Lady Sentinels feature newcomers

Youth to be served on Ticonderoga track team

Naomi Forkas will make the move from cross country to track for Ticonderoga this spring.

Naomi Forkas will make the move from cross country to track for Ticonderoga this spring. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

Sentinel schedule

April 20....CVAC

Pre-Season Invitational

April 23....at Lake Placid

May 2........at Peru

May 7........at Seton

May 9........Saranac

May 14......EKMW

May 16......at Plattsburgh

May 21......AVCS

— Young athletes will have an opportunity to shine on the Ticonderoga girls track team this spring.

The Sentinels will field a 15-member squad with 11 rookies.

“We have four girls returning from last year’s team,” Coach Walt Throne said. “Certainly we have no expectation, but we are optimistic based on what we have seen so far in practice.

“Lack of experience and numbers will be our greatest weakness, with a team made up of four experienced athletes and 11 first time athletes — 8 who did indoor track,” he said. “We have a lot of holes to fill.”

The Sentinels posted a 3-4 record in 2012.

Leading Ti this season will be Naomi Forkas, a state championship race qualifier in cross country and indoor track.

Forkas will be joined in the distance races by Rebecca Barber, Ashlynn LaPerle and Liz Aranquiz. All ran cross country for the locals.

Aspen Olcott, McKenzie Price, Constance Bailey, Lillith Ida, Natasha LaFrance, McKinsey Price,Haley Kuhl, Casey Hargett, Meg McDonald and Cassidy McKee will line up in the sprints and jumps.

Josie Worley and Kady Sharrow will throw for the Sentinels.

Assisting Thorne this season with the coaching duties are Phil Knellor, who tutors the throwers, and Michelle Stahl, who will work with distance athletes.

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