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By Pierre Bibbs

Mustangs Track 2021

Mustangs ready to compete with 12 athletes


March 31, 2021

The 2021 Malta Mustangs High School track team. Back row: Coach Kourtney Simonson, Coach Jennifer Rickett, Coach Andy Schell, Ryker Ackerman, RC Skiff, David Pitman, Connor Tuss, Eion Estill, Cash Salsbery, Rex Williamson, Coach Nick Oxarart, and Head Coach Kaitlyn Smith. Front row: Gavin Slade, Kyle Darrington, Chadon Crnkovich, Thadious Adams, Camryn Mears. Photo by Pierre Bibbs.

The Malta Mustangs Track team returned to practice for the first time in a year, optimistic that they will compete for the first time since 2019.

In 2019, the Mustangs had over 20 athletes and earned second place at the Northern B Divisional. Instead of seeing if they could repeat their success, the track season was grounded due to the threat of COVID-19.

The team is 12 strong this season and hopes to have a strong showing in the 2021 offseason, though the team has no state returners.

Though the team has no returning state competitors, the team does return a few upperclassmen from the 2019...

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