IAC GIRLS TRACK & FIELD: NEWARK VALLEY WORKING TOWARD LATE-SEASON SUCCESS (2022-03-30)
By TIM TAYLOR
Tioga County Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY — Newark Valley has some solid numbers amongst its girls track & field ranks, however, experience will be a little on the thin side for the lady Cardinals.
“(The) team is inexperienced, but enthusiastic about the coming season,” coach Eric D’Arcy said. “(We’re) looking to build throughout the season with the hopes of having a good IAC and Class C performance.”
Senior captain Phaedra Day and junior Kylee Carrier are experienced throwers, and will anchor the team in the shot put and discus. Junior Kathryn Simmons is the top returning runner and will lead the team in the 100-meter hurdles, 400 hurdles, and the 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay.
Other returning letter winners include Kathryn Greene in the shot and disc, senior captain Monica Escalante in the 1500, ,3000 and 4x800 relay, captain Molly McCloskey in the 400, 800 and 4x400 and 4x800 relays, Kathryn Shanbacher in the 100 hurdles, 200, 400, 4x400 relay and high jump, Paige Hinckley in the long jump, triple jump, 100, 200 and 4x100 relay, Fiona McMurray in the long jump, triple jump, 100, 200 and 4x100 relay, Harley Switzer in the 800, 1500, 3,000 and 4x800, Emma Smith in the steeplechase, 800, 1500, 3,000, and 4x400 and 4x800 relays, and Addysen Osburn in the 800, 1500, 3,000 and 4x800 relay.
Newcomers to the Cardinal crew are Emma Dingman in the 800, 1500, 3,000 and 4x800 relay, Anaya Aylesworth in the 100, 200, long jump, triple jump and 4x100 relay, Aubrey Kwiatkowski in the 100, 200, 400, long jump, triple jump, 4x100 relay, Madyson Armstrong in the 800, 1500, 3,000 and 4x800 relay, Sara Hunsinger in the shot put and discus, and Elizabeth Waterman in the 800, 1500, 3,000 and 4x800 relay.
Newark Valley opens the season Tuesday at Watkins Glen.
IN PHOTO: NV’s Kylee Carrier. … TCSR STOCK PHOTO.