Meet Preview: Forest Park XC Festival

(Photo: Greg Hall)

Forest Park Cross Country Festival is far and away the biggest regular season meet in Missouri. With some 135+ teams registered to run this Saturday, plus another 20 Middle School teams and 10 college teams on Friday, it is hard to put into words the size of this weekend's premier cross country meet. It honestly may be one of the biggest in the entire country. A muddy mess last year, this year appears to be a complete 180 from last year's conditions as the high will not be over 80 degrees -- a miracle for early September in St. Louis.

Here we will preview all of the varsity races as there are 3 divisions for each gender. We start with the JV races (Note: there are 4 JV races in the morning before the varsity races begin).