Posted: September 15, 2015
Practices will begin week of Sept. 16th, after school, and will be held each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Practice time will begin at 3:45pm, at the gym entrance, and will be completed by 4:30pm. In a few weeks, some practices will be held at French Fort Cove, weather pending. There are 4 categories and distances: Jr. Girls – 3km Jr. Boys - 4km Sr. Girls – 4km Sr. Boys – 5km Junior divisions include students in grades 9 and 10; seniors divisions include those in grades 11 and 12. There will be 2 competitive meets this season, a Regional meet, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3rd, being held in Moncton. The top four Regional teams in each category, as well as the top 4 finishers in each category will qualify for Provincials, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16th, in Hampton. It is important to ensure that you are available for both dates before registering with our school team, as you must participate in Regionals to qualify for Provincials, and then once qualified, you must be able to compete in Provincials. We would like to have some/all also participate in a few invitational meets prior to Regionals – more info will be discussed at practices. Athletic fees for Cross Country this year is $45, and must be paid prior to competing in Regionals. Students interested are encouraged to come out for some running, or see either Mrs. Stewart or Mrs. Cripps for more information.