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Multiple Teams · Middle School Cross Country Begins August 25th

Practice for Hayes Middle School Cross Country begins for boys and girls on August 25th from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Hayes Middle School. One additional before school practice will be held on August 28th from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. In order to participate in practice students must have a current athletic physical. A physical is considered current if it occurred on or after April 15, 2014.
During the season practices will be held from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. daily.
What is Cross County?

Cross Country is long distance running competition. Middle School age runners can run up to 2.0 miles in a race. We run from 1.6-­‐2.0 miles in competition.

How do I watch it?

Bring your walking/running shoes and follow the crowd!

How is it scored?

Low score is good. First place gets one team point, 80th place earns 80 teams points. Seven athletes from each team compete in the “A” race and the top 5 runners from each team determine a team score.

Will I run?

All athletes will compete every competition day. The top seven times from the previous race will determine who is on the “A” team and who is on the “B” Team. This can change race to race. We will always use the previous races times and participation in practice to determine A & B race participants.


We will have a bus transport the team to and from all weekday meets. Portage is a self-­‐transport meet. I would also like to discuss the possibility of a few parents chipping in to drive our athletes to Fitzgerald Park a few days so our kids can see our home course and practice away from Hayes.

Please click the link below to Register your child for Middle School Cross Country.

CLICK HERE  for 2014 Middle School Cross Country Calendar

Coach Mark Buckland
Middle School Cross Country Coach