Mitchell track boasts strong numbers
     2014-03-27      By Elizabeth Gross   
Photo Courtesy of The Index - Members of the 2014 Mitchell boys track team are, front from left, Adam Schlotthauer, Cole Beaver, Tate Harvey, Levi Avila, Vinicius Da Silva. Middle row from left, Garrett Tinsley, Marquis Droddy, Tony Vasquez, Chase Watson, Drew Gilliland, Cody Mueller, Darryn Walters. Back row from left, Dylan Schneider, Edward Grentz, Trevor Wood, Joseph Pieper, Jayden Snyder, Brady Brown, Christian Perez. Not pictured: Zach Pieper, Garret Braman, Abe Hernandez, Colby Eberspecher. Head Coach-Michelle Peters, Asst. Coaches- Mike Harriger, Jayson Gregory, Joe Yauney, Glen Eberspecher.  
MITCHELL — This season looks to be a productive one for the Mitchell Tigers. There are 50 boys and girls going out for this year’s team. Many of those members are letter winners and six state qualifiers.

“We are excited and have been working very hard to prepare for this season,” said head coach Michelle Peters.

Peters’ goal this season is to make the Tigers competitive at every tournament and winning Western Conference gold. Watch out for Taylor Peters, McKenna Zulkoski, Aspen Reifschneider, and Kady Lower this season.

“We also have some very talented 9th grade girls that will definitely have a huge impact on our girls’ team,” said Peters.

On the boys side keep an eye out for Levi Avila, Tate Harvey, Adam Schlotthauer, Drew Gilliland, Chris Armstrong, and Colby Eberpecher.

Senior Levi Avila is one of the region’s top middle distance runners after claiming a bronze medal in the Class B State meet last year in the 800 with a time of 2:01.18. Avila will also be looking to improve on his 15th place State finish in the 1,600 meters.

The Tigers will also get points from senior Adam Schlotthauer in the jumps and sprints. Last year Schlotthauer’s best effort in the triple jump was a respectable 42’1.5”. He is looking to also return to the state meet in that event after placing 18th last year.

Junior Chris Armstrong is coming off a solid 2013 season in the pole vault where he cleared 12 feet at the Western Conference meet and will be working toward a state-qualifying season. Sophomore Drew Gilliland will be a top contender in the hurdles.

Peters said there are also many talented ninth grade boys to this year’s team.

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