(HERCULANEUM) Herculaneum continues its tradition of producing great talent on the girls and boys track and field teams under 6th year Head Coach David Cook.

Five different female athletes will compete in their respective individual events at the Class 3 State Championships. Nautica Stricklin will run in the 1600-meter race alongside teammate Alex Becker. Stricklin will also participate in the 3200-meter race. Ashley Vaughn will run in the 200-meter dash, Emily Fischer the 800-meters and Arielle Prince in the pole vault.

Coach Cook believes he has quite a few All-State qualifiers within this group.

For the boys track and field team at Herky, Corben Clubb finished 2nd at Sectionals in the 800-meter run. Loki Cortner and Jonathon Coffman made the top four in their runs in the 1600 and 3200-meters. Coach Cook sets his expectations for this group.

James Maloney and Chandler Jansen will compete in the pole vault. The Class 3 Track and Field State Championships begin tomorrow and Saturday in Jefferson City.

Full David Cook Interview