New Hampton cross country

Adrian Rings was one of six senior Chickasaw girls to run in the conference meet Tuesday.
As a freshman, Nolan Usher earned Northeast Iowa Conference honors by placing 12th at the NEIC meet. Then as a sophomore he moved up to 11th, then back down to 14th as a junior. This year, despite running his slowest time of the four years at conference, he had his best finish, fifth place, in a...
Turkey Valley's Jalyssa Blazek won the varsity girls meet at South Winn.
When Sarah Bakula saw where her star freshman stood late in the race Tuesday afternoon, the Turkey Valley cross country coach had a good feeling. And Jalyssa Blazek turned that feeling into reality as she chased down Decorah’s Leila Johnson to win the individual title at the South Winneshiek...
Lydia Gessner was one of seven Chickasaws to run their best times of the season at Saturday’s Crestwood Invitational.
The New Hampton and Turkey Valley cross country teams finally enjoyed a “normal” week, and they capped it off with a shining run on a cold Saturday outing in Cresco. “To get a chance to run two meets and to have a chance to hold normal practices, we’ve been waiting forever for this,” New Hampton...
Turkey Valley's Jaycie Byrne put up a season best time, as did all the rest of her teammates, at Monday’s meet in Waukon.
Ask New Hampton cross country coach Jamie Ohrt and her Turkey Valley counterpart, Sarah Bakula, about settling into a routine this season, and they both pretty much have the same answer. What routine? The number of meets postponed or cancelled for both schools outnumbers the number of meets that...
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....

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