|County boys track capsules (03-29-13)|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 29 March 2013 09:30|
Coach:Â Joe Hudok, first season.
2012 record: Third in the NLL.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Andrew Dennis, middle distance; Jared Kobylski, middle distance, hurdles; and Trey Loescher, sprints. Juniors - Marcus Cheslock, middle distance, jumps; Noah Lanning, distance; Mark Rochester, jumps; Xavier Sanders, hurdles; Logan Vitting, pole vault; Nadeem Zafer, hurdles; Phillip Zamarrippa, middle distance; and Trent Wisecup, hurdles. Sophomores - Lucas Overmeyer, distance; and Sam Panter, hurdles.
Coach's comment: "We lost a very talented senior class, but we are looking to reload with several new athletes and freshmen. We also have a good core of returning athletes whose leadership we will rely on throughout the season. Our goal is to be competitive in every meet and continue to build the program. In order to be successful, we need our newer athletes to mature quickly and our veterans to be key contributors all over the track."
Coach: Jim Hentges, fourth season.
2012 record: Eighth in the NLL.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Bryant Byrd, sprints, middle distance; Jared Coil, throws; and Sean Connor, throws. Juniors - Andrew Bayes, distance; Parker Calvin, distance; Anthony Glorioso, sprints; Brandon Lowery, hurdles, jumps; Chance Santus, sprints, jumps; and Sam Testen, sprints.
Coach's comments: "To be successful, we need to have new athletes to step up and take leadership roles. We have a good core, but we need to fill some holes. My goal is to have all of our athletes doing their best at the end of the season to better our league finish."
BUCKEYE CONFERENCE EASTWOOD
Coach: Brian Sabo, second season.
2012 record: First in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Joel Black, sprints; Randy Caris, middle distance; Isaiah Conkle, sprints; Gabe Fredericks, middle distance; Blake Kohring, hurdles/sprints; DJ McBride, throws; John Rogers, sprints; Derek Snowden, sprints, jumps; Kevin Sweeney, middle distance. Juniors Â¬â‰ - Steven Bruning, sprints, jumps; EJ Carr, hurdles; Ben Church, springs, jumps; Andrew Davidson, middle distance; Evan Deniston, pole vault; Jake Hoodlebrink, sprints, jumps; Beau Kerr, throws; Jacob Rahe, throws; Joey Salinas, sprints, hurdles, jumps; Brent Schlumbohm, sprints; and Barton Schroeder, jumps, sprints. Sophomores - Jack Heckman, throws; Tim Hoodlebrink, middle distance; Zach Jacoby, throws; Abram Reyes, pole vault; Zach Ross, sprints; Brennan Seifert, sprints, jumps; Noah Smith, distance; and Devin Snowden, sprints, hurdles, jumps.
Coach's comment: See related story.
Coach: Eric Poffenbaugh, fourth season.
2012 record: Third in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Lorne Strausbaugh, distance; Alex Jasso, distance; Derick Mobus, sprints, jumps; Clayton Mears, throws; and Michael Meeker, throws. Juniors - Aaron Arnold, jumps, sprints; and Sebastian Baxter, throws, sprints. Sophomores - Josh Mathias, distance; Andrew Jasso, distance; and Austin Jasso, sprints.
Coach's comment: "We have some great athletes returning this season. If our young kids can score a little, we will be in contention every weekend. With the new track at our school, it is going to be an amazing season."
Coach: Zeb George, first season.
2012 record: Second in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Unavailable.
Coach's comment: Unavailable.
Coach: Ryan Hafner, fourth season.
2012 record: Seventh in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Patrick Balmoria, middle distance; Michael Girona, throws; and Jacek Kuron, throws; Juniors - Garry Armstrong, middle distance; and Cole Gorski, sprints, pole vault. Sophomores - Brandon Avers, distance; Fred Balmoria, middle distance; and Jordy Ghesquiere, distance.
Coach's comment: "This year, we have more depth than last year, but we're young and need our upperclassmen to step up and take on leadership roles. Our main goals for the season are to stay healthy and improve with each meet. As a team, we want to work our back into the top half of the conference. Individually, we have some kids capable of earning NBC titles and hopefully advancing to the regional and state meets."
Coach: Todd Eckel, 13th season.
2012 record: Fourth in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Ryan Clay, middle distance; Alonso Loya, throws; Tyler Lunsford, sprints; Steven Nordhaus, hurdles; and Michael Welch, throws. Juniors - Jacob Cowell, sprints; Kevin Destatte, middle distance; and Dylan Losiewicz, sprints. Sophomores - Hector Aguirre, distance; Nathan Childress, throws; Levan Gubeladeze, sprints; Stephan Hernandez, jumps; Justin Klocko, pole vault; and John Pupik, throws.
Coach's comment: SDLqWe are led by senior Ryan Clay.Â He is a tremendous worker and sets a great example for the rest of the team to follow.Â Our numbers are down this year for the first time in a long while and that is always a concern with this sport.Â We still have some quality athletes in all types of events and have actually added some depth with our distance athletes."
Coach: Dave Ritter, third season.
2012 record: Ninth in the MAL.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Nick Alexander, pole vault; Darris McGown, sprints Chris Vanderbeke, middle distance; Tyler Aldrich, distance; Zac Baker, distance. Juniors - Kevin Woodruff, sprints; Mac Flanagan, throws; Kevin Crowe, throws; and Luke Baker, junior. Sophomores - Isaac Ritter, distance; Caleb Tolento, distance; and Caleb Steeler, sprints.
Coach's comment: "We are looking forward to continued growth in every area. Our numbers are not what we would prefer, but the ones we do have are quality young men. We look to improve in the league this year and toÂ compete better in the invites all season."
Coach: Jesse Thomas, second season.
2012 record: 11th in the MAL.
Returning lettermen: Jacob Dick, throws; Zach Finkenbiner, sprints, jumps; Nathan Flores, sprints; AJ Hotaling, distance; Brandon Senecal, distance; and Cody Switzer, throws.
Coach's comments: "We're returning several lettermen who are all enthusiastic about the sport. We are working hard to improve on last year in the MAL."
Coach: Jeremy Lewin, eighth season.
2012 record: Fifth in the TAAC.
Returning lettermen: Brandon Kretz, hurdles, sprints, jumps; Donovan Bermejo, sprints, middle distance; and Jeff Ritter, middle distance.
Coach's comment: "We have a small team, but we expect some very good individual accomplishments."
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