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Cross Country

Our goal for the season is for the kids to develop a ” love for running!” We, as coaches, will encourage the runners to challenge themselves. For the season, our goal is for each runner to improve weekly. That looks different for each runner. We will start out running shorter runs then week by week add on mileage. By the end of the season they will be running further than they thought they could. We are splitting up the runners this year.

We will start practice on July 10th at the 2080 Wilbur Road property for 6th-9th. 5th grade this is optional come if you want. Mrs. Knight has agreed to help coach the younger runners. The practices will start August 2nd for everyone. Please email me with any questions that you have. I am open to meeting at the school and transporting runners so please do not let transportation keep you from running. hpetek@mcaschool.net. My cell # (please only use this in an emergency) is 440-225-1747.

Please buy good running shoes, lots of traction,cheap watch with timer, and a water bottle.

Middle/High -Elementary Schedule:

  • July 10th 8:00-9:00 2080 Wilbur Road Property
  • July 12th 8:00-9:00 2080 Wilbur Road Property
  • July 14th 8:00-9:00 2080 Wilbur Road Property
  • July 17th 8:00-9:00 Buckeye Woods (42 entrance by the tracks)
  • July 19th 8:00-9:00 Hinkley(Meet in parking lot by bathrooms)
  • July 21st 8:00-9:00 Cunningham
  • July 24th 8:00-9:00 Buckeye Woods
  • July 26th 8:00-9:00 Hinkley
  • July 28th 8:00-9:00 Cunningham
  • August 2nd FIRST PRACTICE FOR ALL Runners 8:00-9:00 Wilbur Road
  • August 4th 8:00-9:00 2080 Wilbur Road ALL
  • August 7th 8:00-9:00 2080 Wilbur Road ALL–STARTS ALL WEEK MANDATORY PRACTICE FOR MIDDLE/HIGH
  • August 8th 8:00-9:00 Hinkley MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH
  • August 9th 8:00-9:00 Allerdale Park ALL
  • August 10th 8:00-9:00 Cunningham MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH
  • August 11th 8:00-9:00 Buckeye Woods ALL
  • August 14th 8:00-9:00 Cunningham
  • August 15th 8:00-9:00 Cunningham
  • August 16th 8:00-9:00 Peninsula (Park at Lock 42)
  • August 17th 8:00-9:00 Allerdale Park on Ridge Road
  • August 18th 8:00-9:00 Hinkley
  • August 20th Rock City 5K MIDDLE/HIGH ONLY
  • August 21st 3:30-4:30 MCA
  • August 22nd 3:30-4:30 MCA
  • August 23rd First Day of School 3:30-4:30
  • August 24th 3:30-4:30 2080 Wilbur Road
  • August 25th 3:30-4:30 MCA Spaghetti Dinner could use organizers
  • August 27th Elementary Run Only–Every Sunday till October 15th except
  • August 28th 3:30-4:30 Medina Lake
  • August 29th 3:30-4:30 Cunningham
  • August 30th 3:30-4:30 MCA
  • August 31th 3:30-4:30 Medina Lake
  • October 13th Spaghetti Dinner could use organizers

In School Practice Schedule

Middle/High – MondayFriday

Elementary – Monday, Thursday, Friday

Mondays: Cunningham

Tuesdays: Cunningham

Wednesdays: No Practice

Thursdays: 2080 Wilbur Road

Fridays: MCA


Races for Elementary (K-6) The Elementary team will compete in the ATC Cross Country Series.

ATC SCHEDULE OF MEETS

August 27: Springfield Invitational @ Schrop Middle School

(2215 Pickle Rd., Akron, OH 44312)

September 10Jackson  Invitational  @  Jackson  Middle  School

(7355 Mudbrook St. N.W., Massillon, OH 44646)

September 17: Jackson  Invitational  @  Jackson  Middle  School

(7355 Mudbrook St. N.W., Massillon, OH 44646)

September 24: Ritchies  Sporting  Goods/SARC  Invitational  @  TBD

October 1: Springfield Invitational @ Schrop Middle School

(2215 Pickle Rd., Akron, OH 44312)

October 8: ATC Youth Cross Country Championship @ Walsh Jesuit High School

(4550 Wyoga Lake Rd., Stow, OH 44224)

AGE DIVISIONS (age as of 12/31/16)

  • DIVISION I – 13/14 (8th grade & under): Run 2 miles
  • DIVISION II -11/12 (6th grade & under): Run1.5 miles
  • DIVISION III – 10 & under (4th grade & under): Run 1.5 miles
  • DIVISION IV – 8 & under and individuals with disabilities and their partners (all ages): Option to Run/Walk 1 mile or Run 1.5 miles
  • DIVISION V – 6 & under: .25 mile run or walk

TIME SCHEDULE

2:00 p.m.: Division I – Coed 2:05 p.m.: Division V – Coed 2:20 p.m.: Division IV – Coed 2:30 p.m.: Division II – Girls 2:50 p.m.: Division II – Boys 3:10 p.m.: Division III – Girls 3:30 p.m.: Division III – Boys 3:50 p.m.: Awards Ceremony (team & individual)