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Looking Back on Girls Cross Country

The girls cross country team comforts one another after earning fourth place at districts. Atlantic was 17 points behind the third place team, ADM.

Taylor McCreedy, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Football coach Lou Holtz once said, “Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it.” This quote could easily describe the successes, disappointments, and perseverance for the 2019 Atlantic girls cross country team.   Expectations were high for the girls as prac...

Cross Country Season Ends in Fort Dodge

The boys' cross country team hoists their state-qualifying banner up. This is the second year in a row the boys' team has made an appearance at state.

Grace Clay, Editor

November 5, 2019

The cross country season has come to a close following the state meet. The boys’ team came in 14th place on Saturday. There were 15 squads present at the meet.  Individually, junior Craig Alan Becker earned 20th place, while seniors Bradley Dennis and Evan Brummer received placings of 39th and ...

Boys Cross Country Team State Bound

THE END OF AN ERA -- Seniors Clayton Jipsen and Zach McKay are deep in conversation. Both have been involved with cross country since their freshman year.

Grace Clay, Editor

October 29, 2019

With the state cross country meet looming ahead, and the districts meet over, the Trojans are going to be taking junior Taylor McCreedy as an individual to state, along with the entire boys' squad. In order to run as an individual in the state meet, the runner must be in the top 15 finishers. For a w...

Trojan XC Compete in Hawkeye 10 Meet

JV runner Rio Johnson runs hard at home meet. Johnson is a freshman this year.

Grace Clay, Editor

October 21, 2019

The Trojan cross country team competed in the Hawkeye 10 Thursday, Oct. 17. Creston hosted the meet. Harlan took the first place spot on the girls’ side, while Lewis Central was the top dog in the boys' competition, though they tied with Harlan. The boys finished in third place with two runners earning a top ...

Freshmen in the Varsity XC Lineup

The girls cross country team huddles up after the Creston meet. Two freshmen run varsity this year.

Connor Church, Editor

October 18, 2019

Ava Rush and Claire Wiederstein are both on the varsity cross country team as freshmen. Rush is in the top five, meaning her score counts for the team score. While Wiederstein isn't a top five runner, she still competes at the varsity level, honing her skills for upcoming races. Rush started to run...

Cross Country Continue Season at Home

The varsity boys' team starts the race at the home meet this past Saturday. The boys earned sixth place, and the girls finished in seventh.

Grace Clay, Editor

October 14, 2019

Due to rainy weather, the cross country meet that was scheduled on Thursday, Oct. 10, was postponed until Saturday, Oct. 12. It was the teams’ final home meet until Districts, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24. The girls’ team earned seventh place with one runner finishing in the top ten. Fr...

Trojan XC Run Hard Against Tough Competition

Junior Madison Botos is running hard. She finished 68th on Thursday.

Grace Clay, Editor

October 8, 2019

The Trojan cross country teams ran at Southeast Polk this past Thursday. The boys team earned tenth place, and the girls earned 11th. They both ran against a field featuring mostly 4A teams. The boys had one runner in the top ten. Junior Craig Alan Becker earned seventh place with a time of 17:05.7. ...

Trojan XC Working Hard This Season

Seniors Clayton Jipsen and Ben Andersen compete a recent meet. Both boys tear up the JV course.

Grace Clay, Editor

October 1, 2019

The Trojan cross country teams ran at Harlan on Saturday, Sept. 28. The girls are ranked at #10 and the boys are ranked at #12.  On the girls' side of the meet, Atlantic ran against a variety of ranked teams. The host team boasted a team ranking of #4 in class 3A. Other ranked squads included AHSTW...

Trojan XC Continues To Prosper

Freshmen Dana Dreager and Edria Brummer focus on finishing. Both runners tear up the JV circuit.

Grace Clay, Editor

September 25, 2019

With a cancelled meet on Saturday, the Trojan cross country teams continued the season Tuesday when they ran in Creston. The boys earned first place and the girls earned third. Three of the boys’ runners finished in the top ten. Junior Craig Alan Becker took the top spot with a time of 17:09.5, wit...

Trojan XC Continues Season Strong

Junior Craig Alan Becker speeds by during the time trials at the beginning of the season. Becker finished fourth on Monday.

Grace Clay, Editor

September 19, 2019

On Monday, Sept. 16, both of the Trojan cross country teams had a big opportunity to compete against some of the top-ranked teams in the state. Of the class B girls teams, the girls placed second with two runners in the top ten. Freshman Ava Rush finished 6th with a time of 21:19.05, and junior Mad...

Boys and Girls XC Stomp Out Competition

Junior Taylor McCreedy leads the pack at a meet last season. McCreedy took home first place at Tuesday's meet at Clarinda.

Grace Clay, Editor

September 13, 2019

The cross country teams had a great night on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Clarinda meet. Both teams earned first place. The girls had a score of 30, while the boys had a score of 37. Second place at the girls’ meet was Shenandoah with a score of 68, and second place at the boys’ meet was Red Oak with a...

Trojans Start XC Season Strong

Senior Pluma Pross and sophomore Addie DeArment run neck and neck while freshman Claire Weirderstein trails behind.

Grace Clay, Editor

September 10, 2019

As all the fall sports seasons begin, the Trojan cross country teams competed at Dallas Center Grimes and Harlan. Time trials were held Tuesday, Aug. 27 to determine which runners would run varsity for the first meet but it’s not permanent. The JV players can take a varsity spot if they run a fast...

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