Archive for September, 2018

What’s up this week with XC :-)

Posted: September 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Some quick kudos before we start this weeks activities:

1st – Big kudos to the middle school girl’s team who placed 2nd at the Hermitage Invitational.  Congratulations ladies.

2nd – Big kudos to the high school team who all set either PRs or season bests at the Chile Pepper festival.  Thank you guys for running so hard and making it an awesome day.

Now, for this week:

Friday- High school run to Fair Grove & no Jr. High practice.  High school xc runners will be doing a group run to Fair Grove in support of that night’s game.  Any runner who is participating should be at the Max Evan’s lobby and ready to go by 3:30.  We will be wearing our jerseys and whatever shorts you would like.  I will be supplying head bands and feathers.

Catholic Invitational @ Springfield Underground October 2nd.

Students will be released at 2:00 p.m. for the meet. Parents please note the the meet starts earlier than most other meets.  Here is the information from the race director:

2018 Irish Invitational High School/Junior High XC Meet-Tuesday October 2-Spfld. Underground

Coaches meeting: 3:00 for both HS and JH

Junior High Girls Race (small & large): 3:10

JH Boys (small & large): 3:35

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 30 finishers in each race


Directions to the Springfield Underground course:

From I44 (North): Take Highway 65 south to the Kearney Street exit (Highway 744).  Head East to the traffic light at LeCompte Rd. and turn right (south). Take LeCompte Rd to Division Street and turn right (west).  The entrance to the course will be on the right where the big white tanks are located.

From US 65 (South): Take Highway 65 north to the Chestnut Expressway exit and turn right (east).  At the light (Eastgate Rd.) turn left (north). Eastgate goes in front of the Menards and will take you Division Street. At Division Street, turn left (west).  The entrance to the course will be on your right where the big white tanks are located.


Chile Pepper & Hermitage Info

Posted: September 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

This weekend the high school XC team will be traveling to the Chile Pepper Cross Country festival in Fayetville, AR and the jr. high team will be attending the Hermitage Invitational at Pomme de Terre Outlet Park.  Both of these are awesome cross country events and great locations so I know our kids are going to have a great time.


Saturday, September 22nd.  Bus leaves SHS @ 6:30 a.m. 

DIRECTIONS: GPS and Google Map users: Use Washington County Fairgrounds, North McConnell Avenue, Fayetteville, AR.  OR you may use AGRI Park on Garland Avenue.  Don’t call for a street address because it’s in the middle of a field!  There is not one!

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 5:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some walking is required. Note: Please allow extra time to get to the race site.

RACE SCHEDULE: ( There are lots of races that day but these are the two we will be participating in)

  • Senior High Boy’s “El Caliente” (Varsity-5K) 11:00 a.m.
  • Senior High Girl’s “El Caliente” (Varsity-5K) 11:30 a.m.

Following the race the team will travel to Bentonville, AR and eat at Pedaler’s Pub pizza.  Cross country will be providing this meal.

Runners may want to bring some money for Chile pepper souvenirs as they usually have a huge amount of items to purchase and a new theme every year.

High school runners can expect to be home by 6 p.m.  I will have them text when we leave Bentonville to keep everyone updated.

They are calling for lots of rain this weekend so runners need to come prepared with rain gear and dry clothes.


Bus leaves from SHS @ 8:30 a.m.  Students should expect to return to Strafford by 2:00 p.m.  

They will be selling t-shirts and food so kids may want to budget some money for any of those items.

For directions you need to Google: Pomme de Terre Outlet park Hermitage, MO. The park is located right below the dam of the lake.

The following is information from the race director: (we are considered small school)

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 20 in Small School Varsity, small school JV and middle school

Top 20 in large school varsity, large school JV and middle school

Top 10 in Elementary

Plaques to top 2 teams in varsity, top 2 in middle school, top 2 in JV, top team in elementary and a Sweeps award to the top overall school

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Duane Fabro

Indians XC updates and dates

Posted: September 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Here is a run down (pun intended) of this week and next week’s activities:

Thursday September 13th, 2018 – Cross Country pictures after school.  Runners need to bring their uniforms, picture forms, and money to practice.  We will bus to Fellows to take the pictures so runners will not be back to school until 5:00 p.m.  If it goes well we will also get a short run in.  Runners should have received forms at practice.

Saturday, September 15th – Strafford CTA community 5K to benefit Lori Phillips.  Cross country runners are invited to attend and participate in this community 5K this Saturday.  There is no charge to enter but they will be taking donations to help Lori Phillips a high school staff member who is battling cancer.  This is strictly a voluntary event and no team member is expected or required to be here.  Registration at 7:30 a.m. race to start at 8 a.m.


Tuesday September 18th Stockton XC meet – This meet has been listed as being on the 25th but is actually next Tuesday the 18th.  Students will be released at 2:10 to board the bus and the bus will leave school at 2:30.  Here is the race schedule and information as it was sent to me:

3:45…………..Coaches Meeting

4:00…………..7-8th grade boys and girls (1.5m)

4:25…………..Varsity Boys

5:00…………..Varsity Girls

5:35…………..JV Boys & Girls


Location: Stockton High School with most of course being run on the Stockton golf course.
Busses and spectators are to park at the high school, NOT the country club parking lot.


** This course is fairly challenging with a majority of the race being run on the Stockton golf course.  Races will start and finish on Stockton high school grounds.



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)





This week’s meets!!!

Posted: September 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Here is the down low on this week’s xc meets:

Thursday Jr. High Meet @ Rogersville high school.  Students will be released at 2:30 to change and board the bus.  The race will take place at Rogersville high school with the jr. high girls running first at 4:00 p.m.  followed by the boys. (15 medals for girls & 15 medals for boys) Parents wishing to take their children home after the meet are eligible to do so once they have signed their child out with either Coach Brown or Coach Fabro.  Following the meet all students will travel back to SHS and should arrive around 5:30.  The high school will also be traveling to Rogersville and participating in a combined practice with the Rogersville XC team.  Not a meet for high school.

Monday – September 10th Lebanon Invitational  NOTE THE EXTRA EARLY START TIMES. Students will be released at 1:15 to change and board the bus.  Following the meet students will be transported back to SHS and can expect to arrive around 8 p.m.   Students will be encouraged to call home before we leave Lebanon to give you an accurate time of arrival.











OTHER NOTES: We will be selling t-shirts again this year There will be a concession stand set up Tents will be set up alongside the driving range

DIRECTIONS:Course is located 2.8 miles west of Lebanon on Hwy 64. Bus parking will be at Community Baptist Church just a short distance from the golf course. If need be overflow parking will also be at Community Baptist Church and we will run a shuttle bus to the course.

COURSE INFORMATION: Course is a one loop course for all divisions. The Middle School will run 1.5 mi, JV – 2 mi, and HS is 5k.