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TC Cross Country gear available until August 13th

posted Aug 8, 2018, 8:45 PM by TC Administrator

Check out the 2018 TC Cross Country store!  Orders open until August 13th.

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Jarrett to be honored as WIC Legend at Missouri Valley track meet May 1st

posted Apr 27, 2018, 11:08 AM by TC Administrator

On Tuesday, May 1st Tri-Center's Dennis Jarrett will be honored as a WIC Legend for his work in building in the TC Cross Country program.  Coach Jarrett will be honored during the WIC track meet at Missouri Valley.  

Dennis Jarrett has been the head middle school high school Boy’s & Girl’s cross country coach for the past 11 years at Tri-Center.  After the 2017 season, he put away his running shoes and retired from coaching. He has been teaching at Tri-Center for 30 years and will
continue teaching middle school history.  

During his 11 year tenure, Dennis built the program from 13 runners in 2007 to 48 runners last season.  He accomplished this by making strong connections with each of the runners. Dennis had a talent for developing challenging but fun workouts.  He was able to get his runners to peak at all the right times during the season. He ran almost every workout with his runners. Along the trail, he talked with them about their progress, their academics, and other life skills.  He and his wife, Holly, (his assistant coach) created a family environment for the cross country team. Many lasting traditions and friendships were formed. Dennis’ coaching accomplishments include:
  • High School Girls team qualified for state 3 years in a row. 2010 to 2012.
  • The Girls team has been conference champions once.
  • High School Boys team qualified for state 3 years. 2014, 2015, 2017.
  • The Boys team has been the conference champions the past 4 years.
  • There have been 10 individual qualifiers to the State Meet 5 of those runners have been “All State” runners.
  • Several of the runners have ran at the college level and been very successful.
  • His teams have earned Academic Achievement awards all 11 years.
Dennis’ Awards and Honors:
  • Named the 1A Southwest Iowa “at large” Girl’s coach of the year 3 times.
  • Named the 1A Southwest Iowa “at large” Boy’s coach for the 2017 season.
Dennis credits his wife, Holly, for a lot of his coaching success.  She took care of the “behind the scene” things that sometimes go unnoticed.  The Jarretts have 5 adult children and are looking forward to spending time with family, camping, and traveling during the fall season.  They are TC, XC fans for life!

Jarrett named 1A Boys At Large Cross Country Coach of the Year

posted Nov 16, 2017, 7:27 AM by TC Administrator

Tri-Center coach Dennis Jarrett has been named 1A Boys At Large Cross Country Coach of the 
Year for 2017.  He will be recognized at the IATC Coaches dinner December 3rd in Ames.  

Congratulations Dennis!

TC Cross Country caps 2017 seasons with WIC & State honors

posted Oct 31, 2017, 12:15 PM by TC Administrator

Tri-Center finished a fantastic 2017 Cross Country season last weekend at the state meet in Fort Dodge.  See below for the state results and WIC All-Academic team.

Boys State results: 11th place

Girls State results: Peyton Pogge finished 4th

WIC All-Academic Cross Country 2017
Boys:  Lane Ausdemore, Nate Bolte, Caleb Chmelka, Carter Dollen, Nathan Holtorf, Braxton Larsen, Jakob Orel
Girls:  Sidney Porter, Cassidy Robinson, Emma Tessmer

State Qualifying results; State t-shirt orders due by 4 PM TOMORROW!

posted Oct 19, 2017, 5:41 PM by TC Administrator

Peyton Pogge placed 1st for the Girls Cross Country team and qualified for the State meet. The girls team placed 5th overall.

Brett McGee was Tri-Center’s first boy runner across the finish line which makes him an automatic State Qualifier, and he will be joined by his team because they placed 1st! Fantastic work Trojans! 

State T-shirts are available for order.  The image at the left is the design for the front and state qualified names will be on the back.  Orders must be turned into the High School office by 4:00 PM Friday.

Boy's 4th, Girl's 10th at State Qualifying

posted Oct 21, 2016, 5:54 AM by TC Administrator   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 6:08 AM ]

The Tri-Center Girl's were 10th and Boy's finished 4th at State Qualifying in Panora on Thursday, October 20th.  Congratulations on a great season!

Tri-Center boys finished 4th as a team:

Caleb Chmelka - 18th
Carter Dollen - 24th
Braxton Larsen - 27th
Lane Ausdemore - 32nd
Jon Franke - 43rd
Kaleb Smith - 53rd

Tri-Center girls finished 10th as a team:

Tristen Hughes - 31st
Amanda Brich - 38th
Tatum McKee - 50th
Paige Skow - 53rd
Sidney Porter - 61st
Karly Smith - 84th
Trinity Weers - 86th

Missouri Valley Invite results

posted Oct 17, 2016, 7:12 AM by TC Administrator

Tri-Center cross country results from the Missouri Valley Invite:  Braxton Larsen 9th, Jesse Cortinas 16th, Amanda Brich 14th, and Tristen Hughes 19th.  Way to go runners!

State Qualifying Meet October 20th at Lake Panorama

posted Oct 14, 2016, 10:15 AM by TC Administrator

The Tri-Center Cross Country team will participate in the State Qualifying Meet at Panorama on Thursday, October 20th. The schedule will be as follows:

All HS Girls- 4:00 pm
All HS Boys- 4:45 pm
Awards to follow

The meet will be held at Lake Panorama West Golf Course (6616 Panorama Rd. in Panora).  Directions to the course:  Follow highway 44 east out of Guthrie Center.  Turn north (left) on Redwood Rd.  Turn east (right) on West RV Rd. 

There is a $5 admission charge per vehicle. Spectator parking will be designated upon arrival.

Boy's Cross Country wins WIC meet; Brich is 17th among girl's finishers

posted Oct 13, 2016, 8:02 AM by TC Administrator

Congratulations to the boys Cross Country team who won the WIC meet on Monday, October 10th at Missouri Valley!

Caleb Chmelka - 6th
Jake Wohlers - 7th
Carter Dollen - 10th
Braxton Larsen - 11th
Lane Ausdemore - 13th
Kaleb Smith - 16th
Jesse Cortinas - 26th

Top 20 TC girl finishers were:

Amanda Brich - 17th

Atlantic meet cancelled

posted Oct 6, 2016, 10:38 AM by TC Administrator

Cross Country meet at Atlantic today, October 6th, has been cancelled.

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