OHS runners recognized for academics

MacKenzie Montandon (11) finishing a race.

Joey Miller, Reporter

February 7, 2019

OHS cross country runners have been recognized for academic excellence.   Six OHS student athletes, Emma Mueller (12), Mackenzie Montandon (11), Olivia Witte (9), Jack Parcell (11), Drew Elza (10) and Alex Sullivan (12) were selected for Academic All State in Cross Country. “I’m very pro...

Girls cross country races for medals

Girls cross country race

Joey Miller, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Girls Cross Country is off to a strong start, with varsity girls taking medals in every race so far. Emma Mueller (12) and Mackenzie Montandon (11) both medaled at the Lutheran South Invitational that took place in Jefferson Barracks Park, which was the first race of the season on Aug. 30. Out of 63 run...

Farewell finish, Durham and Ezell wrap up cross country season

Halle Ezell (9) focuses on the finish at the Northwest meet on Oct. 15.

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

November 4, 2016

The cross country season ended Oct. 29 after Halle Ezell (9) and Nick Durham (12) put their best foot forward at Sectionals in Washington, Missouri. Ezell ran 21:57 and finished 41st out of 77, while Durham ran 18:21 and finished 53rd out of 74. With such a successful first season, Ezell proved...

Durham dominates cross country

Nick Durham (12) races towards the finish line during the Cross Country Festival in Forest Park on Sept. 10.

Sammie Phillips, ad director

September 20, 2016

Nick Durham (12) has been making a name for himself in the Oakville Cross Country Program. Hard work and motivation have made him this year’s captain for the team. Starting his running career in fifth grade, racing against other elementary schools to achieving 10th place out of 317 boys, Durham...

Girls cross country off to running start

Emma Mueller (10) prepares to run at the Lutheran South Meet at Jefferson Barracks on Sept. 1.

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

September 19, 2016

With 11 runners returning and only two newcomers, the girls cross country team is using their experience to their advantage. The girls kicked off the season by finishing second out of 25 schools at the Lutheran South Invitational on Sept 1. They credit the amount of experienced and motivated runners...

Cross country runner heads to state

Cross country runner heads to state

Tara Vogler, photo editor

November 6, 2015

Cross country runner Griffin Bailey (12) has his eye on a top ten finish when he heads to state on Nov. 7. According to Bailey, his average time for a 5K meet was solid throughout the regular season. "I think my average time had me at 11th in the state," Bailey said, "but I wasn't running as fa...

Durham races ahead at Northwest Conference

Sydney Stern, news editor

October 20, 2015

On the morning of Oct. 10, the cross country team stood at the start line ready to run their second to last season meet. The weather was sunny but cold and Nick Durham (11), varsity runner, was more ready than ever. It was Durham’s first year running at the NorthWest Conference even though he has b...

Cross country juniors race strongly at state

Cross country juniors race strongly at state

Rachel Scott, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2012

Three OHS cross country runners competed in Jefferson City on November 3 for the chance to win a state title and medal. Although no seniors competed, three juniors strongly finished the 2012 season and the last meet of the year. Melissa Brown (11), the only girl to make it past districts this season,...

OHS cross country runners make state, race for the win

OHS cross country runners make state, race for the win

Rachel Scott, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2012

The cross country state meet will take place on Nov. 3, and OHS will be represented once again after successes at sectionals by runners Melissa Brown (11), Elvir Sarajlic (11) and Brandon Meyr (11). Brown was the only girl to make it past districts on Oct. 27 at Jackson High School this season, whil...

Athlete of the Week: Melissa Brown (10)

Athlete of the Week: Melissa Brown (10)

Andy Fernandez, Online Editor

October 26, 2011

Cross country runner Melissa Brown (10) is advancing to sectionals after placing first in individual districts. Missouri class 4 girls districts cross country meet was held in Jackson City, MO on Oct. 22.  Brown placed first with a time of 19 minutes, 14.79 seconds, advancing to the sectional meet...

Running for the gold

Running for the gold

Jamie Powers, Reporter

October 7, 2011

Most people collect things such as rocks or postcards. Melissa Brown (10) collects medals. Brown is an OHS cross country medalist who has gone undefeated in all five races this season, and her impressive best time of 18 minutes, 30 seconds is ranked fifth best in Missouri, and second in St. Louis....

OHS boys run for state

Ben Fowler, Reporter

May 25, 2011

While coming in second place at sectionals and third place at districts, runners Jake Bast (11), Nick Creahan (12), Luke Miller (11) and Elvir Sarajlic (9) qualified for state in the 4x800 relay. “We really stepped it up an ran a school record of eight minutes and three seconds” Bast said about...

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