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Cross-country running is a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain before other teams. It differs from road running or track running principally in the course, which may include grass, mud, woodlands, or water, and in its scoring system. Teams are composed of between five to seven runners. High School Cross Country is generally run over a 5K (5,000 meter or 3.1mile course).
Cross country running is normally scored on a team basis. Points are awarded to individual runners equal to the position in which they cross the finish line (first place gets 1 point, second place gets 2 points, etc). Only the first runners in for a team up to a limit (usually the top five out of seven) are counted towards that team's score. 

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Key Dates:
July 26 - 31: Blue Ridge Running Camp https://www.blueridgerunningcamp.com/
     Camp has been canceled, there MAY be a virtual camp with various guest speakers or classes
Aug 4: First day of practice at Willowmere Park 6:10 PM to 8 PM.  Bring Physical Form, water, and a large towel to stretch on
Aug 10: First Day of School 
Aug 14: 2-mile time trail at MV 
Aug 29: First XC Meet Great Meadows

Please continue to check our website for additional updates.
Here is the link to various articles and running terms, info, etc  that may assist you
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/3/folders/1CwKuqjxSAgl2RWZquk2glvjC15IiO2bz

Racing uniform consist of white singlet and maroon shorts.  Uniforms will be available to purchase from the coaches after practices begin.

Cross Country Athletes: Please sign up for Remind.com Mountain View XC in order to receive XC messages about events, meets, bus times, etc. 
A: If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.  On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/mvxc2020
Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app. 
B: If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.  Text the message @mvxc2020 to the number 81010.
If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @mvxc2020 to (540) 931-9612.
C: Don’t have a mobile phone? Go to rmd.at/mvxc2020 on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

Prior to practice individuals need the following forms completed: PLEASE Make a copy for your files.
   - VHSL Physical Form (Physical completed after May 1, 2020)
   - Athletics and Activities Code of Conduct
https://mountainviewseniorhs.rschoolteams.com/page/3017/mn

Coach Mike Porter
E-mail: 
Cell: 540-845-2207
Coach Jill Williams
Email: williamsjh@staffordschools.net

Contact: Coach Mike Porter