Track and field preview: Barnum strives to regain 2019 form

The Bombers' first meet is April 13.

Barnum senior Garrett Coughlin practices throwing the shot put Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jamey Malcomb /

Head coaches:

  • Boys: Rich Newman
  • Girls: Jill Litfin

Returning athletes:

  • Boys: Garrett Coughlin, shot put and discus; Conner McNulty, hurdles; Max Moors, distance; Aiden Litfin, high jump and relays
  • Girls: Reese Miletich, Brooke Doran, Kyra Heaton

New faces:

  • Boys: Jeremy Halvorson, Hayden Charboneau, Joe Peterson, Caden Scheff
  • Girls: Rayna Klejeski

First meet: April 13 at Two Harbors

Team strengths: "We have talented and dedicated athletes that are striving to improve every day," coach Jill Litfin said.


Biggest challenge: The team is still working to get back to where it was in 2019 after missing the 2020 season, according to Litfin.

Coach's assessment

"Our team is really taking shape," Newman said. "We have been able to be outside from the first day of practice. We are a little short on numbers, but we have a great group to work with. We are happy we were able to schedule meets this year and that our conference worked together to provide an opportunity for all athletes to compete. We are looking forward to the first meet to see where our kids are at. "

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