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.
No Excuses, No Regrets, No Worries
Conditioning starting the week of Oct 6
Tuesdays & Thursdays; 4-6 pm at Mountain View HS
Check-in will be at Checkpoint #4: The gate between the Baseball & Softball Fields
Check-In will be from 4:00 to 4:15 ONLY
Pickup by 6 PM sharp
Protocol for beginning out of season voluntary conditioning
Each sport will have a designated drop-off and pick-up area
Temperatures will be taken by the coaches when athletes arrive and before they get out of their vehicle
Athletes who drive must first go through the temperature check prior to parking
Rosters will be used to record temperatures on days that we meet
Response to screening questions for each person will be recorded
Anyone with a 100.4 or higher temperature will automatically be sent home
Anyone arriving after Check-in period will not be allowed to participate
Athletes MUST bring and wear their mask at all times, except during strenuous conditioning
Coaches will be in masks at all times
We will keep athletes a minimum of 10 feet apart and they will run in small groups of 5-10 based on the SCPS specifications & abilities
Conditioning groups will be at the maximum number (10) suggested by NFHS, VHSL, and SCPS
Athletes will be required to bring their own towels for stretching, their own water bottles (recommend 32oz) and if they desire hand sanitizer
Water coolers will not be available to replenish water bottles
No equipment will be used at this point
Multiple stations will be set up for core, stretching (required to bring their own rope or band), etc.
Athletes must stay on school grounds for all conditioning
We will suggest that the athletes shower and wash clothing and towels when they get home
Bathrooms will be available, only 1 person at a time
NO ONE will be allowed inside the school building or locker rooms
Parents, family, and guardians will not be authorized inside the school’s training facilities
Racing uniform consist of white singlet and maroon shorts. Uniforms will be available to purchase from the coaches after practices begin.
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