Michael Oetken, Sean Parks
Returning State Qualifiers
On the Rise
John Lanning, Michael Garrett, Mitch Hedlund, Zach Tindall, David Berkes
The Westerners graduated a multiple-event state qualifier in Kyle Groon last spring. Look for juniors Anthony Miller and Cody Reed to step up in the 400 where Groon was the team leader last season. Also look for Miller to lead A-W in the high jump. As a sophomore, Miller cleared 6-0; Groon had a career-best 6-8 leap before qualifying for state in the spring. Junior Derek Appley will be a key leader in the long jump, following in Groon's foosteps. Chris Carlson returns from his first state track appearance last spring. The junior should lead A-W in both the 110 and 400 hurdles. As a sophomore, he clocked a season-best 58.57 in the 400 at the state meet to place 13th.