Friday, November 28, 2014

Welch to lead young cross country team

By The Herald Staff | 8/22/2014

The Central Heights High School boys cross country team is fighting a numbers game and a lack of experience.

But those situations leaves plenty of opportunities for the young runners to make an impact.

The Central Heights High School boys cross country team is fighting a numbers game and a lack of experience.

But those situations leaves plenty of opportunities for the young runners to make an impact.

The Vikings return two runners with experience and have three freshmen on the squad.

The returners are senior Dillon Welch and junior Sam Skeet.

Both will be asked to provide leadership.

“Dillon Welch really improved last year and finished his season really strong,” Central Heights coach Phil Pearson said. “I have high hopes that his confidence will run over into this season. We are looking for him to push our younger runners and make them better.”

Skeet will be asked to fill a big role with the absence of a couple of runners from last year.

“We will look to Sam Skeet to hopefully fill that void,” Pearson said.

Freshmen Kyle Cardin, Matt Ashwill and Alex Seyler will need to quickly adjust to the high school competition.

“They ran for me as middle schoolers and have shown great improvement over the past two years,” Pearson said. “All three are hard workers and will be positive additions to our team this year.

“The runners have shown their dedication, been on time and worked hard.”

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