Cross Country

"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 jporter@sluh.org with any questions.

SLUH XC Team News & Announcements

XC Summer Opportunities

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.

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State Recap: SLUH Finishes Tenth

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.

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M.C.C. Champions!

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.

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Parkway West Recap

On Saturday at the Parkway West Invitational, held again at the Living Word United Methodist Church in Wildwood, we competed in four races.

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Big Weekend for SLUH XC

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.

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Forest Park Festival Recap

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.

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Forest Park XC Festival Information

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.

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Granite City Inv. Recap

In our first big team-wide, Saturday invitational, we represented ourselves very well at the Granite City Invitational.

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XC Team Roster

Freshmen (29)

Andrew, Matt
Bock, Harry
Booher, Mitchell
Callahan, Joe
Catalano, Kyle
DeVoll, Bob
Dillon, Peter
Floretta, Colin
Friedrichs, Matt
Galli, James
Garcia, Ben
Gatewood, Daniel
Gomric, J.T.
Gordon, Michael
Hartung, Christopher
Heard, Jacob
Johnson, Travione
Krieger, Ben
LaBarge, Peter
Mark, Christian
May, Branden
McLaughlin, Nick
Mittendorf, Adam
Reilly, Thomas
Scott, Noah
Seal, Garrett
Song, Sirius
Uhlenbrock, Will
Van Bree, Bryce

Sophomores (17)

Buehring, Jack
Hetlage, Patrick
Johnson, Max
Kanady, Tyler
Koesterer, Justin
Marx, John
McIntyre, Sam
*Milnor, Reed
Nolan, Joey
Nuccio, Max
Perry, Chuck
Pitti, Carlo
Pitti, Lucas
Poag, Ben
Rizzo, Anthony
Ruyle, Jack
Sommers, Jack

*Sophomore Captain

Juniors (13)

*Burka, Paul
Correnti, Tyler
*Gunn, Matt
Heller, Jack
Himich, Gunnar
Joy, Robert
Munsell, Tom
Schmitt, Will
Stauder, Matthew
Swiecicki, Chris
Tajkowski, Declan
Thomas, John
Voras, Andrew

*Junior Co-Captain

Seniors (14)

Connaghan, Jack
Coriell, Jacob
*Gale, Brad
Hennes, Zach
Hunkins, T.J.
*Kelly, William
*Laughlin, Joe
*Leeker, Thomas
*Lipinski, Roman
Moritz, Tim
*Northcott, Matt
Pace, Matthew
Spence, Cameron
Witzofsky, Matt

*Senior Captain

Athlete Forms

Recovering Athlete Report

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.

Click here to access the Recovering Athlete Report.

Cross Training Report

After first being approved by the coaches, any runner who is not involved in regular daily practice due to an injury or potential injury should be cross training every day, according to a specific program approved by a trainer or physician and your coach. On days when you are not cross training, you will likely be asked to serve the team in some capacity. Use this form every day to report your workout. Completely fill in in the requested numbers. Failure to give an adequate, complete, daily description will be considered the same as skipping practice.

Click here to access the Cross Training Report.

Study Group Daily Report

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.

Click here to access The Study Group Daily Report.

Next Two Scheduled Meets

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SLUH XC Daily Calendar

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Edgar M.Queeny County Park, Ballwin, MO
Kirkwood Park, North Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO
Forest Park Central Fields, St. Louis, MO
Coach Flanagan's House
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