Bulletin Board - Current News

*Must sign in with STA email account.
*New kids should purchase sweats or a warm up.
*Everything else is completely optional.
**Your team t-shirt has already been ordered, you just need to bring $10 to Coach Wrigley or the Athletic Office in Senior Hall. 

 Head Coach:
Justin Wrigley - Distance and Relays --- jwrigley@stasaints.net 
Event Coaches:
Dillen Jackle - Shot Put and Discus --- dillenjackle@gmail.com 
Michael Lewis - Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump --- michaellewis7@yahoo.com
Dinsdale Morgan - Sprints, Hurdles and Relays --- dinsdalemorgan@yahoo.com  
Meredith Helus - Middle Distance --- 
Brie Putthoff - Sprints and Relays --- bmputthoff@yahoo.com 
Bryan Thelen - Long Distance --- bthelen@stasaints.net 
Ben Katzenmeier - Javelin --- bkatzenmeier@usd458.org 
PARENT MEETING: Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 in the Theater. 
Team Expectations: 
Anyone is welcome to join the team but in order to stay on the team you...
  • Must show up on time and be present every day. 
  • Must have a desire to get better and work at it daily.
  • Must be a good teammate with a good attitude and make a positive contribution to the team. 
  • Must communicate with the coaches about any possible conflicts.

 Championship History
Boys - 2003, 2016, 2017 
Girls - 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014
State Runners-up
Boys - 2002, 1996
Girls - 2007, 2015
Regional Champions
Boys - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2016, 2017
Girls - 1989, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
EKL Champions
Boys - 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2017
Girls - 1995, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

In the spring of 2003 a sophomore boy named Jason Collett ran an incredibly tough and gutsy 1600m race at the very competitive Shawnee Mission North Relays.  Despite his tremendous effort Jason was out-kicked by a Blue Valley West senior named Paul Heffron. Heffron was a multiple time state champion and went on to become an NCAA All-American at KU.  When the race was over Jason was very disappointed in losing such a tough, close race.  In an attempt to console him, I told Jason that it was okay and that he was only a sophomore so it's not so bad losing to the best runner in the state.  Instantly, Jason whirled around and screamed at me, "I'M THE BEST RUNNER IN THE STATE!!!"  Jason went on to win two state titles in the 800m and was an NCAA All-American at K-State. His 1:52.35 is one of the top times in Kansas history and was one of the best times in America that year.  It was Jason's fierce competitive spirit that made him such a great athlete at Saint Thomas Aquinas and at Kansas State.  Do you have the attitude of a champion?