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Pre-Hendersonville Info

Saturday - At Sanders Ferry Park - Hendersonville, TN ITINERARY  Eat Lunch Before You Come 1:00 PM - Meet at High School Vans 3:15 PM - Arrive at Fleet Feet Running Store of Hendersonville 4:00 PM - Arrive at Sander's Ferry Park to set up tent and warm up.  Snacks & fruit provided at race tent Girls Race - 5:00 PM Boys Race - 6:20 PM Sunset - 6:31 PM 7:15 PM - Leave for Fast Food 7:30 PM - Arrive at Wendy's of Hendersonville 9:45 PM - Arrive back at WCHS for athlete pickup. 2022 Race Times - Combined Silver JV Race: 5:00pm Silver Varsity Girls (10 runners; 28:00 time limit): 5:45pm Silver Varsity Boys (10 runners; 25:00 minute time limit): 6:20pm  Silver Team Awards: 6:50 Gold JV Girls: 7:15pm Gold JV Boys: 7:55pm Gold Varsity Girls (10 runners; 25:00 time limit): 8:30pm Gold Varsity Boys (10 runners; 23:00 time limit): 9:05pm Gold Team Awards: 9:45pm From Coach T

Announcement for Middle School Runners

Message from Coach Segraves MS Parents and Runners, It is difficult for me to tell you all this, because I have truly enjoyed these young men and women, but the MS season is officially over.  White County Middle School is an active member of the MS TSSAA membership.  Therefore, we have to follow all of their guidelines, ie, starting dates, and ending dates.  The official ending date is 10/1/22 and the Chick-Fil-A is a HS meet only.  I really do think we achieved our goal by getting MS kids hooked and interested in Cross Country.  I can’t tell you how proud all of us coaches are of the improvement of their times and the way they acted and carried  themselves at the meets.  They worked hard and did everything we asked of them. We will be having a banquet in November (After the HS season).  We will get all the information out to you all as soon as possible.  Please bring the uniform and practice uniform to the banquet.  The long sleeve shirt is for the students to keep for their hard work

Burnett Invitational Wrap-Up

Wow, words don't express how proud coaches are of runners today!  Out of 23 White County Runners, 15 posted a new personal record (PR)!  Official Times posted at Photos: Special thanks to John Gottlied, Catherine Gottlied, and Jacque Powell for taking photos for our teams. I'll download and curate photos later for highlights. Catch lots of great photos on these Facebook accounts: Here are some of the highlights from today's meet.  High School Boys:   Gabriel Wiles earned his first sub-19min race at 18:57, which definitely solidifies him as an individual state contender. He also won a medal for finishing in the top 20 (at 19th place), his 3rd medal of the season. He has one more month to improve toward the state qualifier on Oct 26th.  John Durfee had the biggest PR of the day by 3:06 earning huge gains in poin

Pre-Cookeville Meet Info

Hello running families! It looks like we're going to have perfect running conditions for a Saturday morning meet! Partly Cloudy with running temperatures in the mid-70's.  Here's the info copied from TN Milesplit: Site:  Cookeville High School Cross Country Course GPS Address : 497 Whitaker Springs Rd., Cookeville TN 8:00am Course Walk-Through 9:00am MS Girls Race 9:30am MS Boys Race MS Awards will be available at the pavilion 10:00am HS Girls' Varsity Race   -  Time cutoff is 36:00  (If a girl runner can not run 36:00 or under they should run the JV race) 10:40am HS Boys' Varsity Race -   Time cutoff is 30:00  (If a boy runner can not run 30:00 or under they should run the JV race) 11:15 HS Combined JV Race  HS Awards will be available at the pavilion   Awards:  MS - Trophies Top 3 Teams, Medals Top 20 Individuals. HS Varsity - Trophies Top 3 Teams, Trophies Top 3 Individuals, Medals 1-20

Crossville/Milton Wrap-Up - MORE PR's!

These athletes keep posting new personal records each week.  The general consensus was that both courses for the middle and high school squads were tougher than many of our normal courses. Crossville had more asphalt and mud puddles while the Milton course had more hills, rocks, and roots.  Adults can run 2 miles too! In spite of the challenges, our White County Cross Country athletes still posted 10 new personal records PR's this past weekend.  Here are some of the highlights:  The middle school girls team beat Rockvale Middle School in points!  We were just edged out of another place by South Middle School. We're improving! Gabriel Wiles had his 3rd top 10 finish at 6th place. Emma Nash continues to be the lead runner for Middle School, a tough feat for a female in this sport. Jackson Burch made a huge leap in PR by 1:39, which is a big change for a higher pace runner. Other PR's i

Extra Milton Meet Info for MS

 Good evening Middle School XC parents.  Here's extra meet information that we were emailed today from the Milton Cross Country Invitational.  Coaches: Thank you for attending our meet. Looks like tomorrow is going to be the perfect day for XC racing. Some information to make tomorrow smoother. Parking: Please remind parents that we are asking for a donation of $5 for parking . This was added to compensate for the rising cost of supplies. I rather do this than increase meet fees. We have a drop & go if you need to drop off tents or runners. Remind parents parking is in a big field. Coaches show your badge to bypass donation.  Waivers: Please have a signed waiver for every runner and turn in at the check-in station. Runners who are doing the Fun Run needs a signed waiver too. Have them signed a waiver and turn in to the check-in station too. You can pay your fees at the check-in station too.  Boxes: No assigned boxes. Will have one command and go when the whistle blows. Chip Ra

Milton-Crossville Pre-Race Weekend Info

 Middle School Runners and High School Runners are at two different locations on Saturday, September 17th.    Remember, make sure your runner is on site and stretching/warming-up 30minutes prior to race time ! Eat BREAKFAST before you come. If you are not getting the REMIND APP messages, but would like to, click here to sign up: MS Runners will meet at 7:00am @ WCMS if you want to ride the van.  HS Runners will meet at 7:30am @WCHS if you want to ride the van.  MILTION Middle School XC Info: Hosted by Oakland Middle School, this meet is on a traditional cross-country course located on a farm in Milton, a small town located about 15 miles northeast of Murfreesboro. This exceptional course includes small hills, woods, and open path running. 7213 North Milton Road, Milton TN. VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS Event Schedule: 9:00 am - girls' middle school varsity run (7 runners max) 9:30 am - boys' middle school varsity run (7 runners max) 10:00 am - gi

WCHS XC Keeps the PR's Coming

It was another great morning to run the races even if it was a hurried morning.  We had some successes and some learning opportunities.  Out of 26 runners this weekend, our athletes achieved 19 new PR's (personal records)!  Take a look at yesterday's middle school wrapup here: We love cross country because it is one of the few sports where you get immediate results.  What you get out of it is what you put into it.  In other sports, you may spend weeks in practice and still sit the bench or still lose a game.  In XC, if you're training properly and consistently, you'll see immediate results with lower times soon after. We love the improvements these athletes are seeing from their hard work!  There were over 400 boys in the Varsity Race today! Thanks to John Gottlied for taking photos. Successes:  Our high school runners had 6 new personal records today with Ashton Randolph showing the biggest change dro

WCMS Piles up Personal Records!

Thirteen out of fourteen runners set a new personal record on a 2 mile course tonight which is amazing and an achievement these kids should be proud of.  Yet it was Emma Nash who was the standout star for White County Middle School tonight in the Voyles Classic course at the Hermitage!  Emma Nash (8th grade) was the top runner for both the boys and girls squads with a time of 16:28, beating her previous record by 1:27!  That's a HUGE improvement in just 8 days from the previous meet! Colton Courtney (8th grade) was the top male runner for White County at a time of 16:44, besting his previous record by 0:28. He just keeps getting better every race.  Our top 5 male runners improved the team average time to a respectable 17:38.   Our top 5 female runners averaged an improved 18:19. We're also excited to have had four new runners who completed their first race tonight: Alexis Freeman, Aaliyah Hawkins, Jackson Burch, and Michael Johnson.  In other related news, Jackson dropped a soc

Safety Tips When Road Running

These safety tips for running are modified by Topher with from the Road Runners Club of America. Be Alert: Always be aware of your surroundings and what is going on nearby.  Avoid wearing earbuds which inhibit your ability to hear the environment around you. Use bone conduction headphones instead if available.  Move away from verbal harassment: Ignoring "cat calling" is the best way to dimimishsh that behavior by others. Take a video if someone is making threats or verbally harassing you to share with police as needed. Carry your cell phone: It is the best safety tool you own. Text a friend or family member so they know you are out on your run. Find apps that can safely track your run. Use your wearable technology to keep you safe.  Life360 is a great Smartphone App for family tracking. Vary your routine: Select various routes so your routine is not too predictable when running alone.  Be thoughtful about what you post online a

Cookeville Wrap-Up

 Cookeville Meet on 9/1 - We were excited as we had enough runners to team score in both the middle school girls and high school boys divisions!  We are grateful for John & Catherine Gottlied taking photos at Cookeville and posting them on Facebook for parents.  You can see all 63 photos here.  ·          Standout Performances o    Emma Nash, Colton Courtney, Ethan Wiles, Gabriel Wiles – Goldilocks 0.5 mile & 1 mile (finishing within 10secs of 0.5 mile target and 15secs of 1.0mile target o    Ashton Randolph – 1 st race and finishing as 4 th fastest for WCHS Boys. – 27:36 total o     Eva Everett - 1st race and fishing as 3rd fastest for WCMS Girls - 22:04 total o    HS Boys & MS Girls for having at least 5 runners to score. o    Gabriel Wiles – 8 th Place at 19:49, only 3 seconds off of PR(19:46) on a tough course ·           First Team Scores o    HS Boys - 134pts - 6th Place - 7+29+30+32+36 (38) (26:38 avg) o    MS Girls - 82pts - 3rd Place - 12+16+17+