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Sign up on our XC Remind account for important updates, for both parents and student-athletes!

Text @nhsxc22 to 81010

Also, we use the Band app to communicate proprietary training plans and a master scheduling calendar! Look for the link on our Remind posts (or search Band groups for "NHSXC") to join. Practice schedule details will no longer be posted on this website.

FOLLOW US:  We are on Instagram and Threads @Noreastersxc

FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION will be in August 1, 2024.  First practice is at 8:30 AM on Monday, August 19, behind JWMS


If you want to be a serious xc runner, you need to take base training during the summer seriously, so you are ready to race in the fall.  But even if you are simply joining xc for wellness, you need to run at least 3 times per week over the summer to reduce your risk of injury once the season starts (when everyone runs every day, six days a week).  

Summer training requires self motivation!  There are no mandatory practices. With the new CIAC Rules, we may offer some group sessions, but mostly you need to run on your own or (best yet) gather a friend(s) to run with you. More suggestions on Summer Training are posted on the tab to the left and on our Band app.

Transportation: We periodically travel out of town, both in-season and during the summer, to add variety to our training runs.  If you do not drive, or have parents who work and are unable to drive you, pls inform your coach so we can help arrange alternative plans.  We don't want anyone left out simply due to logistics!


Once again, XC leads the way with 37 student-athletes (i.e., 75% of the entire team) achieving High Honors academically IN-SEASON: Hayden, Sage, Tessa, Jace, Carley, Natalie P, Gabriela, Murtaza, Adrian B, Aiden, Braden, Kenna, Thanh-Lam, Gabe, Adrian K, Daren, RJ, Evan, Beth, Natalie H, Anna, Eshan, Dylan, Muj, Liz, Kate, Chelsea, Maja, Collin, Molly, Rachel, Skyler, Filip, Emma, Charlie, Alex and Christian  Way to represent!


Congrats to Kate Bohlke for being named All Conference, All State, All New England and All American for the 2023 season.

Mondays - Tempo

Tuesdays - Easy

Wednesdays - either speed intervals or hill intervals (alternate)

Thursdays & Fridays - Easy

Saturdays - Long Run

Sundays - recovery

If you run 3 days/week, you should avoid injuries by building a "base"

By then running 4-6 days/week, you can improve your speed

Note: 1-2 E day(s) each week can be substituted for an extra Rest day

Also, Sat and Sun can be swapped if necessary (due to schedule or weather)

30 Earn Academic High Honors for 2020!In SeasonXC had 30 student athletes earning High Honors in-season (a record number, even with a smaller team)

Jack Bogatz

Kyle Saindon

Justin Tran

James Vendetti

Kristijan Z

Maeve Gunning

Jonah Borrup

Alexandra Daha

Zachary Liebl

Charlie Pade

Mike & Kate Bohlke

Luke Brown

JT Drozd

Eli Johnson

Beth Doll 
 Will Le

Dan Pichardo

Maria Joseph

Filip Nadratowski

Carissa Toth

Eli Roberts

Aaron Schneider

Anna McGoldrick

Jackson Nyez

Molly Lavoie

Collin Karanian

Hannah Nystrom

Maggie Woods

Chris Samarotto

All State 2020
Huge congrats to the sister/brother duo, Kate & Mike Bohlke, for both earning All State Honors this season!!

Congrats to Sam Geisler on signing with the Huskies, our first D1 recruit in XC for a long time!

2020 All Herald Honors
Congrats to Sam Geisler, Mike Bohlke and Kate Bohlke for being named All Herarld Cross Country Runners this season! Watch the newspaper for their photos.

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