Welcome to Sutter Cross Country. The Sutter Middle School
XC program has a rich legacy of success and fostering a passion
for running, as well as providing a positive environment for our
student athletes to train, compete, and develop lifelong
friendships with their peers. Committing ourselves as
teammates and student-athletes is paramount. Nothing comes
before that, including winning.
Our positive team climate should serve to represent and permeate
throughout the greater Sutter community, including our student
body, staff, alumni, local businesses, and nearby
community. All athletes on the Cross Country roster are
well aware of this honor and responsibility. Team captains
help to anchor the value of our influence every year.
Team Captains for the 2022 season are:
“The real purpose of running isn’t to win the race,
it’s to test the limits of the human heart.” Bill
Congratulations to both Sutter Cross Country teams for winning
their SCUSD championship titles on Friday night on the 2k meter
course at Elk Grove Regional Park. This is the second title
for both the women’s and men’s Sutter teams, as both were
defending their titles from the 2021 season.
The defending champion womens team recorded a perfect score of 6,
highlighted by the efforts of Ava Tompkins, Sunny Schranz, and
Gillian Passavoy finishing in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
The defending champion men’s team recorded a score of 8,
highlighted by the efforts of Lucas Alberts, Jarret Arias, and
Enzo Martinez-Vaughan finishing in 1st, 3rd, and 4th place.
Congratulations to our Sutter Miners on a fantastic season.
An email will be sent out to all families
and athletes once names on the roster settle in. Expect
that to come out shortly before the first day of school.
Fleet Feet Night: Monday, August 29 @ 6
pm. Fleet Feet is aware that some families may need to
visit earlier in the day because of time constraints and family
logistics. That is ok and Fleet Feet is aware of
this. Just tell them you are from Sutter XC and you will
receive your discount. (10% off trainers
and 20% flats)
XC Parent Night:Tuesday, August
30 (6:00 – 6:30pm)
Running singlets will be issued to each
athlete to wear at all competitions. Singlets are
property of Sutter Middle School and will be returned on
Monday, October 24, the first day back after
the SCUSD championship meet.
Team Shirts will be ordered no later than
August 27. Each athlete will receive a short sleeve and
long sleeve shirt, which will be worn to school on days of the
race, all meets, school rallies, team pictures, occasionally to
practice, and other special occasions. Make sure your
child has recorded their size with Mr. Moreno ASAP.
Cost for each athlete is $40 (cash or check;
payable to Sutter Middle School PTSO)
The XC and Track teams raise money by placing ads on the back
of the team t-shirts. (see donation interest
page for more information). Funds raised pay
for the following items:
A SCUSD sports participation packet must be turned in prior
to attending any practice session. Click on the link below
and print. You can return these forms in person or via
email to our Athletic Clearance Director, Natasha Brown, when
HERE to access the sports packet.
GEAR: Athletes should wear comfortable
running shorts, t-shirt, running shoes, and bring a water bottle.
COST: Any fees associated with the season
will be minimal. Funds are used to pay for t-shirts and
miscellaneous items that pop up. Fees will be announced
once practice begins on August 17.
FLEET FEET NIGHT: Our annual Fleet Feet
night will be held in the end of August. You DO
NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!! After the close of normal
business hours, Fleet Feet reserves a night solely for the
purpose of serving the needs of our Sutter XC student
athletes. Fleet Feet provides two unique features to find
the shoe that is most appropriately built for the shape and
function unique to each runner’s foot. In other words, the
runner is the patient, and Fleet Feet is the foot doctor.
Shoes are suggested for function, not style. This is not a
required event, and athletes are not mandated to purchase their
running shoes at Fleet Feet. All runners do receive a 10%
discount during their team’s reserved night.
PRACTICE LOCATIONS: Practice sessions are
held at Sutter and McKinley Park, conveniently located one block
adjacent to campus.
TRAINING: Training is the core of our
sport. Running is not a sport one can participate and
compete in without proper training. TIME and CONSISTENCY
are the bookends of a healthy, successful runner. Too much,
too fast, too soon NEVER works and injuries become
inevitable. Here is a list a proper training fundamentals
and key terms our runners will be exposed to throughout their
careers here at Sutter and in a quality high school program
Every Run Has a Purpose
TRANSPORTATION: 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.
Willow Hills Reservoir: 1655 Iron Point Rd., Folsom, CA
William Pond Park: 5700 Arden Way, Carmichael, CA 95608
Call the 24 hour Sutter Attendance Line 916-395-5371 or
complete this form.
To report/clear an absence the form below should be completed by
a student’s parent or guardian.
Office staff will call to verify as necessary.
Please read the following options thoroughly and select the
reason that best describes why your student was or will be
absent. If the student will be out more than 3 days please
request Independent Study information from office staff.
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