|2016 COVINGTON BUCCS GIRLS TRACK TEAM...
Veteran coach David Tobias returns to lead the girl's track team.
Graduating off last year's team that finished third in the CCC were state qualifier Heidi Cron (400 relay) and discus thrower Megan Lange.
Back are three-fourths of the 400 relay team that qualified for state in sophomore sprinters Breanna Kimmel, Tori Lyle and Shae Robinson - although Robinson will get a late start to the season due to injury.
Also back are past state qualifiers in senior distance runner Carly Shell and junior distance runner Anna Dunn.
Other returning letter winners include seniors Maria Mohler, Danielle Swabb and Julianna Yingst; juniors Kelsey McReynolds, Kailyn Pond and Natalie Snyder; and sophomores Danielle Alexander, Brittany Daniel, Kelsey Dysinger, and Rayna Horner (a move-in from Franklin Monroe).
They will be joined by 12 freshman.
"Our team goals are to be competitive at every meet and finish well at our Invitational, finish first in the CCC, and have some district and regional champions and qualify girls to the state meet again this year," Tobias said.
The sprinters will include Horner, Breanna Kimmel, Pond, Robinson, Snyder, Jordan Crowell, Lindsey Kimmel and Danielle Rose.
Middle-distance runner include Lyle, Kelsey Dysinger, Yingst, Courtney Barhorst, Ashlyn Plessinger and Sarah Remley; while handling the distance events will be Shell, Dunn, Alexander and Paige Boehringer.
Handling throws will be Mohler, McReynolds, Mariah Dysinger, Daniel, Lauren Hebert and Swabb.
The pole vaulters will be Mohler and Kelsey Dysinger.
Doing the high jump will be Snyder, Lillian Hamilton and Leah Poling; while the long jumpers will include Horner, Breanna Kimmel, Barhorst, Poling, Olivia VomBaur and Anna Winn.