Evart cross country season an unknown for coach

EVART – Evart’s cross country runners gathered at the football stadium/fairgrounds complex on Friday to get ready for another practice in preparing for what already has been an unusual season.

Coach Kevin Mills is leading the charges again for Evart.

“I have no idea what the season will look like,” Mills said. “You may have athletes who choose to sit out the season for various health reasons. We have a good strong team coming back. We’ll be better than last season.”

Kinkade De Breuil will be among the top runners coming back for Evart.

“Jeffrey Junker ran middle school for me and is coming back this year,” Hess said. “Angelus Hoffman wants to beat Kindake. Cory is the spirit of the team. He has great backbone for keeping the energy going.

“For the girls, Sophia Scott has been looking strong. Breanna Cass is excited about the season. I have a new freshman, Harley Landenburg who will be up there running with them.”

Mills said he’s hoping to have the late September invitational at Spring Hill still take place in accordance with social distancing standards.

They can’t have more than 70 runners in a race.

“Hopefully we’ll have at least two conference races there,” Mills said. “We’re increasing the number of meets.”

By having tri-meets instead of jamborees in which all eight Highland Conference schools compete, the number of runners will be smaller, Mills pointed out.

Evart ran Friday at Northern McBain Michigan Christian to open the season.