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The 2017 TURNOUT WAS GOOD!

posted Dec 31, 2017, 11:25 AM by Dale Shepherd

There were 22 of us at the 9th Annual Get-together on Saturday, December 23.  Having the get-together in the West gym foyer was a good move, especially on this day, because of the weather.  That did not, however, stop some from going for a run.

It was great to meet and share stories with the alumni and for them to visit with some of the present Longhorns.  In my opinion, the highlight was having a 1972 graduate (Otto Schnaar) attend.  It was decided that we would meet next year on Saturday, December 22...MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

The 2017 attendees were:

The old coach (Dale Shepherd)
Coach Steve Baxter
Coach Keven John
Stephen Yates        - parent
Otto Schnaar          - 1972
Mark Brimer            - 1991
Ben Davis               - 1992
Mike Ebert              - 1992
Bob Garrett             - 1994
Matt Peters             - 1994
Brett Dubuque        - 2013
Kevin Koboldt         - 2013
Andrew Osborne    - 2015
Jacob Cupps          - 2016
Nathan Stucki         - 2018
Tony Galanti           - 2019
Ryan Gibbs            - 2019
Zane Yates             - 2019
Ryan Caton            - 2020
Calvin Kellogg        - 2020
Vincent Malpocker - 2020
Jonah Yates           - 2020

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

2017 - 9th ANNUAL LONGHORN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD RUN/GET-TOGETHER

posted Dec 15, 2017, 8:37 AM by Dale Shepherd

THIS ANNUAL EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL FORMER AND CURRENT XC AND T&F ATHLETES (MALE AND FEMALE), COACHES AND PARENTS.

WE WILL MEET SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 10:00AM IN THE WEST HIGH GYM FOYER.

IT IS IMPORTANT (IF POSSIBLE) THAT WE ALL MEET AT 10:00 FOR INTRODUCTIONS.  (HOWEVER, WE WILL NOT TURN ANYONE AWAY IF THEY ARE A LITTLE LATE.)  WHILE THERE YOU MAY TAKE A RUN AND THEN VISIT OR JUST MEET AND SHARE STORIES.  LAST YEAR A GROUP WENT FOR THE 3 MILE "POWERLINE RUN" AND THEN CAME BACK AND VISITED.

HOT CHOCOLATE AND BAGELS WILL BE PROVIDED.

PLEASE, PASS THE WORD TO THOSE THAT MAY NOT BE CONNECTED ON FACEBOOK.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE OLD COACH (314-704-8586 or SDSHEPHERD@MINDSPRING.COM).

I KNOW THIS IS A VERY BUSY TIME OF THE YEAR FOR MANY, BUT I HOPE YOU CAN FIND A LITTLE TIME TO ATTEND.  I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.

LET'S HAVE A RECORD TURNOUT.

THE OLD COACH

2016 - a rather small group but everyone had a good time!!!

posted Dec 24, 2016, 11:44 AM by Dale Shepherd

Christmas Eve morning is a tough day to expect a big turnout!  Nonetheless, we had 12 alumni and present athletes, one parent and 3 coaches and we had fun talking and sharing stories.  Several went for a power line run and Matt Peters made the young ones run harder than they wanted.

Next year Christmas is on a Monday, and it was decided that we would meet at West on Saturday, December 23rd.  Mark your calendars!!!!

Those in attendance this year:
Coaches - Kevin John, Kristin Witt and Dale Shepherd
Parent - Stephen Yates
Mark Brimer - 1991
Steve Sagarra - 1991
Ben Davis - 1992
Matt Peters - 1994
Mike Jones - 1998
Justin Murry - 1999
Jeremy Busch - 2012
Brett Dubuque - 2013
Andrew Lofgren - 2018
Nathan Stucki - 2018
Zane Yates - 2019
Jonah Yates - 2020

Thanks to everyone for taking time out of your busy schedules to drop by.  It was fun and I appreciate you attending.  It was fun seeing you and getting to talk to you. (I regret not getting to talk Brett and Jeremy a little more.)  Next year I think that I will have everyone mention one or two things that you remember about participating in cross country and/or track at West.

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR...I HOPE 2017 IS GREAT TO YOU.  HOWEVER, A LOT OF HOW GREAT IT WILL BE, DEPENDS ON YOU!  MAKE IT GREAT!!!!

8th ANNUAL LONGHORN CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK AND FIELD ALUMNI RUN/GET-TOGETHER

posted Dec 11, 2016, 1:02 PM by Dale Shepherd

OPEN TO ALL FORMER AND PRESENT CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK&FIELD ATHLETES (MALE AND FEMALE), COACHES AND PARENTS.

WE WILL MEET SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 9:30AM IN THE GYM FOYER AT PARKWAY WEST.

WE REALIZE THAT IT IS CHRISTMAS EVE MORNING, BUT THIS SEEMED TO BE THE BEST POSSIBLE DAY.

THOSE THAT WANT MAY GO ON A RUN BEFORE 9:30 (IF YOU HAVE A LONG RUN PLANNED) OR AFTER WE MEET AT 9:30, OR YOU CAN JUST MEET AND SHARE STORIES.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ALL TRY TO MEET AT 9:30 TO MAKE INTRODUCTIONS WHILE EVERYONE IS THERE!!

HOT CHOCOLATE AND BAGELS WILL BE PROVIDED.

PLEASE, PASS THE WORD, AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY CONTACT "THE OLD COACH" AT 314-704-8586 OR SDSHEPHERD@MINDSPRING.COM.

I KNOW THIS IS A BUSY TIME OF THE YEAR, BUT I HOPE YOU CAN FIND THE TIME ATTEND AND VISIT.  LET'S HAVE A RECORD TURNOUT!!!

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!!


Dale Shepherd

2015 GET-TOGETHER... A SUCCESS

posted Dec 26, 2015, 5:53 PM by Dale Shepherd

Because of the rain, we decided to have the 7th annual get-together at West.  We had four different decades of Longhorn alumni and present athletes represented (80s, 90s, 00s and 10s)a nice turnout of 31*.  The oldest attendee was the old coach (70) and the youngest Nate Chisholm's daughter (Brooke) who is 2 months.  We are trying to expand the invitation to present and former track & field athletes, also, and had three in attendance.

The damp weather did not keep a group of individuals from going for a run..."Exercise is cheap medicine"!

The oldest athlete in attendance was Brian Thomas (1988).  He wore his letter jacket, and it still fits.  Unfortunately we do not see those much anymore.

*The total numbers jumped to 31 because as I was getting ready to leave Zach Edmonson (1998) and his family (total of 4) had just driven in from Chicago (they had not even gone to Zach's parents' house yet) and were hoping that there would still be someone at school.

Those in attendance besides the ones already mentioned were:

Ron Cross                                - 1991
Mark Brimer                             - 1991
Matt Peters                              - 1994
Nate Chisholm and family         - 1998
Peter Blair                                -  2004
Bryant Blair and dad (Tom)      - 2009
Sam Lillard                               - 2011
Bryan Witt                                - 2011
James Blair                             - 2012
Jeremy Busch                         - 2012
Chris Carter                            - 2013
Maggie Hulen                         - 2017
Cibby Kimbrough                    - 2017
Jamie Poppen                        - 2017
Kyle Anderson                        - 2018
Zane Yates and dad               - 2019

Coach John
Coach Witt and husband, Aaron
Coach Cutelli
Coach Hess
the old coach

IN 2016, CHRISTMAS IS ON SUNDAY SO WE WILL HAVE THE GET-TOGETHER ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24.

   
            

LONGHORN GET-TOGETHER

posted Dec 26, 2015, 6:56 AM by Dale Shepherd

Due to the weather and weather predictions we will meet at West instead of Queeny.  If it is not raining, you can still go for a run on some of the old "Runs in the Subdivisions".

SEE YOU THERE AT 10:00

COACH

7th ANNUAL LONGHORN CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ALUMNI RUN/GET-TOGETHER

posted Dec 14, 2015, 8:16 AM by Dale Shepherd   [ updated Dec 14, 2015, 8:20 AM ]

OPEN TO ALL PRESENT AND FORMER CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES (MALE AND FEMALE), COACHES AND PARENTS.

We will meet SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26 (10:00AM) in the upper parking lot at Queeny.

Those that want to, may go for a run before 10:00 (if you have a long run planned), or after we meet at 10:00, or you can just visit and share stories.  It is important that we all try to be present at 10:00 to make introductions.

Hot chocolate and bagels will be provided, and we even had a fire last year. 

Last year we met on Christmas Eve morning and still had 17 attend with Ben Davis (1991) being the elder statesman.  Our record is 30...LET'S BEAT THAT!

Please, pass the word, and if you have any questions you can contact "the old coach" at 314-704-8586 or sdshepherd@mindspring.com

In the event of TERRIBLE weather, we will meet at West High.  I will post on this website, ONLY, if we have to change.

I know that this is a busy time of the year, but I hope that you can find the time to attend and visit. 

I look forward to seeing you there. 

Dale Shepherd


Tentative 2015 schedule

posted Mar 20, 2015, 9:36 PM by Kevin John

8/28 - Parkway Quad - V, JV, FR
9/12 - Stan Nelson Invite @ Northwest Intermediate - V, JV, FR
9/19 - Parkway Central Invite @ P. Central - V, JV, FR
9/26 - Hancock Invite @ Jefferson Barracks - V, JV
9/28 - Blowpop Invite @ Kirkwood Park - JV, FR
10/3 - Parkway West Invite @ Living Word - V, JV, FR
10/10 - Conference @ P. Central - V, JV, FR
10/15 - Patriot Classic - JV, FR
10/16 - 2 mile dual meet @ P. West track - V
10/23 - Clayton Invite @ Shaw Park - JV, FR
10/24 - Districts - V
10/28 - Findley Invite @ Forest Park - JV, FR
10/31 - Sectionals - V
11/7 - State @ Oak Hills Jeff City - V

6th Annual Longhorn Run/Get-together

posted Dec 24, 2014, 3:04 PM by Dale Shepherd

Well, the rain/snow held off and we had a turnout of 17.  It was good to talk to those in attendance...maybe Christmas Eve was not the best day but I think it was a success.  We had a warm fire, hot chocolate, bagels, conversation and some went for a run.

It was decided that next year we will meet on the day after Christmas, Saturday, December 26.

Ben Davis (1991) wins the prize for the oldest alum present.  Those in attendance this year in addition to Ben:

Ross Larimer - 2008
James Liao -  2014
Philip Aden - 2015
Evan Wright - 2015
Jacob Cupps - 2016
Jon Janson - 2016 (plus parents and sister)
Grant Aden - 2017
Andrew Lofgren - 2018 (plus parents)

Old Coach Shepherd
Coach Witt
Coach John

Thanks to everyone that was able to attend.

6th Annual Longhorn Alumni Run/Get-Together

posted Dec 17, 2014, 6:26 PM by Dale Shepherd

OPEN TO ALL PRESENT AND FORMER CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES!  (MALE AND FEMALE)

Last year the weather was bad, and we had it on the Saturday before Christmas, and we still had 14 present.  Our record is 30 individuals and coaches from three different decades...LET'S BEAT THAT!

Last year we agreed on Wednesday, December 24 at 9:30.  We understand it is Christmas Eve day, but it is still probably the best day to get the most out-of-town individuals.

Hot chocolate and bagels will be provided.

Please pass the word,  and if you have any questions, you can contact "the old coach" at 636-227-9063 or email me at sdhshepherd@mindspring.com.

In the event of terrible weather, the make-up day will be Friday, December 26 @ 9:30.  I will post on this website ONLY if we change.

I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

Coach Shepherd

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