"Bart has a lot of potential," said Coach Kramer. "It is just tough to find time for him to practice. He is a dual sport athlete and is not benefiting from much practice time. Bart could be a really good thrower, but I am afraid he may never reach his full potential, until he dedicates more time to the throws."
In the long jump, the Rams had three new jumpers make their debut. Devin Peterson led the way with a personal best of 19'2" to finish in 14th place out of 51 jumpers in competition. Newcomer Brett Peifer finished two spots back in 16th with a jump of 18'10."
"Devin came out late last year and you can see his potential," Kramer said. "I am excited to see Brett out for track and field this year. I really feel he has a lot of potential and you could see some really good things from him by the end of the season."
Another newcomer Spencer Shadwell was just behind Brett in 22nd place with a jump of 18'5."
"Spencer gives us some speed and this year and it is great to see him out for track," Kramer said. "These three guys give us some depth in the jumps and hopefully we can get them up over the,20-foot barrier by the end of the season."
Another newcomer is Jordan Smith in the high jump.
"Jordan made his debut with a high jump worth remembering, as he placed 8th with a fine jump of 5'10," Coach Kramer said. "Jordan had two really good attempts at 6 feet, but just nicked the bar on way down. Jordan's jump puts him in a tie for #6 on the 1A list for the high jump, so far this year."
Tyler Hendryx, a state finalist in the high jump last year, went out at 5'8" to finish in 12th place.