(FESTUS) The Jefferson R-7 track and field program has new leadership with Justin Horn taking over for four-year head coach Alex Rouggly. Horn is no stranger to the R-7 community or to Blue Jay athletics.

Horn shares his biggest takeaways from coaching in Rouggly’s track and field and football programs.

Despite graduating many seniors on both sides, head coach Horn is enthusiastic about the young group of athletes returning to the program.

Coach Horn also expects great things from Kyla Allen and Jackson Combs, both who will be sophomores next season and both who recently qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Greensboro, North Carolina; Combs in the decathlon and pole vault and Allen in the high jump. The Olympic Games begin on July 24th.

Full Justin Horn Interview