The anticipation is building as the Pittsburg High School Cross Country team, under the seasoned leadership of Head Coach Gary Ausemus, prepares for what promises to be an exhilarating season. With Coach Ausemus boasting an impressive 32 years at the helm, the team is in expert hands as they gear up for the challenges that lie ahead.

Assisting Coach Ausemus is the knowledgeable Assistant Coach Alex O’Nelio, who is dedicated to pushing the team to new heights. The SEK League better watch out as Pittsburg High School’s cross country squad aims to showcase their skills and determination on the tracks.

Six talented lettermen are making their return to the boys’ side of the team, bringing with them a wealth of experience and a hunger for victory. On the girls’ side, one accomplished letter winner is back, providing a strong foundation for the team’s growth.

One of the brightest stars to have emerged from Pittsburg High School’s cross country program is Camron Jefferson, now making waves in the college cross country scene at PSU. His success stands as a testament to the team’s commitment to nurturing top-tier talent.

The off-season has been kind to both the boys’ and girls’ teams, with their hard work and dedication evident in their performance. As the new season approaches, all eyes will be on Jaxx Erwin, Will Mendenhall, and Carter Bailey, who are set to lead the boys’ team with their exemplary skills and leadership.

Not to be outdone, Weston Howard and Trent Toth are returning to the boys’ roster, promising to play pivotal roles in the team’s success. The summer training season has been particularly fruitful for Blake Loughmiller and Kaleb Cronister, both of whom are vying for coveted varsity spots. Their dedication and experience make them strong contenders to watch.

Eve Moss will be a guiding light for the girls’ team, her seasoned presence offering valuable leadership to a young and relatively inexperienced lineup. Her influence will undoubtedly play a significant role in shaping the team’s trajectory.

Excitement buzzes around the introduction of key newcomers to the boys’ team, including Tyler Koroush, Camden Huffman, Ryan Jones, and Elijah Marban. Their arrival adds a fresh layer of talent and potential to an already formidable squad.

The girls’ team also welcomes noteworthy newcomers – Hope Grimmett, Jersie Gipson, and Hannah Brown – who are sure to make their mark with their determination and drive.

With a blend of seasoned athletes and promising newcomers, Pittsburg High School Cross Country is poised for an unforgettable season. As they lace up their running shoes and take to the trails, one thing is certain: this team is ready to leave it all on the track in pursuit of victory.

Let the countdown to an action-packed season begin!