Lincoln County track and field is back for the spring 2019 season. Lacy Pearson is on her sixth year as the team’s head coach. Jake Zierow is the assistant coach.
“I’d like to see everybody qualify for state, of course,” Pearson said. “We’ll work on it. Some of them may not make it in their individual event, but maybe they’ll be able to qualify with some relays. We’re going to do all the relays we can with who we have. I really think we’re going to see a lot of good improvement with the team this year.”
Though it lost a few seniors last year, the team has some very strong runners returning.
Senior and state champion Noah Smith will run in the 100m, 200m and 110m hurdles events. Senior Kyle Zierow will be competing in the discus and shot put events. Hayden Showell, also a returning senior, will be running long distance.
Juniors Chance Christensen, Alex Rowe and Mcgarren Segler will run distance. Jaydon Heaton, also a junior, will be throwing shot put and discus.
Sophomore Auston Marshall will run long distance and competing in pole vault.
Junior Sara Decker will be returning to compete in throwing events.
There are also a few new additions to the team. Senior Christian Gonzalez will be sprinting. Sophomore TJ Rowe will compete in the shot put and discus events. Sophomore Cody Zile will be competing in the high jump, long jump and triple jump.
Senior Amy Gloeckner will be sprinting this year. There are also quite a few freshmen that have joined the team.
“Losing last year’s seniors will impact the team somewhat, but I don’t foresee it making a huge impact,” said Pearson. “This weekend is our first meet, and only a third of the team is qualified to go due to not having 10 practices. Of those that are going, some will do really well. Noah will. Alex will give us a good performance. He won the 800m in his heat last year.”
On March 8, the track team will travel to the Bulldog Early Bird Invitational in Mesquite, Nevada, at Virgin Valley High School. The first event will be at 2:30 p.m.