Here’s a look at who and what to watch entering this season:
Team power rankings
1. Red Lion
3. South Western
4. York Suburban
5. Delone Catholic
Keep track of them
– Angelica Gonzalez, So., Red Lion: She’s the defending YAIAA champion in the 100 and 200 and owns school records in both events, plus the 400 relay.
– Paige Barefoot, Sr., Dallastown: Also a member of the Wildcats’ successful field hockey team, Barefoot was third in the 400 at last season’s YAIAA meet. She also was a District 3 qualifier in the 200, 400 and 1,600 relay.
– Cassidy Barshinger, Jr., Red Lion: Barshinger’s specialty is hurdles, where she finished second in the 300 event last season at the league meet.
– Zoie Cleary, Sr., Hanover: A distance runner, Cleary helped Hanover to second place behind Delone Catholic in Division C.
– Rachel Crane, Jr., Bermudian Springs: Crane set school records in the 800 and 1,600 last season.
– Lynne Eisenberg, Sr., Hanover: A distance runner, Eisenberg was third in the YAIAA’s 800. She’s versatile, too, helping the Nighthawks in the pole vault.
– Alesha Herman, Sr., Susquehannock: She was second only to Gonzalez in the 100 at last year’s YAIAA meet.
– Tatiana Purnell, So., Dallastown: As a freshman, Purnell was third in the 100 and 300 hurdles at the YAIAA championships. She was a district qualifier in both events and the 1,600 relay.
– Lauren Shrader, Jr., York Suburban: Shrader was fourth in the 300 hurdles at last season’s league championships.
– Karra Thomason, Jr., Bermudian Springs: Also a member of the Eagles’ basketball team, Thomason’s specialty last season was the 400.
Best in the field
– Jasmine Leighton, Sr., New Oxford: Leighton was fourth in the shot put at last year’s YAIAA championships.
– Amanda Myers, Jr., Red Lion: She is the defending YAIAA champion in the javelin throw with a toss of 128-4.
– Sarah Williamson, Sr., Northeastern: She was third in the league long jump last season and also is a hurdler.
– Isabela Ugarte, Sr., Delone Catholic: Another basketball player, Ugarte stands out in the long jump and triple jump.
– Cambria Wierman, Sr., Delone Catholic: Like Ugarte, she’s strong in the long jump (was fourth in the league last season) and high and triple jumps.