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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Boys’ and girls’ cross country teams finish second, fourth on state championship podium

Allison Kim November 9, 2021

Looking out into a field of open grass, seven girls and seven boys from the RBHS cross country teams planted their feet firmly inside their boxes marked with white paint, anxiously awaiting the pop of...

Photo by Bailey Blackburn.

Cross country fights for second place finish at Gans Creek Classic

Allison Kim September 28, 2021

Stepping up to the line against a total of 64 other teams, RBHS cross country competed at the Gans Creek Classic on Saturday, Sept. 25, with second-place finishes for both the girls’ and boys' teams.  Racing...

Wearing number 1929, senior Matthew Hauser celebrates his Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHAA) state championship victory with his teammates and classmates in the crowd. Hausers point contribution pushed the RBHS boys team to first place in a tense meet.

Boys take home cross country title, girls get fourth in state championship

Shruti Gautam November 10, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left" custom_markup_1=""]as the runners lined up on the grass, family members stood in marked boxes six feet apart in the grass, holding their place next...

The Gans Creek Cross Country Invitational took place Saturday, Sept. 26. 92 teams from across Missouri competed in the race. Photo by Ana Manzano.

Cross country competes at Gans Creek Classic

Allison Kim September 27, 2020

The girls’ and boys’ cross country teams ran for 5,000 meters through warm temperatures and rolling hills on the open fields of the Gans Creek Classic course, Sept. 6.  Both teams raced in the Gold...

Girls and boys cross country teams place second, third at state

Girls’ and boys’ cross country teams place second, third at state

Maddie Orr November 10, 2019

A countdown in the distance, the white paint marking the starting line, a vast field of open land over 75 yards wide and restless runners warming up to quell their nerves may prove intimidating for first...

Junior Matthew Hauser racing at the Class 4 District 7 meet. Hauser finished in first place with a time of 15:38. Photo taken by Greg Hall.

Cross Country takes first place at districts

Jared Geyer October 28, 2019

Rock Bridge Cross Country (RBXC) set a precedent as both the boys’ and girls’ teams took first place in the Class 4 District 7 meet on Oct. 26. Both varsity teams raced at Lee’s Summit North High...

The 2018 Turkey Trax helped support the Central MO American Red Cross.  Runners from around the area raced the 5k before beginning traditional celebrations.

Community members participate in annual Turkey Trax

Jared Geyer November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving is a day of appreciation spent with family, friends and food. But before the holiday meals are eaten, hundreds of runners in Columbia race the Turkey Trax 5k. The race began at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving...

THE LAST STRETCH: Senior Han Bin Kim races at the Parkway West Invitational Sept. 29. Both the boys and girls teams will compete in the sectionals competition Saturday, Oct. 27, in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Photo by Gabi Tella

Cross country to compete in sectional tournament

Emily Oba October 26, 2018

After a successful district run, with girls’ winning first place and the boys’ finishing third, the cross country team will once again fight to stay on top at sectionals, Saturday, Oct. 27. “We will...

The boys cross country team starts the 5,000 meter race Saturday, Sept. 28. Photo by Corinne Farid.

Cross country competes at Parkway West Invitational

Ethan Hayes October 1, 2018

The cross country team competed at the Parkway West Invitational Sept. 29 racing 5,000 meters. The girls placed second out of 18 teams and the boys placed seventh out of 19 teams. Sophomore Sophie Muskopf...

Photo by Edith Stevens

Cross country opens season at Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic

Jared Geyer September 4, 2018

he cross country team had its first meet on Sept. 1. The team raced hundreds of competitors for the 5000 meter race at the Brooks Twilight Cross Country Classic held in Memphis, Tennessee.  In cross country,...

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Cross country finishes with a strong regular season

Ann Fitzmaurice October 15, 2017

Friday, Oct. 13, the cross country team set out to St. Charles to compete in the last meet of the regular season, excluding districts which will take place next Saturday. Out of 14 teams the upper junior...

Letter of intent: Track and cross country coach Neal Blackburn
looks over his daughter, Aliyah Blackburn‘s shoulder,
who will run at Bradley University next year. Photo courtesy of Jamie Blackburn

Athletes sport new team colors

Alexis Walker May 14, 2017

After four years, the transition from high school athletics to a collegiate setting could have been overwhelming, but Truman State University freshman Emily Harl said it was one she was willing to make. As...

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