Cross Country

"DEFEND THE TRADITION"

If you are a Junior Billiken looking to build friendships and be part of a historic program in the state of Missouri, SLUH Cross Country is the home for you. We push you to buy into something larger than yourself. We work hard and hold every team member to high expectations. We operate as one single program, rather than as a series of teams differentiated by age and level. There are no cuts, but we do stress the importance of commitment. We also have a lot of fun.

Contact Head Coach Joe Porter at jporter@sluh.org with any questions or to sign up for next season's roster and/or off-season opportunities.

Though there are opportunities offered six days a week throughout the summer, the first official practice of the 2021 season is Monday, August 9. 

 

 

SLUH XC Team News & Announcements

SLUH Places Second at State

For the third consecutive season, SLUH finished as runner-up at State in the large schools classification. In a season marked by many twists and turns, this race offered a suitable and thrilling conclusion to the story that was 2020 SLUH Cross Country. Since 1999, this is now our sixth second place finish to go along with our five team championships.

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District Champions!

What a day! In a very good district field where fine runners and teams were inevitably going to come up on the wrong side of the qualification line, our pack controlled the race from beginning to finish to stamp out a clear District Championship.

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Findley Dominance

Findley was the final invitational of the season for all not competing in the State series. Back at Chaminade's course, we ran an incredible number of tough, impressive races that earned us many PRs and medals. Nearly half our racers PR'ed on the day, and we claimed individual race champions in all three races.

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Champions at Big River Inv.

Completing our trifecta of three meets in 24 hours, Friday's Big River Invitational provided a perfect transition into the opportunity for fast season-ending performances looming on the horizon. Running around flat and wide-open fields at Buder Park, many athletes found themselves with new PRs at the end of the day.

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Many Medals Earned at Clayton

Whereas Thursday was uncomfortably warm, the Clayton Invitational received the opposite treatment on Friday. On a cold and blustery afternoon in Shaw Park, our squad again competed very well. In the varsity race, Aidan Byrne led the way for a fourth-place team finish - behind top varsity teams from Clayton and De Smet.

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Fast Times at Jefferson Barracks

On a day with favorable course and weather conditions, we enjoyed a fast and fun day at Jefferson Barracks against conference foes. Race breakthroughs often come from a willingness to put aside fear, and an incredible 41 of our runners set PRs on the day. In terms of team scoring, SLUH won each race by healthy margins.

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MCC Quad at Chaminade

On this day, we had our first chance to compete against our Catholic Conference rivals ahead of Wednesday's conference championships. We held out all of our runners scheduled to race at Parkway West, but this didn't stop us from a fantastic day on the campus of Chaminade.

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Second Place Trophy at State

For a second consecutive season, the SLUH Junior Billikens finished 2nd overall at the State meet. It was a proud finish for our decorated senior class, a class that was part of the program that finished 10th overall in both 2016 and 2017. Each of them played pivotal roles in elevating us to our consecutive runner-up finishes.

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2021 XC Team Roster

Athlete Forms

Next Two Scheduled Meets

Team Opponent Date Time Location
Cross Country
Granite City Invitational
Wilson Park
Cross Country
Forest Park XC Festival

2021 SLUH XC Daily Calendar

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve, W Dundee Rd, Palatine, IL 60067, USA
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Buder Park, 215 Valley Park Rd, Fenton, MO 63026, USA
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Gans Creek Recreation Area, 3350 E Gans Rd, Columbia, MO 65201, USA