Q: Where can I learn more about WPHS XC
Q: Is XC Coed?
A: Sortof, the boys and girls may train together, but boys and girls each race in their own divisions.
Q: When does the cross country season begin?
A: Cross country season starts in the fall, shortly after school begins.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Athletes are required to sign up for Athletic PE in the Fall semester. This will allow the athletes sufficient time to train and shower before their first academic class.
Q: If my athlete signs up for athletic PE, will this delay graduation or limit which classes they can take?
A: With the current WPHS Block schedule, athletes have approximately 15 elective classes during their 4 years at WPHS. Taking XC/athletic PE will consume up to 4 of those 15 electives.
Q: What do students need to participate in Cross Country?
A: Students will require typical athletic clothing (shorts/tshirt) running shoes and a great attitude.
Q: When are practices/meets held?
A: Practices are held before school and during athletic PE class. Optional practices are held on Saturdays. Meets are after school and occasionally on Saturdays
Q: Are the kids fast?
A: Some of the kids are fast, some are not. XC is a great sport for anybody willing to run and ready for personal improvement.
Q: Does my kid need to try out?
A: XC is a ‘no cut sport’ Everybody gets to train and everybody gets to race. Some Varsity races will limit the number of runners to 7-10; but most races have no limit on the number of athletes.
Q: How do the students attend after school meets?
A: Due to cost and bus availability, athletes are responsible for their own transportation. Athlete organized carpooling is always encouraged. Unfortunately the school/boosters cannot organize private transportation.