New Hampton cross country

Riley Shatek looks to finish strong at the Osage Invitational Tuesday.
The good news is the folks who run the Osage Invitational cross country meet removed the most dangerous part of the course — a rocky hill that had “ankle sprain” written all over it. The bad news is they didn’t measure the new course correctly, so as runners made their way into the finish-line...
Turkey Valley’s Jalyssa Blazek shows the effects of Luther’s muddy course at Saturday’s meet.
New Hampton seniors Alexis and Adrian Rings didn’t mind that the cross country meet, for a short distance, turned into a mud run Saturday at Luther College. Even thought the area went a whopping two days without precipitation, a stream crossing the course was still running, causing slippery...
New Hampton senior Olivia Burke covers some ground as she runs to a 12th-place finish Thursday.
Nolan Usher and Olivia Burke had decidedly different answers when asked about their cross country training routine over the summer. While Burke said she ran two to five miles every single day, even on those hot days, Usher’s answer was “I ran some.” “I ran in 5Ks a lot of weekends and I worked...
Olivia Burke runs at the state meet Saturday.
The New Hampton student-athletes who participated in the state cross country meet didn’t take time off and rest the day after their trip to Fort Dodge. Olivia Burke talked about the meet after her shift at Klunder’s Kafe and Nolan Usher did the same after deer hunting. And as for coach Jamie Ohrt,...
Nolan Usher and Olivia Burke will represent the Chickasaw cross country teams at the state meet next Saturday.
     After running solo at the state meet last year, Nolan Usher will have company this year.      Both Usher and Olivia Burke qualified for the state cross country meet by finishing in the top 15 at the state qualifying meet Thursday.      They didn't, however, leave a lot of room to spare as...
For the third straight year, Nolan Usher was an all-conference runner when he finished 14th at Waukon.
     With no cousin Jake to run against this year, it’s been a little tougher for Nolan Usher to be competitive while running for the New Hampton cross country team. But the junior, for the third straight year, became a Northeast Iowa Conference all-conference runner Tuesday at Waukon.    Tuesday....
The varsity girls plus one big banana huddle before the start of the race at the New Hampton Invitational Thursday.
     New Hampton's girls were huddling before the start of their home cross country meet Thursday and it looked to be a very serious moment. Until you saw this giant banana….     Just call her coach Chiquita.     "Home meets are always bittersweet," said coach Jamie Ohrt. "On the one hand it's...
One of four seniors competing for the Chickasaw boys this year, Brennen Nullan ran a 23:19 at West Delaware.
    It was a soggy afternoon as New Hampton’s cross country runners made a trek to West Delaware Tuesday.    Not because of the rain — that held off until the ride back to New Hampton. But while the runners were competing, they became soggy because of the humidity.    “It was extremely humid,” said...
Members of the New Hampton girls cross country team warm up before the Mason City Invitational last month, but Thursday, the Chickasaws get to run at home as the New Hampton Invitational will be held.
    The one and only chance to watch the New Hampton cross country team at home takes place Thursday, Oct. 5 at the New Hampton Golf and Country Club.    Runners from Turkey Valley, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner-Fredericksburg, Central Springs, Clayton Ridge, Crestwood, Denver, Dunkerton, Lansing Kee,...
Chickasaw senior Jared Aegerter finished the Crestwood course with a time of 23:24 Saturday.
    Never underestimate the importance of a good start. A couple of Chickasaw runners ran well right from the beginning of the Saturday Crestwood Invitational, where the New Hampton’s girls were fourth of the seven schools at the meet and the boys were sixth of seven.    Following the junior high...

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