Foley replaces Foley as track coach

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Tecumseh varsity girls track team. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.

A major change took place this year for Tecumseh High School’s varsity girl’s track team but it might just go unnoticed on the roster to those not paying close attention. Eddy Foley replaced his wife, Kim Foley, as the head varsity girls track coach this season.

The new coach has a large group of enthusiastic athletes heading into the spring sports season.

“We’ve got a lot of talent returning,’ said the new coach. “Katie Kasper was the county runner of the year last year, so I’m looking forward to some good things from her.”

Foley also mentioned Hannah Galloway as a potentially strong runner. She had a knee injury that slowed her last year but is expected to do better this spring.

“Alexi [Schnur] was our only state qualifier last year,” said Foley. “I’m looking forward to her returning and doing a little bit better.”

Schnur specializes in the 100-meter hurdles.

Foley feels the team will be strong overall, having 26 athletes on the roster with five seniors and five juniors to help lead the underclassmen.

“We have opportunities everywhere and we’ll be strong everywhere,” the coach said.

Junior Kelsey Randolph is expected to do well and lead the Indians in discus along with freshman Savannah Gilgallon.

“I’m looking forward to what they can do. We should be very competitive,” said Foley.

The relay teams had not been set in stone in the preseason and Foley expects possible changes to the relay teams once the season gets going.

“We’re still looking to fill some of the spots,” he said. “We’re a couple of practices away from determining where everyone is going to be on the relays.”

Foley said the Indians will host a team invitational and two home dual meets.

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