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.
20th Annual Alumni Race (ALL)
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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.
Lucas Rackers was the team's top finisher in 9:44. Rounding out the team's top seven for the day were Patrick Hetlage, Noah Scott, Reed Milnor, Chris Staley, Joe Callahan, and Hayden Zenor. Finishing 10th among all team members on the day, Grant Brawley led the freshmen. For everyone who stepped foot on the track, no matter what time you registered on the day, look for your continued hard work to yield significant improvements in the weeks and months ahead.
You can view the results of the Alumni race here, including lap-by-lap split times for all athletes. Thanks to Mr. Hetlage, photos from the Alumni Race are accessible for viewing and downloading.
O'Fallon Futures Invitational (B/C)Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Though the O'Fallon was not officially scored and no team results were given, we did put the scores together on our own. The freshman team finished second of seven teams, and the sophomore team finished first of seven! The freshman race demonstrated the importance of the tie-breaker in XC. Though we tied Edwardsville with 39 points, they would have won due to the higher finish of their sixth finisher. Regardless, we had a fantastic day in and among the O'Fallon corn fields.
Granite City Invitational (V, B/C, Open)
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Wilson Park (2900 Benton St, Granite City, IL 62040)
At Granite City, the program had a tremendous day. The varsity finished 1st of 38 teams, and the B/C team finished 1st of 36 teams. In each of those two races, we claimed 5 of the 30 medalists. This was the first time we have ever won either of the divisions in the three years we have competed in this invitational. What a building block for the season! Full data and photos are below.
Forest Park XC Festival (V, JV, C)
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Forest Park (Aviation Field/Archery Range/Planetarium/Bowl Lake)
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. Thank you to all the parents, friends, and athletes who came early in the driving rain and stayed late to help us take down in the mud and muck. Truly, we couldn't have done it without you.
Varsity: Scoring 114 points, SLUH finished 2nd of 23 teams in the Green Division. Neuqua Valley, a first-time Forest Park XC Festival guest from Naperville, IL, scored 91 points to claim the team title. We were the #1 team from Missouri on the day, defeating our Jesuit rivals from Rockhurst by 1 point and other MO Class 4 rivals including Liberty, Lafayette, Jefferson City, and Blue Springs (the defending State champions). The second place team finish at the Festival is our highest team finish since we won it in 2009.
Individually, Patrick Hetlage crossed the line in 3rd place - becoming our highest-placing finisher ever at the Forest Park Cross Country Festival. We had three other medalists in the race: Lucas Rackers (20th), Chris Staley (22nd), and Reed Milnor (24th). Joe Callahan sealed our team score with his 45th place finish. Here are Varsity Green Division race results.
Junior Varsity: The junior varsity team finished 6th among 20 teams. Our two medalists in the JV race were senior captain Jack Buehring (22nd) and Peter Dillon (25th). Here are JV Green Division race results.
Freshmen: The freshmen finished 4th of 8 teams. We had four freshmen medalists: Baker Pashea (9th), Joe LaBarge (14th), Sean Kellogg (15th), and Eli Dernlan (26th). Two freshmen completed their first SLUH race - Robert Mize & Frank Vacca. Well done! Here are Freshman 3K race results.
Congratulations to all members of the program for a remarkable, memorable day.
Team Split Sheet & Results from Forest Park. There was an error with the timing company for 1-mile splits for some of the runners in the JV race. If runners with a missing split email their time to Coach Gilmore, he will include them on the sheet.
Paul Enke Invitational (V2/JV/C)
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Sioux Passage Park (17930 Old Jamestown Rd, Florissant, MO 63034)
Up and down the famous hills of Sioux Passage, the program again competed at the Paul Enke XC Invitational. The varsity team, comprised of seven underclassmen getting the opportunity to run up on the varsity level, finished 5th among 25 teams. Congratulations to that team and to our four varsity medalists: Peter Dillon (20th), Reid Jackson (24th), Hayden Rutledge (35th), and Hayden Zenor (37th).
The junior varsity went next, and they finished a strong 2nd among 27 teams. We had seven medalists in the JV race: Jack Buehring (3rd), Garrett Seal (5th), Charlie Perry (7th), Matt Friedrichs (10th), Peter LaBarge (12th), Ben Poag (17th), and Henry Bourneuf (28th). Additionally, four JV athletes set season best times on the tough hills of Sioux Passage: Buehring, Poag, Michael Gordon, and Patrick Garner. Finally, two student-athletes set personal records at Enke: congrats to Carter Spence and Max Nieder for pulling off that feat!
The freshman team closed the day by matching our highest team place of the day, finishing 2nd of 18 teams behind a tough squad from Lafayette. Congratulations to Sean Kellogg for being the freshman race champion! Behind Sean, we had five medalists: Eli Dernlan (4th), Graham Sanfilippo (12th), Justin Glass (13th), Joe LaBarge (14th), and Jack Werremeyer (18th). Earning tough PRs on the Enke course were Werremeyer, Gaibrial Nugent, and Sam Quinlivan. We are eager to have another chance to go up against Lafayette's freshman team in two weeks at the Parkway West Invitational.
Ed White Invitational (V2/JV/C)Friday, September 21, 2018
Arnold City Park (2400 Bradley Beach Rd., Arnold, MO 63010)
Those not travelling to Palatine will compete or support at the Ed White Invitational on Friday evening at Arnold Park. We haven't competed at Ed White since 2011, but we are happy to return. Unlike Sioux Passage, Arnold Park is a flat course, and there will hopefully be no mud to slow athletes down from producing some faster times. There are no classes on Friday, so the group should plan to meet at the course. This group will also have 8:00am practice on Saturday 9/22.
- 4:00pm, Varsity Boys
- Jack Buehring, Garrett Seal, Charlie Perry, Sirius Song, Matt Friedrichs, Mitchell Booher, Leonardo Da Silva
- Arrive at 2:30pm
- Awards to top 2 teams and top 15 individuals
- 4:30pm, Varsity Girls
- 5:00pm, JV Boys
- All non-Palatine, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who aren't running varsity
- Arrive at 3:30pm
- Awards to winning team and top 15 individuals
- 5:20pm, JV Girls
- 5:50pm, Freshmen Boys & Girls combined
- All non-Palatine freshmen
- Arrive at 3:45pm
- Individual awards only to top 10 individuals
- 6:15pm, Middle School Boys
- 6:20pm, Middle School Girls
- 6:45pm, Awards
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 10:50am and the JV is at 11:50am. Awards begin at 12:20pm. 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.
- 10:50am - Varsity (3.0 mile race)
- Patrick Hetlage, Lucas Rackers, Chris Staley, Reed Milnor, Joe Callahan, Grant Brawley, Noah Scott
- 11:50am - Junior Varsity (3.0 mile race)
- Daniel Hogan, Ryan Kramer, Peter Dillon, Reid Jackson, Hayden Rutledge, Hayden Zenor, Sean Kellogg, Baker Pashea
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)
Thursday, October 18, 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 after the third exam period.
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 2 Championship (V)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Francis Park (Eichelberger St & Donovan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109)
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 two-way bus from SLUH to the meet. Parents are welcome to take their sons home directly from the meet.
Freshmen will race at 4:15pm, and the junior varsity races at 4:55pm. 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.
4:15pm - Freshman race (2 team trophies, 25 medals)
4:55pm - 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 1 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 1 Results | District 2 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 10:45 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.