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1997 GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD / PREVIEW | SIX TEAMS TO
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El Modena

March 12, 1997

Coach: Tom Weber (25th year).

1996: 5-0 in Century League dual meets; league champion.

Key returners: Angela Allen, Jr., 100, 200, 400; Leslie Burton, Jr., 1,600, 3,200; Jessica Dahlberg, Jr., 800, 1,600; Katie Kennedy, Sr., 1,600, 3,200; Lindsay Kustich, So., 100, 200; Carrie Lenahan, Jr., 300 IH; Amy Nichols, Jr., LJ, TJ.

Key newcomers: Julia Fukuhara, Fr., 100, 200; Amanda Norell, Jr., HJ; Jessica Petar, Fr., 100, 200.

Outlook: The Vanguards have one of the county's strongest teams on the track and are quite talented in the field events too. Dahlberg leads the way, having run 2:15.69 in the 800 last spring to break the school record set by her older sister, Christina. Allen has run 12.94 in the 100 meters, 25.9 in the 200 meters and 59.6 in the 400 meters. Burton and Kennedy both ran under 11:35 in the 3,200 last season, and Kustich backs up Allen in the sprints. Nichols and Allen split the horizontal jumps, while Norell leads the way in the high jump.

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