Cross Country (Boys & Girls)
"Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it's all about." -Patti Sue Plumer, U.S. Olympian
2022 Cross Country Team
Photo by P.Jacobs
Photo by C. Sine
Ben Bloser Invite. Joran RiRisio 15th, and Ali Fink 27th place.
Girl's team finished 4th place.
Ben Bloser Invite. Jaycen Conrad 22nd and Jackson Kay 29th
Boy's team finished 5th place.
Jordan finished 24th 19:38
Section 2 Champs
Congratulations to Jordan DiRisio!
She finished 12th at the PIAA District III cross country championship and
qualified for the PIAA State cross country championship!!
Congratulations to Jordan for finishing 56th in the PIAA State meet.
She placed 2nd among the LL League runners.
XC First team All Stars : Girl’s: Jordan DiRisio, Ali Fink, Lilah Drager Boy’s : Nick Mascia, Jaycen Conrad
Second team: Girl’s Rowan Hess
Boy’s: Bradley Kreider, Dante Checco, Jack Myers, Jackson Kay
Girls Coach of the year: Section 2 Ed Barlow
Academic All-stars: Jordan, Lilah, Ethan Cronin, Nathan Gubbins, and Kyle Valentine
What is Cross Country?
Racing on grass, trails, hills, and mud against other athletes and teams
How far are the races?
Varsity Grades 12, 11, 10, and some awesome 9th graders- 5,000 meters (3.1 Miles).
Junior High grades. 7, 8, and 9 (2 Miles ).
Do we run in the rain?
Yes, it is fun! Unless it is lightening, then we go home.
What if I have never run before?
There is always someone to practice with so you can run at your own ability level.
What do I need to join Cross Country?
1. A physical.
2. Risk and student info cards. (provided by H.S. office after June 1st)
3. Running shoes, shorts and shirt.
Benefits of Cross Country:
- You become mentally and physically stronger, leaner and faster.
- Gets you in to shape for other sporting activities.
- THERE IS NO BENCH.
- Everyone participates.
- Self improvement is the measure of success.
- Promotes team work and friendships.
- Promotes physical health.
- Lowers stress levels, helps you sleep better.
- Provides an outlet or release to forget about life's obstacles.
Head Coach: Ed Barlow (email@example.com )
Assistant Coach: Paula Knudsen Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Junior High: Jeff McCloud (email@example.com)