Daggett to lead Hornet tracksters
There is a good mixture of veteran and new energy on the Frazee girls' track and field team.
Senior Hannah Daggett returns after qualifying for state in the high jump the last two years, while fellow senior teammate Suzanne Vetter is back to anchor the distance crew.
Daggett climbed to a height of 5-7 during last year's section meet to earn her state berth. She will also be vying to qualify for state in the hurdles, as well, this season.
"Her goal is to get back to state and earn a placing there," said Frazee girls' track coach Jim Jacobson. "She is improving in hurdles and her times are getting better."
Eighth graders Jessica Reishus and Ali Bachmann will join Vetter in the distance races, while freshman Chelsey Sanders is working hard to improve in the discus and shot put events.
McKinzie Tangen also will be a 100-meter hurdler and will compete in the triple jump and sprinting events.
The depth in sprints will be strong, so the 4x100 and 4x200 teams will be highly competitive during meets.
Inexperienced athletes will fill the triple and long jumping events, while Vetter will compete on pole vault throughout the schedule.
Overall, Jacobson sees the Hornets being competitive as a team through the season.
"We might not have those top places, but we should be able to have multiple finishers in the top five or six spots," the Frazee coach commented.