|Wood County boys track capsules (03-28-14)|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 28 March 2014 10:21|
NORTHERN LAKES LEAGUE
Coach: Joe Hudok, second season.
2013 record: Eighth in the NLL.
Returning lettermen: Noah Lanning, middle distance; Markus Cheslock, jumps; Mark Rochester, jumps; Nathan Tembo, throws; Trent Wisecup, hurdles; Phil Zamarripa, middle distance; Chance Bailey, sprints; Ryan Emans, sprints; Thomas Montague-Casillas, throws; Lucas Overmyer, distance; Sam Panther, hurdles; Mason Cordes, throws; Jordan McGowan, hurdles; Nathan Kisor, throws; Zu Forshee, sprints; and Codie Garza, distance.
Coach's comment: "Last season, we were very young and took our lumps, but our kids got some great experience and that should help us to improve this season. We have a very good core of returning athletes and several freshmen who will see significant varsity action. We are still fairly young and unproven, but I really like the direction our boys team is headed in. We had very good numbers in our off-season conditioning program. Our goal is to compete hard and improve as the season goes on in order to finish in the upper half of the league. Hopefully, we are laying a strong foundation for sustained success for years to come."
Coach: Jim Hentges, fifth season.
2013 record: Third in the NLL.
Returning lettermen: Seniors -Andrew Bayes, middle, distance; Parker Calvin, distance; Anthony Glorioso, sprints, middle distance; Brandon Lowery, hurdle; and Chance Santus, long jump, shot. Juniors - Roland McCarthy, sprints; Sam Testen, sprints; Adam Dunckel, sprints; and Josh Haynes, sprints. Sophomores - Evan Schroeder, throws.
Coach's comments: "Our expectations are to repeat the success from last year. We have some big holes to fill, but we have a good group of freshmen coming in. As always, we will need to have every compete to the best of their ability."
NORTHERN BUCKEYE CONFERENCE
Coach: Brian Sabo, third season.
2013 record: First in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Steven Bruning, sprints, jumps; Evan Deniston, pole vault; Gabe Fredericks, middle distance; Jake Hoodlebrink, jumps, sprints; Jacob Rahe, throws; Brent Schlumbohm, sprints; Joe Salinas, hurdles, sprints; Joe Boyk, pole vault; Steven Bradley, high jump; Jared Smith, long jump, sprints; Ben Church, long jump, sprints; and Beau Kerr, throws. Juniors - Tyler McCrory, throws; Caleb Tussing, throws; Grant Geiser, sprints; Jack Heckman, throws; Tim Hoodlebrink, middle distance; Zach Jacoby, discus, hurdles; Abram Reyes, pole vault; Brennan Seifert, long jump, sprints; Noah Smith, distance; and Devin Snowden, long jump, hurdles, sprints. Sophomores - Jon Bowlus, high jump, sprints; Garrett Browne, sprints; Andrew Caris, pole vault; Sam Church, distance; Josh Harper, middle distance; and Zach Thompson, sprints.
Coach's comment: See related story.
Coach: Eric Poffenbaugh, fifth season.
2013 record: Third in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Aaron Arnold, long jump, sprints; Sebastian Baxter, throws; and Chris Goodrich, distance. Juniors - Josh Mathias, distance; Andrew Jasso, distance; Austin Jasso, sprints; and Jordan Andrich, sprints. Sophomores - Zach Spanfellner, hurdles.
Coach's comment: See related story.
Coach: Zeb George, second season.
2013 record: Fifth in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Scott Brittenham, middle distance, distance; Mike Lowry, throws; Storm Lutz, sprints, discus; Orfrancis Ozuna, distance; and Tyler Rickman, distance. Juniors - Grant Blackburn, hurdles; and Nathan Herrera, hurdles. Sophomores - Nick Encalado, sprints.
Coach's comment: Our combination of strong returning lettermen and newly fresh first-year runners will make this a very fun and interesting season."
Coach: Ryan Hafner, fifth season.
2013 record: Fourth in the NBC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Garry Armstrong, middle distance; Tyler Dawson, middle distance; Cole Gorski, sprints, pole vault; Alex Morgan, throws; and Curtis Tumblin, middle distance. Juniors - Brandon Avers, distance; Fred Balmoria, middle distance; Jordy Ghesquiere, distance; Donald Hardison, sprints; and Lance Roehl, throws. Sophomores - Caleb Baus, distance; AJ Digby, sprints; Tyler Harroun, middle distance; Brant Kitchen, hurdles, high jump; Derek Morgan, middle distance, jumps; and Zane Thomas, hurdles.
Coach's comment: "We have a solid group of returning letter winners this year. With Brandon Avers and Gole Gorski leading the way, we have high expectations for this team. We have enough talent to be competitive in the conference and we hope to advance multiple individuals and relays to the regional meet."
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MIDLAND ATHLETIC LEAGUE
Coach: Dave Ritter, fourth season.
2013 record: Ninth in the MAL.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Mac Flanagan, throws, Kevin Crowe, throws; and Luke Baker, distance. Juniors - Jon Moes, sprints; Drake Foos, sprints, field events; Isaac Ritter, sprints; and Caleb Toronto, distance. Sophomores - David Mason, sprints; Issac Baker, distance; and Patrick Shull, throws.
Coach's comment: The boys team is down in numbers, but the athletes that we do have are quality athletes. Our goal this year is to continue to progress in getting better in the league standings. Our strength is spread from the throws to the distance, although not deep with numbers. We have very nice athletes in these areas. Our key for the season will be to keep everyone healthy so late in the year we can shine in the tournaments."
Coach: Cyndi Hotaling, first season.
2013 record: 10th in the MAL.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Ethan Nominee, throws; and Cody Switzer, throws. Juniors - Jacob Dick, throws; Nathan Flores, sprints; and AJ Hotaling, distance. Sophomores - Daniel Crouse, thrower; Cody Gerdeman, sprints; and Tyler Stimmel, sprints.
Coach's comments: "The team has been working hard in the preseason and is preparing to start competition. We have many new faces this season and are excited about the potential of not only our returning letter winners but also our new team members. We're looking to work hard to set new personal records and are excited about competing in the last MAL track and field championship and the postseason in May."
TOLEDO AREA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Coach: Jeremy Lewin, ninth season.
2013 record: Fourth in the TAAC.
Returning lettermen: Seniors - Luke Laviolette, throws. Juniors - Donovan Bermejo, sprints, middle distance; and Dominik Bermejo, sprints.
Coach's comment: "We have a small group of very athletic individuals. With few returning lettermen, it should be an interesting season."
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