Bennett Andersen runs a leg of the 4x400 relay for Oak Harbor last season. (Photo by John Fisken)

Bennett Andersen runs a leg of the 4x400 relay for Oak Harbor last season. (Photo by John Fisken)

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor boys track

Coach: Jay Turner.

2019 record: Seventh in Wesco North, 12th in district.

Returning lettermen: seniors Lincoln Basett, Justin Campbell, Gabriel Daggett, Michael Gomez, Peyton Horn, Brandon Parham, Dallas Riddle-Stevens, Luke Turner; juniors Bennett Andersen (second-team, all-league 4×400), Brenden Andersen, Brecken Collins, Chris Hoppock, Matt Kelley, Caden Leckelt (second-team, all-league 4×400), Jake Mitten, Riley Williamson; sophomores Cooper Billiter, Jacob Kendal, James Mayne, Ryan Metz.

Key newcomers: juniors Ethen Decherong, Ezra Decherong; sophomores John Leete, Kaito White; freshmen Noah Turner, Shane Warden.

Strengths: Depth, attitude, work ethic.

Weakness: Inexperience.

Coach’s comment: “(We hope) to improve and have a great experience.”

First competition: Island Jamboree (Oak Harbor), 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

First meet: Archbishop Murphy at Oak Harbor, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2.

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