Cross Country – Boys & Girls

Boys & Girls Cross Country

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to belong in your sport/activity?

Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, boys and girls. No experience needed!

What do we do and how much does it cost?

We are a well-respected cross country program in the state of Illinois. Races are usually 3 miles (cannot be more than 3.1). Practice, as well as meet clothing is provided. Runners purchase their own running shoes. During the season long sleeved shirts are often purchased by the runners–this is optional! There is a small fee for the “picnic” 1st Saturday of the season and for the Banquet at the end of the season with meal for runners, family and friends.

When is the typical season/camps/practices?

The season begins in mid- to early August (date set by IHSA). Meets begin late August, first of September and last until the State meet which is either the first or second Saturday in November. It is recommended to run during the summer to prepare for the season. Once the season starts, practices or meets are scheduled every day except Sunday.

Where do you meet/practice?

Practice is held at Black Partridge Park — 1.5 miles from the school. Run to the park, practice, run to the school. The 3 miles are part of practice. Meets are held at Black Partridge Park. We ride the bus to and from Away Meets.

Why should students want to be involved?

Running benefits you and is a healthy lifestyle. This is an activity you can continue doing your entire life. Cross Country involves team work–working with peers to accomplish a common goal. It involves development of self-discipline to accomplish individual goals. Many former runners make the statement “what they learned in cross country was life skills that got them through rough times in their life.”

How does a person go about getting involved?

Contact Head Coach Gene Jones at cjonesyrun@yahoo.com or call MTHS at 309-367-4151 and leave your info on how Coach Jones can contact you.

 
Everyone can run — Everyone can improve —
Everyone can achieve realistic goals in their life — Everyone can be a “winner”!!
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Statistics and Records

2020 Meet Results

8-22-2020 Practice Meet – Boys
8-22-2020 Practice Meet – Girls
8-29-2020 Washington/East Peoria/Limestone – Boys Team Results
8-29-2020 Washington/East Peoria/Limestone – Girls Team Results
9-2-2020 Elm-Brim/El Paso-Grid/Peo Notre Dame/Eureka – Boys Team Results
9-2-2020 Elm-Brim/El Paso-Grid/Peo Notre Dame/Eureka – Girls Team Results
9-5-2020 Washington/Morton – Boys Team Results
9-5-2020 Washington/Morton – Girls Team Results
9-15-2020 Mid-Illini Pre-Conf Meet – Boys Team Results
9-15-2020 Mid-Illini Pre-Conf Meet – Girls Team Results
9-19-2020 Dunlap Invite – Boys Team Results
9-19-2020 Dunlap Invite – Girls Team Results
9-26-2020 Metamora/Dunlap – Boys Team Results
9-26-2020 Metamora/Dunlap – Girls Team Results
9-26-2020 Metamora/Canton – Girls Team Results
10-3-2020 Metamora/Pekin – Team Results (Both)
10-10-2020 Runnin’ Red Invite – Boys Ind Results
10-10-2020 Runnin’ Red Invite – Girls Ind Results
10-10-2020 Runnin’ Red Invite – Boys Team Results
10-10-2020 Runnin’ Red Invite – Girls Team Results
10-13-2020 Metamora/PND JV  – Boys 1st Race Results
10-13-2020 Metamora/PND JV – Boys 2nd Race Results
10-13-2020 Metamora/PND JV – Girls Results
10-16-2020 Mid-Illini Conference – Boys Ind Results
10-16-2020 Mid-Illini Conference – Girls Ind Results
10-16-2020 Mid-Illini Conference – Boys Team Results
10-16-2020 Mid-Illini Conference – Girls Team Results
10-20-2020 Mid-Illini JV Conference – Boys Results
10-20-2020 Mid-Illini JV Conference – Girls Results
10-24-2020 Regional – Boys Individual Results
10-24-2020 Regional – Girls Individual Results
10-24-2020 Regional – Boys Team Results
10-24-2020 Regional – Girls Team Results

Boys "Runnin' Red" Course Records

MTHS Cross Country Runners from 1970 to Present:  This list is of the Cross Country Runners of MTHS from 1970 until the Present.  If find a mistake please contact Coach Jones at the e-mail address on the Cross Country Web Site.  Coach Jones will be most happy to check it out and get back with you.

Girls "Lady Runnin' Red" Course Records
Jones, Gene
Bachfischer, Pete

Assistant Coach
pbach@mths.us

Mellican, Jess

Assistant Coach
j.l.mellican@gmail.com

Herring, Dan

Assistant Coach herringdan93@gmail.com

Kimbro, Angie

Assistant Coach
kimbro@mtco.com

Shoopman, Cory

Assistant Coach
cshooprun@gmail.com