The Hebron track teams open their season with a co-ed home meet Tuesday against LaCrosse and Covenant Christian.
Here’s a capsule look at the Hawks, courtesy of coaches Erin Charpentier and Rhonda Walker…
Hebron has four seniors who look to make a strong impact on their last season.
Noah Weaver will primarily focus on the 1600 and 3200, with the hopes to start out the season with a sub-five-minute mile.
Jacob Stewart will be our top hurdler.
“He’s been on the track every nice day thus far, working on hurdles. Additionally, he has been assisting us with coaching some of our newcomers,” Charpentier said.
Frank Kresich will focus on sprinting, jumping and vaulting.
“I look forward to seeing what Frank does in the high jump and the 100-meter dash,” Charpentier said. Finally, Pat Adamczyk has made a move from distance to sprinting and middle distance.
“This is something we wanted to see happen last season, but we are really looking forward to Pat leading the way in 200s and 400s,” Charpentier said.
Newcomers are Justin Hoffman, Hunter Maldonado and Robert Summerville.
“Justin looks to follow in his brother’s footsteps as a strong thrower,” Charpentier said. “Hunter will also be following in his older brother’s footsteps and will be a great asset in sprinting, particularly in the 100. Finally, although Robert ran varsity cross country this fall, I look to see him in the 400, as well as using his long legs to clear hurdles.”
“Although our team is smaller than in the past, we are excited with all the hard work they’ve been putting in this season,” Charpentier said. “It is a joy to see them get stronger each practice and while it is tough to see what post-season might look like, we are hopeful to see some advancement.”
The team has taken a numbers hit, though Walker is happy with the work ethic of the athletes who are there.
“We are looking to our seniors for leadership as well as strength, especially with our distance team,” she said.
Athletes to watch include: Madison Elijah, Sr.; 3200, 1600, relays; Meghan Bateman, Sr., 200, 400, relays; Stephanie Hano, Sr., shot put, discus; and Lia Panagiotidis, Fr., 400, 800.