The Bunceton boys and girls cross-country team may be short on numbers this season under head coach Cass Keene with only three out for the 2017 season.
But that doesn’t mean the Dragons won’t be competitive in most of their meets this season.
Although the Dragons still have 12 days until their first meet, Keene said right now as a team they are working on their long runs every other day and then they do cardio work after warmups.
“I want the boys and girls to finish every race that we run and I want them to get better so at the end of the year they are running faster by a pretty significant amount than at the start and I want their times to be better from last year,” Keene said.
Keene said with two back from last year he will have two runners that are going to finish races. He said those two (Chloe Moser and Peyton Johnson) have improved a lot from where they were last year.
As for Johnson, Keene said he ran track as well and is more of a sprinter than a long distance runner but he will get there. As for Moser, Keene said she is strong and plays on the basketball team so you know she is a good athlete. “One day at practice she showed up and ran hills and finished right up there with the boys,” Keene said.
Freshman Dillon Alpers will also bring athleticism to cross-country. As a member of the Bunceton baseball team as well, Keene said Alpers has a high ceiling athletic-wise, especially for a freshman.
“It will be interesting to see what they can do,” Keene said.
Bunceton will open the season on Saturday, August 26th in Mexico starting at 9 a.m.