(Elk Horn) Sixteen athletes make up the 2013 Spartan boys track team at Exira-EHK.
Among the top returners for the Exira-EHK this season will be senior Cole Anderson. Anderson finished 4th in the state last year in the 400 Meter Dash and missed qualifying for the state meet in the 100 Meter Dash on a photo finish. Co-head coach Scott Yates is looking for big things from Anderson this year especially after Anderson went out for cross-country this year to help him improve. Coach Yates says Anderson’s leadership role as a senior has already started to make an impact through the first week of practice.
A pair of junior sprinters could be in for big seasons as welll. Brett Johnson and Nick Peppers each ran on Exira-EHK’s state qualifying 4X100 Meter relay team last year. According to coach Yates Johnson is looking very healthy after a back injury last year and Peppers was 'flying' during 40-yard dashes in practice earlier this week.
Sophomore Drew Peppers (pictured) returns as one of the top 800 runners from last season. Drew Peppers will likely be utilized in a wide variety of events this year for Exira-EHK.
Exira-EHK’s first scheduled competition is set for March 26th at the Audubon early bird meet.