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Parkway Quad

posted by Kevin John

The Parkway Quad will be held at Parkway Central...same course as the Central Invitational.  We always look forward to the Quad and competing as best we can!!

All Races will be 5k
4:00pm Freshmen Boys
4:25pm Freshmen Girls
4:55pm Varsity Boys
5:20pm Varsity Girls
5:50pm JV Boys
6:15pm JV Girls

Parkway Central Invitational

posted Sep 15, 2014, 10:08 AM by Kevin John   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 11:32 AM ]

We have a short turnaround before our next meet this Thursday at Central!  It will provide a good preview of the District course!

Information, including course map and schedule, is attached below.

Stan Nelson Invite

posted Sep 8, 2014, 8:29 AM by Kevin John

The Longhorns are looking forward to their next competition this Saturday 9/13 at Stan Nelson.  Please note the race is not at Northwest High School, but rather the early childhood center.  Directions here!!

All other information is attached!!


Conference, District and Sectional sites

posted Sep 3, 2014, 11:41 AM by Kevin John   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 12:08 PM ]

The new Suburban Central Conference will hold its first championship at Willmore Park in South City.

It appears as though districts will once again be held at Parkway Central.  Sectionals is going to be at Engler Park in Farmington.

I do not know anything about the courses at Willmore Park or Farmington, so it should be exciting to run somewhere new!!

Longhorns get the season underway!!

posted Sep 2, 2014, 10:36 AM by Kevin John   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 11:13 AM ]

The Longhorns got the season underway at Jefferson Barracks over the weekend.  The competition included quite possibly the 2 best teams in the state in Lafayette and SLUH.  The Longhorns performed well, finishing a distant third, but comfortably in front of fourth place.  There was a lot to build on as we move forward in the season.  The varsity ran the first mile together like I asked, and were well back in the pack, but they did move up as the race went on.  I would like to see a little bit more aggressiveness when passing.  Overall, considering it was the first meet and the difficulty of the course, I am very encouraged for the rest of the season!

The JV did many of the same things as the varsity, running in packs and moving up in the field throughout the race.  It was great to see Will Carter racing so well!  The freshmen were the highlight of the day!  They took first place as a team, and individually Blake and Kyle finished 1-2.  They joined Andrew Lofgren and Matthew Dixon in the top 10.  They have a chance to be a special group.  

Lafayette Randy Seagrist Invitational

posted Aug 24, 2014, 9:57 PM by Kevin John

The Longhorns will begin the 2014 season on the best course in St. Louis.

Information is attached.  Please email Coach John with any questions!

Early, tentative schedule

posted Mar 9, 2014, 8:28 PM by Kevin John

8/30 - Randy Seagrist Invitational @ Jefferson Barracks - V, JV, FR
9/13 - Stan Nelson Invitational @ Northwest Intermediate - V, JV, FR
9/18 - Parkway Central Invitational @ Parkway Central - V, JV, FR
9/22 - Parkway Quad @ ??? - V, JV, FR
9/27 - Hancock Invitational @ Jefferson Barracks - V, JV
9/29 - Blowpop Invitational @ Kirkwood Park - JV, FR
10/4 - Parkway West Invitational @ Living Word - V, JV, FR
10/11 - Suburban Central Conference @ ??? - V, JV, FR
10/16 - Patriot Classic @ Castlewood - V, JV, FR
10/24 - Clayton Invitational @ Shaw Park - JV, FR
10/25 - Class 4, District 2 @ ??? - V
10/29 - Findley Invitational @ Forest Park - JV, FR
11/1 - Class 4, Section 1 @ ??? - V
11/8 - Class 4 State Championships @ Jeff City - V

WHERE HAVE ALL THE STEVE BAXTERS GONE?

posted Jan 16, 2014, 7:58 AM by Dale Shepherd   [ updated Jan 16, 2014, 8:07 AM ]

Please click on Bax.pdf to read the article.

2013 Get-together a SUCCESS

posted Dec 21, 2013, 12:21 PM by Dale Shepherd

After making the hot chocolate,  getting the bagels, and then driving to Queeny  all I could think of was, "When you fail to plan,  you are planning to fail".  My positive idea prior to today was that the weather would be okay, but as I was driving in the rain (that seemed to get heavier each block) I was wondering if we would have anyone show.   And the fact that I did not have a make-up date concerned me.  Shame on me!!  The Longhorns always come through!!!  In spite of the weather, we had a 14 attend in the rain which included 12 individuals and 2 coaches.  We enjoyed some good catching-up, hot chocolate, bagels and a fire all under the protection of a canopy provided by Coach John.  Some of the individuals, also, went for a run. 

It was decided that next year we would meet around 9:00 on the 24th and if the weather does not cooperate we will meet on the 26th.  We are planning not to fail!

Here are the names of those that attended this year :

Paul Chisholm        -  2007
Ross Larimer          -  2008
Thomas Campbell  -  2009
Jake Lamke            -  2010
Kevin Schrik           -  2010
Thomas Smith        -  2012
Ian Kotthoff             -  2012
Drew Deutschmann  - 2012
Cody Moore            -  2012
Alex Poppen           -  2012
Spencer Wilson      -  still at West
Matt Morgan           -  still at West
Coach John
Coach Shepherd

Thanks to everyone for attending...it was fun.

Coach

5th Annual Longhorn Alumni Run/Get-together

posted Dec 15, 2013, 9:07 PM by Dale Shepherd

Last year we had 30 individuals attend with runners from 3 different decades.  Can we improve upon that total?

It was agreed last year to meet at Queeny Park on Saturday, December 21, at 10:30.

You are encouraged to come up and run or just visit or both.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Hot chocolate and bagels will be provided.

If you are going for a long run you might come earlier.

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

We hope to see you there!!!

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