Cross Country 2019-20
Head Coach: Chris Rivas
Athletic Director: Jonathan Lam
Cross Country is a 2 mile race that is run on natural terrain. The team will be competing on dirt trails, running up and down hills, making the races exciting and challenging. The only equipment needed are running shoes and a water bottle.We compete in the East Side Athletic League. There are three cross country divisions for each gender – 8th grade, 7th grade, and “C” (under 5’2”). Depending on the meet host school’s decision, we take anywhere from 5 to 10 or more runners for each category. Competitors are determined through qualifiers at practice. The competing roster always changes from meet to meet. If an athlete does not qualify for meet #1, they may still qualify for meet #2; conversely, if they qualify for meet #1, there is no guarantee they will compete in meet #2. Athletes are encouraged to try their best every day to have a good chance at making the meets. A 2.0+ GPA must be maintained to compete in meets, with no Ds, Fs, or U citizenship grades. Grades will be checked at the 1st Quarter Progress Report.
Online registration begins Thursday, August 22. To register for the Quimby Oak Cross Country team, click this REGISTRATION LINK. Deadline to register is Friday, August 30.
Tryouts for the Cross Country Team begin Monday, August 26. Tryouts are at 2:15 p.m. at the back of the Quimby Oak Gym by the locker rooms. You must have registered online and have a signed online parent permission slip and concussion information slip completed during your online registration to tryout. Please see the coaches for more information.
The first practice on Monday, August 26, is 2:15-4 p.m. Meet by the locker rooms. Practice Dates/Times: Athletes will be provided a schedule by the coaches.
Please make an effort to stay hydrated throughout the day, not just before practice, and even if it’s not hot outside. We strongly recommend purchasing a reusable water bottle (preferably 24 oz. or larger). Make sure to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch – DO NOT skip these meals! Eat fruits and vegetables. An athlete's body needs fuel to run long distances & hills, so don’t deny yourself the chance to be successful due to inadequate nutrition. Avoid fast food, junk food, & soda.
September and October are very warm months (low 80s to high 90s). Please wear sunscreen daily.
Parents can subscribe to the Cross Country calendar, once the meets are posted, below to automatically add games to their personal calendar. Click on the calendar export arrow icon below to subscribe. To have reminders sent to a mobile phone or email about upcoming games, click the blue Alerts button at the top of the calendar and follow the instructions. Voluntary Transportation Agreement
On meet days the running order follows: C Boys and Girls, 7th Grade Boys and Girls, 8th Grade Boys and Girls. Running order varies from meet to meet. Coaches will review meet times and expectations at practice.
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