Cross Country

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Immanuel Crusaders Cross Country Schedule Fall 2021

To register to participate in Cross Country, contact ILCA’s Athletic Director,
Coach Taylor Mueller, (tmueller@icaba.org).

For practice times, email Coach William Korver, (wkorver@icaba.org).

Athletics Ministry Handbook - Click HERE.

Joining ILCA's Cross-Country Program:
  • While Cross-Country summer-training practices began for HS and MS student-athletes in late June, ILCA's CC team will welcome full- and part-time ILCA students, as well as homeschool and EPIC students, as members of our Crusader family and team through August 31st.
  • All student-athletes must participate in at least 2 full weeks of practices prior to competing at a Cross-Country meet.
  • For additional information concerning requirements for participating in Cross-Country meets, please email Coach Korver (wkorver@icaba.org).

Cross-Country Meet Distance Information:
  • High School Boys run 2-mile races towards the beginning of the year; they run 5K (3.125 miles) races for the majority of the season that lasts from mid-August through mid-October.
  • High School Girls run 1-mile and 1.5-mile races at the beginning of the year; they run 2-mile and 5K (3.125 miles) races for the last half of the season.
  • Middle School Boys run 1-mile, 1.5-mile, and 2-mile races, with the shorter races occurring predominantly at the beginning of the season.
  • Middle School Girls run 1-mile and 1.5-mile races for most of the year. However, they also compete in several 2-mile races during the middle and concluding periods of the season.

Remember that There's Indoor and Outdoor Track, Too!
  • For MS and HS student-athletes who wish to participate in shorter races and/or on flat surfaces, consider joining ILCA's Indoor Track and/or Outdoor Track teams that compete in the winter and spring, respectively.
  • Indoor Track occurs during January and February; Outdoor Track occurs from March through early May.

Note: All meets are subject to change pending COVID complications.

August 14 Wilburton - HS Boys: 2 miles, HS Girls: 1.5 miles, MS Boys: 1.5 miles, MS Girls: 1 mile, Elementary/6th Grade: 1 mile Morning Meet - click HERE for more details!
August 21 Community Christian School - HS Boys: 2 miles, HS Girls: 1 mile, MS Boys: 1 mile, MS Girls: 1 mile Morning Meet - click HERE for more details!
August 26 Tahlequah - Varsity & JV Boys: 4K/2.5miles, Varsity & JV Girls: 4K/2.5miles, MS Boys: 2K/1.25 miles, MS Girls: 2K/1.25 miles Afternoon Meet - click HERE for more details!
September 4 - CANCELLED CANCELLED - Sapulpa - Varsity & JV Boys: 2 miles, Varsity & JV Girls: 2 miles, MS Boys: 1 mile, MS Girls: 1 mile, Elementary/6th Grade: 1 mile Morning Meet - click HERE for more details!
September 9 Foyil - HS Boys: 3-mile race, JH Girls: 1-mile race Afternoon/Evening Meet - click HERE for more details!
September 11 Broken Arrow - Varsity & JV Boys: 5K/3.125 miles, Varsity & JV Girls: 5K/3.125 miles, MS Boys: 1.5 miles, MS Girls: 1.5 miles Morning Meet - click HERE for more details!
September 18 Holland Hall - Varsity & JV Boys: 5K/3.125 miles, Varsity & JV Girls: 5K/3.125 miles, MS Boys: 2 miles, MS Girls: 2 miles, Elementary: 1 mile Morning Meet - click HERE for more details!
September 23 BTW #2 - Varsity & JV Boys: 5K/3.125 miles, Varsity & JV Girls: 5K/3.125 miles, MS Boys: 2 miles, MS Girls: 2 miles Afternoon/Evening Meet - click HERE for more details!
September 28 Adair - 2A-4A Varsity & JV Boys: 5K/3.125 miles, 2A-4AVarsity & JV Girls: 2 miles, MS Boys: 1 mile, MS Girls: 1 mile, Elementary/6th Grade: 1 mile Afternoon/Evening Meet - click HERE for more details!
October 2 Tahlequah Sequoyah - HS Boys: 5K/3.125-mile race, MS Girls: 1.5 mile race Morning Meet - click HERE for more details!
October 7 OBU - 2A-4A Varsity & JV Boys: 5K/3.125 miles, 2A-4AVarsity & JV Girls: 2 miles, MS Boys: 2 miles, MS Girls: 1.5 miles Afternoon/Evening Meet - click HERE for more details!
October 14 Chickasha - MS/JH All-Star, 2A-3A-4A for Qualifying MS Morning Meet - info tba closer to time
October 14 Ponca City - Varsity & JV Boys: 5K/3.125 miles, Varsity & JV Girls: 5K/3.125 miles, MS Boys: 2 miles, MS Girls: 2 miles Afternoon/Evening Meet - click HERE for more details!
October 22 HCAA Conference/State Meet: Arkansas Morning Meet - click HERE for more details!
October 23 Lutheran MS/JH Nationals Meet (Concordia-Wisconsin) for Qualifying MS - 2 mile Meet Nationals Meet Information - click HERE for more details!

Meet Highlights

More Medaling at Year’s Ending: The Conclusion of ILCA’s CC Season

            Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy’s Cross-Country team ended the 2021 season with three cool and crisp mid-October races. Because of their staunch dedication and legendary work ethics, each of ILCA’s middle-school and high-school runners completed their seasonal campaigns with medals.

On the morning of October 15th, Meg competed at a phenomenal level to earn high honors at the Oklahoma All-Star Meet. Indeed, she finished 2nd out of 131 middle-school ladies. While she began the race in eighth place after ¼ of a mile, Meg steadily moved forward until she pulled ahead of the then-2nd place runner midway through the race. For the duration of the race, Meg chipped away at the front-runner’s lead over the rest of the field. Thanks to her strong finish, Meg held on to 2nd place by fifteen meters.

Meg’s memorable All-Star race provided a preview for her grand effort at the Heartland Christian Athletic Association’s (HCAA) Conference meet on October 22nd. While running against the fastest middle-school ladies from Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and other states, Meg finished with another Top-10 performance. In fact, she outran every other girl from Oklahoma!

During the afternoon of October 15th, meanwhile, Jacob and Caleb each medaled at Ponca City’s meet. Jacob left no observer in doubt: he gave it his all, as he led the race for much of the competition. After pulling ahead of the field during the opening stretch, Jacob preserved his lead until the final fifty meters when a peer from Ponca City used his knowledge of his home course to surpass Jacob in the race’s final moments. Nonetheless, Jacob represented ILCA in a most excellent way—earning 2nd place. Likewise, in his first race back from a foot injury, Caleb earned 8th place, for he willed himself to the finish line and picked-up another medal!

Their memorable finishes at Ponca City helped Jacob and Caleb to prepare for a strong showing at the HCAA Conference meet on October 22nd, where Jacob’s and Caleb’s efforts caused them to outrun many of their peers.

Together, Meg, Jacob, and Caleb earned nearly twenty medals during the recently completed 2021 cross-country season. Way to go Cru!

All the Best,

Coach K