There are a total of nine track and field athletes ready to make a run at school records this season for the Community R-VI boys and girls track and field programs.
The Lady Trojans are returning one athlete for head coach Stacie Carroz.
Sophomore Chelsea Hoyt is looking to build off her freshman year and will provide needed experience for the squad.
She’s expected to compete in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and long jump.
Junior Danie Jackson is competing for the first time and hoping to earn points in hurdles races, the 200 meters, and relays.
Sophomore Tristen Wyatt moved into the district and will compete in sprints and relays.
The Lady Trojans’ freshmen group includes Alissa Craig (thrower), Mackenzie Dobbins (100 meters, 400 meters, relays), Elisa Swaim (sprinter, relays), and Delanie Windmann (thrower).
“This is a building season on both the girls and the guys front,” Carroz said.
“I was encouraged with the number we have out for high school. I’m looking for them to do their best and possibly break some records we’ve had standing for a while at the high school.”
There will be a boys team this year as junior Jesse Foreman and freshman Eric Hombs went out for the team.
Foreman will see time competing in sprints and the long jump. Meanwhile, Hombs may run the 400 meters, participate in the long jump, and see some time as a thrower.
“I’m really excited we have a boys team this year,” Carroz noted.
“I think that they will be competitive in their events. I look for them to do their best and possibly break some longstanding school records that we’ve had.”
The track and field programs started their season on Tuesday, March 22 at Westran.
Their next meet is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29 at North Callaway.