2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: East Clinton boys track, field


Compiled by Mark Huber



The East Clinton High School boys track and field team, from left to right, front row, Brendan Walters, DJ Perry, Anthony Osburn, Aidan Henson, Wes Kidder, Killian Brown, Matt Heil, Devin Henson; middle row, coach Bob Henson, Danny Feal Fajarado, Ethan Jones, Tyler Gregory, Thomas Wright, Colten Groves, Matt Mitchell, Braydon Dotson, Owen Dalton; back row, coach Mike Fritz, Cameron Yankey, Ethan Ambrose, Patrick Dotson, Todd Wedding, Austin Brock, Zack Mitchell, Caleb Hensley, Ben Bennett, coach Steven Sodini.


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TEAM RECORD IN 2016

8th in the SCOL

COACH

Steven Sodini – 4th year as varsity boys head coach

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Bob Henson – Varsity Assistant Coach; Hannah Wilson – Head Boys Middle School Track Coach

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

8

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Anthony Osburn – senior – sprinter (8th place in district in 100 m dash – 5th place in district in 4×100); Wes Kidder – senior – hurdler (3rd in SCOL in 300 hurdles); Ethan Ambrose – junior – high jumper (6th in SCOL – high jump); Thomas Wright – senior – discus (3rd in SCOL in discus – regional qualifier); Zack Mitchell – sprinter/long jumper

KEY NEWCOMERS

Patrick Dotson – Sprinter – dual sport athlete (baseball/track); Brendan Walters – discus; Todd Wedding – sprinter; Aiden Henson, Danny Feal Fajarado

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Brian Barnes – hurdles – regional qualifier

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our hard work. We have many athletes who are working in two sports during this spring. Many of my athletes are dual sport athletes this season. These students are competing on a daily basis on the track and in their other sports (tennis and baseball). Multiple athletes are also weight lifting with the football team. I am glad to see the competitors that I have on the team. There is a strong desire to be successful.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Due to the number of students that are doing multiple spring activities we have a tough time getting people to practice at the same time. Athletes come and go from other practices. This makes some of the technical aspects of track difficult to teach. At this point I would like to see these technical skills improved.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM

I am very impressed with the efforts that have been put in thus far.

SCHEDULE

March

28-@Georgetown 430 pm; 31-Coaches Classic @McNicholas 430 pm

April

3-@Clinton-Massie Relays 430 pm; 6-Lynchburg-Clay, Leesburg Fairfield @EC 430 pm; 7-Old KTC @Waynesville; 11-@Clinton-Massie Classic 430 pm; 13-@Waynesville 430 pm; 18-@London 430 pm; 19-@Georgetown Invitational 430 pm; 25-East Clinton Invitational 430 pm

May

1-Whiteoak, Leesburg Fairfield @EC 430 pm; 2-@Hillsboro 430 pm; 3-@Clermont Northeastern 430 pm; 9-SCOL Prelims 430 pm @Hillsboro; 11-SCOL Finals @Hillsboro 430 pm

The East Clinton High School boys track and field team, from left to right, front row, Brendan Walters, DJ Perry, Anthony Osburn, Aidan Henson, Wes Kidder, Killian Brown, Matt Heil, Devin Henson; middle row, coach Bob Henson, Danny Feal Fajarado, Ethan Jones, Tyler Gregory, Thomas Wright, Colten Groves, Matt Mitchell, Braydon Dotson, Owen Dalton; back row, coach Mike Fritz, Cameron Yankey, Ethan Ambrose, Patrick Dotson, Todd Wedding, Austin Brock, Zack Mitchell, Caleb Hensley, Ben Bennett, coach Steven Sodini.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_BTF_ecteam.jpgThe East Clinton High School boys track and field team, from left to right, front row, Brendan Walters, DJ Perry, Anthony Osburn, Aidan Henson, Wes Kidder, Killian Brown, Matt Heil, Devin Henson; middle row, coach Bob Henson, Danny Feal Fajarado, Ethan Jones, Tyler Gregory, Thomas Wright, Colten Groves, Matt Mitchell, Braydon Dotson, Owen Dalton; back row, coach Mike Fritz, Cameron Yankey, Ethan Ambrose, Patrick Dotson, Todd Wedding, Austin Brock, Zack Mitchell, Caleb Hensley, Ben Bennett, coach Steven Sodini. Mark Huber | News Journal

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports