The Pony Express

More than a cross country state champion coach

Head cross country coach Scott Christensen preparing his team for the start of the race. He gives them last minute inspiration for crossing the finish line.

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor

March 25, 2020

"Coaching is about change and adjustment, coaching is being in the moment," Scott Christensen cross country and track coach said. Christensen has won many awards and championships during his coaching years. He has also been a part of the district for close to 40 years. Christensen has won 13 Minnesota State Champ...

Boys track team trains outside during Minnesota heat wave

Juniors Owen Kiser, Bailey Foster and their coach during spring break. Being distance runners, Christensen spends a lot of time with them to help them improve. Coming during spring break gave them an opportunity to get ahead.

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

April 8, 2019

The boys track team started practices during spring break to prepare for this years competitions.  Starting during spring break gave them more time to get ahead of the competition.  The team consists of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshman and one eighth grader, all bringing different levels of experi...

Cross country runners go extra mile

Boys from the Stillwater cross country run tirelessly after school, outside on the new track during the fall season.

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 2, 2018

Thirty-five years ago, in 1983, a major player in the school's athletic history was just beginning his journey in leading the Ponies in running the distance; boys cross country. Since then, it would be hard to tabulate exactly how many miles this team has cumulatively run over the years, but they have...

Boys cross country strives for fame

Steven Lang runs because it helps him clear his mind. When he runs it’s just him and the open paths he can take. “I just felt like running,

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

November 2, 2017

The Stillwater boys varsity cross country season is well under way and the boys are finding success. Although the team is doing well, both the boys and Head Coach Scott Christensen believe they can do better. The Ponies Cross Country team has won several meets already this season, including the Faribault Invita...

Coach Scott Christensen recognized by MSHSL

Coach Scott Christensen supports his team in any way possible. “I love Scott, ever since day one he’s just been a cool, down to earth guy. He makes the Cross Country atmosphere so funny and lighthearted, and he takes the time to get to know you.” Senior Riley Call says.

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

September 30, 2017

Coach Scott Christensen’s dedication to Stillwater’s runners finally paid  off when he was inducted into the MSHSL Track hall of Fame. After coaching 73 track and cross country teams, training 4 runners who have broken 4 minutes in the mile, and winning 8 state titles, Christensen was inducted into the Tr...

Boys and girls track teams set their sights on state

Jared Dean, News Anchor

April 28, 2016

  The Track and Field teams are sprinting into the season with high expectations. The team is proud of their high rank. The team broke records last year in 110 hurdles and the 4x1 records that may be difficult to match. Despite this, the team's goal still remains the same; to go to the state tournament...

Boys track runs towards a championship

“This is not a club. It’s a team. My athletes dedicate themselves to this program and that’s an area where other teams don’t do so well. Our athletes show a bigger commitment to the team than other athletes from other programs” coach Scott Christensen said.

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

April 6, 2016

Stillwater has had a dominant track team for decades. Ten state titles and 51 section titles prove they are no ordinary track team. What is the secret? The coach. Head coach Scott Christensen has lead the team to ten state championships in the 34 years that he has been coaching. "Scott's combinat...

Stillwater track continues its winning ways

Stillwater track continues its winning ways

Justin Hannasch, Team Lead

April 28, 2015

  As the snow melts and the trees start to bloom, the Stillwater Boys track team begins another season. By winning sections and making it to state last season, the team reached new heights and will once again look to take the section 4AA title. The team is back to back section champions, and with the mix of exper...

Third place finish in State for boys cross country

Photo by Megan Aller
Members of the boys cross country team pose for a picture with their State Championship trophy after taking third place in the state meet.

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2013

The boys cross-country team competed in the state competition for cross-country teams. All of the top seven runners in the Stillwater Boys team were prepared to give their all while representing Stillwater High School. The State competition was held at St. Olaf College on November 2nd. While the entirety...

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