Track team’s expectations grow as new season sprouts

The captains for the girls track team are sprinters, Sam Shaver and Tiffany Pryce, thrower Abbey Dunn and distance runner Caitlin Helfeldt.

The captains for the boys track team this year are sprinters, Ryan Bogucki, Schuyler Morris and Tj Lawson and distance runners Ian Mcvey and Alex Young.

“I think the boys are going to do great this year, and we have hurdlers who are going to do damage,” sopho- more Logan Morris said.

Last year’s boys track team went to NOC’s but did not win due of lack of points. The girls on the other hand won NOC’s.

The boys Nationals winners for 2014 were Tj LAwson, Nate Moore and Aaron Bogucki. The girls National win- ners were Kelsey Fobean, Emily Watts, Ashley Pryce, Jessie Stout, Sam Shaver, Tiffany Pryce and Kayla Thompson.

“Nationals were great even though I did not come in first, to be able to experience Nationals and represent my team was great,” Moore said.

“This year is going to be a great season. I have some very talented runners who are dedicated to their event,” coach Aaron Morris said.

Last year, the girls won NOC’s, but the boys lost due to lack of players.

“This year is my first year doing track but hopefully it goes well. The events I will be a part of are discus and shot-put,” junior Cynthia Johnson-Smith said.

Besides the freshmen, there are a lot of stars in the junior class like Jason Gobble, Damon Jones, Cynthia Johnson-Smith and senior Shelby Brown.

“I think the boys are going to do well this year because we have a lot of sprinters and great hurdles,” Morris said.

Last year, the boys only had four hurdlers, and this year they have eight.

“I think track is going to go well this year because of all the talent,” junior Ashley Tubergan said.

The girls are looking this year to finish out the last year of the conference with their last and sixth NOC title.

The boys are looking to win a title this year: they have not won NOC’s for three years and would like to win one since it is their last year in the North Eastern Ohio Conference.

This year will be the last year for Stow being a part of NOC. Next year they will join the Suburban League.

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