• K-8 AND K-6 CROSS COUNTRY

    • Welcome to WESD K-8 and K-6 Cross Country! Please click here to view Parent Resources and Forms for K-8 and K-6 Cross Country.    

      2023-24 Cross Country Championship flier  

      K-8 and K- 6 Cross Country Goals:

      • Facilitate a season long enough to show improvement in running and healthy practice
      • Allow schools to start small, deemphasizing competition
      • Build on the experience with new competition
      • Allow for practice prior to final “championship” meet.  
      • Honor growth at different levels. 
      • Minimize transportation distances with school and regional meets prior to district meets
      • Minimize the preparation time by focusing on target times rather than places. 

      K-6 and K-8 Cross Country Grade bands and target times.

      Athletes will run in grade bands, unless the numbers dictate dividing up the groups for safety.  Below are the grade level bands that run together, the distance, and the target time.  

        • K-2 – ¼ mile, 400 meters. 3 Minutes
        • 3 - 4  -  ¾ mile, 1200 meters. 7 Minutes
        • 5 - 6 – 1 ½ mile, 2400 meters 14 Minutes
        • 7 - 8 - 1 ¾ miles, 2800 meters. 16 Minutes
      • In order to compete in the District Final Meet, the runners must meet the target time atleast once during the school meet, regional meet, or ASU West Practice meet. 

      K-8 and K-6 Cross Country Regions

      The K-6 and K-8 seasons overlap.  In order to reduce family transportation of runners, the WESD is divided into five regions. 

       

       

       

       

       

      K-6 and K-8 Cross Country Season

      The cross country season is divided into thee parts as follows:

      1. Practice and school only meet - After a few weeks of training, each school will hold their own Cross Country meet with only their own runners.  This meet is an opportunity for runners to meet the target time in the grade band so they can qualify for the District Final Meet.   

      2. Regional Meets - schools in a region will work together to host a regional meet.  This meet is an opportunity for runners to meet the target time in the grade band so they can qualify for the District Final Meet.    

      3. District warm-up meet and Championship Meets - WESD will host a warm-up meet at ASU West prior to the final meet.  This allows the runners to become familiar with the course prior to the final.  The Final meet will take place at the end of the season and showcase all of the runner who qualified at some point in the season with a qualifying time.  

       

      K-6 and K-8 Cross Country Schedule

      ADJUSTED TIMELINE - September 9, 2022

      • Meet #1 -  Cancel or Move to another time within your schedule that works for your school (when heat index is not in the Red or Orange) Each school may host their own athletes at their school.  Must use the agreed upon distances for age groups.

      • Meet #2 – 10/7 (Before Fall Break) Each region hosts one meet with all of the K-6 and K-8 schools within their region.  Can be at a high school, park, other facility just as long as they meet the common age group distances.   (District can assist and help with facilities). 

        • Region 1 - Alta Vista hosting - Cortez Park - October 4 - Contact Sarah Cline
        • Region 2 - Sunset hosting - Sunset School - October 4 - Contact Briana Vasquez
        • Region 3 - Lookout Mountain hosting  - Moon Valley Park - October 4 - Contact Tamara Pierce
        • Region 4 - Acacia hosting - Acacia Park - October 3 - Contact Kelly Scott
        • Region 5 - Maryland hosting - at Maryland Elementary - Thursday, October 6 - Contact Barbara Harris
      • Meet #3 -  10/17 or 10/18 – (Before Conferences) – ASU WEST “Warm up” meet.  Hosted by District with assistance from coaches, volunteers, etc.  

      • Meet #4 -  11/8 (Before Veterans Day) ASU WEST WESD Championship meet.  Hosted by District with assistance from coaches, volunteers, etc.  (Must qualify based on best time from any of the previous meets - see target times)  May need to be moved to a Saturday if the numbers are too high to hold on one evening - 11/12 or 11/19.

      Season Results

      2022-23 K-8 Season Results at ASU WEST on Saturday, November 18, 2022

      Congratulations:

      1st Place - Lookout Mountain

      2nd Place - Sunnyslope

      3rd Place - Acacia

      4th Place - Orangewood

      Tied for 5th Place - Sunburst, Abraham Lincoln, and Sunset

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