Sports Brief: NHHS Girls Track Team Enters Conference Meet Finally Healthy

Junior Taylor Covington is one person that Coach Tucker has running four events: 4x400, 4x800, and both the 800 and 400 open races.  Thus far Covington has placed placed in the top four at each meet and in the top six in the 800.

By Kyle Quick
New Haven will wrap up their final regular season in Monday’s Four Rivers Conference Track Meet before entering Districts on Saturday where the girls hope to defend their District Title.

Expectations are fairly high for this year’s girls team after breaking the Class 1 state record in the 4x400 last year only to finish second.  This year the girls team have improved in field events such as the triple and long with jump as well as individual races, however the team has battled injuries throughout the season, hampering some of their performances.

Up until Friday the 4x400 relay team (Taylor Covington, Molly Munsinger, Hannah Pruessner, and Rachel Steinhoff)   had ran just once, where all four girls were healthy, which was the first meet of the season.

But Coach John Tucker feels better after Friday’s meet at South Callaway saying, “After the Hermann meet on Tuesday I was uncertain who would be running on our relays.  I had an idea but in years past by this point in the season I already knew who are relay teams were.  Our 4x400 and 4x800 are pretty well set but the 4x100 and 4x200, I will decide Monday who will be running on those teams at Districts.”

“At this point in our season it is all about running our best times in each event and Monday we really need to have a good team performance and build confidence going into District’s on Saturday.”

We will be posting live scores from the FRC meet at Owensville throughout the day and a more in-depth look at how New Haven compares to other Class 1 schools, breaking it down by each event.

Click here to download a schedule of events and additional information for Monday’s FRC meet at Owensville. Note:  Admission will be $3 per person.