Moddelmog will lead Eagle boys

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor the Canton-Galva track and field team this season: front row (from left), Kaylee Littrell, Abby Ballantyne, Krystal May, Amanda Schmalzried, Garrett Romaine; back row, Travis Unruh, Trey Moddelmog, Lane Wiens, Micah Schroeder, John Percival. Janae Rempel / Free Press

The Canton-Galva track and field team will look to build upon last season?s successes under the direction of third-year coach Jeff Savage.

The Eagle boys finished second as a team twice last season. Returning senior Trey Moddelmog will lead the charge this year, competing in high jump, long jump and triple jump.

?Trey has won the high jump at several meets and will be challenging for a state medal,? Savage said.

Last season, Moddelmog and teammates Garrett Romaine, Ethan Loyd and Travis Unruh competed at state in the Class 2A 4×100 relay but did not advance past the preliminaries. Romaine and Unruh also return as members of that state-qualifying relay.

The Eagles lost state-qualifier Cody Savage to graduation. Savage placed second in the 100 and third in the 200 a year ago.

Coach Savage expects freshman Maddie Snow to be a strong contributor for the girls? team as the season develops.

?(Maddie) will be strong in several events, including high jump, hurdles, 400 and other events,? he said.

Savage said he anticipates a majority of the Eagles? scoring to come from field events.

?With little team speed, we hope to work hard in the field events to place at meets,? he said.

The Eagles will begin the competitive season at Goessel Tuesday.

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