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Brookfield Central coach Brian Calhoun has two individual and a relay team returning as state qualifiers as the Lancers should once again field a competitive team.

'This year brings a different level of excitement around BCTF,' Calhoun said. 'Going into my second year, it has given me a chance to get to know the girls even better. They have also done a tremendous job of competing in other sports throughout the year and recruiting girls to come out and join the track team.

'This alone gives us tremendous depth in all events. We look forward to competing not only at the conference level but also at the state championships.'

State qualifiers who are back are sophomore Leah Neustedter, who was seventh at state in the 1,600 meter run, and junior Amanda Miller in the 400 meters. Also returning is the 4x800 relay of seniors Emma Kumer, Lucy Kwiatkowski, Olivia Zweber and sophomores Abby Mauermann and Michelle Hirsch.

But Calhoun has plenty of other talent returning, listed here by classes: seniors Cassie Jehly (sprints), Rachel Hirsch (400), Angelina Ledezma (throws), Alejandra Peralta-Werns (hurdles) and Shannon Kebisek (triple jump); juniors Caitlin Locante (pole vault) and Taylor Latona (triple jump); and sophomores Lexi Romero (sprints), Georgina Eberle (sprints) and Cami Herman (high jump).

Calhoun also pointed out senior Hope Peterson (sprints, relays) and junior Marissa Zepecki (sprints, relays) as newcomers to watch.