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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


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.


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!!!

New site for sharing pictures!

posted Dec 2, 2013, 3:13 PM by Kevin John   [ updated Dec 2, 2013, 3:18 PM ]

Finally!!  The pictures from the 2013 season are posted.  I created a new site to make it easier to share the pictures.  The web address is:


Thanks to Coach Witt and all of the parents who took pictures for the team this season!!


posted Nov 26, 2013, 3:10 PM by Dale Shepherd

I enjoyed the 2013 Cross Country banquet last Friday, and I would like to thank the team and the parents for the gift card.  It was not necessary to give me anything, but my wife and I will enjoy going to Red Lobster.


Coach Shepherd

State meet

posted Nov 11, 2013, 7:43 AM by Kevin John

Andrew finished up his season on Saturday at the State meet!  He represented the Longhorns well, as he finished 40th with a time of 16:39.  Times were very fast on a perfect day.  Andrew got out pretty quick, as did the whole field.  He moved up throughout the race to his final spot of 40th. 

Another year of work and he will take a shot at being All-State next season!

State meet info.

posted Nov 4, 2013, 7:58 AM by Kevin John

The State meet will be held Saturday, November 9th in Jefferson City.  

Boys Class 4 race is at 11:30 AM.
Girls Class 4 race is at 12:35 PM.
The awards are at approximately 1:05 PM.

There will be a $7.00 admission for all spectators.  
No dogs are allowed at the course.
The tents will be on the opposite side of the fairway than where they have been in the past.

Hopefully we will see a lot of Longhorn supporters this weekend!


posted Nov 4, 2013, 7:52 AM by Kevin John

Congrats to Andrew Osborne on finishing 7th at the Sectional meet and moving on to the State Championships!  He ran a great race, and improved both his time and place from the District meet.

Andrew will represent the Longhorns in Jeff City on Saturday!  Good luck to him!

Philip finished up his season with another solid race.  He came up a bit short, but learned that he needs to raise his performance even further this time of year.  He will be ready for that next year.

James finished out his XC career at the Sectional meet.  He has done a lot for the team in the past 4 years and made a lot of sacrifices.  This race did not turn out the way he wanted, but he should hold his head high.  Everything he accomplished in his career he earned through hard work.  Those accomplishments include running in the State meet last year and being an individual qualifier for Sectionals this year.  The program will miss his dedication and work ethic.  Hopefully he will be able to travel to the state meet with Andrew this weekend.

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