SMITHVILLE — Both of the Smithville cross country teams walked away from the conference meet with team titles, but the paths to that outcome looked a little different for each squad.
LIBERTY — The cross country teams at both Liberty schools moved up to the Gold Division of the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference this season. The boys teams seemed to handle the new competition just fine.
LIBERTY — With a 32-team field packed with top talent from across the state of Missouri, area cross country teams took to the course at Raymore-Peculiar High School Saturday, Oct. 3 for the KC Classic race.
KEARNEY — Kearney boys and girls cross country teams both finished second at the Sock It To Breast Cancer Grain Valley Invitational Saturday, Oct. 3 at Grain Valley High School.
LIBERTY — The William Jewell men's and women's cross country teams opened the season Friday, Sept. 25, at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Triangular. The Cardinals competed in Pod 5, hosted by Truman State, in the first official GLVC action in more than six months.
The Liberty and Liberty North boys and girls cross country teams battled each other in the Gold Division of the Gans Creek Classic Saturday, Sept. 26 in Columbia. The teams split which school would have bragging rights with a higher team finish.
LIBERTY — Liberty boys and girls cross country teams took home first-place finishes at the Kris Solsberg Invite on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Lee’s Summit North High School.
LIBERTY — Liberty North cross country boys and girls teams finished third in the Mill Valley Invite at Shawnee Mission Park in Shawnee, Kansas. The Eagles finished behind Olathe North and Mill Valley, a team that won the Kansas state championship last season.
LIBERTY — Liberty boys and girls cross country teams both took third place in the 23-team field at the Raymore-Peculiar XC Invitational Saturday, Sept. 12 in Peculiar.
The Tim Nixon Invitational, hosted by Liberty and Liberty North high schools, looked a lot different for cross country runners this year. The event served as the first competition for area teams without fan attendance as a safety protocol in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LIBERTY — Olivia Littleton felt like this year’s first cross country race was different than in years past.
KEARNEY — The Kearney cross country boys and girls teams are starting from two totally different places heading into the 2020 season.
LIBERTY — The Liberty North cross country team enters 2020 ready to build on its success from last season.
LIBERTY — The COVID-19 pandemic forced most people to spend more time indoors than they had any other summer in their lives.
SMITHVILLE — The Smithville High School cross country team is getting ready to host its fourth annual Lunartic 5K run at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Smithville Lake.
COLUMBIA — In a day of eye-popping times, Liberty’s boys and girls teams, Liberty North’s girls squad and individuals from Kearney experienced the first MSHSAA championships raced conducted at the Gans Creek Recreation Area on Saturday, Nov. 9.
LIBERTY — Liberty cross country is having one of its better all around seasons in recent memory.
PLATTE CITY — Smithville’s boys and girls cross country teams swept the district meet for a fourth straight season on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Platte Ridge Park.
KEARNEY — The Smithville girls cross country team is now 2-for-2 on Suburban Blue conference championships as Olivia Littleton led the Warriors to a second straight league title, while Kearney’s Tyler Pedee won the boys race on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Jesse James Park.
LIBERTY — Liberty’s cross country teams swept the team titles at the Suburban Red conference meet while Liberty North’s girls placed second and the boys took fourth on Saturday, Oct. 12, on the Wildflower Cross Country Course across from Liberty North High School.
PECULIAR — Liberty North and Liberty’s boys cross country teams took fourth and fifth place, respectively, and Liberty’s girls placed third while Olivia Littleton highlighted Smithville’s runs at the KC Classic on Saturday, Oct. 5., on Raymore-Peculiar’s cross country course.
COLUMBIA — In a preview of this fall’s state cross country meet, Liberty’s boys raced their way to a Gold Division team title while Liberty North’s Elizabeth Stinson and Smithville’s Olivia Littleton battled it out once again, and Kearney’s girls placed third in the Blue Division of the firs…
The Liberty North cross country team had a record-breaking day as the Eagles, Kearney and Smithville all competed at the Southern Stampede on Saturday, Sept. 21, on the campus of Missouri Southern State in Joplin.
LIBERTY — Prior to the team’s first competition of the season, Liberty cross country coach Jordan English wasn’t sure what he had in his youthful girls varsity squad.
LIBERTY — Olivia Littleton had a plan all along.
KEARNEY — Longtime Kearney cross country coach Jeff Roberts is working with a youthful Bulldogs squad in 2019.
LIBERTY — Experience is the name of the game for the 2019 Liberty North cross country squad.
SMITHVILLE — As nearly 100 people from across the region donning running shoes, glow sticks and headlamps descended on the Smoke and Davey Trailhead, the atmosphere at Smithville Lake Saturday, Aug. 17, was one of excitement as the annual Lunartic 5K kicked off around sunset.
All four area prep cross country teams will get a sneak peak at the new state cross country course.