CROSS COUNTRY – 2016 Season
MEET THE TEAMS
If you plan to run cross country in the fall of 2016 you need to be running over the summer to be prepared for the training program when the season begins. The coaching staff will provide a voluntary summer training schedule to anyone interested. Just [email protected] ASAP to get started. We can provide a beginner and advanced schedule. Cross country at PMHS is a “no cut” program because we want to encourage physical fitness. There will be a time trial to determine the varsity and junior varsity teams at the start of the season. Basic requirements to make the junior varsity team are that all girls be able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes or less and all boys be able to run 3 miles in 27 minutes or less by the start of the season.
Please be aware of the challenges involved with running in the summer heat. Run early or late and drink lots of water to replace lost fluids.
There are also some excellent summer running camp opportunities for both beginners and advanced athletes. The Ancient City Road Runners is hosting their annual camp from July 13th-17th: http://www.ancientcityroadrunners.org . This is being organized by excellent local coaches Kevin Gamble and Justin Taylor. They have an advanced group this year.
Click on the link below for the June self training schedule;
Required forms for 2016 PMHS Cross Country participation:
- PHYSICAL (This is only good for ONE year. Make sure yours is up-to-date.)
- GA7 FHSAA Clearance for Participation form
- EL3CH FHSAA Consent and Release from Liability Certificate for Concussion and Heat Related Illness
- EL3 FHSAA Consent and Release from Liability Certificate
Forms are available on the PMHS athletics website in the bottom right-hand corner. You can also pick up forms in the front office. All forms are due to the athletic secretary prior to the athlete’s participation in their first practice. Annual sports transportation fees are also to be paid directly to the school, not the coaches.
Congratulations athletes for a fantastic 2014 season! Special thanks to the parents as well for your support.
Reagan Bush broke her school record again with her 20:38 performance at the Footlocker South Regional Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nicholas Parker, Brian Storter, Alex Woolfolk, Chase Kelly and Zane Williams also ran extremely well. Thanks to a stellar 17:45 performance by Nicholas Parker the boys varsity team became the fastest team in the school’s history with an average team time of 17:49 for the top 5.
Pictures from the Footlocker South Regional Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina:
Embry-Riddle ASICS Cross Country Classic
Congratulations to boys varsity for placing 2nd overall and taking home a trophy from this event for the second year in a row!
Deland Invitational photos:
Congratulations to the boys for winning the Deland Invitational and Reagan Bush for placing second overall! Interviews with Reagan and Dalton at www.distancepreps.com.
Katie Caples photos:
Congratulations to Reagan Bush for placing 3rd overall in the girls varsity race in a 5K time of 21:01 (5 seconds away from the PMHS school record). Congratulations to the girls team for placing 5th overall.