Cougar track and field primed for 2014
By SEAN LaFONTAINE
Times Bulletin Correspondent
VAN WERT — Expectations are high for the Van Wert boys and girls track teams this spring - despite losing one of the most decorated runners in school history.
Gone from last year’s squad is 2013 800-meter run Division II State champion and 2014 1,600-meter runner-up Jared Fleming, who has taken his talents to Kent State University.
Also gone is Kase Schalois, a multiple-time state qualifier who is now running at Ohio Northern.
Despite the losses, Coach Mark Collins has a host of very talented runners returning this spring.