|Boys cross country capsules (08-14-13)|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 14 August 2013 09:53|
Coach: Pat Carney, third season.
2012 record: Third in the NLL meet, fourth in the NLL overall.
Returning lettermen: Seniors Gabe Gonzales and Noah Lanning; juniors Jack Amburgey, Brad Krupp, Mitchell Gardner, Lucas Overmyer, Sam Panter and Codie Garza; and sophomores Bret Horn and Michael Shilling.
Coach's quote: "We ended the 2012 league season on a high note with a third-place finish in the NLL meet. We believe that finish lit a fire under the guys and practices have shown this. The energy and excitement for the sport is awesome. We have a large number of runners from last year's team returning and have some talented additions to the program. We are looking forward to a successful season."
Coach: Jeff Taylor, fourth season.
2012 record: Second in the NLL.
Returning lettermen: Seniors Andrew Bayes, Parker Calvin, Bobby Borger and Joseph Soneson; juniors Matt Studer, Clayton Shook, Hunter Frydenlund and sophomore Alex Katko.
Coach's quote: "We have four out of our top seven runners returning with some leadership. The goal once again is to claim an NLL title, district title and a top spot in the regional meet."
Coach: Stephanie Schneider-Sims, first season.
2012 record: Unavailable.
Returning lettermen: Seniors Gabe Frederick, junior Noah Smith, and sophomores Sam Church and Tony Caris.
Coach's quote: "We have a small team this year, but return our top five from last year. We have two new runners and a couple freshmen who will impact the team immediately. Our goal is to finish in the top three at the league meet and qualify to regionals as a team."
Coach: Chris Hailey, 19th season.
2012 record: First in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors Chris Goodrich and Kole Schultz; juniors Andrew Jasso, Josh Mathias, Matthew Wagner and Noah Corral; and sophomores Brady Hocker and Zachary Hocker.
Coach's quote: "The Elmwood boys will be in a rebuilding year after losing seven seniors to graduation. However, with an NBC title to try to maintain for a sixth straight year, the guys are very motivated and have been working hard."
Coach: Ken Mysinger, sixth season.
2012 record: Second in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors Scott Brittenham, Tyler Rickman, Orfrancis Ozuna, Sean Harger, Nathan Vidra and Nick Walters; junior Bennett Breese; and sophomores Grant Baldwin, Tyler Eikost, Eric Walters and Aaron Witt.
Coach's quote: "After qualifying three out of the last four years for the regional in Tiffin, the current group of seniors has been working hard and is hungry to return to the regional and aspire to go even further this season. At least 15 individuals, perhaps more, have the true potential to be in the top seven at any given time."
Coach: Ryan Hafner, second season.
2012 record: Second in the NBC (first in the NBC meet).
Returning letter winners: Seniors Garry Armstrong, Raphael Fretter, Curtis Tumblin and Eddie Ferguson; and juniors Brandon Avers, Fred Balmoria, Jordy Ghesquiere and Buddy Limes; and sophomores Caleb Baus, Tyler Harroun and Derek Morgan.
Coach's quote: See related story.
Coach: Vern Kiehl, second season.
2012 record: Eighth in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Senior Taylor Smale, and juniors Evan Austin and Marty Linthicum.
Coach's quote: "We are a small team and are trying to build the program. Our goal is for everyone to improve their times while having fun doing it."
Coach: Don Windom, 26th season.
2012 record: Seventh in the MAL.
Returning lettermen: Seniors Luke Baker; juniors Anthony Rasp, Isaac Ritter and Caleb Tolento; and sophomore Matthew Steiner.
Coach's quote: "We are a young team with some experience. Our front runners need to move up in the coming races and we are looking for some of our younger runners to fill in the four through seven spots at a high level. I am looking forward to the season and hope we can be more competitive this year."
Coach: Bradlee Rowlinson, eighth season.
2012 record: Eighth in the MAL.
Returning lettermen: Juniors Nathan Flores and AJ Hotaling, and sophomores Tyler Stimmel and Cody Gerdeman.
Coach's quote: "Goals - Top 5 with an average time in the 18s, finish in the top half of the MAL, Our key to a successful season will be finding that fifth (runner) to push our returning letterman to reach their full potential."
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