Cross Country

  • Cross Country 

    Morning Practice 

    • First day of practice - Monday, August 19th.
    • Starts at 6am
    • Arrive at school at 5:45am-5:55am in appropriate athletic clothes, ready to work out. You will not enter the locker room until after the workout.
    • We will meet at Don Ford Stadium or Baseball fields (Campus Run Days).
    • Questions? Contact Coach Gaines: or Coach Wallace

      •  Remind: Class name is PVMS Cross Country and the class code is @ValleyRun24


    What is Cross Country?

    • Long distance competitive running, training & racing (2 miles or more)
    • Competitive races
      • Trails, woods, flat, hilly, grassy, sandy, muddy
      • Junior High race distance = 2 miles
      • Every course is different.
      • Training is very physically demanding.
      • Requires strong courage, commitment, discipline & dedication
    • Team
      • If you finish in 10th place, this would give your team 10 points.
      • The team with the lowest point total wins.
      • Every runner is important.
      • 5 + runners make up a team
      • 1st 5 runners earn points for the team based on the place they finish.
      • 6th and 7th runners are also counted & used for tie breakers or replacements in case of injury during the race.2022 XC Team Amie Casey 8th Grade XC