The 2019 Longhorn boys’ track team includes, front from left, Julian Juarez, Brit Gockley, Brice Vitosh, Mikael Kuhlmann, Kobe Clevenger, Chase Rowley, Bennett Bauerle, Scott Wheeler, Arturo Miscles, second row from left, Kevin Reyes, Keenan Cole, Bradley Pankonin, Taylor Jablonski, Dylan Dreiling, Ryan Bernhardt, Emmitt Zuege, Nathan Owens, Brandon Mintling, Cayden White, third row from left, Juan Ruiz, Landis Beverly, Kenyan Biesecker, Trevor Peterson, Logan Jussell, Colby Nickless, Kadin Vrbas, Jesse Krausnick, Mason Nordhausen, Emmanuel Herrera, back from left, Clay Meeske, Mike Hatz, Jake German, Bo O’Neil, Evan Fisher, Braden Space, Cedric Maxwell, Parker Dillan, Kalen Wallin, Trevin Martin. Not Pictured: Charles Barnes (Johnson Publications photo)
Longhorn boys’ track starts season this week
With winter sports season over, spring sports have started practice at Chase County Schools (CCS).
Head Boys’ Coach Carl Zuege said his track team has had about three full weeks of practice now, but only four days of that has been outside due to weather.
“It’s been a challenge,” Zuege said, “but we’re really in the same boat as a lot of schools in Nebraska” or better as some of their tracks further east are under water right now.
Zuege is now in charge of the biggest roster he’s had since he was named head coach.
“We have right at 40 boys,” he said, one more than the record he set last year for numbers.
Some of that is due to the success of the track teams in the recent years, both boys and girls.
Zuege also gave credit to the junior high track coaches in preparing those athletes.
“Those junior high coaches do a really good job of getting kids out and preparing them for track,” he said.
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