By Owen Lehman
Girls’ Head coach: Justin Allison
Years coaching at BHS: 10 (five as head coach)
Asst. coaches: Chad Hillman
Boys’ Head coach: Dennis Piron
Asst. coaches: Bronco Meeks
Last season’s highlights (including record):
UEC Conference Champions
St. Charles North Sectional Champions
“Quite a few were broken last year,” Allison said. “A few that haven’t been broken in years. There were two big ones – the 4×100-meter sprint relay, 4×200-meter-relay indoor and outdoor records were broken. Other records were broken Hannah Schlaman, Audrey Jonke, Catie Ross, Tori Ortiz, and Dakota Roman.”
Ortiz (sprints and relays), Emma Stevens (took eighth in the 2-mile at the IHSA State meet), Maddie Isbell (sprints and relays), and Daphne Kolody (distance) are some athletes that the Bulldogs will turn to this year in their return to the track program.
Outlook for this season:
“The outlook looks great for this upcoming season,” Allison said. “We have a large group of returning sprint and field events. We should be better than last year, a season where we won conference by a point and a half. That was the first time we won in eight years. We also won the sectional title. we should be stronger than last year.
Top players in your league/area/state:
“Geneva and St. Charles are strong,” Allison said. “West Aurora, Neuqua Valley, and Metea are all good. Having depth on your team is critical. I think we have a ton of depth. St.charles East is always tough. They are the frontrunners in the area. They have several top athletes. Metea has a really talented thrower. There are always threats and top athletes in this area, but going into this season, we are coming in as an intimidating team to other schools. Based on our teams past successes our girls are super excited and hungry to further their achievements.”