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A Brief History of Cross Country

The Cross Country program began in 2009 with a burst of energy. Although open to both guys and girls, the first team was all girls and they ran hard without looking back. Even though it was the first year, that first team placed second at sectionals and advanced to state. At state, Amy McKelvey, an eighth grader, won the 1A-2A Individual State Title. The next year the team set their sites high and returned to state after placing third at sectionals. The 2012 season saw the beginnings of a guys team with two male runners joining the training. The team continues to train hard and looks to run the good race of life while running the good race on the trails.

The Cross Country team is currently Coached by Dr. David McKelvey.

 

 

 

2017-2018 Cross Country

Date Time Event Location
Aug 31, 2017 - Thu
 
 
Sep 14, 2017 - Thu
04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
 
Sep 28, 2017 - Thu
 
 
Oct 7, 2017 - Sat
 
 
Oct 14, 2017 - Sat
 
 
Oct 19, 2017 - Thu
 
 
Oct 24, 2017 - Tue
 
 
Nov 2, 2017 - Thu
 
 
Nov 11, 2017 - Sat
 
 
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Cross Country Coach - Dr. David McKelvey

Coach McKelvey has been coaching the Flame Cross Country Team since August of 2009. He is a graduate of Lawrence County High School, Samford University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Beeson School of Divinity at Samford University. He has been running for over 20 years and logs a minimum of 1200 miles per year. He has been awarded numerous trophies, plaques, and certificates for his participation in 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and full marathons. Apart from coaching cross country, Dr. McKelvey is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Killen. He is married to Rachel McKelvey and has 3 children: Anna (SCS Class of 2012), Amy (SCS Class of 2014), and Will (SCS Class of 2018).

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