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March 12, 2013

County girls track and field teams ready to run

With the indoor season already underway, the Hendricks County girls’ track teams are gearing up for a long season with the hopes of reaching the state finals in the first week of June.

Brownsburg

The Brownsburg girls’ track and field team is not rebuilding, but reloading for another solid season.

With a core group of girls returning, the Bulldogs are looking for good placement at the top meets.

“The girls have set very high expectations for the team and are definitely aiming for the top in our big meets of county, conference, and sectionals,” coach Craig Beckner said. “Several girls have their eyes on school records and trips to the state finals as well. We have a pretty young crew that I think could put up some results by the end of the season that might even shock them. If they stay healthy and continue to work like they have been, I expect them to have a very impressive season and pick up several very big wins.

As much fun as winning is for a team, Beckner is hoping for more from the Bulldogs.

“Obviously getting big wins is always a goal at the top of the list, but my main goal Day 1 has simply been for the girls to enjoy being a part of the team,” he said. “They already came into the season with a load of talent and motivation to get better each day, so if we can just make sure they’re enjoying that process, then I’m confident that those big wins will follow.”

Leading the way for Brownsburg is senior Sibong Ncube who’s looking to make the state finals for the third straight year in the 100 hurdles. Other sprinters include senior Flo Akinribade, junior Isabella Zoog, sophomores Monique Burns and Briana Smith, and freshman Courtney Stull.

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