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Ellis rings in new tone for boys track

A new boys  track season has ushered in a new tone , a new belief, new athletes and new coaches.

“I expect the boys will improve over the course of the season and will continually get better,” said Lowell boys track coach Sarah Ellis.

The new coach’s expectations span beyond the track and sound similar in text to that of girls cross country, which Ellis also coaches.

“I expect this team to grow in more ways than one. They are learning the basics right now – being competitive, disciplined and how to be a good teammate,” Ellis explained. “I believe all of this will happen.”

Returning from a year ago are Sean Khodl, distance; Matt Kyllonen, high jump and 400;Robert Becker, 400, discus and shot put; and Jake Meyer returns after taking off his junior year. He will contribute in the long jump and sprint relays.

New promising faces include Bryce Hrusovsky, hurdles; Robby Coffey, pole vault; Leighton Watson, long jump, relays and shot put; Dylan Brower, relays; and Zach Kaywood sprint relays.

“It’s to early to tell how we will do in the O-K White, but I know we’ll be better than in recent years,” Ellis said.

The new Lowell coach wants this year’s story to be about the comeback of Lowell boys track.

“From the worst team in the conference to a more disciplined and competitive team,” she concludes.