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Freshman excels past expectations

Madelyn Newton

September 26, 2013

As the girls cross country team ran its most difficult meet Saturday, due to the trying course, they finished with freshman Lauren Coleman only three spots away from medaling. Placing 43rd, Coleman feels she still had a successful race, as the course, Sioux Passage, was very hilly. “[The course] had a lo...

Chasing down new personal records

Devin Chen

September 25, 2013

After an exhausting 5000 meter run, the boys varsity cross country team had senior PJ Brown, as well as juniors Walter Lembeck and Zach McKinley, representing Francis Howell Central. The meet was, according to McKinley, a smashing success. “Most of the runners broke their [personal record],” M...

Out of the gate

Devin Chen

September 11, 2013

The boys cross country team’s meet at McNair park is the season’s first 5k, and the results are in. Representing the boys varsity Spartans were seniors P.J. Brown and Corey Blase, juniors Mitchell Devening , Justin Hoth, and Jake Drnec and sophomore Nate Limbaugh. “The course at McNair was different...

Going the distance

Devin Chen

September 4, 2013

As the cross country season kicks it into high gear following their first meet for the year, Coach Matt Van Horn took the time to announce the name of a runner who is deserving of recognition for his years of dedication to the team and the sport. “All of our athletes have accomplished much, simply by ...

Beginning on the right foot

Devin Chen

August 27, 2013

With three weeks of training behind them, the boys cross country team is facing its first meet of the season, scheduled at Quail Ridge. “It’s the first meet for the new freshmen, so everyone is looking forward to seeing how they perform,” junior Mitchell Devening said. “[Also] it’ll be nice ...

Girls cross country team doubles in size

Madelyn Newton

August 22, 2013

After a low turnout at summer runs, the girls cross country team was unusually large as the first week of practice began. A total of 26 runners showed up to the first practice of the year after only having 12 girls last year with Junior Varsity and Varsity combined. While only losing one senior, the...

New faces on the starting line

Devin Chen

August 20, 2013

  As the sound of rubber meeting asphalt fills the air, it’s time for Coach Bob Breuer to face the upcoming season as well as a problem that the cross country team hasn’t faced in years: a packed team roster. The boys team is facing a growth of 16 runners compared to last year. This i...

Boys cross country ends disappointing season

Jeremy Karp

October 24, 2012

The boys cross country team had another disappointing outing, and it turns out it’s their final one. Last week, the boys cross cross country team ran in the District meet at McNair Park. However, no one who ran at Districts qualified to go further down the road to the State meet. Junior P.J Brown said...

Cross country has high hopes for districts

Madelyn Newton

October 18, 2012

The girls cross country team is looking forward to districts on Saturday after they did not meet their expectations at their conference meet last Thursday. The team is struggling because the time they spend practicing is not paying off in the meets. Coach Michelle Breuer is frustrated because she ...

Boys cross country has most disappointing meet yet

Jeremy Karp

October 17, 2012

The boys cross country team’s struggles continued at McNair Park during the Gateway Athletic Conference met, finishing dead last overall in the team standings. Sophomore Jake Drnec was very displeased with the results of the meet. “I think everybody was just a little out of routine from break,...

Boys cross country prepares for the conference meet

Jeremy Karp

October 10, 2012

This Thursday, the boys cross country team returns to McNair Park, for their conference meet, and junior P.J. Brown is quite excited for the event, not only because of the location, but because it’s a very important meet. “It’s one of my favorite races of the season,” Brown said. Since the team...

Practice is key as conference cross country meet approaches

Madelyn Newton

October 4, 2012

After losing their top runner to an injury, the girls cross country team has been lower in their scores, but it has not affected team morale. According to Coach Michelle Breuer, senior captain Megan Gaglio has remained a strong leader for the team. “Megan is amazing at keeping the girls together so...

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