Vikings want to remain in league mix

Coach: Megan Tamasovich
2022 finish: Second in Mid-State League Buckeye Division

Key returnees: Ryleigh McCoy, sprints; Kaitlyn Stiffler, sprints; Lauren Sharrock, sprints and long jump; Shae Shackleford, sprints and high jump; Sophia Seymour, sprints, discus and hurdles; Payton Sayre, pole vault

Key newcomers: Katy Zang, distance; Kate Charter, distance; Kenadi Crye, hurdles; Lily Gaal, hurdles; Abby Henderson, sprints and Jenna Pence, sprints and jumps

Expectations: Teays Valley lost state qualifying pole vaulter Natalie Newton to graduation after she finished ninth last June in Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Shae Shackleford, who won the league championship in the high jump last season, highlights returnees for the Vikings that also includes Ryleigh McCoy, Lauren Sharrock and Kaitlyn Stiffler from the 4×200 relay team that finished second in the league.

Sharrock also was second in the long jump and McCoy claimed second in the 400.

“Our focus is for everyone to work their hardest so they can realize their potential,” coach Megan Tamasovich said.
“We have some experience in sprints and some of the field events. In distance, we’re very young, but we’re confident that those in the group can also strive to maximize their potential.”

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