With the start of a new season approaching, the Weston High girls indoor track team has already aiming high with respect to what it wants to accomplish.

The Trojans, who consistently place among the top three places in post-season meets, are also hoping for such a performance this season. Once again, they could have the talent to reach its goals.

Numbers have remained consistent for them, as they have 45 athletes spanning all four classes. Among these numbers they hope to build up some depth in certain events.

Favorable weather conditions have allowed the Trojans to practice outdoors most of the time, a big help to the distance events in particular. It should not take them long to get up to speed for their opening meet this weekend.

Head coach Matt Medve, now in his 17th season, already knows his team will be a force in certain events, such as the jumps, sprints and middle distance. It could use a few athletes to step up in others, such as the shot put.

They will count on a number of experienced athletes who are back from last season to help them score points. The two-time SWC champs, the Trojans almost took home the state Class M crown before finishing as runners up.

Weston did graduate a few key athletes since then, including former captains Jane Wall and Whitney Farber. The former, an All-State selection, was Class M champ in the pole vault and also ran middle distance. Farber was an All-SWC selection and ran the sprints, taking first in the 300 meters in the league.

The Trojans also graduated Chloe Shapiro, an All-SWC honorable mention who competed in the jumps. Pole vaulter Emily Castro has also graduated, as has middle distance runner Jordan Isaacs.

While Weston will miss these athletes, it does have a few experienced ones who have returned. Three in particular are senior captains Olivia Watson, Alexa Werner and Madison Murray.

Watson is a middle distance runner, as is Werner (All-SWC second team), who can also run the long sprints. Murray (All-SWC) is a sprinter and a relay runner.

Classmates Celia Crum (All-SWC honorable mention), Nina Nickel and Amy Lautenslager will all compete in the jumps.

Weston will also depend on a number of juniors to score points, including Rhemi Toth (All-SWC), a middle distance runner who was league champ in the 1,000 meters.. Nicole Werner (All-SWC) will also run middle distance.

In the sprints and jumps the Trojans have Nathalie Feingold (All-SWC second team). Classmate Hannah Campos is an experienced pole vaulter. Adding depth to the middle distance and sprint events is Mimi Fellowes (All-SWC second team).

Weston starts the season this Friday at the New Haven Invite at Hillhouse High.

From: http://www.thewestonforum.com/23876/girls-indoor-track-preview-trojans-will-shoot-for-high-finishes/

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