The Pony Express

Ana Weaver runs her way to success

Ana Weaver is running in the state tournament. After qualifying from the regional meet, she will head to Portland, Oregon to run in Nike Nationals on December 7.

Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 4, 2019

Hunger. Dehydration. Fatigue. Aching pain. Soaked running shoes. Through all this adversity, she wills herself to cross the finish line. It doesn't matter if it's a practice or a meet, she always pushes herself to meet or exceed the time she sets for herself. Junior Ana Weaver has always been a successf...

Girls cross country wraps up fast season

Girls take on a long hard race at the Section 4AA meet. Results of meet show who is going to state.

Rachel Duerr, Online Editor

November 3, 2019

State competitions came to a close for the girls cross country team. Friendships have been made and metals have been won throughout the season. As the season comes to a close, the practices get more intense and the excitement of state arises. "We had a great season, higher expectations that the previous years. No...

Ana Weaver takes eighth in State for cross country

The varsity girls cross country team starts off strong at their conference meet. Sophomore Ana Weaver (in red, farthest to the left) starts off on the right foot at the girls conference meet.

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

December 11, 2018

Fueled by her love for running, sophomore Ana Weaver placed eighth in the girls cross country State tournament. The tournament was held at St. Olaf College on Nov. 3. Weaver is currently number one on the team's All-Time Top 30 list. The list has runners' times from 2015 to present day and Weaver clocked in for a 5K at 17 minutes, 52 ...

Podolske finishes 38th season coaching cross country

Members of the Ponies girls cross country team celebrated their conference championship with Coach Podolske. The Ponies would go to capture fifth place at the State meet.

Derek Berg, Video Editor

December 4, 2018

For 38 years, the girls cross country team has been lead by coach Dawn Podolske. In this last season, the Ponies captured the conference title for the first time since 2000 along with a State tournament berth for the second consecutive year. In light of their recent successes, the Ponies look to be back on the rise. Th...

Summer prep pays off for girls cross country

Girls cross country runners turn the corner on the track at practice.

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

October 25, 2017

  The girls cross country team has been very successful so far this season with winning or placing very high in invitational meets and they look to head to state do well. The team has been so strong because of all the hard work the girls have put in over the summer and the younger runn...

Cross Country finishes season with state meet

Cross Country finishes season with state meet

Emma Salmi, Social Media Reporter

November 15, 2016

The boys and girls cross country teams both finished up their 2016 seasons as the boys team competed in the state meet on Nov. 5,  and freshman Libby Tuttle and senior Kyra Anderson competed in the state meet for the girls team. Both teams have had successful seasons despite the graduating of man...

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