Girls Middle School Cross Country
We will have a brief informational meeting for any athletes who may be interested in participating in the upcoming 2019 XC season on Tuesday, June 4th. Meeting will be held before first period from 7:10-7:25 in the Middle School LGI. See you then!
MEET ON 10/4 @ UPPER MERION MIDDLE SCHOOL
Please note: Our next meet is Thursday, October 4th at Upper Merion Middle School. Students will be dismissed from class at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday. There will be two races starting (distance between 1.8-2.0 miles) at 3:30 P.M.The meet will be over by approximately 4:30-4:45 P.M. and students can have a ride home from the meet only from their parent/guardian. Otherwise, students will come back to OJR Middle School on the bus. All students must have a ride home when the bus returns. The approximate time of return is 5:45-6:00 P.M.
MEET ON 10/5 @ ARCOLA INTERMEDIATE CENTER (RELAY INVITATIONAL)
For the Arcola Relay Invitational this meet will have three races as follows:
1.) 7th and 8th Grade Boys Relay (3 x 1 mile): 4:00 P.M.
2.) 7th and 8th Grade Girls Relay (3 x 1 mile): 4:30 P.M.
3.) 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls Open 3k (run together): 5:00 P.M. Awards will follow.
Nine boys will be competing in the first race. Nine girls will be competing in the second race. All other athletes will be in the third race. Students will find out Wednesday at practice as to which race they are in.
The meet will be over by approximately 5:45 P.M. and students can have a ride home from the meet only from their parent/guardian. Otherwise, students will come back to OJR Middle School on the bus. All students must have a ride home when the bus returns. The approximate time of return is 6:15-6:30 P.M.
Parent meeting will be held tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 4th until September 11th- The team store is open, and you are able to purchase OJR Cross Country gear. The link is:
Thursday, September 6th- Uniforms will be distributed.
Monday, September 10th- Parent Meeting in OJRMS Auditorium- 4:00- 4:20. Students can go home with their rides at the conclusion of the meeting. There is also a 5:00 activity bus. Coaches will go over the activity bus list at practice.
Thursday, September 13th- Team Picture Day- Athletes should bring their uniform to practice this day.
Welcome Athletes and Parents to the 2018 Season!
The first day of practice for be Tuesday, September 4th at 2:30 PM. Please be dressed and ready in the OJRMS gymnasium by 2:30 PM
All students MUST have their completed CIPPE physical form turned into and approved by the athletic trainer by Thursday, August 30th in order to participate in practice on the first day. You cannot run if you do not have this form completed and approved by the trainer.
Before the school year, beginning August 6th 2018, forms can be turned into the High School Athletic Training Room. An Athletic trainer will be present during the morning between 8am and noon. After this time forms can be turned in to Ms. Faust in the Activities Office at the high school.
Once school begins, an Athletic Trainer will be available outside the middle school cafeteria during lunches to collect physicals and athletic forms from the athletes.
Students must turn in the Emergency Procedure Card to Coach Hertzog at the beginning of the season. The link for the CIPPE physical form and emergency procedure cared is found here:
No Impact test is required for Middle School Cross Country
When the physical has been approved by the athletic trainer and the emergency procedure card is turned in to Coach Hertzog, athletes are eligible to practice and will be added to the roster.
**First Week of Practice Schedule**
Tuesday, September 4th 2:30-4:45
Wednesday September 5th 2:30-4:45
Thursday September 6th 2:30-4:45
Friday September 7th – No practice
Regular Practice Schedule, beginning the week of September 10th:
Mondays: 2:30 – 4:00 PM (Activity bus leaves at 5PM)
Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:45 PM (Activity bus leaves at 4PM)
Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 PM (Activity bus leaves at 5PM)
Thursdays 2:30-3:45 PM (Activity bus leaves at 4PM)
I am very excited for the upcoming season. If you have any specific questions, please contact me at: