Allison Hildebrand, a senior at
Franklin Monroe is so determined to
work her hardest to get
back to running this season. This should be a
very successful senior year for the star runner.
Jet Track... Striving
For Another Great Year
By Ashley Studebaker
With Track and Field season just around the corner, the Franklin Monroe
Jets are wasting no time in getting prepared. Conditioning started on
Feburary 8th, and the team is excited to get this season underway.
Allison Hildebrand, who has been one of Franklin Monroe’s top runners
for a few years, talked about getting prepared and what people should
expect to see from her and the rest of the team. Allison has recently
had surgery on her foot and shin. She had a stress fracture and in
order for her to run again she had to get surgery.
“I am going to try my best to run this season.,” she said about the
healing process and her chances of being able to run. “I might not be
back to running till the CCC, but I will do what I can when I can. My
injury is getting much better. I think our track team is going to be
awesome this year!”
Allison is starting therapy in about 5 weeks and she has been doing
workouts to keep herself in as much shape as she can right now. This is
going to help her when she returns to run.
There are many new faces that are joining track and they seem to show
excitement and a willingness to work hard for the team. Some of the
returning players to the track team are: Brittany Glover and Sydney
Hartzell as runners, Jennifer Underwood and Allyson Manning for pole
vaulting. Nick Bruner and Trevor Shelley are also going to be returning
this year. Brittany Glover is Franklin Monroe’s star high-jumper and
the school is excited to see what her senior year has in store for her.
Records might be broken in this Track and Field season for the Jets.
Cassidy Nealeigh is one of the players who is going to be new to the
track team this year. Being homeschooled all of her life this will be
her first High School sport and she has as much enthusiasm about the
season as some of the returning runners. Cassidy is ready to get out
there and begin her first year of track.
Allison Hildebrand also said that she is ready to get out there and
improve her time and get to her ultimate goal: State competition with
The Jets team, coached by Rick Ingold, Kyle Wilt and Don Lucas, is
looking forward a successful season.