The SLUH Junior Billikens continued an impressive regular season run on Saturday morning in Washington, MO, winning each of the three divisions of the Borgia Invitational.
"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.
Thursday afternoon on the legendary Jefferson Barracks XC course, SLUH swept all three levels of the MCC Cross Country Championships.
Among nearly all of the top programs on this side of the state, we had huge day on the serpentine, rolling course at Living Word UMC in Wildwood.
Seeking out unfamiliar, top-notch competition, the varsity team and the top underclassmen JV travelled to the Palatine Meet of Champions in Palatine, IL this weekend.
After consecutive races of heat, mud, and hills, racers at Arnold Park on Friday evening enjoyed seeing each of those performance-limiting factors slip away. The result? An abundance of season-and-career best times!
Up and down the famous hills of Sioux Passage, the program again competed - proudly and successfully - at the Paul Enke Cross Country Invitational.
Another wild & muddy Forest Park Cross Country Festival has been completed. Thank you very much to all the athletes, parents, and volunteers who helped make the 13th annual event another big success.
At the Granite City Invitational, the program had a tremendous day to jump start our season. The varsity finished 1st of 38 teams, and the B/C team of seven freshmen and sophomores finished 1st of 36 teams.
Though the O'Fallon meet was not officially scored and no team results were given, of course we put the scores together on our own! The freshman team finished second of seven teams, and the sophomore team finished first of seven.
At Saturday's 20th annual Alumni Race, the team once again defeated the alumni by the score of 20-40. Alum Matt Lawder '07 won the race with a time of 9:42.
On Saturday, January 27, SLUH XC team did a morning of service at Sister Thea Bowman School in East St. Louis, Illinois.
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.
Da Silva, Leonardo
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