Greensburg — The Greensburg track and field teams begin the spring season Thursday with a balance of talent among the squads.
Each team will have one senior leading the boys and the girls team, and both will look to be counted on as scorers.
Head boys coach Mike Myers noted the importance of athletes being at their best at the end of the season.
“We are looking forward to a good season,” he said, “and seeing what guys can continue to make progress and perform at their best in the championship phase of the season.”
David Booker is the lone senior and had a good indoor season by qualifying for the Hoosier State Relays Indoor Championship.
Greensburg coaches look for strong performances from the throwers, who should be able to score in most if not all meets and invites. Lone senior David Booker, along with juniors Kyle Redelman and Kevin Beaver, look to handle the Shot Put and Discus duties. The hurdle crew of juniors Dillen Able, Cody McConnell and newcomer Devin Mick will be big in the 110 and 300m races. Greensburg’s distance crew will be young, but will gain experience. Myers said he looks forward to seeing what sophomore Logan Yeager along with freshman Greg Schroeder and Louis Moore can do.
In the sprints, junior Jacob Myer and sophomore Devin Ruble will be called upon to lead the charge. In the jumps, Ruble will help in both long and high and McConnell in the long jump.
Lost to graduation were Chase McCreary, Peter Myers, Colin Evans, Dustin McReynolds, Averi Fultz, Ethan Amburgy and Ryan Martin.
“We graduated a solid crew of athletes that were versatile and gave overall depth to the team,” said head coach Mike Myers. “Top scorers will likely depend on meets. I think our throwers will always be scoring big points, but I know we can add points all around. The hurdles and sprints could produce some key points as well.”