Laker History: Cross Country

Since taking over the cross country team in 2006, Charlie Gilkison has taken the team to new heights.


  • Competed in Nationals in El Paso, Texas and finished 24th as a team.


  • Competed in Nationals at Rend Lake, Illinois and finished 20th as a team.
  • Krystal Porter from Raytown High School was the team’s first All American, finishing 22nd and was the school record holder with a time of 18:36 for the 5K.


  • Competed in Nationals at Spartanburg, South Carolina and finished 25th.


  • Competed in Nationals at Peoria, Illinois and finished 27th.


  • Competed in Nationals at Spartanburg, South Carolina and finished 25th.


  • Competed in Nationals at Hobbs, New Mexico and finished 26th.

The team has recorded four Academic All-Americans in the past years.

  • Stevie Katzer from O'Hara High School, 4.0 GPA
  • Kerry Elbel from Holden High School, 3.8 GPA.
  • Katie Watson from Blue Springs South High School, 3.4 GPA.
  • Samantha Forrest from Raymore Peculiar High School, 3.8 GPA.


  • Competed at Nationals at Rend Lake, ILL. and finished 35th.


Competed at Nationals at Fort Dodge, Iowa and finished 29th.

Academic All Americans: Megan Forrest from Raymore Peculiar, 4.0 GPA

                        Hannah Davis from Lee's Summit North, 3.7 GPA


  • Competed at Nationals at Leveland, Texas and finished 32nd.
  • Academic All American Team: Hannah Davis, Haley Roach, Jessica Myers, Bailey Horlander, Markie Roach, Rachael Evans. Team: 3.25 GPA
  • Academic All Americans: Bailey Horlander from Lee's Summit West, 3.8 GPA               Markie Roach from Pleasant Hill, 3.7 GPA




  • Competed at Nationals at Fort Dodge Iowa. 
  • Finished 20th in the nation.
  • Setting school record with a team average of 20:22 per runner. 
  • Academic All-American team, GPA 3.54
  • Academic All-American Honors: Markie Roach, Kylie Tucker, and Bailey Horlander
  • Finished 2nd at Baker Invitational
  • Erin Brownlee, Regional Champion with a time of 19:36



  •  Competed at Nationals in El Dorado Springs, KS
  • Finished 24th in the nation. 
  • Lila Dreves, Regional Champion with a time of 20:35
  • Academic All-American Honors: Kylie Tucker, Emma Moore, and Lila Dreves