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The cross country team celebrates a successful practice.
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Cross Country

Elizabeth Anderson September 16, 2021

“Exciting,” is how cross country coach Dan Vargason would explain this season. “We’re finally back from all the Covid protocols, we can just go out and run, fans are at the meets, new kids, kids...

Freshman Claire Pellett runs hard at a meet earlier this season. Pellett has run varsity all season.

Third Place for Trojan XC

Molly McFadden, Editor October 19, 2020

The Atlantic Trojan cross country teams competed at the Hawkeye-10 meet on Thursday, Oct. 15. At the meet held in Denison, both the girls and boys varsity teams placed third. Senior Craig Alan Becker was...

Freshman Faith Altman rushes towards the finish line at DCG. Altman placed 46 with a time of 25:00.9 in Pella.

Trojan XC Takes to Pella

Molly McFadden, Editor September 21, 2020

Cross country teams traveled to Central College to compete in the 15th Heartland Classic on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Trojans left Pella with a third place finish for the boys and a sixth place finish for...

Senior Ethan Williams races to the finish line. Williams is one of seven varsity runners on the boys team.

Starting the Season

Molly McFadden, Editor September 1, 2020

Trojan runners kicked off their season with a meet in Glenwood. Both teams placed 4th with a score of 94 each. Winning the team competition for girls was Harlan and boys was Urbandale. In the individual...

Time for Trojan Time Trials

Time for Trojan Time Trials

Dani Mathisen, Editor August 28, 2020

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

Looking Back on Girls Cross Country

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...

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.

Cross Country Season Ends in Fort Dodge

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...

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.

Boys Cross Country Team State Bound

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...

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

Trojan XC Compete in Hawkeye 10 Meet

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'...

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

Freshmen in the Varsity XC Lineup

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,...

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.

Cross Country Continue Season at Home

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,...

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

Trojan XC Run Hard Against Tough Competition

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...

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