Archive for September, 2016

XC info for the week of 9/26-10/1

Posted: September 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Here is a break down of what is happening with Strafford cross country this week.

Tuesday 9/27 – Lamar Invitational @ Lamar Country Club. High School only and no jr. high practice on Tuesday.

Students will be released from class at 1:15 to board the bus and can expect to arrive back to SHS around 9 p.m.  Parents and superfans should know that we are going to this meet to preview the course only and will not be racing.  I know this may sound unconventional for most sports but I want the kids to have some good legs for the Chile Pepper on Saturday and racing on Tuesday would be to much.  The varsity boys will be running as a group with set times for each mile, this will mimic our normal practice on Tuesdays. Runners riding  back on the bus will stop for some food on the way home so they should budget some money accordingly.  We also have plenty of snacks for before and after the race so that will not be necessary.

Varsity girls 4:50

Varsity boys 5:30

JV Boys & Girls 6:00


Saturday October 1st Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival Fayetville Arkansas. High School Only

Bus leaves SHS at 6:45 am

  • 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.
  • Senior High Girl’s Open (5K)  1:00 p.m.
  • Awards – Senior High School 1:45 p.m.

Bus will return to SHS around 5:30 p.m.  We will call when we know the exact time.

Runners should eat a nutritious breakfast and dress for the weather.  Food is provided at the race and we will also be stopping for some great wood fired pizza on the way home (cross country’s treat).  Runners and superfans may want to bring some money for chile pepper merchandise which is usually very cool and available for purchase.  Hope you can join us and come enjoy one of the most exciting meets of the year.




XC info & updates

Posted: September 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Here is a list of upcoming activities and races for the cross country team in the next week:

Friday September 23rd – “Run to Fair Grove”. The high school team will be running to Fair Grove for the football game this Friday and would like to invite all parents, alumni, and superfans to join us.  The team will leave the high school at 3:30 and will enjoy a casual pace and plenty of breaks along the 11 mile route to Fair Grove.  We should arrive at the high school around 5:15-5:30.  Participants must provide their own transportation back to Strafford.

Hermitage XC meet at Pomme de Terre Outlet Park. (Just below the dam)

September 24th, 2016 – Bus leaves from SHS at 7 a.m. and should return to school at approximately 2 p.m.

Here is the information from the race director:

Hermitage High School would like to officially invite you to our 10th annual cross country race scheduled for September 24, 2016.

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: 8:40 AM

Varsity Boys: 9:00 AM

Varsity Girls: 9:30 AM

JV Boys/Girls: 10:00 AM

MS Boys: 10:40 AM

MS Girls: 11:05 AM

Elementary/Open: 11:30 AM

TEAM Awards: 11:55 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


9/27 Lamar XC invitational: HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

Students will be released at 1:15 to load the bus and should return to school at approximately 9 p.m.  We will be stopping for food on the way home so students should budget some money for dinner.

This will meet will be serving as a training run only and we will not be running this meet competitively.  Our only goal is to preview the course and to get mentally prepared for districts which will be held at this venue.  The varsity boys will be running this race at a set pace which will be given to them by me.  Once again, my goal is to allow the boys to see and experience the course and still have plenty of fresh legs for a great race at Chile Pepper.


In celebration of a great year of running the cross country team is inviting all runners and their families to join us at Silver Dollar City for “Run to the Lights 5K” benefiting the Caring People.  The team will take a bus after school, eat at McDonalds, have fun at SDC from 6pm-9pm and then run a 5K in the park & through the lights.  It will be a late night and students should plan on being home after midnight.

This is a voluntary event and anyone wishing to go must register themselves and any family online at:

Cost is $45.00 which gets your runners and their immediate family into the park that night, a commemorative tshirt, an additional pass to the park for a later date, the 5K race, and lots of great snacks after.

These spots will sell out fast so if your interested please register early.

This week in XC 9/19-9/24

Posted: September 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Here is the scoop on this week’s cross country activities:

9/20 STOCKTON INVITE  – Students dismissed at 2:10 and should return to SHS by 7:30.

4:00…………..Coaches Meeting

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

4:35…………..HS Boys

5:10…………..HS Girls

Location: Stockton High School


1st &  2nd  place team plaques in varsity races; 1st place plaques to for Junior High

Top 20 medal for varsity races

Top 15 medal for junior high races (boys and girls medal separately)

9/23 FAIR GROVE RUN – The high school will be making our annual run to Fair Grove for the football game. Runners will leave Strafford high at 3:30 and should arrive at FG around 5:30. This is a voluntary activity and not required of any runner.  STUDENTS WILL NEED TO HAVE A RIDE HOME FROM FAIR GROVE. This run is open to any parent or superfan that would like to join us. The pace is gentle and fun and all are welcome.

No jr. high practice on Friday.

XC Info for week of 9/12-9/16

Posted: September 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Tuesday 9/13 – Meet at Bolivar. Students dismissed at 2:10 return by 7:30. SBU campus first race at 4:00. More info on the website.

Friday 9/16 – Pictures @ Fellows Lake. We will take a bus to Fellows Lake for the group picture and individual pictures as well. Students have received an order form and should bring exact change. Students will also need their uniforms. We will return to school around 5p.m. which is later than normal.

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Bolivar XC Invitational Info

Posted: September 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Here is the necessary information to get you up to speed for the next cross country meet on September 13th in Bolivar, MO.

When: September 13th, 2016. Students will be released at 2:10 to board the bus and will return to Strafford H.S. by 7:30 p.m. Please make sure students have a ride waiting when they return to school.  If you choose to pick your child up from the race, please have them sign out with either Coach Clements or Coach Fabro

Where: SBU Campus Bolivar, MO

Race Schedule:

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


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 



Fellows Lake 5000 a Great Success

Posted: September 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Thank you all very much for your help this weekend in making our invitational a huge success.  We received tons of compliments from the coaches and parents and that was all due to your incredible volunteering this weekend.  Coach Clements and I appreciate you all so much.

The kids all ran extremely well and I’m definitely excited about the rest of the season.  Don’t forget we will be hosting the conference meet at Fellows Lake on October 13th and will need some help at that meet as well.

Here are the times and results from this weekend:

2016 SHS MS boys & girls results

2016 SHS xc JV boys results

2016 SHS XC Varsity boys results

2016 SHS XC Varsity Girls Results

Thanks again for your help and lets go have a great season

Coach Fabro