Boys Track & Field
2019 Season Preview
The 2019 boys track and field team enters the season looking to defending its back to back Circle City Conference Championships as well improving on Sectional (3rd), Regional (9) and State team finishes. The team currently has a streak of 17 consecutive years represented at the IHSAA State Championships!
Leading the charge will be distance runner Nick Perkins (alltime #1 3200m and #6 1600m). Perkins is a 2X Sectional Champ, 2X Regional Champ, 2X State Qualifier and school record holder in the 3200m. Juniors Sam George, Ryan Flick and Liam Irwin will all contribute to distance points.
Middle distance runners Grant Latimer and Owen Herndon are also returning State Qualifiers and Sectional Champs (4X800m). Latimer and Herndon, combined with Grant Meinerding, Logan Wong, Matthew Croddy and newcomers Noah Cissell and Josh Wheat will be strong forces in the 400m, 800m and 1600m.
Hurdle events will be another strength of the team. Intermediate hurdler Dan Woodruff (All Time #10) will lead a strong crew including Dany Lopez, Seth Roseberry, Kyle Lockard and Sam Carr.
In the sprints, the team should be able to pick up more points than in past years as senior Nick Johnson leads a large class of fast underclassmen as both relays have a shot to qualify for the State Championship.(4X100m Johnson, Lockard, Lopez, Baron Huebler, Aaron Garnett) (4X400m Brandon White, Austin Johnson, Latimer, Woodruff and Alex Volk).
The field events are young and full of potential. Zander Hooten, Lockerd and Aiden Looney are each rookies and already near 20 foot jumpers. Freshmen Eli Crouch (5’8) and Looney will be the team’s top high jumpers. Throws will continue to be a strength led by Connor DeMoss (all time #5 shot) along with newcomers Jerzy Pawlak and Sam Runholt.