Next Meet
September 1 Leo at St. Ignatius Invitational Lewis University Start Time: 11 am
September 8 Leo at Springfield Invitational
September 15 Leo at Thornton Fractional North Invitational 755 Pulaski Road in Calumet City
September 22 Leo at Whitney Young Invitational Washington Park
5531 S King Drive
Start Time: 9 am
September 26 Meet details TBA Start Time: 5pm
September 29 Leo at Peoria Invitational Detweiller Park
8327 N Galena Rd in Peoria
Start Time: 10:15 am
October 3 Leo at Brooks City Invitational Gwendolyn Brooks High School
250 E 111th St
Start Time: 5 pm
October 6 Leo at Rich Central Invitational Rich Central High School
3600 203rd St in Olympia Fields
Start Time: 8 am
October 13 Leo CCL Championship at Lewis University 1 University Parkway in Romeoville Start Time: 9 am
October 20 Leo IHSA Regionals at Kankakee CC 100 College Dr in Kankakee Start Time: 11 am
October 27 Leo IHSA Sectionals Lisle Park Start Time: 10 am
November 3 Leo IHSA State Meet Detweiller Park
8327 N Galena Rd in Peoria
Start Time: TBA

Coach Marcus Pass and his Leo Lions cross country runners have spent the last two years looking for the next Sir Laurence King. They may have found him in Rich’ard Coleman, who as a freshman in 2017 won the individual championship of the Catholic League White Division frosh-soph meet.

Leo has a strong history in cross country, and King was one of the Lions’ most accomplished runners. He qualified for the state meet as a junior in 2014 and again as a senior in 2015, achieving all-state recognition for his 12th-place finish among more than 150 runners from throughout the state. Sir Laurence accepted a scholarship to UIC for cross country and track upon graduation from Leo in 2016.

Since King’s departure, Coach Pass has been working with younger runners in an effort to develop and sustain a competitive program at all four grade levels. Progress has been steady and encouraging.