Welcome to the HCMS cross country webpage!

Middle school cross country is a fall sport. The season runs from mid August to mid October. The team is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls. Races take place in a variety of settings and are usually 2 miles in length. HCMS cross country is coached by Erik Crooks and Aaron Oaks.  The cross country handbook link below answers many questions parents have regarding cross country.

Next Meet: Jackson Parkside Invitational 
Date: Thursday, Sept. 27
Location: Ella Sharp Park, Jackson

Races begin at 4:30 and will be in the following order:

6TH GRADE BOYS

6TH GRADE GIRLS

7TH GRADE BOYS

7TH GRADE GIRLS

8TH GRADE BOYS

8TH GRADE GIRLS

Awards follow the final race.

Ella Sharp Park is a big park.  We usefully setup our team area in a place on the map called "Hot Air Jubilee".  The directions will get you close to where we will be, but not necessarily a parking area.  Click here for directions to Ella Sharp Park from the middle school.


Text alert will be used to relay information such as: changes to the schedule, meet and practice cancellations, when e-mail updates have been sent and when a bus is returning to the school after a meet.

Cross Country Handbook
If you have any questions about cross country, the Cross Country Handbook provides abundant information about the middle school cross country team and can answer most questions parents have.  We highly recommend parents take the time to read this through.
Team Calendar of Events
The calendar below shows the dates of upcoming cross country events.  The calendar will be updated with more detailed meet information as soon the information becomes available to us.
  Click on calendar events to get more details.  Note that you have to click forward to see upcoming months.

Get In Shape for the Upcoming Season!
We highly recommend using the summer months to your advantage!  Our summer training program will help you get into shape in a safe and effective way.  Go here to learn more about summer conditioning. 

Meet Results
The results of many of our meets this season can be viewed more in depth on Athletic.net, including individual times and records.  It's a cool and fun way to track progress throughout the season.  Click here for our middle school page on Athletic.net.  Click on individual meets, then "View Results" to see more information.

If you have a question, please contact Coach Crooks at: crookse@harpercreek.net