Summer information for Grimsley 2012 Cross Country
July 30, 2012Grimsley Senior High School
Greetings. Both teams are contenders RIGHT NOW to finish easily in the Top 3, perhaps even having a shot at winning! Both teams have a lot of talent and we want to try to capitalize upon it. However, don’t forget that teams that contend for championships are the teams that start running in June instead of August. Our goal for this summer is to set up a series of times that coaches and/or parents will be available to have semi-organized team runs.
Safety – There are some things to keep in mind for summer running. Bring plenty of water with you whenever you go run, and try to find shady places to run if you can. Most important of all, keep your safety in mind. Running alone (especially the girls; sorry, not trying to be sexist) is not recommended. Bringing sunblock, hats, sunglasses and anything to protect you from sun and heat is also a good idea.
Equipment – Make sure that your shoes are in good shape. Do not wear them to practice but rather bring them separately in an extra bag. Put them on minutes before we begin practice. Wear flip-flops before and after practice to air out your feet. Bring an extra, dry shirt and a towel to every practice.
Final Note: Other than our first meet, we don’t have a finalized schedule, yet, but we’ll keep you posted. The first meet is the first day of school. I’ll actually see if I can get it done before the end of June and send it out through our email system. We do know that Regionals and State are the last weekends in October and the first weekends in November. Please keep those dates open. You never know.
August 1st – 3rd – Grimsley Track at 8:30 am.
August 6 – 10th—Bur-Mil Park at 8:30 am or 6 pm
August 13th- 17th– Battleground Park at 8:30 am or 6 pm
August 20th – 24th – Grimsley Track at 6:00 pm
When school begins, practice will be every day. We will meet at the new track.
**You have to make a minimum of 12 of these after the first official practice date except for extenuating circumstances. Every two voluntary practice that you attend will count as one official.