Huskies blessed with biggest turnout in years for track season


March 16, 2022

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Sprinters and jumpers include, in front, from left, Emilio Grajiola, Victoria Ferrioli, Natiyah Koenig Walters, Stephanie Saultz, Isabel Sayer, Zianna Duncan, Abygail Foss, Jenaya McElhinny, Amelia Sullens and Samantha Pineda Villa. In the second row, from left, are Conner Stevens, Lydia Wright, Iris Erickson, Ryker Hartsook, Max Klumph, Carter Hay, Madison Lytle, Beatrice Reeve, Payton Brookfield and Jayce Miller. In the rear, from left, are Dakota Seiber, Mason Lopez, Deacon Bachand, Aiden Shamek, Von James, Cooper McKinnon, Charlie Crawford, Alex Jacob and Kallie Maas.

If numbers are any indication, Sweet Home track and field could be off to a good start.

Head Coach Nathan Whitfield boasted 62 teens on his roster as of Friday, March 11, which is a lot more than he was anticipating two weeks ago when he had 38.

"We ended up with pretty good numbers," he said. "I was hoping for around 50 and we ended up with 60. I'll 100% take that."

Track, like a number of other sports at Sweet Home – especially those that don't offer off-season competition and club options – suffered during the COVID-19 shutdown, which came literally as the 2020 season was ready to...

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