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Boys track team may have had chance to go all the way


May 13, 2020

TRACK TEAM THROWERS would have included, in front, from left, Mercedes Burks, Brooke Dodge, Jillian Lynn, Abby Pedersen, Serenity Dehart, Enara Roddy, Annie Kennedy, Andra Gordon and Kirsten Watkins. In the second row, from left, are Natalie Rodgers, Kael Olson, Wyatt Hall, Marc Kanngiesser, Kailey James, Katen Edwards, Jake Fanning, Dax Ballinger, Paul Amrein, Shelby Nichol and Tristan Lemmer. In the rear, from left, are Tyler Lemmer, Hunter Calderwood, Mason Lopez, Jesse Burford, Keegan Fox, Tanner Waldrop, Eli Philipsen, Nich James, Colby Gazeley, Charlie Crawford and Megan Hager.

Third-year Head Coach Dakotah Keys had "a good turnout" of about 60 athletes as the track and field team readied for its season before the coronavirus hit.

The Husky boys were coming off a fourth-place finish at state and many in the program quietly thought this could be a championship year for Sweet Home.

This would have been the second year Sweet Home would have hosted the Meet of Champions, and at the start of the season Keys said 60 teams had signed up to send their best athletes.

Among the potential leaders on the team this year would have been senior Casey Tow, who blossomed as a d...

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