SLUH has a rich history of success at the State Cross Country meet in Jefferson City. Year in and year out, a program goal of ours is to qualify as a team to compete in the State Championship, something we have been able to do every year since 1993 - an active streak of 26 years.
Since 1989, we have had 39 "All-State" performances. Click here to see information on our program's individual All-State athletes.
Since the 1989 team, the first team in our program's modern era to qualify for State, we have sent a team to compete at the State meet a total of 28 times. Click here to see our program's All-Time SLUH XC State Championships Team Scores.
Year-by-Year State Meet Results1982: Pete Palumbo's 20th place finish his Senior year
1983: Rob Behm qualifies as a Sophomore
1984: Behm rises 51 places as a Junior
1985: Behm finishes 36th his Senior year; joined by junior Chris Woodward
1986: No SLUH individuals or team qualifies
1987: Sophomore Mickey Luna qualifies and finishes 58th
1988: Luna's 27th place finish his Junior year sets the stage for the year to come
1989: Luna All-State at 10th place; first SLUH team under Jim Linhares to qualify for State and school's first team qualification since 1968; 10th place team finish
1990: Junior Sean Lock finishes 4th, still tied for our second-highest individual finish of the post-1982 era.
1991: Lock's repeat of a 4th place individual finish leads team to finish 8th place overall
1992: No SLUH individuals or team qualifies (The last time SLUH was not represented at the State meet)
1993: Junior Pat Hamel finishes 32nd, team finishes 9th (The genesis of SLUH XC's current streak of Team Qualifications)
1994: Hamel finishes 14th and becomes an all-stater, the fourth such finish of the modern era of SLUH XC; team finishes 8th, third in St. Louis-area, ties best overall finish since '82
1995: Led by soph. Ben Fanson (61st) and senior Tim Chik (71st), team finishes 16th
1996: Senior Joe Donnelly leads team to 9th place finish; Ken Reichert becomes our highest placing sophomore in 37th place (Ken remains #3 on that list today)
1997: Team finishes third - the first team trophy of the modern era of SLUH XC. Senior Ben Rosario finishes all-state in 18th place.