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Freshman runner places at State tournament

Freshman runner places at State tournament

Talia Lissauer and Ben Sanford

November 7, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Freshman Josie Mosby ran in State for the second consecutive year, and according to head coach Chris Nordstrom, she ran an amazing race and accomplished all of her goals. “Josie ran a really smart race and did a great job of moving up throughout the entire race,” Nordstrom said. “One of her...

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Marta Hill

November 4, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete

How long have you been running cross country? I’ve been on the team since eighth grade, so this is my fourth year. Why did you become captain in the middle of the season? I think I became captain in the middle of the season because coach said I had displayed leadership traits that he wanted ...

Freshman qualifies for State

Freshman qualifies  for State

Talia Lissauer and Tamar Gewirtz

November 2, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

Senior Cecelia Schmelzle is very proud of the team and Mosby for doing so well in this Conference. “We had Josie qualify for state so that’s always exciting,” Schmelzle said. “Everyone else had a great race, and we have a really good Conference.” According to coach Chris Nordstrom, Mosby...

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Tamar Gewirtz and Talia Lissauer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

After the race, head coach Chris Nordstrom said he thought the girls’ team had placed second, but when scores came up he couldn't wait to tell everyone about the win by two points. “I knew it was super close, I actually thought we had gotten second,” Nordstrom said. “Results came up on my phon...

Girls’ cross country top runner

Girls’ cross country top runner

Tamar Gewirtz and Talia Lissauer

October 13, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

Current freshman, Josie Mosby said she has been on the varsity cross country team for the past two years. Last year she made it to state, a huge accomplishment for her and her entire team, according to Mosby. Mosby said her time was 19.09.2, her fastest time on University of Minnesota Les Bolstad g...

Girls’ cross country places first at Griak

Girls’ cross country places first at Griak

Talia Lissauer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

As racers sprinted across the finish line and their names flashed across the scoreboard cross country head coach Chris Nordstrom said he had a feeling that was difficult to describe. “As the race unfolded, I knew we were running well, and we had a shot. When I saw the scoreboard out on the course, ...

Meet the Athlete: Olivia Mosby

Meet the Athlete: Olivia Mosby

Emma Leff

October 4, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete

How long have you played soccer? I have played soccer since I was six. How long have you run cross country? I went to cross country captains’ practice last summer, but this is my first season competing. Why did you decide to play soccer and run cross country this fall? I really want...

Cross country team votes for 2018 captains

Cross country team votes for 2018 captains

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

November 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

As the cross country season ends, captain Kaia Myers said a good captain must be able to be on top of their work and have exceptional  communication skills. “You need to be very organized. Running in the summer is very important so that is something the captains have to organize before the coaches ...

Eighth grade cross country runner makes State

Eighth grade cross country runner makes State

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

November 6, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

According to girls’ cross country assistant coach Jill Kraemer, eighth grader Josie Mosby was the first cross country runner since 2006 to qualify for the State cross country meet. “(Mosby) is the first person to make it to State as an individual girl in 12 years so that's a humongous thing fo...

Cross Country keeps the pace

Cross Country keeps the pace

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

A scorching and dusty day was unable to stop the cross country team’s success, according to senior varsity runner Tommy Guddal. “It was a hot and dry day but overall we did pretty well,” Guddal said. “We were hoping for a little more, but we had problems with injuries and it was a very tou...

Cross country prepares for Sections

Cross country prepares for Sections

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

As the Sections meet continues to approach, cross country runners begin to slow down the pace of practice, according to assistant coach Kelson Mackenzie. “So we do what’s called a taper, which is where we do some really fast runs but we keep the recovery very long” Mackenzie said. Accordin...

Girls’ varsity cross country beats Benilde

Girls’ varsity cross country beats Benilde

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

October 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

As senior Collin Perkins reflects on the cross country meet against Benilde Oct. 10, he said the team's performance in Mankato was a highlight of the season. “(The cross country team) did so great. For sure a lot of people on the team got personal records,” Perkins said. “Everyone just came ...

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