For six seasons Make Clute has been the leader of the Bethel track and field program and after several decades in the now disbanded Cross County Conference, the Bees look forward to new challenges in the newly formed Three River Conference.
Last season the Bethel girls finished sixth in the CCC, while the boys finished 8th.
The TRC consists of former CCC rivals Bethel, Covington and Miami East, along with Lehman Catholic, Milton-Union, Northridge, Riverside and Troy Christian.
“We are in a new conference this season, so our goal is to compete and be in the top half of the conference,” said Coach Clute.
Bethel has some talented athletes on its roster – athletes Coach Clute hopes reach lofty goals in 2022.
“One of our goals is to get Karley (Moore), Abby (Rogers), Sara (Newton), JD (Dillman) and Jaiden (Hogge) to the regionals or beyond this season,” he said.
For the girls, junior Karley Moore leads the way in the high jump and 400 meters. She was a district placer in the high jump last season. Junior Abby Rogers is Bethel’s top sprinter in the 100 and 200. She was a district placer in the 100 last season. Junior Sara Newton is an all-around athlete as she competes in the pole vault and 100 meter hurdles. She was a district placer in the pole vault last season.
On the boys’ team, Junior JD Dillman was the conference runner-up in long jump a year ago and just recently was an Indoor state meet qualifier in long jump and triple jump. He placed 4th indoor in the triple jump at indoor state. Senior Jaiden Hogge returns as a district placer in the 400 meters.
There is excitement all around Bethel athletics due to a new outdoor facility that will be constructed in the near future – a facility that will consists of an entirely new track.
Note: No information was submitted for Baseball and Softball.