Last Friday’s Nebraska State XC Meet didn’t disappoint.  A hometown tip of the sombrero to DC West’s Ryan McArdle who finished 8th overall and set the school record of 17:30.  The boy’s Falcons finished 5th in Class C1.

My notes:  Class A Boys Champs Fremont.  Could not be happier for Jose and the fellas, NRGE Farm Team.  Liem Chot of Lincoln NorthStar first overall in 16:08.  In the Girls race, sophomore Kaylie Crews (18:42) of PLVS toting home the All Class Gold, nice work Coach Stenger!  Lincoln East narrowly (6pts) edged Fremont for the team title. No seniors in the top 7, Giddyup!

Class B Boys found Omaha Skutt on top.  Sophomore Ryan Zavadil (16:27) led his mates including Coach Mike Mingo’s son Cole, to the pinnacle.     Samantha Palermo of Norris led the women in 19:57.  Lincoln Pius X took the team title.

*If I may, a Burke aside.  Sam Runde ran 1 xc race for Burke as a freshman and set a freshman school record 17:05.  He ended up in a boot after that race.  He also ran a freshman 9:52 track two mile and was in a boot again the next day.  He spent this xc season in a boot.   I keep reminding him to keep his chin up.  Sad.

Class C Boys Champs Sidney.  Senior Aidan Wheelock (16:31) of Minden taking the overall, a crowded trophy shelf now.  Six of the top 7 finishers seniors.  Class C Girls led by Lucia Keag of Ogallala (19:49), team title to Holdredge.  Maddie Wilt of DC West finished 19th overall in 21:24.  She was the second Freshman finisher behind 3rd overall Alexus Sindelar (20:13) of Pierce.  Maddie will lead a strong DC West girl’s team next year!

Class D Boys team champs Malcom!  Ainsworth Senior Benjamin Arens (16:02) the All Class Champ.  Class D Girls Champs Ainsworth!  Overall to Ainsworth Junior Rylee Rice (19;25).

The GOATZ 50K was yesterday.  Cory Logsdon and Kaci Lickteig all laureled up!

The Bryan Health Capitol Classic 5K & 15K were held in Lincoln yesterday afternoon.  From their website: ” 15 & 5 Kilometer courses certified by TAC.”  For my gentle readers that may have raced there yesterday TAC stands for The Athletics Congress.  It existed from 1979 to 1992.  TAC was replaced by USATF in 1992.  The courses are not USATF Certified.