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Boys Track Preview - Lancers Bolster Numbers and Look to Compete

An influx of new talent into the Lancer boys track team for the 2022 season will allow our boys to field a competitive team and cover all 17 events this season with the 23 athletes now on the roster. Our five returning athletes are joined by 18 new members, returning the squad to its pre-pandemic normal number of athletes on the boys squad.

Returning letterwinners include two seniors: distance runner Shawn Egerer and sprinter/jumper Sho Fukasawa. Head Coach Abbey Bubolz commented, “(The boys) fill out all 17 events that we have very well so we are excited to see what they can accomplish.” She also noted that with all the new athletes it’s hard to predict how the boys might do in the Big East conference, but she will hope to improve upon last year’s place.

Junior Seth Ciha and senior Shawn Egerer, the middle two Lancer runners in this 2021 race, are two of the returning athletes to the Lancer boys track and field team. File photo.

Besides her head coaching duties, Bubolz coaches the mid-distance, distance, and hurdles athletes. She is joined by assistant coaches Kathy Kock (sprints and throws) and Tom Winter (high jump, long jump, and triple jump).

Boys track’s first meet is their one and only indoor meet of the season, the Earl Hebert Boys Invitational held at JFK Fieldhouse at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc this Thursday, March 24th. The Lancers will be competing against many Division 1 and 2 schools at this meet, which starts at 4:15pm. (The girls indoor meet at JFK Fieldhouse is the day after, on Friday.)

The first outdoor meet is a quadrangular scheduled at Hilbert High School on Tuesday, April 5th. The outdoor season then continues similarly to other years with one or two meets a week. The Big East Conference meet is in Reedsville on Monday, May 16th, followed by WIAA Regionals at Hilbert on Monday, May 23rd and WIAA Sectionals at Rosholt on Thursday, May 26th. The season culminates at the State Track Meet June 3rd and 4th at UW-La Crosse.

Fans are encouraged to come to all the meets! With the 2022 season back to its normal March to early June timeframe compared to last year’s late season, Coach Bubolz reminds us, “Don't forget to dress warm, Spectators. Stock up on hand warmers now and don't put your winter coats away; the early-April meets will be cold.”

Come to JFK Fieldhouse Thursday to enjoy the non-cold, indoor early-season track competition and cheer for our Lancer athletes! Admission is $3, and concessions will be available.


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