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Cross Country Information

What is cross country?

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 or cross training. This will include hills, long runs up to 5 miles, interval or speed endurance, tune-up or medium runs up to 3 miles, short recovery runs, and core work. 

Who is the coach?

Bryan Moreno is a 7th and 8th grade P.E. teacher at Sutter.  He is currently the cross country and track & field coach.  Coaching is a passion of his.

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 Moreno 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?

Practice Schedule

  • Before School starts: August 17th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st, and September 1st from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; Meet in the front of Sutter on I Street at the main gate. Must have sports paperwork completed before participating in practice. Paperwork can be turned into Coach Moreno or the front office. 

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.

Gear:

  • Information coming soon…

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. They should wear comfortable running shorts, t-shirt, running shoes, and bring a water bottle.