Faith Christian Eagles Cross Country
State Cross Country Championships 10/27/12
Twelve members of the FCA cross country team headed to Colorado Springs in the wee hours of the morning to compete against the other top runners in the state. The last time we competed at the Norris Penrose Event Center was Labor Day weekend, when 90 degree temperatures were a challenge. This morning our runners battled to stay warm, with sub-freezing temperatures greeting our boys for their 10 am race and our girls enjoying only slightly warmer temps for their race at noon.
Both squads ran well, showing significant improvement since our Labor Day outing. The boys team finished in 15th place and our girls team took 18th, great performances in light of our relatively young group of runners – we only lose three of our twelve state meet runners to graduation.
The 2012 cross country team consisted of 38 runners, and 24 of them were underclassmen. Every member of our team showed great progress throughout the season, positioning the program well for seasons to come. Our harriers are already busy preparing for the 2013 track and cross country seasons – come join in the fun next year!
Regional Championship Meet – 10/18/12
Our team arrived at the Clement Park course on a bright sunny afternoon to compete for a chance to run at state.
Roger Queen and Zach Steitz will race at 10 am against the best 3A teams in Colorado. The girls team of
Hannah Payne, Laura-Li Gaide, Breana Rudiger, Madison Batug, Thayne Ritter and Candace Lowe will leave
the starting line at noon. Come down to the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs to cheer on these
Metro League Championships – 10/12/12
The Faith Christian cross country team gathered at Holy Family along with the rest of the Metro League for the annual showdown. Just as the
Pat Amato Classic - 10/5/12
The Faith runners headed to Northglenn on a bone chilling afternoon to take on a field of 4A and 5A teams. Our boys team headed out first and
Dave Sanders Invitational - 9/28/12
We headed down to Clement Park on a warm afternoon to gain experience on the course where regionals will be held on October 18th. The
Fort Collins John Martin Invitational - 9/21/12
For the fourth year in a row, we made the trek north to Fort Collins High School to participate in this mega meet. Crisscrossing the school’s
St Vrain Invitational - 9/8/12
The FCA cross country team travelled to Lyons
Hannah Payne once again led our girls squad,
On the boys side, Luke Yeager led the charge
The team travels to Heritage High School on
Liberty Bell Invitational 9/14/12
Friday the 14th saw your FCA Eagles compete in the Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School, with over 3,000 runners
We sent 14 lady Eagles to the starting line and 11 of them recorded PRs. Hannah Payne led the team to the finish line in a
Our young team has made great progress in the first half of the season, now we begin fine tuning things as we look toward the
Cheyenne Mountain Stampede 8/31/12
The Stampede, held in Colorado Springs, was run on a very hot, windy and dusty day on the same course that will host the state cross country championships in late October. The course features two creek crossings and a major hill just before the halfway point, but the payback is a stadium finish.
Our girls team led us off, with Hannah Payne again pacing our girls team. She was joined in the varsity race by Laura-Li Gaide, Madison Batug, Breana Rudiger, Thayne Ritter and Jenna Greiner. This squad took 13th place in the combined 2A/3A varsity race. Our boys team of Luke Yeager, James Marquardt, Andrew Renfrow, Levi Schultz, Matt Payne and Zach Steitz finished in 12th place, with Luke Yeager taking 7th in the individual competition.
Our next race is the St Vrain Invitational at Lyons High School on September 8th. Come out and support your FCA runners!
Holy Family Scrimmage 8/25/12
The cross country team kicked off its 2012 season with a scrimmage at Holy Family on Saturday the
Luke Yeager paced the boys with a finishing time of 17:15 (good for 2nd place overall) and was