Track team competition starts today with pole vaulting

MEEKER | Head coach John Strate has a stacked coaching staff for the 2021 track season, after missing track all of last year, they are looking forward to this season. This year Greg Cravens is the throwing coach, Kris Casey high jump and hurdles, Terrence Casias coaches distance running, Marki Grant is coaching sprints and hurdles, Kirk Hossack is also coaching sprints, Hallie Blunt pole vault, and Shane Phelan will coach the jumping events.

These coaches have a team of 30 Meeker Cowboys and are coaching six returning state placers Cooper Main, Kelton Turner, Savannah Mendenhall, Colby Clatterbaugh, Porter Hossack and Sarah Kracht.

Seniors on the team are Jeremy Woodward, Clatterbaugh, Main, Carter Strate, Ryan Phelan, Shyann Dilley, Grant Cravens and Axel Oliva.

This week the pole vaulters will be first up on Thursday, hosting Soroco at 3 p.m. at the Meeker High School Track and Starbuck Stadium, this is a portion of the Craig Meet. Then Friday the entire team will travel to Craig for a meet which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to the Herald Times