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XC celebration update

Posted: November 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

The end of year xc celebration will be held tomorrow ( Sunday Nov. 11th) at 2 p.m. in the high school small cafeteria. My wife told me it was going to be too cold to be outside. I hope to see everyone there and please spread the word of the change.


Coach Fabro


XC end of year celebration

Posted: November 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

You’re invited to attend our annual end-of-year awards picnic. This event is for both high school and jr. high runners and their families.

When: Sunday, November 11th 2:00 pm

Where: Fellows Lake Pavilion

Who: Runners, Family, & Friends

Why: To celebrate a great year for all our runners.  

Coach Fabro will be supplying his famous chili, fixings, and drinks, but is hoping you could help with the rest:

Jr. High – Desserts

High School – Finger foods

Don’t forget your lawn chair and blanket.

Please RSVP with number attending to:


*Please check our website if the weather seems unfavorable and we will move it to the highschool.


Posted: October 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

I want to say congratulations to Austin Woodring and Madalyn Ward for qualifying for the state meet in Jefferson City this Saturday.  More importantly, I want to say congratulations to all the kids who set PRs and every kid who ran like a champion at districts.  Coach Brown and I could not have been more proud of the attitude and effort that was exhibited at the district meet.  Thanks to all the kids who made this season a great experience for both of us coaches. So enough with the bragging here are the details for this weekend.


11: 50 – Runners excused to board the bus.

12:45 – Arrive at Subway in Lebanon for lunch.

3:30 – Team run on the course and time for state gear purchases. $

5:30 – Arrive and check into the hotel. Double Tree Hotel Jefferson City.

7:00 – Dinner at G&Ds steakhouse in Columbia, MO.

10:00  – Lights out at Hotel.


Leave Hotel @ 9:00 a.m.

Class 4 Girls 9:00 am
Class 3 Girls 9:35 am
Class 4 Boys 10:10 am                         Class 4 Girls & Boys @ Approximately 10:45 am
Class 3 Boys 10:45 am                         Class 3 Girls & Boys @ Approximately 11:15 am
Class 1 Boys 11:20 am                         Class 1 Girls & Boys @ Approximately 1:00 pm
Class 2 Boys 11:55 am       Award Ceremony Class 2 Girls & Boys @ Approximately 1:30 pm
Class 1 Girls 12:30 pm
Class 2 Girls 1:05 pm

Depart for Strafford following the race. Stopping at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach for food.

Here is some more information from MSHSAA:

Congratulations if you have qualified for the State Cross Country Championships in Jefferson City this weekend.  Here are a few things to remember as the week progresses:

  1. There will be and admission charge of $8.00 for all spectators ages 6 and over.
  1. Ellis Boulevard will once again be a one-way street after the roundabout.
  1. The Cross Country Course at Oak Hills will be open for inspection from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018. 
  1. Schools will drop off their tents and enter through the CLUBHOUSE PARKING LOT Gate.
  2. Tent City is located on the west side of the Clubhouse, Fairway 10.


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to seeing you in Jefferson City.


Coach Fabro



District XC update

Posted: October 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

This Saturday the XC team will be competing in the Class 2 district meet at Lamar Country Club in Lamar, MO.  Students will need to be at Strafford high school by 7:30 a.m. to load the bus and leave for the meet.  Following the meet, the team will travel to Webb City for lunch at Mucho Mexico and should return to SHS by 4:30 p.m.  All family and superfans are welcome to join us.  I have attached the details for the meet below and hope to see everyone out at the course.  Thanks again for all your awesome support of the team and your child’s interest in running.


Duane Fabro


Class 2 coaches meeting 9:30

Class 2 girls 10:00

Class 1 coaches meeting 10:05

Class 1 girls 10:35

Class 2 boys 11:10

Class 1 boys 11:35

Combined alternates race 12:15

Class 2 awards 12:15

Class 1 awards 12:30

Breakfast run & District Info

Posted: October 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

A few updates concerning the next couple of weeks of cross country.

  1. Tomorrow, Friday October19th the XC team will have our first ever George’s breakfast run.  Runners will meet at SHS and travel to Springfield, MO for practice.  Boys will run a 10K with Coach Brown and the girls will run an 8K with Coach Fabro and all the runs will end at George’s Steakhouse for breakfast.  Runners will need to dress for the weather, have a change of clothes, and some money for breakfast.  George’s is awfully cheap, delightfully greasy, and super delicious.  Runners should be back to SHS by 11 a.m.

2. Districts Information:

District XC will be held at Lamar Country Club in Lamar, MO on October 27th.  Runners will need to be at SHS by 7:30 for the bus to leave.  The top 2 teams and the top 15 individual runners will qualify for the state meet. Following the meet, the team will travel to Webb City for Mucho Mexico buffet.  Lunch will be provided by the team.  I have attached information concerning the meet below.

Location of Meet: Lamar Country Club
Directions to Meet: From HWY 160 turn south on SE 1st Lane (McDonalds intersection)
travel for 1.5 miles.
Concession Stand: Yes, near the finish line
T-Shirt Sales: Yes, near the finish line
Spectator Areas: Yes, many areas along the course
Tents: along #1 fairway
Locker Rooms/Restrooms: yes, port a potties
Medical Arrangements: Dave Compton with Freeman Health Systems
Time Schedule: 10:00 Class 2 girls
10:35 Class 1 girls
11:10 Class 2 boys
11:45 Class 1 boys
12:15 Class 2 awards
12:30 Class 1 awards

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

We will also have an end of the year banquet/picnic as well as some sort of evening social for the kids.  I will get that information out shortly so keep your eyes open.

Thanks again for all you do in supporting your child and the XC team in our efforts.  You guys are amazing.


Fordland Iron Mtn Run

Posted: October 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Tomorrow will be our last jr. high race for the year and our last regular season race for high school.  I am super proud of the progress of all the kids and I’m looking forward to a great race up the famous Iron Mountain.  Students will be released from class at 2:10 and will leave for Fordland at 2:30 we should return to school around 7:30.  Below is the information sent to me by the race director:

When: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Where:  Fordland High School

    1248 School Street

    Fordland, MO 65652


4:00 Coaches meeting

  • 4:15 Varsity girls, JV boys, 3.1 miles
  • 4:45 Varsity boys, JV girls, 3.1 miles
  • 5:15 MS boys and girls, 1.5 miles


Awards:  There will be 15 medals in all races except JV girls. If turn out for this race is again very low, we will have 5 medals. Medals will be given as runners finish. There will be a plaque for the first place team in all races.

Course: This is still the Iron Mountain course, paved road, gravel road, with the high school hill, and Iron Mountain to bookend the race. We will finish on the baseball field, and tents can be set up there as well.


I would like all jr. high uniforms turned in washed as soon as possible.  Also, if any jr.high runner would like to continue running after the season they are more than welcome to join the high school in their runs up to districts.

Hope to see everyone at the “IRON MOUNTAIN”!!!!

Coach Fabro

XC News

Posted: October 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Here is the schedule for next week:

Tuesday October 9th, 2018 Clever Invitational and MLC meet.  Remember this was a late addition to the calendar and will be the site of the MLC conference meet.

Students will be released at 2:10 to board the bus with the bus leaving at 2:30.  Students can plan on returning to SHS by 7:30 p.m.

Here is the schedule from the race director:

Clever Cross Country Invitational Meet

This year, Clever will host an invitational meet on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018. 

In addition to our invitational meet, we will also be conducting the Mid Lakes Conference meet at the same time. Essentially, there will be two different meets run together so if you are attending. If you are competing in the invitational race you will run with the MLC schools but will be scored and medaled separately. Strafford is the official host of the MLC meet and Coach Fabro and I will be working together to make sure everything runs great.


3:30 pm – Coaches Meeting

4:00 pm – Junior High Boys

4:30 pm – Junior High Girls

5:00 pm – High School Boys

5:30 pm – High School Girls

6:00 pm – Junior Varsity (Boys and Girls)

The JV races will be run as needed.

Location: The start/finish for our course is located near the baseball concession stand at the south side of the High School parking lot. The High School is located on Hwy 14 about a half mile East of P Hwy.

Top 10 medals for MLC schools.  Trophies for top MLC schools.

There will be Clever invitational t-shirts for sale at the meet.

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

Thanks again for your support of the Strafford XC program

Duane Fabro