This week, the Kansas City metro will converge on Peculiar, Missouri for the annual Kansas City Cross Country Classic. Teams from both sides of the border will compete in the metro's last major regular-season meet of the year.
Location: Raymore-Peculiar XC Course (20501 S School Rd, Peculiar, MO)
Weather: Sunny, with a morning low near 67 and an afternoon high near 91. No rain is predicted, and humidity is expected to be low. Wind 5-10mph.
8:00AM - Girls C-Team
8:45AM - Boys C-Team
9:30AM - Girls Varsity
10:00AM - Boys Varsity
10:30AM - Girls Jr Varsity
11:15AM - Boys Jr Varsity
12:00PM - Awards
Preview & Analysis
That being said, it appears that girls' teams like Mill Valley and Washburn Rural will not be bringing their full roster. However, it looks like Olathe North and St. James Academy will be going head-to-head at the top of the standings this year. St. Teresa's from the Missouri side will likely play a factor as well. The biggest storyline of the girls' team race, though, is Christ Preparatory Academy. This undefeated squad has already won the Wamego Invitational and the Crimson division of Rim Rock. Now, they'll stack up against their stiffest competition yet. Can they beat St. Thomas Aquinas & Park Hill South? What about St. Teresa's? And dare I say... challenge their neighbors, St. James? Christ Prep is certainly the team to watch in the girls' race.