cross country
XC Team

2016 Cross Country Team

Back row from left: Sybil Giefer, Helen Giefer, Aleah Howard, Bernard Giefer, Gracie Hickson, Evan Wilds, and Coach Gayle Pfannenstiel.
Front row from left: Benjamin Anderson, Andrew Mejia, William Barney, and Sean Conness.

 

 

Cross Country members plan to run for the gold in 2016

Cross Country Coach
Giving some words of advice, cross country coach Gayle Pfannenstiel talks to one of her athletes, William Barney.

By Helen Giefer
The 2016 Cross Country team is excited for the season and has high expectations for its team members.

Coach Gayle Pfannenstiel commented that she is looking forward to the cross country season with six boys and four girls going out for the sport.

Her goals for the season are to help runners achieve goals, do their best, and realize that as a whole they can do “anything they put their mind and heart into.” Pfannenstiel went on to say that she would like her team to be prepared for the meets both physically and mentally.

Sean Conness, the only senior out for the sport, spoke on the team’s expectations for the season.

He commented that the team’s strengths lie in being “able to continue running, competing, and basically climbing hills” even if it will hurt after the run or the race. However, he believes the team will need to “jell together” more for success throughout the season.

When asked what goals the team has for the season, Conness replied that the team hopes to send both individual runners and the boys’ team to State.  According to Conness, the team has prepared for the season by running a lot of hills and extra miles outside of practice.  The team has “overall talent, heart, and drive to push each other continuously,” said Conness.

Cross country team “runs smart” on Ogallah run

Ogallah Run
With a smile, Coach Gayle Pfannenstiel and sophomore Evan Wilds finish the 8.5 mile run to Ogallah on October 1.

By Gracie Hickson
The Trego cross country team gathered together for their annual run to Ogallah on October 1.

The team started their run at the WaKeeney Swimming Pool Park and took Old Highway 40 to Schreiner’s old fuel station in Ogallah. The run was approximately 8.5 miles.

Supporting the team on their run were Elaine and Ian​  Conness, Wyndom Giefer, Charlene Anderson, Angela Wilds, Dawn and Hardy Howard, Tina and Jason Hickson, Vicki and Robert Doxon, and Jeff Rhoden and son, JT.

After the run, everybody gathered together at Pizza Hut to celebrate.

A senior member of the team, Sean Conness, has made the run three times. 

“It is important to stay relaxed in order to make such a long run,” commented Conness.  “Control your breathing and don’t start out too fast. You have to run smart,” he concluded.

 

 

 

 

Schedule Story Rec.
9/1 Trego @ Norton 4:30 pm
Girls n/a Boys 3rd
9/10 Trego @ Wamego 11:00 am

Girls n/a Boys 11th

9/15 Trego Invitational @ Home 4:30pm

Girls 1st Boys 2nd

9/22Trego @ Hill City 5pm
Girls n/a Boys 4th
9/29 Trego @ Ness City 4pm
Girls n/a Boys 2nd
10/6 MCL @ Phillipsburg 4:30pm

Girls 2nd
Boys 4th

10/13 Trego @ Wheatland 3pm

Girls 1st
Boys 2nd

10/24 Regional Meet TBA

Girls n/a
Boys 5th

10/29 State @ Wamego  
Name 9/1 9/10 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6
10/13
10/22
10/29        
Bernard Giefer

18:19
3rd

18:50
19:20
1st
19:13
5th
18:29
5th
18:20
3rd

18:03
1st

18:23.24
2nd

19:36
20th
Sean Conness
19:02
5th
19:39
20:25
5th
20:07
12th
19:49
19:29
10th

19:34
12th

19:27.72
12th

19:59
 
William Barney

19:35
8th

20:06
21:03
9th
19:36
7th
19:11
10th
N/A

19:28
9th

19:29.72
14th

N/A
Andrew Mejia
23:40
23:27
24:35
23:52
22:28
22:28
21:35
22:41.06
N/A
Evan Wilds
32:09
33:34
33:17
33:24
32:24
30:14
29:34
28:21.78

N/A

Gracie Hickson
27:56
7th
28:07
28:41
26:27
3rd
26:11
26:20
24:50
27:34.38
N/A
Helen Giefer
19:10
1st

19:43
1st

20:14
20:19
1st
19:36
1st
19:40
1st

19:57
1st

20:02.72
1st

21:24
6th

Sybil Giefer
19:27
2nd

20:22
4th

21:10
20:42
2nd
20:44
2nd
20:54
3rd

20:36
2nd

21:43.34
4th

21:37
7th

Aleah Howard
23:00
7th
23:38
24:23
23:15
5th
22:17
7th
21:56
5th

22:05
4th

N/A
N/A
Benjamin Anderson
N/A
22:32
24:24
23:25
21:53
21:52
21:11
22:00.09
N/A