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08/14/17 Canal Winchester Invitational Information
The Canal Winchester Cross Country Invitational is Wednesday, August 30th at Canal Winchester High School.  Complete information about the meet, including time schedule, course maps, spectator information, coaching instructions  past results are available here Canal Winchester Invitational
Parents, we need your help!  Visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0849a4ad23a1f58-cwinvitational to sign up as a meet volunteer.

08/10/17 New Albany Invitational Information
All Canal Winchester Cross Country teams will kick off their seasons on Monday, August 21st at New Albany High School!
Information about the meet is available here, including a time schedule & a map for spectators: New Albany Invitational Information
The complete high school meet schedule is currently available on the 2017 Summer Schedule page (scroll to the bottom).
Reminder that per OHSAA rules, athletes must attend at least 10 August practices before they may participate in their first meet.
Athletes are expected to ride the team bus to and from all meets. Parents may fill out this Travel Release Form (must be signed in advance by the athletic director) if they need to give their athlete a ride home for a special circumstance.
Our bus driver, Brian Sittler, takes fantastic photos at every meet and posts them to his private Flickr page.  Click on his page and click the "Follow" button if you would like access to all of Brian's photos.

08/01/17 Mandatory Practice Begins Tomorrow
Mandatory cross country practice begins Wednesday, August 2nd.  The cross country team's practice schedule is available here:  2017 Summer Schedule

All athletes grades 7th-12th must have a physical form signed by a doctor (valid for one year) on file with the athletic office in order to participate in mandatory practice.  All other athlete paperwork can be completed online using the Parent One View System.  All information about necessary "paperwork" can be found at this website: 

The pay to participate fee for cross country is $200 and is due by August 18th. The pay to participate fee can be completed online at spsezpay.com, the same website used to pay for other school fees like school lunches.

Email High School coach Jeff Kline (jkline55@gmail.com) or Middle School coach Michelle Klarmorick (mklamorick@cwls.us) if you have any specific questions about joining the cross country teams!

06/25/17  Parent's Meeting Set For Tuesday
The Canal Winchester Cross Country program's annual parent's meeting is Tuesday, June 27th 7pm at the High School Bleachers.  The meeting will last from 7-7:30pm with a conditioning session to follow for all CW students grades 7th-12th.  
Unable to attend the meeting?  Visit our Handouts / Documents page and click the link entitled "2017 Public Folder" for printable versions of all handouts. 
Visit the Spirit Store to shop for CW Cross Country gear and a portion of proceeds will benefit our booster club. The spirit store is open through July 9th.
New to cross country?  Visit our Introduction to Cross Country page to learn more about the sport!

06/13/17  Run 4 Bender Relay For Life Team
Team Run 4 Bender covered 208 laps on the track (52 miles) relay style from 4:30pm-midnight at Saturday's CW Relay for Life! More importantly, our team raised over $1,100 for the American Cancer Society. Very proud of the hard work put in by our athletes, parents & alumni for an outstanding cause. Thank you to all who supported our team!

11/20/16  End of Season Update
The following pages have been updated through the 2016 season!
Be on the lookout for a final 2016 Middle School update. Coming soon!
Posted below is the slideshow presented at the end of season banquet (thank you Crystal Matthews!)

10/31/16  Regional Championship Results
The 2016 Canal Winchester XC campaign came to an end over the weekend at Saturday's Pickerington North Regional.
Three Indian athletes competed in the Regional Championships: senior Luke Schirr (88th place), junior Erica Babusci (34th place), and senior Ethan Fusek (24th place).
Using an "Always Be Closing" mentality, Erica and Ethan both enjoyed tremendous finishes over the last mile of their races.  Erica was in 51st place at the two-mile mark and managed to pass 17 competitors over the last mile.  Ethan was in 40th place at the two-mile mark and managed to pass 16 competitors over the last mile.
Erica's 34th place finish is the highest regional finish by a CW female since Kayla Scott won the race in 2011.  Only three CW females have finished higher at a regional meet since the Indians were classified Division 1 in 2009 (Kayla Scott 1st in 2011 & 18th in 2009, Emily Pifer 4th in 2009, Penny Boswell 13th in 2009.)
Ethan's 24th place finish is the second best Division 1 Regional finish by a CW male athlete (Jarrod Genther was 16th in 2010 and 24th in 2011.  The guys team was also classified D1 in 2009.)
Congrats to Luke, Erica, and Ethan on their fantastic seasons!
Complete results are available here- Girls Regional Results / Boys Regional Results   


10/24/16  Babusci, Fusek, Schirr Qualify to Regionals
The High School Cross Country teams competed at the D1 Central District Championships at Watkins Memorial High School on Saturday.  Neither squad qualified to the regional meet as a team, but both squads will be represented by individual competitors at next Saturday's Pickerington Regional.  
The High School Girls ended their season with a breakout performance, finishing 9th in their section (and 21st out of all sections combined).  Six of the seven girls competitors enjoyed season best marks, and the team's top 5 average of 20:46 was their best of the year by 22 seconds.  Ranked 38th entering the race, junior Erica Babusci dropped over 30 seconds from her season best time to finish 20th (19:49) and nab the final individual qualifying spot.  Junior Kassidy Pastor finished 22nd, narrowly missed an individual birth with the first sub-20 performance of her career (19:59).
The High School Guys ended their season with a disappointing 7th place finish in their section (19th out of all sections combined).  Shortly after passing the half mile mark in 30th place, freshman Reece Klamorick took a violent fall and the guys team had difficulty recovering throughout the remainder of the race.  Fortunately for the Indians, the team's two senior competitors both finished well in the top 20 to advance as individuals.  Ethan Fusek's 8th place finish (16:16) was the third best D1 district finish in school history and Luke Schirr followed closely behind in 12th (16:24).  Junior James Moore enjoyed a season best mark for the boys team, finishing 72nd in 18:20.    
Complete results are available here- Girls District Results / Boys District Results    
Information on next Saturday's Pickerington North Regional is available here- Pickerington North Regional Info
Ethan & Luke will race at 12:30pm next Saturday while Erica will race at 3pm.
Congratulations boys and girls teams on another great season, and best of luck to our individual competitors!

10/18/16  Both Teams Place 2nd at OCC Championships
The High School Girls & High School Guys teams both placed second at last Saturday's OCC-Capital Championships held at Newark High School.
Girls scores:  New Albany 40, Canal Winchester 47, Big Walnut 52, Newark 92, Groveport NS, Franklin Heights NS
After losing to New Albany and Big Walnut by nearly 50 points two weeks ago at Pickerington North's Panther Invitational, the girls team bounced back with their most competitive effort of the season.  The girls squad led team scoring by 5 points through everyone's first three scorers, however New Albany's depth (New Albany placed 7 in the top 14) proved too much for the Indians to handle.
Guys scores:  Newark 25, Canal Winchester 34, New Albany 68, Big Walnut 112, Groveport NS, Franklin Heights NS
After bettering Newark by 8 points at last week's Marion Harding Invitational, the guys team was unable to match their previous success against a determined Wildcat team.  The Indian's did enjoy the best "fifth man" and "sixth man" in the meet (Evan Young finished 10th & Jared Tomlinson finished 12th), however Newark's top four scorers all beat CW's top four scorers at their respective positions to secure the title. 
Erica Babusci (3rd), Kassidy Pastor (4th), and Paige Bormann (7th) all received First Team All-OCC honors for their top 7 finishes.
Ethan Fusek (3rd) and Luke Schirr (4th) earned First Team All-OCC honors for the guys team.
These performances mark the first time in program history that any CW cross country athlete earned First Team All-OCC honors (Canal Winchester joined the OCC in 2013).
Nice work, Indians, and best of luck this Saturday at District Competition!

10/11/16  Regular Season Finale at Harding Invitational
All four CW cross country teams competed at Saturdays Harding Invitational at Harding High School in Marion.  
The Middle School Girls finished 4th of 11 teams with 91 points, while the Middle School Boys finished 3rd of 13 teams with 90 points.
The High School Girls finished 5th of 17 teams with 163 points.  The High School Guys finished 3rd of 17 teams with 87 points, losing by 8 points to 2015 D1 state qualifying team Ashland and by 1 point to defending D2 state champion Lexington.
The flat terrain and cooler weather led to a very quick course, as many athletes set season best marks.  A few school records fell on Saturday:
Allena Klamorick's mark of 11:54 set a CW middle school girls record (previous record was 11:57 set by Chloe Palmer in 2011).
Reece Klamorick's mark of 16:40 set a CW freshman record (previous record was 16:49 set by Dennis Duckworth in 1983).
The High School Guys' top 5 average of 16:36 set a new single race average record (previous record was 16:37 set by the 2007 squad at Galion).
Complete Harding results are available here- 2016 Marion Harding Results
Nice work on Saturday Indians!  The middle school teams return to action today with a dual meet at Lancaster while the high school teams kick off their championship season with the OCC-Capital Championships at Newark on Saturday.

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