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Panthers’ Indoor Track team jumps into postseason

by Lisa Schauer

Hancock High School’ s co-ed indoor track team heads into their regional championship round at Hagerstown Community College (HCC) on Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m.

Up to 25 schools are expected to compete at the regional track meet, which should draw a crowd of several thousand people, according to new head coach Brian Foltz, a former assistant wrestling coach at Towson University.

Maryland state championships begin Monday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at HCC. Individual and team records will be on the line.

“All of the athletes on the Hancock indoor track team have been working hard all season, and each and every person has recorded some sort of PR (personal record),” said Assistant Coach Karen Strait.

“Coach Foltz and I want to recognize how hard the athletes work to become better. We’re excited about how our athletes have picked up the skill of high jumping. This is new for Aidan Faith and Logan Trumpower, and they have risen to the occasion by setting some solid PR’s. I feel we have some solid contenders for regionals and state,” Strait continued.

Hancock High School 2022-23 Indoor Track Team – Bottom row: left to right: Amy Davis, Emalee Chewning, Brooklyn McCusker and Dominick McKee. Middle row: Taylor Walls, Cameron Chewning, Josie Foltz, Nick Creek and Jon Woods. Back row: Assistant Coach Karen Strait, Aidan Faith, Logan Trumpower, Eamon Faith, Brody Stratton and Head Coach Brian Foltz.