Girls track team gears up for 2021 season


Bellwood-Antis vs. Tyrone; April 25, 2019. (Jeff Miller)

Last week marked the start of the spring sports season. Both boys and girls track teams look to make a strong run this season after not being able to compete last year due to COVID. Many students were very excited that spring sports started without any interruption following the successful winter sports season, with none of the teams facing any COVID complications.

For both the freshman and sophomores this will be their first time they will compete for Bellwood. The senior class is looking to make the most of this season, with a decent amount of girls returning. Senior Emily Martin finished the best for the girls in the 2019 season, placing 9th in districts for pole vault with a height of 8 feet 6 inches.

The girls also took 9th in the 4 x 800 relay with a time of 11:07. Seniors Haley Campbell, and Lauren Heisler were on that team along with 2019 graduate Riley D’Angelo. The 4x 800 relay team looks pretty promising this year for the Blue Devils with Haley, and Lauren returning with fellow senior Sicily Yuengling, and sophomore standout Lexi Lovrich.

Some other notable seniors are Malia Danish and Caitlyn McCartney who are sprinters for the Blue Devils.

Sophomores Lydia Worthing, and Lexi Lovrich look to be rising stars for the Blue devils. Lexi will be competing in almost all of the middle distance events like the 4 x 800, mile, and two mile. Lydia looks to be a standout for the girls jumpers, and sprinters, having the second fastest time in the trial runs.

The team is still relatively young and inexperienced with the seniors only having 2 years of competing under their belt, and with the cancelation of last years season most girls didn’t get to make a name for themselves.

The girls first test will be at the Altoona Invitational on March 27th. Best of luck to the girls track team as they begin the 2021 season!