Amerson named BC interim track coach

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A Beddingfield High product and former Barton College runner will now have his chance to lead the Bulldogs into the outdoor track and field season.

With cross-country and track coach Chad Balentine stepping down due to family reasons, the school announced Monday that Tyler Amerson will serve as the Bulldogs’ interim head coach through the spring season.

Following his stint as a Barton harrier, Amerson has served as an assistant coach for the past two seasons.

Barton cross-country and track and field will reorganize quickly and I am pleased Coach Amerson will serve as our interim head coach,” Barton athletic director Todd Wilkinson said.  “Tyler knows the institution and has a tremendous amount of pride for the program as a former student-athlete.  He will do a great job and Barton is fully committed to providing him the support needed to deliver a quality experience for the cross-country and track and field athletes.”

A four-year letterman for the Bulldogs, Amerson ran cross-country and served as a distance specialist during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

“I feel confident that we can continue to grow as a team and produce some strong performances throughout the outdoor season,” Amerson said.  “We will continue to work hard daily and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in the process.”