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Fostoria Boys Cross Country

August 31, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Coach: Kim Cousin.

2012: Sixth in Northern Buckeye Conference

Returning letterwinners: Senior C.J. Matheney. Sophomores Sam Grine; Aquiles Estrada.

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Fostoria Cross Country:?(front, left) Austin Struble, Austyn Ray, Aquiles Estrada, Zack Vitt, Hariket Bilodia (middle) Raven Rodgers, Anastasia Gross, Keeley May, Andrea Keckler, Taylor Keeley, Adrianna Eufracio (back) Traci Papenfus, Alan Cross, Sam Grine, Hunter Kauffman, C.J. Matheny, Peter Nunez, Kim Cousin.

Others: Seniors Alan Cross; Peter Nuez; Austyn Ray. Sophomores Hunter Kauffman; Hariket Bilodia; Austin Sauber; Zach Vitt. Freshman Tyler Schernego.

Outlook: There are veterans, non-letterwinners and different classes, but there are also similarities among the runners.

"Looking at the kids that lettered last year and looking at the kids that are new coming in, they're all athletes. They know what it takes to be a competitor," Cousin said.

"In the younger kids, ... I've really seen these [veterans] pulling these kids to get up there and step up to the plate and be a competitor and bring your 'A' game to practice every day and just put forth your best effort," she said.

"They all seem to get along, they push each other," she said. "We have the numbers and I really believe they can do well as long as they stay together."

Matheney returns after gaining first-team NBC honors in cross country and running at the regional track meet.

The other two veterans bring experience, and Cross - who sat out last year after running as a freshman and sophomore - and Nuez each bring talent to the team, Cousin said.

And the numbers are good, she added, though the Redmen find themselves with no juniors and just one freshman.

However, Cousin thinks that latter class might see an increase during the first few weeks of school.

"I think that number will change once school starts, as far as the freshmen go," she said. "Sometimes it's hard to get incoming freshmen to switch their level of thinking and I really believe that once school starts, then I'm probably going to gain maybe a couple more boys, which would be really nice."

 
 

 

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