Returnees raise bar for Trojans

Despite losing a state finalist to graduation, the Center Grove girls track and field team is poised to once again be one of Indiana’s strongest squads, thanks to several key returners.

Leading the way are 2013 IHSAA state meet qualifiers Taylor Pennington and Melissa Nelson.

Graduated distance specialist Tori Schoettmer placed fourth in the mile run at the state finals one year ago and was eighth in the two-mile run. But Pennington, a junior, was runner-up in the high jump, and Nelson was a finalist in the pole vault.

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