2022 Cross Country Schedule
What you should bring to all practices: Water bottle, running shoes, weather appropriate clothing. All runners should hydrate properly with water prior to arriving at practice, and should have their own water bottle at practice.
For a complete list of meets, locations, and results, please visit athletic.net. Home meets in bold below.
|9/7/22 (Weds)||Red, White, Blue Meet||Elm Bank, 4PM|
|9/14/22 (WEDS) *||Natick vs. Weymouth||Elm Bank, 4PM|
|9/21/22 (WEDS) *||Natick vs. Newton Nor Natick vs. Walpole||Cold Springs Park, 4:30PM|
|9/24/22 (SAT)||Ocean State Invitational||Goddard State Park, RI|
|9/28/22 (WEDS) *||Natick vs. Milton |
Natick vs. Brookline
|Houghton’s Pond, 4PM|
|10/06/22 (THURS) *||Natick vs. Wellesley |
Natick vs. Braintree
|Elm Bank, 4PM|
|10/08/22 (SAT)||Bay State Invitational||Ft Devens|
|10/12/22 (WEDS) *||Natick vs. Needham||Cutler Park, 4PM|
|10/14/22 (FRI) *||Twilight Invitational||Cape Cod Fairgrounds|
|10/19/22 (WEDS) *||Natick vs. Framingham||Farm Pond Park, 4PM|
|10/29/22 (SAT) *||BSC Champs||Wrentham Development Center|
|11/5/22 (SAT)||Frank Mooney Invitational||Wrentham Developmental Center|
|11/12/22 (SAT)||MIAA State Divisionals||Wrentham|
|11/19/22 (SAT)||MIAA All- States||Ft Devens|
|11/26/22 (SAT)||Nike Cross Country Nationals||Saratoga Springs, NY|
* League meets that are mandatory for all athletes to compete in (or attend if injured).
Normal Practice Schedule on school days: Practice is every day, rain or shine, from 2:45pm to 5:15pm. Meet at softball field at 2:40.
Labor Day Practice: There will be practice. If you are on family vacation, you are excused from practice. All other runners are expected to be at practice.
Jewish Holiday Schedule: We will have practice: If you are on family vacation, or observing the Jewish holiday, you are excused from practice. All other runners are expected to be at practice.
Columbus Day: There will be varsity practice on Columbus Day.
Early Release Days: Practice or meets will go as regularly scheduled on Wednesdays. Athletes will be responsible for getting back to the high school for practice or the meet bus.
Practice Policy for all runners: All runners are expected to be at every practice. Excused absences include sickness, doctor appointments, and family commitments. Coach Miller or Coach Voldman need to be sent an email as soon as possible notifying us of an upcoming absence. Being absent from practice without communicating with the coach is an unexcused absence. Please be aware that one unexcused absence will result in a one-week suspension from competition. More than one unexcused absence may result in removal from the team.
Bay State Conference meets: Boys varsity race starts at approx 5:00. Girls start at approx 4:30. There is a JV race that starts at 4:00. There may be one JV race combining boys and girls, or if larger numbers, a boys JV race first followed by girls JV. Bus for all meets leaves from the back of the school at 2:40.
It is strongly encouraged for the purpose of team-building and supporting other athletes, that runners stay at the entire meet and ride the bus back to the high school. However, athletes may ride home with a parent/guardian – please tell coach when leaving.
To ride home with another athlete’s parent, an email must be sent to the athletic director (firstname.lastname@example.org) giving permission.
* For invitational meets, not all Natick athletes will compete. Athletes will be notified if they qualify. Runners participating in meets later in the season, based on performance and season-long effort, will continue to practice until their last competition.