On Saturday, January 27, SLUH XC team did a morning of service at Sister Thea Bowman School in East St. Louis, Illinois.
"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. Instead of a series of teams differentiated by age and level, we operate as one single program. Contact Head Coach Joe Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Registration is now open for various SLUH XC opportunities offered for the upcoming summer. These opportunities are open to all SLUH students, including incoming freshmen. Click for further information.
For the second consecutive season, SLUH finished in 10th place at the Missouri State Championships, the fifth highest team among St. Louis-area schools.
In the final qualification step before the State meet, SLUH claimed its spot in the final race of the season with a dominant performance in Sectional 2, reclaiming the Sectional title from Rock Bridge for the first time since 2014.
Findley marks the end of the season for most JV and freshman runners - and as has become an unofficial tradition, those runners went out in style.
Congratulations to the whole SLUH XC program for again claiming the District 3 Championship in dominant fashion! This is an accomplishment to be shared and celebrated by all team members, not just the seven who raced on Saturday.
Led by a senior-heavy group, we performed very well at the Clayton Invitational at Shaw Park on Friday evening, winning the 22-team varsity meet and finishing 4th of 13 in JV.
As has become tradition, SLUH XC again travelled west to Washington, MO for an invitational on the weekend between Conference and District. Used by SLUH as a meet to give underclassmen the opportunity to gain varsity race experience, Borgia is a favorite stop for many of the runners.
The team came to play on Saturday at MCCs, winning each of the three divisions by considerable margins (including two 15-point sweeps) and having the individual champions in each of the three races. Such a day is a pinnacle point for SLUH XC in the 26-year history of the MCC Conference.
All team members will compete or support at our Conference meet on Saturday. This is an important day for our program, as we race the other Metro Catholic Conference (MCC) schools: CBC, Chaminade, Desmet, and Vianney.
We had a lot of good things happen at the Parkway West Invitational. If you added up our team finishes over the four races, we would have won the day among all participating teams!
On Saturday, SLUH participated in the 55th annual Hancock Invitational, once again contested on the classic course at Jefferson Barracks Park.
Since 2010, SLUH XC has used this same late-September weekend to compete in the Palatine Invitational and test our mettle against some of the best from around Chicago.
Another Forest Park Cross Country Festival is in the books. Thank you very much to everyone who helped make the 12th annual event another big success.
This weekend SLUH is hosting our 12th annual Forest Park XC Festival at Aviation Fields, and this year, the weather looks perfect.
At Saturday's Granite City Invitational, the varsity squad averaged 15:45 over three miles and finished third among 29 scoring teams, behind Edwardsville and Glenwood (Chatham).
See below for results from our first official meet of the season, a meet where nearly all our freshmen and sophomores competed.
Freshmen and sophomores (except for any who will run varsity at Granite City) open up their season on Wednesday, August 30 at O'Fallon (IL).
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.
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.
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.
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.