High School Sports

Bald Eagle Area Boys Track & Field Preview

Coach: Jeff Jodon (24th season)

Assistants: Ron Hoover, Kristen McCarty, Tim Kasper, Vicki Coffey, Amy Brooks

Last year: 5-5

Key losses: Doug Turner, Kyle Frost, Quentin Schnarrs, Dan Styles.

Key returnees: Tyler Carlin, Cody Huyett, Colin Carolus, Mitchel Struble, Darek Eckley, Titus Tice, David Gawryla, Nick Haupt, Hunter Hall, Robert Jones, Gage Smocer-Hilderbrand, Austin Kim, Jacob Ilgen, Evan Kim, Damon Lucas, Zachary Moody, Adam Morgan, Scott Sayers, Nathan Styles

Key newcomers: Dion Barnard, Sean Waizer, Dustin Pluebell, Trevor Pleton, Andy Chiang, Evan Kilmer, Coty Newman, Nevin Richards, Cole Morey, Jared Mayes, Eli Fink, Jacob Koleno, Koy Poling, Cody Walley.

The skinny: The Eagles hope newcomers like Walley, Koleno and Fink will add to the team’s depth in the distance events. ... The distance crew of Moody, Smocer-Hilderbrand, Evan Kim, Sanders and Styles will be the strength for us in the longer events. ... The throwers will be anchored by the experience of Hall, Carolus, Carlin, Gawryla, Eckley, Huyett, Jones, Haupt, Morgan and Struble. ... Newcomers Mayes and Poling will also help in the throws. ... The jumps will be manned with Struble, Tice, Ilgen, Gawryla and Austin Kim.

Coach Jodon says: “This is a rebuilding season. We are very young in our team make-up. We are working very hard to be competitive in our league. Our goal is to win the league and improve each week. The first part of the season we will rely on our returning letterman for experience.”