Cross Country
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Cross Country

Head Coach: Anne Wardecke (STM ’11) – [email protected]
Assistant Coach: Adam Meyers – [email protected]

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Q&A with Coach Anne Wardecke (STM ’11)

The best way to prepare for Cross Country is to start running! Focus on your mechanics as you run. It’s important to learn to run properly from the start to avoid issues later on. If you want a personalized workout plan, feel free to reach out and I would love to work with you.

I hope that athletes can take away a feeling of pride and accomplishment at the end of a season. Cross Country requires a tremendous amount of physical endurance and mental strength. I hope that even after the season, they can use those strengths in all aspects of their life.

I ran at STM all four years of my high school career.  Some of my fondest memories are from those seasons and some of the greatest life lessons came from my coaches and the work that I put in to the seasons. I love coaching here at STM because it allows me to give back and pass on some of these things to the next generation of Cavaliers. STM has the best students and the Cross Country team is the cream of the crop. I am proud to coach them and an immerse them in decades of a proud tradition.

The atmosphere of the Cross Country team is very unique. I believe that going through hardships with someone automatically brings those people closer. So naturally, after a hill workout in “death valley”, a speed workout at Tippecanoe Park, or a distance run out to College Avenue, the team is quite close. There is friendly competition between runners, of course. We set goals before each meet and those goals are often to outrun a teammate or beat someone else’s personal record. However, at the end of a race, after giving it their all, there is nothing but support and congratulations regardless of who has the fastest time in the end.

Season: Fall
Conference Champions: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1998
Sectional Champions: 2000
State Champions: 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981

State Qualifiers

2022 – John Paul Meer (STM ’23)

2016 – Franny Hamilton (STM ’17) – 20:51, 61st Place

2015 – Franny Hamilton (STM ’17) – 20:53, 65th Place

2009 – Chris  Rolling (STM ’11) – 17:35, 52nd Place

2006 – Nick Szczech (TM ’07) – 16:09, 2nd Place

2006 – Rehan Mahmood (TM ’07) – 17:04, 25th Place

2005 – Nick Szczech (TM ’07) – 16:40, 7th Place

2005 – Rehan Mahmood (TM ’07) – 17:03, 16th Place

2004 – Nick Szczech (TM ’07) – 17:33, 43rd Place

2004 – Rehan Mahmood (TM ’07) – 18:13, 84th Place

2003 – Paul Spillane (TM ’06) – 17:35, 76th Place

2002 – Jonathan Morales (TM ’04) – 17:44, 67th Place

2000 – Laura Weber (TM ’01) – 15:51 (4K) , 28th Place

2000 – Boys Team – 8th Place

2000 – Jason Adyniec (TM ’01) – 17:22, 55th Place

2000 – Joel Franco (TM ’01) – 17:25, 61st Place

2000 – Brian Rott (TM ’02) – 17:32, 64th Place

2000 – Jonathan Morales (TM ’04) – 17:51, 75th Place

2000 – Josh Bobinski (TM ’02) – 17:53, 78th Place

2000 – Billy Walden (TM ’02) – 18:04, 87th Place

2000 – Adan Franco (TM ’03) – 18:14, 97th Place

2000 – Dan Steffes (TM ’03) – Alternate

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