New Hampton track

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...
Maddi Moorman and Kallie Olson made up half of a 4x800 team that posted a time of six seconds faster than any 4x800 in 2016.
This may sound weird, but it’s true: New Hampton’s girls track team was much more impressive finishing second by 75 points Friday than it was winning by 80 last Tuesday.  Sure, Decorah dominated the team race at its own invitational Friday as the Vikings piled up 176 points to the runner-up...
New Hampton’s Dillon Roberson uncorks his second-place throw in the shot put at Friday’s Dave Sage Go-Hawk Relays in Waverly.
When it comes to numbers, New Hampton certainly doesn’t have the biggest boys track team around.  But the Chickasaws showed that quality can make up for quantity Friday night when they ran to a solid fourth-place finish at the Dave Sage Go-Hawk Relays in Waverly.  “We were very happy with the way...
New Hampton’s track teams will get their first chance to run at home on Thursday as the Chickasaws will host the New Hampton Coed Invitational.  The meet begins with field events at 4:30 p.m. and running events at 5, and the field also includes Nashua-Plainfield, North Fayette Valley, Tripoli,...
New Hampton’s Josh Fenske breaks away from the field on his way to winning the 100-meter dash at the Decorah Early Bird on Tuesday.
After a couple of “false starts,” the New Hampton boys track team finally found its way outdoors on Tuesday.  And it was worth the wait for the Chickasaws, who got three victories and a number of strong performances on their way to a second-place finish at the Decorah Early Bird.  “We saw a lot of...
Shelby Schriever looks for a strong season in the discus for the Chickasaws this spring.
For the first time in years, the New Hampton boys track team does not have an athlete returning with state meet experience.  The Chickasaws are also not the deepest team around, either, as coach Scott Frerichs' roster contains just 20 student-athletes.  But there's certainly talent on the track and...
Darian Wegner leaps into the long jump pit on her way to a fifth-place finish at last year’s state track meet.
They aren’t “loud” leaders by any stretch of the imagination, but they are leaders nonetheless.  And for that, New Hampton girls track coach Jeanette Laures is grateful.  “We have a lot of girls who aren’t going to get in your face,” Laures said, “but they lead by example instead. They put in the...
New Hampton’s Kaelyn Ambrose runs the second leg of the 4x200 relay at the NEIC Indoor that was held at Luther College on Tuesday.
Although wins were tough to come by for the New Hampton girls track team Tuesday at the Northeast Iowa Conference Indoor, coach Jeanette Laures found plenty of positives.  “Overall, I thought the meet went pretty well,” Laures said. “This is an especially tough conference this year.  I look for...
New Hampton’s Keagan John passes Crestwood’s Micheal Mashek during the 1,600-meter run at the NEIC Indoor that was held Tuesday night in Decorah.
All in all, it wasn’t a bad start at all for the New Hampton boys track team.  Running in its first and only indoor meet of the season Tuesday night, the Chickasaws put together several solid performances at the Northeast Iowa Conference Indoor.  “It was our first time back on the track so it was...

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