Track and field preview: Senior-heavy Moose Lake-Willow River ready to compete

The Rebels' next meet is April 20.

Moose Lake-Willow River's Skyla Thompson clears the bar during a 2019 meet in Esko. Thompson is one of two returning state qualifiers for the Rebels in 2021. (Tyler Shank / File / Pine Journal)

Head coaches: Noah Jurek

Assistant coaches: Adam Whelan, Sarah Thompson, Carrie Sanda, Joe Bustrak

Returning athletes: Seniors Grant Petit, Ben Steen, Maverick Koecher, Carter Johnson, Blake Overland, Sam Stadin, Adam Olson, Brody Motz, Kelli Granquist, Skyla Thompson.

New faces: "We are excited for every athlete to surprise us after losing out on the season last year," coach Noah Jurek said.

Next meet: April 20 against Esko and Wrenshall


Team strengths: "Strength and determination," Jurek said. "Our athletes are aware that nothing is guaranteed."

Coach's assessment

"This team is fun, positive and excited to have a track and field season," Jurek said. "The coaching staff is looking forward to working with this great group of athletes."

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