Cross Country

Cross Country is Starting the Season Strong

Murray, NEB- The cross country season has started and Conestoga’s team is off to a good start, having members place at all the meets they have run in so far. The team has had some amazing Cougar Spirit with them and is excited to make this season one of their best.

This year they have welcomed new members from both the Junior High and High School, all looking forward to representing the Cougars out on the trails. Along with new members, the team also has new coaches. Last season the team had to say goodbye to their beloved head coach Sean Trampe. Nonetheless, the team is happy to welcome Ryan Burns as their new head coach, who is the former assistant coach of the cross country team. Burns has been involved in cross country for twelve years and is eager about this season. He says the team is getting better and better every day. The team’s new assistant coach is Kyle Steckler. He is looking forward to helping the team reach their goals and have a good season.

Missing out on the first meet of the season at Auburn due to intense heat, the team has since performed well in their following meets. Taking part in cross country meets at Johnson County Central Park, Arlington, Bennington and Malcolm, the team has had members place in almost every category. Team captain, Danie Parriott, says she is excited about this season and she thinks Conestoga has a strong cross country team. Like the rest of the team, she has done well, placing at every meet so far.

The team is hopeful for this new season and happy to welcome both new teammates and coaches.