Midwestern Track and Field Preview
Last year was the first year for Midwestern to compete in the LSC meet, I believe. The Mustangs only field a women’s team in track and field and they have no field athletes. Their runners are virtually all distance runners, since they have a great cross country program – the LSC champs the past 4 years. Therefore, their preview is very different looking than the other schools.
Athletes lost – as short list: Lindsay Pate, who only finished 17th in the 1500. Midwestern scored 15 points at the LSC track meet last year and all of them are back.
Key Returnees – a strong cross country bunch who did not have great seasons on the track:
· Melody Caldwell – Jr, from Saginaw Boswell - 8th steeplechase
· Janel Campbell – So, from Ingram Tom Moore – 6th in the 10K and 10th in the 5K
· Ashley Flores – So, from Haltom City – 7th in the 5K and 8th in the 1500, she finished 6th in the LSC XC meet in 2011 and 9th in 2012
Returnees who could contribute – I was convinced that some of these kids would place at the conference track meet in 2012 – Sara Cuba (23rd in the LSC XC meet in 2012, she redshirted XC this year, after placing in the 2A state meet in 2010 and 2011 for Holliday); Kim Krezonoski (17th 1500, 19th 5K); and her twin, Michelle Krezonoski (16th 5K); Cara Mack (22nd 1500, 26th 5K, but 16th in the LSC XC in 2010); Heather Owen (18th 5K).
Newcomers – a very strong group, that includes the first quartermiler I have seen Midwestern recruit
· Brittany Adams – Fr from Forth Worth Castleberry – at the 3A state meet, she was 3rd in the 1600 and 4th in the 3200
· Danielle Androes – Fr from Prosper – 6th in the 3A 1600 in Austin last spring
· Danielle Chavaria – Jr transfer from Antelope Valley JC in California, where she was 11th in the California junior college championships 5K
· Tylor Farrar – Fr from Spearman – at the 2A state meet, 5th 1600 and 7th 3200
· Carrie Finson – Fr from Topeka, KS, Jefferson West – at the KS 4A state meet, she was 8th 3200 and 11th 1600
· C.J. Frizzell – Fr from Canyon HS – in the Dist 3-4A meet, she was 2nd 800 and 3rd 1600
· Abigail Gonzalez – Jr transfer from Graham and Western Texas – at the JC national meet, she was 9th 10K and 10th in the 5K
· Katy Kipp – Fr from Fort Worth Castleberry – 2nd Dist 11-3A 800
· Alex Kohrs – Fr from Highlands Ranch, CO, Thunder Ridge HS – 8th in the Continental League 1600
· Ana Lopez – Fr from Hereford – 6th in the 4A 1600
· Maira Salinas – Fr from Luling – in the 2A state meet, 4th in the 3200 and 6th in the 1600
· Darianna Walker – Fr from Burkburnett – 4th in the Region I-3A 400 last year, she placed 4th in the 3A 400 back in 2010
A team made up almost exclusively of distance runners, but they have some good returnees and a huge number of newcomers who have experience at the highest level of HS competition – the Texas HS state track meet. I would not be surprised to see them score 25 or even 30 points this year (compared to the 15 scored last season). They could well effect the final champion of the LSC based from whom they take away those points.