• Keith Hjelle

Girls Track Coach Has High Hopes for Chargers; Season Opens Monday


First year head girls' track coach Collin Shawgo has some lofty goals for his team as the outdoor season begins on Monday at Greene County High School in Jefferson. With numerous state qualifiers returning, Shawgo anticipates that the Chargers can compete for the WCAC title.

He has been quoted as saying, "This years team should be really good. It will be an exciting spring for ACGC track and field." Returning state qualifiers include Kate Crawford in the 800, 1500 and 3000 meter runs; Lauryn Embleton in the 3000 meter run; Emma Swanson in the 1500 meter run; Sara Schmeling in the long jump; Olivia Laabs in the 400 meter hurdles; Madison McDermott in the shot put; Savana Fuller in 200 meter dash. Two relay teams return in tact including the team of Mady Smith, Laabs, Schmeling, and Crawford in the distance medley, and the 4x100 team of Rachel Rumelhart, Schmeling, Smith, and Fuller.

In addition to the eight returning qualifiers, thirty one other girls are on the team including freshman Alyson Embleton, Audrey Stowe, Charlotte Colling, Emma Vogl, Isabelle Policky, Jenna Andersen, Kylie Young, Mady Kelsey, Olivia Van Meter, Reese Coffman, Rylee Sloss, Sophie Danker, and Kalli Kinney. Sophomores include Emily McCann, Hailey Kinz, Jacqueline Trujillo, Jenna Stringer, Keely Vasey, Kendra Campbell, Kennedy Young, Mackenzie Reinhart, Regan Rumelhart, and Taylor Lemke. Juniors are Aubrey Chemelar, Cassie Landry, Chelsea Larsen, Malena Rumelhart, Samantha Sloss, and Sierra O'Brien. Seniors include Hailey Bates and Sabrina Ure.

"We should able to compete for first or second in every event (at the WCAC meet), and have a good chance at winning conference," Shawgo said. He is assisted by Lyndsey Noe and Mark McDermott. The Chargers will run on the local oval in meets scheduled for April 5, 12 and 26. A complete schedule can be found on the school website at "AC/GC Activities Calendar."


24 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Chargers' Season Ends With 11-3 Loss in District Final

What started out as a potential dream come true quickly became a nightmare for the ACGC baseball team on Saturday. The Chargers scored three runs on three hits to open the district final versus Van M

Chargers Win Over W-G, 5-0; District Final Next

Sometimes coaches start using the same words to describe what is necessary to win an athletic contest. ACGC baseball coach Taylor Morris is no exception. Recently Morris has been saying something li