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The last opportunity to try out for the Cross Country team is Monday August 2 at 8 a.m. There are no tryouts after Monday August 2. The Cross Country roster will be finalized and no new runners will be added. Runners not approved on PlanetHS will not be allowed to tryout. 

NEW RUNNERS-Please email Coach Greg Johnson at gjohnson@btcatholic.org so that he can give you information on the time needed to make the team. 

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 is scheduled to start on Monday June 7. Normally practices start sooner, but the GHSA Dead Weeks are Monday May 31-Sunday June 6 and June 28-July 4. The GHSA Dead Week is a mandated time in which we cannot conduct practice. 

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 9:15-9:30 a.m. for new and jv runners and 10 a.m. for returning varsity 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 3) over the summer, Coach Greg Johnson will meet returning varsity runners and anyone else wishing to run at Kennesaw Mountain and Coach Ilaria Johnson will meet anyone that wishes to do a long run at Webb Bridge Park in Alpharetta. New runners and lower mileage runners (runners doing 5 mile or shorter long runs) are encouraged to run at Webb Bridge Park until they build their mileage up to handle 6+ mile long runs at Kennesaw Mountain. These runs will start at 8 a.m. and will end at 8:45-9:00 a.m. for new runners and 9:30-9:45 for returning runners. The Kennesaw Mountain long runs will 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

 

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 mandatory 3200 cross country time trial tryout on Monday August 2. The time trial will be four loops of 800 meters on our cross country trail. If you cannot attend the time trial tryout, you must contact Coach Greg Johnson at gjohnson@btcatholic.org as soon as possible to schedule a time to tryout for the team. There will be no tryouts after August 2. You would have to tryout before that date. The team will be finalized on Monday August 2. 

 

Boys Tryout Standards

Freshman Boys- 16:00

Sophomore Boys-15:00

Junior Boys-14:30

Senior Boys-14:15

 

Girls Tryout Standards

Freshman Girls-18:00

Sophomore Girls-17:00

Junior Girls-16:30

Senior Girls-16:15


 

For each summer practice that a runner attends and records on Running2win, they will be allowed a 5 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.

 

Highlights:

2020 Team
GIRLS AAAAA STATE RUNNER-UP
BOYS AAAAA STATE 3rd Place
GIRLS 7-AAAAA REGION CHAMPS
BOYS 7-AAAAA REGION CHAMPS

2020 Individual
Hannah Miniutti: 3rd Place State AAAAA, All-Metro Team, Team Georgia
Katie Hamfeldt: 6th Place State AAAAA, All-Metro Team, Team Georgia
Kelly Ann Sutterfield: AT & T Champion, Team Georgia
Emma Jacobs: 7-AAAAA Region Runner-Up 
Hannah Showalter: 7-AAAAA Region 3rd Place
Ashlei Murray: 7-AAAAA Region 5th Place
KK Contrucci: 7-AAAAA Region 6th Place
Adam Wade: 4th Place State AAAAA, All-Metro Team
Ben Rothering: 10th Place State AAAAA
Alex Garrot: 7-AAAAA Region Champion 
Colin Shank: 7-AAAAA Region 3rd Place
Zack Burke: 7-AAAAA Region 4th Place
Ron Miller: 7-AAAAA Region 5th Place

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