carly Shell and Julianna Yingst.
Coach’s Comments (Season’s Goals, Expectations):
The Buccaneer girls will be led by a strong senior class that has been a part of three straight league championship teams. This senior class has already had three very successful years and the expectations are as high as they have ever been. Leading the way for the Buccaneers will be senior Tara Snipes. Tara will be looking to build on an outstanding track season, which included setting two new school records and a podium finish at state in the 800. Other returning varsity runners include Jessie Shilt (CHS Top Ten Runner), Casey Yingst, Heidi Snipes, Hannah Retz, Cassidy Cain and Heidi Cron. Rounding out the roster and looking to make an impact are Kayleigh Cecil, Sarah Ray, Meghan Parker, Bethany Richards, Carly Shell and Julianna Yingst.
Prediction of League Finish The league race will be competitive again this year. We should be in the mix for another league title. Other teams that will be competing at the top of the league will include Miami East, Ansonia, and National Trial.
|GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM: Front (L-R): Kayleigh Cecil, Bethany Richards, Jessie Shilt, Tara Snipes, Elyza Long (Manager), Heidi Snipes, Casey Yingst, Sarah Ray. Back (L-R): Hannah Retz, Heidi Cron, Carly Shell, Meghan Parker, Cassidy Cain, Julianna Yingst.