Coach: Thad Metzger
2012: Ninth in North Central Conference
Returning Letterwinners Seniors Sam Robertson; Wyatt Kisor; Peter Keller.
Buckeye Central?Cross Country:?(front, left) Amy Rietschlin, Alexis Mills, Ashley Pifher, Zoe Rutledge?(middle) Wyatt Kisor, Laura Metzger, Tamara Metzger, Lizbeth Figueroa, Peter Keller (back) Paul Heydinger , Hunter Gray, Sam Robertson, Karsen Kaple, Stone Wurm, Thad Metzger.
Others: Senior Stone Wurm. Junior Paul Heydinger; Karsen Kaple; Freshman Hunter Gray.
Outlook: It's the first season for Metzger, a 2003 Buckeye Central graduate. He has only seven boys on his roster, but said his expectations are reasonably high.
"Basically, I'm looking for a lot of improvement as the year goes, get into the thick of the NCC," Metzger said. "Be in the middle of the NCC, and I have a few guys I think could place at the league meet."
Leading that group is Wurm, a senior who did not run last season.
"He's a clear cut No. 1," Metzger said. "My other three are all pretty close right now: Sam, Wyatt and Peter."
The coach said the players have adapted well to him.
"So far, so good, they're getting used to my difference in coaching style," he said.