"DEFEND THE TRADITION"
If you are a student looking to build friendships and be part a successful, historic program that pushes you to buy into something larger than yourself, the SLUH XC team is a home for you. We work hard, have high expectations, and have a lot of fun. The first day of practice for the 2017 season is Monday, July 31. Information on summer opportunities is posted below in the news section. Contact Head Coach Joe Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Looking to get involved with the SLUH Cross Country team this summer? The following two weeks of camp and summer weights are open to any SLUH student, including incoming freshmen.
The 2016 SLUH Cross Country Season is now in the history books. Yesterday in Jefferson City, we finished tenth among the 16 qualifying teams, one slot up from our eleventh place finish in 2015, and third among the six St. Louis-area teams.
Click here for summaries of the recent District & Sectional Championship races.
Click here to read the Week 14 Team Newsletter.
Click here to read the Week 13 Team Newsletter.
Click here to read the Week 12 Team Newsletter.
For the 13th consecutive season and 22nd time in the 25 years of the Metro Catholic Conference, the varsity cross country team secured a conference title on a beautiful Saturday morning in Forest Park.
Click here to read the Week 11 Team Newsletter.
On Saturday at the Parkway West Invitational, held again at the Living Word United Methodist Church in Wildwood, we competed in four races.
Click here to read the Week 10 Team Newsletter.
This past weekend, we split our team and participated in two major invitationals: one, an intensely-competitive invitational in the Chicagoland area, and two, a local invitational rich in tradition and prestige.
Over the course of the Paul Enke Invitational on Saturday, it was the youngest SLUH runners who made the biggest impact.
Click here to read the Week 8 Team Newsletter.
Tomorrow morning, we run at the legendary Paul Enke Invitational at Sioux Passage Park.
Click here to read the Week 7 Team Newsletter - "With Deep Gratitude".
Though the mud lingered from the rain in the days before the meet and made the runners' finish times significantly slower, the Forest Park XC Festival enjoyed another big success on Saturday.
This Friday and Saturday, SLUH hosts the 11th annual Forest Park XC Festival at Aviation Fields. This year will be our largest yet, with 276 teams coming from 9 states and a total of 4,543 athletes registered across all divisions (Middle School, High School, and College). In 11 quick years, this has become the largest cross country meet in the Midwest.
Click here to read the Week 6 Team Newsletter - "Onward to the Forest Park Festival."
In our first big team-wide, Saturday invitational, we represented ourselves very well at the Granite City Invitational.
All team members will compete or support at Granite City on Saturday. Click here for meet information.
For the freshmen and sophomores, the first race of the 2016 XC season is in the books. We had a great day at O'Fallon!
Click here to read the Week 5 Team Newsletter - "Beginning of Racing Season."
Van Bree, Bryce
If you are requesting a lighter workout, an alternative workout, or a day off today due to a diagnosed or suspected injury, please complete this form by the end of your lunch period. You are never free to skip practice. You must complete this form before speaking to a coach about the issue. Never assume that your plan for the day is what the coaches will have you do. Under most circumstances, you will still be working out, doing therapy or performing service to the team. Fill out a new form every day you are requesting consideration for your situation, unless you have directly worked out a long-term plan with the head coach.
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The Study Group is a group of athletes who have asked for extra support and flexibility from the coaching staff in order to be academically successful. Being a member of the Study Group commits the athlete to completing this report every school day. If you faithfully meet this commitment and find that you are in a situation that requires you to miss a meet or a practice in order to keep up with academic work, the head coach may excuse you. You are never excused without the approval of the head coach. Our hope is that a daily piece of communication will help you be more aware of what you need to do and will help the coaching staff to support you in your studies. If a pattern of repeated requests for absence develops, the coaches, you, and your parents will meet to discuss the situation.