8May2015:  Summer Runs and OEXC 2015 Info Packet on 2015 Page

From AmyD:  I’m “retiring” as webmaster since my senior is graduating!  Let Elizabeth know if you can help @ elzhack@gmail.com.


4Nov2014:  Banquet Announcement! Banquet is next Monday, Nov 10th!

Click here for the 2014 XC BANQUET invite. I know it is short notice, but please email Elizabeth Hackathorn at elzhack@gmail.com if you are going to attend and how many will be attending.
I do need to know if runners are attending, however, they are free for the banquet. If family/friends will be attending, I also need to know and am asking for the form and payment to be sent in to Coach Daniels.
If you would like a DVD, let Elizabeth know and you may provide her the form and payment at the banquet. The DVD’s will be available within 2 weeks.
Thank you!

3Nov2014:  Wow!  What a great season ending!  Congratulations to the Olathe East Cross Country team on the finish of a great season at the State Championships in Lawrence on Friday.

The Olathe East Girls won the 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!  The Lady Hawks outscored Free State by 9 points to win their fifth state title in the last nine years! Kayla Davis led the Hawks with a ninth place finish, and was joined on the All-State team by Allison Vermillion (16th). Emily Schmeeckle (21st), Emily LaRocco (23rd), Natalie Kopplin (27th), Yulissa DelaTorre (30th) and Rachel Post (41st) all ran outstanding races to lead the Hawks to Victory!!! Congratulations Ladies!!!!  

Nick Skinner earned all–state honors with a fifth place finish in the boys race, with Ben Kahn (24th) and Anders Hanson (36th) finishing their season in fine form. Over 100 of the state’s top runners competed in the both the boys and girls race.

29Oct2014:  State Meet schedule and information has been posted to the 2014 Meet Info Page!

24Oct2014:  OEXC trails for the Regional Meet is posted on the 2014 Meet Info Page!

21 Oct 2014:  Below is the address for the team dinner this week. This dinner is for the entire team to help support and celebrate our team members attending Regionals on Saturday.  A BIG thank you to the Davis family and all the spaghetti dinner helpers!

Kayla Davis House:  11408 Mullen Road, Lenexa, KS 66215

20 Oct 2014:  Schedule for Saturday’s Regional Championships is posted on the Meet info page!

On Oct 19, 2014:   Photos from several of the meets are available on line.  If you would like the links to the website or if you have photos you would like to add for the group, please send an email to Elizabeth Hackathorn at elzhack@gmail.com

17 October:  tonight’s spaghetti dinner is at 13725 Bond Street, Overland Park, 66221 in the St Andrews subdivision. A big Thank You to the Kopplins and all tonight’s helpers.

Saturday’s schedule is below:

Travel Itinerary for the Sunflower League Championships

Rimrock Farm, Lawrence; Saturday Oct. 18, 2014

  • 6:00 am … Locker rooms open at OE
  • 6:15 am  …All runners should be at OE.
  • 6:30 am…Busses leave for Rimrock Farm
  • 7:30 am…Busses arrive at Rimrock Farm.  Please help set up camp.  Plan your restroom break.  We’ll start the course walk at 7:50 am.
  • 8:20 am…7th grade race…2000m
  • 8:40 am…8th grade race… 2000m
  • 9:00 am…JV Girls 4k….20 medals
  • 9:30 am…JV Boys 5k….20 medals
  • 10:00 am…Varsity Girls 4k … 20 medals…top 3 team medals
  • 10:30 am…Varsity Boys 5k…20 medals…top 3 team medals
  • 11:00 am…C Team Girls 4k … 20 medals
  • 11:30 am…C Team Boys 5k….20 medals
  • 12:00 pm…Awards in the award arena just east of the finish area
  • 12:40 pm…Load busses.  Even if your parents are taking you, please help pick up the camp and load the busses.
  • 2:00 pm…Busses arrive at East.

Admission:  Due to the increasing expenses of using Rim Rock and the addition of chip timing, admission will be charged.  The prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students.  No dogs allowed on the course!

There will be a short, REQUIRED meeting for all XC team members Tuesday after school in the commons.

Practice for Regional Teams Monday at 3:30.  Regional teams will dress out for practice.



13Oct2014:  Msg from OEXC Booster Club President, Elizabeth Hackathorn:

We had a beautiful day at Haskell University today! Great job to all of our runners!!!
We have some need of volunteers for this week…we are in the home stretch.  Please go to: SignUp Genius!
There are openings for the team dinner, and the snack table.
The date of the banquet is still 10NOV2014.  Also, I have updated the date of the Banquet meeting. It will now be on this Thursday evening. Please consider your calendar and see if you can join me! The invitations will be emailed out shortly after the meeting…be watching for them. If you can meet this Thursday and can (please please) help out, please go to sign up genius.
I promise, promise, promise to get the information about where to post photos. There is a glitch that I have been struggling to work around, and I think I have it now!
If you can, please go to the sign up genius for our team and review the opportunities there.

Info on Saturday’s Sunflower League Meet at Rimrock Farm in Lawrence will be posted as soon as I receive it.  All runners run at this meet!  Any questions for me?  darpo1962@yahoo.com

Thanks – Amy

09Oct2014:  Schedule and Directions for Saturday’s Haskell meet is posted on meet info page.  Runners get to sleep in (a little) – locker rooms open at 7:30 and bus leaves at 8:00 am sharp!  Remind your runner to dress for cold/wet weather!

07Oct2014:  ALSO on Wednesday, the team will have picture day!  They (should have) brought home an order form last week.

06Oct2014:  This Wednesday, October 8, is OEXC night at the Pizza Shoppe at the corner of 127th and Pflumm Stop by to have some delicious pizza served by your favorite athlete, and help support the team. The Pizza Shoppe is donating a portion of all sales that night, as well as all tips. Come on out Wednesday to help the cross country team by eating pizza!  Runners will sign up during practice to work a shift – come have a delicious dinner and support our team!

UPDATE:  2014 Topeka Seaman Trails posted on the 2014 Meet Info page.  Includes results from our last meet!

3Oct2014:  The real 2014 meet schedule for tomorrow morning has been posted 2014 Trip Itinerary for the Topeka Seaman Invitational!

2Oct2014:  Topeka Seaman Invitational Schedule and Directions is posted on the 2014 Meet Info page.  (Yes, all runners will run!) For Saturday, locker rooms open at 5:30 am and bus leaves at 6:00 am prompt! 

Friday’s spaghetti feed will be the Hernandez home – thank you for hosting and thank you to all the helpers!  Address is 12416 S. Albervan St, Olathe!

19Sep2014: Update New Schedule: 9am Girls C-Team, 9:30 Boys C-Team, 10am Girls Varsity, 10:30 Boys Varsity, 11:00 Girls JV, 11:30 Boys JV

19Sep2014:  Coach Bo’s Trails is posted on the 2014 Meet Info page.  It has the full schedule and results from last week’s meet at Bishop Miege. See you at the Meet!  Lots of info posted the past few days.  Please take a few minutes to read the posts below.

6:15 AM….Locker rooms at Olathe East open
6:30….All runners are to be at Olathe East and help load the busses.
6:45….Busses leave for Baldwin. Being on time is being ready to run!!
7:30….Busses arrive at Baldwin Golf Course. Set up tent, start course walks by 8am.
9:00….Girls C Team….4k
9:30….Boys C Team…5k
10:00…Girls Varsity….4k
10:30…Boys Varsity….5k
11:00….Girls JV……4k
11:30….Girls Varsity…..5k
12:00…..Awards Ceremony

18Sep2014:  Order Forms for Running Gear are available – OEXC Running GearBTW: the orders are due to coach Daniels by 22SEP2014.

17Sep2014:  Friday night’s spaghetti dinner is at the Kempker home at:  12227 S Summit St., Olathe, 66062 – thank you to the Kempker family and all the helpers!

Congratulations to the Olathe East Cross Country team on a great meet Saturday at the Miege Invitational. The team swept to victory in the boys and girls varsity races, Girls JV race, and both C team races, with the boys JV placing second out of 10 teams. Kayla Davis set a new course record with a time of 15:17 for 2.5 miles with her win in the girls varsity race. Nick Skinner defended his individual title in the boys varsity race.

16Sep2014:  Directions to the Baldwin meet are posted on the Meet Info Page!   The meet schedule and info on the Spaghetti Dinner will be posted later this week. See you Saturday!

12Sep2014:  Tonight’s spaghetti dinner is at the Vermillion Home at: 11308 W. 131st Street, OP, KS, 66213, in the Bentwood Park Subdivision.  Thank you to the Vermillion family and all tonight’s helpers!

Last night’s amazing assembly team put together Survival Kits for our runners.  They can pick it up at tonight’s dinner or tomorrow’s meet.  (girl boxes have all-orange stickers, boy stickers are orange and blue)

Volunteer opportunities still available for future dinners, meets, and the November 10th team banquet – please go to SignUp Genius!

9Sep2014:  Bishop Miege meet schedule and directions are posted on the 2014 Meet Info page! 

Olathe East Invitational Results posted on the 2014 Meet Info page!

Spirit Wear Order due tomorrow!

Friday’s Spaghetti Dinner at the Vermillion Home – address will be posted later this week!

3Aug2014 (11pm!):  Tomorrow’s Olathe East Invitation Meet schedule is posted on the 2014 Meet Info page!  Meet officials can park in the shelter house parking lot.  Parents and spectators should park in the soccer complex east of the park.  It’s a short walk to the course from the soccer complex parking lot to the starting/finish area.

3Aug2014:  Click Spirit Wear Order Form!  Orders due Wednesday, Sept 10th!  Orders can be given to Elizabeth H at tomorrow’s meet.  Hope to see you there!  Go Hawks!

NEW:  Wednesday, Sept 3rd All-Team Spaghetti Dinner about ~5:30-6:30 pm at Aubrey Reigel’s house at 12948 Monrovia, Overland Park

NEW:  Your runner probably got their uniform and bag today!  They will need back at school on Thursday for the meet!

2Sep2014:  SAVE THE (NEW) DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!  OEXC Banquet will be Monday, Nov 10th at the OEHS Commons.  All runners and families invited.  More info coming in October.

Check this website later this week for schedule information on the OE Invitational Meet this Thursday!

30Aug2014:  Donut Run Results and Directions to Thursday’s Olathe East Invitational meet posted to the 2014 Meet Info page!

29Aug2014:  See 2014 Meet Info page for detailed Donut Run Schedule.  Note for runners: 6:30 am locker rooms open and at 7:00 am all runners should report with their teams to the starting line on the band practice field for the course walk and warmup.  The purpose of this practice is to simulate an actual cross country meet including the warm-up, race, cool down, scoring and awards. With the size of our team, the Donut Run is about the size of a large regular season cross country race! You’ll meet with your team for a pre-meet course jog, checking conditions of the course. You’ll warm-up with your team and cool down with them, and report to the truck for awards and cheer on your team.

Hello OEXC families!
I want to thank each of you who have already signed up for to help in some way this year! Our parents are really the BEST!  We do have a few slots till open for the Donut Run this Saturday. If you are able to help in any way, please take a look at what is available on SignUp Genius.  The spirit wear order form is not yet available, but will be soon. :-)  For those of you who ordered a booster club item, I will have them at the Donut Run as well.  Thank you everyone and see you Saturday!

25Aug2014:  The Sign Up Genius for 2014 is up and running. There are many opportunities for volunteers and I would love any help you may provide. If you have any questions about a particular item, please let me know.  Elizabeth

To view the sign up, go to:

24Aug2014:  Please see new information posted on the new 2014 Newsletter page.  Includes handouts we were provided at the parent meeting.  Also, if you need to reach the OEXC webmaster, my email is darpo1962@yahoo.com  (Amy Darpinian, Dakota’s mom).  See you Saturday at the Donut Run. 

  • Please check here later in the week to find the Sign Up Genius link – the team and the booster club need your help to make this a great season!
  • Also check later in the week for the Donut Run Schedule with lots of great info!

22Aug2014:  Practice Saturday August 23 at Shawnee Mission Park at 8 am (ask your runner for more information!).  After practice, join your runner at OEHS for Pancake Breakfast to support First Downs for Downs Syndrome – only $5!

Parent meeting note:  Spirit wear will be available for purchase.  Information will be posted here before the Donut Run!

Save the date:  Wednesday, Sept 24th Pizza Shoppe Fundraiser

19Aug2014:  see you at the OEXC parent meeting tomorrow night!  Learn about uniforms, signing up to provide spagetti, and meet our coaches. 

Coaches passed out an updated meet schedule and we posted it to the 2014 Meet Info page.  First meet is the 23 Annual Donut Run on Saturday, August 30th, 8 am at OEHS!  Meet in the south parking lot at OE at 7:45 am. Be sure to bring your camera. This is an
opportunity for our new runners (and their families) to see what a XC race is like.

Meet notes:  Each runner and parent will receive a newsletter with map and full meet schedule the week of the meet in TRAILS, our team, and parent newsletter.  All runners are expected to attend and compete in each meet – there is NO bench sitting in cross country.  All runners compete in each meet with the exception of the Regional and State championships, which are varsity only competitions.  However, we would love to have our JV and C team runners join us to cheer on their team-mates!

20Aug 2014:  Cross Country Parent Meeting, 7 pm, Small Auditorium

18Aug2014:  Practice starts today from 3:20 to 5:35pm


Please go to California Trail Middle School for the summer runs this week (not Heatherstone as originally published)


2014 State Cross Country Schedule

Classes 3A, 5A, 6A
Due to the University of Kansas hosting the Big 12 Cross Country meet on Saturday, November 1, 2014, the KSHSAA has moved the 3A, 5A, 6A State Cross Country meet to Friday, October 31, 2014. Adjusting the date will allow the KSHSAA to continue using the outstanding Rim Rock course for our state meet. Lawrence Free State High School will continue as the meet host. The time schedule is listed below.

Friday, October 31, 2014
10:30 AM – 6A Boys
11:00 AM – 5A Girls
11:30 AM – 3A Boys
12:00 PM – 6A Girls
12:30 PM – 5A Boys
1:00 PM – 3A Girls

May 23, 2014

OEXC News passed out to runners at school:

OEXC 2014 and XC the OE Way

Fall Cross Country Parent Meeting – watch for info to come home with your runner and it will also be posted here!

May 9, 2014 Update!

2014 Summer run schedule below and more info attached HERE: OEXC 2014 Summer Runs

Morning runs are from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. Water is provided in coolers. In case of lightning and dangerous weather the runs are cancelled. Call Coach Bozarth at 913-620-1257 or check www.oexc.com after 6:00 am to find out if the runs are cancelled. We will also have website that will announce cancellations, the address will be sent to you by mail this summer. Schools cannot be accessed for restrooms or water.

Dates School Address

June 16-June 19 Tomahawk Elem. 13820 Brougham Dr.

June 23-June 26 Walnut Grove Elem. 11800 Pflumm

June 30- July 3 Bentwood Elem. 13000 Bond, O.P.

July 7 – July 10 Indian Creek Elem. 15800 Indian Cr. Park

July 14-July 17 Heatherstone Elem. 13745 W. 123rd St

July 21-July 24 Countryside Elem. 15800 W. 124th Terr

July 28-July 31 California Trail Middle School 13775 W. 133rd St.

Aug 4 to Aug 7 Pleasant Ridge Elem. 12235 Rosehill, O.P.

Aug 11-Aug 17 Continue running on your own