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By David Martin

Track team off to a good start


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Caleb Nathan and Eric Clingenpeel run along the track at Green River High School Monday afternoon during practice for the Wolves track and field team.

Early into the season, Green River High School's track and field program already have standouts expected to do well at the state meet in Casper May 19-21.

"The kids have been working hard," head coach Dan Hansen said.

Hansen said the main goal at this time is to help the athletes get into shape for the later competitions and refine their technique. While preparation is key early in the season, Hansen said he's seen some surprise performances as well. Hansen said some of the girls have stood out early in the season, saying Andri Dewey, Josie Givens, and Emily White have excelled in their respective events. Hansen said the boys continue to improve in their events.

"As a team, we continue to refine skills and get in better shape," Hansen said. "We're looking for better marks."

Hansen, in his first year as head coach at GRHS, said the transition into his role has been a positive one, calling the experience a group success project involving all levels of the district, from the administration to students. While a few are already qualified for the state meet, Hansen said he's talking to the group about being a team and push one another to improve.

"That will ultimately make us the best team we can be," Hansen said.


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