The Amboy/LaMoille girls track and field team has good numbers this spring, but they are young, coach Bob Halberg notes. Two-thirds of the roster are underclassmen. What the Lady Clippers gain with numbers, they will lack in experience.
They are strong in mid-distance (800-3200), having won the Three Rivers Conference cross country championship. Amboy freshman Megan Grady was the conference champion, followed by Amboy sophomore Jennifer Popovich and freshman Erin Hosto and Kaitlin Boers of LaMoille, who were All-Conference.
LaMoille's Laura Rieker (high jump) and Shiela Browning (hurdles), who are LHS school record holders, will serve as team captains with Amboy's Amanda Pankhurst (weights) and Danielle Corcoran (400/800).
Grady (800/1600) and Katelynn Pankhurst (100/200) have IESA experience bringing home medals the last two years and Halberg has looked forward "to see what they can do at this next level."
Other squad members include juniors Sydney Langler, sophomores Jordyn Pinter, Kaitlyn Hildebrand and Erica Zimmerlein and freshmen Erin Hosto, Hannah Grady, and Brenna Rieker.
No information was available for the A/L boys team.
LaMoille's co-op partner in Ohio runs on its own with seven athletes his spring. They include Johnee Schulte (800, LJ, TJ), Jacob Tudor ( 1600, discus, LJ) and Dustin Fultz (100, weights) for the boys, and Vanessa Martinez (discus, 100, 800), Paige Conner (hurdles, 400), Riley Johnson (sprints, LJ) and Katy Anderson ( 400, 800, 1600) for the girls.