Archive for October, 2015

District Information

Posted: October 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

This Saturday is the boy’s & girl’s class 2 district cross country meet which is to be held at Southwest high school in Washburn, MO.  The team bus will leave from Strafford at 8:00 am sharp and should arrive in Washburn around 9:30.  Washburn is south of Cassville on 37 highway about 12 miles.  You will need to budget plenty of time to get there and for parking and some walking to the meet site, which is at the high school.

Here is the race schedule for the day:

9:30 Coaches Meeting

10:00 Class 1 Girls

10:45 Class 2 Girls

11:30 Class 1 Boys

12:15 Class 2 Boys

Awards after the conclusion of the meets. 15 medals and plaques for top two teams.  All runners on the top two teams move on to the state meet as well as anyone other runners in the top 15.

We are currently planning on eating Chinese buffet in Monett on the way home from the meet.  The team will cover the cost of dinner for all members of the team.  Parents and superfans are welcome to join us.

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

Duane Fabro

Strafford XC


Boys win MLC championship

Posted: October 14, 2015 in Uncategorized


Runners & Superfans,
The Strafford boy’s cross country team won the mid-lakes conference championship at the Ash Grove invitational tonight. Six boys received all conference honors with Shane Burns winning the conference and invitational individual championship. McKenzi Maples and Maya Fabro also received all conference medals on the girls side. The boys also took home first place team honors for the invitational as well.

Runners & Superfans,

Next Tuesday October 13th the cross country team will be attending the Ash Grove Invitational at Ash Grove High School.  Students will be released from class at 2:10 with the bus leaving at 2:30.  I have pasted the race schedule and award information below.  This race will also serve as the Mid-Lakes conference meet and should be a great course for our kids to run.  This will also be the last meet for the jr. high team and all uniforms are to be turned in before they leave to go home.  We will launder all the uniforms before we store them.  Should you have any questions; please let us know.


Duane Fabro


Cross Country Meet on Tuesday, October 13th
1.5 miles Junior High 7-8 Boys 4:00
Junior High 7-8 Girls 4:15
** may be run together if numbers allow

3.1 Varsity Girls 4:30
Varsity Boys 5:00
JV Boys and Girls 5:30

Medals: 10 each race Jr. High
15 each race Varsity boys and girls

Trophies: 1st Place in Varsity Divisions

The meet will be held on the Cross Country course near the Softball fields, just east of the Football Stadium

Runners & Superfans,

This Tuesday October 6th the XC team will be attending the Springfield Catholic Irish Invitational at Springfield Underground. This is one of the largest meets in our area and the kids will see some great competition.

Parents please note the earlier start to the meet.  Please enter the underground from Division street.  Their will also be some walking involved from the parking area to the course.

Students will be released at 2:00 to dress and board the bus.  Bus will leave at 2:20.

Hope to see you there.

Where: Springfield Underground
If directions to the site or further information are needed (2019 N. LeCompte Rd, Springfield,
MO 65802),

Schedule: 3:00 – Coaches meeting
3:10 – JH Girls (small & large)
3:35 – JH Boys (small & large)
4:00 – Boys’ Varsity (small & large)
4:30 – Girls’ Varsity (small and large)
5:10 – All Junior Varsity boys
5:10 – All Junior Varsity girls
Awards: Presentation will immediately follow the day’s last race. Medals will be given at the finish of
each 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
Medals will be presented to top 25 finishers in each division varsity races and top 30 in JV, and
JH Races

Students who ride the bus back to school can expect to be back at SHS by 7pm.

Runners & Superfans,

The cross country team had a great weekend of running at the University of Arkansas’s Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival. It was definitely worth the drive to Fayetville to have 14 runners set personal records and 7 runners run season bests at this meet.  We had great weather, a great course, and great competition to help push all the kids to their absolute best.  I was so proud of how the kids ran and handled themselves as competitors and sportsmen.  Thank you to Coach Clements and all the kids for making this a great weekend.

Huge congratulations to Shane Burns who lowered his old school record of 16:38 to the new school record of 15:52.  This is an average mile time of 5:06 for the 3.1 miles.  Shane finished 23rd out of 658 runners from all over the Midwest. The team also had a great finish placing 31st out of 82 teams.  I know that may not sound great but the competition was huge and the teams were awesome.

Thanks to all the parents who support their kids in running and allowing them to attend this meet.  I hope they had a great time and enjoyed the festive atmosphere.  If you would like to see the complete results you kind find a link to in the links page at the top.  Search under “Results” for the Chile Pepper Festival.


Duane Fabro

Runners & Superfans,

This Saturday is the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival at the University of Arkansas in Fayetville, AR. The Chile Pepper is a national cross country race and will have some of the best teams from multiple states.  The whole event is a true festival and a great opportunity for our runners to run with some of the best kids in the midwest. I will post the itinerary of times below, but wanted to remind everyone of a few facts.

  1. Students who want to purchase souvenirs will need to bring their own money as they have a large tent of items for sale and they are usually pretty cool.
  2.  Runners will need to eat breakfast before they get here and have some small snack with them to eat around mid morning before the race starts.  We will not be stopping for breakfast.
  3. Following the race, all runners receive free mexican food if they choose to eat.  The team will also be stopping at Peddler’s Pub Pizza in Bentonville AR to eat as a group. The cost of this meal will be covered by the team’s fundraising money.
  4. There is also a lot of walking from the parking area to the cross country meet. Please make sure that all superfans are aware of this and can make the walk.  Reminder this is a high school race only.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Coach Fabro


6:30 am Bus leaves SHS for Fayetville

9:00 am Arrive at Fayetville. Set tent and watch college races.
High School Race Schedule 
Senior High Boy’s “El Caliente” (Varsity-5K) 11:00 a.m.
Senior High Girl’s “El Caliente” (Varsity-5K) 11:30 a.m.
Senior High Boy’s Open (5K) 12:15 pm.

Leave Chile Pepper @ 1:30

Dinner at Peddler’s Pub 2:00

Arrive at SHS by 6:00 pm