Cross country season recap


Jefferson City’s boy’s cross country team after getting first at districts.

The 2019 season for Cross Country was one to remember. The boy’s team won both their districts and sectionals, along with placing in the top ten in Class Four state. Cross country coach, Brett Phillips, credits their success to their preseason training.
“I feel like the kids approached the off-season well and they brought that work ethic into the season. We implemented a similar training plan to last year when our boys were able to win districts and finish in the top half of the state meet field. It seemed to fit them and their progressive running style,” Phillips said.
Of the seven runners that went to state, four of them finished in the top one hundred. Including sophomore Tommy Roehl, who finished 27th with a time of 15:58.8. The other six runners, all seniors, helped aid the team to an overall 7th place finish in state.
“We had a solid group of senior boys who were great leaders and who did great things the right way. That group will be missed,” Phillips stated.
Although they came up just short of their main goal, the overall success of the season is something that the team and coaches are proud of.
“We were really bummed at first because we felt like we were a team that could’ve been in the trophies [top four]. But we also appreciate that making it to state is an accomplishment in itself, and we still ran good and beat some legit teams,” senior Blake Conrad states when asked about state results.