FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ track team is returning from a stellar 2010 season. Not only was it Big Nine conference champions, but finished second at regionals and 12th in the state.
Losing key players such as Delvi Person in relays, Kristen Jones in the 100 and 200 dash and Trey Branch in discus is never beneficial to a team. Although the plan is to fill those holes with seniors Robert Young in relays, hurdles, and Don Cardwell, also in hurdles, relays. One player in particular who is making a splash for the Cavaliers is freshman Kiyon Bush, who will long jump and run sprints. Bush set a freshman record with a 20- foot long jump.
“Our youth leaves us with a lot of holes to fill,” said coach Kenn Domerese. “Hopefully we’ll be in the top ten (in the state). That’s what we aim for every year.”
Unfortunately, the weather has prevented athletes from competing for roster spots, so it is hard to say who else will contribute for the Cavaliers. With so many untested runners in the mix, coaches are reluctant to predict who could step up this season.
Calls to head coach David Trash for preseason information were not returned before press time.