Boys Cross Country Winners
Notre Dame, 2019 winner
Saxony Lutheran, junior, 2018 winner
A repeat Semoball Awards finalist, Cornelius took a leap forward as a junior and did something no other runner in the area did: won a state championship. The Crusaders standout ran a season-best 16:22.50 — the best time of any runner on this list — to claim gold at the Class 2 state championship meet. He was also a district and conference champion.
Jackson, junior, 2017 winner
The Indians junior put together a standout effort on the comeback trail from a devastating knee injury. Buffington was a conference champion, running a time of 16:09, as well as the winner of the Cape Central Invitational; he finished second at the district meet. He qualified for Class 4 state, where he finished 47th with a time of 16:29.85.
St. Vincent, senior, 2016 winner
Krauss was the top runner on an Indians team that finished second in Class 1. He finished third at the state meet with a time of 17:03.11 and was crowned district champion with a time of 17:01. He also placed 14th at the conference meet in 17:18.44.
Jackson senior, 2014 winner
Underwood, who made remarkable and steady progress during his four seasons with the Indians, won the SEMO Conference meet and posted a time of 16:53.34 at state, which was good for 46th in Class 4.