2017 Bishop LeBlond Invitational

Another STRONG performance this weekend. Varsity boys and girls, as well as the JV boys and girls teams, all took first place at the Bishop LeBlond Invitational at Missouri Western. 28 runners set a personal record, 24 earned medals, and Jared Thornbrugh and Jadyn Yoder were recognized with the “Fastest 5th Man” award — a cool award that stresses the importance of having a lot of depth on the team, particularly the fifth runner’s performance (cross country only scores a team¬†based on a team’s top five finishers).

In our all-time stats, it’s been several years since any boy has been able to crack the top three. This weekend, two boys did. Mark Krueger and Luke Termorshuizen passed DJ Stahl’s impressive record of 17:02:00 he set in 2014. Mark had a standout performance at 17:01:48, and Luke crushed his own record with a time of 16:51:04 and taking first overall. Both sit behind the record holder, Ben Barrows, and Alex Moore.

Freshman Lily Cutler broke into the top 10 all-time record list for Smithville with a time of 20:04:27, passing Jessie Johnson’s time of 20:06:47 from 2008.

Special things are happening with this team this year. They’re understanding the importance of hard work, persistence, grit, and showing unwavering support to one another. Our team is looking strong for years to come. What an amazing group of kids.


Varsity Boys = 1st, 17:40
Varsity Girls = 1st, 21:09
JV Boys = 1st, 18:46
JV Girls = 1st 23:42

Varsity Boys Medalists

Luke Termorshuizen, 16:51, 1st
Mark Krueger, 17:01, 2nd
Gavin Dunn, 17:52, 5th
Ian Foster, 18:11, 9th
Jared Thornbrugh, 18:24, 10th

Varsity Girls Medalists

Lily Cutler, 20:04, 1st
Mira Bannwarth, 20:40, 3rd
Olivia Littleton, 21:11, 4th
Riley Kochanowicz, 21:43, 8th
Jadyn Yoder, 22:08, 11th
Courtney Dull, 22:15, 12th

JV Boys Medalists

Nathaniel Hartman, 18:04, 1st
Ty Chapman, 18:23, 2nd
Logan Cutler, 18:24, 3rd
Jordan Cullen, 19:20, 4th
Xavier Hayes, 19:38, 6th
Quinton Wilson, 20:12, 8th

JV Girls Medalists

Kaira Bass, 22:58, 1st
Trinity Riecker, 23:35, 2nd
Kelsey Hankins, 23:51, 3rd
Elise Denney, 24:01, 4th
Makayla Ferguson, 24:03, 5th
Emma Webb, 25:24, 7th
Sage Christiansen, 26:19, 8th