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August 15, 2013

Area boys XC teams looking for more success

Area boys XC teams looking for more success

Logansport’s boys cross country team has been on a good run of late and coach Chuck Ladow is looking for that to continue this fall.

The Berries have a veteran group back that includes last year’s MVP, Kyle Jordan, who is back for his senior season.

Another runner who would cross the line first at times a year ago as a freshman is back in Jacob Graf.

“They give us a good 1-2 punch,” Ladow said. “We should be solid. If everyone stays healthy we should be as good as we’ve been the last three or four years.”

Alex Calisto, who finished fifth in the state in the 800-meter run in track last spring looks to be the Berries’ No. 3 runner in cross country.

“He’s struggling right now with an arch injury but he should be running three,” Ladow said.

Senior newcomer Orlando Toloza looks to be the fourth runner, according to the Logan coach.

“After that we’ve got a bunch competing for the last three varsity spots,” Ladow said. “Zach Hoover, a junior, and Trevor Benn, a sophomore, are running well. Logan Marshall is a JV runner from last year has worked really hard and is making a hard push for the top seven. Fabian Luna as well.

“We’ve got three freshmen out. Kenny Echols was the No. 1 runner as an eighth grader last year and is running pretty well.”

The goals remain to win sectional and North Central Conference titles. The Berries were close last year at both.

“Western will be tough to beat. We want to get that sectional title back from them,” Ladow said. “We’d like see if we can dethrone Huntington in the NCC.”

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The Comets return last year’s Cass County and Midwest Conference champion Seth Cousins for his junior year.

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