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2017 Desert Oasis Boys Track Capsule


Head coach: Richard Ward, fourth season

Returning lettermen: Fourteen

Top athletes: Nick Benham (Sr.), Prophet Brown (Sr.), Brien Hosier (Jr.), Tyler Stott (Sr.), Tyler McClendon (Sr.), Isaiah Scoville (Jr.)

Outlook: Benham placed fifth in the shot put in last year’s Division I state meet and is the school record holder in the discus.

Brown (sprints), Stott (pole vault), McClendon (high jump) and Scoville (sprints) all were regional qualifiers last year.

“I think the team could improve on our ninth-place finish at state,” Ward said. “We could possibly have our first state champion in individual events.”

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