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Welcome to the home page of the
CORNHUSKER FLYERS TRACK CLUB

The Cornhusker Flyers are a USA Track & Field Nebraska Association member youth club, offering an opportunity for boys and girls ages 18 and younger in the Omaha metropolitan area to participate in the sports of track & field and cross country.  Our track & field season runs from April to July and our cross country season runs from September to December.  To learn more about the Flyers track program, see our Club Information page. 

The 2015 Flyers track & field season has begun!  If you're ready to join for the summer, here's what to do.  If you're not sure yet, then we invite you to attend a few practices first (but please bring a completed information/waiver form with you).  If you have any questions about the Flyers, please feel free to ask any of our Coaches & Volunteers.  We look forward to seeing you at practice!

Upcoming practices:
(coaches/volunteers listed are unable to attend)
Wednesday, May 20 @ Ralston Thursday, May 21 @ Ralston Wednesday, May 27 Thursday, May 28 Monday, June 1
Coach Charles
Coach Doke
Coach Dutoit
Coach Wallerstedt
Coach Charles
Coach Dutoit
Coach Vasquez
Coach Wallerstedt
Lisa Gochenour
All practices at Burke High School, 120th & Dodge, starting at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  Wednesday practices are preceded by a team/parent meeting.

See the National Youth Ranking System to see how your 2015 season best marks rank nationally.

14 Flyer kids competed in 22 events at the 2015 Nebraska and Iowa state track meets, winning a total of 16 medals, including 3 bronze, 2 silver, and 4 gold!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot The Flyers are hosting the Nebraska Junior Olympic Championships at Burke High School on June 20 and 21.  This is largest youth meet in the state, with over 700 athletes competing.  Flyer parents, families, and alumni are encouraged to volunteer.  Click on the VolunteerSpot button or contact Leslie Murrell at flyersvolunteer@yahoo.com.

24 former Flyers are competing in track & field, cross country, and other sports at colleges and universities across the country.  (If any names are missing, let us know.)

View 2014 Nebraska Association Track & Field and Cross Country Awards Banquet pictures here and the Flyer award winners here.

Upcoming events:
Flyers: To sign up for a meet, go online or contact Brian Zimmerman before the entry due date/time shown.
Sunday, May 24, 8:30 a.m. - Boys & Girls Club Jaguars Track Club Invitational @ Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands, Omaha (Flyer entries)
Saturday, May 30, 8:00 a.m. - Peak Performance Track Club Invitational @ Bryan High School, Omaha (entries due Tuesday, May 26, 11:59 p.m.)
Saturday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. - USATF Nebraska Youth Athletic Championships @ Northwest High School, Omaha (entries due Tuesday, June 2, 11:59 p.m.)
Saturday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. - Track & Field United Track Meet @ Junction City High School, Junction City, Kansas (enter on your own by Thursday, June 11, 11:59 p.m.)
Saturday, June 20 to Sunday, June 21 - USATF Nebraska Junior Olympic Championships @ Harry A. Burke High School, Omaha
Tuesday, June 30 to Sunday, July 5 - USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships @ Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois -- performance guidelines
Thursday, July 9 to Sunday, July 12 - USATF Region 8 Junior Olympic Championships @ Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2 - USATF National Junior Olympic Championships @ University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
Saturday, Augut 1 and Sunday, August 2 - State Games of America @ Lincoln High School, Lincoln (enter on your own by June 1)

Look in our Calendar page for dates, times, and sites of upcoming Flyer practices, meets, and other special events.  When possible, any postponement or cancellation information will appear on our home page as it becomes available.

16 Flyers competed in 25 events at the National Junior Olympic Championships at Humble High School in Humble, Texas from Monday, July 21 to Sunday, July 27.  Flyer athletes placed in 7 of 25 events, including 4 silver and 2 gold.  National JO medalists were:
Rebekah Topham, 17-18G 800 meter run, 1st
Rebekah Topham, 17-18G 1500 meter run, 1st
Andy Vasquez, 15-16B 3000 meter race walk, 2nd
Katelyn Gochenour, 15-16G discus throw, 2nd
Katelyn Gochenour, 15-16G javelin throw, 2nd
Kennedy Gochenour, 15-16G javelin throw, 6th
Maximilian Murrell, 11-12B high jump, 2nd
The 2 gold and 4 silver medals were the most of any club in the region!  The 7 total medals tied with the Bellevue Breeze for the most medals in the region.  Complete Flyer results here.

USATF video Two Flyer athletes are in a USA Track & Field promotional video: Alexandria Gochenour (at 1:17, 2:30, and 4:37) and McKayla Roberts (2:20).

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Attention: ex-Flyer athletes and coaches!  Our Flyer Family News page features an Alumni Profiles section.  Let your old Flyer friends know what you're up to by sending in news about yourself.

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If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments concerning the Flyers or the web-site, please send us an e-mail.  Thanks for visiting!

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