Cross Country Home

NEW RUNNERS-Please email Coach Greg Johnson at gjohnson@btcatholic.org so that he can add you to the Cross Country roster.

ALL RUNNERS

You will need to complete PlanetHS before you can participate this summer, and Magnus needs to be completed before you come to school in August.

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to let athletes participate in our summer cross country practices until all forms have been submitted and approved on PlanetHS so please try to get all of the forms turned in on as soon as possible. I appreciate your patience with the turning in of these forms.

If you have any questions regarding PlanetHS or Magnus, you can contact our head athletic trainer, Mr. Chris Leeds at:  cleeds@btcatholic.org

I have some information below regarding summer cross country practices.

Cross Country practice was scheduled to start Tuesday May 26th, but the start of summer practices will be pushed back due to COVID-19. We are awaiting word from GHSA on when we will be allowed to begin summer practices. If you want to receive updates on the start date of summer practice, please email Coach Greg Johnson at

gjohnson@btcatholic.org

Once summer practices begin, they will be Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. at the football stadium concessions stand (the grey building at the flag pole end of the football stadium). As long as your runner has all their forms turned in on PlanetHS, they will be able to join us for the first day of practice. Practice will typically end at 9:30 a.m. for new runners and 10 a.m. for returning runners. There will be workouts Monday through Friday every day of the summer at 8:00 a.m. (except GHSA dead week, June 28-July 4). On most Saturdays (except July 4) over the summer, we will do long runs that start and end at Kennesaw Mountain 's Cheatham Hill parking lot. **Please note that parking is no longer free at Kennesaw Mountain. You must either purchase an annual parking pass for $40 or a day pass for $5. You can purchase a parking pass at the link below:

https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2788

 

We start the long runs at 8:00 a.m. and typically finish the long runs and stretching by 10:00. For directions to Cheatham Hill, type in Cobb County Youth Museum either in Google Maps or your GPS. Follow the directions for Cobb County Youth Museum as they will take you all the way to Cheatham Hill Drive. Once you take a left on Cheatham Hill Drive, follow Cheatham Hill Drive for about half a mile to 3/4 of a mile until it dead ends in a parking lot. We start our long runs from this parking lot.

There are a couple important notes:

There are cross country tryouts and cuts. There will be a 3200 time trial the first week of practice. To make the boys team, freshman boys will have to run 19:00 or faster, sophomore boys will have to run 17:00 or faster, junior boys will have to run 16:00 or faster and senior boys will have to run 15:30 or faster. To make the girls team, freshman girls will have to run 21:00 or faster, sophomore girls will have to run 19:00 or faster, junior girls will have to run 18:00 or faster and senior girls will have to run 17:30 or faster. For each summer practice a runner attends, they will be allowed a 4 second cushion on their 3200 time trial time. 

For each summer practice that a runner attends, they get two seconds towards their lettering time. The 5k lettering time for boys is 18:30 and for girls is 22:00. If a boy were to attend 30 summer practices, they would receive one minute towards their lettering time meaning they would need to run 19:30 to letter instead of 18:30. If a girl were to attend 30 summer practices, their lettering time would be 23:00 rather than 22:00.

There is a BT bus available for transporting runners to Kennesaw Mountain on Saturdays. It leaves from the senior parking lot at 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings. The senior parking lot is the parking lot right in front of our school, next to our theater. The bus will usually return to BT sometime in between 10:30 and 10:45.

Highlights:

2019 Team
GIRLS AAAA STATE RUNNER-UP
BOYS AAAA STATE 5th Place

2019 Individual
Hannah Miniutti: Gatorade Georgia Girls Cross Country Player of the Year, NIKE CROSS NATIONALS INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIER, MEET OF CHAMPIONS CHAMPION, AAAA STATE CHAMPION, 7-AAAA REGION CHAMPION, WINGFOOT CHAMPION, BOB BLASTOW CHAMPION
Kelly Ann Sutterfield: AAAA STATE RUNNER-UP, 7-AAAA REGION 3rd Place
Katie Hamfeldt: AAAA STATE 8th Place, 7-AAAA Region 5th Place
Josh Fuller: 7-AAAA REGION 5th Place
Atlanta Track Club All-Metro Runners: Hannah Miniutti and Kelly Ann Sutterfield

2018 Team
GIRLS AAAA STATE 3rd Place
BOYS AAAA STATE 3rd Place

2018 Individual
Sara Bailey AAAA STATE 5th Place
Kelly Ann Sutterfield AAAA STATE 7th place

2017 Team
GIRLS AAAA STATE 3rd Place
BOYS AAAA STATE 4th Place

2017 Individual
Brennan O'Connor AAAA STATE 9th Place

2016 Team
GIRLS AAAA STATE RUNNER-UP
BOYS AAAA State 3rd Place

2016 Individual
Ben McCoy AAAA STATE CHAMPION
Emma Rose Bagwell AAAA 9th place
Maddie Heller AAAA 10th place
Footlocker Team Georgia Representative: Ben McCoy
Atlanta Track Club First-Team All-Metro: Ben McCoy

2015 Team
BOYS AAA STATE CHAMPIONS
GIRLS AAA STATE RUNNER-UP

2015 Individual
Mary Claire Solomon AAA 3rd place
Ben McCoy AAA 4th place
Robby Gipson AAA 7th place
Emma Rose Bagwell AAA 10th place
Footlocker Team Georgia Representative: Mary Claire Solomon
Atlanta Track Club All-Metro Runners: Mary Claire Solomon and Ben McCoy

2014 Team
BOYS AAA STATE CHAMPIONS
GIRLS AAA STATE RUNNER-UP

2014 Individual
Mary Claire Solomon AAA Runner-Up
Ben McCoy AAA 7th place
Robby Gipson AAA 9th place
Emma Rose Bagwell AAA 10th place
Foot Locker Team Georgia Representative: Mary Claire Solomon
Atlanta Track Club All-Metro Runner: Mary Claire Solomon

2013 Team
Girls AAA STATE CHAMPIONS
Boys AAA 4th place

2013 Individual
Matt Munns AAA Runner-Up
Anna Gandolfo AAA 3rd place
Bailey Willett AAA 5th place
Mary Claire Solomon AAA 8th place
Footlocker Team Georgia Representative Matt Munns
Atlanta Track Club All-Metro Runners: Anna Gandolfo and Matt Munns

2012 Team
Girls AAA STATE RUNNER-UP
Boys AAA 4th place

2012 Individual
Anna Gandolfo AAA 4th place
Matt Munns AAA 7th place
Natalie Kile AAA 10th place

2011 Team
Girls AA STATE RUNNER-UP
Boys AA 3rd place

2011 Individual
Bailey Willett AA 3rd place
Anna Gandolfo AA 8th place

2010 Team
Girls AA STATE RUNNER-UP
Boys AA 4th place

2010 Individual
Kate Beecham AA Runner-up
Bailey Willett AA 7th place
Anna Gandolfo AA 8th place
Natalie Kile AA 9th place

2009 Team
Girls AA 3rd place
Boys AA 7th place

2008 Team
Girls AA 3rd place
Boys AA 6th place

2008 Individual
Caroline Kirk AA 4th place

2007 Team
Boys AAA STATE RUNNER-UP
Girls AAA 5th place

2007 Individual
Tim Halinski AAA 6th place

2006 Team
GIRLS AAA STATE CHAMPIONS
Boys AAA 3rd place

2006 Individual
Caroline Kirk AAA 5th place

2005 Team
GIRLS AAA STATE CHAMPIONS
Boys AAA 6th place

2005 Individual
Caroline Kirk AAA 8th place

2004 Team
Girls AAA 3rd place
Boys AAA 3rd place

2004 Individual
Josh Houser AAA 6th place
Casey Gramling AAA 8th place

2003 Team
Boys AA STATE CHAMPIONS

2003 Individual
Casey Gramling AA 5th place
Greg Johnson AA 8th place
Chase Oliver AA 10th place

2002 Team
Boys AA 8th place

2002 Individual
Chase Oliver AA 6th place