Elyria Christian School track and field coach Bobby Childs knew to temper expectations in 2014, considering the program was brand new.

Elyria Christian School track and field coach Bobby Childs knew to temper expectations in 2014, considering the program was brand new.
For 2015, the expectations are a little higher.
“Our goal is to send an athlete or two to state this year,” Childs said. “[I’m] excited for another season of track and our ability to improve upon only the second year of our program.”
The Eagles do have some talent capable of at least making it to Wichita the May 29-30 for the all-class state track meet. Senior Darian Trost, who qualified for the state cross country meet this past season, is expected to run the distance events well for ECS.  The senior has signed a letter of intent to run cross country for Butler Community College after graduation.
Junior Aaron Porter actually just missed qualifying for state last year and looks to correct that in 2015. He, also, is a distance runner and will also participate in the relay races.
Ethan Price, a senior, and sophomore Luke Ingram both have boys’ varsity experience from 2014 that they are looking to build upon this season.
For the girls, sophomore Misha Redenbuagh is a mid-distance runner that will make some waves in meets this year.
Childs is also looking forward to a trio of freshman joining the Eagles in Tyler Thiessen, Jaden Starburg and Brian Fendall. All three participate in the track events, with Thiessen also a long jumper.
The Eagles will open the 2015 season April 7 at Goessel.

Schedule
Track and Field
April 7 — Goessel Invitational; April 14 — Remington Invitational; April 21 — Hesston Invitational; April 28 — Marion Invitational; May 14 — Wheat State League meet.

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