Conference


The 2010 team, owning SLUH's fastest average time at MCCs (16:19)

SLUH is a member school of the Metro Catholic Conference (MCC). Since its formation in 1991, the MCC has been the athletic home of SLUH, DeSmet, Vianney, CBC, and Chaminade - five of the largest all-male Catholic schools in St. Louis. The conference has offered Cross Country as an interscholastic activity since its inception, and SLUH has an unmatched tradition of success among its fellow MCC brethren.

Each October, the five MCC member schools gather together for championship meets contested over three levels: freshman, junior varsity, and varsity. Though the results of this meet have no bearing on postseason qualifications or advancement, Conference is always a highlight and a circled date on the season calendar. Each season, an important team goal for us is to win Conference on all three levels. The first MCC Cross Country meet was contested on October 10, 1992.

Through the years, Conference has mainly been held on Chaminade's campus and in Forest Park. Due to construction in Forest Park, in October 2018 the MCC Championships were for the first time contested at Jefferson Barracks Park.

Varsity

On the varsity level, we have earned first place as a team in 24 of the 27 years. The three years we did not win MCC were 1998 (2nd place; CBC), 2000 (3rd place; Desmet), and 2003 (3rd place; Chaminade).

Many of our truly great runners have never been individual conference champions. Such an achievement takes the convergence of many factors, including a little bit of luck. That said, we have been fortunate to have had a total of 10 athletes on 12 different occasions earn the right to call themselves "MCC Champion."

  • Patrick Hetlage (2017, 2018)
  • Dustan Davidson (2015)
  • Matthew Hennessey (2014)
  • Michael McLaughlin (2011)
  • Tim Rackers (2010)
  • Caleb Ford (2009)
  • Peter Schaefer (2002)
  • Ted Snodgrass (1999)
  • Joe Donnelly (1996)
  • Pat Hamel (1993, 1994)
SLUH's Lowest MCC Team Point Totals: (Click to see all our MCC varsity point totals)
  1. 15 (2014, 2017, 2018)
  2. 19 (1996, 2009)
  3. 20 (2010)
  4. 23 (1994, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  5. 26 (1993, 2016)
SLUH's Fastest MCC Average 5k Times: (Click to see all our MCC average 5k times)
  1. 16:19 (2010)
  2. 16:24 (2009)
  3. 16:25 (2008)
  4. 16:30 (2014)
  5. 16:37 (2006)

Click here to see varsity split sheets for all our MCC races.

Varsity MCC Race Results:
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 |2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992

Junior Varsity

On the junior varsity level, we have come in first in all but two years: 2000 (3rd) and 2016 (2nd). In many of those years, we have perfect-scored the race (placing our runners in positions first through fifth, earning the lowest possible XC team score of 15). Our success on the JV level is a testament to the depth we have annually developed on the team.

During that time, we have had many JV individual champions:

  • Ryan Kramer (2018)
  • Jack Buehring (2017)
  • Matt Northcott (2016)
  • Garret Fox (2014)
  • Dustan Davidson (2013)
  • Jacob Marty (2012)
  • David Arredondo (2011)
  • Jack Milford (2010)
  • Alan Ratermann (2009)
  • Nick Seckfort (2008)
  • David Kuciejczyk-Kernan (2007)
  • Steve Schumacher (2006)
  • Chris Murphy (2005)
  • Charlie Samson (2004)
  • John Oliver (2003)
  • Dan Flanagan (2002)
  • Andrew Linhares (2001)
  • (to be continued)

Junior Varsity MCC Race Results:
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 |2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992

Freshmen

Many of our freshmen have been Conference champions:

  • Grant Brawley (2018)
  • Daniel Hogan (2017)
  • Mitchell Booher (2016)
  • Patrick Hetlage (2015)
  • Gunnar Himich (2014)
  • Xavier Ludwig (2013)
  • Joe Butler (2012)
  • Garret Fox (2011)
  • John Esswein (2010)
  • Nathan Rubbelke (2008)
  • Dan Raterman (2007)
  • Caleb Ford (2006)
  • Cliff David (2005)
  • Chris Murphy (2004)
  • Pete Heagney (2003)
  • Charlie Samson (2001)
  • John Oliver (2000)
  • (to be continued)

Freshman MCC Race Results:
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 |2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992