Boys cross country moves forward

Jeremy Karp

August 9, 2012

In most sports, senior leadership is a key part of a team’s success. However, some teams struggle when seniors leave and the new year begins. The cross country team must now overcome this by moving on. This year, they will be running without athletes such as alumni Josh McKinley and Sydney Voss, a...

Cross country team has no state qualifiers

Madelyn Newton

November 9, 2011

As the cross country season ended on Saturday, the team’s three state qualifiers failed to achieve all-state status. According to Coach Michelle Breuer, the course was a lot harder than the normal races and the excitement of making state took its toll. “It’s such a difficult course but state...

Three runners head to state

Madelyn Newton

November 1, 2011

At the sectional cross country meet on Saturday Oct. 29, seniors Josh McKinley and Sydney Voss, and freshman Brittany Kennedy placed in the top 30 runners and will be going to Jefferson City for the state meet on Saturday. McKinley placed third in the boys race at sectionals after his first place vi...

McKinley places first in districts

Cody Jones

October 28, 2011

Senior cross country runner Josh McKinley finished first in the district championship meet at McNair Park. It was the first time in school history a male cross country runner won a district meet. “It’s great, I’ve had my eyes on that race since freshman year. It’s great that I was able to d...

Cross country team excels at districts

Madelyn Newton

October 25, 2011

Four individuals made their way to the state meet in the district meet on Saturday. Seniors Sydney Voss and Josh McKinley, sophomore P.J. Brown and freshman runner Brittney Kennedy all placed in the top 30 of their gender, allowing them to move on to sectionals. Not only did four runners qualify, but...

Cross country teams prepare for state

Madelyn Newton

October 21, 2011

This season, according to sophomore Taylor Stone, the boys cross country team could possibly make history for Francis Howell Central. “[Senior] Josh McKinley is expected to go to state for sure, and our boys team has a shot at being the first boys team at state for Central in history,” Stone s...

Cross country teams dash before dancing

Madelyn Newton

September 27, 2011

The girls and boys cross country teams both placed in the top ten with fifth place for boys and seventh place for girls at the Hazelwood West Invitational meet on Friday. “The boys did pretty good, and they are all running fast times,” sophomore Madison Grumich said. “Senior Sydney Voss plac...

Cross country walks away leaving everything on the course

Madelyn Newton

September 16, 2011

Success is often used to describe the 2011 boys cross country team according to sophomore Taylor Stone. “In my opinion, I think we have one of the best guys teams in a long time. The girls are looking pretty strong also,” said varsity runner, Stone. All of the male varsity runners achieved the...

Cross country schedule changes due to heat

Madelyn Newton

September 13, 2011

The second meet of the cross country season was cancelled due to extreme heat on Friday. The heat reached up to 99 degrees and was too severe for runners. A rescheduled meet is not planned yet, but could be possible towards the end of the season. “It is not rescheduled at this time, but even if it w...

Cross country teams are successful at opening meet

Madelyn Newton

September 6, 2011

The boys and girls cross country teams started off the season on Monday at Quail Ridge Park, with a successful meet according to Coach Michelle Breuer. “Senior Sydney Voss finished highest for the girls with a seventh place. The next runner was freshman Brittany Kennedy,” said Breuer. The boys...

Cross country team prepares for first meet

Madelyn Newton

August 23, 2011

Commitment and dedication is shown each and every day of a cross country runner’s life. To be a cross country runner, one has to have confidence in them self and the belief that they can improve their times. “We want to keep their health and mind strong. Running is a mind sport,” said Coach Mic...

Cross country runs sectionals

Karley Canova

November 4, 2010

The cross country team ran at McNair Park once again on Saturday. This time, the runners competed in sectionals to earn the privilege of running in state, which is held the following week. All the contenders that ran got their personal best times. “It was a lot cooler, really nice out,” said Coac...

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