Welcome to the WJHS Cross Country Website

Here you can find important information, announcements, the meet schedule, and more.
The website will be updated frequently throughout the season.
Please use this site as the main source of information about the team.

However, please feel free to contact the coaches Mary Kate Lubawski & Erin Schwarz if you have any more questions or need more information.

Information about the Cross Country Team:
Cross country is a no-cut, coed sport open to all 7th and 8th graders. We encourage any and all students to come out and participate; all levels of athletes are welcome!

A Few Common Questions:
1. When are practices?
We practice every day after school EXCEPT WEDNESDAYS, due to faculty meetings. Practice goes from 3:30 to 4:30. Students can take the Activity Bus after practice at 4:45. 

2. What if I cannot make it every day to practice, can I still be a part of the team? 
YES- We understand that students have other commitments, but we ask that they make a commitment to this team as well and attend practices as much as possible.

3. Do we really compete for state titles?
YES - Our teams have done well over the past few years through students coming out, recruiting their friends to run, and working hard every day to improve. We sent a boys' team and an 8th grade girl to the state meet in 2015 and our boys' team placed 7th in the state in 2016.

4. How much is it to participate?

It costs $130 to participate. Click HERE for registration and payment information. Please pay ASAP.

For more questions, see the FAQ's page of this site

Payment Information: It costs $130 to participate. All athletes must be registered with the athletic director, Mr. Andrews, in the athletic office or else the student will not be allowed to participate or attend meets. You are highly encouraged to pay online through the Wilmette Revtrak Payment System OR you may bring in a check payable to: WPS39. If you have any questions about paying, please direct them to Mr. Andrews: andrewsj@wilmette39.org.

5. How do coaches communicate with parents?

This year we will be using REMIND.COM to send out Cross Country reminders and updates. We are encouraging students AND parents to join the WJHS Cross Country Remind group so that everyone can receive important information.

Directions for Joining:

      A. For push notifications on a smartphone: Open your web browser and go to the following link: https://www.remind.com/join/wjhsxc17

      B. For text notifications: Text the message @wjhsxc17 to the number 81010

Questions, concerns, or need more information?
Please do not hesitate to contact the coaches - we are here for you:
Coach Erin Schwarz  - schwarze@wilmette39.org
Coach Mary Kate Lubawski - lubawskm@wilmette39.org