The Stars were ranked 13th out of 16 teams based on season average times going into the race. Their times in Joplin the week pior were insanely fast, with girls averaging new personal records of 61 seconds off their previous best times. When they ran the Joplin course last Friday, those that had GPS watches all measured it just a little bit short of a 5K, with three people measuring it as 3.08 miles when running all the tangents, the way a course is supposed to be measured.
The cross country team raced at the Class 4 Sectional 3 meet in Joplin on Saturday. Eight of our ten runners ran new personal best times and our top four runners were sectional medalists, finishing the 3.1 mile course in 19 minutes. Sydney Swan was our top finisher in 12th place, Maddie Weiford finished in 15th place, Merideth O’Donnell finished in 20th place, Veronica Fast finished in 21st place. Delaney Hupke finished in 33rd place, Sydney Waldron finished in 38th place and Lilly Hupke finished in 52nd place.
The Stars advanced as a team to the sectional meet, which will be held Saturday, November 2 in Joplin, MO.
The St. Teresa's Academy cross country team finished second at the MSHSAA Class 4, Sectional 4 Championships, Oct. 27 at Liberty North High School. The Stars were lead by Addie Coppinger, who finished 10th. Coppinger, Sydney Swan and Delaney Hupke each finished in the top 30.
The St. Teresa's Academy cross country team finished first at the MSHSAA Class 4, District 8 meet at Kearney, Oct. 20. Addie Coppinger lead the way for the Stars, finished third, while Delaney Hupke (eighth) and Sydney Swan (17th) were not far behind. The District Championship marked STA's first since 2013.
The St. Teresa's Academy cross country team will compete at the MSHSAA Class 4, District 8 meet, Oct. 20 at Jesse James Park in Kearney, Mo. Race time is set for 9:30 a.m. with an alternates race taking place at 10 a.m.
The top four teams will advance to the Sectional meet, along with individuals placing in the top 30.
Tryouts for the 2018 fall athletic seasons begin Aug. 6, 2018. For those interested in trying out for a fall sport, please fill out this form as soon as possible. The required fall sport Parent/Student-Athlete Meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Goppert Gymnasium.