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Just a hair: boys cross country narrowly misses out on consecutive State championship, girls look ahead to the future

Just a hair: boys cross country narrowly misses out on consecutive State championship, girls look ahead to the future

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The Lancer boys cross country team came third in Class Four State meet with a very close final result. They finished with 117 points, only one point behind second place and eight behind winner Rockhurst. Austin Hindman had the fastest time in all of Class Four and came in first with a time of 15:22.30....

Members of both boys and girls cross country teams qualify for state

Members of both boys and girls cross country teams qualify for state

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
November 4, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

Cross country recently ran sectionals, where the top 30 in the meet qualified for state competition. For the girls, it was senior Meg Nicholson and junior Mollie Rogan, the team's leaders, who qualified for state. For the boys, it was seniors Austin Hindman and Tommy Laarman, juniors Nassim Oufattole...

Individuals advance to Sectionals after strong showings at Class 4 District 2 Meet

Individuals advance to Sectionals after strong showings at Class 4 District 2 Meet

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
October 28, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The Lancers boys convincingly took first at Districts, adding to their string of consecutive wins and their impressive run as the a top Missouri cross country team. The boys only managed 31 points, winning handily yet again. However, another key statistic from the meet which may go unnoticed it the...

Boys and girls cross country stay successful in Suburban West Conference Meet

Boys and girls cross country stay successful in Suburban West Conference Meet

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The cross country boys and girls competed in the Suburban West Conference Meet on Oct. 15. The boys once again did very well, claiming the top three spots and coming first in the competition. Tommy Laarman once again lead the meet with a time of 15:54.90 to come in first place. Following him were...

Cross country finds identity with consistent top placings

Cross country finds identity with consistent top placings

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
October 13, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

Cross country ran in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival at the University of Arkansas on Saturday Oct. 1. The invitational featured schools from around the central US, including schools from Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arkansas and Missouri. In a meet with 658 runners and featuring 94 different...

One and the same: boys and girls cross country both perform well at the Forest Park Invitational

One and the same: boys and girls cross country both perform well at the Forest Park Invitational

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 15, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The boys and girls varsity cross country teams ran in the Forest Park invitational last weekend and came home with some solid results. The boys, while not demonstrating the same dominance as their last meet, still had very good results overall. In the five kilometer run, Austin Hindman pl...

Girls cross country look to stay successful amid turnover from last season

Girls cross country look to stay successful amid turnover from last season

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 1, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The girls cross country team looks to keep up their success from last year despite losing some of the best runners in Lafayette and Missouri history and their long time head coach Scott Brandon from last years team. However, they retain some top runners in Meg Nicholson and Mollie Rogan, as well as ...

Girls track looks to rebound after disappointing finish at Ladue Brusca/Strohbach Invitational

Girls track looks to rebound after disappointing finish at Ladue Brusca/Strohbach Invitational

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
April 29, 2016
Filed under Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The Lafayette girls track team has been hot and cold to say the least. They have had several first place team finishes, such as the Lady Lancer Invitational, the Northwest Invitational and the Festus Early Bird. However, they have had a few meets, like the recent Ladue Brusca/Strohbach Invitational...

Boys, girls cross country win State championship titles

Boys, girls cross country win State championship titles

Tyler Burnett, Sports Reporter
November 10, 2015
Filed under Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

All of the hard work, dedication and perseverance was put to the test for Lafayette when they competed in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State cross country championship on Nov. 7 at the Oak Hills golf course. After winning the State championship last year, the Lancers...