Cross-Country

MMA Cross Country runners compete in a full schedule of competitions throughout the state of Missouri. Our athletes prepare for meets by running each and every day during season, which goes hand-in-hand with the larger MMA mission for all cadets to be physically fit and active. 


MMA Cross Country Schedule

Ryan Nowlin, Cross Country Coach 

Dr. Ryan Nowlin brings nearly 30 years of coaching experience to the MMA cross country team. According to Nowlin, he doesn’t just work to help cadets become better runners, but rather to become better people, too.

“Cadets in cross country become a part of my family. I teach them about grit and determination at every practice. If we are running six miles today, we are going to complete the distance regardless of our time. This teaches us to never give up,” said Nowlin. “I want to challenge my cadets to expect failure and success at each practice and competition. They don't know how good they can become at something until they push themselves.”


 

Visit the Missouri State High School Activities Association web site to view a calendar with MMA athletic events. For any past events, click on the date to view results in the sidebar.