Boys’ Track

Boys’ Track begins another season

Emily Cassidy

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With track season just beginning, boys’ coach Tobin Stepsis is hopeful about what lies ahead. Stepsis says boys track has found early success and plans to continue to train and improve throughout the season.

“The expectation is always the same for me,” Stepsis said. He wants his team to compete well when they’re given the chance.

“We want training to be the priority and then to compete based off of the consistency of the training,” he said.

When asked about those on his team, Stepsis said, “We are blessed to have some great athletes.”

Among standouts, Stepsis mentioned upperclassmen James Smith II (Sprints), Kevin Menyes (Distance), Matt Stump (Distance), Zach Robertson (Distance), Alex Stamper (Distance), Jayson Blankenship (Pole Vault and Hurdles), Cwinn Febus (Sprints and Hurdles), Da’One Jordan (Jumps and Sprints) and Jake Wickey (Throws).

Some seniors have been competing for four years at the varsity level, therefore bringing a lot of experience and leadership to the team.

“When you lose a guy like Febus or Blankenship it’s very difficult to replace them,” Stepsis said.

Stepsis noted that the success of his team comes from its depth. Underclassmen like Nick Pankow, Ty Pegram, Jamison Van Drei, Gavin Montgomery, Tony Trujillo and Tom Supan will allow the track team to continue to be a success even without this year’s seniors.

Stepsis looks forward to the moments that show drastic improvements.

“That’s the reward for all the time and effort that goes into training,” he said. Stepsis also looks forward to building relationships as a coach that allows athletes to reach their goals.

“Come out and support the athletes competing. They deserve to be recognized for their efforts,” Stepsis said. “Go Bees!”