Week of September 21- LC Extravaganza

Monday, September 21- Team Meeting in Coach Cymbolin’s Room @ 3 pm.  MS/HS- Practice @  EHS 3-5 pm

Tuesday, September 22- MS/HS- Practice @  EHS 3-4:30 pm

Wednesday, September 23- Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm. 

Thursday, September 24- Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm. 

Friday, September 25- Practice @ EHS 3-4 pm. Team meal at 4 pm. 


Saturday, September 26- Liberty Center Extravaganza 

At Leaders Farm– 0-064 County Road 16 in Napoleon, Ohio 

*For the most accurate directions please use Google to search Leaders Farms (www.leadersfarms.com) and use the directions tab. The actual address is not recognized by most GPS systems.

Results: Results will be available at https://www.baumspage.com/cc/libertycenter/2020/

Course Maps

LC High School Course Map

LC Middle School Map

Race Schedule 

8:15 am- MS leaves EHS

9:00 am- HS leaves EHS

10:00 am- MS Girls

10:30 am- MS Boys

12:00 pm- HS Girls

1:30 pm-  HS Boys


Parking: Spectator parking is in front lot, with the first two rows reserved for handicap parking. There will be a $5 per car fee for parking.


T-shirts: Freedom Invitational t-shirts will be available via presale, with very limited quantities available during race day. Presold shirts may be picked up on the day of the race. Shirts will be bagged together for each school for coaches to pick up. Shirts may be ordered at the following website: https://lcxcextravaganza2020.itemorder.com/sale


Wrist Bands: Discounted wristbands for the farm festival activities will be made available to all coaches, athletes, and spectators the day of the meet. 


Covid-19 Limitations:


  • Teams are responsible for conducting symptom assessment prior to travel to the competition venue.
  • All athletes must wear a mask at all times when not competing.
  • Six-feet social distancing must be maintained between individuals when not competing.
  • No congregating before or after competition.
  • Supply your own water bottle, equipment, hand sanitizer and personal items which are not to be shared with anyone.


  • No dogs are permitted on site. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Wearing of a face covering/mask at all times is mandatory. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Spectators should conduct daily symptom assessments. Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home.
  • Six-feet social distancing must be maintained between individuals.
  • No congregating before or after competition is permitted.

-Team Camps

  • Team camps should be at least 20’ apart from each other. No tents unless we have inclement weather.
  • Team camp area will be for athletes and coaches only, no spectators/parents.

Archbold, League Preview, & The Battle of Turtle Creek

Cross Country Schedule for the week of September 14- September 19 

7th Grader Hailey Harmon at the Wildcat Open
8th Grader Carson Wyse at the Wildcat Open

Monday, September 14: HS- Practice @  EHS 3-5 pm

MS ONLY- Archbold Invitational 

4:30 pm- Meet in the HS cafeteria/Bus leaves 

5:45 pm- MS Boys (Teams- Perrysburg (half your boys), BG, Tinora, Evergreen, Hicksville, Defiance, Montpelier, PH, Cardinal Stritch)

6:15 pm- MS Girls  (Teams- Perrysburg (enter half), Napoleon, Archbold, Wauseon, Tinora, Swanton, St Ursula, Evergreen, Cardinal Stritch

Archbold MS Course

Spectators Information

  • Spectators should conduct daily symptom assessments. Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home. 
  • No fans/parents in the camp area.  Ask parents not to congregate near the start or finish line and spread out around the course.  Spectators should wear masks at all times
  • Wearing of a face covering at all times is mandatory. We want to have a complete season, so do your small part so that we can mitigate spread and continue to compete.
  • Spectators should be limited to family members only


Tuesday, September 15– NWOAL League Preview @ Delta.  This is NOT a meet, but an opportunity for athletes to practice/preview the course prior to the NWOAL League Meet on October 17. 

4:15 pm- Bus leaves EHS

5:45 pm-  Estimated return time back to EHS

Delta MS Course Map

Delta HS Course Map


Wednesday, September 16– Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm. 


Thursday, September 17– Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm. 


Friday, September 18– Practice @ EHS 3-4 pm. Team meal at 4 pm. 

Team Meal/Race Day Snacks Sign Up– https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44aaaa2baafb6-2020


Saturday, September 19The Battle of Turtle Creek Invitational 

Sophomore Lyndi Williamson at the Wildcat Open
Sophomore Carson LeRoux at the Wildcat Open

Genoa High School 

2980 N. Genoa-Clay Center Rd, Genoa, OH 43430

Results: Results will be available at https://www.baumspage.com/cc/genoa/turtlecreek/2020/

Course Maps

HS Genoa Course Map

MS Genoa Course Map

Kids Mile Genoa Course Map

All races begin and end at the same locations. All races are run completely on grass, trails, and dirt, with no pavement. Each race includes at least one hill and one stream crossing (including the Kids Mile). Course will be well painted and MS turn-offs clearly marked. The 5k course crosses Turtle Creek three times. Creek depth depends on the weather; it could be almost completely dry, or depth could be above the knee.

Race Schedule 

6:30 am- Bus leaves EHS

9:00 am- MS Girls

9:30  am- MS Boys

10:00 am- HS Girls

10:40 am-  HS Boys

12:00 pm- Kids Mile (PreK-6th Grade) *Interested runners should notify Coach Hesson to register- $5 fee to participate

12:15 pm- Open 5k (All ages and abilities) $5 fee to participate

2:30 pm- Estimated return time

Meet Notes: With the cancellation of Fayette and limited participation for OG, we are excited to add The Battle of Turtle Creek to our schedule. This is a new (to us) meet and we are looking forward to the opportunity to compete with some new schools. From what we have been told, this course is a “true cross country course” meaning it offers a variety of terrain of grass, trails, dirt, at least one hill, and a water crossing. We strongly encourage athletes to bring an extra pair of socks, shoes, and maybe a towel. The atmosphere sounds upbeat and fun as there will be live music and multiple offerings of races (Kids Mile and Open 5k). T-shirts will be available for preorder, and a limited amount will be available for purchase the day of the meet. No design has been shared at this time, but if you are interested in pre ordering a shirt, let Coach Hesson know. 

Parking: Please enter on on Highway 51 (N. Genoa Clay Center Road). Drivers will be directed from there. Busses may drop teams off next to the starting line, and will be As noted above, spectator parking is $5.00 per vehicle.

Covid-19 Limitations:   Please be advised: 

  1. Race sizes will be limited to 150 participants. 
  2. Starting boxes will be six feet by six feet, with six feet of empty space on either side. 
  3. Teams will not be allowed to enter starting boxes until five minutes before race times.
  4. No run outs from the starting line. 
  5. There will be no finish chute. Once athletes cross the finish line, they may return to their team camp. 
  6. Team tents are prohibited unless inclement weather is expected. 
  7. There will be no podium or awards ceremony this year. Awards will be brought to coaches at their camp, or on the bus. 
  8. Coaches and families are expected to wear masks at all times, or they will be asked to leave. 9. Athletes are expected to wear masks until the start of physical activity.

August 31- September 8

Monday, August 31– Team Meeting after school in Coach Cymbolin’s classroom. Practice 3-5 pm – Long Run 

Tuesday, September 1– Practice 3-4:30 pm

Wednesday, September 2–  Practice 3-4:30 pm.

  • Golf and Cross Country SENIOR NIGHT @ 8:30 pm. Spread the word and let’s fill the stadium! Seniors and their parents need to arrive @ 8:15 pm and meet by the old concession stand  building. 


  • MS Team Pictures will be AFTER school on Wednesday. Bring your uniform.

Thursday, September 3– Practice 3-4:30 pm

Friday, September 4– NO SCHOOL. HS practice @ 4:30 pm @ Coach Schwan’s house. Team meal to follow. MS is welcome to join but it is not mandatory. 

Saturday, September 5– Small Meet @ Napoleon. This is an informal meet (no awards, etc.) with us, Delta, Napoleon, Pettisville, and Holgate AND new to the schedule. We understand that families might already have made plans or student athletes are participating in the Fulton County Fair which conflicts with this meet. Please let us know if your athlete will not be able to attend. 

High School Course Map

JR High Course Map

Location: NHS Cross Country Park (behind the Elementary)

725 Westmoreland Drive

Napoleon, OH 43545

Race Times include: 7:30 am Bus leaves EHS 

                                    9:30 am HS Boys

                                   10:15 am HS Girls

                                   10:50 am JR. High race (combined boys & girls)

**Parents and family members can park at the elementary school or high school parking lots across the street. ONLY 4 “fans” per family permitted. If you have a brother/sister on the team, that still only means 4 fans, not 4 per runner.

Monday, September 7– LABOR DAY- No practice. Athletes are encouraged to run on their own

Tuesday, September 8– HS morning run @ 7:30 am in Delta for a hill workout. We will meet at the park on Taylor Street (across from Delta Elementary/MS building). MS is welcome to join but it is not mandatory. 

Defiance Early Bird Info

Defiance Early Bird Saturday 8/29 (High School & Middle School)

Results available at https://www.baumspage.com/cc/defiance/2020/

Course schedule and maps:

Defiance High School Course
Defiance Middle School Course

Defiance High School
Defiance, OH 43512

*Parking Note – There is a $5/car charge for parking that includes admission to the meet.


7:30am – HS ONLY- Bus leaves from HS (est. arrival 8:30am)
9:45am – High School girls race
10:00 am- MS ONLY- Van leaves from EHS (est. arrival 11am)

11:15am – High School boys race

12:45pm – Middle School girls race

2:15 pm – Middle School boys race
4:15pm – Estimated return to EHS
Meet Notes – Our 2020 XC racing season kicks off with the Defiance Early Bird Open. This course is on the HS campus and is considerably flat and “fast”.  Runners will start and finish on the infield at the track, including a section actually on the track. Because of this, and runners wearing spikes need to be sure their spikes are 1/4″ or smaller. Most of the course is accessible to spectators with its “out and back” approach.
Covid-19 Restrictions from Defiance’s Athletic Department/OHSAA/NFHS: 
  • Coaches will health screen and temperature check all athletes before boarding the bus
  • Fans are restricted to parents/family only
  • Spectators MUST wear masks at all times
  • Must practice 6 feet social distancing at all times
  • No fans/parents permitted in camp areas
  • Teams will be called to report to the start line
  • Each race is limited to 150 runners. To stay compliant, there will be 2 races for each team (2- HS girl races, 3 HS boy races, 2 JR girl races, and 2 JR boy races).

There will be a concession stand limited to drinks and pre-packaged items.

The weather forecast is calling for morning thunderstorms, but we are optimistic that we WILL compete. We recommend packing an extra pair of socks and a trash bag (to put your belongings in if it rains). It’ll be a long day so make sure you are well rested. Remember, Thursday’s night of sleep is the most important! As always, we should point out it always seems to feel hotter than the actual temperature so hydration is every bit as important.  Can’t wait to watch our Vikings compete Saturday!

August 17-21 Practice Schedule

This Wednesday is the first day of classes for the 2020-2021 school year, and there are some scheduling updates for the Evergreen XC teams.  We’ll be shifting to afternoon practices at 3pm at the High School starting Monday.  We’ve been running in the cooler morning hours the past few weeks, so with highs in the 80’s this week it’s all the more important athletes stay well hydrated!

Here is this week’s schedule for HS (MS practices will be a little shorter)

Monday, August 17 (3p-5p) – Team meeting, long run

Tuesday, August 18 (3p-4:30p) – Easy recovery run, core work

Wednesday, August 19 (3p-4:30p) – Speed work– First Day of School!

Thursday, August 20 (3p-4:30p) – Moderate run

Friday, August 21 (3p-4:45p) – Hills @ County Road 16

After school on Friday, we will be carpooling to County Road 16 for a hill workout. Please note the return time back to EHS is a little later. Travel consent forms will be passed out at Monday’s practice and will need to be returned no later than Thursday.

If you have any questions about anything on the schedule, please contact a coach!

Hello August!

2020 Evergreen XC Summer Camp is in the books! Although it was not our typical camp experience, a couple things didn’t change- our athletes put in the miles and hard work, and we conquered Hell’s Point. We welcome August as it is officially time to get ramped up for the beginning of the season.  Please note: Per Governor Dewine and guidance from the OHSAA, all coaches/athletes are required to wear masks when on campus and not directly participating in their sport/training. 

Final Forms: Athletes MUST have all their forms completed to practice. If you are in need of a physical, I was informed that Urgent Care provides them. 

Here is the practice schedule from here on out:

Mon Aug 3  to Fri Aug 7 – 7:30 am @ EHS – Mandatory practice for high school (middle school optional but welcome)

Thursday, Aug 6: There will be an informational meeting for ALL cross country parents in the HS cafeteria @ 6 pm. Masks are required for all who attend this meeting and we will be practicing social distancing. 

Saturday, Aug 8: Team pictures for all HS fall sports will take place on Saturday, August 8 @ 3 pm at Evergreen High School. Team pictures for MS will be a later date. Uniforms will be passed out at practice on Friday, August 7 and order forms can be found here 👉  EVERGREEN SCHOOL PIC FORM FALL 2020 Page 1  and EVERGREEN SCHOOL FALL FORM BACK 2020 Page 2

Week of Aug 10 – 7:30 am @ EHS – Mandatory practice (HS and MS)

We will likely have at least one or two offsite practices during the next couple weeks. Information will be sent out ahead of any such workouts.

Aug 17 & Aug 18 – 7:30 am @ EHS – Mandatory practice (HS and MS)

Aug 19- 1st Day of  School – 3-4:30 pm @ EHS – Mandatory practice (HS and MS)

Once school starts, practices will be held after school- Mondays 3-5 pm and Tuesdays-Fridays 3-4:30 pm. Monday practices will be longer due to our weekly team meetings to discuss weekly goals and review Invitational performances. If transportation is a concern, please notify a coach as transportation can be arranged ahead of time.  Except in emergencies or other circumstances beyond the athlete’s control, coaches should be notified of a missed practice at least one day in advance.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Hesson on Remind (text @vikingxc  to 81010) or email- ahesson@evgvikings.org. 

We’re excited to get rolling on a great 2020 cross country season and look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks!

2020 Summer Day Camp Info

Our annual cross country camp will look a little different this year due to Covid-19. Instead of an overnight camp at Pokagon State Park, we will be hosting a 3 day camp at various locations in our area. You must complete your Finalforms Emergency Medical Form to participate. 

Who: High School Cross Country Runners. We strongly encourage ALL high school runners to participate as this is a great way to get to know your teammates, build camaraderie, and learn more about the sport.  We do understand that many of our athletes work and may be unable to attend all 3 days and/or the entire time. If this is you, please communicate your situation with Coach Hesson or Coach Schwan. 

When: July 28-30, 2020 (Tuesday-Thursday) 8 am- 4 pm. Lunch, drinks, and snacks will be provided

Where: Each day will have a different location:

Tuesday, July 28– Delta Reservoir

Wednesday, July 29– Secor Park 

Thursday, July 30– Pokagon State Park 

 Friday, July 31– Movie Night/Bonfire (no day camp)

**At this time, Evergreen Local Schools is not providing out of season transportation. Therefore, parents/athletes will need to provide their own. If transportation is a concern, please notify Coach Hesson or Coach Schwan. 

What to bring: Running shoes, running clothes, water bottle, sunscreen, lawn/camping chair, towel/yoga mat. On Thursday, please add your swimsuit, sandals/flipflops, beach towel, extra clothes, money (optional if you would like to purchase snacks at the beach).   

Cost: FREE!      

Parent Volunteers: We are in need of parents to help serve lunch and/or provide a dish/snack. If you are interested, please notify Coach Hesson.

The goals for camp include:

  1. To strengthen your relationship with your teammates and coaches.
  2. To establish a foundation of training for the upcoming season.
  3. To learn things you may have not known about yourself.
  4. To both have fun and train in a relaxed environment outside of your home.
  5. To be safe in everything you do.
  6. To set goals for your upcoming season.
  7. To learn to work together as a team.

Click here for a pdf of the 2020 Evergreen Cross Country Day Camp.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hesson.

2020 Cross Country Summer Runs

Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for…the summer run schedule!

The Evergreen Local School District has proposed a 3 phase policy to begin athletic activities based on the recommendations that follow the guidance distributed to Ohio Schools by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Athletes will be asked a series of screening questions  prior to the workout that will be recorded and stored in the athletic office for contact tracing purposes if a COVID-19 infection occurs. 

You can download our group run schedule for June and July 2020 XC Summer Runs Schedule. These are voluntary runs open to high school athletes during Phase 1. During Phase 2, middle school athletes are welcome to join if they choose to. The sooner you start getting your body used to running, the better! 

Phase 1- Beginning June 8

  • Athletes need to bring their own water bottle. There will NOT be a shared water stop. 
  • Please use the restrooms before you come as they will not be open. 
  • Gatherings will not consist of more than 10 people at a time (outside), to include all participants. Athletes must sign up during phase 1 (Link sent through Remind) to ensure we are not over the 10 participant limit.
  • Due to the limit of participants in phase 1 (no more than 10 people), the boys and girls teams will meet separately on different days and times.
    • The girls team will meet on Mondays at 8 am @ Metamora Park & Wednesdays at 8 am @ Lyons Park.
    • The boys team will meet on Tuesdays at 7 pm @ Metamora Park and on Thursdays @ 7 pm @ Lyons Park. 
  • Student athletes will maintain appropriate social distancing of at least 6 feet between each individual at all times.

Phase 2- Beginning June 23

  • Gatherings can include up to 50 people outdoors for workouts.
    • Both teams- girls and boys will meet together on Sundays at 7 pm @ Lyons Park, Tuesdays at 8 am @ EHS, and Thursdays at 7 pm @ Metamora Park.
  • Athletes need to bring their own water bottle. There will NOT be a shared water stop. 
  • Student athletes will maintain appropriate social distancing of at least 6 feet between each individual at all times.

Please make sure you sign up for Remind alerts (text @vikingxc to 81010) as we sometimes have to change locations. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Coach Hesson or Coach Schwan. We look forward to seeing you this week! #ComeRunWithUs #BeatYesterday #RUNEVG

Info Meeting Links and Files

Info Meeting Starter

Thanks to all the athletes who joined us for our informational meeting Thursday.  For those not able to make it, and those wanting a recap of the information, you can download the 2020 XC Informational Meeting sheet.  You can also download a copy of the slide deck from the online meeting.

Mileage – As mentioned, it’s important to track your mileage as you begin running between now and the start of the season.  You can download a 2020 Mileage form if you want to print it out and post it on your fridge or elsewhere to track it manually.  We’re also doing a mileage challenge beginning Saturday 5/9 and ending with our first meet on Saturday 8/29 (16 weeks total).  We’ll be providing info soon on a way you can track mileage and see everyone’s progress as we work to hit those goals.

Weekly Meeting – We’ll also be doing a weekly Zoom call on Wednesdays at 3pm through June. This will be an opportunity to check in, ask questions, get new workout ideas, etc.

Viking XC Summer Weekly Meeting

Meeting ID: 713 0452 6570
Password: RUNEVG

Videos – We also have a YouTube channel set up to provide, among other things, videos of strength and mobility exercises.  As a starting point, we’re looking to use our Warmup Matrix before every run. These lunges and leg swings should be done as a dynamic stretching routine before normal runs. As we get closer to time trials, speed work and races we’ll introduce additional dynamic stretches that will be more familiar from previous seasons.  We’ll also start with an easy Strength and Mobility circuit to be done three days a week for the first week (only takes 5 minutes).  We’ll branch out from there, discussing on the weekly calls and adding videos as we go.

While we can’t meet in person yet to do our open runs, we’re excited about the chance for you all to get a head start on what should be a great XC season. Keep encouraging each other, and reach out to your coaches if you have any questions or concerns!  Let’s get out there and #BeatYesterday !