NEW MATAMORAS - Back in 2011 Frontier High began its track and field program with a little more than 20 thinclads.
Four years later head coach Adam Olson will lead his team onto the track this spring with great numbers as some 38 boys and girls are scheduled to compete.
"This will be our first class to go all the way through the program, so we are really excited," said Olson, who will be assisted once again by Scott Canter. "Our program continues to get stronger every year and we are pleased with our numbers this spring."
The Frontier girls' team will feature 17 girls including senior sprinter Christen Canter who will be a captain of the girls team.
"She is a real leader for us and does a great job," said Olson of Canter.
Letticia Boehm and Brandy Graham are the other two seniors on the Cougar roster joined by juniors Sara Farley, Delanie Loy and Morgan Miller.
FRONTIER TRACK AND FIELD
Head Coach: Adam Olsen
Assistant Coach: Scott Canter
Letticia Boehm, Christen Canter, Brandy Graham,
Sara Farley, Delanie Loy, Morgan Miller
Ashton Amos, Katie Bowersock, Mindi Bunner, Kaylen Morrison, Kylee Newlen, Ranae Rutter, Paige Ward
Alisha Frye, Erica Hays, Abby Hearn, Kelsey Suthpin.
Garrett Buegel, Phillip Ellis, Tyler Gutberlet, Austin Kimble, Caleb Lanham
Donavon Boley, Cody Farnsworth, Seth Foutty, Cole Petty
Zach Farnsworth, David Gray, Austin Gray, Ben Gutberlet, Daniel Newlen, Zedack Pethel,
Dalton Beaver, T.J. Dunn, Daniel Felter, Heath Foutty, Derek Heddleson, Celeb McLiesh, Devon Wright.
April 5at Nelsonville York10 a.m.
April 8at Fort Frye5 p.m.
April 10at Waterford5 p.m.
April 15at Fort Frye5 p.m.
April 17at Waterford5 p.m.
April 22at Buckeye Trail5 p.m.
May 1at Waterford5 p.m.
May 15at Fort Frye5 p.m.
Olson feels his girls will be very good in some of the relay events.
"I think the relays are where our girls may excel," said Olson. "That will definitely be a strong point for our sophomores and freshman."
The boys roster features 21 thin clads led by a strong group of seniors.
Olson looks for senior Austin Kimble to be stout in the throwing categories while fellow senior Garrett Buegel will be a factor in the high jump.
Senior Tyler Gutbrelet will compete in the hurdles, while Olson has been impressed with senior Caleb Lanham who transfered to Frontier from Williamstown.
"He (Lanham) should really help us as he is just a solid all-around athlete," said Olson.
Phillip Ellis rounds out the senior class while Donovan Boley, Cody Farnsworth, Seth Foutty, and Cole Petty make up what should be a solid junior class.
Frontier will open its season when it travels to Nelsonville-York April 5.