Kenmore East Cross Country
The Kenmore East Cross Country Post-Season Banquet will be Wednesday, November 13th at 3:30pm in the Cafeteria. The cost is $5 - please bring the money to any coach or captain by Wednesday, November 6th.
Cross Country Schedule for the week of 11/4 (Sectional Competitors Only):
Monday 11/4: 3:30-5:30pm @ KE
Tuesday 11/5: 3:30-5:30pm @ Adams Field
Wednesday 11/6: 3:30-5:30pm @ KE
Thursday 11/7: NO PRACTICE
Friday 11/8: SECTION VI CHAMPS @ KNOX FARM (EAST AURORA); bus leaves @ 8:30am
Boys Varsity: 10:30am
Girls Varsity: 11:35am
PARKING INFORMATION FOR THE SECTION VI CHAMPIONSHIPS: Handicapped parking can be accessed via Knox Rd through Willardshire Rd (north) or Gypsy Ln (south). All other spectators must enter Knox Road via Gray Street. You will be parking in the large lot on Knox, farther away from the start/finish area. Please see the map on the '2019 Sectionals Parking Map' page in the sidebar for more details.
Cross Country FAQ:
Q - Who can run cross country?
A - Anyone! There are no try-outs, no cuts, no roster limits. Some examples of cross country runners include:
--Experienced runners and people who have never played a sport before
--Athletes who want to get into better shape for winter / spring sports. Especially recommended for athletes in other endurance or running-related sports (swimming, wrestling, track & field), but improving your fitness level will benefit any athlete in any sport. You can't ever be too fit...
--Anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Our practice field is the entire world. Parks, trails, woods - you name it, if it's outside, we run in it.
Q - I'm a sprinter, won't cross country hurt my sprinting speed? Also, since I get tired at the end of a 400m, I don't think I would be able to race 3 miles.
A1 - Lots of elite sprinters run cross country. We don't just go out and run high mileage every day - we train upper body, lower body, core strength, flexibility, and speed work. Think of cross country as an off-season training program.
A2 - If you try to race a 5k (3.1 mile) the same way you race a 400m, you're gonna have a bad time. You can't sprint a 5k. But if you run with some patience, you may find that it's not as hard as you think.
Q - I've never played a sport before, so I don't think I'd be any good.
A - Remember these three words: Everybody starts somewhere. Every single athlete, in every sport, had a 'first day' - the first time they threw a football, kicked a soccer ball, etc. Odds are, they weren't very good at it - yet. We don't expect anyone to show up for their first practice and immediately be a star - that's not how it works. It's a process. Improvement happens one day at a time. You will surprise yourself!
Q - How do I sign up?
A - Just contact Coach Metivier or come to one of our practices. We'd love to have you on the team!
Head Coach: Tim Metivier Assistant Coach: Erica Marconi