(Page won their third straight D3 State Title last year with 77 points.-photo by John Hays)
Page return 4 of their Sand Devil squad from last year's State Championship. Their top boy Bowen Martin (Jr.) ran 16:16 early in the season and has improved significantly in the spring, becoming the top returner in Division III for 3200 meters. His teammate Dorian Daw (Sr.) was Page's top finisher in the D3 race at the Cross-Country State Meet. This spring he took 5th in both the Division III 1600m and 3200m races at the Track and Field State Meet. Morgan Fowler (Jr.) and Cullen Nockideneh (Sr.) have also made some significant improvements on the oval. Morgan lowered his 3200 time to 10:09.69 at the Scottsdale Distance Classic and Cullen ran a PR of 2-flat in the 800 meters at the DIII State Meet. Finally, Senior Jacob Secody could step up as a 5th man for the Sand Devils this season. Jacob ran 17:32.29 at the Four Corners Invitational early last season and this spring he clocked 10:43.05 for 3200m.
Coach Lane Says...
Who are your top returners?
My top returners are Dorian Daw, Cullen Nockideneh, Bowen Martin and Morgan Fowler.
Do you have any impact freshman or incoming transfers?
Right now the only freshman that I am aware of is Rex Martin. We will see if he is able to make an impact. I'm not aware of any transfers at this point.
What meets are you keying in on this year?
State is our main focus. We us the others to prepare for State. We want to improve week to week.
How has your preseason training been going?
Our summer base training has been going well. A few of the boys live outside of Page so I haven't seen them all summer, but I have been giving them weekly mileages to hit.
Have you set any goals as a team?
The team goal is to continue to be one of the top boys programs in the entire state. I'll have them make a specific goal once practice begins. Of course defending the State Title is a high priority to the boys.
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