On your mark, get set, go!

 Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

The 2014-2015 Varsity Cross-Country team. Pictured above are [from left to right] Jack Weakly, Austin King, Maggie Spratt, Madyson Kinsler, Faith Zimmermann and Naomi Gladney. Not pictured are Brenden Suddarth, Allie Smith and Mandy Horne.

The 2014-2015 Varsity Cross-Country team. Pictured above are [from left to right] Jack Weakly, Austin King, Maggie Spratt, Madyson Kinsler, Faith Zimmermann and Naomi Gladney. Not pictured are Brenden Suddarth, Allie Smith and Mandy Horne.

Changes are in store for Elsberry’s Cross Country Program in 2014.

“Elsberry has been moved to Class 2,” said Head Coach Ezra Tillotson.

Most of the schools in that group are private and the majority of those are all male.

“That means our boys are going to get some tremendous competition,” said Tillotson.

Tillotson, who has been coaching cross-country since 1996, said the toughest competition would probably come from schools such as Lutheran St. Charles, Principia and Whitfield.

“Lutheran St. Charles has been a perennial power and they will continue to be,” said Tillotson. “Principia is going to be pretty rough and Whitfield has always produced some really good teams.”

Fortunately, Tillotson will still have the majority of the same talented runners he coached last year.

“We lost Anne Marie Bufford and Anne Heintzelman but I still have some great talent,” said Tillotson.
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