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COED Cross Country

2017 Information

Due to the later school start, we will be accepting athletes during September!  Information on signing up is under the forms pages, starting with FamilyID:  Contact Coach Ellmore ( or art teacher Ms. Bergh.  You will need a sports physical before starting and completion of the requirements noted in FamilyID and the forms page.

There is a Google Calendar you can use to keep up to date on practice and race events:
Training/Practice Schedule

Practices: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and some Saturdays (no Wednesday Practices)

JV/Varsity B after school (3:30 pm – 5:30 pm).  All weekday practices at school.
There will be a study hall in Ms. Bergh classroom between the end of school and start of practice.  POC: Ms. Bergh (

Varsity A (top 7 women and top 7 men): 5:30 – 7:30 PM will be at the school except on Tuesdays.  Tuesday practices at Portland Manor Farm Drive for Hill Workouts and some Saturdays 7:00-8:30 on many non-meet Saturdays.  Friday practice are over at 7 pm.

2017 Events
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 – Annapolis 10 Miler Volunteering
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017  1st Day for Freshman – Practice 5:30-7:30 pm.
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 2:30 PM bus Inter-County Meet at South River HS: Broadneck, Southern, Arundel, South River, Annapolis, Meade, Rockbridge Academy.  All Girls at 4:00 PM.  All Boys at 4:30 PM.
  •  Thursday, September 7, 2017  – No Practice – Recovery Day
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 AM Self Transport  Southern at Oatlands Invitational, VA
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017  No Practice Rosh Hashanah
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Mountain Run, Bus Provided (early departure)
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:10 PM bus Inter-County Meet @ Kinder Park (Bus Provided – All) – Southern, Glen Burnie, Meade, Northeast, North County, Chesapeake Science Point, Rockbridge Academy
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:30 AM Self Transport  Southern at Don Stoner Invitational XC at Smithsburg HS
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 9AM  Fun Run at Southern (Fund Raiser for Cross Country)
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:10 PM Bus County Championships (A/B) @ TBD
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:00 PM Bus 2A South Region Championships (Bus Provided – All, Top 10 Girls and Top 10 Boys registered, only top 7 healthy of each race)
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 10 AM BUS MPSSAA State Championships (Bus Provided – All, Top 10 Girls and Top 10 Boys registered, only top 7 healthy of each race)

As Cross Country coaches, we promote running as a healthy life-time activity and sport. However, by the time you are a senior, we hope athletes have been inspired and have progressed to be a competitive high school racer.  You should be training all summer before season starts.  Three summer training plans will be posted for beginning runners, returning runners, and top Varsity A runners.

Requirements for participation are at . This means prior to the first day: completed Family ID requirements, such as a completed physical, health insurance, concussion training, heat acclimation training.

In addition, athletes and parents must read and sign the cross country pledge.  Bring it to the first day of practice.

Varsity A is the top 7 runners on the team.  JV and or Varsity B (seniors not in top 7) runners can move up into the Varsity A squad as late as the Regional Championships by making the top 10 upon completion of the County Championship events. Work hard and you will be surprised. It happens almost every year.

Our tentative schedule will be updated under the Cross Country Schedule and Roster page.

Runners of good standing will be eligible to earn a Varsity Letter with proper attendance in training and races, and by “scoring (top 5)” in 50% of the varsity races, by running in the 2A Regional Championships, or by making the team roster (top 10) for 2A State Championships.

Additional information on State Activities can be found at



Important Future Dates

Tentative Fall Practice Start Dates below may change with a new start date in 2017.  Please complete family vacations prior to the athletic start date to give your student-athlete optimum eligibility and conditioning for the fall events.

Tentative First Day Dates

2018 – Wed. August 8
2019 – Wed. August 14
2020 – Wed. August 13

Tentative State Cross Country Championships

2018 – November 10
2019 – November 9
2020 – November 14


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