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Section 5 Championships - Thursday

Posted by Fred Rupp at Oct 24, 2017 9:15PM PDT

Although most of our runners have competed in their last races for the season, OUR varsity continues on its quest for a birth in the Minnesota State Cross Country Championships. During the season we rarely focused on the varsity, but now that is our main focus! This is a TEAM EVENT and I am hoping that our entire team will be in Mora on Thursday to offer their support. The top 2 teams will qualify for the State Meet as well as the top 8 individuals who are NOT members of those teams. We have a very competitive section with Mora, Annandale, and Heritage Christian Academy presenting the main challenge to our goal. On paper it looks to be a very close race! Enthusiastic teammates on the course will make a huge difference.

The race will be at Mora’s Spring Brooke Golf Course located at 2276 200th Ave, Mora, MN 55051
This will be a GREAT spectator course!!

1:30 – Varsity dismissed from class
1:45 – Varsity leaves CHS
2:30 – The rest of the team is dismissed from class (Study Hall)
2:35 – Bus leaves CHS
4:00 – Girls Varsity Race
4:45 – Boys Varsity Race
5:30 – Awards
6:45 – Approximate return to CHS

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Granite Ridge Conference & Breakfast of Champions

Posted by Fred Rupp at Oct 15, 2017 5:05PM PDT

Tuesday will be a big day for Crusader Cross Country. *
It will begin at 7:30 am in room S-216 with the annual *BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
. A copy of the invitation that your son will receive tomorrow can be found in the DOCUMENTS section of our website. Please read it so you can help your son be dressed properly and be on time.

The final meet of the season for all but the varsity runners will be held at Stones Throw Golf Course, the site of the Milaca Mega Meet. This will be an emotional day for our seniors who will run in the final CC race of their careers.


The day will end with an “all you can eat” gathering at the St. Cloud House of Pizza. The cost is only $ 8.00.

The schedule for the day:

7:30 – Breakfast of Champions
1:25 – Dismissed from class
1:40 – Bus leaves CHS
3:30 – Junior High Boys
3:50 – Junior High Girls
4:10 – Varsity Boys
4:35 – Varsity Girls
5:00 – JV Boys
5:25 – JV Girls
6:00 – Awards
8:00 – Pizza Party
Runners will call you for pickup.

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Milaca Mega Meet Info

Posted by Fred Rupp at Sep 20, 2017 5:00AM PDT

Saturday we will be participating in the largest 1 day Cross Country Meet in the nation! They expect to have nearly 150 teams and over 5,500 runners competing. This is a very exciting event!! The website is: and the results will be posted shortly after each race at:

Rain is in the forecast at this point so PLEASE make sure your son is prepared with a raincoat and extra sox. It would also be a good idea to pack some food for after his race.

We are hoping that you will consider participating in the “Alumni Run” at the end of the day. There will be runners (and fast walkers) of ALL ability levels.

8:00 Bus leaves CHS
10:00    8th Grade Boys        3200 meters
10:15    7th grade Boys        3200 meters
10:30    8th Grade Girls        3200 meters
10:45    7th Grade Girls        3200 meters
11:00   10th grade boys.       5000 meters
11:15   9th Grade Boys          5000 meters
11:30   10th Grade Girls        5000 meters
11:45   9th Grade Girls          5000 meters
12:00   Varsity A Girls            5000 meters
12:15   Varsity AA Girls.         5000 meters
12:30   Varsity AAA Girls       5000 meters
12:45   Varsity AAAA Girls     5000 meters
1:00     Varsity A Boys            5000 meters
1:15     Varsity AA Boys          5000 meters
1:30     Varsity AAA Boys       5000meters
1:45     Varsity AAAA Boys     5000 meters
2:00     JV Boys                       5000 meters
2:15     JV Girls.                      5000 meters
2:40     Alumni race                3200 meters  ($2 entry fee) (Participants must be an alumni of something)
4:15 Approximate return to CHS

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Bridge Run - SUCCESS

Posted by Fred Rupp at Aug 24, 2017 10:07AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The 45th Annual Bridge Run was a great event. We had MANY significant time drops from last year and very good races for all of our first time runners. The leadership of our Seniors was the key to today’s organization and success. A huge THANK YOU to all of our parent spectators and to the senior parents who provided the watermelon after the race. I am posting the official results.

I’m excited to see all of you on Monday!!


The document 2017_-_Bridge_Run_Results.pdf was attached to this post.

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Parent Letter Posted

Posted by Fred Rupp at Aug 22, 2017 10:36PM PDT

Hello Cross Country Parents,

We are now in the second week of the season and are ready for our first big event. The “Bridge Run” will be Thursday morning at 8:30 am. I have posted the letter that should have arrived home with your son this morning. If it didn’t make it, please read. It contains details on several Cross Country events that will be happening in the coming days.

Fred Rupp
Boys Cross Country Coach