cross country coach Maggie Wolgamot seems a little more at ease this year as
the 2017 season begins on Saturday.
Wolgamot was named
head coach one day before school started last year and just six days before
the first race of the season and now has finally had time to implement her
own training schedule as the Trojans head to New Prairie for the NIC Stomp.
“The girls know me
better and I know them better,” Wolgamot said. “The excitement of getting
better is clearly there for us and they know I’m excited for them. I think
that’s palpable. The girls want to be a part of a competitive program. We
have to be able to train to compete with the teams in this area.”
A few of the
Trojans went to Wolgamot’s old stomping grounds over the summer at a Camp in
the Smokey Mountains.
“A few of the girls
went to Camp and found out what it’s like to be elite,” Wolgamot said. “I
think that will really help.”
seven in led by junior Shelby Bullock.
stepped up her summer training,” Wolgamot said. “We only lost two seniors
from last year, so our top kids are pretty much all back.”
Junior Kara Krol
has found her way into the top seven, as have seniors Rachel Hoffmann and
A trio of freshmen
including Nalani Malackowski, Taylor Edwards and Frances Clancy also have
moved their names into the top seven.
“We have a stronger
top seven than we did last year and our returning girls are faster than they
were last year,” Wolgamot said. “We want to be competitive in the Region. If
we do that, we’ll have a chance to get to State.”