Last Saturday, the Raymore-Peculiar High school girls cross country team competed well at the Gans Creek Classic in Columbia, Missouri. This weekend, Ray-Pec hosts the KC XC Classic on Saturday morning. The C-team races will begin the day at 8 and 8:45 a.m. The girls race will start at 9:30 a.m. with the boys raceContinue reading “Q&A: Raymore-Peculiar girls coach Jay Johnson midseason report”
By Jimmy Gillispie St. Teresa Academy’s star runner had a big performance Saturday at the state meet course in Columbia, Missouri. Senior Amelia Arrieta won the prestigious Gold division 5K at the Gans Creek Classic. And not only did she win it, she beat the second-place runner by 31 seconds. Arrieta won the race inContinue reading “St. Teresa’s Academy senior Amelia Arrieta sets school record”
By Jimmy Gillispie LAWRENCE, Kan. – Valor Christian traveled about eight hours east to run at the prestigious Rim Rock Farm on Saturday morning. The private school from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, located on the south side of Denver, left the meet that featured schools from seven states with a pair of team victories. Both ValorContinue reading “Rim Rock recap: Valor Christian sweeps team titles; KC area schools compete well”
By Jimmy Gillispie The Kansas Class 6A state championship is over a month away, but the Olathe West girls cross country team made a statement Friday more than 400 miles north of Kansas City. Olathe West won the Roy Griak Invitational meet Gold division, which featured 45 teams, in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. TheContinue reading “Olathe West girls win Roy Griak Invitational “
Three-time state cross country champion Matt Noonan talks about his final Rim Rock Invitational race, which was 20 years ago.
By Jimmy Gillispie Blue Springs South nearly came away with a sweep of Lee’s Summit North Solsberg Invitational last Saturday. The Jaguars won the girls race, but narrowly lost the boys race to Rockhurst. Blue Springs South took the girls crown with a very low score of 36 points – 13 ahead of St. Teresa’s Academy.Continue reading “Area teams compete well over the weekend at various meets”
Here are a variety of photos from the varsity races of the Baldwin Invitational cross country meet last Saturday, Sept. 18. Click here to view the gallery. The recap story from the meet can be found here:
The reigning Class 6A state champions dominated the competition at the Baldwin Invitational meet, placing five runners in the first 12 spots en route to running away with the team title.
The 2021 season is fully underway, and this weekend is a big one with several larger meets in the Kansas City area. Although the postseason is still more than a month away, these meets give teams a chance to position themselves and do some jockeying at larger meets against good competition. Saturday will be aContinue reading “Busy weekend ahead for area CC teams”
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