North High Cross Country
Congratulations to our graduating Class of 2019!
Gabriel completed his graduation requirements in December 2018 and received a scholarship to run Track and Cross Country at Cloud County Community College. He plans to study Business. He is excelling in his academics and running this semester! Gabriel your smile always brought joy to your team and your determination will take you far!
Yadira is graduating a year early and is more than ready to take the next step in her education. She is planning to attend Butler County Community College. Her favorite memory with cross country was "when we had the lock in in the new gym and dancing to Caballo Dorado with the team." Yadi, your spirit, smile, and fun self will be missed.
Ariel has signed to run cross country at Newman University and will major in Nursing. Her favorite memory of XC is "being able to be a part of this family, being about to hang out with my coaches and teammates, and that we always support and encourage each other." Ariel you are a budding flower that is ready to bloom. You have so much to share and offer this world. Let your brightness shine and know we will always support you!
Jared plans to attend Friends University in the fall to run cross country and track while majoring in Zoo Science. Jared's favorite memory is running at State as a team! Jared has been an amazing leader for our XC family. He not only has led by example of perserverance and determination, but he encouraged every teammate to reach for their goals! Stay awesome Jared!
Kayla plans to attend Friends University to major in Zoo Science to pursue Wildlife Rehabilitation while running cross country and track. Her favorite memory from cross country was every time she was able to PR because it was always a reminder that the hard work had all paid off. Kayla has been a strong leader and role model for the women's team. She not only had high expectations of herself and put in the work to achieve her goals, she always wanted the best and most for her team. Kayla, continue to let your light shine!
Jack plans to attend Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, CO and run cross country. His favorite cross country memory is future authoring and competing at meets. Jack is an amazing endurance runner and has discipline unlike many athletes I know. He is a trail guy and loves any adventure he can get into. Jack, enjoy the mountains. They've definitely been calling you and I can't wait to see where this next chapter takes you!
Andy plans to run for Trinidad State Junior College in Alamosa, Colorado. His favorite memory is running against different competition at the Chili Pepper meet in Arkansas. I joked with Andy that he is our mountain man and come to find out, he is! Andy is a consistent leader who always challenged himself to find the right racing strategy to achieve the most success for himself, but especially his team. Andy, you can do anything you set your mind to!
Patricia plans to atend Pratt County Community College and run cross country and track while majoring in Ministry. Patricia first told me she wouldn't be a good runner because she wasn't allowed to run in her country due to being too tall. I told her that her height will not stop her from being a part of our XC family and we will teach her how to run. It didn't take long for Patricia to start leading the pack and push her teammates to complete their workouts and finish their push ups and burpees. Patricia wants everyone to succeed and feel supported. She would finish her race and within minutes, she was out cheering on runners from every school until the last racer crossed the finish line. She has a contagious laugh and smile that brought so much energy to our team. Patricia, you are going to be missed so much! Go show the world what you're made of.
Ismari plans to attend the University of Kansas to study Human Biology with a pre-med concentration. Her favorite memory was the comradery everyone had with one another on the team. That we always support each other whether it be school or a hard workout. Ismari is a fearless leader in every capacity of life. She is a confident, hard-working, driven woman who will have an amazing impact in this world. Her kind, genuine heart captured the respect of her teammates, classmates, and coaches. Ismari, you are destined for greatness! Your family is always here to support you.
Welcome to the 2019-20 Cross Country season!
Conditioning begins July 8th from 7am to 8:30am.
Meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until school starts.
Meet at the stairs off of Rochester.
Must have a physical and concussion form on file.
Come prepared to put in work and compete!
Fireworks Stand – ANNOUNCEMENT - We will be supporting the Football team this year and their coaches will be officially managing the tent at 21st and Amidon. They are willing to support us if we support them!
June 27th through July 4th
Set up June 26th at 6pm.
Tear down July 4th at 11pm.
Team fundraiser and conditioning each morning at 8am.
OFFICIAL PRACTICE - starts August 14th, 2019 at 3:30pm and ends at 5:30pm. We will practice every weekday. Meet back by the south side of the track. Any changes due to the Heat Plan will be communicated via Remind. Please sign up. See below.
Last day to join Cross Country is August 23rd, 2019.
REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE
You will need a completed physical form, concussion form, blue card, and Pay to Play. Pick up a physical form from Coach Nigg, Coach Bookout, or Coach Church so you have the form that includes the concussion form on it. Blue Cards will be given the first week of practice and will need completed by your parents. Pay to Play can be completed during enrollment by visiting Lori Smith the Bookkeeper in office A105. This must be completed prior to competition and will cover you for the school year and any sports your participate in.
You also need to maintain good academic standing. If you are on the D and F list then you will be required to attend tutoring and communicate with your coaches and teachers what plan you have to raise your grade. If you are unable to make progress on your own, then practice time will be offered for you to receive additional help or attend tutoring or study hall. We are of the opinion that you are a student first. Being a student-athlete is a balance of your time and energy. Cross country is an extra-curricular activity and does not come before your education.
Sping semester of 2019 students must pass five .5 credit classes (totalling 2.5 credits) to be eiligible for the Fall 2019 season. Tower Time and Advocacy do not count towards eligibility.
Extended learning credits DO count towards eligibility.
Fall 2019, students must be enrolled in five .5 credit classes (totalling 2.5 credits) to be eligible to compete.
COMMUNICATION is KEY! I highly recommend you sign up for this or you may miss important announcements.
In an attempt to find the most effective way to communicate with parents and athletes, we will also be using the Remind Me app. This will message any phone that has signed up via text to our group. Instructions can also be found at the bottom of this page.
Text the number 81010 with the message @skinsxc and you will receive a message to join our group.
On a smart phone you can put this link into your web browser to sign up: rmd.at/skinsxc
I will update this page with announcements and have messages sent through Remind Me.
If you have any questions, please check this page or reach out to the coaching staff. I look foward to working with you all this season! Go Redskins!
-Coach Traci Nigg