Cross Country


Updated: 11/13/2018

  • I have quite a collection of clothing left over from this season.  Some of the items include a black North Face jacket, several nice pairs of performance wear sweats, and many t-shirts.  Please see me if any of this stuff is yours.  Smith
  • Congratulations to Natasha Sortland on her 8th place finish at the MSHSL State Cross Country Meet.  Her 8th place finish earned Natasha a trip to the stage at St. Olaf to be recognized as one of the top 10 girls in the state from Class A.  She also earned all-state honors from the Minnesota State High School Cross Country Coaches Association.   
  • Natasha's race was a great way to finish our season at ZMKW as her race time on 11/3 was 37 seconds better than what she ran on 8/30 on the same course.  Again, success is improvement.

  • Special thank you to all of the students and parents who made the trip over to St. Olaf on Saturday to support Natasha.


Our goal is to get a little better at each meet.   

2018 Season Schedule

8/27 @ Wabasha-Kellogg (Coffee Mill Golf Course)   

Please click on the link below to access the meet results from the W-K Meet

8/30 @ St. Olaf College JV/Varsity Runners Only  10AM

For the results, please click on the link below and go to "St. Olaf High School Showcase"

9/6 @ Hayfield-CANCELLED

9/13 @ Rochester Mayo (Eastwood Golf Course)  JV/Varsity Runners Only  4:00PM 


9/22 @ Milaca Mega Meet (Stones Throw Golf Course)  JV/Varsity Only  10AM

9/24 @ Pine Island Invitational (Pine Island Golf Course) 4:30PM

9/27 @ Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo Invite (Zta. Golf Club)  4:00PM

10/4 @ Owatonna (Brooktree Golf Course) 4:00PM

10/9 @ Goodhue (Rozie's Park)-Cancelled

10/16 @ HVL, Lake City (Hok Si La Park) 4:00PM

10/25 @ Section Meet, Rochester (Northern Hills Golf Course)  3:45

Added 7/25/18

I found the following while reading an article on personality traits of successful athletes.  Below is a list of these traits.....

DRIVE: Desire to win or be successful; sets and maintains high goals for themselves in athletics; responds positively to competition. Desires to attain athletic excellence.

AGGRESSIVENESS: Believes one must be aggressive to win; will not allow others to push them around in competition.

DETERMINATION: Willingness to practice long and hard; often works out willingly by themselves; persevering, patient, and unrelenting in work habits. Works on skills until exhausted.

GUILT-PRONENESS: Accepts responsibility for own actions; accepts blame and criticism even when not deserved; willing to endure physical and mental discomfort.

LEADERSHIP: Enjoys the role of leader and may assume it spontaneously; attempts to influence or direct others in a postiive way.

SELF-CONFIDENCE: Have unfaltering confidence in themselves and their capacity to deal with things; handles unexpected situations well; speaks up appropriately for beliefs to coaches and players.

EMOTIONAL CONTROL: Tends to be emotionally stable and realistic about athletics; will rarely allow feelings to show and performance is not affected by them; not easily frustrated by bad breaks, calls or mistakes.

MENTAL TOUGHNESS: Accepts strong criticism without feeling hurt; can bounce back quickly from adversity; does not need excessive encouragement from the coach.

COACHABILITY: Receptive to coaches’ advice; considers coaching important to becoming a good athlete; accepts the leadership and cooperates with authorities.

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: Tends to be exacting in character, dominated by sense of duty; will not attempt to bend rules and regulations to suit own needs; places the good of the team above personal well being.

TRUST: Accepts people at face value, believes what the coaches and teammates say and does not look for ulterior motives behind their words or actions; tends to get along well with teammates.



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