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West Invite information
This Saturday we host our very own Parkway West Invitational. It is a great event with lots of teams and great competition. It is also our biggest fundraiser of the year. Thanks in advance to all who are helping us with the event. The schedule and address is included in the information above.
Other information for parents:
- SPECTATOR PARKING: THEY SHOULD PARK IN THE LIVING WORD CHURCH LOT OR
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LOT. WHEN THESE LOTS ARE FULL THEY WILL BE TOLD TO GO TO
WILDWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL. THERE WILL BE NO SHUTTLE THIS YEAR SINCE THE
MIDDLE SCHOOL LOT IS ONLY .25 MILES FROM THE COURSE.
- PLEASE REMIND YOUR PARENTS AND ATHLETES TO NOT PARK ALONG POND ROAD OR
MANCHESTER ROAD. USE THE PARKING LOTS.
- Please do not bring pets!
The Blowpop Invitational is Monday, September 29th at Kirkwood Park. There is no set time schedule. The Varsity race will be approximately 4:15 and the JV/FR race will be approximately 4:45. It is a 3 loop course, so it is very spectator friendly.
The Longhorns will race Saturday morning at Jefferson Barracks for the Hancock Invitational. It should once again include some great competition. SLUH, Lafayette, and West Plains will all likely make an appearance.
The class 4 varsity race is at 11:00 AM and the class 4 JV race is at 12:00 PM. The awards ceremony for each race is at 12:30 and 1:15, respectively.
We will return to West around 2-2:30.
Congrats to all three levels (FR, V, JV) who swept the Parkway Quad today! It took a team effort by all!
In addition, the individual winner in all three races wore the Columbia blue. I have personally attended 11 Quads, and can't remember a team sweeping both team and individual titles. I will have to check the record books! Individual winners included Evan Wright (V), Will Carter (JV), and Kyle Andersen (FR).
In addition, West won the Quad for the 8th year in a row on the varsity, setting a new record for consecutive wins!
Great job and congrats!!
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
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
The Longhorns will begin the 2014 season on the best course in St. Louis.
Information is attached. Please email Coach John with any questions!