Athletics - Cross Country

2017 CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE

Updated 10/3/17
 
Day

Date

 Meet Time

Meets

Location

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Wed 8/30 4:15 PM Scottsdale Prep Scottsdale Sports Complex 2:30 PM 
Wed 9/6 5:00 PM Wickenburg Wickenburg Country Club 2:30 PM
Wed 9/13 3:15 PM Horizon Honors Pecos Park 1:40 PM
Sat 9/16 8:20 AM Ojo Rojo Tumbleweed Park, Chandler 6:45 AM
Tue 9/19 4:30 PM Valley Lutheran Fire it Up Steele Indian School Park 2:55 PM
Tue 9/26 5:00 PM Valley Christian Kiwanis Park, Tempe After School
Fri 9/29 4:00 PM Desert Twilight Casa Grande Sports World 2:00 PM
Wed 10/4 4:00 PM Northwest Christian Invitational Thunderbird Paseo Park, Glendale 2:30 PM
Wed 10/11 4:00 PM ALA Invitational Cesar Chavez Park 2:30 PM
Thur 10/19 4:30 PM Tempe Prep Evelyn Hallman Park 2:55 PM
Fri 10/27 12:00 PM (Girls)
12:30 PM (Boys)
Sectionals Caesar Chavez Park 10:40 AM
Fri 10/27 7:00 PM Senior Night During half time of the football game  
Sat 11/ TBD State Meet Cave Creek Golf Course  
TBD 11/7 6:00 PM CC Banquet ALA  
           

 

2016 End-of-Season Coach's Report

Congratulations to the boys cross country team who finished 6th at the Sectional meet today (10/28) and qualified for State next weekend! Congrats to Olivia H. who qualified as an individual for state. In addition to qualifying as a team, congrats to Tanner B. who finished in 14th place, medaled, and qualified as an individual with a PR of 18:22, and to Sean J. who also qualified as an individual with a time of 19:02.
State was held at Cave Creek Golf Course on 11/5.

All in all, it was a great season for our cross country athletes!
Congratulations to the following cross country athlete who earned All-Section Honors:
2nd Team - Tanner B.
Congratulations to the following cross country athletes that received the COYOTE CHARACTER AWARD.
  • Girls Cross Country - Greta S.
  • Boys Cross Country - Peter B.
This award is given to the student-athlete who best exemplifies Christian character, servant-leadership, dedication to academic work, commitment to his/her faith and commitment to the team.

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2017 SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULE

POST-SEASON NEWS:

The 2017 Cross Country team had thirty athletes, fifteen guys and fifteen girls. It was a fun season led by four energetic and positive captains (Olivia H, Liza M, Luke K & Jackson P). As a first-year cross country coach, I was constantly surprised with how positive and motivated these kids were on a daily basis. Running in 100°+ for over three miles takes a lot of positive motivation, especially to do it over and over again throughout the season.

The guys showed a lot of improvement over the season. We hope to see that built upon in next year’s season as most of our top runners are returning as juniors and seniors. The guys came up just short of qualifying for State, but I’m sure that will be a goal for next season.

The girls had an excellent season! For only the second time in school history, they qualified for State. Senior runner and captain, Olivia H, also qualified individually. The girls are losing a few strong runners but we are equally excited for the younger runners this year to step into those roles next season.

It was an enormous honor to work with each of our athletes this year.

-Coach Aleisa
 

POST SEASON AWARDS:

ALA COYOTE CHARACTER AWARD is given to the student-athlete who best exemplifies Christian character, servant-leadership, dedication to academic work, commitment to his/her faith and commitment to the team. This year's Coyote Character Award is given to:
  • Girls cross country - Emily M
  • Boys cross country - Aiden P

 

2017-18 ATHLETIC PAPERWORK
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2017 COACHING STAFF


Head Coach
Mish Aleisa

Assistant Coach
Andrea Oppermann