(FESTUS) Tanner Davis returns to the 2019 Jefferson boys track and field team as the lone state qualifier from last year’s group.

However, this season head coach Alex Rouggly also gets back a healthy Andrew Graves, a dedicated Daniel McWhorter, and a stronger Brandon Floyd. Coach Rouggly really likes what he’s seen so far with Floyd.

Graves will be focusing on baseball season but will also train when he can for the 100, 200, and 400-meter dash and join track meets when he can as well. McWhorter will be focusing on discus and javelin for his senior year.

Regarding Davis, coach Rouggly sees him as the captain and the leader of this team.

Coach Rouggly has a sleeper pick for this season in senior Collin Gosnell.

The Jefferson boys track and field team will officially get its 2019 season underway at the Festus McCullough-Douglas Invitational on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Season preview of Jefferson girls track and field season to come on Thursday.

Full Alex Rouggly Interview