Cross Country


Awards Ceremony

We have plenty to celebrate - the awards ceremony is Monday, November 21 @ 7 p.m. in the Rose. Team members, please wear shirt and tie (suit or sport coat is optional).

Post Season Awards

The Greater Kansas City Cross Country Coaches Association has announced some of its post-season awards, including All Metro team and finalists for the rest. For the Kansas City Missouri boys side (all 4 classes) the following have been named and will be recognized at Aquinas on 11/20 @ 6 p.m. Any are welcome:

1st Team:
John Luder
Tom Seitzer
Danny Toomey

Honorable Mention:
Andrew Connor
Will Oltjen

Finalists for top 10 team:

Finalist for runner of the year and coach of the year:
John Luder & Coach Dierks

State Series - 2016

The following Hawklets will represent Rockhurst in the 2016 State Series. Good Luck! Rock STATE!

Peter Campbell, Andrew Connor, Dominic Cordova, Zach DeLong, Michael Donnellan, Max Goeke, Luke Hupke, Steven Hutto, Matthew Ingle, John Luder, William Oltjen, Connor Phillips, Will Reboulet, Branden Schaff, Chip Schloegel, Noah Schloegel, Tom Seitzer, Danny Toomey

2015 5K Progress

We track those who race the 5k. Click HERE for the list.  This is updated thru the whole season so if you see an error, let Coach Dierks know. Congrats to all who set PR's!


2016 Rockhurst Cross Country Coaching Staff

We are once again very excited and lucky to have experienced and passionate coaches:
Coach Michael Dierks, head coach & varsity (
Coach Stephen Kuehner, assistant coach - group B/C (
Coach Scott Reagan, assistant coach - group B/C (
Coach Jorge Taracido, assistant coach - Freshman group (
Coach Nick Blair, assistant coach - E group ( 

We will group several times throughout the season based on time trials, workouts, races, attitudes.


2016 Meet & Pre-Season Practice Schedules

I will post the Meet and Pre-season practice schedules here for a couple of weeks. It will end up on the Schedule tab. I did make a few slight adjustments to both so please take a look. Please not that the day/date of Awards Ceremony has been corrected. It will be on Monday, 11/21. Apologies for the confusion.

Click HERE for the 2016 schedule


Track & Field

State Performances

The following athletes qualified to the Class 5 State Championships on Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th at Jefferson City High School.

Patrick Bowen in the 400m - finished 7th

John Luder in the 1600m - finished 6th, 3200m - finished 15th

Adam Palausky in the 800m - finished 15th

Danny Toomey in the 800m - finished 9th

4x100m = Luke Koeppen, Ross Elder, Austin Wike, and AJ Taylor - finished 6th

4x200m = AJ Taylor, Ross Elder, Austin Wike, and Patrick Bowen - finished 4th

4x400m = Blaise Gassman, Austin Wike, Navardo Bailey, Patrick Bowen - finished 14th

4x800m = Sam Wilkerson, Barrett Zorn, Danny Toomey, Adam Palausky - finished 6th


District and Sectional Winners

Congratulations to the Varsity Track and Field Program for winning Class 5 District 8 and edging out Liberty North for the Class 5 Section 4 Title!! Rockhurst scores 83 to gain the Sectional Championship!! Time to Rock State!!


Syllabus and Forms

Please click on the following Team Syllabus in order to print off, sign, and turn into the coaching staff before our spring break. There is a MSHSAA form that needs to be completed which is on the website under the athletics tab. Also, each student athlete needs a physical turned in the Dean's Office by the start of the season in order to practice with the team. If you have already participated in Rockhurst Athletics during this school year, then you do not need to obtain a new physical.

Thank you,

Coach Day

Announcing Coaching Staff

Mr. Michael Day '01 - Head Coach
My. Jay Burns - Throws
Mr. Robbie Haden '09 - Middle Distance
Mr. Stephen Kuehner - Distance
Mr. Martin Radosevic, Sr. - Field Events
Mr. Scott Linz - Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps
Mr. Blake May '05 - Sprints
Mr. Alex Hall - Sprints
Mr. Michael Dierks '91 - Middle Distance
Mr. Alan Ratermann - Distance 



Season-ending success

The track & field squad finished on a high note with several All-State finishing and a 3-peat for the 4X100 meter relay (Matthew Willard-Siebert, Matthew Schell, Jake Fetters, Montae Spiller).

Other All-Staters:
4X800 relay (Adam Palausky, William Thompson, Ryan DeLong, Carson Bode)
100 - Montae Spiller
400 - Patrick Bowen
4X400 (Noah Steilen, Austin Wike, Carson Bode, Patrick Bowen)
Shot - Jimmy Dixon

Other state competitors: 1600 (John Luder), 3200 (Danny Toomey), 300IH (Nathan Hill).

Making History

Congratulations to all the Hawklets on Rockhurst High School's first District Championship since 1976! Rockhurst qualifies 24 individuals or relays into the Sectional Meet this coming Saturday starting at 10am at Staley High School. A special thank you goes out to all the families, friends, and former Hawklets that came out to cheer us onto VICTORY!