Triad High School runners hope to make history during 2019


Triad boys cross-country team is pictured from the left, front row, Zane Robison, Eli O’Brien, Andrew O’Neal and Tavin Yorgason; second row, coach Tom Borawski, Andrew Oriscoll, Joe Geruson and Aaron Roy.

(Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

The solo Lady Cardinal running for Triad is Lillian James.

(Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

The Triad Cardinals cross-country team has high hopes for the 2019 season.

Head coach Tom Borawski said the team would like to achieve something never done in Cardinal cross-country history.

“Our main goal is to qualify for the regional meet as a team,” said Borawski. “No Triad cross-country team has made it that far, but with some hard work it can be achieved.”

To reach the lofty goal, Borawski will lean on a state-placing track runner in Eli O’Brien.

O’Brien made it to the podium in the 200-meter race this past track season and is the top returning letter winner for the Cardinals, according to Borawski.

The coach will be looking to second-year runners Andrew O’Neal and Zane Robison to be among the point scorers for the Cards.

“Eli O’Brien, Andrew O’Neal and Zane Robison have been great leaders so far,” said Borawski.  “Andrew finished strong last season and we have high hopes for him. “With one year of experience under his belt he now knows what to expect.”

Joe Ferguson has also returned to the team as the fourth runner for the Cardinals.

However, Borawski said he is still looking for which runner will fill the fifth place spot on the team.

“We have four runners who should score well for us,” said Borawski. “We will focus on helping those four improve, as well as developing that all-important fifth man.

“We have three guys who will battle for that spot.”

Tavin Yorgason, Andrew Oriscoll and Aaron Roy are all newcomers to the team and will battle it out to help the Cardinals reach their post-season goal.

In the process of bettering the squad throughout the season, Borawski hopes his crew can pick up a few season wins along the way.

“We finished seventh last season in the OHC,” he said. “We’re looking to move up a few spots.”

The Lady Cardinals team will have only a solo runner this season.

Lillian James is a newcomer to the program as a freshmen and will represent the Cardinals in the 2019 season.

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