Sports

Track is Back! Cardinals anxious for 2021 season

As the 2021 high school track and field season arrives, coaches and athletes are simply grateful for the opportunity to compete.
With the 2020 spring seasons the major athletic casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been nearly two years since track and field athletes have vied in their specialties.
Yes, they’re anxious.
“We are excited to have a season!” Boone Central Coach Susan Roberts said. “We are excited to see what the season holds and to just get back on the track and compete for the first time in two years. There is a great deal of excitement and anticipation among the coaches and athletes.”
Roberts, who will be assisted by Nolan Vandenburg, Tim Rossow, Tom Dickey, Trevor Korte and Andy Imus, says the Cardinals will combine strong numbers, experience and new athletes in 2021.
“We have good groups of letterwinners for both the girls and boys from the 2019 season to build on, with a large group of newcomers. Our 9th and 10th grade kids showed a lot of potential in 2019 while in junior high, so we’re looking forward to what they can do now that they’re stronger and more mature,” Roberts noted. “We have large groups of 41 boys and 32 girls, so we should be able to fill our events each meet, put together competitive relays, and score well as a team.”

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