The Community R-VI track and field team once again has a new head coach for its program while returning key contributors from last year’s squad.
Coach Sarah Simmons is being joined by assistant coach Caitlynn Cunningham, who coached cross country in the fall. Simmons is taking over for coach Erin Mack after her one season at the helm.
“We have a few members on our team this year, however, the members we do have, have very strong work ethics and are joyful to be around,” Simmons said.
“I am looking forward to athletes beating their personal bests this year.”
Returning for the Lady Trojans is senior Emmalee McCoskey.
McCoskey qualified for state sectionals last season after taking third at districts in the high jump.
Senior Amelia Knipfel will lead the girls team this year in both the hurdles and long jump.
The remaining Lady Trojans includes seniors Jewelee Wynn (thrower), Caylin Levings (thrower), and freshman Lexus LaGesse (thrower).
The boys track and field team has just one athlete competing this season.
Sophomore Gavin Spoor will be representing the Trojans as both a thrower and a runner in the 800 meters.
Their first track and field meet was held on Tuesday, March 25 at Westran.
Community R-VI’s first track and field meet in the EMO Conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 27 at Bowling Green High School starting at 4 p.m.