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

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- 

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