Huskies bring numbers, talent and hopes to track


March 15, 2023

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Track team sprinters and jumpers include, in front, from left, Lillian Wolf, Amelia Sullens, Delainie Pratt, Ella Forum, Gracie Vaughan, Zianna Duncan, Tierney Clarno, Loralai Mark, Faith Johnson and McKenzie Miller. In the second row, from left, are Dillan Davis, Deacon Bachand, Kyle Sieminski, Jackson Knight, Stephanie Saultz, Natiyah Koenig Walters, Jenaya Mcelhinny, Conner Stevens, Mason Lopez and Emily Rasmussen. In the third row, from left, are Manuel Rivera, Kyle Porter, Madison Lytle, Rylie-Anne Hollingsworth, Chase Cameron, Abby Foss, Lydia Wright, Beatrice Reeve, and Colin Nicholson. In the fourth row, from left, are Peyton Markell, Lucas Thompson, Brooklyn Erickson, Memphis Gay, Kyle Petrait, Cooper McKinnon, Kallie Maas, Cannon Klumph, Kaylynn Mamac, Dakota Seiber and Von James.

As Sweet Home 's track and field athletes open their 2023 campaign, with an instrasquad competition on Thursday, March 16, Head Coach Nathan Whitfield is optimistic that the Huskies will continue to improve.

Coming off a fourth-place finish in the Oregon West Conference for the boys last season, seventh for the girls, the Huskies have nearly 70 athletes out this year.

One thing is certain: The team will be young. Six are seniors and all of those are boys.

"We have no senior girls," Whitfield said. "That's really surprising, but it's not a bad thing. It just means we're only going to get...

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