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Girls cross country races for medals

Girls cross country races for medals

Joey Miller, reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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

Farewell finish, Durham and Ezell wrap up cross country season

Mckenzie Knapp, sports editor

November 4, 2016


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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

Durham dominates cross country

Sammie Phillips, reporter

September 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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

Girls cross country off to running start

Mckenzie Knapp, sports editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Bast and Brown go to State

Bast and Brown go to State

Ben Fowler, Reporter

November 15, 2010


Filed under Sports

Jake Bast (11), one of the top runners at OHS, has previously placed 21st and 18th in state. Unlike his past years Bast didn’t do his best at state this year because he wasn't at “full strength”, according to Coach Mike Bishop. Bast explains that his injury kept him out of running for about...

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