Morrill cross country team trying new sport
     2014-09-11      By Doug Harris    dougharris@geringcitizen.com
Photo by Doug Harris/Gering Citizen - The Morrill Cross Country team for 2014: senior Katie Howell and freshman Remmington Leisy. 
Coach Ashlee Gompert enters her third year of coaching the Morrill cross country program. Gompert has a stake in the team beyond coach as a 2007 graduate from Morrill who was active in cross country during her high school years.

The team has two runners this year, both new to the sport. Senior Katie Howell joins her teammate freshman runner Remmington Leisy for the 2014 season.

Howell said she wasn't too interested in the competition but wanted to challenger herself, “I wanted to try something new,” she said. “I want to see if it will go ok.”

Leisy said he joined the team because his parents were supportive. It helps that he says he’s “the fastest runner in my family.”

Coach Gompert said that since both runners are trying the distance running sport for the first time, they’ll both be competing in Junior Varsity this season.

Morrill Cross Country schedule

Friday, Sept 5, 1 p.m. at Gering High School
Friday, Sept 12, 1 p.m. at Kimball High School
Saturday, Sept 20, 9 a.m. at Alliance High School
Tuesday, Sept 23, 4:45 p.m. at Scottsbluff Country Club
Friday, Sept 26, TBD at Torrington High School
Thursday, Oct 2, 2:30 p.m. at Bayard High School
Friday, Oct 10, 11:00 a.m. at Gordon-Rushville High School
Thursday, Oct 16, TBA – Districts



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