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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS:
The Boys' and Girls' Cross Country programs are among long list of successful sports programs at QND.  Since its inception in 2000, the Girls' program has qualified either teams or individuals for Sectionals each year and has produced All-Sectional and All-State runners in eight out of twelve seasons.  Since its inception in 2001, the Boys' program has qualified individuals or teams for the Sectional meet each year. In 2010 the team earned it's first trip to State and finished 18th! In 2011 the team had it's first male qualify as an individual for the State Meet! 
QND Cross Country success begins with commitment to a guiding principle: Gentleman or Lady first; Scholar second; Athlete third.  Anything less is unacceptable.
 
Academics play an important role in a student's life.   Our Cross Country athletes take this role to heart.  The boys team achieved a 3.48 total cumulative team grade point average during the 2011-12 season, earning them the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award!  Likewise, the girls team achieved a 3.78 total cumulative team grade point average during the 2009-10 season, earning them the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award!   
This marks the sixth straight year both teams have earned this honor!  Coach Terwelp and I are very proud of each student-athlete who believed in and exemplified our team's guiding principles. 

Unlike most sports, both teams practice together and attend the same meets.  Cross Country races are typically three miles in length and are contested in parks, on golf courses and occasionally pass through farm pastures and creeks.  While team success is important, individual runners benchmark their success against personal-best times or finishes.  These personal successes help build/enhance self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline that carry throughout the individual's life.  These improvements automatically enhance team success and the value of teamwork.  All runners compete in all meets during the regular season as members of either the JV or Varsity squads. 

Captain’s Practices begin in mid to late May and official team practices start in mid-August.  For the seventh year in a row the team held a pre-season team-building experience.  This year the team spent four days and three nights in Southern Illinois participating in a low-ropes/high-ropes teams challenge course, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, swimming and, of course, enjoying daily trail runs through the Shawnee National Forest.  Last season the team travelled to the Eleven Points River in southern Missouri for a four day, three night canoeing trip and if all goes as planned the team will return to the Eleven Points River in 2013.  To commemorate their experience on these trips, the team designs a special shirt featuring high points of the trip.  The regular season begins the last week of August and concludes the second week in November.

Last Season…..A Brief Recap

Last Season……….A Brief Recap

The 2009 season has concluded, the records have been updated and uniforms (all but Kyle’s) and equipment stored. For many, the coaches included, the memories of this season are still as fresh in the mind as the day they occurred.  As with the previous nine years of the program the season began with  high expectations that this would be another great season for the QND Cross Country squads.  24 runners, 13 on the boys squad and 11 on the girls squad, competed.  Overall, team quality and depth continued a nine year trend of continuous improvement.  

Prior to the start of the season, the team and coaches spent four days and three nights in Southern Missouri on the Eleven Points River team-building, canoeing, swimming and caving.  Meals were cooked by members of the team along the river and tent camping on gravel bars each night was a unique experience for almost everyone!  Why was it that only the coaches knew to pitch their tents on the sandy side of the gravel bars???  Campfire story-telling, songs by Kurt, owl calls and singing American Pie during the second night’s thunderstorm were quite entertaining.  We hauled all the food and water we needed for the three days and learned how to cope without the modern conveniences we take for granted (indoor plumbing and showers, air conditioning and cell phone services)  With temperatures during the day in the lower 90’s the water and caves were great!  Butt surfing, primitive hunting, polar bear plunges and 14 canoes tied together while going through a series of rapids were unique experiences.  We went on this trip as 24 individuals and returned united as a close knit team and ready for the 2009 season. 

Highlights for the boys squad included a win at the Monmouth Invitational, runner-up at the Macomb Invitational, Liberty Invitational and the QHS Tom Oakley Invitational and a third place finish at the QND Running Raider Invitational and the Mid-State 6 Conference Meet.  Tanner Arntzen earned All-Conference honors with his 10th place finish.  In the Macomb Regional the team finished second to eventual State Runner-up Canton.  In the Elmwood Sectional the team placed 10th which is the best team finish at the sectional meet by a boys team.  The Top Ten Records were re-written again this season as were many of the top 5 and top 7 time averages.  Tanner Arntzen set new school records on six courses this season and Mitch Dietrich set new school records on 3 courses this season.  Several of the previous course records were bettered by more than one runner.  The team consistently ran a Top 5 Split between :45 and :60 and set two of the top 10 all-time bests in this category. This was the finest season for the Raiders in terms of team success as they met tough competition head-on and with confidence!

Season highlights for the Lady Raiders included winning the Jacksonville/Taylorville Triangular and placing third at the Liberty Invitational and the Mid-State 6 Conference Meet.  The team struggled throughout the first half of the season as its projected top five was never intact for a wide variety of reasons.  Throw in the H1N1 virus and the obstacles were set for the girls.  This failed to deter the girls’ Raider Pride and they put it all together when it counted at the Regional meet, placing 2nd to Liberty.  In the Sectional Meet the girls placed 11th to conclude their season.  Many Top Ten records were recorded.  Hard work and fight to the very end was a hallmark of this year’s team and was very representative of what makes Lady Raider Cross Country special.  Every member of the team should be proud of their efforts and successes!

The teams lose seniors Strieker, Yates, Niemann, Dietrich, McCabe, Lunt , Mallory and Sibbing. These student athletes provided excellent leadership over the years they have been with the program.  Good luck as each of you move on to the next stage in your lives.  

The future of QND Cross Country looks very bright with a strong nucleus of returning runners and the strong prospects of several new faces joining the squads next season.  Head Coach Andy Edgar is set to return for his eleventh year with the program and Assistant Coach Mary Terwelp will enter her ninth season with the team.

If you are a new or returning student to QND, Coaches Edgar and Terwelp encourage you to contact one of us to learn more about the sport of Cross Country.  Cross Country is an excellent sport for athletes of all abilities.  There is no bench and there are no cuts.  Everyone competes in every meet and both squads practice and race at the same locations.  The sport is pure in that each person’s efforts are rewarded in terms of a personal best time, the defeat of an individual you’ve never beaten before (regardless of whether or not you are the fastest person on the team), and personal self-esteem and confidence are greatly enhanced.  Too often these elements are ignored or de-emphasized in sports.  With Quincy Notre Dame Cross Country these elements are focal.

Thank you to all of our coaches, parents, sponsors, administrators and fans who made this season special.  We’re already looking forward to, and planning for, the upcoming season in 2010!  

Coach Edgar
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Coach Edgar (far right) with Morton HS Class of 1977 fellow cross country team members and the "Official Pace Car" for the Morton Pumpkin Festival 10K Run.  
It’s a Great Day to Be a Runner 
Author unknown 

Believe in yourself
Day by day
Week by week
What will it take to win
I want to win, why aren’t I doing more
Imake a commitment to myself
I will do whatever it takes to win
I will go to the point of exhaustion to get a victory
I want to slow down and give up
I hit the wall of no turning back
No pain, no gain, no gain I won’t reach a victory
There’s no limit to what I can achieve
I have given 110%
With victory in sight, bent over and drenched in sweat
All I can say
“This is the vision of a champion”

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The Spirit
Written by: Aaron Weiman
Team Captain, 2004

Endurance and strength is what we possess.
Coaches ACE and Mary put us to the test,
We ran hard and we ran strong,
We ran fast and we ran long.
Some may have more speed.
We’ve all gone beyond our comfort zone to improve our stride.
We tasted the success and showed that we have the best
RAIDER PRIDE.

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To Coach Edgar
Thank You (2004 Year End Banquet)
Author: The Team

We gather today
As our season comes to an end,
We look back and remember the beginning,
And how we all became great friends.

Cross Country isn’t the easiest sport,
But we all had fun.
Thinking about it,
I wish it wasn’t done.

At times it seemed like it wouldn’t end,
Like at practices when you wouldn’t stop talking,
And tell us how we were doing great,
When we were secretly walking.

We are very thankful for you,
And all the things you have done for us.
Including all the things that made us laugh,
Like when we put the gorilla on the bus.

For all of you that don’t know,
It was a joke on the Sectionals trip, 
When we met the Chip and Dale Dancers
That said they were hip.

What we are just trying to say
Is thank you for all the things you have done,
And for putting up with us 
When we just wouldn’t stop complaining.

Thanks for everything,

The Team



To My Coaches 
Thank You (2007 Year End Banquet)
Author: Denise Myers

I appreciate what all of you have done for me.  
Accepting me as part of the team and making me an           “Honorary Raider”.  

You all always made me feel like I belonged at Cross Country meets.  Even though it wasn’t much, just letting me keep my stuff with yours was a huge help for me.  I could always count on 
one of you all or a parent to cheer for me as I ran by.  

It meant a lot since I hardly ever had anyone from my school there.  
Also for letting me eat your food, 
that was very generous and by the way was always awesome!  

To sum it up, 
you all made my Cross Country experience a whole lot better.  Thanks for always being there to support me and 
good luck to all of you in your future.

Thanks!!!
Denise Myers
Mark Twain (MO) High School ‘08



The Meaning of Athletics 
Author: Bob LaCroix (Peoria Richwoods Coach 1984-2004)

A – is the ATTITUDE of which the right kind must be there; lacking
       this attribute, you can’t go anywhere.
T – is the TALENT, not always necessary; But certainly helpful, to
       be out of the ordinary.
H – is the HARMONY, which one must expect; Needed to develop,
      the total team concept.
L – is the LEADERSHIP, that intangible ability to captivate; Shown
      many times by example, hoping others will be able to emulate.
E – is the EXCELLENCE, for which all must strive to attain; Difficult
      to achieve, even harder to maintain.
T – is the TRAINING, by hard  work, developing a certain condition,       The method is often varied, but gives a course of direction
I – is the INDIVIDUAL, sometimes competing as one; More often
      than not, many are needed to get the job done.
C – is the COACH, making sure it is done right; Teaching and
      instructing, the guiding force, night after night.
S – is the SPORTSMANSHIP, for which it is all about; Take it away,
       and all else would be in doubt.




Watch…………
Author Unknown

Watch your thoughts, they become words.

Watch your words, they become actions.

Watch your actions, they become habits.

Watch your habits, they become character.

Watch your character, for it becomes….your destiny.

“Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”





Through South Park
By: Ashley Strieker

Thrilling, exciting, exhilarating;
Through grass, over sidewalks,
Up and down hills,
Around trees, ponds, and bushes.
Running Running

Encourage, challenge, fortify; 
Familiar faces at my side,
Pushing each other to the limit,
Bonding through the pain.
RunningRunning

Strive, struggle, achieve;
The wind behind me,
The green grass underneath me,
My friends beside me.
RunningRunning


QND Cross Country 
Alumni News
Congratulations - 2003 Graduate Megan Mackenzie Henke coached the Giant City Junior High School Girls Track Team to the 2010 Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association State Championship.    We welcome our alumni runners to send us information as to what is happening in their lives that they would like to share.  

Are you serving in the armed forces?  Tell us about your experiences, where you are posted, what you are doing.  Have you taken a new job or gotten married?  One of our former runners just had a 5th generation baby!  I hope to post the picture soon.  Where are you going to school, what are you majoring in and are you involved in any campus activities.  

This is your section of our website.  We hope to hear from you!  

Coach Edgar
Course Maps
Course Maps
2008 Jacksonville Meet
2008 Jacksonville Meet
2008 QND  Invite Records
2008 QND Invite Records
To Review the 2008-09 results Below
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2008 Troy Invite
2008 Troy Invite
2008 Canton Invite
2008 Canton Invite
2008 Macomb Invite
2008 Macomb Invite
2008 Monmouth Invite
2008 Monmouth Invite
2008 Hannibal Invite
2008 Hannibal Invite
2008 Liberty Invite
2008 Liberty Invite
2008 Carlinville Invite
2008 Carlinville Invite
2008 Regional Results
2008 Regional Results
2008 MS-6 Conference Results
2008 MS-6 Conference Results
2008 Sectional Results
2008 Sectional Results
2008 Springfield JV Invite
2008 Springfield JV Invite
More Dependable Than a Timex!  Still Running Strong @ 50!
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QND Cross Country success begins with commitment to 
3 guiding principles: 

   1. Gentleman or Lady first. 
   2. Scholar second. 
   3. Athlete third. 

QND Cross Country success begins with commitment to 3 guiding principles: 

1. Gentleman or Lady first. 
2. Scholar second. 
3. Athlete third. 

The Keys to a Successful Team:  
"Believe in yourself, your teammates, the system and the coaches."  Al Carius - Head Coach - North Central College

Success
 Making the most of your God Given Talents.

Map Routes - CLICK HERE
"Former MVR's and State Qualifiers"
Thank you for supporting this year's Raider Classic!  
Please mark your Calendar Today for Our Next Classic Event - June 28, 2014
Thank you for All of your Support!
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To Review the 2009-10 results Below
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2009 Jacksonville Results
2009 Jacksonville Results
2009 Macomb Invite
2009 Macomb Invite
2009 J'ville & Taylorville Results
2009 J'ville & Taylorville Results
2009 Monmouth Invite
2009 Monmouth Invite
2009 Canton Invite
2009 Canton Invite
2009 Liberty Invite
2009 Liberty Invite
2009 Carlinville Invite
2009 Carlinville Invite
2009 MS-6 Conference Meet
2009 MS-6 Conference Meet
2009 Regionals
2009 Regionals
2009 Mexico Invite
2009 Mexico Invite
South- Central J.V. Invitational
South- Central J.V. Invitational
Thank You For Supporting This Years' Event!
2009 Sectionals
2009 Sectionals
QUINCY NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY
GO  RAIDERS!

Be sure to check out pictures taken at last year’s Raider Classic! 
Just CLICK HERE and check out the pictures; very cool!  Pictures from this year's event will be posted shortly after the festivities conclude!

To Raider Classic visitors, including our many out of town guests, welcome to our site and thank you for your interest in our 5K/10K event.  Our 10th year of this event has come and gone.  We hope that your experience was positive and that you will share the Tri-State’s best kept secret (the Raider Classic) with your friends. 
 If you haven’t been able to join us prior to this year, you will find the Classic to be very well run, have plenty of food, and results posted within minutes of the final 10K finisher.  We want you to have a positive experience with us while still having plenty of time to enjoy other events occurring in the area on this day. The parks you will run or walk through are mature, river bluff/basin parks and most of the courses are under a tree canopy.  To add to the experience, we even throw in a little off-road cross country into each course!  To encourage on-line registrations, we absorb the fee charged for this service.  Due to the many positive comments from our pre-registered participants, we will continue to distribute goody bags and accept registrations the evening before the event from 4-6pm in the main foyer of QND High School.  We look forward to welcoming you to Quincy and know that you will enjoy your morning with us!
 Each year our Raider Classic draws more and more interest.  We cannot thank all those who help us enough to make each year such a Success - What a Team effort!  


QND Cross Country Success begins with commitment to 
3 guiding principles: 

1. Gentleman or Lady first. 

2. Scholar second.
 
3. Athlete third. 

Girls 2.5 Mile Records
Girls 2.5 Mile Records
Check out Our Results this Season 2013-14!
What a Great 2013 Season!  
Congratulations to our 2013 season awards winners  

Most Valuable Runners 
Boys - Luke Watson 
Girls - Holly Dix 

Most Improved Runners 
Boys - Carter Henry and Nick Haxel
Girls - Hannah Cobb 

Most Dedicated Runners 
Boys - Hunter Donaldson
Girls - Maggie Schwartz

Most Promising Runner 
Boys - Caleb Altgilbers and Alex Kinsel
Girls - Sarah Lewis

Team Spirit Award 
Boys - Joey Mueller and Jaden Sangoi
Girls - Shelby Ulrich


We have a great nucleus returning. There is strength to be found in strong numbers. Now that you're back in School - Recruit the halls and let's get those incoming freshmen numbers up again for a third year in a row!!!   Coach Terwelp and I would like to formally announce our Captains for the 2014 season. Individuals considered were nominated by their peers and asked to complete an interest questionnaire. We are very pleased with this year's selections!

Your 2014 Team Captains are : Hannah Cobb, Lauren Vahlkamp, Sarah Lewis, Hunter Donaldson and Joey Mueller.   Please congratulate our new Captains the next time you see them!
To Review the 2010-11 results Below
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 Each is either a Direct Link or on Word/Excel/Adobe Formats
2010 Springfield Invite
2010 Springfield Invite
Canton
Canton
Jacksonville Meet
Jacksonville Meet
Macomb
Macomb
Monmouth
Monmouth
QND Quintagular
QND Quintagular
Mexico
Mexico
Carlinville
Carlinville
Springfield JV Invite
Springfield JV Invite
R- Real
U- United
N- Never
N- Nervous
I- Invincible
N- Noble
G- Genuine

R-Running
A- Always
I- Icing
D- Daily
E- Energetic
R- Remarkable
S- STATE!!

2- 25 Running Raiders
0- 0 Doubts
1- 1 Great Challenge
0- 0 Failures

~Elyse Hilotin
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For the Results of Our 2014 Raider Classic

Running Raiders Are The Best!
Sectionals
Sectionals
Regionals
Regionals
QND Boys Avg. Times
QND Boys Avg. Times
QND Girls Avg Times
QND Girls Avg Times
Thank you for all your support!   We had so many people that help make this event such a Success, it's impossible to give each of you enough credit!   Be sure to refer back later today as the results will be posted.   Again, thank you all for your support, participation, and support for the kids! 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time.
- Coach Edgar
Check out the 2014 Raider Classic Results.
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QUINCY NOTRE DAME RAIDER CROSS COUNTRY
2013 MEET SCHEDULE



Thurs.  Aug 29   Macomb, West Hancock... @ Macomb4:30 pm

Tues.  Sept 3  Jacksonville, QHS... @ Jacksonville4:30 pm

Tues.  Sept 10  Rushville-Industry Invitational ... @ Rushville4:30 pm

Sat.  Sept 14  Porta Invitational... @ Porta10:00 am

Tues.  Sept 17   Running Raider Invitational ... @ QND 4:30 pm

Sat.  Sept 21  Peoria Notre Dame... @ Peoria ND9:00 am

Tues.  Sept 24  QHS, Illini West, Liberty, Palmyra ... @ QND4:30 pm

Sat.  Sept 28  Monmouth-Roseville Invitational... @ Monmouth10:00 am

Tues.  Oct 1  Macomb Invitational ... @ Macomb4:30 pm

Sat.  Oct 5  Tom Oakley Invitational... @ Flinn9:00 am

Tues.  Oct 8   Jacksonville, Taylorville... @Jacksonville4:30 pm

Sat.  Oct 12  Liberty Invitational ... @ Liberty10:00 am

Tues.  Oct 15  Carlinville Invitational... @ Carlinville 4:15 pm

Sat.  Oct 19  WCC Conference MeetLiberty... @ TBA  11:00 am

Tues.  Oct 22  Mexico (MO) Invitational@ Away4:00 pm




# Overnight Trips
$ Bus/Van Transport
Times subject to change, post season locations may also change
Head Coach:  Andy Edgar
Asst. Coach: Mary Terwelp
To Review the 2011-12 results Below
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 Each is either a Direct Link or on Word/Excel/Adobe Formats
Macomb Triangular
Macomb Triangular
Jacksonville Triangular
Jacksonville Triangular
Canton Invite Results
Canton Invite Results
Rushville Invite
Rushville Invite
Macomb Invite
Macomb Invite
Monmouth Invite
Monmouth Invite
Liberty Results
Liberty Results
Liberty Invite
Liberty Invite
Jacksonville Taylorville Results
Jacksonville Taylorville Results
Hannibal Results
Hannibal Results
South Central Boys
South Central Boys
South Central Girls
South Central Girls
Regionals
Regionals
Sectionals
Sectionals
"You cannot take back lost opportunity" Joe Newton - Elmhurst York
QND Boys Top 10
QND Boys Top 10
QND Girls Top 10
QND Girls Top 10
QND Top 10 by Class - Boys
QND Top 10 by Class - Boys
QND Top 10 by Class - Girls
QND Top 10 by Class - Girls
2011 Invite Records
2011 Invite Records
2012 Invite Records
2012 Invite Records
Jacksonville
Jacksonville
Macomb
Macomb
Mexico Autumn Classic
Mexico Autumn Classic
2012 Regional Results
2012 Regional Results
Sectionals 2112 Results
Sectionals 2112 Results
I Am So Proud Of Each Of You!
Liberty HS Invite
Liberty HS Invite
QND Team Rules 2013
QND Team Rules 2013
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Jacksonville 2013
Jacksonville 2013
Carlinville Boys 2013
Carlinville Boys 2013
Carlinville Girls 2013
Carlinville Girls 2013
Macomb Results 2013
Macomb Results 2013
Click Here for the Results from Liberty Invitational
Click Here for the Results from our Conference Meet
CLICK HERE  } For Results From the Class A State Tournament
Thank you for Visiting our Website!   We're Very Excited about Our Season & The Upcoming Post-Season!
Thank You to All of Our Sponsors!   We Really Appreciate All of Your Support!
Thanks for checking our Results!   Keep referring back to us as we'll keep updating our site for you!
Check out Our from last Season
Boys - Macomb
Boys - Macomb
Girls - Macomb
Girls - Macomb
2014 Boys } Macomb Invitational
2014 Boys } Macomb Invitational
2014 Girls } Macomb Invitational
2014 Girls } Macomb Invitational
2014 Invite Records
2014 Invite Records
Boys - Patriot Invite 2014
Boys - Patriot Invite 2014
Girls - Patriot Invite 2014
Girls - Patriot Invite 2014
Boys - Patriot Invite 2014 Varsity Overall Standings
Boys - Patriot Invite 2014 Varsity Overall Standings
Girls - Patriot Invite 2014 Varsity Girls Team
Girls - Patriot Invite 2014 Varsity Girls Team
Patriot Invite 2014 Varsity Boys Team
Patriot Invite 2014 Varsity Boys Team
Girls - Patriot Invite 2014 Varsity Overall Standings
Girls - Patriot Invite 2014 Varsity Overall Standings
BOYS - West Central Conference Meet 2014 Results
BOYS - West Central Conference Meet 2014 Results
GIRLS - West Central Conference Meet 2014 Results
GIRLS - West Central Conference Meet 2014 Results