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Cross Country

PRACTICES START TUESDAY SEPT. 12, 2017.  We will meet outside the Phys Ed Office.  Bring the completed Athletic Medial Participation Form and come prepared to go outside.  See you there.  
Dr. Frank J. Hayden offers individual sports in inter-school competition. In general, Grade 9's (born 2003) are Midget runners, 10's (born 2002) are Junior runners while Grades 11, 12 & returning 12's (born 2001, 2000 and 1999) are Senior runners.  NEW for 2017 season is boys and girls are running the same distance (Midget - 4km, Junior - 5km, Senior - 6km). 
Cross Country Athletes play their season in the Fall while Track & Field Athletes compete in the Spring. Since these are individual sports, there is a mandatory minimum of 8 team practices that all members must attend. Many athletes are involved in outside clubs and this will be taken under consideration as well.
COACHES -  Ms. Germain 
Mrs.Hammond and  Mr.Mark
Commitment: Two to three formal practices per week plus personal training, approx. three competitive meets, depending on scheduling
Requirements: Students are asked to bring proper running shoes and running attire, water bottle, along with a signed permission form to the first practice. Practice information will be shared at the meeting mentioned above. Transportation forms, from the Athletics site, will also be required by all team members.
Season: September and October
Practices:  The Hayden Cross Country team practices Monday to Thursday at 3:15 pm (meet on the Track). Students are required to have attended 16 Team practices in order to run at GHAC. Students are also encouraged to run either Monday or Wednesday and every Saturday.
Students are expected to be on time and dressed appropriately for weather conditions. Students will not be allowed to run in anything other than proper running shoes.

Cross Country Training Schedule 2017


Athletic Medical Participation Form and Transporation Form from the Hayden Athletics site

Remind 101 Text @dfhxctry 
to (289) 812-0132


Upcoming Meets

Dundas Valley Gryphon Meet - Thurs. Sept. 21 at Christie Conservation

McMaster Invitational 
Wed. Oct. 4 at Churchill Park in Hamilton

Heartlake Invitational -Tues. Oct. 17 at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton

Pre-GHAC: Wed. Oct. 18 at Hilton Falls

GHAC: Wed. Oct. 25 at Hilton Falls

OFSAA Championship
Sat. Nov 4 - Petawawa Golf Course, Petawawa, ON