Tulpehocken High school track team looks to improve

It’s been tough going for the Tulpehocken High School boys’ and girls’ track teams. Numbers have always been a problem for the Trojans who have a tough time competing against schools with twice as many competitors.

With the transfer of girls’ soccer from spring to fall this year, that will certainly help the girls’ teams for the smaller schools like Tulpehocken. Head Coach Jennifer Kerchner and her assistants are hoping it will be a big help to their team.

“The coaches are excited about the season,” said Coach Kerchner. “We have a fairly even mix of experienced and younger athletes competing. They are a good group of hard-working athletes who should improve and make their mark this season.”

Leading the way for the Trojan boys is senior Brandon Daub who was a district and state medalist last year and hopes to improve on his times in both the 100 and 200 meter runs.

Dylan Brugger ais also a senior and a district medalist in the long jumps. This year he not only wants to qualify for the district meet, but also the state meet.

Nick Sokolovich is a junior and is back hoping to improve his times in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs.

Tyler Stricker is a sophomore looking to compete in the shot put and discus.

On the girls’ side, Marissa Loeb is a promising freshman pole vaulter who was the junior high county champion in the event last year.

Morgan Firestine will run the distance events for the Lady Trojans after winning a district medal and qualifying for the states in cross country last fall. She would like to do the same this spring in track.

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