Yesterday’s District XC meet at Papillion LaVista South showed some fine performances. Linda and I saw some Real Racing as the thinclads earned their way into the state meet. Props to all the athletes and teams that advanced.
My heart was broken to see Sam Runde standing on the sideline cheering. He was my pre season pick to win this race. The first time I’ve experienced this type of disappointment. Me left wistfully wondering… if only….. Congratulations to that other freshman I like, Zach Jones of PLVS, finished 14th to advance.
Who are “My Boys” and why do I have the hubris to call them mine? A group of fellas that answered my call over 10 years ago. That gave what I asked. The first group of athletes I recruited for Team Nebraska.
Lots of hugs and handshakes. Shannon Stenger. Ryan Salem. Brian Wandzilak. Paul Wilson. Dustin Llewellyn. All coaching Class A. My boys.
And Colin Johntston. And Bill Scarborough. And Max Kurz. My peers. I’ve never felt so comfortable.
“A” game. Anna Jennings of PLVS in 18:42. Gabby McGinn of MW in 18:58 leading Coach Johnston’s top 4 under 20 on the hilly course. Nice.
In District C-2 Jonathan Lindgren of Boone Central/Newman Grove finished 2nd to advance.
In District C-4 Jack Lindgren of Ogallala finished 2nd to advance.
Those Runnin’ Lindgrens!
Congratulations to our mate Jackie Freeman and her Bloomfield Fighting Bees for advancing to state!
Nicole Norris, slowly putting together a year to remember. Four minute personal best (1:29:40)at Lincoln Half. 3:13 marathon debut at Grandma’s on her 36th birthday. She has reported in every single day this year. That is how serious she is. That is how serious I am. She will be running the Des Moines Half this weekend. Going to be my great pleasure to report her time on Monday.