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”

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”

State preview breakdown: Class 6A girls

By Jimmy Gillispie Will the state champions of the Class 6A girls cross country meet be exact same as the ones last year? Seems quite possible based on results this fall, especially the ones a week ago at the four regional meets.  Despite being a relatively new school, Olathe West has already established itself asContinue reading “State preview breakdown: Class 6A girls”

State preview breakdown: Class 6A boys

By Jimmy Gillispie A newcomer to Class 6A might be winning gold Saturday morning a year after finishing runner-up two classes down as a freshman. Shawnee Mission North sophomore Micah Blomker is one of the favorites to win the 6A boys title when the race starts at 10:40 a.m. at the 4 Mile Creek Resort.Continue reading “State preview breakdown: Class 6A boys”

Shawnee Mission North sweeps 6A regional; SM East, South qualify for state

By Jimmy Gillispie OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – In one of the two regionals hosted at the Johnson County Community College course Saturday, the same three schools qualified for the boys and girls state meet. Meanwhile, six different schools sent teams to next week’s state meet from the other regional. Regardless, it was a meet packedContinue reading “Shawnee Mission North sweeps 6A regional; SM East, South qualify for state”