STANLEY -- The Stanley-Boyd cross country team has a new coach leading the charge. But the recent success of the Orioles running program doesn’t appear to be changing.
New coach Travis Logslett takes over for Stanley-Boyd and enters his first year as coach with plenty of talent to work with.
The Orioles return two-time state qualifier Kayla Milas and 2011 state qualifier Jeffrey Milas. Paige Arnold, Angelina Kirckof and Ashley Lewallen are also back and were members of the girls state team from last year.
“The girls team is going to again compete for a state berth as a team as long as we can stay healthy,” Logslett said.
Logslett said he also sees plenty of potential in new runner Jacey Kuneau, a runner who could surprise and hasn’t run cross country since middle school.
He also said he expects both the boys and girls teams to be in the mix for competing in the upper-half of the conference.
Stanley-Boyd hosts its home invite on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Both the boys and girls cross country teams at Cadott have a mix of youth and experience that 11th-year coach Tom Weiss is hoping can blend together.
The boys team loses all-conference performer and captain Chance Seibel and the girls also lost a captain in Jessica Kelly.
Letterwinners Jeffrey Englert, Trenton Weiss, Luke Bell and Quinn Hartzel return. Coach Weiss said his team overall has a young core group of juniors and sophomores.
Aquila Glomski, Kelly Irish, Lauren Manier, Tori Rykal, Lexi Siverling, Samantha Rineck, Kyla Nichols and Ali Olson are back for the Hornets girls. Rineck was an all-conference honorable mention in 2011, Glomski was one in 2010.
Weiss also expects youngsters such as Ben Kyes, Sam Ruhe, Dusty Morgan, Logan Freed and Elizabeth Kyes to possibly make an impact this fall.
“Both teams have a mix of veteran runners and are young which will be exciting to witness their development into successful runners,” Weiss said.
Cadott hosts its invitational at Whispering Pines Golf Course on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
A first year co-op, Lake Holcombe/Cornell and their coach Jake Ebner have plenty of new faces on the team this year.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell returns runners Bianca Winter and Kenny Tomaszewski from last year. Winter ran for the Cornell/Gilman team and Tomaszewski ran on Lake Holcombe.
The combined team loses the trio of Molly Webster (two-time Lake Holcombe team MVP), Paige Geist (2011 Coaches Award winner) and Tori Avery from last year’s unit.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell will be depending on many new athletes this year, including Mariah Ross, Danielle Gygi, Amanda Bintz, Lexi Moussette and Kayla Vavra for the girls team and the boys trio of Caleb White, Marc Burns and Sam Peterson.
“Our athletes will represent their school well,” Lake Holcombe/Cornell coach Jake Ebner said.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell hosts its only home meet of the year against New Auburn on Thursday, Sept. 13.
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