Archive for September, 2014

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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This Weekend Final Update

Posted: September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Remember tonight is the Fair Grove run!!!  Runners will be leaving from SHS at 3:45 and if all goes well will arrive in Fair Grove around 5:15 pm.  We have a support vehicle with food and water escorting us and runners are encourage to back a bag for a change of clothes at Fair Grove.  All participants will need a ride back to school, it’s twice as far if you don’t.   The school is also hosting a tailgate party at FG so there will be food and drink available for all that survive the run.


There is a bridge out in the Hermitage area so I am posting direction sent to me by the race director.  The race schedule and info can be found in my last post.

There is a bridge under construction and completely closed across HWY 254/64 south of Hermitage. Here are alternate routes:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.90278, -93.32917
37°54’10″N, 93°19’45″W

From  the east side of Springfield, MO, take US Highway 65 North to just passed Urbana, MO; then turn west (left) onto NN to Nemo. Continue through the 4-way stop toward Carson’s Corner. Turn west (left) on 254 toward Pomme de Terre Dam and continue across the dam. At the far end of the dam, turn north (right) on the paved road and follow to the park.

Thanks for following and spread the news,

Coach Fabro


Posted: September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Wanted to give you a head’s up for the upcoming cross country week. 9/22-9/27.  It looks like a ton of work but it should be a ton of fun as well.

9/23 – Stockton XC invitational + Mid-Lakes Conference race: Students excused at 2:10, bus leaves at 2:30 returns to SHS @ 7:30 pm.

4:00…………..Coaches Meeting

4:15…………..7-8th grade boys and girls (1.5m)

4:35…………..Varsity Boys

5:10…………..Varsity Girls

Location: Stockton High School


1st place team plaques in varsity races

Top 15 medal for varsity races

Top 10 medal for junior high races (boys and girls medal separately)

9/25 Rogersville Middle School Meet @ Rogersville HS.  Bus leaves at 3:00 students excused at 2:45.  NO High School race but the high school runners will attend and practice with Rogersville and Reeds Spring XC teams.  Return to SHS by 6 pm.

9/26 – Fair Grove Football Run. High School Only – No jr. high practice.  High school cross country team will be running to Fair Grove in support of the school and football team.  This is voluntary and is a fun run only (real slow and lots of stops)  High school runners must have completed an 8 mile run before 9/26 to qualify to run the entire distance.  Other runner may run the start and finish and carpool the rest.  We will have a support vehicle. You must provide your own transportation back to school.

9/27 Hermitage Cross Country Invitational – HS & Jr. High  Bus leaves @ 7 am. This race is run at Pomme de Terre Lake Outlet Park below the dam.  They usually have great t-shirts for sale, if your interested please bring your money.

The race will be run at OUTLET PARK located at Lake Pomme De Terre Dam in the Hermitage area.  The course is run on grass, trails and through the wooded area of the park.  It is a true cross country course with multiple hills and beautiful scenery.  The high school race will be a full 5K, while the middle school and Elementary/open races will be around 1.6 miles.  The Elementary/open race will once again be offered for FREE for your younger runners, fans, parents and even you coaches. The race schedule will be as follows:

Coaches Meeting:                8:45 AM

                Varsity Boys:                         9:00 AM

                Varsity Girls:                         9:30 AM

                JV Boys/Girls:                       10:00 AM

                MS Boys:                                10:40 AM

                MS Girls:                                11:00 AM

                Elementary/Open:              11:20 AM

** Large and small school divisions will be used this year for each high school race**

Medals:                  Top 30 in Small School Varsity, small school JV and middle school

Top 20 in large school varsity, large school JV

Top 10 in Elementary and top five in the open

Plaques to top 2 teams in varsity, top 2 in middle school and JV (this may change once we see  How many teams and athletes will be attending) and a Sweeps award to the top overall school

Bolivar Invitational Results

Posted: September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

The Strafford XC team had another great night of running at the Bolivar Invitational.  Congratulations to the boys varsity team who finished 2nd and the boys JV squad who finished 3rd. Tristan Spain was the overall winner of the boys JV race, 5 varsity boys medaled, 2 varsity girls, and 5 JV boys medaled.  I have pasted the times that I recorded at the race below.

See you all next week.

Bolivar Invitational – Sep 16, 2014
Womens 5,000 Meter Run Final – 04:52:25 PM
Finish – Maples Mckenzie – 22:01.97
Finish – Reed Kari – 22:06.80
Finish – Fabro Maya – 24:14.61
Finish – Jodie Dike – 25:47.27
Stopped at: 05:18:19 PM [25:53.65]

Mens 5,000 Meter Run Final – 05:32:47 PM
Finish – Burns Shane – 17:52.19
Finish – Lee Bradly – 18:18.86
Finish – Barrett-young Matt – 18:21.49
Finish – Clements Jacob – 18:27.14
Finish – Bond Justin – 18:47.96
Finish – Roebke Trever – 19:18.23
Finish – Jacob Davis – 19:43.15
Finish – Reid Zac – 20:32.92
Finish – Reed Ryan – 21:54.07
Stopped at: 05:54:46 PM [21:58.50]

Boys 5,000 Meter Run Final – 06:05:38 PM
Finish – Spain Tristan – 19:36.60
Finish – Tindle Mason – 20:55.70
Finish – Davis Patrick – 20:55.70
Finish – Bond Garrett – 21:21.14
Finish – Kepley Chris – 21:47.80
Finish – Comstock Noah – 23:25.62
Finish – Swearengin Allen – 23:27.57
Finish – Dike Josh – 24:31.28
Finish – Bowie Matt – 25:17.09
Finish – McGuire Mickey – 31:08.51
Stopped at: 06:36:49 PM [31:11.07]

Bolivar Invitational Information

Posted: September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Tomorrow is the Bolivar Invitational which is held on the campus of SBU in Bolivar, MO.  Students will be released at 2:10 to change and board and the first race will start at 4:00 pm.  The bus will be returning to SHS by 7:30 pm.

Plaques for top two teams in all races
25 medals for each Varsity Boys and Girls races
25 medals for each JV Boys and Girls races
25 medals for each JH Boys and JH Girls races 7th and 8th 
Course Information:  The course is on the SBU (Southwest Baptist University) campus. The footing is decent.  The entire course is on mowed grass with the athletes having to cross asphalt road a few times.  The course has a little bit of everything.  There will be wide open and narrow paths, hills and grades to traverse.   I have made it as coach/spectator/athlete friendly as possible.  We will provide water.   There will be bathrooms but no locker rooms to change in.
Meet Information:  The JH will run first at 1.5 miles, girls followed by boys.  If there are not many athletes we will combine boys and girls JH races.  Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys 5k, JV Girls/Boys combined can shortened if conditions warrant a change, depending on the heat.  Plaques received for top two teams Boys and Girls.  The top 20 athletes will receive medals, in all races these will be passed out in the chute.  Coaches meeting will be at 3:30pm and racing will begin at 3:50pm. We will begin the races as quickly as possible with the JH races then Varsity Girls then the Varsity Boys and finishing with the JV Girls and Boys.  Scores will be posted and you may pick up your team plaques at the scorer’s table.  There will be no award presentation meeting after the meet.  We will be on a rolling schedule and try to get the athletes home and out of the heat as soon as we can.  Thank you again for coming and Good Luck to you and your team.
Schedule:  These are estimated, we will go on a rolling schedule.
3:30pm Coaches Meeting
4:00pm JH/middle school Girls 7th & 8th grade
4:20pm JH/middle school Boys 7th & 8th grade
4:40pm Varsity Girls
5:15pm Varsity Boys
5:45pm JV Girls & Boys combined

Jog for a Hog

Posted: September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

2014 jog for a hog

Here is a flyer for the race.  Also kids, don’t forget your cookies and fruit by Friday.