Coach: Amy Gallagher, 15th year
Last year: Third place, Eastern Wisconsin Conference
Returning letter winners: Kenzie Walesh, sr.; Carly Terp, sr.; Kristy Terp, jr.; Elicia Pritzl, so.; Theresa Manna, so.; Kayla Jansky, so.; Kylie Jansky, so.; Allie Wachowski, so.; Mackenzie Salta, so.; Alexi Walesh, so.
Outlook: Gallagher described her team as a very talented and hard-working group. The Raiders return 10 letter winners and a pair of state qualifiers. Carly and Kristy Terp each advanced to State in the 3,200 a year ago. Gallagher believes that three or four teams will be in the running for a conference title and added that her team’s goal is to be in that mix.
Coach: Rick Ducat, fifth year
Last year: Eighth place, Fox River Classic Conference
Returning letter winners: April Brunner, jr.; Danielle Carle, sr.; Natasha Carlson Vines, sr.; Alexis Czerp so.; Miranda Gove, jr.; Sarah Greene, so.; Paige Heinzen, jr.; Shannon Koehler, so.; Emily Kretsch, jr.; Cassidy Mrotek, so.; Sidney Reindl, jr.; Karly Rosinsky, sr.; Lydia Snyder, sr.; Isabel Strazny, so.; Sloan Tackett, jr.; Taylor Tice, so.; Meg Wolowicz, jr.; Alicia Zewicki, jr.
Outlook: Ducat noted that the number of athletes coming out for the sport is improving. He believes his squad will be strong in jumping events, sprints and relays. The Ships return a trio of state qualifiers in Gove (3,200 run), Reindl (200 dash), and Wolowicz (shot put). However, Ducat added that Wolowicz is injured and likely out for much of the season.
Coach: Tim Schroeder, sixth year
Last year: Eighth place, Olympian Conference
Returning letter winners: Andrea Lohr, sr.; Regina Bettag, sr.; Catrina Tegan, sr.; Brittney Weyers, sr.; Paige Ruh, sr.; Allie Zahn, jr.; Matalie Koss, jr.; Ana Konopacki, jr.; Meghan Jacoby, jr.; Brittney Hillmer, jr.; Alli Winans, so.; Olivia Wagner, so.; Lindsey Tess, so.; Abby Jirikowic, so.; Jenna Erickson, so.
Outlook: According to Schroeder, the Jets have a fair amount of depth and should be able to fill most of the events outside of discus and shot put. Schroeder believes that pole vault and relays will be his team’s strong suits. He added that the incoming freshman class will be able to fill roles in sprint and distance events.
Coach: Karri Wiegert, ninth year
Last year: Ninth place, OC
Returning letter winners: Brianna Ahumada, sr.; Kaitlyn Wiegert, sr.; Melissa LeCaptain, sr.; Emily Hutterer, jr.; Callie Willman, jr.; Kendra Wemecke, so.
Outlook: Of the Indians’ six returning letter winners, five of them are upperclassmen. Ahumada (shot put and discus) is a two-time sectional qualifier and was the team MVP last season. She also holds the school record in discus. Wiegert (pole vault and sprints) is a three-time state qualifier.
Coach: Jamie Arenz, fourth year
Last year: Fifth place, EWC
Returning letter winners: Gretta Binversie, jr.; Taylor Binversie, jr.; Leigha Casper, sr.; Gabby Daane, jr.; Addy Dahmer, so.; Maddie Dahmer, sr.; Emma Field, jr.; Leah Henning, jr.; Michelle Henning, jr.; Britt Jaeger, so.; Kayla Lallensack, so.; Addie Lucas, jr.; Jena Williams, sr.
Outlook: Arenz believes his team is deepest in the middle distance and distance events. Lallensack will also be back after qualifying for state in the 200 as a freshman.
Coach: Christine Shimek, 27th year
Last year: Fifth place, OC
Returning letter winners: Brittany Sheahan, sr.; Dana Krepline, sr.; Edith Hughes, sr.; Bailey Ebben, jr.; Chloe Eckstein, jr.; Carly Lubner, jr.; Bethanie Ebben, so.; Kayla Wendland, so.
Outlook: Shimek said that depth would be an issue considering only 19 athletes are out for the sport this season. However, she believes that she has a solid core with Sheahan (800), Otto (400), Faith Lubner (sprints, hurdles, long jump), Eckstein (discus), Carly Lubner (mid-distance), and Ebben (shot put).