By Matt Browning
The Southeast of Saline girls track team has been voted the Salina Area Preseason Girls Track Team of the Year.
Southeast of Saline head coach Wade Caselman said it will be interesting to see all of the new faces and evaluate them, considering there was not a season last year.
“It is so great to have the kids back out for track and field and I know that we will probably have some kids really surprise us just because we have not seen them compete in track and field for more than a year,” Caselman said.
The Trojans are set with distance runners with Jentrie Alderson, Mallorie Pearson, Joni Schroeder, Ashley Prochazka and Emma Lippold.
Caselman also hopes to get points from Jadyn Humphery in the high jump and Ivie Douglas in the shot put and discus.
Getting as many athletes competing in the postseason is the number one goal for Southeast of Saline, which is a perennial power in Class 3A.
“(We want) to get as many kids and events qualified for the state track and field meet as possible,” Caselman said.