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Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018

For the first time in 50 years, a Pioneer won the individual cross country state championship. Senior Christian Baker won the Missouri Class 4 State Cross Country Meet on at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City, Missouri Nov. 3. Baker was the first of 165 runners qualified for the meet to cross the...

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet Oct. 20

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet Oct. 20

Meg Murphy, Mary Ralston, and Morgan Gindler

October 20, 2018

Kirkwood cross country hosted the Class 4 District 2 Meet at Francis Park, Oct. 20. Christian Baker, running a 15:22 PR won the varsity boys' race. The boys had six out of their seven runners in the top 30 and came out as District Champions. The girls' team finished the meet in 5th place, just 18 poi...

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet 9/13

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet 9/13

Christian Baker, Meg Murphy, and Mary Ralston

September 14, 2018

Kirkwood girls and boys had a meet at Parkway Central High School, Sept. 13. The boys dominated winning first place for their freshman, JV and varsity levels. This was an important race for the boys, because it determined the top 14 runners on their team that would run the following week at the Chili...

Photo gallery: Great Trails cross country meet 11/18

Photo gallery: Great Trails cross country meet 11/18

Mary Frizzell, photographer

November 19, 2017

Members of the Kirkwood Boys Cross Country team assembled their own race called the Great Trails Meet on Saturday, Nov. 4. Thirty-six boys divided into six teams participated in the 2.3 mile course that went through Kirkwood Park. The tradition began in 2016 when Christian Baker posed the idea to...

Varsity boys’ cross country season review

Varsity boys’ cross country season review

Jane Stewart, social media

December 14, 2015

In the 2015 fall season, the boys’ varsity cross country team had three runners qualify for state including Beau Bramlett, senior, Holden Foreman, junior and Christian Baker, freshman. Coached by Wayne Baldwin, this was the first season that non-seniors have qualified for state since 1995. The varsity...

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