Peder Naatz has been coaching track and field for 26 years, but he has never experienced a year like 2020 when his United Clay Becker Badgers got an unexpected year off from competition.
“With not having a season in 2020, I look to see a lot of new faces and look forward to beginning the season,” said Naatz. “It may take a while to get everyone situated where they belong but with strong numbers, we hope to fill our events. Track and Field is a number game and you need a lot of kids to have a successful team.”
Returning varsity letter winners include Zeb Lewis, Garrett Cossette, Cole Sunde, Shane Todd, John Jacobson and Mayson Gillespie.
“We are looking for a large number of kids to join us this season,” said Naatz. “Hopefully we can build up a couple of strong relays as the season progresses. We will have to spend a lot of time evaluating our kids to see where they will fit best and have the most success.”