• Gateway Cross Country Team Information

    Cross country is an outdoor sport for 7th and 8th-grade students.  The team meets in the undercover area rain or shine.  Practices are Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm and there is a 5:00 pm activity bus for students who are not able to get a ride home.  Athletes will typically run three to four miles each practice and the team runs off campus most days.  The cross-country meet courses are between 1.5 and 2 miles depending on the meet location. 

    Cross Country season typically starts the first day of school (see the Gateway athletic page for a specific start date) and ends the last week of October.  There are no practices on weekends or days when there is no school. 

    To see the meet schedule click on the Schedule link below.  There are six meets during the season. 

    6th Grader Participation

    Sixth graders are allowed to practice with the team on Mondays and Wednesdays.  They do not compete in meets.  For safety and supervision reasons, 6th graders need to be able to run a mile in 12 minutes or less.  A coach will time 6th graders on their first practice to confirm they can meet the 12-minute mile qualifying time.  Additionally, 6th graders who attend practice but choose not to run will not be allowed to continue with the team. 

    2023 Parent Letter

    Off Campus Form


    Cross Country Gear Orders

     Running form video



    Coach Jessen Schilaty