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Cross Country @ Bloomfield, Rocky Hill
9/17/2019
3:45pm
Away - Bloomfield HS
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Cross Country vs Hartford Public, New Britain
9/24/2019
3:45pm
Home - John Wallace MS
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Cross Country @ Windsor, Bulkeley
10/1/2019
3:45pm
Away - Windsor HS
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Cross Country @ Wethersfield
10/8/2019
3:45pm
Away - Wethersfield Cove Park
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Cross Country CIAC Class L Championship
10/26/2019
2:40pm
Away - Wickham Park - East Hartford

Cross Country

PRIORITY: both parents and student athletes need to sign up for the XC "Remind" account for important notices/updates: 
https://www.remind.com/join/nhsxc19 or text @nhsxc19 to 81010


Important Reminder!

In addition to assuring that your student athlete arrives to practice on time, we also need you to make every effort to have them picked up on time.  The practice start and end times published below are when we are able to provide supervision.  If your student athlete has not been picked up as of the end time, they will be asked to start walking home (or wait in the Main Office at NHS for a ride).  Thanks!

Practice Schedule

Sun, Aug 25 - mandatory rest day (no running, cross training is permitted)

Mon, Aug 26, 8:30-11:00 am - Scavenger Hunt starting at Mill Pond parking lot (wind ensemble members join us as quickly as possible after convocation)

Tues, Aug 27, 8:30-11:00 am - home course at JWMS

Wed, Aug 28 (first day of school), 2:45-4:45 pm - NHS parking lot (back corner by tennis courts); Captain's letters due; EAP drill!

Thurs, Aug 29, 2:45-5:00 pm - NHS Track

Fri, Aug 30, 2:45-4:45 pm - NHS tennis courts

Sat, Aug 31, 8:30-11:00 - behind Elizabeth Green Elementary School

Sun, Sept 1 - mandatory rest day

Mon, Sept 2, 8:30-11:00 am - Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd, WINDSOR

Tues-Fri, Sept 3-6, 2:45-4:45 - NHS tennis courts

Sat, Sept 7, 8:00-11:30 am - "Marathon" fundraiser & team building, both parents and student athletes

Attendance Policy

While xc has a "no cut" tradition in terms of athletic talent, we nevertheless uphold high standards in terms of personal responsibility and behavior within our community.

For example, our attendance policy is as follows:  

1. Any absence must be reported in advance to the coach by the student athlete (not the parent), except in the case of an extreme emergency.

2. Failure to report, and securing the coach's approval, in advance is considered an Unexcused Absence.  After the first Unexcused Absence, disciplinary action is at the sole discretion of the coach.

3. Reporting and securing the coach's advance approval is considered an Excused Absence.  After the third Absence (Excused combined with Unexcused), disciplinary action is at the sole discretion of the coach.

2.  This policy commences with our first practice on Aug 22, whether you are "cleared" or on family vacation prior to the start of academic classes or not.  

Mandatory Meeting with AD

Wed, Sept 4 - 2:30 pm for student-athletes, then 5:30 pm for parents

Summer Motivation

"If you don't love it, it is really hard to be good at running.  You have to have the love for the sport.  When it becomes hard with the hard workout and the hard races...if you don't love it, you're going to give up hope and not go for it."  Robbie Cozen, 5k New Balance National Champion, CT State Open Champion in 3,200 and our competition for XC this fall.  Who loves it more, Robbie or you??


2018 STATE OPEN

Congrats to Michael (30th overall and third fastest freshman in entire state), Aiden (improved from 96th overall last year to 38th this year) and Sam (53rd overall) for their exceptional performances!

and thanks to the Boosters for an outstanding end-of-season banquet, capping off an amazing year of encouragement and support.


ALL STATE HONORS

Congrats to Sam Geisler for earning All State Honors at the State Class Meet on October 26.  He is only the seventh xc runner ever from Newington (including Bill Rodgers) to win this honor.



THIRTY-FIVE (OVER HALF THE TEAM) EARN IN-SEASON HIGH HONORS!

Congrats to the following XC Student Athletes who earned High Honors in-season (2018):

Jonah Borrup, Zach Liebl, Marc Pantano, Carissa Toth, Luke Brown, Kassidy Doyle, Sam Geisler, Jacob Gionfriddo, Niko Karapanos, William Le, David Lynch, Jackson Nyez, Aaron Schneider, Joe Bohlke, Alan Chow, Silas Cianci, Serhiy Demyanov, Logan Dumas, Ken Flores, Dan Gagnon, Danielle Pantano, Julie Robinson, Shawn Veilleux, Andrew Bogatz, Jason Boghosian, Autumn DeBlois, Nick Fittz, Samantha Gorski, Jillian Grande, Vishaal Gurrala, Joe Oliva, Matt Plourd, Aiden Toth, Alexandra Daha & Avery Guion

plus an additional eleven earned Honors!


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