Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

New course proves tough for local runners


August 31, 2017

Stephanie Pedersen for the Western Nebraska Observer

Thomas Lenzen was the sole medalist in the High School division following a tough opening day on a new course.

Running a new course caused a bit of trouble for the Kimball High School cross country team as they opened their season at the Riverview Golf Course in Scottsbluff on Thursday, Aug. 24.

Though senior Kaden Adrian led the Kimball runners through the course, he was unable to complete the race, according to coach Tiffany Johnson.

"Had he finished, I feel he would have been in the medal winning with Thomas (Lenzen)," Johnson said.

Kimball competed against a field of 214 athletes for their opening competition, with Lenzen taking top local honors in 19:48 and placing 23rd.

Following Lenzen was Ga...

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