Sol senior swimmer Nate Telep has
chosen to continue his collegiate career
at Louisiana State University. Telep
said he signed his letter of intent from
LSU after looking at other schools
including Pitt, Hawaii, Missouri,
Alabama and Louisville.
been an instrumental part of the success
of the Corona swimming program and
finished his high school career with a
65-1 dual meet record. He also was the
5A state champ in the 500 freestyle in
his senior year.
softball at Corona has climbed back to
the number-two ranking in state due to
an extremely deep team.
“Everyone's really comfortable with each
other on the field. We all trust one
another to make the plays,” sophomore
Ashley Hansen said.
one of the few underclassmen on a team
dominated by 10 seniors. Her batting
average of .594 is second among 5A
players in the state.
plays a leadership role on this team.,”
Hansen said. “Caylyn (Carlson) and I are
the captains but everyone takes turns
getting the others fired up and ready to
the second time in recent years that the
Aztecs have gone into state with a good
shot at the championship.
ranked first right now, and Horizon has
always been a tough competitor, but we
need to be careful of the Tucson schools
since the past two years we have been
knocked out by them,” Hansen said. “As
long as we play our "A" game we should
go far, it just all depends on which one
of our teams shows up.”
overwhelming talent on the varsity
squad, it is easy to forget the equally
impressive feats of the junior varsity
softball team. Due to the varsity losing
no one to graduation after last season,
competition was fierce at this year’s
tryouts. Having ten seniors on the team
forced younger players to fight for the
few left over spots.
were intense,” Hansen said. “Everyone
knew there was limited space available
which pushed every girl to try out at
their best level.”
team has a 15-1 overall record and is
undefeated in conference. With 17
members a part of this years talented
squad, the effect of losing 10 seniors
from the varsity will certainly be
lessened. Several members of the JV
team could have started on varsity at
other schools but due to the talent at
Corona must wait one more year for their
chance to shine.
Varsity Track team is preparing for city
and region meets with renewed confidence
after qualifying numerous individuals
for state. Corona track and field most
recently participated in the Tribune
Invitational as a final tune-up before
the city meet.
“A lot of
people had already qualified for state
in their main events, so this meet they
were trying to qualify in other events,”
senior Mike Wrapp said.
have a 5-1 record in dual meets. As a
member of the distance runners, Wrapp
was able to finally reach his goal of
qualifying for state in the mile.
good (to qualify) because it’s been
something I have been working on since
freshman year,” Wrapp said.
preparing for state Wrapp has also
focused on qualifying for the two-mile
“I need to
run it in 10 minutes flat,” Wrapp said.
“I ran 10:07 in my first try so
hopefully I can qualify in city or
the numerous Aztecs to qualify for state
include Brenden McMaster in the two
mile; Phil Feinberg in high jump and
long jump; Katie Cartwright in the 300
hurdles; Lindsay Dorweiler in the 800,
the girls 4 by 800 relay team and the
boys 4 by 100 team.
Of special note are discus throwers
Samia Stokes and Ryan Kelly, both of
whom qualified for state. Stokes is
currently ranked second in state for
girls while Kelly is first for the boys.