2020 GIRLS TRACK SENIORS: STEPHANIE CAPES – JASMINE GRAMM – RACHEL HALL – MAJA HEINZE – GISELLE JIMENEZ – MARIE SCHIRPKE
Head Track Coach Mark Yoder, “What an absolutely awesome group of young ladies to work with! As coaches, we were so impressed with the way these girls had already stepped up in our pre-season to set a tone of EXCELLENCE for the entire team. We have great senior leadership in the areas of Distance/Mid-Distance and Throws and were very excited to welcome our two young ladies from Germany as senior leaders in our sprints. These girls have an incredible commitment to our school and community. From roles in the musicals, competing on academic teams, serving in Boys and Girls Club, and leading in 4-H and FFA (just to name a few) these ladies are dedicated to the team concept of servant-leadership.”
“Amidst all of these different duties, they stay consistent and reliable in their training, in their roles as teammates, and within their academics. It is so refreshing to see our athletes step up as role models for their peers, whether vocally or by quiet example. This group of Lady Lions did this on a daily basis, both in the classroom and at practice, and were always looking to learn from their coaches so they could help make the team better. No matter what I threw at them in training, they found a way to push through it together.”
“I will miss the way this group of girls showed up eager to learn and lead each and every day. I will miss spending time with them on bus rides to the Girls’ Goshen Relays and the genuine care they showed for each other and our coaching staff. I will certainly miss special moments and memories created during tough pre-season training, the in-between moments at meets, and our team cookouts at OxBow Park. I am certain these young ladies will continue to strive for EXCELLENCE in everything they do and I can’t wait to see the impact they make as the next chapter in their story begins!”
Stephanie Capes – daughter of Stephen and Marie Capes. In her first year on the track team, Stephanie also played tennis for the Lions. Other school activities include Spanish Club and Fall Play. Stephanie will be attending IUSB to study nursing.
Jasmine Gramm – daughter of Larry and Melinda Gramm. A 2-year member of the track team, Jasmine also ran cross country for the Lions. Other school activities include Swing Choir, Class Officer, Spring Musical, Student Council, Freshman Mentor, and National Honor Society. Jasmine will be attending Purdue University to study dietetics/nutrition, fitness, and health.
Rachel Hall – daughter of Jeanna Hall. Rachel earned 12 varsity letters during her high school career participating in track, cross country, and swimming. Other school activities include FFA, Fall Play, Key Club, Spanish Club, B-Club, Math Academic Team, Spring Musical, National Honor Society, and ACT Club. Rachel plans to attend Indiana University South Bend for health science.
Maja Heinze – daughter of host parents, Edwin and Marilyn Morgan. Maja is a foreign exchange student from Germany and has returned home to continue her education. In addtion to track, Maja was also a member of the volleyball team while at Bremen.
Giselle Jimenez – daughter of Maria Jimenez, Jaime Beas, and the late Jose Jimenez Jr. Giselle is a 4-year member of the track team and also particpated on the cross country and swim teams. Other school activities include Art Club and Spanish Club. Giselle will attend St. Mary’s College to study chemistry.
Marie Schirpke – daughter of host parents, Evan and Kristina Horner. Marie is a foreign exchange student from Germany and has returned home to continue her education. In addition to track, Marie was a BHS cheerleader during both the football and basketball seasons.
Senior Ladies – Bremen Athletics salutes your high school careers on the track and as a valuable member of our student body. Although track is considered an individual sport, it is a TEAM at Bremen. Bremen Track is fortunate to have our seniors instill the characteristics of a successtul team: unselfish, coachable, trusted, supportive, helpful and a willingness to sacrifice one’s interest for the betterment of others. We thank-you for your leadership in making our team a FAMILY. Congratulations Stephanie, Jasmine, Rachel, Maja, Giselle and Marie. Regardless of where your bright futures take you, ONCE A LION, ALWAYS A LION!