2016 PREVIEW: East Clinton cross country


Compiled by Mark Huber



The East Clinton High School boys cross country team, from left to right, coach Bill Hrabak, Jake Howard, Aiden Henson, John Cline, Elijah Howard, coach Bob Henson; back row, Matt Mathews, Josh Cline, Blake Bronson and Ethan Ambrose.


Downtown Photography

The East Clinton High School girls cross country team, from left to right, front row, Mercadees Gully, Alexandra Hughes, Hannah Pickering and Rebecca Bevan; back row, coach Bill Hrabak, Veronica Brewer, Brittany Wheeler, Emily Cross and coach Bob Henson.


Downtown Photography

COACH

Bill Hrabak, 1st year as cross country coach

COACH’S RECORD

0-0

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Bob Henson

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

7

RETURNING RUNNERS

Boys: Jack Whittenburg, Sr, Blake Bronson, Sr, Elijah Howard, Sr

Girls: Emily Cross, Sr, Veronica Brewer, Jr, Hannah Pickering Sr, Alex Hughes, Soph

KEY NEWCOMERS

Boys: Senior Ethan Ambrose; Junior JT McCarren; Sophomore Zach Mitchell; Freshmen Aiden Henson, John Cline, Jacob Howard, Josh Cline, Matt Mitchell, Avery Wood

Girls: Senior Becca Bevan; Sophomore Brittany Wheeler; Freshman Mersadees Gully

KEY PLAYERS LOST, STATS, HONORS

Boys: Nathan Crouch and Josh Jones

Girls: None

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Best numbers in program history. Possibly will field a full boys varsity, girls varsity, boys junior high and girls junior high teams for the first time ever. Great freshman group along with two good athletes in McCarren and Zach Mitchell. For the girls senior Becca Bevan returns after a year off and budding sophomore track starlet Brittany Wheeler bring some instant credibility to the girls squad

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

Total practice miles and meet experience.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Wilmington and Hillsboro

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM …

A good attitude and lots of young unknowns could make EC a surprise team.

SCHEDULE

Aug 27 Finishtiming.com Inv 9 am @Wilmington College; Aug 30 @West Union

Sept 3 @Ohio Classic; Sept 6 @Western Brown; Sept 8 @Wilmington HS Invitational; Sept 10 @Felicity; Sept 17 @Bethel-Tate; Sept 21 East Clinton Invitational; Sept 24 @George Rogers Inv; Sept 28 @Blanchester

Oct 1 @Washington Invitational; Oct 4 @Goshen; Oct 13 SCOL Championship

The East Clinton High School boys cross country team, from left to right, coach Bill Hrabak, Jake Howard, Aiden Henson, John Cline, Elijah Howard, coach Bob Henson; back row, Matt Mathews, Josh Cline, Blake Bronson and Ethan Ambrose.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_CC_ecboysteam.jpgThe East Clinton High School boys cross country team, from left to right, coach Bill Hrabak, Jake Howard, Aiden Henson, John Cline, Elijah Howard, coach Bob Henson; back row, Matt Mathews, Josh Cline, Blake Bronson and Ethan Ambrose. Downtown Photography

The East Clinton High School girls cross country team, from left to right, front row, Mercadees Gully, Alexandra Hughes, Hannah Pickering and Rebecca Bevan; back row, coach Bill Hrabak, Veronica Brewer, Brittany Wheeler, Emily Cross and coach Bob Henson.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_CC_ecgirlsteam.jpgThe East Clinton High School girls cross country team, from left to right, front row, Mercadees Gully, Alexandra Hughes, Hannah Pickering and Rebecca Bevan; back row, coach Bill Hrabak, Veronica Brewer, Brittany Wheeler, Emily Cross and coach Bob Henson. Downtown Photography

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

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