Tigers have youthful track squads

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 March 2018 at 9:04 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Veteran members of the Lyndonville track teams include, in front, Evan Horn, Jacob Golding and Joyce Stamp. In back are Trey VerCruysse, Jon Slingrland and Savannah Poler. Missing from the photo are Angela Wachob and Ethan Bowie.

The accent is on youth for the Lyndonville track teams as the Tigers prep for the Genesee Region League openers at Holley on April 10 and at Kendall on April 13.

Underclassmen dominate the lineup for the Tigers 15 member boys squad which includes senior Brandon Baun (Throws); juniors Nate Poler (Sprints/Jumps), Jon Schroth (Throws/Sprints) and Seth Warner (Throws/Sprints); sophomores Jacob Barry (Hurdles/Sprints), Ethan Bowie (Sprints/Jumps), Jacob Golding (400/Relays), Evan Horn (Jumps/Sprints), Jon Slingerland (Distance) and Trey VerCruysse (Sprints); freshmen Isaac Becker (400/Hurdles), Ethan Craig (Distance) and Joseph Stamp (Sprints/Jumps/Relays) and eighth graders Connor Bell (Distance) and Noah Poler (Distance).

“We’ve got some depth this season” said Coach Jim O’Connor.

However, depth is lacking on Lyndonville’s small nine member girls team which includes seniors Bridget Barry (Sprints/Throws), Angela Wachob (400/Hurdles) and Iva Warriner (Throws); juniors Grace Hayes (Sprints/High Jump), Joyce Stamp (Sprints/Throws) and Carly Woodworth (High Jump/Sprints/Hurdles); sophomore Savannah Poler (Hurdles/Distance) and freshmen Erin Kiefer (Sprints/Hurdles) and Reese Raduns (Sprints/Hurdles).

Poler placed sixth in the 1500 at last year’s Section V Class D championships.

April: 10 at Holley,  4:30 p.m.;13 – at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.;18 – at Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.; 25 – at Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.; 28 – at Warsaw Invit.
May: 4 – at Pembroke Invit., 9 – at Wheatland-Chili, 4:30 p.m. 19 – at G-R All-League meet at Pembroke.