May 1, 2017

In the past twelve months, Aidan Wheelock has experienced the absolute highs and lows of Nebraska distance running.  This past October, the Minden sophomore captured the Class C State cross country title, winning by four seconds over the favored Nathan Ostdiek of Colum...

May 1, 2017

If your knowledge of high school runners is limited to simply seeing who wins each week, you might not have noticed Gabby McGinn’s progress the past two years.  However, the junior from Millard West has made a steady climb in the rankings.  With Districts just a few da...

May 1, 2017

You notice the hair first – the bleached blonde hair, almost long enough for a pony tail.  Is it the best distance running hair in Omaha, better than that of Trevor Ramsdell (Omaha South) or Kevin Rice (Omaha Skutt)?  While you ponder that terribly important question,...

May 1, 2017

Katie Williams, a senior distance runner at Omaha Marian, has two pieces of advice for younger athletes:  “Don’t let one bad season define your career,” and “Hard work will take you far in distance running.”  Spend just a few minutes with her and you’ll realize that th...

May 1, 2017

Joe Frazier of Millard North has had a strong senior season after recording one of the finest final three-week periods of the 2016 track season.  After running several 1600 races between 4:39 and 4:45 in the first six weeks of the 2016 season, he lowered his PR to 4:37...

May 1, 2017

Picture this.  The 2016 Class A State championship cross country race.  As expected, Seth Hirsch and Milo Greder are about to claim the top two spots, but there is a fierce battle for third place with less than 800 meters remaining.  Senior Longins Kouri (Grand Island)...

May 1, 2017

In an era of specialization, Taya Skelton has thus far refused to be defined by one sport.  The sophomore at Ft. Calhoun won the Class C State cross country meet in 2015 and 2016.  She was the starting shooting guard for a team that fell one win short of the 2017 State...

May 1, 2017

The Creighton Prep cross country team calls itself the Long Blue Line.  For the past 30 years, up to 150 young men run for the Junior Jays each fall, and the JV race field swells whenever Creighton Prep attends a race.  This tradition has been enhanced during the last...

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