High School Cross Country

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Schenck runs to All-State finish

Seth Schenck approaches the finish line to capture his second All-State medal, finishing in 15th place.

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri State Cross Country Meet is the most difficult course any runner will face.  The state meet is known for eating runners’ alive, causing heartache and disappointment for hundreds of athletes each year.  Seth Schenck knows that feeling after finishing 29th last year.

Among the elite - Finish a career with best performance ever

By Kyle Quick

A story you won’t read is about those who did not qualify for state at Saturday’s district meet.  Senior Raul Moreno may not be the fastest but is by far the toughest.

Moreno injured his knee earlier in the season.  Most people would have given up, but not Moreno.  He ran in every meet, never complained about his knee and crossed the finish line, at times barely able to walk.

State Bound Shamrocks - Five cross-country runners to run in State Meet

State Bound left to right: Fey Chavez, Clare Roth, Dominick Pataky, Seth Schenck, and Zack Grater.
Photos by Kyle Quick

Linn, Mo. – “Amazing” and “On top of the world” is how Fey Chavez and Clare Roth described the feeling of qualifying for state after Saturday’s District meet.

Seth Schenck, Zach Grater, and Dominick Pataky finished in the top 15 to join Chavez and Roth at next Saturday’s Missouri State Cross Country Meet.

Schenck, Pataky, and Chavez medal in confernce meet - Grater and Roth medal in Middle School race

Owensville, Mo. – New Haven gears up for districts after Tuesday’s Four Rivers Conference Meet as Seth Schenck and Dominick Pataky both medal on the boys side and Fey Chavez in her first year of cross country finished 14th to make all-conference.

During Coach John Tucker’s coaching career at New Haven he has never had more than a few girls run cross country but this may be changing over the next few years.

Shamrocks run into conference after solid performances this past week

Pictured above is Seth Schenck at Saturday's Borgia Invitational.

--Seth Schenck ran under 18 minutes for the sixth straight time Saturday morning on a brutal and unforgiving course at Borgia's Cross Country Invitational at Big Driver.

Schenck finished 24th with a time of 17:56, headed into Tuesday’s Four Rivers Conference meet where Schenck finished second last year.

Linn's Tylor Rush a running machine determined to break 16

Photos By Kyle Quick
Tyler Rush led from start to finish to win the Owensville Cross-Country Invitational, crushing the course record.

Owensville, Mo. – Forget the fact Tyler Rush (Linn High School) smashed the course record, won by 53 seconds, and a career best of 16:02.44. in Tuesday’s Owensville Cross-Country Invitational.  That was not on his mind.  Rush’s focus was to achieve one thing, run under 16 minutes. 

Grater and Chavez run career best – Shamrocks bring home nine medals

Zach Grater crosses the finish line breaking 18 minutes for the first time.

Hermann, Mo. – The Shamrock’s high school and middle school cross-country teams rocked the Hermann Invitational on Tuesday as Zach Grater broke the 18 minute mark, running a career best of 17:51, finishing in 4th place.  Fey Chavez posted her career best of 22:23 giving her a 10th place finish.

Cross Country team has good performance at Warrenton

Pictured Zach Grater
Photos courtesy John Tucker
Warrenton, Mo.
– New Haven’s Cross Country team had another great performance on Friday at the Warrenton Intentional.

Cross Country team continues making big strides

Pictured left to right: Dominick Pataky, Seth Schenck, Zach Grater, and Clara Roth all medal at the Vienna Invitational.
Photos courtesy of John Tucker

New Haven, Mo. – New Haven’s Cross Country team has silently been leaving everyone in their tracks and is continuously getting better.

This past weekend, the boy’s team ran in the 50th Annual Hancock Cross Country Invitational at Jefferson Barracks, which is one of the largest and most premier meets across the state.

Middle school girls take third place - Schenck, Chavez, and Mays bring home medals

Pictured is the middle school girls team: (no particular order) Alison Long, Kallista Stubblefield, Emily Lewis, Lucy Roth.  Not pictured Abby Grater.
Photos by John Tucker

Linn, Mo. - The big story at Saturday's cross-country meet was the middle school girl’s team taking third place.  Abby Grater led the lady rocks finishing in third place followed by Lucy Roth in 22nd, Emily Lewis 28th, Kallista Stubblefield 54th, and Alison Long in 59th.
Congratulations girls!

Schenck finishes fourth and course record broke for second year in a row

Seth Schenck (Left) was able to hold off Hermann's Grant Uthlaut to finish in fourth place by nine tenths of a second.

New Haven, Mo. – Cloudy skies and a muddy course are what most cross-country runner’s love.  Linn’s Tyler Rush must have loved the conditions since he shattered the course record with a time of 11:31.37, which was previously set by his teammate, Kaleb Wilson last year.  New Haven’s Seth Schenck came in fourth place just ahead of Hermann’s Grant Uthlaut.

Chavez medals in first ever cross-country race

Chavez floats down past the starting line, finishing 14th and medaling in her first race.

New Haven, Mo. – It has been five years since any girl has dawned the green and white cross country jersey, but freshman Clare Roth and junior Fey Chavez ended the five year drought at Saturday's "Short Course" meet.

Cross Country team gears up for Saturday's short course invitational

-- “Young” is how Coach John Tucker describes the boy’s cross-country team.  He said, "Our top three runners, juniors Seth Schenck and Zach Grater and sophomore Dominick Pataky, should be competitive throughout the year and districts, but overall we have a young team with little race experience.” (Click here to download schedule)

Pataky led the Rocks finishing 27th -- Linn wins Class 1 title by one point

Photos by Kyle Quick
Pictured above: Pataky sprints to the finish.

Schenck, Pataky, and Grater will run in next Saturday's State Meet

Pictured left to right: Seth Schenck, Dominick Pataky, and Zah Grater

Good Luck Cross Country at Districts

The Cross Country Team will be running in their district meet tomorrow at Vienna, Mo.  The Varsity boys will run at 11 a.m.

We want to wish the team the best of luck, BRING HOME A DISTRICT TITLE!

Schenck, Pataky, and Grater make All-Conference -- Team finishes 2nd in Cross Country Conference Meet

Pictured above left to right: Zach Grater, Dominick Pataky, and Seth Schenck; all three runners recieving all Conference Honors.

First time this season Rock's top four run under 20 minutes

Photos by Kyle Quick

Shamrock's Cross Country team has rough day at Owensville


Photo by Rhonda Helling

Pictured: Zach Schwab who ran a career best at Owensville on Tuesday

Green means go -- Cross Country boys don't stop


Photos by John Tucker

Pictured above: Seth Schenck leads the race, finishing second overall.

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