Working to overcome the perennial problem of low numbers, the Lyndonville boys and girls track squads are prepping for the rapidly approaching April 18 Genesee Region League opener.
“We’re looking forward to the season,” said Tigers head coach Jim O’Connor. ‘We’ve got a handful of new talent and we’re looking for quality leadership from our returning athletes”
The 15 member boys squad includes senior Jiaqwan Dash, junior William Durrow and freshman Philip Greshem in the 100 and 200; junior Justin Ottaviano in the 400, senior Sam Recco in the 800, seniors Lee Gray and Elijah Simon in the 1600, junior Cole Heideman in the hurdles along with seniors Jon Simmons and Chad Higgins, junior James Luckman, sophomore Alex Murphy and freshmen Jeremy Foss, Steven Anderson and Jacob Wachob in the shot-put and discus.
Recco is coming off a strong state championship wrestling season and Dash earned G-R All-Star honors in basketball.
The 11 member Lady Tigers squad includes senior Rebeka Burgess, juniors Cali Pietroboni and Chelsea Hare along with sophomores Crystal Furness, Autumn Lori and Tiffani Durow in the 100 and 200 along with junior Molly Breese in the 400 and seniors Brittany Hyde, Nakita Wachob, Ashley Bucholtz and junior Haley Anderson in the shot-put and discus.
“The boys should be competitive in the distance and middle distance and the girls in the sprints,” O’Connor said. “And we should have strong representation in the throwing events from both our boys and girls teams.”
The Tigers are scheduled to open the G-R season with a triangular meet against Alexander and Oakfield-Alabama at Alexander on the 18th.
Lyndonville’s all road meet schedule also includes competitions at Byron-Bergen on April 24, at Wheatland-Chili on April 26, at Attica on May 1, at Pembroke on May 8, at Oakfield on May 15 and at the All-League meet on May 19 at W-C.