Track & Field Preview: 'We will be tough to beat in league'

The Laguna Beach High boys' track and field team starts its 2014 season on Thursday at El Dorado. A year ago, the Breakers sent 18 athletes to CIF Southern Section competition and on several occasions set and reset the school record for the boys' 4x100-meter relay team.

Head coach Scott Wittkop, in his sixth year, guided Laguna to a second-place finish last year in the Orange Coast League.

The Breakers have several returning varsity performers including Nathan Lancaster (throws/sprints), who was part of the record-setting 4x100 relay team last year, Nathan Wylie (throws); Kyler Pike (jumps), who was all-league in 2013, Mike Santana (jumps), Sam Woglis (jumps), Charlie Warner (jumps/hurdles), Cale Aries (hurdles), Grant Barton (distance), Cameron Zuziak (distance), Casey Kowpowski (distance), Drake Butler (distance), and Mason Pitz (distance).

"As a team we will be tough to beat in league," Wittkop said. "We have quality athletes in all events."

Season schedule

Thursday: at El Dorado, 3 p.m.

March 14/15: at Redondo/Nike Invite

March 20: League 3-way at Saddleback, 3 p.m.

March 22: Trophy Invitational, 8:41 a.m.

April 3: League 3-way, home, 3 p.m.

April 4-5: at Trabuco Hills Invite

April 11-12: at Arcadia Invitational

April 24: vs. Godinez, 3 p.m.

April 26: at Orange County Championships.

May 5: Orange Coast League prelims, 2 p.m.

May 8: Orange Coast League finals, 3 p.m.

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