Born in a refugee camp in Ethiopia, one of the best runners in state history came to the country seven years ago after both of his parents died.
A decorated runner, Chot won the Class A state cross country meet in each of his final three years of high school.
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“Being able to defend my title (two times), I’m only the (third) ever Class A guy to do it, so it’s a big deal, and I’m really, really proud of that."
The Spartans had their best race of the season at the right time Friday to win the team championship at the state meet at Kearney Country Club.
Chilly temperatures greeted runners at this year's state cross country meet at the Kearney Country Club. Journal Star photos by Francis Gardler.
Friday's results from the high school state cross country meet in Kearney.
Six years after showing up for his first day of school in Lincoln, Chot is now one of the best cross country runners in state history.
Six of the nine Lincoln high school cross country coaches have been at their post for at least 13 years. What's behind the longevity? It's simple.
Nebraska high school cross country ratings for Class B.
Two of the top runners in Omaha on Thursday showed they’ll also be state title contenders at next week's state cross country meet.
A look at results from Thursday's meets.
City and area athletes clinched state berths at Thursday's cross country district races at Pioneers Park. Journal Star photos by Gwyneth Roberts.
The highlights from district cross country meets across the state.
Bri Rinn and Liem Chot both extended their season-long winning streaks at the HAC championship in Kearney.
Thursday's results from high school cross country.
The latest Nebraska high school cross country ratings.
The 12-team meet will be Thursday at the Kearney Country Club, with the girls varsity race at 4:50 p.m. and the boys race at 5:20 p.m.
Aquinas' Payton Davis has won six cross country races this season.