October 22, 2014

The Journey ends for B-H seniors

By Jarann Johnson

All great movies and books have an all-important dramatic scene near the end that defines the story. For five seniors on the Beulah-Hazen (B-H) cross-country team, that ending will come this Saturday at the Souris Golf Course in Minot. But before the final scene happens, B-H fans need notes from the group’s journey.
Calvin Aichele was the first B-H runner to put his right leg in front of his left and repeat thousands of times in running motion. Aichele has been running since the seventh-grade and helped guide B-H’s program into a cross-country state power.
Aichele loves being a part of the transition that helped move B-H’s program move closer to the top of the state and calls it his favorite part of his career.
“I’d have to say last year at state, getting second (is my favorite cross-country memory). When I started, we were maybe top ten as a seventh-grader, then as an eighth-grader we got fifth. We’ve just constantly gotten a little better and to come last year and get second it was pretty exciting for us,” Aichele said.
Aichele credited his team’s ability to improve consistently to having a competitive team with classmates like Brian Sitz and Jett Hettich.

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