Boys Track and Field Hoping for a Runaway Season


Hayden Rozzo, Reporter

Lakeview Boys Track has high hopes this season after having a handful of returning athletes and gaining plenty of new runners with bright outlooks.

Returning senior Charles Powlosky is looking to have another state-bound season after placing second in the shot put as a junior, he has already broken his previous record by launching a 57-foot 1-inch throw in the quad meet on April 5th.

After a running with a challenging injury last year one of the teams returning seniors Glen Tolliver has to miss his last season after a bad car wreck. Even though he can’t run with us he still comes to practices and helps coach younger runners and keeps spirits high with the humor and guidance he brings.

Tolliver said, “Even though I couldn’t run this year, it was still great to see the younger guys put in the work to fill the gaps, after seeing them in practice you can see their love for the sport. They clearly want to compete and make progress in the meets and I’m happy to help them along the way.”

Returning junior Cole Oriti put the work in during the offseason and has shown great improvement and is hoping to have a high-scoring season as one of the main runners for the team. After working with our speed training coach Paul Farr, Oriti has become a great leader for our younger athletes filling the shoes of the multiple seniors we lost.

Oriti said, “We have a lot of young guys that stood up in places where we needed them and they stood up where we need them to help have a contending team this year.

Many of the new and returning sophomores have shown their promise this year such as Sam Harper and Luca Comochisto, who were both point-scoring athletes as freshmen and are looking to have a standout season this year. Luca in the 400 and hurdles and Sam in the long jump and the 4×1. First-year sophomores Isiah Warner and Hayden Bartrum have bright futures scoring points in some of their first meets.

The new freshmen have shown great focus and progress this season with many of the distance runners scoring points in beginning meets and sprinter Caden Baldwin has yet to back down from any challenge our coaches throw at him.

With all the new and old talent the team has they should be able to have a breakout season with the possibility of multiple state runners, jumpers, and throwers.