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Kade Anderson keeps the pace on the Ogallala course that will also be the site for districts in two weeks. (Courtesy photo)

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Kambree Meeske, who was Chase County’s third runner across the finish at Ogallala last week, has been moving up in her placings in recent meets. (Courtesy photo)

Coach likes pre-district look at Ogallala course

    Even though the Chase County runners came home without any medals last Thursday, Coach Carl Zuege said the Ogallala Cross Country Invitational provided valuable experience.
    Ogallala will host the C4 District Meet in two weeks on the same Crandell Creek Golf Course.
    While the junior high teams have run at Ogallala’s meet before, last week was the first time the Longhorn varsity teams competed there, Zuege said.
    It was a huge meet, too, with 180 boys finishing and another 114 entered in the girls’ division.
    “It was a flat and fast course, the fastest we’ll be on this season,” he said.
    The Imperial Country Club course, run two weeks earlier, was at the top for Chase County’s runners as fastest, until they were able to get into Ogallala.
    “We really wanted to get into that meet, especially this year with districts on the same course,” he said.
    In the past, the Dundy Co. Stratton meet was held the same week as Ogallala’s. When DCS officials moved theirs to Aug. 29, it opened up the opportunity to get into Ogallala.
    Varsity and JV runners ran together in the boys’ and girls’ divisions.
    It was a nice cool day, but 20-30 mph winds were a factor in the race, Zuege said.

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