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2019-20 Season Information

Captain Parents

2019 Captain Parents:

Susan and James Miller (parents of Jacob '20)
Paula and Thor Raarup (parents of Asa '20)
Holly and Carter Balfour (parents of Oliver '21)

Volunteer Info

Volunteers are needed to help ensure our season is successful! Please sign up (on TeamSnap) to help!

Team Snap Volunteer Page


All athletes will need to purchase a singlet and a pair of shorts if they do not already own a set.

How To Order Saint Thomas Academy CC Uniforms:

  • Go to and select STA CC under Groups on the left side of any page.
  • When selecting apparel, please reference size charts for accurate sizing information.

    Please reference our Return Policy.
  • After you enter your Discover, MasterCard or Visa, you will receive two email confirmations.  One confirmation is for the credit card transaction and the second email contains the details of your order.  If you do not receive the emails your order was not processed.
  • Ordering deadline is Midnight, Wednesday, August 14th.
  • Completed orders will be distributed to the team during practice before the first meet. 

Athlete and Fan Apparel

The Cross Country online store is open August 4 - 15.  Please place your orders for athlete and fan apparel. 

Note: required items for runners include blue shorts and one or both of the long and short sleeve white t-shirts.  All other items are optional.



Contact Mrs. Deb Kilen ( for confidential financial assistance on the following: team fee, required racing uniform, required t-shirt (not the optional shorts, pants, and jacket). 

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2019-20 Season Registration and Fees

Cross Country 2019-20 Fees and Registration

Summer 2019 Workouts

Season Information

Team Banquet

Let’s Celebrate
The 2019 Saint Thomas Academy Cross Country Team
Please join us for the team banquet 

Saturday November 9th
Check in begins at 9:30am
Buffet Brunch at 10:00
Presentation and Awards 10:30
Location: STA Cafeteria
Business Casual Attire

Cost $20 per person (Runners and Coaches, no charge)

There is no charge for runners or for coaches, but other attendees please pay $20 per person. ALL attendees must RSVP in order to allow meal count.) Please RSVP before Thursday, November 7.


Coaching Staff

Tony Kinzley

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tony kinzley

Science Teacher, Head Cross Country Coach
651-683-1555 x 1343

M.A. from Saint Mary's University
B.A. from Saint John's University

Tony Kinzley began working at Saint Thomas Academy in 1999.  Currently, he serves as a Teacher of AP Environmental Science, Biology, and Marine Biology, he is also the Head Cross Country, and Co-head Track & Field coach.  “I love working at STA because I get to teach engaging Science courses to motivated, talented young men. I have the resources I need and I have the creative freedom to teach in ways that I know work best for boys. I also get to coach the same boys and help them grow into young men of character.”  On Tony’s bucket list is to visit all the National Parks, go fishing in Canada, and finally visit the Galapagos and the Great Barrier Reef.

Kim Friede

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Kimberly Friede, CW3

Military Leadership Teacher Honor Guard/Color Guard Moderator, Assistant Cross Country Coach, Distance Coach in Track
651-683-1555 x 1337

Ed.S. in Education Leadership from Concordia University Saint Paul
M.A. in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) from Concordia University Saint Paul
B.A. in Human Resource Management) from Concordia University Saint Paul

Kimberly Friede began working at Saint Thomas Academy in 2006 and currently works as a Military Leadership 3  Instructor, Honor Guard/Color Guard Moderator, an Assistant Cross Country Coach and a Distance Coach in Track.  “I initially came to Saint Thomas Academy as a parent impressed with the school and selected it for my son's education.  Over twelve years later, I still firmly believe in the impact of supporting our mission and genuinely look forward to coming to school each day.  I am honored to be a part of this extraordinary community and immensely proud of my responsibilities as a mentor of young men. I simply cannot imagine a more rewarding experience.” On her bucket list is a long and healthy retirement shared with her family and friends.

Roger Friede

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ROger friede

Assistant Track Coach-Distance 
Assistant Cross Country Coach

The Ohio State University

Roger has coached at Saint Thomas Academy since 2015.  Running has always been an important part of his life since High School, throughout his military service with the USMC, and as a nationally-ranked ultra-marathon runner.  Roger enjoys working and running with the boys at all levels and hopes to infuse them with the same passion for running that he has. On his bucket list is to compete in an Ironman Triathlon.

Andrew Hayden

Andrew hayden

Assistant Cross Country Coach

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cristian Brothers University in Memphis, TN

Andrew comes to Saint Thomas Academy with many miles under his belt and has been assisting as a volunteer with the cross country team since 2013.  His running career has evolved from NCAA DII competition to pushing toddlers in strollers on the off seasons.  He enjoys running with and encouraging the team, seeing the results of purposeful action, and believes in modeling excellence in effort, integrity of character, and sharing in the humanity of others.  “Running is a great sport, and one in which you can be on the starting line with the best in the world.”  Andrew appreciates family time; playing, reading, and sharing meals together with his wife and children.

Anne McQuillan

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Anne McQuillan

Assistant to the Director of the Middle School, Liaison to the Mothers' and Fathers' Club, Assistant Cross Country, Nordic and Track Coach

B.A. in Exercise Science and Nutrition from the University of Saint Catherine 

Since 2008, Anne McQuillan has become a face that not only the Saint Thomas Academy community knows well, but people outside of it as well.  Anne works primarily as an Assistant to the Director of the Middle School, a Liaison to the Mothers' and Fathers' Club, and an Assistant Cross Country Nordic and Track Coach.  “I love working with the students both coaching and in the Middle School. The students inspire me everyday with their enthusiasm for life and learning and their courage to learn”.

Vince Wren

B.A. in Law, Politics, and Society from Drake University in Des Moines, IA

Vince graduated from Saint Thomas Academy in 2016 where he ran both cross country and track.  Currently, he is a first-year law student at the University of St. Thomas.  As he works back from a torn labrum, Vince is excited to return and give back to the program that taught him so much both as a runner and leader. 

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