FBA Eagles CC- A ministry of First Baptist Church, O'Fallon, IL
Next Meet: The season has concluded. See you in 2020.
Congratulations to our junior high boys who placed fourth at the SIJHSAA Class S State Cross Country Championship!
FBA had three all-state athletes. This was FBA's first top four finish at State and their first ever State trophy.
We want you to join us!
2020 FBA Cross Country: Our 2020 parent/athlete information meeting will be in April 2020. We'll announce the date and time as we get closer to April. If you will be in 4th through 12th grade at FBA during the 2020/2021 school year, we want you to join us! Everyone is welcome no matter how fast or slow you run. Contact Coach Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put you on our draft roster.
Co-Host of 2019 First to The Finish Kick-Off Meet
FBA co-hosted the 2019 First to The Finish Kick-Off Meet scheduled for 8/31/19 at SIUE. Over 1,800 high school and middle school runners from Illinois and Missouri competed at SIUE in what has become one of the largest meets in the state of Illinois.
Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV) - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and loose heart.
A Tradition of Excellence
First Baptist Academy is quickly racking up a real tradition of success in their cross country and track programs. As of 8/5/19 FBA has had 30 state qualifiers with 26 of those earning All-State honors.
2018 HSA 1A Freeburg Regional
FBA CC - Congratulations to Will Brant and Gabby Miller on qualifying for the 2018 IHSA 1A Benton Sectional Cross Country Championship. Will finished 8th out of 104 runners and Gabby placed 23rd out of 81 runners at regionals.
SIJHSAA Class "S" State Cross Country Meet (10/13/18)
Congratulations to our junior high boys team on their ninth place finish at state and to our girls team that finished 12th at state. This is the first time in school history that our boys team has finished in the top ten at state. Our girls have been in the top ten four out of the last five years. We had three All-State runners this year. Two boys that finished 10th and 13th out of the 260 boys that ran at state and one girl that finished 14th out of the 217 girls that ran at state. This brings our total to 22 All-State athletes over the past five years.
SIJHSAA Class "S" State Meet Results
Congratulations to our 2017 Junior High teams! Our girls placed 7th and our boys placed 13th at the SIJHSAA Class "S" State Cross Country Championships. Three girls and one boy earned All-State honors.
2017 St. Theresa
Our junior high boys placed fourth out of 15 teams. Our top boy was the individual meet champion placing first out of 151 runners. Our junior high girls placed 3rd out of 15 teams. Our top girl pulled into the lead with 400 meters to go and ended up fourth out of 147 runners.
2016 New Athens
The high school boys and girls kicked off their season with a very nice showing at New Athens on 8/22/16. Our top boy placed 6th out of over 200 runners and set a new school record with a time of 17:39. Our top girl placed 33rd out of over 100 runners. Both earned medals. All of our kids ran great!
2019 CC Schedule (Tentative & Subject to Change) Meets underlined have been confirmed.
08/27/19: Zion Home Meet Belleville, IL
08/31/19: First to the Finish Debut SIUE
09/10/19: Carriel Jr. High Invitational OTHS Milburn
09/12/19: FBA/MCS/Zion/Trinity/St. Clare @FBA
09/23/19: St. Mary Invitational Centralia, IL
10/01/19: Fulton Jr. High Invitational OTHS Milburn
10/05/19: Class S Pre-State Meet Invit Centralia, IL
10/10/19: Triad MS XC Jamboree Troy, IL
10/12/19: East Alton Wood River Invit Wood River, IL
10/19/19: SIJHSAA State Meet Centralia, IL
08/26/19: New Athens Invitational New Athens, IL
08/31/19: First to the Finish Debut SIUE
09/07/19: Granite City Invitational Granite City, IL
09/21/19: Edwardsville XC Invitational SIUE
09/28/19: Freeburg Invitational Smithton, IL
10/08/19: New Athens Open New Athens, IL 10/12/19: East Alton Wood River Invit Wood River, IL
10/15/19: Carlinville Invitational Carlinville, IL
10/21/19: Benton Invitational Benton, IL
10/26/19: IHSA 1A Regionals TBA
11/02/19: IHSA 1A Sectionals Benton, IL
11/09/19: IHSA 1A State Championships Peoria, IL
Parents: This is a tentative listing and is subject to change.
2019 SIJHSAA Class S Pre-State Meet Invitational
The FBA junior high boys placed second out of the 38 teams represented at the 2019 SIJHSAA Class S Pre State Meet Invitational. Our top two boys ran second and fourh overall with times of 10:35.4 and 10:37.6. Our top girl placed third overll with a time of 11:22.9. Our junior high girls placed third out of the 24 teams represented in their race.
SIJHSAA Class "S" State Cross Country Meet Results (10/15/16)
Our girls team had three girls receive all-state honors in route to a seventh place finish out of the over 45 schools represented. Our boys team had two boys receive all-state honors in route to a 20th place finish out of the over 45 schools represented. This brings our total to 14 all-state honors received over the past two and a half years by our cross country and track distance runners. Great job Eagles!
2016 First to the Finish Debut Results
Our junior high girls finished 4th out of the over 20 teams represented with our top four girls placing 5th, 8th, 18th, and 39th out of the 110 runners that finished. Four of our girls got a medal.
We had four junior boys available to run at this meet. All of the boys did wonderful considering the very tough conditions.
Our top high school boy placed 30th out of 382 runners while our top girl placed 84th out of 323 runners. Both kids got a medal.
2019 Team Managers
Thank you to our team managers this year. We have one senior boy, a freshman girl, and an eighth grade girl that will serve as managers. We're excited that you're joining us!
2016 FBA Girls Win/Boys Second at Zion Meet
The FBA girls junior high cross country team won and the boys placed second at the five team Zion-Belleville cross country meet on 8/30/16.
Our top two girls placed first and second overall while our top two boys placed second and third overall in their race. Most all of our kids set personal bests at this meet. Great job EAGLES!
2015 St. Mary Invitational Results
The FBA fifth and sixth grade girls team finished 2nd out of 25 teams at the St. Mary Invitational on 9/21. Our girls placed 7th, 10th, 19th, 22nd, and 36th out of the 115 girls that ran the race. The girls finished second to the defending state champions. The FBA boys ran well with our top boy finishing 7th out of the 108 boys that ran the race.