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Northern Bedford Girls' Track & Field Preview

Series: Spring Sports Preview | Story 2

March 19, 2020

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Returning letterwinners for the Northern Bedford High School girls' track and field team are (from left): Front Row: Calea Dively, Alyssa Morral, Olivia Higgins and Sydney Coffey Back Row: Jaida Pensyl, Rae Shaulis, Denae Hershberger, Adi Sipes, Paige Snider, Courtney Morris and Abby Fink.

Head Coach: Jeff Batzel

Number of Years as Head Coach and Career Record: 38 years (Everett and NBC) 399-163 total career record (boys 172-86 in 22 seasons, girls 227-78 in 28 seasons) and 145-32 as girls' coach at NBC

Associate Head Coach: Shalonne Sipes

League: Inter-County Conference

Last Year's Record: 5-7 overall, 5-6 in ICC

Returning Starters: Seniors: Abby Fink (Jumps), Denae Hershberger (Distance), Rae Shaulis (sprints/Pole Vault), Gretchen Keith (Throws); Juniors: Sydney Coffey (Jumps), Calea Dively (Sprints), Aylisa Morral (Sprints), Courtney Morris (Sprints), Paige Snider (Jumps/Sprints), Olivia Higgins (Javelin/Jumps), Jaida Pensyl (Throws), Paige Wingard (Throws); Sophomores: Adi Sipes (Distance), Andrea Musselman (Throws), Kaili Long (Throws), Alexandrea Griffith (Jumps/Throws)

Newcomers: Sophomore: Ashley Kichman (Throws); Freshmen: Emilee Sherlock and Harley Socie (Distance), Lizzy Long (Throws), Julia Helsel (Pole Vault), Hailey Bollman (Jumps/Sprints)

Strengths: "Work ethic, experience."

Concerns: "Overall numbers and depth and inexperience in hurdles."

Overall Outlook: "We should be competitive and will strive to have a winning record and several district medalists."

Assistant Coaches: Jerry Fabian, Chad Mickle, Joe Over, Barb Zanella, Wayne Sherlock, Corey Reffner, Blake Over


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