Pequot Lakes Cross Country Season Preview

Pequot Lakes Cross Country Season Preview

 A look at the Pequot Lakes Cross Country teams for the upcoming 2018 season.

Girls' Cross Country

Conference:Mid-State

Head coach:Jeff Brever

Coaching season: 4 

Assistant coaches:Melissa Chaney

2017 conference record: 4th Place  

2017 Section: 6th place

Returning letterwinners-

Seniors: Nicole Young, Desera Engholm

Freshman: Elisa Flaws

Others who could contribute-

Freshman: Carly Chaney and Ella Peterson

7th Graders: Calia Chaney, Rian Zutter and Emma Flaws

Coaches comments:

The younger athletes will have big shoes to fill from last year’s graduation class. The participation numbers are small on the girls side, but the quality is still evident. There are many unknowns about the girls team, which makes it exciting. Calia and Rian will make a direct impact on the varsity team as they competed for the top spots in every junior high meet as 6th graders last year. Carly will also bring a high level of competition in her first year of cross country after having great success at the state track meet last spring. In practice, Nicole has shown to challenge and take under her wing the youngsters and is dedicated to improving her time. Mixing in the newcomers with Elisa, Nicole, and Desera could prove to be a winning formula.

 

Pequot Lakes Boys' Cross Country

Conference: Mid-State

Head coach:Jeff Brever

Coaching season: 4 

Assistant coaches:Melissa Chaney

2017 conference record: 3rd Place 

2017 Sections: 5th Place

Returning letterwinners-

Senior: Sam Person

Juniors: Max Johnston, Brooks Anderson, Russell Pierzinski sophomores: Ethan Johnson, Connor Haberman, Jesse Clausen

Others who could contribute-

Sophomores: Collin Yahn, Riley Henry

Freshman: Jaden Anderson,

8th Graders: Eli Laposky, Charlie Schiessl

Coaches comments:

With most of our runners returning, we are looking to improve our 5th place finish at sections from last year. Many of the returning young runners now have a varsity year under their belt and want to take on a bigger role on the varsity team. Ethan Johnson, Connor Haberman, and Jesse Clausen have been running over the summer and have shown a great improvement. These young men will be competing for the top spots on a team with multiple athletes with more experience. Max, Russell, Sam, and Brooks look to continue to improve, lead, and challenge their younger teammates in practice.

The boy’s junior high team will have another strong showing. After winning the conference and multiple meets last year. A core group returns and will remain competitive against their peers and a chance to repeat as conference champs.