Busy weekend across three states

Teams from all across the Kansas City area participated in various meets last weekend, but three of those were the most prominent.  It started last Friday with the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota, where a handful of teams competed in one of the largest meets in the nation. Each race saw more than 450 runners,Continue reading “Busy weekend across three states”

Free State boys, Olathe West girls win Baldwin Invite

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In between the star-studded fields at the Olathe Twilight and Rim Rock meets, the Baldwin Invitational could be considered a smaller meet. But, it’s only small in terms of quantity. Although there were only about a dozen teams at the Baldwin City Golf Course – now named the Spielman Cross Country CourseContinue reading “Free State boys, Olathe West girls win Baldwin Invite”

Baldwin XC course named after Spielmans

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – To say Mike and Angie Spielman were surprised Saturday would be a big understatement.  They were shocked and humbled during a special presentation before awards were handed out at the Baldwin Invitational cross country meet. In three decades of leading the Baldwin High cross country team, it’s never been about them –Continue reading “Baldwin XC course named after Spielmans”

Fast times at Olathe Twilight

Saturday night’s Olathe Twilight meet was rainy, but that didn’t stop the participants from running fast times at an early season competition. There were many personal records set at the meet – too many to count, honestly. Congratulations to all of those who ran PRs in less-than-ideal conditions. Shawnee Mission South’s Hannah Gibson made aContinue reading “Fast times at Olathe Twilight”

Blue Springs South girls open season with victory

The first meet since winning their first-ever state championship, the Blue Springs South girls cross country team found itself on top of the standings last week. The Jaguars returned a solid group from last year’s squad, but lost their top runner. Yet, they prevailed in a close team’s race at the Tim Nixon Invitational inContinue reading “Blue Springs South girls open season with victory”

Wilde sets Liberty North school record at Tim Nixon Invite

Sage Wilde kicked off his junior season at Liberty North by sending a message to the rest of Missouri last Saturday. Wilde finished third in the Class 5 state meet lsat year behind senior teammate Ethan Lee and then sophomore Andrew Hauser from Rock Bridge who won the state title. Wilde finished 14 seconds behindContinue reading “Wilde sets Liberty North school record at Tim Nixon Invite”

Season preview: Olathe South boys, girls to contend in Class 6A

Last October, the Olathe South boys cross country team made program history winning its first-ever state championship. Now, the Class 6A champs have a target on their back as they look to repeat that title in two months.The Falcons graduated two seniors from that squad, including their top runner Matthew Tolman, but they three runnersContinue reading “Season preview: Olathe South boys, girls to contend in Class 6A”

Season preview: St. Thomas Aquinas squads aiming to sweep state titles

Nine straight state championships. That’s what the St. Thomas Aquinas boys cross country team is chasing this fall.The Saints won their eighth-consecutive title last October. They held off Blue Valley Southwest by 14 points by having three guys finish in the top five of the Class 5 race.Their top two runners were seniors, to goContinue reading “Season preview: St. Thomas Aquinas squads aiming to sweep state titles”

3-peat? Olathe West girls primed to win another state championship

The Olathe West girls cross country team looks primed to bring home a third-consecutive state championship this fall, while the boys team will continue to battle through a tough regional in hopes of making it to state.On the girls side, the Owls graduated only their seventh runner from their state team that brought home aContinue reading “3-peat? Olathe West girls primed to win another state championship”

Season preview: St. Teresa’s to replace talented senior class

Coming off a runner-up finish at the Class 5 state meet, St. Teresa’s Academy has some work to do to bring home hardware in November. The Stars graduated four of their seven runners, including their top two in Amelia Arrieta and Sydney Swan, who are both running collegiately. Their three others runners from state wereContinue reading “Season preview: St. Teresa’s to replace talented senior class”