WAYLAND — With a little play on words with the old AC/DC song "Back in Black," the Wayland-Cohocton boys look to be "back on track" this year under head coach Dan Rizzieri (in his 5th year as head coach and seventh overall) along with assistant John Schnitter.
Following a fine showing at the Class CC sectionals a year ago, finishing 7th out of 19 teams and taking the 4x4 sectional championship, the Golden Eagles are hungry for more of the same in the new spring season.
After going 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the league one year ago the maroon & gold welcome back a half-dozen of experienced veterans to the squad this year. A quartet of seniors make up that bunch with Mitch Wetherbee leading the way in the sprints after being the 2nd leg of that title holding tandem from last year's 4x4 squad. Anthony Sarago was 3rd in the discus and 5th in the shot in the sectionals in '17. Colton Moir is back in the hurdles and jumps, along with Ben Wilkinson in distance running.
The pair of returning juniors include Izzy McClure who finished 2nd in the shot in last year's post-season competition, while Zach Babbitt will run sprints again this year. Coach Rizzieri's mentioned top newcomers Deandre Green, a sophomore sprinter and jumper, along with 8th grade distance man Tyler Jordan.
Coach Dan is confident this group can make some improvements with hard work and determination during the new season which gets underway on Tuesday, April 10 when the Golden Eagles, along with rivals, Dansville take a trip to Bath for a 4:30 p.m. encounter.
Go Golden Eagles!