Cross Country Team
2019 Cross Country Tryouts – Information Letter
The WMS Cross Country team consists of two teams traveling together: Boys and Girls. There is space for 12 girls and 12 boys. Cross Country meets usually consist of a two mile run. Tryouts are on Tuesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 12 after school until 4:00PM. Tryouts will consist of a 1.5 mile run. The top twelve finishers will be on the travel team. However, any athlete who tries out and chooses to remain on the team will be on the training team. Those on the training team who come to practices will be included in the HOME meets and are invited to the WHRHS Invitational.
Practices are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (on non-meet days) after school until the end of after school activities (4:00), depending on the weather. If there is a meet on a Monday, one of the practice days will be cancelled. You will need to arrange a ride home from practice until late buses begin on OCT 1. There will be no practice on meet days.
Visitors are welcome to all meets to cheer on the athletes. Home meets usually start between 3:30 and 3:45 (depending on the other team’s arrival) and they end around 4:15. Please arrange to be picked at 4:15.
On away meet days, the bus leaves immediately after school and arrives back at school between 5:00 and 5:30 PM. Please keep in contact with your parent/guardian and arrange to have someone at WMS to pick you up when the bus arrives. The coaches will not leave until all athletes are picked up so please be respectful of the coaches’ time as we have our own personal and family obligations. Your spot may be in jeopardy if you cannot abide by these guidelines.
This year’s schedule so far is as follows:
Sept 10 & 12 TRYOUTS until 4:00PM (need ride home)
Sept 17, 18, 19 PRACTICE until 4:00PM
Sept 23 @Pingry – Travel team
Oct 1 LATE BUSES BEGIN
Oct 1 HOME vs Greenbrook – ALL members
Oct 3 HOME vs Long Hill – ALL members
Oct 7 @ Greenbrook - Travel team
Oct 10 @ SUMMIT INVITATIONAL (possibly early dismissal and DEFINITELY late return) – Travel team
Oct 17 @ Summit (dual meet) – Travel team
Oct 23 @ WHRHS Invitational – ALL members
Oct 28 HOME vs South Plainfield – ALL members
Oct 30 @ Heritage (Livingston) – Travel team
What to bring to tryouts, practices and meets:
- WATER or Gatorade
- Running shoes and singlet (provided by team), running shorts (blue or black)
- If it is COOL, bring warm up pants, and jacket/sweatshirt to stay warm in between events. It is important to keep muscles warm
- If it is rainy, bring rain gear. Athletes will run in the rain, but not if there is thunder and lightning
- If you need to leave a meet early be sure to let the coach know prior to leaving
- Spectators are always welcome!
Mrs. Boni and Mrs. Bardy