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Track & Field to Open Season this Coming Weekend

Mar 18, 2019

women''s team pic w/Coach Larkin
2019 Lady Bobcat Track & Field

men''s team pic
2019 Bobcat Track & Field

College of the Ozarks men’s and women’s track and field teams are hard at work in preparation for their upcoming season.

Coach McKenzie Larkin, in her second year at the helm of the program, has several key athletes returning to action this season, all of whom demonstrate great leadership.  The returners include:

  • Kyle Kapella – A junior from Hollister, Mo., Kapella finished second at the 2018 NCCAA National Championship meet in the high jump.  Kyle is a great leader and a strong example for the younger athletes due to his great work ethic.
  • Sam Scaggs (Batesville, Ark.) and Miles Mrowiec (Spring Grove, Ill.) – Both are seniors who qualified for nationals last season.
  • Juniors Mikaila Livingston (Harrisonville, Mo.) and Maddi Bagg (Kimberling City, Mo.), along with sophomore Ty Durnell (Willow Springs, Mo.) all return and bring strong leadership qualities to complement their talent.

Several new and talented athletes are coming from successful track and field careers at the high school level and are eager to compete this season. 

Anticipated events for the athletes feature:

  • Madison Bagg                    800 meter run
  • Theodore Blauvelt              1500 meter run
  • Dakota Cartwright              shot put and discus
  • Mason Cockrum                 200 meter, 200 meter, long jump
  • Ty Durnell                           800 meter and javelin
  • Alyssa Goth                        800 meter
  • Chelsea Howard                1500 meter
  • Rebekah Johnson              2500 meter
  • Kyle Kapella                       high jump and 200 meter
  • Noah Kunce                       400 meter and 800 meter
  • Mikaila Livingston              pole vault
  • Miles Mrowiec                    javelin
  • Garrett Pierce                    5000 meter
  • Louis Riddle                       shot put and discus
  • Sam Scaggs                      400 meter and 800 meter
  • Drew Steuck                      1500 meter
  • Mary Zimmerman              800 meter run

“I am excited to see what we can accomplish in 2019,” commented Coach Larkin. “With several returners, it will be nice to have a group of athletes that understands the expectations of the team and can be great examples and leaders for our new team members.”

The two teams will travel to Winfield, Kansas for their first meet of the season on March 23rd, hosted by Southwestern College.