Just three years ago, the Thayer Central track and field team was consistently one of the top programs in Class C. From 2008-2010, the Titans finished runner-up twice and third.
Thayer Central's best finish the previous two seasons has been 14th, which was last season. But with the Titans taking eight athletes, five of whom are competing in multiple events, to the state meet Friday and Saturday in Omaha, Bryan Solomon's team has the opportunity to get Thayer Central back among Class C's leaders.
"When you're going down to the state meet and you're going against the best of the best, it's hard to keep that run going," Solomon said. "It would be nice to get back up there. Anytime you can get a top-10 finish or a top-five finish, that's something to be proud of.
"Everyone will step up, and we'll see how many points we get and let the chips fall where they may."