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Cross Country - Girls' Middle School

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"A Running Tradition"


Since its inception in 2014, W+H Middle School Cross Country has become more than just a fall activity for students to participate in.  So much more.
        

Cross Country is a tightly-knit family of runners who are bound by sweat, tears, and cheers.

Cross Country is not the most popular sport in school.  It is simply the best sport in school.

Cross Country is not for all, rather it is for all who are unafraid to try.

Cross Country is not simply about the race.  Cross Country is all about what you do to prepare for the race.

Cross Country is sitting at lunch with your school mates and being consumed in thought about your race that afternoon.

Cross Country is a team sport that requires incredible individual efforts.

Cross Country is hard work, the kind of hard work that builds strong muscles, stronger minds, and exceptional character.

Cross Country is the never-ending pursuit of a PR or a PB.

Cross Country is your parents, grandparents, and family seated in folding chairs in the middle of the race just to watch you run by once or twice.

Cross Country is scored backwards but everything else about the sport revolves around moving forward as quickly as possible.

Cross Country is the entire team going bonkers as the slowest runner on the team stumbles across the finish line to record a new PR.

Cross Country is a herd of teammates attaining prefect stride cadence as they sprint toward the coaches as another practice comes to a satisfying close.

Cross Country is a starting line of chaotic colorful singlets stretching in a long line at the GMCs.

Cross Country is a bond between runners from opposing teams that is frayed during the heat of the race but melts into lasting friendships on the medal stand.

                                                                                                                                                                                  

      
   


    
   

 

 

 

 

Regular Schedule  

2014     0 Wins     0 Losses

2015     6 Wins     4 Losses

2016     7 Wins     4 Losses

2017    10 Wins     2 Losses

2018     7 Wins     2 Losses

   

GMC (County Championship) Results

2014   JV Race    13th of 14 teams  15:16 average   1-5 split = 5:02

2015   JV Race     3rd of 15 teams  11:33 average   1-5 split = 1:42

2016   Vars Race   6th of 14 teams  11:19 average   1-5 split = 1:51

2016   JV Race    14th of 17 teams  14:55 average   1-5 split = 3:52

2017   Vars Race   4th of 11 teams  10:52 average   1-5 split = 1:35

2017   JV Race     7th of 19 teams  12:37 average   1-5 split = 2:12

2018   Var Race    5th of 11 teams  11:13 average   1-5 split = 0:50

2018   JV Race     17th of 19 teams 14:05 average   1-5 split = 3:27

   

The GSB Pumpkin Run *  

2015  Var Race   3rd of 9 teams   13:12 average   1-5 split = 2:15

2016  Var Race   1st of 9 teams   12:38 average   1-5 split = 2:02

2017  Var Race   1st of 7 teams   10:19 average   1-5 split = 1:26

2017  JV Race    3rd of 3 teams   12:29 average   1-5 split = 1:44

2018  Var Race   2nd of 9 teams   12:24 average   1-5 split = 2:17

* course is 1.7 except for 2017 when it was 1.5

 

HOME COURSE RECORD (1.8 miles)

Bronwyn Russell   11:21 (Boys record as well)

 

 

 

LINKS

   

Team Blog/WebsiteA website for the Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Cross Country Team for the purpose of reporting race results, announcing schedule changes, detailing the summer running program, and providing team info and running news in general.

   

X-C Twitter  -  Coach Head's Twitter account for the Middle School Cross Country Team.

 

W+H Twitter  -  Mr. Miran's School Athletic Twitter account (M.S. X-C is occasionally featured)

   

2017 GMC Video  -  Highlights of the 2017 GMC Championship

   

2017 Pumpkin Video  -  Highlights of the 2017 GSB Pumpkin Run

   

   

 

 
A. B. F. T. T. B.  -  Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin

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