Runners & Superfans,

-We are needing both student and parent volunteers to help at this weekend’s Sweatfest race.  The race is sponsored by Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners and the proceeds go to benefit the Strafford School Foundation & the cross country team.  The race will be held at the Landmark Church in Strafford located at 900 N. Peachtree.  All cross country members are asked to please help volunteer and we will need a few parent volunteers as well.  Last year the team helped at a couple of rest stops handing out drinks and snacks and had a really great time.  Volunteers should be at the church by 7 p.m. and it will be close to 11 when we finish up.

I am also asking the cross country runners to please participate in the 2 mile race that they will be having that night.  The cost is $35 and it comes with some great swag as well as snacks after the race.  It’s only nice that we participate if they are willing to help out the team.

-If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 417-379-6764 or

Thanks for your support.

Duane Fabro

Great week of XC camp

Posted: June 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

We just finished up an amazing week of cross country camp with 45 kids in attendance. Runners were able to experience trails at Nathaniel Greene park, Fellows Lake, & Stockton state park. Plus we hogged down on some great watermelon, smoothies, & Coach Clements famous Brownies. 

Thanks to all the kids who attended and I hope they stick with it. They were amazing this week. 

Huge thanks to Coach Clements who was a great coach and helper this week. 

Coach Fabro

Runners & Superfans,

All runners and their parents are invited to join the team at Fellows Lake to celebrate a great cross  country season.  Plan on joining us on November 20th from 3-5pm for food, friends, awards, & recognition.

Coach Fabro will be making his famous chili with all the fixings as well as drinks.  Parents are more than welcome to bring some finger foods or desserts to share with the group.  Following the meal we will have a short awards presentation.

Don’t forget your lawn chair and plan on joining us on the 20th.

In case of bad weather we will move the event to the high school cafeteria.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Duane Fabro


Who: Strafford Cross Country Members & Family
When: November 20th, 2016 3-5pm
Where: Fellows Lake Pavilion
Please RSVP to Duane Fabro
Text: 417-379-6764

State Meet Information!!!

Posted: October 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

It is always a pleasure to send out information for the upcoming state meet.  We were fortunate to have the boy’s team qualify for state with the following runners receiving district medals: Patrick Davis, Jacob Davis, Matt-Barrett Young, & Shane Burns who was also the district individual champion. Also running at the state meet will be Madalynn Ward and Kyndall Compton who both qualified as individuals for the girl’s team.

Here is the itinerary and race schedule for this weekend. There is an $8.00 admission fee for all spectators.


11:00 a.m. Runners dismissed to load the bus for the state meet.

12:30 Lunch at Subway Lebanon, MO

3:00 Arrive at Oak Hills Golf Course Jefferson City, MO.  Runners will have an opportunity to purchase state apparel.  We will also run the course as a team.

5:30 Arrive at Double Tree hotel Jefferson City, MO                                                                     DoubleTree by Hilton Jefferson City
422 Monroe Street Jefferson City, MO 65101

6:30 Dinner at G&D’s steakhouse Columbia, MO

9:00 Arrive back at hotel. Lights out 10:00 p.m.


8:00 Meet for breakfast.

8:30 Board bus for meet


Class 2 Girls 11:10

Class 2 Boys 12:25

Awards 1:15

Depart Jefferson City following awards.

Team will be eating at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach. Parents & Superfans are welcome to join us.

Hope to see you in Jefferson City.


Runners and Superfans,

Here is the schedule for this Saturday’s district cross country meet at Lamar Country Club. All high school runners are invited to attend.

7:30 a.m. Bus leaves from SHS promptly

9:30 am – Coaches Meeting Class 2
10:00 am – Class 2 Boys
10:30 am – Class 2 Girls
11:15 am – Class 2 Awards (right after start of Class 1 Boys race)

We will be stopping for lunch after the race. Cross country will pay for the kids.

3:30 p.m. Arrive back at SHS

Awards: Top 15 individuals in each race will qualify for the MSHSAA State Championships
Top 2 Teams will qualify for the MSHSAA State Championships
Results: Results will be posted at

T-shirts will be available for purchase.

MLC Meet @ Fellows Lake Thursday

Posted: October 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

This Thursday the Strafford cross country team will be hosting the Mid-Lakes Conference cross country meet at Fellows Lake.  We are looking for volunteers to help make the meet a success and was hoping you could help us out.  Much like our invitational we will need help with parking and buses as well as registration and finish line work.  The best part is, instead of 25 schools it will only be 6.  We will only have 3 races with a lot fewer kids and it should all be very quick and easy.

Should you be willing to help we will need you to be at Fellows Lake at around 2:30 p.m.  The races are starting a little earlier than usual due to the sun setting earlier.  Please let me know if you can help.

Students will ride a bus from school out to the lake but will need to be picked up at Fellows Lake after their race:  Middle school will be completed by 3:40, high school boys by 4:30, & high school girls by 5:30.  I will not have a way to bus any of the Strafford runners back to school so please make arrangements ahead of time.  This is also the last race for jr. high.

Race Schedule:

3:00 pm Coaches Meeting. In the pavilion
3:20 pm Middle School boys and girls.
3:50 pm High School Boys race
4:40 pm High School Girls Race.
5:30 pm Awards.

Thanks for the help and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday

Duane Fabro



Runners & Superfans,

This Tuesday is the Irish Invitational at Springfield Underground. Students will be released at 1:30 to board the bus and should return to SHS by 6:30 p.m.  More information is listed below:

Tuesday . October 4
Springfield Underground
Directions to the site  (2019 N. LeCompte Rd, Springfield, MO 65802),

Coaches meeting: 3:00 for both HS and JH
Junior High Girls Race (small & large): 3:10 (30 medals)
JH Boys (small & large): 3:35 (30 medals)
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

Awards presentation will immediately follow the day’s last race. 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.
Only Varsity races will be scored; although both large and small schools will run in the same race-teams will be segregated for scoring purposes.

Invitational T Shirts Will Be Available for Sale 10.00
This year marks the 25th Irish Invitational-we look forward to making this our best ever.

REMINDER: October 13th we will be hosting the MLC conference race at Fellows Lake and will need to have some parent volunteers. 1st race will begin at 3:15 p.m.



Thanks to all the parents for the support and all the snacks this year. Currently we have plenty of snacks for the remainder of the year.