ALL-METRO Cross Country Team

All Metro XC Team

ALL-METRO Cross Country Team

Big River Running Company is excited to carry on the tradition of honoring the St. Louis area’s top high school cross country runners.

Each year, Big River Running facilitates a regional panel of cross country coaches who evaluate and choose outstanding cross country athletes to honor. Athletes are selected based on their season's accomplishments, their head-to-head finishes and weighing heavily, their placement/time at the state meet. The All-Metro Team also recognizes the region's top boys and girls teams.

The All-Metro teams are honored at a post-season banquet. This year's event will be held Sunday, December 17, 2023 at St. Louis University High School. Tickets to attend are available for purchase HERE. Congratulations to all cross country athletes who competed this past season and especially these outstanding runners who stood out in their achievements.


First Team

Dylan Ybarra, Sr. - O'Fallon (IL)
Levi Rowan, Sr. - Kirkwood
Zach Thoman, Jr. - O'Fallon (IL)
Carson Driemeier, So. - Festus
Jack Robeson, Sr. - Lafayette
Jackson Miller, Fr. - St. Louis University High
Eli Greenstreet, Sr. - O'Fallon (IL)

Second Team 

Luke Stevenson, Sr. - Pattonville
Charles Glatz, Jr. - John Burroughs
Sam Vaughn, Sr. - Herculaneum
Ayden Taylor, Jr. - Liberty Wentzville
Charles Murray, Sr. - St. Louis University High
Andrew Rebholz, Jr. - Parkway South
Alexander Moresi, Jr. - Parkway Central

Honorable Mention

Brayden Kloeppel, So. - O'Fallon (IL)
Tyler Anderson, Sr. - Fort Zumwalt East
Colin Thomas, So. - Edwardsville (IL)

Boys All-Metro Team of the Year

O'Fallon Township High School


First Team

Natalie Barnard, Sr. - Lafayette
Mary McKenzie, So. - Cor Jesu
Josie Baker, Sr. - Kirkwood
Elena Rybak, Jr. - Father McGivney (IL)
Ellie Bush, So. - O'Fallon (IL)
Cameron Crump, Jr. - Waterloo (IL)
Kaitlyn Hatley, Sr. - Father McGivney (IL)

Second Team 

Brianna Krueger, Fr. - St. Charles West
Riley Linville, Sr. - Fort Zumwalt West
Madison Popelar, So. - Edwardsville (IL)
Maleah Eggers, Jr. - Marquette
Evyn Humphrey, Sr. - Francis Howell
Caterina Rossomanno, Jr. - Rockwood Summit
Savannah Amann, So. - St. Joseph's Academy

Honorable Mention

Maria Luna, Sr. - Cor Jesu
Kensington Curd, So. - Brentwood
Antonella DeAvila, So. - Edwardsville (IL)

Girls All-Metro Team of the Year

St. Charles West High School


The tradition of the All-Metro Cross Country team dates back to 1993 when Dan Sebben and Tom Eckelman, then president of the St. Louis Track Club, started an event to honor high school runners.

1993 was the first year the Post-Dispatch decided not to do an all-metro team and Dan and Tom decided to do something about it. The St. Louis Track Club continued the tradition for 25 years, for which we are all extremely grateful.

In 2019, Big River Running took on the honor of celebrating our region's outstanding cross country athletes.

Past honorees from 1993 to present day can be found below. Enjoy a fun trip down memory lane with so many recognizable names that went on to be excellent college runners, all-americans, sub 4 milers, olympic trials qualifiers, olympians, entrepreneurs, Big River camp counselors, and great human beings.

Thank You

Selection Committee

  • Kyle Deeken - North Point High School
  • Mike Ebert - Marquette High School
  • Matt Helbig - Big River Running
  • George Patrylak - Edwardsville High School
  • Joe Porter - St. Louis University High School
  • Gina Woodard - Kirkwood High School