Parking: Spectator parking will be at multiple locations around the park/high school. There is additional parking on the corner of Fernwood and Taylor Street, by soccer fields on Fernwood, and at the park off of Wood Street/Parkwood.
*Post race snack of sandwich/wrap, chips, and drink will be provided to athletes
Wednesday, October 7– Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm.
Thursday, October 8– Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm.
Friday, October 9– *No School for students* HS Practice @ EHS 3-4 pm. Middle school is welcome to participate, but it is optional. Team Meal @ 4
Saturday, October 10 – “Saturday Night Lights” Springfield Cross Country Invitational(High School Only)
Springfield High School (1470 S. McCord Rd., Holland, OH 43528
6:30 pm- Bus leaves EHS
8:20 pm- HS Varsity Girls
8:55 pm- HS Varsity Boys
10:15 pm- Estimated return time to EHS
Awards: Individual awards will be given to the top 15 finishers in each race as they exit the finish chute.
Admission: $10 per vehicle; Parking lots will open at 5:00 PM
Meet Notes: Did I just type that correctly…Saturday NIGHT running?! Is this for real? YES, it is! We gladly accept the opportunity to compete at the Springfield Saturday Night Lights Invitational. Of course we are saddened by the news of the cancelation of The Hudson Booster Invitational, one of our athletes’ favorite courses, but we welcome this unique chance to compete with different schools in a different setting. Bring your flashlight as you won’t want to miss our athletes illuminate on the course.
Monday, Sept. 28- Team Meeting in Coach C’s Room @ 3 pm
MS/HS- Practice @ EHS 3-5 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 29- MS/HS- Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 30- Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm.
Thursday, Oct. 1- Off-Site Practice @ Heritage Park, Adrian. **The bus will leave EHS @ 3 pm and the estimated return time is 6 pm. We plan to stop at The Spotted Cow for ice cream. Our fundraising account will cover up to $4/athlete. https://www.spottedcowlenawee.com/menu
Friday, October 2- Practice @ EHS 3-4 pm.
Saturday, October 3- No meet (run on your own)
Monday, October 6- Team Meeting in Coach C’s Room @ 3 pm
MS/HS- Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 6- Bryan Invitational
Bryan Recreation Park
Horton Trail, Bryan, OH
To Google Map to the drop-off location you can search “Horton Trail, Bryan, OH” and it will
highlight the turnaround route in the park. Else, you can also Google Map search for “US Army Reserve, 630 Newdale Dr, Bryan, OH 43506” which will pin you to the reserve building which is across the street from the drop-off point.
Teams: Evergreen, North Central, Patrick Henry, Stryker and Bryan
3:00 pm- Bus leaves EHS
4:45pm Coaches’ Meeting
5:00pm JH Combined Race
*5:30pm HS Combined Race
7:15 pm- Estimated return time to EHS
Wednesday, October 7- Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm.
Thursday, October 8- Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm.
Friday, October 9- *No School for students* HS Practice @ EHS 3-4 pm.Middle school is welcome to participate, but it is optional. Team Meal @ 4 (pending Hudson)
Saturday, October 10- Hudson Booster Invitational– TBA. More information coming soon.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
Race sizes will be limited to 150 participants.
Starting boxes will be six feet by six feet, with six feet of empty space on either side.
Teams will not be allowed to enter starting boxes until five minutes before race times.
No run outs from the starting line.
There will be no finish chute. Once athletes cross the finish line, they may return to their team camp.
Team tents are prohibited unless inclement weather is expected.
There will be no podium or awards ceremony this year. Awards will be brought to coaches at their camp, or on the bus.
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.
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.
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, September7– 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.
*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!
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!
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.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re excited to get rolling on a great 2020 cross country season and look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks!