GREENVILLE – The 2020 high school spring sports season has not been kind to athletes across the nation and no more noticeable than that of two Greenville Senior High School track and field athletes from the class of 2020. Emma Klosterman and Riley Hunt will go down as two of the best at their sport in school history.
Both Hunt and Klosterman set GHS track and field records at the 2018 Salzman Relays as sophomore athletes on April 21st at The Jennings Center Track and Field Complex in Greenville.
The following is a reprint from that Saturday home track and field event of 2018.
Lady Wave sophomores Emma Klosterman and Riley Hunt broke Greenville High School varsity track records at the Salzman Relays on Saturday.
“They’ll be broke again,” said Greenville track and field coach Bill Plessinger. “They will break their own. I expect they will break their own records again, so that’s probably just the first record break.”
Klosterman broke a 31 year old GHS Lady Wave varsity girl’s long jump record with a distance 16-09.75 to win the night’s event.
“I’m so excited,” said Klosterman. “I’ve been going for this for a while so I am very excited to get the school record. I just want to thank the coaches. I have been very blessed to have this opportunity with everybody helping.”
“I would expect Emma to go 17 plus in the long jump – she broke the record tonight at 16’9,” said Plessinger. Emma is going to break that record again. She’s going to break it numerous times in her career. I think the next record for Emma to break will be the high jump record. She’s only an inch and three quarters off that.”
Riley Hunt set a new GHS Lady Wave pole vault record with a jump of 12-06.00.
“A lot of effort,” Hunt said of her new record. “The coaches have been helpful, everyone helps – this community. It’s a great experience – very blessed.”
“Riley is going to break that again this year,” Plessinger said. “She’s going to break it again in her career.”
“We haven’t had any warm weather, we haven’t had any practice time actually,” noted Coach Plessinger. “Our girl’s 4×1 is less than a second and a half off breaking that record. I kind of knew this year we had a special team. You start to see that when you’re breaking records.”
“The rest of their career, the records are going to just keep going up and up,” Plessinger said of the two Lady Wave sophomore athletes. “I was talking to Emma this morning – it’s not even warm out yet in the grand scheme of things, most springs that would have been a cool night.”
PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Emma Klosterman (long jump) and Riley Hunt (pole vault) set new varsity track and field records for the Lady Wave at the 2018 Salzman Relays. (Gaylen Blosser photo)