Over 100 runners from Northeast Nebraska competed in the Niobrara-Verdigre Cross Country meet at the Niobrara State Park on Thursday. With temperatures in the 90's it was a true test of endurance to finish the 3.1 mile course. Athletes from Crofton, Creighton, Stanton, Hartington, Randolph, Niobrara-Verdigre,Osmond, Bloomfield-Wausa, and Neligh-Oakdale took to the tough course filled with hills and curves. Water, cold cloths, and popsicles waited for all those competing in the race. There was also a junior high 1-mile race following the high school races.
Congratulations to all who ran today.
View our photo gallery of the competitors below.
The Crofton girls and Crofton boys won the team championships.
Unofficial top 10 high school results for Knox County runners:
1st - Haley Arens, Crofton
4th - Sam Altwine, Crofton
5th - Krista Zavadil, Crofton
6th Clair Trenhaile, Bloomfield-Wausa
8th - Kyla Deninger, Crofton
2nd - Tanner Arens, Crofton
4th - Kyle Young, Bloomfield-Wausa
5th - Jake Neuhalfil - Crofton
6th - Justin Goeden, Crofton
7th - Ashby Nelson, Bloomfield-Wausa
8th - Brady Stucky, Crofton
9th - Dillon Ives, Niobrara-Verdigre
10th - Zach Hazen, Creighton