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2017-18 Cross Country Season

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Rim Rock Classic

**Bus will be leaving Mission Valley at 8:15AM.**


Rim Rock Farm is the home course of the University of Kansas. It is located on the 125-acre farm approximately 11 miles north of Lawrence, Kan. Address: 2276 Burnett Lane, Lawrence, KS 66044

Time Schedule (Updated August 7, 2017)

11:45 AM

Girl's "Blue" Varsity Race

5 K (max of 7 athletes per team)

45 Team Limit

12:25 PM

Boy's "Blue" Varsity Race

5 K (max. of 7 athletes per team)

45 Team Limit


Varsity - Top 3 teams / Top 25 individuals

Junior Varsity - Top team / Top 25 individuals

C-Team - Top team / Top 25 individuals

Public Parking - $10 per vehicle.

Fans and coaches should anticipate and plan for slow traffic leading into Rim Rock Farm.

*Inclement Weather Policy - Bus Lot B will be closed if the ground becomes too saturated from rain or if there is a possibility for the ground to become saturated. There will be a designated drop off/pick-up area at the entrance to the property of Rim Rock Farm. Alternate bus parking is available adjacent to the East Lawrence turnpike exit. (Entrance to the parking lot is at the stoplight of "3rd St" and "KTA Entrance", across from Burger King)



Jason McKinney Memorial Cross Country Meet

Wabaunsee High School

Thursday September 21, 2017

Teams Invited: Emporia JV, Frankfort, Mission Valley, Northern Heights, Olpe, Rock Creek,

  Silver Lake, St. Xavier, Wabaunsee

Parents - Please note the change in location!  It is now in Alma!!!

Location:    To the East side of the Wabaunsee High School football field.  Parking is in the

football field parking lot and the High School parking lot (on the North side of 8th

Street).  Buses may want to drop off along 8th Street by the fairgrounds.  Please

set up tents on the West side of the practice football field.

Facilities: Restrooms are available at the football field, as well as a few Port-a-pots at the

practice football field.

Course: Both the High School and Jr. High courses will be 2-lap courses and finish on the

football practice field.  

Times: 4:00 – Jr High Girls 7th & 8th together (2 mile)

4:25 – Jr High Boys 7th & 8th together (2 mile)

4:50 – Girls’ Varsity & JV (5K)

5:30 – Boys’ Varsity & JV (5K)

6:15 – Awards

Awards: 15 Individual Medals in each H.S. Varsity Race

2 Sets of Team Medals in each H.S. Varsity Race

5 Individual Medals in each JV

10 Individual Medals in each Jr High

1 Set of Team Medals each for Jr High Boys & Girls

Jason McKinney Memorial Invitational

Thursday, September 21st, Mission Valley ran at Alma for their annual invitational. It got moved from Lake Wabaunsee to Alma this year and the new course was great to run on.  Spectators were able to see the runners throughout multiple places.  It was hot and windy, making it tough to run in, however, the Mission Valley kids showed up hydrated and ready to compete - with a few running PR’s for the season.

The middle school girls race was the first race.  Bre and Lexi represented Mission Valley well - running hard.  It wasn’t an easy race for either one of them, but they both finished strong. The boys' race followed.  7th and 8th ran together, which made for some great competition.  AJ, got an early lead and continued with it, finished first, and setting a PR for himself. Shane Dudley was next in, taking 9th and also earning a medal.  Cade followed closely behind Shane, with Devin and Doug finishing strong races behind Cade.  Lane and Dalton were the last two in for our team in, but ran awesome races!  None of our Jr. High kids had to stop and finished strong races - making Mission Valley proud.

The high school boys race was next.  After being in the heat for 3 hours, the race could have gone south pretty quick.  However, our boys stayed hydrated and were able to compete well.  PJ Myers, finished 3rd, earning a medal.  Trenton Parks, just getting back from being released from a concussion, was in next.  Cameron, Justice, and Dalton were close behind, finishing strong races.  A couple kids went down in this race, but thankfully our boys were strong and ran great races.

The Mission Valley kids represented Mission Valley very well at the Alma meet.  Most of our Varsity runners, will be running on Saturday at Rim Rock - the third biggest meet in the United States. It’s a big race with some tough competition.  The girls run at 11:45, with the boys following.  We would love the support, encouraging our runners through the hills and competition.

Karr Classic - Northern Heights 

Mission Valley Invitational - September 30, 2017

On Thursday, Mission Valley hosted the first meet of the year.  This year we had close to 250 runners in all three races.  It was a big meet with three very competitive races! The meet went very well and we got many compliments on the way the meet went!!

Our first race of the day was the middle school race.  In the past, 7th grade ran one mile and 8th grade ran 2 miles.  This year, all middle schoolers run 2 miles.  It was a great race for all our middle schoolers.  For 7th grade, AJ Rubio won the race with a solid first place time.  Doug Ross and Devin Parks followed behind - running strong first races. Bre Elizondo was our first girl in with Lexi Studebaker following.  For these runners, this was their first race - they weren’t sure what to expect, but they ran great!!! The 8th graders continued with the success, as Shane Dudley medaled, taking 3rd place. Cade Willard ran a great race, following close behind Shane, with Lane Seastrom finishing strong as well! Earning 2 Jr. High medals was an exciting start to the season!

The girls high school race followed the middle school races.  Finishing strong last season, with a state appearance, the girls came in ready to compete and prove their spots. Sydney Gleason led the girls team and following closely behind was Hannah Foster, Celena Manis, Raven Sage, Lauren Falk and Sarah Bond.  Each of the girls who ran this course last year, ran times that were significantly faster than last year's times.  This was encouraging and an exciting way to start the season.

Our boys team came out next, ready to compete.  With 13 boys running this year, a spot on the Varsity team is competitive and can change weekly.  The boys have to step up and run strong each day, to keep their spot on Varsity or earn their spot on the Varsity team.  It has been exciting to watch this group, so early in the season, already competing at an intense level.  PJ Myers led the boys team, with a 9th place finish and medaling.  There was a big group close behind PJ, with Cailin Grame, Garrett Falk, Chris Gleason finishing close to the top 30.  Ethan Willsey, Trenton Parks, and Chase Parks finished in strong for our Varsity team.  Our JV team ran great races as well!  TJ Borsdorf was first in for us, followed by Hunter Fry, Cameron McGann, Justice Dunbar, and Dalton Dayhoff. Overall, our boys team is so much fun to watch, as they all run hard but still have a lot of fun!

It was an exciting way to start the season.  It gives us a lot to look forward to as the season goes along!

Thank you also to all the Mission Valley staff and parents who helped make this meet run so smooth!!!! We would love to have everyone’s support next week, as Jr. High runs at the Wamego Middle School, beginning at 4:00 PM on Tuesday and High School will run at the golf course on Saturday, beginning at 10:30!

Jeannie Browning,
May 17, 2016, 7:07 AM
Jeannie Browning,
May 17, 2016, 7:07 AM
Jeannie Browning,
May 17, 2016, 7:07 AM