Local Sports Journal

When you’ve won four straight regional titles and you’re returning a solid cast of senior leaders, it’s understandable that Muskegon Catholic’s boys track team will look to win it again.

Coach Steve Czerwon has just the collection of performers to do just that.

“We have a strong senior class to provide leadership,” Czerwon said. “Without competing in a league, our goals are always to do as well as possible at the City Meet, to win regionals and then to get as many people all-state at the final meet of the year.”

In the sprints, MCC will be led by Zach Campbell, who was fifth in the 200 at the state meet and part of two championship relay teams two years ago. Other sprinters include sophomore Tommy Scott and senior Jessie Anderson.

In the distance races, MCC looks to senior Brant McCollum, who won the city meet in the 800 two years ago and placed in the top eight at the state meet in the 800 two straight years. Sophomores Erik VanFossen and Brandon Isom  also will be part of several talented relay teams.

Other distance runners include Keith Kuharevicz, Dean Kuharevicz and Jack Farrell.

In the field events, MCC has one of the area’s best in senior Cari Campbell, the school-record holder in the discus. He won both the discus and shot put in last year’s regional meet. He also will be running on the 400 relay.

Senior Michael Garzelloni will be throwing the discus and shot put for the fourth year.

Coach Czerwon also has a cast of newcomers who will contribute. They include Savion Thompson, Blake Sanford, Brody Keift, Cruz Russick and Jared Cloutier.