Hornets News · Coach Spotlight – Al Leslie – Boys Track & Field

This Coach Spotlight features our Boys Track & Field Coach, Al Leslie


Q: What has been your message to your team with the cancellation of your season?

Stay focused, continue to train (on your own). Keep a positive outlook on the future.


Q: What were your team expectations for 2020?

A: League and Regional Championships, Challenge for a state title (top 3)


Q: Please tell us about your seniors – name, position on team, successes they achieved in the short time they participated this season.

A: Jacob Brunty, Sprint/Distance, Captain

Chris Chuparkoff, Sprint, National Champion 2X, All League, All Region, State Qualifier, All Decade Team

Christofer Clisham Jr, Distance, All League

Brennan Codlin, Distance

Spencer Dickensheets, Distance, 1st Year

Ethan Gerber, Distance, 1st Year

Kyle Greenwood, Sprint, Captain, All League, All Region

Matthew Hardt, Vault/High Jump, All League, All Region, State Qaulifier

Caleb Ilayan, Distance

Nathan Irgang, Hurdles, All League

Karamba Kaba, Sprint, 1st Year

Eric Kent, Distance, 1st Year

Henry Koenen, Thrower, 1st Year

Niels Linde, Sprints, All League

Kolton Malinczak, Sprints, 1st Year

Colin McGreal, Sprints

William Minnette, Distance, Captain, All League, All Region, All Decade Team

Jacob Neithammer, Sprints, 1st Year

Colin Nouhan, Vault, All League

Nick Patteri, Sprint

Sam Scarlett, 1st Year

Kyle Schnitzer, Distance

Nathan Smole, Distance

Evan Thomas, Distance

Cole Trese, Distance

Christopher Van Dyke, Captain, All State, All Region, All League


Q: What message do you have for your seniors?

A: I want them to know that they will always be a part of our program. That Tradition Never Graduates means that they will always be the spark to next years team. That the lesson they learned being a part of Saline Track and Field carry on through life and when they need a spark that we are here for them!