Waukon boys track and field team returns 11 letterwinners for one of smallest squads in recent memory during 2024 campaign

Waukon 2024 boys track team ... Left to right - Front row: Trevor Block, Isaac Reisinger, Brandon Leppert, Ethan Gibbs, Caleb Helgerson, Skyler Dugan, Wyatt Gulla, Jack O’Neill, Colton O’Neill, Kelby Cahalan, Conner Stilwell; Second row: Cody Dunham, Ethan Kelly, Keagan Palmer, Joey Courtney, Dajian Mitchell, Jared Snitker, Brayden Engrav, Zach Perkins, Jacob Jones; Third row: Jeremiah Howe, Tryston Johnson, Issiah Moudy, Sam Stock, Brandon Teslow, Jaxon Brinkman, McKinley Rostvold, Noah Evans, Draemon Berger; Fourth row: Trystin Crawford, Jaxon Regan, Trent Schullo, Tade McCormick, Graine Curtin, Judah Johnson, Carson Hager, Micheal Duncklee; Back row: Parker Yohe, McKyan Egan, Ethan Baker, Garrison Byrnes, Kaeden Sullivan, Preston Dietrich. Not pictured: Damon Berger and Pryson Rasmussen.

Waukon boys track 2024 returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Isaac Reisinger, Ethan Gibbs, Skyler Dugan, Wyatt Gulla, Jack O’Neill, Colton O’Neill. Back row: Garrison Byrnes, Judah Johnson, Graine Curtin, Jaxon Brinkman. Not pictured; Pryson Rasmussen.

The 2024 Waukon boys track and field team will experience the spectrum of participation perspective this spring. On the high side of that spectrum is the fact that one-fourth of this season’s participants will bring back letterwinning experience from previous seasons, but on the opposite end of that spectrum is the fact that the experienced one-fourth is part of only 44 total participants, the smallest participation numbers veteran head coach Ted Snitker has seen in his tenure - down considerably from his highest participation numbers ever of 71 team members just two seasons ago.

Within this season’s 44 competitors, 11 of them bring back varsity letterwinning experience, and some of those have multiple years of that experience. A trio of seniors in Skyler Dugan, Wyatt Gulla and Jack O’Neill will join forces with the largest returning class of veterans in the seven juniors that include Jaxon Brinkman, Garrison Byrnes, Graine Curtin, Ethan Gibbs, Judah Johnson, Pryson Rasmussen and Isaac Reisinger, along with a lone letterwinning sophomore returnee in Colton O’Neill, to make up this season’s varsity veteran core.

The Indians were scheduled to get their team competition season underway Tuesday, March 19 at the Northeast Iowa Conference Indoor Meet at Luther College in Decorah. The Waukon boys will then begin their outdoor schedule at the Sumner-Fredericksburg Invitational Tuesday, March 26 before the track Tribe will host its own Early Bird Invitational Thursday, March 28.

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