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JV – Our JV teams had a great season in 2016. Maggie Brown earned medals for top 10 finishes in three different meets this year. The boys improved their times week after week. Last Thursday at Monsignor Donovan was the last meet of the year for our JV. We have plans to build our program during the off season to be stronger next fall.
Varsity – We have no varsity girls this year but the boys team is one of the largest we’ve seen in years with 9 runners. Led by Jake Holloway, the boys ran to a top 5 finish last Thursday at Monsignor Donovan in Athens. They continue to improve their times weekly and will have a chance to earn a spot at State in the Region meet next Saturday, the 22nd at Augusta Prep. Anyone placing in the top 10 earns the chance to compete at state on the 29th.
jma-xc-invitational – Here is the info sheet on this weeks meet hosted by JMA.
Click for more info about the Trinity Meet on September 17th – We will compete this Saturday the 17th at Trinity in Dublin GA. Click the link to read about the meet trinity-cc-invitaional-information-9-17-2016 with all the important information. We will take a people mover if you need a ride. We will leave promptly at 7am and will return around lunch-ish.
Click for more info about the Aug Prep Meet on September 10th – Augusta Prep Meet
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.
Tentative 2017 Schedule
|Date||Host School||Varsity / MS||Time||Leave at|
|09.9.2017 – Sat.||Augusta Prep Day School||Both||9:00am||7:00am|
|09.13.2017 – Wed.||Brentwood School||Both||4:00pm||1:30pm|
|09.21.2017 – Thurs.||JMA||Both||4:00pm||2:00pm|
|10.06.2017 – Thurs.||Pending||Both||4:00pm||2:00pm|
|10.21.2017 – Sat.||Region Meet @ Augusta Prep||Varsity Only||9:00am||7:00am|
|10.28.2017 – Sat.||GISA State Meet @ MonDon||Varsity Only||9:00am||7:00am|
Cross Country Fast Facts for Runners and Parents:
Coach – Marty Phillips – Cell = 706.473.6072
Email = firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2017 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 2017 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.
2017 XC Roster
|Van De Planque||James||12th|
|Van De Planque||William||10th|