Salina South Cross Country Head Coach Travis Peterson is entering his 10th season at his post, and the Cougars continue growing under his leadership.
Last season, the Lady Cougars were steps away from making a state appearance, and the young roster of boys kept developing, which should lead to an exciting 2022 on both sides.
“On the girls side we return two really strong runners, and have one newcomer that will contribute right away,” said Peterson, previewing this fall. “Boys side we are very young and expect to see progress throughout the year.”
Olivia Mancino-Hinde returns as a state qualifier from a year ago; however, Josten Fisher is the only other varsity girl that returns for South. On the boys side, the Cougars return Korbin Dykes, Ryan Brown, Grady Smith, and Dayton Hudson, who all ran varsity last year. Although young, that varsity experience could prove to be very valuable as they begin this season. Knowing what to expect heading into a season, as well as knowing what to expect in varsity competition will help to push them forward.
Coach Peterson expects a few new Lady Cougar to step in immediately as leaders. “Alina Arceo will be a instant-contributor on the girls side,” said Peterson. “Jayden Piepho should also contribute as a freshman on the girls side.”
Peterson also said he expects Kyler Webb to be one of their top runners as a freshman on the boys side.
The South High Cross Country teams will begin their season on Thursday, September 1st in Great Bend. On Saturday, October 8th they’ll run in Salina in a meet hosted by Central at Bill Burke Park. And the postseason will begin on Saturday, October 15th at the AVCTL Meet in El Dorado.
COMPLETE 2022 SALINA SOUTH CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE
|Thursday, Sep 1, 2022|
|Meet||10:00 AM||Away vs. Great Bend||Lake Barton Course|
|Thursday, Sep 8, 2022|
|Meet||3:30 PM||Away vs. Hesston||Hesston Golf Park|
|Thursday, Sep 15, 2022|
|Meet||4:30 PM||Away vs. Buhler||Prairie Ridge Cross Country Course Hutchinson, Ks|
|Saturday, Oct 1, 2022|
|Meet||10:00 AM||Away vs. Junction City||Milford St Park-JCHS Cross Country Course|
|Saturday, Oct 8, 2022|
|Meet||9:00 AM||Away vs. Salina Central||Bill Burke Park|
|Saturday, Oct 15, 2022|
|AVCTL Meet||10:00 AM||Away vs. Maize South||Wartick Farms El Dorado|
|Saturday, Oct 22, 2022|
|Regional||TBD||Away vs. TBA|
|Saturday, Oct 29, 2022|
|State||TBD||Away vs. TBA|