Cornhusker Flyers

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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. 

Upcoming practices:
(coaches/volunteers listed are unable to attend)
Wednesday, July 11 Thursday, July 12 Monday, July 16 Wednesday, July 18 Thursday, July 19
Coach Lisa Charles Coach Lisa Charles
All July practices at Millard North High School, 144th & Pacific, starting at 7:30 p.m. 

26 Flyers competed in 55 events at the Region 8 Junior Olympic Championships at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa from Thursday, July 5 to Sunday, July 8.  Flyer athletes won 31 medals, including 6 bronze, 9 silver, and 5 gold!  Regional champions were:
Taryn Askvig, 11-12 Girls high jump, 4' 9"
Elle Heckenlively, 11-12 Girls shot put, 35' 6"
Katharine Beachler, 11-12 Girls aero-javelin throw, 100' 1"
Andrew Hawkins, 9-10 Boys 800 meter run, 2:34.18
Jack Chambers, 9-10 Boys shot put, 26' 2"
Flyer results here.  Complete results here.

4 Flyers competed in 12 events at the National Youth Outdoor Championships at The College At Brockport in Brockport, New York from Tuesday, June 26 to Sunday, July 1.  Flyer athletes won 9 medals, including 2 bronze, 1 silver, and 3 gold!  National Youth medalists were:
Tyler Wilson, 15-16 Boys shot put, 39' 10", 5th
Tyler Wilson, 15-16 Boys discus throw, 107' 11", 7th
Tyler Wilson, 15-16 Boys javelin throw, 119' 5", 3rd
Eliana Akough, 15-16 Girls shot put, 39' 5", 1st
Eliana Akough, 15-16 Girls hammer throw, 124' 1", 4th
Ben Alvarado, 13-14 Boys shot put, 38' 6", 3rd
Katharine Beachler, 11-12 Girls shot put, 33' 7", 2nd
Katharine Beachler, 11-12 Girls discus throw, 80' 11", 1st
Katharine Beachler, 11-12 Girls aero-javelin throw, 94' 9", 1st
Flyer results here.  Complete results here.

62 Flyers competed in 169 events at the Nebraska Junior Olympic Championships at Bryan High School in Omaha on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.  Flyer athletes won 71 medals, including 13 bronze, 16 silver, and 9 gold.  Nebraska JO champions were:
Maryah Godwin, 17-18 Girls 100 meter hurdles
Mildred Young, 17-18 Girls shot put
Jordan McDonald, 17-18 Girls discus throw
Eliana Akough, 15-16 Girls shot put
Eliana Akough, 15-16 Girls hammer throw
Ava Akough, 13-14 Girls shot put
Elle Heckenlively, 11-12 Girls shot put
Katharine Beachler, 11-12 Girls discus throw
Elle Heckenlively, 11-12 Girls aero-javelin throw
Complete results here.  Thank you to all the parents, athletes, and coaches for volunteering to work at the meet!

Cornhusker Flyers apparel is now available for purchase!  Go to our Flyer Store page for more information.

See the National Youth Ranking System to see how your 2018 season best marks rank nationally.

32 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.)

Upcoming events:
Flyers: To sign up for a meet, go online or contact Brian Zimmerman before the entry due date/time shown.
Saturday, July 21, 7:30 a.m. - Cornhusker State Games @ Lincoln High School, Lincoln (enter on your own by Sunday, July 15)
Monday, July 23 to Sunday, July 29 - USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships @ North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina (entries due Monday, July 16, 11:59 p.m.)
Saturday, December 8 - USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships @ Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, Nevada (entries due Wednesday, November 28, 11:59 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 25 to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - USATF National Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships @ Durham County Memorial Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

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.

Cornhusker Flyers Team App The Cornhusker Flyers have their own Smartphone App!  It'll keep you up-to-date with your favorite team's news, events, results, and much more.  To get the full features of your team's App, you need to download Team App onto your smartphone.  Download Team App here (  Its 100% FREE!  Launch Team App and search for Cornhusker Flyers.  Then:
1. Sign-up to Team App.  You'll be sent an e-mail to confirm your registration.
2. Search for your club's App and request access to group(s) that apply to you.
If you don't have a smartphone, go to  Questions?  Contact Flyers coach Scot Rainbolt.

National Junior Olympics 14 Flyers competed in 27 events at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas from Monday, July 24 to Sunday, July 30.  Many events had 40 or 50 or sometimes 60 kids compete, so just finishing in the top 20 is an accomplishment.  Our top 20 finishers:
Sophia Scott, 9-10 Girls mini-javelin throw, 86 9, 4th place
Ava Akough, 11-12 Girls shot put, 32 1, 13th
Eliana Akough, 15-16 Girls discus throw, 115 7, 15th
Kennedy Gochenour, 17-18 Girls javelin throw, 113 5, 16th
Tyler Wilson, 13-14 Boys discus throw, 137 10, 17th
Jackline Paul, 13-14 Girls triple jump, 33 6, 19th
Ian Klimowicz, 13-14 Boys triple jump, 37 5, 20th
Congratulations to all the competitors for getting this far!  Complete Flyer results here.

8 Flyer kids competed in 12 events at the 2017 Nebraska state high school track meets, winning a total of 7 medals!

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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