The Waynesville High School cross country team is regrouped and geared up to start their season.
Senior Jordan Kilthau is the only returning runner who qualified for the state competition last season but she failed to medal because of an illness, but Waynesville cross country coach Travis Bohrer says she is in great shape and should do well this season.
Darrien Swansen and Adrian Shanahan, both transferred into the district over the summer and Bohrer has high hopes for both of them this season.
“Darrien, who was in our school district a few years ago, has come back and has had a great three weeks of practice and I am excited about that,” said Bohrer. “In addition to Darrien, there is a young man named Adrian Shanahan, who is a transfer from New york. He is running very well right now so these two guys in particular we are looking for good things from in our first meet on Sept. 1.
Bohrer is focusing on the whole cross country season but feels that his team will get stronger as the team's fitness level increases and the younger runners get more meets under their belt.
“Early in the season some of our young kids are not quite race ready, so some of our early meets we might be a little rough along the edges,” said Bohrer.
Bohrer is looking forward to late October and knows that by then his team will be ready.
“I am very optimistic really about our boys and girls teams late in October,” said Bohrer. “I think if we kind of take our time and work on that fitness level, we can be fun to watch late.”
Here is the 2012 schedule.
9/1/2012 8:30 am Jefferson City High School Cole City Park
9/10/2012 4:00 pm Lebanon Invitational Lebanon
9/20/2012 4:00 pm Rolla High School Rolla
9/24/2012 4:00 pm Dixon High School Dixon
9/29/2012 10:00 am Camdenton High School Ha Ha Tonka St. Park
10/2/2012 4:00 pm Cuba High School Cuba City Park
10/6/2012 Var/J.V. Ozark Conference Meet Lake Springfield
10/11/2012 3:00 pm Tiger Invitational Piney Valley Golf Course
10/20/2012 tba District Meet TBA
10/27/2012 tba Sectional Meet Ha Ha Tonkin – Camdenton
11/3/2012 tba State Meet Jefferson City