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United Clay Becker Boys Track and Field (Season Preview)

By Craig Olson, 04/04/21, 4:00PM CDT


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.”