Archive for October, 2013

Parents, Runners, & Superfans,

The Strafford Indians had another great running last night at the Iron Mountain Invitational.  Kids were back on the old course and were tackling the famous Iron Mountain.  Thanks to Coach Bertoldie for a great race and some awesome apples.

The boys and girls both ran an epic race with the boys finishing 1st and the girls were 2nd behind Springfield Catholic.  This was our last invitational before the district and state weekends.  All jr. high races are concluded and all jv races as well.  From this point forward we just allowed 7 runners in the boys and girls race.  This doesn’t mean that practice is over for the high school.  It takes all of us to have a great program and it takes all of us to win.

Here is a rough list of finishing times from last night.  They are not exact but close;

Fordland Iron Man – Oct 22, 2013
Mens 5,000 Meter Cross Country Final – 04:03:12 PM
Zac Reid 17:48
Jacob Clements 17:56
Finish – Lee Bradly – 18:26.52
Finish – Burns Shane – 18:34.31
Finish – Barrett-young Matt – 18:34.98
Finish – Bond Justin – 18:53.50
Finish – Roebke Trever – 19:16.95
Finish – Lee Kyler – 19:22.21
Finish – Jacob Davis – 20:22.37
Finish – Tindle Mason – 20:49.41
Finish – Keithley Matt – 22:43.43
Finish – Reed Ryan – 22:50.09
Finish – Kepley Chris – 22:55.13
Finish – Mahon Kyle – 22:59.46
Finish – Comstock Wyatt – 24:30.22
Finish – Swearengin Allen – 24:40.18
Stopped at: 04:27:57 PM [24:45.10]

Womens 5,000 Meter Cross Country Final – 04:39:24 PM

Rachel Bareford  20:30
Finish – Maples Mckenzie – 20:59.20
Finish – Fabro Maya – 23:20.74
Finish – Askren Ryleigh – 23:26.74
Finish – Reed Kari – 24:09.21
Finish – Davis Brooklan – 25:38.62
Finish – Bradford Brandi – 26:39.40
Stopped at: 05:06:06 PM [26:41.87]


Parents, Runners, & Superfans,

District cross country is quickly approaching and I wanted to get this information out in a timely manner so everyone will have time to make plans.  I would like to strongly encourage all members of the team to please come out and support the runners at districts.  We are all part of this team and we win together and we lose together.  Please try to free your schedule to attend and support the team.

Class 2 District 6 Meet Information
Hosted by Willow Springs High School
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Location: Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course – 1708 Missouri 137, Willow Springs, MO 65793

Time Schedule:

Coaches Meeting – 9:30 am
Varsity Girls – 11:10 am
Varsity Boys – 11:45 am
(Note: Class 1 District 4 will be conducted from 10:00 am to 11:15 am)
Awards Ceremony – 12:30 pm

Strafford will need to be at the golf course by 9:30 am to attend the coach’s meeting.

Class 2 Schools:       Alton, Ava, Conway, Doniphan, Fair Grove, Mountain View Liberty, Mountain Grove, Seymour, Strafford, & Willow Springs

Awards/Qualifying: The top two teams and top fifteen individuals in each race will advance to the State Meet. There
will be fifteen medals and two team plaques awarded in each Varsity race. An awards ceremony
will follow the last race.

Games Committee: Will also serve as Jury of Appeals: Alton, Bakersfield, Plato, Strafford, Willow Springs.

Miscellaneous: Course will be open and available for inspection at 9:00 am the day of the meet. A concession
stand will be open in the clubhouse. A hospitality room will be available for coaches, bus drivers,
and administrators. Restrooms will be available in the clubhouse, and portable toilets will be
available outside. Indoor facilities are handicap accessible.

Parking: Bus parking will be available at the clubhouse. Spectator parking will be available in the lower
District T-Shirts: Through a state vendor, District Championship shirts will be for sale at the meet (supply limited) $15.00 short sleeve, $17.00 long sleeve

Following the awards ceremony the Strafford cross country team will be eating pizza at “Pizza Americana” in downtown Willow Springs.  All runners who attend will be treated to pizza.

Congratulations to Rachel Bareford who is currently ranked 7th in the state for Class 2 girls.  These results were compiled by the website Mo mile split and are an average of all the girl’s 5K times over this year.  Congratulations to Rachel and thanks for all your hard work.

The following graphic was copied and pasted from  You can find the link in on our links page.

Class 2 Girls

Place Athlete Yr Team Time Points
1 Courtney Rogers 12 Lutheran (St. Peters) High School 18:52.8 1
2 Emily Sorrell 10 East Newton High School 20:31.5 2
3 Dayle Dickens 12 Bishop LeBlond High School 20:37.0
4 Kylie Conrow 12 Bowling Green High School 20:51.7 3
5 Sophie Angell 12 Lutheran (St. Peters) High School 20:53.3 4
6 Kelly Devlin 12 Springfield Catholic High School 20:54.2 5
7 Rachel Bareford 12 Strafford High School 20:56.9 6
8 Riley Caminiti 11 Fatima High School 21:09.5 7
9 Karinne Lane 12 Hermann High School 21:10.6 8
10 Sarah Usher 11 Steelville High School 21:12.1 9


This is from the meet director at Fordland:

Fordland will host our 11th annual “Iron Mtn Run” on Tuesday, October 22nd.  After an experimental year on the grass, this year we plan to go back to the old road course.  While the old course is not nearly as fan friendly as last years’ course, it is a nice challenging run for those preparing to run the hilly Oak Hills State Championship course.  This year we have also rearranged the starting times back in the races, putting the High School races back to the beginning (due to traffic issues).  In addition to the plaques that were introduced in the Jr. High division last year, we have also added an additional 5 medals to each Jr. High race.  Finally, we are hoping to bring back our traditional apples at the finish area for the competitors (and coaches).   The course begins and ends at Fordland High School.


Time: Coaches meeting 3:45 PM

Varsity Boys 4:00 PM

Varsity Girls 4:35 PM

Jr. High B & G 5:10 PM


Awards:  1st & 2nd place H.S. Boys & Girls Team Plaques.

    1st & 2nd place Jr. High Boys & Girls team plaques


    25 Varsity Boys & 20 Varsity Girls medals

    *15 Boys & 15 Girls Jr. High medal

Strafford runners will be released at 2:10 to change and board the bus.  We should arrive back at SHS by 6:30 pm.


Duane Fabro

Strafford XC will be guest on the high school sports show oh Jock 98.7.  We are scheduled to be in the studio at 10:30 am this Saturday.  Spread the word.  I have asked the girls team, senior boys, and leading varsity runners to attend.


Duane Fabro

Cross Country Updates

Posted: October 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Here are few changes for the remaining cross country season:

Friday October 11th – no Jr. High practice, Voluntary high school practice 3:30 at Sac River Trails.
Trails are located on hwy. 13 north of Springfield.

Fordland XC Meet – the date of the Fordland XC Meet is October 22nd. It is listed incorrectly on the schedule. I will post specifics ASAP.
Fordland will be the last meet for the jr. high and the last invitational for high school before districts.

We will NOT be attending the Reeds Springs invitational on the 26th of October.

Also, tomorrow is the last day the Poe family will be taking orders for t-shirts.

Thanks for all of your support of the Strafford cross country team.

Catholic invitational Result

Posted: October 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Parents, Runners, & Superfans
The kids had a great run at tonight’s Catholic Invitational. Jr high boys finished 3rd, varsity boys 2nd, & varsity girls 3rd. We had a lot of great times and some really great racing performances. Thanks to the parents for all the good food, thanks to the Poe family for organizing the warm ups (the kids look great),& also to Mrs. Eiken & Mrs. Reed for the banana bread. Also a huge thank you to Coach Clements for all her help and the great work with the jr. High boys.

Here are the results: I missed Shane Burns and Dylan Gott’s times. I will do my best to get those to you.

201 W McCabe St Strafford MO 37° 16 17.7849″ -93° 7 5.8590″
Boys 1.5 Run Final – 04:09:46 PM
Finish – Langston Hunter – 10:51.99
Finish – Bond Garrett – 11:27.69
Finish – Spain Tristan – 11:42.83
Finish – Davis Patrick – 12:47.46
Finish – Rinne Carter – 13:11.47
Finish – Dike Josh – 14:40.53
Finish – Luna Josh – 14:46.17
Finish – Ricket Dakota – 14:51.99
Finish – McGuire Mickey – 17:11.12
Stopped at: 04:27:13 PM [17:27.69]

Mens 5,000 Meter Cross Country Final – 04:35:53 PM
Finish – Reid Zac – 17:51.59
Finish – Clements Jacob – 18:06.98
Finish – Barrett-young Matt – 18:17.86
Finish – Lee Bradly – 18:21.56
Finish – Bond Justin – 18:45.58
Stopped at: 04:55:17 PM [19:23.82]

Womens 5,000 Meter Cross Country Final – 05:06:58 PM
Finish – Bareford Rachel – 20:51.42
Finish – Maples Mckenzie – 21:43.51
Finish – Fabro Maya – 23:00.08
Finish – Reed Kari – 23:24.83
Finish – Askren Ryleigh – 24:03.36
Finish – Davis Brooklan – 25:09.20
Stopped at: 05:32:09 PM [25:10.93]

Boys 5,000 Meter Cross Country Final – 05:43:09 PM
Finish – Roebke Trever – 19:45.25
Finish – Jacob Davis – 20:19.20
Finish – Lee Kyler – 20:27.39
Finish – Tindle Mason – 21:48.73
Finish – Kepley Chris – 22:03.09
Finish – Mahon Kyle – 22:06.09
Finish – Keithley Matt – 22:28.12
Finish – Breite Hayden – 22:48.23
Finish – Comstock Wyatt – 23:40.39
Finish – Swearengin Allen – 24:14.33
Finish – Hamilton Dalton – 25:19.72
Stopped at: 06:08:31 PM [25:21.82]