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1997 Boys' Track and Field Preview | Six Teams to Watch

El Toro

March 10, 1997

Coach: Larry Nitta (fourth year).

1996: 5-0 league dual-meet record, Sea View League champion, Southern Section Division II runner-up.

Key returners: Adam Foellmi, Sr., 100, 200, 400; Ryan Funderburke, Jr., 100, 200; Jason Hardy, Sr., SP; Brian Koupal, Sr., 100, 200, 300 IH; Danny Lee, Jr., 1,600, 3,200; Carlos Marchon, Sr., 3,200; Bobby Miske, Sr., 3,200; Elliott Parks, Sr., HJ, LJ, TJ; Josh Petlowany, Jr., 110 HH, PV; Murle Sango, Sr., LJ, TJ; Mike Smith, Sr., 110 HH, 300 IH, LJ, TJ; Shaun Stevenson, Jr., 800, 1,600; Greg Walker, Sr., PV.

Key newcomers: Nathan Bardwell, Jr., DT; Dave Bienek, Jr., SP, DT; Brian Bumiller, Sr., HJ; Greg Gazelle, Sr., 300 IH; Ken Haneishi, Sr., 800, 1,600; Spencer McDowell, Jr., SP, DT; Rich Oates, Sr., 100, 110 HH, 300 IH; Tyler Olin, Jr., SP, DT; Jeff Whetstone, Sr., 1,600, 3,200; Jim Whiteside, Jr., PV.

Outlook: The defending Sea View League and Orange County champions could be even better than they were a year ago. Parks won the state title in the high jump. Smith is good in the hurdles and jumps and Walker cleared 14-0 in the pole vault.

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