2019 FBA Cross Country: We currently have 54 kids that have shown interest in joining us. If you will be in 4th through 12th grade at FBA this year, we want you to join us! Everyone is welcome no matter how fast or slow you run. Contact Coach Hull at email@example.com and we'll put you on our draft roster.
FBA Eagles CC- A ministry of First Baptist Church, O'Fallon, IL
FBA Cross Country - All student athletes that will be in 4th through 12th grade are welcome to join us. We start all of our runners out slowly and then move them up as they are ready. Please contact Coach Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or if you would like more information.
IHSA 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.
2018 SIJHSAA State Meet Results
FBA CC - 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.
Co-Host of 2018 First to The Finish Kick-Off Meet
FBA co-hosted the 2018 First to The Finish Kick-Off Meet scheduled for 8/25/18. Over 1,300 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.
Next Meet: The 2018 season has concluded. We'll post updated information season as we get closer to the 2019 season. Please contact Coach Hull at email@example.com if you're interested in our program.
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.
We Want You!
If you will be in 4th through 12th grade at FBA this year, we want you to join us! Everyone is welcome no matter how fast or slow you run. It's not too late!
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 1/15/19 FBA has had 25 state qualifiers with 22 of those earning All-State honors.
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!
2018 CC Schedule (Subject to Change)
08/18/18: Edwardsville-Lincoln** SIUE
08/25/18: First to the Finish Debut ** SIUE
08/28/18: Zion Invitational* Belleville, IL
09/04/18: O'Fallon - Fulton Jr. High** O'Fallon, IL
09/10/18: FBA/MCS/Zion/Trinity/Unity* @FBA
09/13/18: O'Fallon - Fulton Jr. High** O'Fallon, IL
09/17/18: St. Mary Invitational* Centralia, IL
09/25/18: O'Fallon - Carriel Jr. High* O'Fallon, IL
09/29/18: Class S Pre-State Meet Invit Centralia, IL
10/04/18: Triad MS XC Jamboree Troy, IL
10/06/18: East Alton Wood River Invit* Wood River, IL
10/13/18: SIJHSAA State Meet** Centralia, IL
*Fourth graders will run these meets.
**Fourth graders will attend these meets, but may or may not run based on how they progress.
08/20/18: New Athens Invitational New Athens, IL
08/25/18: First to the Finish Debut SIUE
09/01/18: Granite City Invitational Granite City, IL
09/08/18: First to the Finish Invitational Peoria, IL
09/10/18: FBA/MCS/Gateway @FBA
09/15/18: Edwardsville XC Invitational SIUE
09/22/18: Freeburg Invitational Smithton, IL
09/29/18: Southwestern XC Invitational Brighton, IL
10/02/18: New Athens or St. Clair County Championship
10/06/18: East Alton Wood River Invit Wood River, IL
10/09/18: Carlinville Invitational Carlinville, IL
10/15/18: Benton Invitational Benton, IL
10/20/18: IHSA 1A Regionals Smithton, IL
10/27/18: IHSA 1A Sectionals Benton, IL
11/03/18: IHSA 1A State Championships Peoria, IL
Parents: This is a tentative listing and is subject to change.
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.
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 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.
2018 Team Managers #SQUAD
Thank you to our team managers this year. Two senior girls and two eighth grade girls. We're excited that you're joining us!