State XC Information

Posted: November 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

This Saturday the Strafford XC team will be competing at the state meet in Jefferson City to be held at Oak Hills Golf course.  The boy’s team as well as McKenzi Maples and Kari Reed will be competing for state honors.  The team will be leaving from SHS at 11:00 am on Friday and will eat lunch in Lebanon before traveling to Jefferson City to run & inspect the course.  That night we will be staying at Drury Inn in Columbia, MO and eating dinner at G&D steakhouse.  Parents and superfans are more than welcome to join us at anytime.  Below I will paste in some important information you may need for the state meet.  I will warn you that the parking and traffic is horrible so give yourself plenty of time and that it will also cost you $7.00 to enter the course.  There will also be a considerable amount of walking should you want to watch the race at several locations.  More information can be found at

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

ADMISSION PRICE:  Admission for students (age 6 and up) and adults is $7.00.  Children 5 and under are free of charge.

Class 4 Boys –   9:00 a.m.
Class 3 Boys –   9:30 a.m.
Class 4 Girls –  10:05 a.m.
Class 3 Girls –  10:35 a.m.
Class 1 Girls –  11:10 a.m.
Class 2 Girls –  11:50 a.m..
Class 1 Boys – 12:30 p.m.
Class 2 Boys –   1:05 p.m.

2014 AWARDS SCHEDULE – Trophies and Medals
Class 4 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 10:40 a.m.
Class 3 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 11:10 a.m.
Class 1 Girls and Boys @ Approximately   1:05 p.m.
Class 2 Girls and Boys @ Approximately   1:40 p.m.

SHUTTLE INFORMATION:  The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau will operate a FREE shuttle bus during the State Cross Country Meet as a convenience to parents and fans and to facilitate the parking situation in and around Hough Park. Please reference the map below and the schedule on the backside for locations and times.  Busses run continually during specified times.

We encourage you to inform parents and fans to utilize the shuttle bus, and join us in expressing appreciation to the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing this fine service. Please feel free to duplicate this map and send home to interested parents.

First Bus – 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Second Bus – 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

AWARDS – Top 25 runners will be awarded medals and receive All-state honors.  The top four teams will be awarded state plaques.

Following the meet we will eat dinner at Mexacali Blues located outside of Osage Beach.  This has been are tradition for a few years now and want to invite runners, parents, and superfans to join us.

For your reading enjoyment:

Twas the Night Before the Race

Twas the night before the race and all through the state,
Runners were carb loading, hoping for a great pace.
Their race day clothes were hung with such care,
Along with the spikes, watches and bibs all there.

The many weeks of training were not very fun,
Hill repeats, fartleks and long runs were done.
Hydration intake has all been perfected,
Thankfully no major pains were detected.

When race day arrives runners will fill the meet,
And into their boxes they eagerly retreat.
Setting their watches, as they run through the start,
We bid them all a good race admiring their dedication and heart.

As miles pass by they run with all their might,
Parents and superfans were a very welcome sight.
The crowds were all cheering and having a good time,
Giving the runners cheers all down the line.

When what to their wondering eyes should appear?
But the finish line with gleaming medals ever so near.
Endorphins are dancing all around in their heads,
It’s time for celebrations and then straight to bed.

May your running always be such a wonderful delight,
Happy running to all and to all a good night!

District XC Results

Posted: November 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Wanted to let everyone know how amazing the team did at districts this weekend and congratulate all the kids on their success this year.

The boys qualified again this year with a 2nd place finish at districts.  Just 6 points behind the winner Springfield Catholic the boys ran a tremendous race. Here are their times and results:

Shane Burns – 2nd  time of 16:38 pr and new school record

Jacob Clements – 6th time of 16:57 pr

Matt Barrett-Young – 7th time of 17:02 pr

Bradley Lee – 15th time of 17:47

Trevor Roebke – 17th time of 18:03

Jacob Davis – 22nd time of 18:11 pr

Justin Bond – 31st time of 19:04

Congratulations as well to the girls who fought hard all year long just to keep a team together and who lost a heart breaker of a race on Saturday. Just 4 points separated Strafford from Blue Eye and the trip to state.  With just 5 girls to work with all year, they stuck together and ran with guts all year and I am very proud of each one of them.

On the bright side, McKenzi Maples ran an amazing race and brought home the individual girls district championship for Strafford with a time of 20:19.  Fighting off Catholic’s Anna Galigos,  Mckenzi took the lead half way through the race and never looked back.  Huge kudos also to Kari Reed who has had an outstanding season of running all year and showed it on Saturday by qualifying for state at 8th place in a time of 22:01.

Wish us luck next Saturday as we put are training to the test at the state meet in Jefferson City.  Thanks to all the parents and superfans who have supported us all year;  I know I appreciate everything you do and the kids definitely love the snacks.

Thanks for making cross country a proud tradition at Strafford High School.

Coach Fabro

District XC information.

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners and Superfans,

I apologize for the lack of updates and blog posts, I guess I got behind and never caught up. I will do my best to keep you more informed and imparted with the incredible wisdom that spews forth from these pages.

Bus leaves SHS @ 9:00 am. Runners need to be in uniforms, warm-ups, and dressed for the weather. It will be cold.

Class 2 District 6

Springfield Catholic High School

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Springfield Underground (Springfield, MO)

DIRECTIONS: Take south 65 off of Interstate 44 (Branson exit). Take the Division Street exit and turn east. The underground course entrance will be on the left within 400 meters after crossing back over Highway 65. If you are traveling from the south, take Highway 65 north until you reach the Division Street exit. Turn east and the underground course entrance will immediately be on yourleft.

10:00 a.m. – Coaches Meeting

10:15 a.m. – Varsity Boys

11:15 a.m. – Varsity Girls

12:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

AWARDS: top 2 teams advance on to the state meet and the top 15 individuals will medal.

State XC Meet will be the following Saturday in Jefferson City. Hopefully I will have more info to add to this after Saturday.



Congrats to Kenny Stuck who set a new personal record in the 5k at last weekends Wizard Wattle. He has been running with the team and I think it has paid off.

This Sunday is also the Bass Pro running festival with our very own Coach Clements competing in the marathon relay. We also have several other faculty running in the various races. Best of luck to everyone competing this weekend.


Catholic invitational info

Posted: October 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,
This Tuesday is the Catholic XC Invitational at Springfield Underground. Parking for parents and spectators can be accessed off of Division and 65 highway. This is a big meet so please plan accordingly. It also starts earlier than most meets. Full information is below:

Coaches meeting: 3:00
Junior High Girls Race (small & large): 3:10 JH Boys (small & large): 3:35
Boys’ Varsity (small & large): 4:00
Girls’ Varsity (small and large): 4:30
All Junior Varsity boys: 5:10
All Junior Varsity girls: 5:10

Medals will be given at the finish of each race
Medals will be presented to top 25 finishers in each division varsity races and top 30 in junior varsity race and top 30 in each division of junior high school races

Hope to see you there,
Duane Fabro

Runners & Superfans,
The cross country team had a great day of running at the University of Arkansas’s Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetville, AR. I know I can not express the shear magnitude of this event in this article, but please know that this was the most epic cross country meet we have ever attended. The varsity boys race had 75 teams and over 500 runners. The starting line alone was amazing and the speed of the race was just as awesome. The top 27 boys in the race ran sub 16 for the 5k. The girl’s race was just as impressive with a huge field and the top girls running sub 18 for the 5K. As for Strafford, we may not have been at the top but the results were still great. Of the 22 runners who represented Strafford 22 set personal records, which may make this the single best day of running for SHS.
Special congratulations to Shane Burns who broke the school record with a time of 16:46.8, breaking the old record of 16:51 held by Zach Cobb.

Hopefully, I get the results pasted in below. These kids ran crazy fast.




569 Matt Bowie
FR – Strafford 24:14.5

576 Josh Dike
FR – Strafford 24:23.1

Chile Pepper XC information

Posted: September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,
Here is some information for the upcoming Chile Pepper XC Festival in Fayetville, AR. The Chile Pepper is one of the biggest cross country races in the Midwest. Last year there were 71 teams and over 500 runners in the boys varsity race. My goal is to let the kids have a real opportunity to race against some of the best runners in the Midwest, see some great university runners, and have a great time with the running community. I will try to stick to the itinerary below to the best of my ability, but with travel and a race of this size, delays may occur. I will keep the kids informed of changes and feel free to call or text me if you have questions: 417-379-6764.

Bus leaves SHS @ 6:30 am; please eat breakfast before you leave.
Arrive in Fayetville at 9:00 am; set camp and watch college races

Runners will receive free tacos after their race but they may want to bring money for t-shirts and concessions. The usually snacks will be provided as well.

Schedule Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Men’s Collegiate (8K) 9:45 a.m.
Women’s Collegiate (5K) 10:20 a.m.
Awards – Collegiate Men and Women 11:10 a.m.

High School & Junior High
Senior High Boy’s Invitational (5K) 11:00 a.m.
Senior High Girl’s Invitational (5K) 11:30 a.m.
Senior High Boy’s Open (5K) 12:15 pm.
Junior High Boys (5K) 1:00 p.m.
Senior High Girl’s Open (5K) 1:45 p.m.
Junior High Girls (5K) 2:30 p.m.
Awards – Senior and Junior High School 3:15 p.m.

Following the Senior High Boys Open race we will either pack and leave (roughly 2pm) or stick around for awards if necessary. Top 15 runners medal and top 3 teams.

Pizza in Bentonville Arkansas?

7pm arrive back at SHS best guess

Other information:
Race Day Parking
Welcome to the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival. We always expect congestion in the morning. Our number one goal for the event is participant safety, so we recommend that everyone add additional time to get to the course–even those of you who have been to many previous Chile Peppers. Please use the pedestrian tunnel on Garland. NO Dogs allowed on course or grounds. We are guests on the University of Arkansas Agricultural Farms and this is a strict rule.
General Parking
Official Chile Pepper Parking is at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Shuttle buses are available to take you to the course. If you elect to walk, please cross Garland at two designated areas: pedestrian/bike tunnel at Garland/Knapp or at Garland/Cassat. Limited parking is available in Agri Park or on the roads bordering Agri Park.

Saturday Directions and Parking:
GPS and Google Map users: Use Washington County Fairgrounds, North McConnell Avenue, Fayetteville,
Traveling on Hwy. I-540, take exit 66 to Hwy. 112 (which is also Garland Ave.). Travel south on Hwy. 112. You will see Chile Pepper parking signs. General Parking is located at Washington County Fairgrounds which are all located off Hwy. 112. Transit Buses will shuttle participants from the parking lots to the drop-off point near the course from 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some walking is required. Note: Please allow extra time to get to the race site.

Hermitage XC Invitational Results

Posted: September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,
The XC team had a great time running this weekend at Pomme de Terre outlet park and came away with some great results. The boys team finished fourth out of all 24 teams in attendance and 2nd in the small schools division. Bolivar, Kickapoo, and Lamar finished in front of the Indians. The boys ran an amazing race and finished with 5 individual medalist. The girls team were 5th out of 9 teams with two individual medalist. Below are times for the meet which are somewhat correct. Sometimes I get excited and forget to hit the button. Complete results can always be found at There is a link on our homepage.

Next up is the Chili Pepper Festival in Fayetville, AR on Saturday the October 24th. This is a massive meet with a Division I college race and over 400 runners in the varsity boys race. It should be a great time. More info to follow.

Thanks for all the support,
Coach Fabro

Hermitage invitational – Sep 27, 2014
Mens 5,000 Meter Run Final – 09:15:01 AM
Finish – Burns Shane – 17:57.47
Finish – Clements Jacob – 18:32.39
Finish – Barrett-young Matt – 18:34.07
Finish – Lee Bradly – 18:44.40
Finish – Bond Justin – 19:11.07
Finish – Jacob Davis – 20:11.66
Finish – Roebke Trever – 20:58.76
Finish – Spain Tristan – 24:02.19
Stopped at: 09:39:09 AM [24:07.31]
Womens 5,000 Meter Run Final – 09:54:37 AM
Finish – Maples Mckenzie – 22:17.94
Finish – Reed Kari – 23:10.55
Finish – Fabro Maya – 25:27.72
Finish – Jodie Dike – 27:26.57
Finish – Katlyn Lee – 28:10.43
Stopped at: 10:22:52 AM [28:15.19]

Boys 5,000 Meter Run Final – 10:40:08 AM
Finish – Garrett Bond 21:38.56
Finish – Patrick Davis 21:40.35
Finish – Kepley Chris – 21:46.78
Finish – Reed Ryan – 22:38.92
Finish – Tindle Mason – 23:21.63
Finish – Comstock Noah – 23:36.07
Finish – Swearengin Allen – 24:45.49
Finish – Bowie Matt – 26:35.00
Finish – Dike Josh – 27:10.39
Finish – McGuire Mickey – 34:06.65
Stopped at: 11:14:22 AM [34:13.95]

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