Cross-country running is a sport in which individuals/teams run
races on open-air courses over natural terrain.
How much running will you actually do?
Each practice will be a different type of run. This will include
hills, long runs up to 5 miles, interval or speed endurance,
tune-up or medium runs up to 3 miles, and short recovery
runs. Races are 1.4 to 3.1 miles.
Who is the coach?
Jody Cooperman is an 8th grade teacher at Sutter. She
has previously been the track and field coach but has now
switched to cross-country. Running is a passion of hers.
First time runner?
There is nothing wrong with being a rookie. You have to start
from the bottom in order to reach the top. Coach Coop understands
that it is a process and that everyone has a different
background, work ethic, and growth pattern. Everyone will be
treated with fairness and patience. All you have to do is try
your best and you will yield results. You might actually turn out
to be a natural runner.
When do practices start?
Before School starts: August 19th and 21st from 8
a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; Meet at Sutter. Must have sports
The season schedule:
Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Meets are typically on Fridays or
Saturdays. List of meets located in sidebar to the right.
Where are practices
held? Practices begin at Sutter and
usually center around McKinley Park although some practices
will be done at Sutters Landing and the bike trail.
See Coach Cooperman to order gear.
Parents are responsible for arranging rides to/from practice and
events. It is extremely important that athletes are prepared with
the appropriate gear for each practice and event. They should
wear comfortable running shorts, t-shirt, running shoes, and
bring a water bottle.