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Nebraska Elite Track Club articles

After the multi-year effort involved in writing a book, I'm cautious about starting another 500-hour hobby.  However, I've been a runner since 7th grade, and my sons Jack and Henry have followed in my footsteps, albeit at a much faster pace than I ever ran.  In December 2016, I volunteered to write periodic articles for Nebraska Elite Track Club, an organization founded by Coach Dustin Llewellyn to promote high school distance running in Nebraska.  About once a month, Dustin gives me the name and contact information for one of the best high school runners in Nebraska, and off I go to a McDonalds or random coffee shop to learn more about the runner and his or her coach.  The articles are posted at and below.  These articles will scratch my writing itch for a while, and perhaps eventually I'll get the motivation to write my third book - about a high school runner.  

Mazie Larsen, Junior, Gretna High School (published December 2016)

Milo Greder, Senior, Omaha Westside High School (January 2017)

Taylor Somers, Senior, Millard South High School (February 2017)

Seth Hirsch, Senior, Millard West High School (February 2017)

Anna Jennings, Freshman, Papio South High School (March 2017)

Ryan Eastman, Junior, Omaha Creighton Prep High School (March 2017)

Taya Skelton, Sophomore, Ft. Calhoun High School (April 2017)

Jake Ralston, Junior, Papio Lavista South (April 2017)

Class A cross country schedule (August 2017)

Ethan Goldner, Senior, Omaha Westside High School (September 2018)

Ally Schilmoeller, Junior, Elkhorn South High School (September 2018)

The runner with the broken heart who thrives on perseverance and love (October 2018)

Pure love for family, life and running - Brandy Kent, Senior, Millard South High School (April 2019)

NSAA proposal needs to see the light of day (May 14, 2020)

NSAA committed to flexibility for fall sports (August 19, 2020)

Class A XC coaches try to save a season (August 24, 2020)

COVID-era safety protocols for cross country (August 24, 2020)

Five fast boys (September 22, 2020)

Five fast girls (September 30, 2020)

Distance running failures (October 29, 2020)


College distance running articles

Navigating the college selection process for distance runners (December 14, 2018)

College distance running program guide (January 30, 2021)

College recruiting in the COVID era (September 13, 2020)