It’s the beginning of spring, and that means track season is here. Despite injuries and the loss of last year’s seniors, the Red Lion track team has been working harder than before.
“We are really looking forward to the postseason, getting into counties, districts, and states,” says Head Coach Todd Barshinger.
Though the team lost notable seniors Amanda Myers, Cassidy Barshinger, Kylie Strong, Anna Haynie, David Kirkland, Alex Keller, Andrew Erickson, and Zack Dutton, many of last years district qualifiers will be returning. For the boys, Quincy Palmer, Eric Henshaw, Nate Orji, Kellen Wisniewski, Ethan Gatchell, and Judge Kunce will all be working toward a successful season. As for the girls, their district qualifiers last year were Angelica Gonzalez, Julia Kendrick, Tristan Schluderberg, and Jessica Lewis.
The boys were 6-1 and the girls had an undefeated season with a record of 7-0.
“I’m really looking forward to this season, especially since our previous seasons have been so successful,” senior captain Jessica Lewis said. So far, the only teams that seem to be a threat for Red Lion are Southwestern and Dallastown, but that isn’t a problem with Coach Barshinger, as he plans to not only defeat them but to end the season on another great note.
This upcoming season will start in March and end in the beginning of May, and students are encouraged to come and support the Lions track team on their way to another successful year.