I primarily follow Class A distance running, so I’ve compiled a few observations from the State meet. 

  • Liem Chot and Tyler Boyle had an incredible dual, running within a few strides of each other for most of the race.  On the backside of the course where there was m...

Do you love running?  Enough to stand in front of the school board, putting your family’s hard-earned reputation on the line, to ask that the school re-instate a sport that’s been dormant for over 30 years?  Does your dad love running enough that he, despite working th...

I first met Jacob Kosmicki at the finish line of the 2019 State track meet, moments after he placed 11th in the 3200.  I asked Jacob if he had any advice for young distance runners hoping to compete at State, and he provided some unique advice.  “If you want to be a gr...

September 10, 2019

This past week was the first time that most of Nebraska Class A’s teams were in action.   A few of the key meets:

The Lincoln North boys captured the Charlie Thorell title, edging Skutt 25 to 34 in a meet where only the top four runners were scored.  The Seward cou...

I’m told that it’s an incredible feeling to win a state cross country championship.  Sometimes a feeling of relief, when you’re favored to win and are able to live up to expectations.  Other runners experience pure joy, knowing that they won a battle over several other...

We received the following e-mail from Coach Ramsey of the Brocaw Blazers about an event to be held at Pittsburg State in Kansas on June 1.  Pittsburg, Kansas is 4.5-5 hours south of Omaha.  Neither Dustin nor I have attended this meet, but Coach Ramsey is well-respecte...

Four Creighton Prep seniors look to finish on a high note at this weekend's State meet. All four have collegiate aspirations despite slow starts to their high school careers.

Mahassin Abakar of Omaha Central will compete in four events at the 2019 Nebraska State track meet while fasting from food and liquids during daylight hours.

Next week’s Nebraska State track meet will feature competitive races in almost every event at every class level.  The Class B boys 1600 and 3200 look to be particularly compelling with a stacked group of competitors likely in both events.  The Class B Top 10 list curre...

The Papillion South girls track team is ranked second in the Nebraska coaches’ poll entering the State meet.  The team features sprinters Nina Cuevas (100/200), Tate Norblade (200/400) and Olivia Sattlefield (hurdles), all of who are medal contenders at State.  However...

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