Greenville HS Track & Field competes at Troy Memorial Stadium

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Troy Up & Running Invitational (Chris Norris photo)
Eighteen teams were represented at the Up & Running Invitational hosted by Troy H.S.  This annual event marks the start of the track and field season for the majority of the region’s MVL and WOAC teams.
Troy Up & Running Invitational (Chris Norris photo)

Greenville High School track and field has a total of 113 student athletes in this year’s program, according to Coach Plessinger. The team has 53 boys and 60 girls participating in both track and field events this season.  On the girls roster, 27 of the athletes

are freshmen.
Troy Up & Running Invitational (Chris Norris photo)

The Up & Running Invitational is normally held on a Saturday – but with the forecast for below freezing temperatures and a 20 mph wind speed predicted, it was decided to move the invitational to the following Monday night, March 25th – where temperatures made near perfect conditions for the event.

GHS Coaches Bill Plessinger and Jake Porter both echoed the same statement:  “The Up & Running Invitational is a good event to judge how the athletes perform, where we can move/shift the kids around a little so that they can reach their potential – and gives the freshmen a good taste of what high school track & field events are like”. Coach Plessinger said that he is excited to see where the kids are at in 2 – 3 weeks – “We have a great bunch of kids this year”.
Troy Up & Running Invitational (Chris Norris photo)

Out of the 18 teams at Monday night’s invitational, GHS finished 8th overall. The Greenville track & field hosted their own invitational on Friday night, March 29th, at the Jennings Center.  The Green Wave will have a busy start to April, as they have the Wayne Relays at Butler HS on Tuesday, April 2nd. and the Herb Hartman Invitational at Troy HS on Friday, April 5th.