GRAFTON—The Grafton High School boys track team will be looking for great things this year, as everyone on the team has put in tremendous work in the off season.
The weight room has been packed, and the halls at GHS were constantly crowded with Bearcat runners.
“Senior leadership in the off season conditioning has put us in a great spot to start the season,” said head coach Wes Norris.
“A nice group of young athletes will need to step up. This has been a great hardworking group of young men so far this season,” he added.
Coming back for his senior season is four-year letterman, and state championship runner, Tristenn Cochran.
Cochran is the returning state runner up in 300m intermediate hurdles, and he finished third in 110m high hurdles at the state meet, last year.
“Tristenn has really become a leader for the younger athletes,” said Norris. “We are excited to the regular season under way with the new surface on the track and jumping areas.”
Cochran heads up the sprinter/hurdler group with fellow seniors Clinton Mayle, Alex Shelton, sophomores Dalton Mayle, Blaise Nibert and freshman group of Zach Mayle, Edward Brown, Hunter Taylor, Luke Nibert and Eyan Moran.
Kody Norris has been the leader of the distance group for two years.
The distance group has fellow seniors Emory Armstrong, Logan Miller, junior Maverick Ware, sophomore Matthew Cather and freshmen Christopher Loomis, Aaron Pander and Logan Carr.
The thrower group is made up of Daniel Davis, Josh Richman, Peyton Weber, Skylaar Mease and Nick Starcher.
“We have set some personal performance goals, as well as some team goals,” said Norris.
“Everyone has been working hard and we going to do our best to represent ourselves, team, school, and community with character and class. The track program is definitely headed in the right direction,” he concluded.
The Bearcats will open its season on Tuesday, March 28, as they travel to Robert C. Byrd at 4:00 p.m.