High School Cross Country


Friday         25-Aug    CM Stampede Invitational            
Friday           1-Sep     UCCS Rust Buster                 
Tuesday    12-Sep     Florence Husky Invitational        4:00 p.m.
Saturday    16-Sep    Rock Canyon Invite        8:30 a.m.
Saturday    30-Sep    Rampart Cross Country Invitational        8:45 a.m. 


Coach's Bio

2017-2018 High School Cross Country Coach Matt Barrett

Matt Barrett ran cross country for Nebraska Wesleyan University between 1992 and 1995.  He remains an active recreational runner, and enjoys pouring his competitive spirit into young runners developing their mental resiliency along with their physical ability. Matt has developed and continues teaching "Off and Running", a class at UCCS since 2010, which in ten weeks trains college freshmen of varying running experience levels to run a half marathon.  He coaches with the philosophy that the keys to success are practice and determination, instilling the belief that you can do anything you set your mind to in his runners.  He has coached cross country at BLRA since 2015.  BLRA has won their league championship in 2015 and 2016.


2017-2018 High School Cross Country Coach Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon is a Normal, Illinois native. He competed as decathlete at Eastern Illinois University between 2012 and 2016. In high school, Eric competed at the varsity level in cross country, wrestling, and track and field. He will step in as a coach on the BLPA cross country and track and field teams. He is an enthusiast and lifelong learner of sports and teaching. Eric loves helping athletes develop into great competitors but making them into great people is his highest priority. He believes that sports are a vehicle for teaching young athletes great skills to becoming successful contributors to our society. 


Favorite Quote:

"As you think, so shall you become." - Bruce Lee


Eric Gordon Cross Country Coach

Matt Barrett Cross Country Coach

If you have questions about cross country or any activities at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, please contact Rob Wilkinson at rwilkinson@blracademy.org