STORM LAKE - To say that the crop of seniors who graduated from last year's Storm Lake girls track team will be difficult to replace would be an understatement.
The Tornadoes lost seven talented seniors, including Tasha Harvey, the school record-holder in the 100 and 200 meters and a four-time state qualifier and four-time all-Lakes Conference performer.
Also gone are Abby Mills, a three-time state qualifier and two-time all-conference performer; Megan Richard, a state qualifier and two-time all-conference hurdler; Katie Richardson, a state qualifier in the discus; Jane Armstrong, Terrin Hansen and Alicia Gamache.
"That was one of the top senior classes to have gone through Storm Lake High School," Storm Lake coach John Brostad said. "They were a very talented group of girls and a great group of fine individuals. They will be missed and it will be difficult to replace their talent."
Heading the list of athletes who will be competing this spring are seniors Katie Kruse, Nickie Lussman, Jill Parman and Angie Pearson.
Kruse will compete in 200, 400 and 800 meter races, Lussman the shot put and sprints, Parman in sprints and sprint relays, and Pearson in middle and long distance races.
Read the rest of this story in the 3/8 Pilot Tribune.