Three seniors and several letterwinners are back this season for Weyauwega-Fremont’s track team.
After a pair of indoor meets at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the Indians will open the season Tuesday, April 7, in Wild Rose against Manawa, Stevens Point Pacelli, Almond-Bancroft and Gresham/Bowler.
“I am really excited about the group of athletes this year,” coach Jered Wilson said. “We are very young and green, but I think we will be OK.”
Although the girls’ roster doesn’t have any returning seniors, Andy Bork, Carl Koch and Corey Schmidt are back on the boys’ side.
“I am looking for big things from them,” Wilson said.
Other returning letterwinners include juniors Dylan Pankow, Brandon Hanes, Cara Volz, Mikeala Hintz, Miranda Arndt, Rabecka Danke and Ryanne Benz; and sophomores Hunter McClone, Chris Young and Becky Schroeder.
Also out this season are juniors Nic Burton, Jeff Lehman, Logan Wohlt, Emily Durrant and Sarah Fields; sophomores Alex Bartel, Ron Leach, Payton Magdanz, Kim Gilbert, Saige Holcome, Gwynette Koch, Jenna Mathwig, Andi Ponto and Hannah Sroka; and freshmen Nic Leach, Kyle Loehrke, Andy Schroeder and Brianna Kortesmaki.
“There are a lot of new faces on the girls team and the coaching staff is really looking forward to coaching them,” Wilson said.
The Indians only have two home matches this season on Thursday, May 7, and the Rohde Relays Monday, May 11.
W-F competes in the Central Wisconsin Conference with Iola-Scandinavia, Manawa, Amherst, Marion, Almond-Bancroft, Bowler/Gresham, Pacelli, Menominee Indian, Bonduel, Rosholt, Wild Rose, Tigerton, Plainfield Tri-County, Port Edwards, Shiocton and Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
“I think Bonduel is the favorite in the conference and Wittenberg should be tough again for the boys,” Wilson said.