Cross Country

7th/8th Grade Cross Country

2021 WGMS Cross Country

Contact Information

Coach: Scott Raines [email protected]

Coach: Theresa Lesko [email protected] 

Important Dates

  • July 30th 9:00 am: Parent/Athlete meeting at the middle school.

  • August 2nd 8:00 am: Practice begins behind the middle school.

In order to participate, you must be signed up to Final Forms and have a physical on file at the middle school that has been completed within the last year.This should be completed by a doctor before practice begins in August. You are not allowed to participate in a sport in any way until that is done. If you are unsure if you have a physical on file, please contact the main office at the middle school. The link to Final Forms is located on the middle school athletics website. 

If you participate in another sport outside of school (soccer), we would still love to have you run cross country for WGMS. The coaches can work with you and your other sport’s schedule to find something that is beneficial for all. We have done this multiple times in the past with many different athletes.

To be eligible to run in a meet, you must have participated in 10 practices and be able to run the course distance (2 miles) in under 25 mins. By attending practice and giving your best effort, neither of these should not be a problem for a runner of any skill level.

Summer practices meet behind the middle school. If you are going to be on vacation at the start of the season (August 2 - August 6), please let the coaches know ahead of time so we can place your name on our roster and send you any important paperwork/order forms.

Athletes are encouraged to begin running on their own before the start of the season. There is an optional Summer Running Program that encourages students to build their running endurance the month leading into the season. The Greater Cleveland XC Camp is also highly recommended for all runners. More information for these can be found on the attached documents. We also recommend athletes run in local 5Ks and Fun Runs leading up to the season to gain race experience.

If you have any questions between now and the start of the season, feel free to email us at any time. To sign up for the Cross Country Remind and receive text updates, text 81010 with the message @wgmscc. If you were enrolled last year, you must re-enroll for 2021 as the old contact list was deleted. We look forward to another successful season!


Mr. Raines and Ms. Lesko

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