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Multiple Teams · Hayes Middle School Cross Country Begins on August 23rd

The Hayes Middle School Cross Country team plans to begin official practices on Tuesday, August 23rd at Hayes Middle School. Coach Mark Buckland returns for his 17th year as a middle school coach and he is excited to get the season started.

Official workout dates prior to school starting will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on August 23, 25, 30 and September 1.

Optional Workout Dates will be held in the evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Please plan to meet at the Island Park Gazebo for the optional workouts. Optional workout dates are August 11, 14, 18 and 21.

Before the first official date of practice all 7th and 8th grade students who would like to be on the cross country team must have a valid sports physical. A physical is considered valid if it is dated on or after April 15, 2016.

Parents must also register the students online at – please click on the pay to participate tab.

After school practices will begin on Wednesday, September 7th and run daily from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at Hayes Middle School. A parent meeting is also scheduled for September 7th at 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please contact Coach Buckland via e-mail at or you can call or text at 417-449-8382.

CLICK HERE for the Cross Country Welcome Letter

CLICK HERE for the Cross Country Calendar