Wait is worth it for Chickasaws
Nolan Usher sat on the infield at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School Friday night and tried to muster up a smile.
The New Hampton senior had just “picked off” four runners on the homestretch to place third in the 800 in a season-best time of 2:08.54, which he knew probably wasn’t quite enough to get him to the state track meet.
“If that’s my last run, I’ll take it,” Usher said, “but God, I hope it’s not.”
It wasn’t, for sometime just past noon on Saturday, Usher opened up the list of state meet qualifiers and learned that New Hampton’s 4x800 team — Lance Reicks, Joshua Holschlag, his younger brother Dylan and himself — had made it and will join Noah Fenske, who won both the shot put and discus at Friday’s Class 2A state qualifying meet, in Des Moines this week.
For more on this story see the May 14 Tribune.