Forest Park XC Festival 2012

Saint Louis, MO


Taylor Werner Interview Sep 08, 2012

Interview with Taylor Werner who won the Varsity Girls Green Division with a course breaking time of 16:59 in her first high school 5k

O Fallon's Coach Burnett, Alex Riba, & Patrick Perrier, 2012 For Sep 09, 2012

The O' Fallon Township High School Boys of Illinois captured the 2012 Forest Park Cross Country Festival Varsity Green Division 5k scoring just 66 points to dominate the field. Post meet interview with Coach Burnett and junior Patrick Perrier and senior Alex Riba who went 2-3 to lead the way to victory. The O' Fallon boys will placed 2nd at the 2011 Illinois State Meet and are shooting for another trophy this year. 20120908132707

Blue Springs Stephen Mugeche & James Barnett at 2012 Forest Park Sep 09, 2012

Interview with Blue Springs sophomore Stephen Mugeche and James Barnett after their 5th and 19th places finishes that helped the Wildcats finish 4th without their top runner Simon Bilete at the 2012 Forest Park Cross Country Festival in St. Louis. 20120908140213

The Curse of Forest Park? Sep 06, 2012

As we get ready for the 2012 Forest Park XC Festival, I’m once again hearing chatter about “The Curse of Forest Park.”

Werner Surpasses Expectations With Elite Victory Sep 08, 2012

The running community began rumbling last year about an eighth grader and the times she was running. The anticipation for the arrival of Taylor Werner grew over the summer, especially after her 5:00.52 at the Festival of Miles, but few probably expected such an elite performance for her first high school 5k.

Kauppila's Strategy Nets Fast Victory Sep 08, 2012

After watching the girls set the course on fire, the boys opted to run a more restrained race Saturday in the Green Division of the Forest Park Cross Country Festival. That set up perfectly for what Marquette junior Noah Kauppila had planned as a pre-race strategy.

Marker Begins Writing New Chapter With Victory Sep 08, 2012

Villa Duchesne’s Elise Marker feels she has some unfinished business to take care of this season. She started off her season in the right direction, winning the White Division at Saturday’s Forest Park Cross Country Festival in 19:16.10, more than 40 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

Byrley chases after ever-moving target Sep 08, 2012

Some people race the clock; other’s race top-flight opponents. Parkview’s Cameron Byrley likes to race the Gator. Byrley, a junior, knew the Forest Park Cross Country Festival course after having won the JV White Division as a freshman. Now he has added the varsity White Division title to his résumé with his 16:28.90 on Saturday.

Forest Park JV Recap Sep 09, 2012

The junior varsity races are typically filled with two types of runners – underclassmen looking to gain experience and upperclassmen looking to earn a spot on the varsity seven.

16:59! Sep 11, 2012

  By time the tents came down and the crowd had left Forest Park Saturday, one race was already reverberating throughout the running world, and those that saw it immediately added it to their short list of memorable moments in Missouri running.  

Lee's Summit West Girls Sweep Forest Park Sep 11, 2012

Few want to assign to much weight to results from the first weeks of a new cross country season, especially when trying to determine which teams look like contenders. Injuries nearly always become a factor at some point, and numerous runners will move in or out of varsity lineups as the coming weeks unfold. Even with those caveats in mind, the Lee’s Summit West girls appear poised to make another run at the Class 4 state title.