|2012 BOYS CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW...
Coach: Josh Long - 7th year as head coach
Last year’s Record (Overall and League): CCC -- Champs, District Runner-up, Regional -- 10th place
Names of Runners Who Graduated: None
Names and Grades of Returning Letterwinners: Dale Brant, Isaac Canan, Matt Carder, Nate Dunn, Dustin Fickert, Jared Hagan, Bryant Hicks, Jacob Kaiser, Ben Miller, Alex Schilling, Jake Sowers, Nick Tobias, Riley VanHise, and Lane White
New Runners: Alex Bitner, Daniel Jennings, Bryton Lear, John Longenecker, Steven Shane, Jese Shell, Sam Sherman
Coach’s Comments (Season’s Goals, Expectations):
This team has the potential to be one the best that I have coached, because we have a good mix of veteran and beginning runners that total 21 boys. Our goals are to be competitive in each of our meets and to be running our best at the end of the season.
The Buccaneer boys will be led by the quartet of Dustin Fickert, Lane White, Matt Carder and Alex Schilling. All four of these boys ran in the 17’s last year and three of those boys are coming off incredible track seasons. We will have several boys that will be competing for our last three varsity spots, which will make us much better as the season progresses. Our season will be a work in progress, but if we continue to work hard we have the potential to surprise some people this fall.
Prediction of League Finish:
Our league is going to be very competitive this year. We should be in the mix again, as well as Tri-Village, Miami East and Tri-County North. The top four teams all bring back their entire top seven runners.
|BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM: Front (L-R): Dale Brant, Bryant Hicks, D.J. Jennings, Dustin Fickert, Jacob Dilly (Manager), Jake Sowers, Asher Long (Manager), Isaac Canan, John Longenecker, Lane White, Alex Bitner, Nick Tobias Back Row (L-R): Ben Miller, Jared Hagan, Matt Carder, Nathan Dunn, Jacob Kaiser, Alex Schilling, Ryan Ford, Steven Shane, Jese Shell