Led by Alex Heuer and Jill Bertino, the Boyertown High girls’ track team will be a very experienced and talented team. The goal is to get to the Final Four and participate win the PAC-10 Championship to be held in Boyertown. Last year they finished fourth in the league and should definitely improve on that.
“I’m very optimistic about the season,” said Boyertown girls’ track head coach Dave Hartman. While we compete against some very large and formidable teams like Methacton and Spring-Ford. we should win a fair share of out meets.”
The best reason for the optimism is the return of Heuer and Bertino. Heuer is coming off a season in which she qualified for the District 1 Meet in both the 300 hurdles and the triple jump, after finishing third in the triple jump (34’ - 1/2”) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (47.03 seconds) as the PAC-10 championships.
Bertino was a state qualifier in the 400 last year where she finished in 18th place in a time of 58.46 seconds. During the season Bertino set a new Boyertown record in the 200 (25.77 seconds) and the 400 (57.01 seconds) at the PAC-10 Championships. She finished second in both events at the PAC-10 championship meet.
Madison Balga will also be back on the team after qualifying for the District 1 Meet in the javelin after finishing sixth at the PAC-10 Championships with a toss of 104’ - 4”.
Inga Maric and Lee Ann Moore will lead the Lady Bears in the jumping events while Anna Simpson and Emily Schumaker will head the distance crew.
It’s a team with a lot of talent and experience and has every expectation to contend for a league title.