Cross Country

2020 Boys and Girls Cross Country
Coach David J Morgan
Work #: 727 774 7392
Email: dmorgan@pasco.k12.fl.us
Cell #: 727 858 4216

Parents/Athlete,
Thank you for your interest in participating on the Cross Country team.  Parents, it is important that your son or daughter attend all regular season practices and as much preseason conditioning as possible.   Please contact me as soon as possible if they will not be attending. A simple text message is fine.

Communication
The best way for me to get messages out to all the team members is using a program called Remind.  Athletes and parents should sign up to receive text or email alerts from me. To register for these alerts simply text @rrxc2020 to the following phone # 81010.

All athletes must have a current physical, participation and consent/release forms turned in to me before you can participate in practice and/or organized conditioning.

Preseason Conditioning (TBD):  District is considering allowing coaches to meet with athletes starting July 1, but that is not final.  Athletes should run long distance (3miles) 3x per week and if possible speed work 2x per week on their own or with friends to prepare for the season.

Season Starts July 27. Mon-Friday  9-10:30 RRHS Track. All forms due!

  • Aug 3-7 9-10:30 (Time may change due to scheduled teacher activities) RRHS Track
  • Aug 10, (1st day of school) 2:30 – 400 PM at track during school days

Parent Meeting:  Tuesday, Aug 4, 6-7:15 PM, Gymnasium (Tentative) 

Costs

Athletic participation fee: NLT 8/14           $70                                          Mandatory
Uniform Jersey (only if they want to keep)    $TBD                                      Opt.
Boys/Girls shorts, Plain black                    Purchase your own                 Mandatory
Sponsor T-shirt                                               $15+/-                                     Encouraged
Warm ups jacket/sweats?                               $40+/-                                     Opt

Transportation
Students will be required to provide their own transportation to almost all meets…annotated on the schedule.  We will ensure all have rides (carpool etc) the day before the meet.

Fund Raising
The primary fund raiser is sponsorships on the Cross Country Sponsor T-shirt.  Funds will be used to cover race entry fee and possibly assist with warm ups.   We could use parent help planning and selling advertisement spots on our cross-country banner that will go with us to each meet.  We may also use an on-line fund raiser….

Varsity, JV Determination
The top 7 boys and girls will normally run Varsity and the remaining will run JV.  We will use prior race times and/or qualification races at school to determine who runs the following races.

Meet schedule is still a work in progress but it is close.  There will be a few changes and I will update as I get them. Meets are usually held on Saturday mornings. Bussing is only provided to district meets. Runners are expected to stay at the meet until after the awards presentations.

2020 Boys and Girls Cross Country Class 3A – Region R3 – District D5

(T) 8/15 Gulf High School Jamboree XC, Showtime 7:00 AM, @ Gulf High School Campus
5355 School Road, New Port Richey, Fl 34652 Girls 8:00,  Boys 8:30

8/22  Whispering Pines Invitational. Showtime 7:00AM, @  Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Dr. Inverness, FL 34453 GV- 8:00, BV- 8:30, GJV- 9:00, BJV- 9:45

8/29  Lecanto Invitational,  Showtime 7:00AM, Lecanto High School, GV – 8:00, BV – 8:35, BJV 9:05, GJV 9:35

9/5  Zack Lucas, Showtime 7:00AM, McKathan Park, Brookville, Coaches meeting at 7:30.  GV 8:00, BV 8:40.  JV races after Varsity.

9/14  (TBD)

(T) 9/19 Mitchell Invitational, Showtime 7:00AM, @ Starkey Park, 7:38 coaches meeting, GV 8:00, BV 8:35,  BJV 9:05, GJV 9:07

9/25 Flrunners.com Invitational 21, Transportation TBD, Details TBD, Holloway Park, Lakeland FL

10/3 Keppel Invitational, Showtime 7:00AM, @ Crews Lake Park, 16739 Crews Lake Dr, Spring Hill, 7:40 coaches meeting, GV 8:00, BV 8:35,  BJV 9:10,  GJV 9:15, Awards 10:20

(T) 10/16 Sunshine Athletic Conference East/West Showtime 4:00 PM @ TBD Coaches meeting at 4:30. JV at 5:00, GV 5:45,  BV  6:15.

10/21 District, On the Bus 1:30PM, Palmetto HS, 1200 17th St W, Palmetto, 34221 4:00 coaches meeting, GV 5:00, BV 5:35,  (Boys and Girls varsity only)

10/31  FHSAA CROSS COUNTRY CLASS 3A – REGION – 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS Details TBD, Holloway Park, Lakeland FL (Boys and Girls varsity only)

11/7 States, Apalachee Regional Park (Tallahassee)

(TBD) To Be Determined

(T) Tentative