(Harlan) For the first time in many, many years someone other than Ken Carstens is the head coach of the Harlan boys track team.
Harlan graduate Sam Brummer is taking things over for the retired Carstens. His expectations for the team are very simple, saying he wants them to always compete. Competing against good teams, he says, is the only way to get better.
Harlan took a limited number of runners to the South Dakota meet and also competed at Buena Vista last week with a win in the 4X800 being one of the highlights. They found a lot of younger runners that can help the team.
Coach Brummer says the overall numbers are up...to about 40 kids out. Many of the newcomers are in the distance events which coach Brummer thinks may be a strength of the team.
Harlan has pushed Glenwood in the conference the last couple of years. Don't be surprised to see that again. Coach Brummer says they've already seen good things from Lewis Central and Kuemper Catholic in the field events plus Creston has a lot of good distance events returning. Harlan's next time on the track will be the Hawkeye 10 North Division Meet at Kuemper Catholic.
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