Boys Varsity Track · Boys Track & Field Preview

Coaches: Head Coach Tim Eger (17th Season), Throws/HJ Coach Bob Reagan (15th Season), Hurdle Coach Earl Alcott (10th Season), Distance Coach Justin Feil (4th Season)

Last year’s record: 6 W – 0 L (League)

Bicentennial Athletic League Champions

District 1 AA Champions

AA State Runner-up

Key Losses: Ian Anderson (Captain, mid-distance), Isaiah Denlinger (Captain, distance), Austin Kratz (Captain, sprints, long jump), Alex Martin (Captain, shot, discus), Dylan Rush (sprints), Nick Smith (sprints, hurdles), Praise Zoegar (sprints, jumps)

Key Returnees:  Nick Halstead (11th, mid-distance), Evan Mong (11th, mid-distance), Austin Nice, (12th, Captain, sprints & long jump), Thomas Schreiber (11th, hurdles), Addison Schweizerhof (12th, Captain, Javelin)

Others to Watch:  Jonathan Anderson (11th, distance), Xander Duerksen (12th, Captain, throws), Darius Ellis (11th, throws), Colin Hunsberger (11th, Javelin), Bryce Kauffman (12th, hurdles), Jesse Mong (11th, pole vault), Sean Robinson (10th, Distance)

Strengths:  Austin Nice is the only returnee from the AA district and state record setting 4×100 relay team.  Austin has already established himself this indoor season as a premier long jumper in the state.  He has also clocked quality 100m and 200m times.  He will be looking for a return trip to the state meet and that elusive individual state medal.   Junior Thomas Schreiber has been making huge strides in the hurdle events.  He will look to continue Dock’s dominance in the hurdle events under the tutelage of Coach Earl Alcott.  Nick Halstead, Evan Mong and Addison Schweizerhof will be strong in the competitive middle-distance events and will try to punch their ticket to Shippensburg in May.

Question Marks: Dock graduated its most dominant and decorated class ever with the graduation of Kratz, Smith, Zoegar, Rush, Anderson, Denlinger and Martin.   Establishing competitive relay teams and replacing these points is a significant challenge.

Outlook:  Although Dock graduated its largest senior class last year, this season they welcome their largest freshman and rookie class ever.  This new influx of talent and excitement should pay dividends this season as many will look to fill spots and score points.  The League and District titles will not be easy.  Points will come at a premium.