Evart distance runner looking forward to next season

EVART — Andrew Booher had a promising freshman season for Evart’s track team and is looking forward to the future.

He ran the 800 and sometimes the 4x8 and 4x4 during the past spring season.

“I just wanted to beat my time and stuff,” he said of the 800. “I went in there running at 2:30 and finished the season at about 2:22. I start out fast. I just have to learn how to keep a good pace.”

In the fall, Booher will play football. Recently, he was at a two-day camp at Grand Valley State University.

“I learned a lot at the linebacker position,” Booher, who has played that at position and offensive lineman at Evart, said.

Right now, he figures on playing at the JV level this fall. It was the only camp he attended this summer outside of what Evart had last week.

Looking ahead to his sophomore track season, Booher realizes some key runners have graduated from the Evart roster and he’ll have to help fill in the gaps.

“I just want to continue to help us be Highland Conference champs and go to the state once again,” Booher said. “We lost Max (Hodges) but we have runners like Santana Scott coming back. We’ll still be strong in distances.”

Booher hopes to get in the 2:10 to 2:15 range in the 800 next season. He expects to also run the relays again. He’s also doing some running this summer. Also a basketball player, Booher said football is his favorite sport.

“I’ve played it since the third grade,” he said. “It’s nothing in particular.”