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Thursday, Sept. 11,2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-5 By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun cam Although the Shelton cross- country team has fewer runners than last year, head coach John Johnson isn't worried. "Many of the kids have had excellent sttmmers and are com- ing in pretty fit and strong," Johnson said. '~hey are ready to take the next step. We lost a lot of upperclassmen, so it is exciting to see new leadership emerge. This cross-country team is loaded with great people." About 20 runners, 10 girls and 10 boys, have turned out for the team this season. Three seniors -- Delaney Atkinson, Darius Burke and Chris Frost -- return to lead the teams. '%Ve had about 10 more ldst season, but we graduated a lot of athletes and two of our boys (Johnathon Bay and Riley Rifle) moved away," Johnson said. The girls team lost its No. 1 runner -- Lindsey Nicolas grad- uated in June -- but has several mature and developed distance runners. Johnson said the girls team is better than it was last year, adding he thinks they are capa- ble of winning the league cham- pionship this season. Shelton cross-country runners Grayson Atkinson, Emily Frost, Tayler Geiger and Bailee Smith warm Journal photos by Emily Hanson left, Delaney Atkinson, Lindsey Goldsby, Anika Parker, Courtney Burke, up Sept. 4 on the Oakland Bay Junior High School practice field. "The 3A Narrows League got Last fall, the SHS girls won the '%Ve are returning three guys knowns at this point, but John- tougher this season with the ad- league championship. The team who have competed at state son said he's optimistic that the dition of Capital and Central Kit- also advanced to the 3A WIAA two years in a row, so that ex- rebuilding process will be brief sap," Johnson said. "Both have State Cross-coantry Champion- perience will help them and will and the guys will emerge as a strong women's programs, soship for the first time since 1993. motivate them." strong team. the league title will be more dif- Johnson said the boys team Burke, Frost and junior ' b'e should have some guys ficult to attain. If our girls stay is in a rebuilding phase. Drake Adams competed at state back at the state meet, but get- healthy, I feel like they can set "I don't believe it will be a last year. ting a scoring team there will be their sights high again this year." lengthy process," he added.The boys team has a few un-an uphill battle," he said. Park ston, pital, Yelm andTim rline at LBA Park Shelton cross-country runners Chris Frost, front, Alek McDermott and Billy Lewis do hurdle drills Sept. 4 on the Oakland Bay Junior High School practice field. salary increases continued from page B-1 20. This makes the base restored and didn't want salary $6,040. Sheltonto lock themselves into For the 2014-2015 head football coach Matt agreements for multiple school year, members Hinkle is in his 20th year years. will earn a base salary of as head of the program, "We'd like to have a $302 per factor, up from so he can receive up to three-year contract for $298. Factors are aspects 20 percent more with less hassle," Youngquist such as the length of the longevity stipend said. "It's multiple meet- the season coached, the ($1,208). Therefore, Hin- ings and I think everyone number of participants kle can earn up to $7,248 would rather do multi- on a team, the responsi- to coach the regular foot- year contracts." bilities of the coach/ad- ball season. The most important visor, safety concerns of For the 2014-2015 aspect of these nego- the sport or activity, the school year, the base sal- tiations for Youngquist stress involved with the ary will increase to $305 were outside of the con- position and public expo- per factor, tract. sure. Another change to the "The big victory was The base salary is contract was increasing for our families and kids then multiplied by a lon- the length of its termand the relief of the fi- gevity percentage. That from a one-year to a two- nancial burden by re- number is added to the year agreement, moving the pay-to-play base salary to determine When the economy fee," he said. how much an SAAA went into recession, the Youngquist said the member will receive, association and the dis- number of students at For example, football trict switched to using Shelton High School on has the highest num- one-year contracts be-free or reduced-price ber of factors among all cause neither was surelunch is above 50 per- sports and activities at when funding would be cent. 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