Boys and Girls Cross Country is competitive at the junior varsity and varsity level. All teams travel to meets together.
Team website: www.centralcrosscountry.com
Practice Schedule: Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30pm at Central High School
Participation Fee: $45.00 / with fee waiver $20.00
Season Start: August 13th 2018
A letter from the coach to incoming freshman:
Dear Central Parents & Students,
We are excited to hear that you or your son/daughter are interested in joining the Central Cross Country team. On the cross country team we have worked hard to establish a team culture that values hard work, dedication, community and academic achievement.
Central Cross Country has a strong tradition both in competition and as student athletes. Last year, the boys were the City Conference Champions and the girls were runners-up. Both teams also achieved the Minnesota State High School Cross Country Gold Standard for academic excellence.
The coaches for cross country are head coach Mike Reneau, and assistant coach Morgan Wiechmann. Please feel free to contact both of us with questions at any time.
● Mike Reneau: firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 475-4444 ● Morgan Wiechmann: email@example.com
Official practice for the cross country season will start on August 13 at Central High School at 8:00 am. Practice will be held in the morning before the start of the school year, and then will continue after school from 2:30-4:30 pm during the school year. Competitions are typically Tuesday or Thursday after school, with a couple Saturday races. There is a tentative meet schedule posted on our team website at www.centralxc.com.
Captain’s practices are held throughout the summer. We also plan a 3-day overnight “Marathon Weekend” camp at Willow River State Park in July. This is a great way for incoming freshman to meet some of their new teammates and is open to anyone interested in joining the cross-country team. Please contact the 2018 cross country captains for details about summer practices and Marathon Weekend.
● Alice Lesch: firstname.lastname@example.org ● Mary Ostegren: ● Emily Cerkvenik: email@example.com ● Michael Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org ● Kade Hagen: email@example.com ● Jack Dzik: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equipment for cross country includes: a good pair of running shoes, a pair of cross country spikes, a watch, a water bottle, and running clothes. Be sure to dress for the weather. If you have any questions or need help getting any of this equipment, please email one of your coaches or captains.
See you in the fall!
Coach Mike and Coach Morgan
2018-2019 ATHLETIC REGISTRATION GUIDELINES
To be eligible to participate in athletics at Central High School, all student-athletes must meet the student conduct and academic eligibility requirements. In addition, the following items must be turned into the Central Athletic Office before or on the Friday prior to the first scheduled day of practice.
_____ 1. A completed & signed 2018-19 MSHSL Eligibility Statement/Health Questionnaire- effective for one calendar school year
_____ 2. An up-to-date SPORTS physical exam - eligible for three years, unless stated otherwise by a Physician
_____ 3. Participation fee - required fees vary by sport, please see a specific sport's homepage for details. Checks payable to "Central High School" unless stated otherwise
To ensure the athletic department receives all necessary materials prior to the start of the season, do not mail fee or forms to Central High School. All registration items must be hand delivered to the Athletic Office (room 1116) for verification prior to the first scheduled day of practice. Failure to turn in necessary materials on time will result in an ineligibility to physically participate. Athletes cannot participate until they have been deemed eligible by the athletic department. No participation fee refund will be given after the second official week of practice. A refund request must commence by the athlete or parent/guardian within the first two weeks of practice. Registration for all athletics ends on the third Friday from the start of a specific season (some exceptions may apply to this rule). Additional athletic registration resources are available on the Athletics Homepage under "Athletic Forms" in the right hand column.