Fall Sports Sports — 26 November 2013
Sports:  Cross country ends on high note, with one runner competing at state

Interview with cross country head coach Jeremy Lehning

Q: What were some of your goals for this season?

A: “To be competitive at each and every meet [and] to see our times improve each and every week.”

Q: Did you meet any of them?

A: “Yes. Everyone improved upon their time from the first meet of the year to the last.”

Q: Were there any records broken?

A: “Yes, boys and girls both won the same meet, the Wabaunsee Invitational. The boys won two meets, Mission Valley [and] Wabaunsee. Five boys broke into the top 10 all-time fastest times:  [senior] Ryan [Schneider] #1, [junior] Tyler [Banta] #3, [senior] Nick [Haverkamp] #7, [sophomore] Kendal [Howard] #8, [junior] Shilo [Schaake] #9.”

Q: What was your best meet?

A: “Wabaunsee. Everyone ran one of their fastest times of the year. [They were] invitational champs [for] boys and girls.”

Q: Who were some of the most improved runners?

A: “[For the boys], Kendal Howard. [For the girls], [freshman] Rachel Forge [and junior] Megan Thompson.”

Q: What teams were your hardest competition this year?

A: “Riley County and Silver Lake.”

Q: Is there anything you would have changed about the season?

A: “No.”

Q: What is something you feel like your team could work on to be better next year?

A: “Competing each and every day at practice.”

Q: What do you expect out of next year’s season?

A: “Both boys and girls teams should be strong. Boys will return six of top eight runners, and girls will return all runners from this season.”

Q: What are your goals for next year?

A: “To finish higher in each meet than we did the year before [and] to compete for a league title.”

 

Interview with junior cross country runner Jacy Johnston

Q: What were some of your goals for this season?

A: “My goals were to try my best and always have fun. I especially wanted to go back to state again, since we were 3A, and run at Red Rock ”

Q: Did you meet any of them?

A: “Yeah, I got to go to state again, and it was especially fun this year with our team because we had some great young ladies to run with.”

Q: Were there any records broken?

A: “No, I didn’t break my record from last year, but my one from last year is there still.”

Q: What was your best meet?

A: “Probably regionals was my best meet. I just felt the best, like it felt good when I was running.”

Q: What team was your hardest competition this year?

A: “Riley County is always really good in the league. They always have a couple girls who are really good runners, so running against them is always really tough.”

Q: Is there anything you would have changed about the season?

A: “It could have been longer. I would love to have cross country season all year long.”

Q: What is something you feel like your team could work on to be better next year?

A: “We just need to run more in the off-season, like in summer and stuff, to be prepared for it.”

Q: What do you expect out of next year’s season?

A: “I expect greatness in our top seven. No one graduated, so everyone is back.”

Q: What are your goals for next year?

A: “Do great as a team [and] make it to state again.”

 

Article by Abbie Plummer, Yearbook Photo Editor

Photo by Beth Stanley, Staff Member

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