Good afternoon, Wildcat XC! A huge congratulations to the following individuals for being named to an All-County Team! These 14 Wildcats represented our programs on the biggest stages this season and are being recognized for their incredible performances on the course! Go Wildcats!!
Thank you to Kevin Bacon for the 2023 XC Slide Show!
Good afternoon Wildcat XC!
That's a wrap on the 2023 season! Thank you to everyone who came to the Banquet this past Thursday!
A couple of exciting announcements:
Happy November, DHS XC!
This past Saturday, the DHS Girls XC team competed at the GHSA 6A State Championships! The heat was on full blast in the afternoon when the girls took to the starting line, but it did not deter any of them! The girls placed 15th Overall!
What a way to end the 2023 XC Season! Claire Shelton, Abby Reams, Ronnie Amrani, Chloe Warren, Jenna McJunkin, Hannah Litvak, and Hailey Cook represented DHS XC in the State Championship and earned a spot in top half of the very competitive race. With a 20:58 team average, these young women took on the best GA has to offer and made DHS XC very proud! Beside these runners the whole time were Julia Lovell, Charlotte Coates, Siler Corbett, Clara Green, and Bobbi Allen who trained with the team the past two weeks. We could not have had the success we did without you, or the other runners, alumni, and parents who made it out to Carollton to support the team. A huge congratulations to these ladies for ending this season on a very high note!
On Thursday, November 9th, we will celebrate our very exciting XC season! We have so much to celebrate and we are looking forward to sharing all of it with you! The Banquet will be held from 5:30-8:30pm. Dinner will be served at 5:30. Awards and slideshow will take place after dinner. We can't wait to see you there!
We are looking for photos for our slideshow!
Please upload photos from the season to this Google Link.
Service Day Pt. 2:
There is still a small pile of mulch left to be spread in the Picnic Area outside of the school. The 2nd service "day" will be after school on Wednesday 11/8 at 3:45pm. If enough people come, we should be done in about 30-45 minutes! Community service hours will be given!
Happy Sunday Dunwoody XC! After 6 months of hard training, the Girls team is gearing up for their last race of the season - State!
Our awesome girls' team will be racing at 2:45pm on 11/4, this Saturday, at Carrollton Elementary School and Carrollton, Georgia! The bus will be leaving DHS at 12:30. These young women have been through the trials of summer running, workouts, & injuries and have come out the other end as a competitive and driven cross country team. They got here with hard work and have more than earned everyone's support as they write the final chapter of the 2023 Season. There will be much space on the bus for anyone who wants to come cheer on the Girls!
The banquet will be held on Thursday 11/9 in the Dunwoody Cafeteria. We will begin dinner at 5:30, proceed to the awards and speeches, then close with an awesome slideshow brought to you by our booster club! The event will end at 8:30pm. We have so much to celebrate from this season and we cannot wait to share it with you! From early morning runs in June to now post-season competition, this group of young men and women have delighted us. We cannot wait to recognize the contributions they made to this program!
We are looking for photos for our slideshow!
Please upload photos from the season to this Google Link.
On the morning of Saturday, 11/4, there will be a service/cleanup day at Dunwoody High School! The PTSO is hoping for 35 student volunteers to help with the project. The work will begin at 9:30am and will be done in just a couple of hours. Breakfast will be served from 9:00-9:30am! Show up for the community service in the morning and then go cheer on your teammates in Carrollton in the afternoon! It is going to be a great day!
We've had numerous parents reach out with inquiries about parent and fan jackets and we are pleased to announce that we can now include parent jackets in our order. XC Parent Jackets available thru 5 pm 10/24- One Day Sale! Use this Google Form link to order your parent jacket.
Athlete Jacket Personalization deadline has been extended thru NOON 10/24. Use this Google Form link to order for your athlete.
Wildcat XC! This Wednesday, 10/25, the Cross-Country team will be walking in the Homecoming Parade! Wear your 2023 team shirt and meet in Vermack Court by 3:45pm!
If you don't want to wear your bookbag during the parade, come to Coach Chriszt's room (A-5) by 3:30pm to drop it off! The door will be locked at 3:30 and unlocked immediately following the parade. We will have a banner and a limited supply of candy!
Wow! Yesterday was quite a day of racing at the Region 4 6-A Championships at Allatoona Creek Park! In all four races, our runners ran as a team and the coaches could not be prouder of them. A huge thank you to everyone who helped make yesterday such a memorable day! We had such an awesome group of parents who brought food for the kids and supported the team out on the course.
Varsity Girls 4th with 106 Points
Varsity Boys 5th with 110 Points
JV Girls 5th with 142 Points
JV Boys 2nd with 42 Points
All of the runners out on the course knew what was at stake and ran to the very best of their ability!
A huge congratulations to the Girls Varsity team who made it through to qualify for the state meet by placing 4th in a very competitive region! Claire Shelton led the way by securing 2nd place, followed by Bobbi Allen, Abby Reams, and Ronnie Amrani who finished all together! Our scoring team was rounded out by Jenna McJunkin, followed by Hannah Litvak and Hailey Cook who all made huge contributions to the 4th place finish. The coaches are so proud of these young women for the courage they showed yesterday. Girls, we'll see you at practice tomorrow!
The Varsity Boys came up just short by only 10 points away from the 4th place team. For such a young team, the step forward these young men have taken in the last year is remarkable. The coaches are very proud of the effort given and could not ask for more and there is so much to look forward to with this group of boys. Congratulations on a remarkable season, gentlemen, and we are so excited to see what you accomplish next year!
As always, we were impressed by our JV Girls squad who never quit on themselves and ran with some serious toughness! In a JV race that is as competitive as the one yesterday, it takes some serious strength, patience, and drive to compete every step of the way. And that is exactly what these ladies did in their race.
The JV boys put on a show with many huge PR's, 3 runners in the top 10, and a 2nd place finish. These boys finished their season with a bang and we are so proud of them!
Congratulations to the following for earning a top 20 finish in their respective races!
Claire Shelton - 2nd Varsity Girls Jared Katz - 4th JV Boys Cole Young - 12th JV Boys
Alex Loffredio - 13th Varsity Boys Ben Snead - 5th JV Boys Lucas Boden - 15th JV Boys
Andreas Doyelle - 20th Varsity Boys Xavier Pasquier - 6th JV Boys
Time to start looking ahead to state! Our girls' team will be racing at 2:45pm on 11/4 at Carrollton Elementary School and Carrollton, Georgia! The bus will be leaving DHS at 12:30. There will be space on the bus for anyone who wants to come cheer on the Girls! The state team lineup is:
Claire Shelton, Bobbi Allen, Abby Reams, Ronnie Amrani, Jenna McJunkin, Hannah Litvak, and Hailey Cook. Our next five runners who will be entered as alternates, and will continue to practice, are Chloe Warren, Julia Lovell, Charlotte Coates, Clara Green, and Siler Corbett. Earning a state team placement at all is a huge accomplishment and all of these awesome young women should be very proud!
If you are not on the state team, you must take at least the next 7 days off of running. You have been working very hard since May and have earned a break. Sleep in on Fridays, go home early after school the other days, and rest your legs. After 7-14 days, begin running again and slowly working up your mileage until it is time for summer runs to pick back up next year!
To celebrate our amazing season, the Banquet is scheduled for November 9th from 5:30-8:30pm in the Dunwoody High School Cafeteria. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm so come ready for some delicious food!
Our amazing boosterclub is beginning a new tradition by providing new jackets! By noon tomorrow, 10/23, every athlete needs to complete the following google form to personalize their jacket! Make sure to complete and spread the word! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCa9bJKzhZTbDNJSiXXxRMVOktQLVOKfQR0JUmErhDSM3r-g/viewform
It's Region week! This week, we will be preparing our runners, physically and mentally, for our biggest challenge of the season. Let's get excited!
But first, let's recap the great weekend we had in Alabama on our overnight trip and the Randolph Invitational.
Friday afternoon, our team boarded a bus: destination, Huntsville, Alabama! We had a great practice at Lake Guntersville, enjoyed a delicious dinner, played some very entertaining games hosted by our captains, and enjoyed a special trip to Buc-ee's! The weekend was filled with jubilance, team building, many smiles. A huge THANK YOU to Amy Halligan, Erin Zack, Fred Wintrich, Linda McJunkin, and everyone who contributed their time to ensure the weekend was one to remember!
Interesting fact: Alabama alone contains 43% of the snail population of the US - and none of them wear Dunwoody Uniforms! Our runners lit up the John Hunt Running Park course and many set season bests or PR'd!
Girls - 5th 196 Points
Leading the way and earning a 2nd place overall was Claire Shelton; followed by Ronnie Amrani, Abby Reams, Bobbi Allen and Hannah Litvak! Awesome running everyone!
Boys - 10th 325 Points
Alex Loffredio, Andrea Doyelle, Oliver Abbot, Jude Wright, and Andrew Halligan scored for the boys - great job to all who raced!
Practice This Week:
This week we will be preparing for the Region Championships next Saturday. Runners, Team Meetings will be held on the following days with the specified teams:
Girls: Tomorrow, 10/16 at 3:40-4:00pm in Coach Chriszt's Room (A-5).
Boys: Tuesday, 10/17 from 3:40-4:00pm in Coach Chriszt's Room (A-5).
Region 4 6A is scheduled on October 21st at Allatoona Creek Park - the same course as last year.
12:00pm Varsity girls (top 7)
12:30pm Varsity boys (top 7)
1:00pm JV girls (everyone else)
1:45pm JV boys (everyone else)
The bus will be leaving Dunwoody High School at 9:45am. Runners need to report by 9:30!
Region Line-Ups are being finalized and will be announced at the team meetings before practice this week.
Save the Date! Our Banquet is scheduled for November 9th from 5:30-8:30pm in the Dunwoody High School Cafeteria. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm so come ready for some delicious food!
2023 DHS XC Overnight Trip Information Sheet Trip Info:
We are heading to Huntsville, Al. over the weekend of October 13-14. We will be leaving mid Friday morning (13th) and returning to DHS before dinner-time on Saturday (14th). We ask that you send your runner with a sack lunch they can eat on the bus during the drive on Friday. On our way to Huntsville, we will have a short practice followed by a day full of games, team building and delicious food. Friday night we will be staying at a Springhill Suites just 15 minutes from the meet. Early lights out to get ready for the meet the next morning. Meet Info: We will be competing in the Randolph Invitational - a meet hosted by a local high school. It is a 5k race and is on a fantastic course. The grounds of the meet are at John Hunt Running Park which is the same course of the famous Running Lane Invitational! We are very excited to see what our wildcats will do on such a storied course. There is only one race for each section (no Varsity - JV split). See Itinerary for times! Itinerary: Friday: 8:05-9:27 - Students attend 1st period class 9:34-10:57 - Students attend 2nd period class 11:04-11:25 - Students report to ROAR (very important!) 11:25 - Students are dismissed from ROAR via intercom and report outside of gym lobby 11:45 - Bus leaves Dunwoody High School 1:45 (time change) - Arrive at Lake Guntersville Park for practice/games1 2:00-4:00 - Practice at Park 4:00-5:00 - Drive to Hotel2 5:15-5:45 - Check in, showers. 6:00-7:00 - Dinner 7:00-9:00 - Games 9:00 - Lights out Saturday: 6:30-7:00 - Breakfast, Check out of hotel 7:15 - Leave for meet 7:30 - Arrive at Park3 9:00 - Girls Race 10:00 - Boys Race 11:00 - Awards Ceremony 12:00 (at the latest) - Leave for DHS 4:30 (including time change)- Arrive at DHS All students need to be picked up by 5:00pm! ***Please note that this Itinerary is subject to slight change. Should the return time be different than planned, a remind will be sent out with updated information. Addresses: 1: Lake Guntersville State Park (practice/games): 24 State Campground Rd, Guntersville, AL 35976 2: Springhill Suites (hotel): 745 Constellation Place Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801 3: John Hunt Cross Country Park (meet): 2151 Airport Road SW, Huntsville, AL 35801