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...

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...

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