August 30, 2013
MEMBERS of The Dalles Wahtonka Cross Country team come together for a group photo after practice Thursday in The Dalles. The squad is comprised of former state qualifier in Maddie Wood, several up-and-coming participants and 23 underclassmen, including 11 freshmen for first-year head coach Bob Thouvenel and fellow assistant coaches Mandi Williams and Robert Clark.
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New coaches bring excitement to The Dalles Wahtonka Cross Country team
With a new coaching staff on board, coupled with some high-caliber harriers in the stables, there is reason to believe that The Dalles Wahtonka’s 2013 Cross Country team could be a wild card in the Columbia River Conference hierarchy. Bob Thouvenel is the new head coach taking over for longtime coach Steve Thompson, and he has selected Mandi Williams and Robert Clark as his assistants.