Team Spotlight - Cedar Falls High School, Boys
This interview features the Cedar Falls High School boys team, interview with head coach Troy Becker. In 2011 cross country, Cedar Falls won the Mississippi Valley Conference and 4A Districts – Cedar Falls, and was 2nd in the State Meet. However, they lost 5 of their top 7 to graduation and will be looking to rebuild behind Jamime Zarate (senior, 19th at State, 15:47) and Timothy Sevcik (junior, 27th at State, 15:59). They’ll get help from an incoming freshmen group that finished 4th in the Washburn Statewide MS/JH XC Classic, led by Austin Wallestad (5th) and Jake Hartman (8th).
School, location (city, state) - Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, IA
Team (boys, girls, both) – Boys
Head Coach – Troy Becker
Assistant Coach(es) - Jeff Hartman
Top (state level) athletes; name, grade, PR’s –
Jaime Zarate, senior, 5k XC(15:45)
Timothy Sevcik, junior, 5k XC (15:59)
Key(s) to the success of your team – This will be a rebuilding year from our State Runner-up team last year. We lost 5 of our top 7.
Your favorite meet(s) – Rich Engel Classic
What you most love about cross country - That every athlete has the opportunity to compete and is able to experience the same hill, the same conditions, and share it with each other regardless of their ability.
Teams you most enjoy competing against - Mississippi Valley Conference Teams (MVC). Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Linn Mar.
Team goals for the season – Finish in the top 10 at the State meet.
See the IOWATFXC.COM Cedar Falls HS webpage at https://ia.milesplit.com/teams/CEDAR .