The 2013 Clopton Middle School cross country team hopes to repeat its success from the 2012 season, when the girls squad captured the EMO Conference title.
The girls have returning runners Katelynn Hammett, Katie Suddarth, Larissa White and newcomer Ashtyn Eisenhower, all of whom are eighth graders.
“These girls are very hard working and know what it takes to win meets,” said Head Coach Colleen O’Brien. “I know that they will push each other and run like a team to bring home medals and places.”
The Clopton Middle School boys team will be made up of all new runners. They are seventh graders Donovan Denslow, Austin Lagemann, John Ray and eighth graders Landon Hall, Matt Klopcic and Will Reuther.
“I’m excited to have a full team for the boys after seeing how well the girls finished last season,” O’Brien said.