Allen Aase will start his 9th year as Hillcrest's track and field teams coach and his returning team has promise.
The Comets bring back section qualifier Eric Konynenbelt and Abigail Christenson. Both competed in longer distance races, carrying both experience and leadership for Hillcrest's young team that is primed to give fans something to cheer about.
Other returning runners are Kevy and Vanessa Konynenbelt, Tommy Thompson, Hans Frank-Holzner, and Toby Simonsen. Following Hillcrest's two-week Easter vacation, the track team is looking forward to reconnecting as many runners conditioned on the Dominican mission trip and 8 day choir tour.
Track meets begin this week for the squad, that looks forward to building solid relationships on the heels of their hardwork and diligence in conditioning. Hillcrest specializes in long distance events, but is primed to compete in shorter sprints and other field events with newcomers to the program. The first meet is Thursday, April 16 at Pelican Rapids Secondary School.