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 @rrxc2019 to the following phone # 81010.

All athletes must have a current physical, participation and consent/release form turned into the school or me before you can start regular practice.

Season Starts July 29. Mon-Thurs  9-10 RRHS Track. All forms due!
Aug 5-9 12-1:30PM  RRHS Track
Aug 12 (1st day of school) 2:30 – 400 PM at track during school days
Parent Meeting:  Tuesday, Aug 6, 6-7:15 PM, Gymnasium

Costs
Athletic participation fee: NLT 8/14       $70 Mandatory
Uniform (only if they want to keep)            $43 ..$23 jersey, $20 shorts  Optional
Girls shorts, black spandex                $  ??  Mandatory
Sponsor T-shirt                                             $15+/-  Encouraged
Warm ups jacket/sweats?                            $40+/-  Optional

Transportation
Students will be required to provide their own transportation to approximately half the meets…annotated on the schedule.

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….

Race Support
If the parents want to develop a schedule to provide snacks and/or Gatorade on race days, it would be appreciated.

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 if out of county or east of US 41 for in county meets. It’s important that students have reliable transportation to and from local meets. Runners are expected to stay at the meet until after the awards presentations. 

2019 Boys and Girls Cross Country

Class 3A – Region R3 – District D5

8/17 Gulf High School Jamboree XC, No Bus, @ Gulf High School Campus 5355 School Road, New Port Richey, Fl 34652 Girls 8:00,  Boys 8:30

8/24  Whispering Pines Invitational. On the Bus 6 AM, @  Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Dr. Inverness, FL 34453 GV- 8:00, BV- 8:30, GJV- 9:00, BJV- 9:45

8/31  Lecanto Invitational,  On the Bus 5:45AM, Lecanto High School, GV – 8:00, BV – 8:35, BJV 9:05, GJV 9:35

9/7  Zack Lucas, On the Bus 6 AM, McKathan Park, Brookville, Coaches meeting at 7:30.  GV 8:00, BV 8:40.  JV races after Varsity.

9/14  Palmetto XC Invitational, On the Bus 5:30 AM,  Palmetto HS, 1200 17th St W, Palmetto, 34221  7:30 coaches meeting, GV 8:00, BV 8:35,  GJV 9:05, BJV 9:45

9/21 Mitchell Invitational, No Bus, @ Starkey Park, 7:38 coaches meeting, GV 8:00, BV 8:35,  BJV 9:05, GJV 9:07

9/28 Weeki Wachee Invitational, No Bus, Weeki Wachi Preserve Coaches Meeting at 7:30, GV 8:00, BV 8:35, G JV 9:05, BJV 9:40

10/5 Keppel Invitational, No Bus, @ 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 * $2 parking

(T) 10/16 Sunshine Athletic Conference East/West No Bus @ TBD Coaches meeting at 4:30. JV at 5:00, GV 5:45,  BV  6:15.

10/23 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)

(T) 11/2  FHSAA CROSS COUNTRY CLASS 3A – REGION – 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS Details TBD, Lakeland FL (Boys and Girls varsity only)

11/9 States, Tallahassee

(T) Tentative