FBA Eagles CC- A ministry of First Baptist Church, O'Fallon, IL
Congratulations to our 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.
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 email@example.com if you have questions or if you would like more information.
Next Meet: The next high school meet will be the IHSA 1A Sectional Championship in Benton, IL on 10/28/17.
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
In three and a half years, the FBA cross country and track distance teams have racked up an impressive 18 All-State honors. Our top high school boy set a new school record for three miles with a time of 16:46 (2016). Our top high school boy and girl qualified and advanced to the 2016 IHSA 1A Sectional Cross Country Championship. In addition, our top high school female athlete in 2014 set a new school record for three miles with a time of 19:38. She also qualified for the IHSA 1A Sectional Cross Country Championship and for the IL 1A Top Times Indoor Track & Field Championship. She is the first girl in school history to earn a scholarship to run cross country and track in college. Our top boy in track placed third at the 2016 IHSA 1A Sectional Track and Field Championships in the 3200 meter run and the 1600 meter run earning All-Sectional honors in both events.
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!
2017 CC Schedule
We will be adding dates here as we confirm them. Please check back frequently. Bold underlined black entries with 2017 have been confirmed.
08/19/17: Edwardsville-Lincoln** SIUE
08/26/17: First to the Finish Debut ** SIUE
08/29/17: Zion-Belleville* Belleville, IL
09/05/17: O'Fallon - Carriel Jr. High O'Fallon, IL
09/11/17: FBA/MCS/Zion/Trinity/Unity* @FBA
09/14/17: O'Fallon - Carriel Jr. High O'Fallon, IL
09/19/17: Edwardsville XC Invitational SIUE
09/23/17: St. Theresa Invitational* Salem, IL
09/26/17: O'Fallon - Fulton Jr. High* O'Fallon, IL
09/30/17: Southwestern XC Invitational Brighton, IL
10/05/17: Triad MS XC Jamboree Troy, IL
10/07/17: East Alton Wood River Invit* Wood River, IL
10/14/17: SIJHSAA State Meet** Salem, IL
*Fourth graders will run these meets.
**Fourth graders will attend these meets, but may or may not run based on how they progress.
08/21/17: New Athens New Athens, IL
08/26/17: First to the Finish Debut SIUE
09/02/17: Granite City Invitational Granite City, IL
09/09/17: First to the Finish Invitational Peoria, IL
09/11/17: FBA/MCHS @FBA
09/16/17: Edwardsville XC Invitational SIUE
09/23/17: Freeburg Invitational Smithton, IL
09/30/17: Southwestern XC Invitational Brighton, IL
10/03/17: New Athens New Athens, IL
10/07/17: East Alton Wood River Invit Wood River, IL
10/10/17: Carlinville Invitational Carlinville, IL
10/16/17: Benton Invitational Benton, IL
10/21/17: IHSA 1A Regionals New Athens, IL
10/28/17: IHSA 1A Sectionals SIUE
11/04/17: IHSA 1A State Championships Peoria, IL
Parents: This is a tentative listing and we may add a meet if needed. High School will most likely add one more meet between 10/11/17 and10/17/17.
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.
2017 Team Managers #SQUAD
Thank you to our team managers this year. One junior girl and one eighth grade boy. We're excited that you're joining us!