LTC Awards Six Scholarships to Local Runners
The Lincoln Track Club awarded six, $1,000 scholarships to local high
school runners who plan to continue to compete in cross country and/or
track and field at the collegiate level at the June 8 board meeting.
The LTC established the scholarship program in 2013 to assist area
runners with college expenses because athletic scholarship funds for
track and field athletes are limited. This is the first year for the
“It is my privilege to award the first LTC scholarships to this group
of six outstanding high school runners,” said Glen Moss, LTC
president. “Each scholarship recipient is very deserving of this award
and I look forward to following their careers at the next level.”
The scholarship recipients are:
- Brooke Benes from Lincoln Southeast finished her career with a 14th
place finish at the state cross country meet. Benes plans to attend
the University of South Dakota. Her parents are Jennifer Siefkes and
- Tyler Janssen from Lincoln East closed his career with a 7th place
finish in the 800 at the state track meet and was a member of the 3rd
place 4×400 and 6th place 4×800 relays at the state track meet.
Janssen will be attending Nebraska Wesleyan in the fall. His parents
are Donna and Tim Janssen.
- Muoch Keak from Lincoln East finished his career at the state track
meet as a member of the 6th place 4×800 relay and competed in the
mile. Keak will be attending UNL in the fall and plans to major in
secondary education so he can coach at the next level. He guardians
are Sarah Bol and John Ngulh.
- Natalie Kurtenbach from Lincoln Pius X capped her career with a 7th
place finish at the state cross country meet and was 9th in the 2-mile
run at the state track meet. Kurtenbach will be attending Rockhurst
College in Kansas City and plans to major in nursing or physical
therapy. Her parents are Janet and Mark Kurtenbach.
- Bryce Nitzsche from Lincoln East capped his career as a member of the
3rd place 4×400 and 6th place 4×800 relay teams at the state track
meet. Nitzsche plans to attend Hesston College in Kansas to study
business and finance. His parents are Sherlyn and David Nitzsche.
- Camrie Ventry from Pius X competed in cross country and track for the
Thunderbolts. Ventry plans to attend Benedictine College in Atchison,
Kansas. Her mother is Sandy Ventry.
Photo Details: 2014 scholarship recipients who were able to attend the LTC meeting from l-r: Ann Ringlein, LTC vice president; Tyler Janssen; Bryce Nitzsche; Camrie Ventry; and Glen Moss, LTC president.