More Preps Cc Track Articles

  • The Gazette Girls' Cross Country Peak Performer: Katie Rainsberger, Air Academy

    By Brent W. New preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    There's a momentary calm in the Rainsberger household - after a packed schedule of nonstop racing and training, 16-year-old Katie Rainsberger can sit at the dinner table and talk about everything except running. It's a necessary pause for the fastest high school girl in the state and...

  • Girls' cross country coach of the year: Max Oliver, Pine Creek

    By Brent W. New preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Longtime Pine Creek coach Max Oliver is always looking for ways to motivate his teams. Sometimes he smirks and points at all the attention the football team gets. But this cross country season, he focused on the team's recent anguish and made it clear how important every point was at...

  • The Gazette Girls' Cross Country All-Area teams

    THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    The Gazette Girls' Cross Country All-Area teams Katie Rainsberger, Air Academy, jr.-Posted fastest time in the state for a state championship race by winning Class 4A title in 18:50.3. Kaleigh Kroeker, Pine Creek, sr.-Her 55th place finish at 5A state meet was not indicative of a...

  • The Gazette Boys' Cross Country Peak Performer of the Year: Eric Hamer, Palmer Ridge

    By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Palmer Ridge's Eric Hamer closed his eyes and soaked in the audible reception in the final meters of his state victory. He'd dreamed of this moment for four years, one thorough vision passing through his mind with every mile he logged. It seemed so surreal when it finally arrived....

  • Gazette boys' cross country coach of the year: Kelly Christensen, Palmer Ridge

    By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    During his first practice as team coach in 2013, Kelly Christensen ran next to Eric Hamer on the team's long run and put forth what seemed like absurd goals. Win state. Get to nationals. Frankly, it seemed lofty for a runner who finished outside the top 15 the year before. Hamer...

  • The Gazette Boys' Cross Country All-Area teams

    THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    The Gazette Boys' Cross Country All-Area teams First team Eric Hamer, Palmer Ridge, sr. - Won Class 4A state championship individually in 16:17.7 and as a Bears team member. Zachary Alhamra, Pine Creek, sr. - Struggled to 75th at 5A final, but his time of 14:58 at the Liberty...

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