West Geauga’s girls’ cross country team might be short on upperclassmen but the Wolverines have plenty of talent.
The squad returns just three starters but 17th-year head coach Mike Taurasi is confident his youngsters will step up to the challenge of competition this fall.
“The West Geauga girls’ cross country program is very young but excited to establish themselves as a top team in the (Chagrin Valley Conference),” Taurasi said. “The girls need to do their best to support one another with their training, staying healthy, and being successful with their academics. I am very excited to see this young team grow and improve throughout the season.”
Sophomores Maddie Barker and Yvette Petersen are among the returning runners Taurasi has projected to lead the Wolverines this fall.
Barker has a personal best time of 22:06 while Petersen’s is 22:42.
The Wolverines also welcome freshmen Julia Martinez and Skye Hackathorn. Both young runners placed among the Top 20 at the Middle School State Meet last fall.