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Spartan Track Season Underway District FFA Champions in The 2019 track season started February 25 th , although someone forgot to inform Mother Nature. The cold and wet weather has prevented the team from prac- ticing outdoors and the ability to work on field events. Forty kids between Ansley and Litchfield are out for track. We have 11 girls and 29 boys on each squad. Head coaches for each team are Lynette Finley of Li- tchfield for girls and Ryan Mosier of Ansley for boys. Assistants are Cody Franzen, Troy Schirmer, and Dan Moore. The boys team returns many state qualifiers and placers led by seniors Christopher Paitz and Justin Bailey. All coaches have high expectations for the team as the season progresses and are hoping to re- turn many state qualifiers in hopes of contending for the state track title. Diesel Mechanics. The girls team does not have big numbers and are a very young team. The girl’s squad has one returning senior and state qualifier, Falan Ryan. One goal for the girls is to see improvement as the year progresses and continue to grow with our participation. The first indoor meet at UNK was canceled due to weather. The Loup City/Arcadia meet that was origi- nally scheduled for March 21 st has been rescheduled for April 8 th . The next meet, which will be the first outdoor meet, will be the Pleasanton Invite at Ravenna on March 29 th . Back left to right: Derik Linden, Gavin Cole Sitting left to right: Nathan Wardyn, Ethan Sohrweid