With 3,000 photos from all eight State races now posted at www.facebook.com/PreprunningNerd, I now have time to look back at State and share some nerdly thoughts.  In a perfect world, I’d sit down with coaches from every class since their insights would be much finer t...

A few years ago, my daughter called in a panic to report that her parked car had been hit while she was at a friend’s house.  The friend’s mother had hit our car when she was backing out of her garage, not expecting a car to be blocking her path so late at night.  The...

September 30, 2020

As of September 21, six Nebraska girls had run faster than 19:00 this season, and I reached out to the five fastest to see how their seasons are going and what goals remain.  It was interesting mix – Kaylie Crews of Papio South, Hannah Godwin of Kearney and Jaedan Bund...

September 26, 2020

As we reach the midpoint of the 2020 cross country season, Athletic.net reflects that four Class A boys have run sub-16:00 races thus far this year.  That’s an improvement over the first four week of 2019, when the only sub-16:00 races prior to State were Tyler Boyle a...

September 25, 2020

OPS High School Cross Country Meet

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Walnut Creek Recreation Area

108th & Highway 370

Race details:

  • This event is open only to students enrolled at the seven OPS high schools. 

  • This is a 5,000-meter cross country race following...

September 13, 2020

The college selection process for high school students has always been complicated, and the COVID pandemic has made it worse.  By the time COVID arrived in mid-March 2020, the majority of Class of 2020 graduates had made their college decisions.  However, the Class of...

September 8, 2020

On August 7, Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Superintendent Cheryl Logan announced 7 that OPS was moving to fully-remote learning and suspending sports activities until at least October 16, the end of first quarter.  The announcement came less than a day after Logan told a...

The Nebraska high school cross country season kicks off this week amid a great deal of uncertainty.  While there is a possibility that we’ll have an effective COVID vaccine by year’s end, COVID infection rates and deaths continue to run high, particularly in Omaha, Lin...

Over the past two weeks, the NCAA has cancelled all fall national championships at the D1, D2 and D3 levels, and the great majority of collegiate conferences have cancelled all fall sport competitions. 

In Nebraska, the Omaha Public Schools announced on August 7 that it...

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...

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