This will be my 6th State XC Meet as Webmaster of MoMileSplit. With just 48 hours until the state meet i thought it would be fun to throwback to some of the stories from the state meet in recent years.
I wish we had the headline and links to the great stories over the years. For those currently running in high school it might be hard to imagine a time without smartphones or a site like this one to cover and document the accomplishments of the athletes who have participated in this great event.
I believe this was the first state xc article written for Missouri Runners by David who at the time was a sophomore in high school. Little did we know this was only the beginning.
After the first season where teams got a chance to see the Oak Hills Golf Center before the state meet, the typical response from those that participated in the Capital City XC Challenge in October was to downplay the talk of gaining an advantage.
Seven seconds. That’s all the time that separated Fatima’s first five scoring runners in the girls’ Class 2 state cross country race Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center.
Lamar junior Kaden Overstreet came close to a state title last year with a second-place finish, so he was not going to miss another opportunity.
The runners knew the battle at the front of the Class 3 boys’ race had big team implications. That added extra pressure to every stride as they neared the finish line.
Ste. Genevieve defended its girls’ title, scoring 46 points behind five all-state performances.
State trophies are nothing new for the Russellville girls. The boys joined the party this year as the Indians swept the Class 1 team titles.
Courtney Rogers knew what it would feel like to win a state title, but there was still something missing from this victory.
Catholic’s top three runners formed a tight pack early in the Class 2 girls race and stayed close throughout to lead the Lady Irish to a second-place finish, their fourth top-two finish in five years.(via www.news-leader.com)
Russellville senior Miranda Hill felt fortunate just to be running in the Class 1 state meet Saturday, and winning the race was almost unfathomable even a month ago
Seth Brown can never doubt that he left everything out on the Oak Hills course.
The path to the podium was a little different this year, but at the end it was Francis Howell again as the top girls team in Class 4.
For a handful of fleeting moments, Lafayette thought it had won the Class 4 boys cross country title Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center.
The cross country community has grown used to seeing Eureka’s Hannah Long run away with races.
Taylor Werner was completely unaware that her target had moved.
Everything was different this time around the Oak Hills state cross country course for Marquette’s Noah Kauppila.