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”

State preview breakdown: Class 5A girls

By Jimmy Gillispie Once the Class 5A girls state cross country race begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the 4 Mile Creek Resort, it’s truly anyone’s race. It will be the first of four races at the course. And, predicting a winning team or individual won’t be easy. There are several contenders for both. MaizeContinue reading “State preview breakdown: Class 5A girls”

State preview breakdown: Class 5A boys

By Jimmy Gillispie Can any team knock the St. Thomas Aquinas boys cross country team from its throne Saturday at the Class 5A state meet? The Saints have stood atop 5A as kings of the mountain since 2014, knocking down anyone who attempts to take their crown. Will they remain on top and win aContinue reading “State preview breakdown: Class 5A boys”

St. Thomas Aquinas takes both 5A regional titles

By Jimmy Gillispie Mill Valley has remained atop the girls 5A cross country coaches poll all season, but the Jaguars were beaten Saturday at the St. James regional meet. The Jaguars fell to No. 2 ranked St. Thomas Aquinas by three points. STA scored a low score of 42 to clip the top-ranked Jaguars inContinue reading “St. Thomas Aquinas takes both 5A regional titles”

St. Thomas Aquinas, Blue Valley Northwest win EKL titles

By Jimmy Gillispie Neither Eastern Kansas League cross country meet was a close finish Thursday. The boys teams race was dominated by St. Thomas Aquinas, which has won the past seven Class 5A state championships in Kansas. The No. 1-ranked Saints had the top three runners in the race, and scored just 37 points toContinue reading “St. Thomas Aquinas, Blue Valley Northwest win EKL titles”