Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


March 12, 2013

County girls track and field teams ready to run


Chenoweth points to seniors Kiya Keili, Danyetta Johnson, Julie Jones, and Collins to guide the Orioles this season.

“Keili is one of our quietest leaders, but is a leader by example,” Chenoweth said. “Johnson is one of our most vocal leaders on the team. She is one that leads by hard work and dedication. Collins is someone that has been part of the track team for four years and knows the expectations. She’s someone many girls already look up to. Jones is also a quiet leader and leads through example.”

Hannah Heim and Megan Badgley join Johnson and Keili to form a formidable group of sprinters. Lauren Briskey and Joelle Navarro will take on the hurled load for the Orioles.

In the field events, Heim looks to return to the long jump pit, Gabrielle Long will take over discus and shot put responsibilities, Kailyn Hutson will high jump, and Julie Jones will take on pole vault duties.


Like the boys’ team, Plainfield coach Brian Pelkey has the same aspirations for the girl’s squad this year. Pelkey hopes the Quakers can win county, conference, and sectional titles, along with advancing as many competitors as possible to the regional and state meets.

Returning to help Plainfield to its goals are Brynn Olinger, Ravyne Barnett, Morgan Heald, Ali Lynch, Molly Gillenwater, and Michell Goda.

“(They) have all provided invaluable leadership for our younger girls,” Pelkey said.

Samantha Woodford qualified for the state meet in the 800 last season and is coming off of an impressive cross country year. She was also the Mid-State Conference winner in the 1600 last season.

Pelkey hopes the Quakers’ offseason work will lead to success on the track.

“Our distance athletes have worked very hard in the offseason,” he said. “They know that they have to build a winter base to have a higher peak in the spring.”

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