Cross Country

Cross Country

September 2018 Schedule – Click Here

Big news – we’re on Twitter now!  Follow Us –    @xcgators

Not much of a Tweeter?  It’s ok, simply scroll down to the bottom of this page to see our Twitter Feed.

You can also follow us on Facebook by clicking here.

A super easy way to keep up with important information such as travel times and real-time news is to sign up to receive notifications and text messages from me via an app called Remind.  If you haven’t done this in the past, the instructions are below.  I will only send these texts to announce a cancellation of practice or to notify parents of when we are returning to school after a meet.  I will not send excessive messages.


I am looking forward to working with your children on enhancing their overall health and wellness while competing and achieving the goals we will set for them next week.

You can now click on the Link beside each meet to view more information about the meet.  You will find info on the race, directions, course maps, other participating teams and the results after the race is over.

2018 Tentative Schedule – New meets will be added soon

Date Host School Varsity / MS Time Leave at
8.29.2018 – Wed. Monsignor Donovan – Athens Both 4pm 1:45pm
09.8.2018 – Sat. Augusta Prep Day School – Augusta Click Here for Race Info Both 8:30am  6:00am
09.12.2018 – Wed. Brentwood School – Sandersville – Results Both 4:00pm  1:45pm
9.15.2018 – Sat. Covenant Rams Invitational – Macon – Results Both 8am 6:00am
10.17.2018 – Wed. Region Meet @ Brentwood Varsity Only 9:00am 6:30am
10.27.2018  – Sat. GISA State Meet @ Southland Varsity Only 9:00am 6:30am

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Cross Country Fast Facts for Runners and Parents:

Coach – Marty Phillips – Cell = 706.473.6072
Email =

All students must have a physical examination form completed and on file in the athletic office before they will be permitted to practice or participate on any team at Gatewood Schools, Inc.

Practice will begin at 3:15pm and we will meet on the track.  A practice schedule will be provided on a monthly basis.  You are allowed to change clothes in the track field house and you may leave your bags there during practice.  We will practice two to three times a week as a team and you are expected to complete two additional independent activities each week.

Parents – We encourage participation from parents.  Feel free to bring healthy snacks and drinks to our meets.  We will also coordinate transportation to and from meets.  The farthest we will travel is an hour away so transportation should not be an issue.

Expected Costs – Each family is required to join the booster club.  You will also need to purchase trail shoes, practice shorts and shirts, water bottles, and a watch to keep up with your time.  We will also have a custom designed 2018 XC shirt to purchase for $15 and a water bottle with the XC logo for $5.

Updates – You can always check the Gatewood website for news and updates to the schedule but the best way to keep up with the 2018 XC teams is to like our Facebook group called Gatewood XC and also follow us on Twitter at @xcgators.  I will put updates out there and any other important info you may need.

2018 XC Roster

Last First Grade
Brown Maggie 9
McElhenney Lily Kate 9
Stickley Izzy 11
Cannon Carley 7
Eisele Sophie 6
Hudson Mia 7
Brannen Walker 8
Rainey Parker 8
Love Jackson 6
Shurling Lawson 8
VanDePlanque John 6
Benton Browning 11
Gailey Jacob 9
Johnson James 9
Collins Levi 9
Holloway Jake 10
Phillips Jackson 12
Phillips Matthew 10
Rutherford Charlie 10
VanDePlanque William 11