2018 Meet Information/Results
Below is our competition schedule for the 2018 season. Check back on this page often for updates to race rosters and arrival times. Meet results will also be posted here, as they become available.
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20th Annual Alumni Race (ALL)
Saturday, August 11, 2018
On Saturday, August 11, we will hold our annual Alumni race and barbecue. This two mile race is a fun way for alums to return and for all team members to start the season by establishing workout groups based on current levels of fitness.This year's race will again be held on the SLUH Track. All team members should meet there at 8:30am. We will break the field into competitive waves, and the first race will go off at 10:00am.
The post-race BBQ will occur after the races and cool-downs have been completed. The coaches will collect BBQ RSVPs from the athletes throughout the first week of practice. Expect the day to be over and your son ready to leave SLUH by approximately 12:00pm. Parents are welcome to attend the race, but the BBQ will be reserved for team members and alumni.
O'Fallon Futures Invitational (B/C)Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Freshmen and Sophomores open up their racing season at O'Fallon (IL). They will be released from school early, board a bus, and go to the course. The freshmen race at 4pm, and the sophomores follow at 4:45pm. Those needing a return bus trip to school have that option, and the bus should arrive back to SLUH by 6:30pm. Parents can take their son directly home from the meet. Juniors and seniors will have a normal practice at SLUH on this day. The meet is at the OTHS Milburn Campus, located at 650 Milburn School Road, O'Fallon, IL 62269. See below for previous years' results from O'Fallon.
Granite City Invitational (V, B/C, Open)
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Wilson Park (2900 Benton St, Granite City, IL 62040)
All team members will compete or support at Granite City. The meet is at Wilson Park, behind Granite City high school. Our athletes will be in one of three races: varsity (top 7), B/C combined (only 7, chosen after O'Fallon from our roster of freshmen and sophomores), and an open division (all other team members). Fan parking is in front of the gymnasium or at Wilson Park. Here is the schedule for all the races on the day. SLUH races are in bold.
1. Varsity Girls - 8:30am
2. Varsity Boys - 3.0 miles - 9:10am - be at the team tent by 7:30am
3. B/C Boys - 3.0 miles - 9:40am - be at the team tent by 8:00am
4. JV Girls - 10:10am
5. Open Division - 3.0 miles - 10:50am - be at the team tent by 8:45am (all other team members)
Team awards will be given to the first and second place teams in the varsity division and first place for the B/C division. Individual medals for both those races go places 1-30. There are no medals or team awards for the open division. Everyone should be set to depart from the meet by 12:30pm.
Forest Park XC Festival (V, JV, C)
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Forest Park (Aviation Field/Archery Range/Planetarium/Bowl Lake)
All team members will compete or support at Forest Park, our humongous home invitational.
On the meet website, you can find a full schedule of the 17 races on the day, a course map, and other meet information. The SLUH team tent will be with the other team tents on the Archery Range east of Aviation Field and behind the start line. Below are the times we are asking the boys to check in at our team tent.
- JUNIOR VARSITY (5k): Race at 10:05am, arrive at 8:15am. All eligible, healthy, non-varsity sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be in this race. The JV awards ceremony is scheduled for 11:05am. The top 3 teams and 30 individuals earn awards in the JV race.
- VARSITY (5k): Race at 1:20pm, arrive by 10:00am to support the JV team. The Varsity awards ceremony is scheduled for 2:20pm. The top 3 teams and 30 individuals earn awards in the varsity race.
- FRESHMEN (3k): Race at 2:15pm, arrive by 10:00am to support the JV and varsity teams. All eligible, healthy freshmen will be in this race. The Freshmen Awards ceremony is scheduled for 3:20pm. The top 3 teams and 30 individuals earn awards in the freshman race.
No one should plan on leaving the meet until our team meeting and prayer after the freshman awards have been completed (or after meet clean-up, for those assigned). The meet clean-up will begin immediately after our team meeting. Clean-up should take 60-90 minutes.
Parent Volunteers and Athlete Workers
If you have yet to register as a volunteer, we are asking for your support as volunteers on the day of (or day before). We could really use more help! Please visit the volunteer registration form to let us know what you are able to do. Parent volunteers will be contacted by meet management on Tuesday with further details of their work assignments.
Parking and Street Closures in Forest Park
You should plan your arrival times with plenty of time for parking and getting to the course. Not only will our meet be attracting over 10,000 people, but there is at least one other major event in Forest Park at the same time (LouFest, a music festival happening near the Muny).
NO CARS will be allowed on Clayton Rd, which will only be used for bus drop-off, and parking is very limited in other spots in the park surrounding the course. We highly recommend avoiding the park by using the SLUH/Science Center lot or the Forest Park Community College Garage at Oakland/Macklind Ave. just south of Hwy 64 and using the pedestrian tunnel to enter the park. As an incentive to volunteer, parent volunteers will have access to parking at the park offices on the west end of Aviation Field.
Paul Enke Invitational (V2/JV/C)
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Sioux Passage Park (17930 Old Jamestown Rd, Florissant, MO 63034)
On this day, we will compete in the Paul Enke Invitational at Sioux Passage Park, a classic meet in the St. Louis cross country landscape. The Sioux Passage course is known by many former area high school runners for its unique, hilly challenges. The address of the park is 17930 Old Jamestown Rd; Florissant, MO 63034. There is a meet website that you can explore for meet information. Here is how the meet website describes the famous course at Sioux Passage:
"The 5000 meter course through Sioux Passage County Park is arguably one of the toughest cross country courses in Missouri due to its hilly terrain. The race starts by ascending the aptly named “Manmaker” hill. Runners then traverse a ridge before navigating a steep decline bringing them to the first mile mark. The beginning of the second mile leads into another challenging hill known as “Confidence Breaker” that continues to the right along the woods, even after you think you’ve made it to the top. It is followed by a steep down- and up-hill, the “Roller Coaster.” In the third mile, runners climb “Manmaker” for a second time before descending to the finish line."
Our races are listed below. We will not be running our top varsity team. All non-racers should arrive by 7:30am to have their practice at Sioux Passage before the races begin.
- Varsity (40 medals; 3 team awards) - Race at 9:00am. Arrive by 7:30am.
- Junior Varsity (30 medals, 1 team award) - Race at 10:10am. Arrive by 8:40am. JV racers: All other sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
- Freshmen (20 medals, 1 team award) - Race at 11:30am. Arrive by 8:50am.
Additionally, there will be an awards ceremony for the top 10 individuals and team awards, beginning at 12:15pm. Varsity placers 11-40, JV placers 11-30, and freshmen placers 11-20 will receive medals in the finishing chute.
All team members will be free to depart Sioux Passage after the awards ceremony, a short team meeting, and a team prayer. There is no bus for this meet.
Palatine Invitational (V/JV)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Deer Grove East Forest Preserve (Cook County Forest Preserve, 1599 Pepper Tree Dr, Palatine, IL 60074)
The Palatine Meet of Champions will take place in Palatine, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago. It is a very competitive meet featuring top regional competition. We are looking forward to a great experience. Here are a few important pieces of information.
Competing athletes will be leaving SLUH around 9:00am on Friday, September 21. We will be traveling by bus. The team will head to the course (Deer Grove East Forest Preserve) to look at its terrain and then head to the hotel. We are planning on having dinner at a local restaurant and staying at a local hotel. We emailed the parents of competing athletes with more specific information about dinner and the hotel, as well as information about budgeting and expenses.
On Saturday morning, we will depart for the course and run in the JV and Varsity races. The varsity race is at 9:20am and the JV is at 11:15am. Awards begin at 11:45am. Afterwards, we will grab lunch on our way back to St. Louis. The expected return time is about 8:00pm on Saturday.
Due to a road race being hosted that day at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve, parking will be at a premium. The best bet is to park at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Rd., Palatine, IL 60074. There will be shuttle taking spectators from the school to the course.
- Palatine Varsity - 9:20am race (3.0 miles)
- Palatine Junior Varsity - 11:15am race (3.0 miles)
Parkway West Invitational (V, JV, B, C)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Living Word United Methodist Church (17315 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63038)
On this day, the entire program will compete at the Parkway West Invitational. The meet is held on the campus of the Living Word United Methodist Church in Wildwood. Race times are below.
9:00am - JV Boys (All non-varsity juniors and seniors; arrive by 7:30am)
9:30am - JV Girls
10:10am - Varsity Boys (arrive by 8:40am)
10:40am - Varsity Girls
11:10am - Sophomore Boys (All non-varsity sophomores; arrive by 8:50am)
11:40am - Fr/So Girls
12:20pm - Freshman Boys (All freshmen; arrive by 8:50am)
12:50pm - Awards (Varsity: Top 2 Teams + 30 Individuals; JV: Top Team + 25 Individuals; B: Top Team + 25 Individuals; C: Top Team + 25 Individuals)
Everyone is to remain on site through the conclusion of the awards ceremonies and concluding prayer. That should put us at about a 1:30pm departure from the meet. Click here for further meet information, including access to a course map.
The following additional information comes from an email sent by the Parkway West Meet Director.
- Athlete Parking: "If your athletes drive, please tell them to park at Wildwood Middle School which is located 0.25 mile west of the course on Manchester Road.
- Spectator Parking: "They should park in the Living Word Church Lot or the First Baptist Church Lot. When these lots are full, they will be directed to Wildwood Middle School."
- Parents and athletes both should not park along Pond Road, Manchester Road, or Maple Avenue. Use only the assigned lots.
- Athletes that are dropped off by parents should be dropped off at the the south entrance to the Church on Manchester Road.
- Pets: "Our course is a great spectator course, but it is not the best course for dogs. Please, ask your parents to leave their dogs at home."
- Restrooms: "Remind your athletes that they are not to use the restrooms inside the Church. There will be port-a-johns located in two locations. The ones located on the parking lot are mostly for spectators."
- Trainer: "There will be a trainer located near the finish line."
2017 Parkway West Results: SLUH Results & Splits | Varsity | Junior Varsity | Sophomore | Freshmen
2016 Parkway West Results: SLUH Results & Splits | Varsity | Junior Varsity | Sophomore | Freshmen
2015 Parkway West Results: SLUH Results & Splits | Varsity | Junior Varsity | Sophomore | Freshmen
Living Word UMC Campus
17315 Manchester Road,
Wildwood, MO 63038
(at the corner of Highway 100 and Pond Road)
M.C.C. Championship (V, JV, C)
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Jefferson Barracks Park, 533 Bagby Road, St. Louis, MO 63125
All team members will compete or support at our Conference meet. Each year, this is a key meet for our program, as we race the other Metro Catholic Conference (MCC) schools: CBC, Chaminade, Desmet, and Vianney. We have a long tradition of success at this meet, and we are looking to continue that tradition. If you'd like, you can read a bit about that tradition.
Borgia Invitational (V2/JV/C)
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Big Driver Golf Center (275 Grand Ave, Washington, MO 63090-1209)
Except for the varsity, all team members will compete or support at Borgia. At Borgia, we will run a "Varsity 2" team in the varsity division to give team members valuable experience. Instead of going to the meet, the varsity team will have an 8:00am practice at SLUH.
8:30am - Junior Varsity Boys (Arrive by 7:00am; all non-varsity sophomores, juniors, and seniors)
9:00am - Junior Varsity girls
9:45am - Varsity Boys (Arrive by 8:15am)
10:15am - Varsity Girls
10:45am - Freshman Boys (Arrive by 8:30am)
11:30am - Awards Ceremony
- Plaques awarded for top three teams in each race
- Individual medals for top 25 in each race
- Individual plaques for the champions of the varsity races
- Team medals to the top team in the Varsity division
Location of Meet:
Big Driver Golf Center
275 Grand Avenue
Washington, MO 63090-1209
Additionally, here are directions to the course from SLUH. There is no bus from SLUH to the meet.
Clayton Invitational (V2/JV)
Friday, October 19, 2018
Shaw Park (27 S Brentwood Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105)
A small group of athletes will compete in one of two divisions at the Clayton Invitational. Everyone else will practice at SLUH that morning and are not expected at the meet.
3:45pm - Boys Varsity (Arrive at 2:15pm)
4:45pm - Boys JV (Arrive at 3:15pm)
Awards: No official awards ceremony at Clayton; individual medalists can pick up their awards at the white tent located near the start/finish area once results are posted.
- Team awards: 1st and 2nd place plaques in each division
- Individual awards: Top 35 in each race
The course at Shaw Park can be viewed here. The start area is near the Shaw Park Tennis Center.
District Championship (V)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
At Districts, the top four teams and top 30 individuals all advance to the Sectional Championship. Though only seven of our athletes will race, all team members will arrive in time to cheer for our varsity, complete their own practice, and be on hand for the awards. The lineup and schedule is below.
District racers: TBD
7:30 am - Arrival time for racers
8:30 am - Arrival time for racing alternates and the rest of the team
9:00 am - Varsity Boys
9:40 am - Varsity Girls
10:20 am - Challenge Race
11:00 am - Awards Ceremony
11:30 am - Departure
Findley Memorial Invitational (JV/C)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Jefferson Barracks Park, 533 Bagby Road, St. Louis, MO 63125
On this day, the JV and C teams will conclude their season. All team members who are not racing at Sectional will race at Findley. There will be a one-way bus from SLUH to the meet.
Freshmen will race at 4:30pm, and the junior varsity races at 5:10pm. An awards ceremony will follow the JV race, along with the traditional year-end spread of food supplied by team parents. After the race, we will also re-collect everyone's team-issued racing singlets. All other uniforms items are yours to keep and can be re-used in upcoming track & field and cross country seasons. This is the final day of the season for team members who are not on the State Travel Team or who are competing at NXN. No one else is expected to be at practice beyond this point.
4:30pm - Freshman race (2 team trophies, 25 medals)
5:10pm - Junior Varsity race (2 team trophies, 25 medals)
ASAP - Awards + Celebration
2017: SLUH Results & Splits | Junior Varsity | Freshmen
2016: SLUH Results & Splits | Junior Varsity | Freshmen
2015: SLUH Results & Splits | Junior Varsity | Freshmen
Sectional Championship (V)
Saturday, October 27, 2018
At the Sectional Championship, qualifying teams and individuals from two districts merge and battle for the honor of qualifying for the State Meet. At Sectional, the top four teams and top 30 individuals qualify onward. Only members of the State Travel Team are required to be at the meet, though all team members are encouraged to come and support their team in pursuit of a 26th-consecutive qualification for the State meet.
Sectional Racers: TBD
Sectional Qualifying Teams:
District 3 Results | District 4 Results
State Championship (V)
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Oak Hills Golf Center (932 Ellis Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65101)
2018 RACE SCHEDULE
Class 4 Girls - 9:00 a.m.
Class 3 Girls - 9:35 a.m.
Class 4 Boys - 10:10 a.m.
Class 3 Boys - 10:45 a.m.
Class 1 Boys - 11:20 a.m.
Class 2 Boys - 11:55 a.m.
Class 1 Girls - 12:30 p.m.
Class 2 Girls - 1:05 p.m.
2018 AWARDS SCHEDULE – Trophies and Medals
Class 4 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 10:44 a.m.
Class 3 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 11:15 a.m.
Class 1 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 1:00 p.m.
Class 2 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 1:30 p.m.