Olivia Burke

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...
In her first year of cross country, Sadie Tenge ran 21st of 76 varsity girls at the Osage meet Tuesday.
    New Hampton’s cross country runners were looking forward to the Osage meet Tuesday.    But then they saw the course.    It changed from last year. “They saw that the course was no longer flat...it now included a few looming hills,” said coach Jamie Quass Ohrt. “As far as the weather is...
 Turkey Valley’s Jordon Snyder runs for the varsity boys team at Luther College Saturday.
    It's quite a sight on a sunny morning to watch hundreds of runners start a race.    “I think it's beautiful,” said New Hampton cross country coach Jamie Quass Ohrt after the Luther All-American Invitational Saturday competed with 28 schools in attendance.    “But for the kids, it's a little...
Hunter Carey was one of four Chickasaw senior boys that competed at the Waverly-Shell Rock Invitational at Wartburg College Tuesday.
    After getting married last weekend and hosting her reception at Waverly, Jamie Quass Ohrt was back to Waverly on Tuesday as the annual Go-Hawk cross country invitational was held on the grounds of Wartburg College.    A change was made this year to the format of the meet, which cut time off the...
Nolan Usher led the Chickasaw boys as New Hampton was competing at Mason City Tuesday.
    Coach Jamie Quass’ voice raised above the others at the finish line at Mason City Tuesday as New Hampton senior Jared Aegerter picked up the pace and raised his arms to the sky at the end of the first race of the season.    Did Aegerter pick up the pace because he heard the voice of...
Olivia Burke’s time in the 1,500-meter run was a personal record for the sophomore.
Three track athletes were gone to an FFA convention Tuesday and another was missing due to a funeral, still, New Hampton’s girls put together a fourth-place finish among the 10 teams running at Osage Tuesday.  Charles City won the meet, with Osage second and Crestwood third.  “We were a little slim...
Nolan Usher, center, poses with some of the other state qualifiers Thursday at Garner.
    For the second straight year, New Hampton will send a runner to the state cross country meet, which will be held this weekend in Fort Dodge.    Nolan Usher finished 13th in a field of 93 runners in the varsity-only state qualifying meet held Thursday at Garner, as the top-15 runners advanced to...
There’s talent in the freshman class. Danny Hammel finished as the third-best Chickasaw runner in the varsity boys’ race at Waukon.
The Chickasaw cross country team had some cooler weather in which to compete Tuesday at Waukon and it agreed with the runners, according to their coach.“I think my team is ready for fall weather, because we certainly run better when it's a little brisk,” said Jamie Quass, “however, we did have...

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