Congratulations to the St. Xavier cross country team who won their second straight Ohio state championship on November 2nd.
Two weeks later they competed at the Midwest regional meet and finished runners up against the best competition from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri. Senior Evan Stifel broke away from a pack filled with individual state champions to capture one of his very first individual victories!
Apart from their exploits on the cross country course, the St. Xavier runners, coaches, alumni and parents have been very generous in their support for us. Between several fund-raisers and numerous individual gifts, St. Xavier cross country has supported us with almost $1600. They even outfitted me with some new work-out gear.
All the best to the team as they head to Portland next weekend and try to best last year's ninth place finish at Nationals.