Kee boys track team fields 18 competitors for first-year head coach Beth Moline

2020 Kee boys track team ... Left to right - Front row: Ben Franceschetti, Carter Goetzinger, Tom Troendle, Deepanshu Dabas, Will Mooney, Jackson Poley, Pete Boland; Back row: Dalton Dibert, Brayden Mathis, Daniel Wagner, Damon Weber, Chris Wagner, Jaylen Drape, Tyson Cota, Chance Colsch, Coach Beth Moline. Not pictured: Nick Buege. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee boys track team is entering its 2020 season with a new face at the helm of the program but not necessarily a new face to track and field within the Eastern Allamakee Community School District, and certainly not a new face to the track and field athletic scene. Beth Moline will be taking over the head coaching reins for this year’s Hawk boys, replacing Pat Wagner after he assumed the Kee boys varsity basketball head coaching position this past winter and ended his multi-year stint at the Hawk track and field coaching helm.

Moline graduated from Bangor High School in Wisconsin, where she etched her name among the state’s track and field elite during her senior season by winning the Wisconsin Division 3 State Championship in the long jump, finished as the State Runner-Up in the 300 meter low hurdles and also qualified in the high jump and the 4x400 relay. After high school graduation she coached high school track and field at Wisconsin Dells High School, serving as the jump specialist coach for two years before being compelled to compete once again and joining the women’s track and field team at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she participated in jump events. For the past two seasons, Moline has coached girls track for Kee Middle School before inheriting a Kee High School boys program that has fielded 18 participants in this season’s early preparation.

The Hawks were scheduled to get their 2020 season underway at an indoor invitational at Wartburg College in Waverly Tuesday, March 17 and the Upper Iowa Conference Indoor Invitational at Luther College in Decorah Friday, March 27, but both of those meets have been canceled due to concerns and precautions regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Kee’s first outdoor meet was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 2 at the Waukon Early Bird but has also fallen victim to the pandemic.

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