After a grueling Place Race last Wednesday, the Dunwoody Wildcats Cross Country Team is ready to begin its racing season. The race rosters are posted outside of the coach's classrooms. For the most part, runners #1-40 from the Place Race will race Saturday at Wesleyan School; and #41-80 and all 8th Graders will race Tuesday at Druid Hills Middle School.
Our first race of the season is at Druid Hills Middle School on Tuesday August 23rd. The 3 mile Varsity Race begins at 5:15pm; and the 2 mile JV Race begins at 5:45pm. (All 8th graders will run the 2 mile JV Race). All athletes racing (except 8th graders) must ride the bus to the meet; which leaves at 3:30pm from the DHS gym. After all the races are complete and the post-race team meeting, students may ride home with their parents after receiving a coach's permission.
Just a reminder that students must wear their DHS uniform top and shorts for races. No jewelry (earrings, rings, metal barrettes are allowed). Any tshirts, compression shorts, etc worn under the uniform must be solid black in color. For this race only - any athlete that has not yet received an XC uniform should wear navy shorts and their Dunwoody XC Tshirt.
On Saturday, we will race at the Wesleyan School Invitational. There will be no bus for this meet. With the exception of Varsity Boys, all athletes competing should arrive at Wesleyan School by 7:30am. Please carpool as much as possible. Only the top 40 boy and girls runners will compete in this invitational; as posted on the race rosters. Again, students may not leave until all races and the team meeting is complete.
Boys Varsity: 8:30am
Girls Varsity: 9:00am
Boys JV: 9:40am
Girls JV: 10:10am
Due to the split squads this week, our practice schedule will be a little different.
Monday (August 22nd) 6am: Practice for the Entire Team
Tuesday (August 23rd):
No practice for Wesleyan Runners - Please meet on your own and get in 5-6 miles easy distance
Wednesday (August 24th):
No practice for runners that ran the Tuesday County Race - Please get in easy 3 mile recovery run on your own.
Thursday (August 25th) 3:30pm: Practice for the Entire Team
Friday (August 26th): 6:00am: Practice for the Entire Team
Thanks to all the parents and guardians that made it out Wednesday night to the Booster Club Meeting. We enjoyed meeting you and talking about the upcoming season. The coaches are extremely excited to start the Racing Season, and hope to see you out at races to cheer the team on!