*** Mandatory Practice Begins Monday, August 1st ***
Mandatory practice for the 2016 Canal Winchester Cross Country team begins Monday, August 1st 8:30am at the high school track.
A complete August schedule is available on our Summer 2016 webpage.

All participating athletes (grades 7th-12th) must have a current OHSAA physical form (signed by a physician or medical examiner) on file before they can participate.  Many area "Minute Clinics" will perform physical exams for a reasonable cost.  OHSAA physical forms are valid one calendar year from the date of the physical.  Athletes must also complete online paperwork via "Parent OneView" (link & instructions available on the canalwinchesterschools.org website) before joining the team.

Have questions about cross country?  Still interested in joining the cross country team? 
It is not too late!  Contact High School coach Jeff Kline at jkline55@gmail.com or Middle School coach Michelle Klamorick at klamorick@gmail.com.

06/17/16  CWXC On Remind
The high school cross country coaches are now using Remind to send announcements, schedule updates, location changes, etc directly to the phones of athletes & parents.  Would you like to join? Text @h37ac to the number 81010.

04/28/16  Cory Irwin Competing in the USA Half-Marathon Championship This Weekend 
Canal Winchester cross country alum Cory Irwin (Class of 2008) is competing in this weekend's USA Track & Field Half-Marathon Championship.  Held in conjunction with Columbus' Cap City Half Marathon, the event will begin Saturday at 7:55am.  Local station 10TV will broadcast the event live.  Cory was interviewed for an article in today's Columbus Dispatch:  Columbus-area runners eager to race for U.S. half-marathon titles here 
Good luck Cory!

04/15/16  Senior Cassidy Long Signs With Ohio Dominican
Senior Cassidy Long signed a letter of intent to compete in cross country and track next year at Ohio Dominican University.  Cassidy started her running career at the middle school level and has enjoyed a very successful career at Canal Winchester, including All-League and All-District honors in cross country.  Cassidy is a tremendous leader and is one of the cornerstones of a girls team that qualified to regional competition in 2013 and 2015.  Congratulations Cassidy and best wishes to you at ODU!

11/17/15  Season Wrap Up
The Middle School Girls ended the season with a record of 93 wins and 33 losses, including a win at the Northwestern Invitational and a runner-up finish at the Fairfield Union invitational.  The girls top five average of 13:25 at the Marion Harding Invitational was the 4th fastest average time in a CW season, trailing only the 2011, 2010, and 2012 middle school girls teams.  The Middle School Boys ended the season with a record of 62 wins and 64 losses, including a runner-up finish at the Northwestern Invitational.
Both middle school squads entered the season low on returning "varsity" experience.  They both took advantage of a large influx of new runners, however, to enjoy very successful seasons and to set the bar high for the upcoming year.

The High School Girls ended the season with a record of 121 wins and 35 losses, including wins at the Northwestern, Canal Winchester, Newark, and Whetstone Invitationals. Their victory at Newark included a sweep of the top five individual positions (out of 110 finishers) and a 15 point "perfect score." They finished 5th in the conference and 6th in the district, qualifying to regional competition for the fourth time in the past seven years.  Thanks to great senior leadership, they were one of the most consistent girls cc teams in school history, competing at a high level from the first meet of the season to the last.  Their top five average of 20:05 at the OCC-Cardinal Championship was the 3rd fastest average time in a CW season, trailing only the 2008 and 2009 squads that both won district titles and qualified to the state meet.

The High School Guys ended the season with a record of 97 wins and 49 losses, including a runner-up finish at the Northwestern & Whetstone Invitationals.  Despite a slow start, the guys team gained momentum throughout the season and competed very well in October.  They finished 7th in the conference and 7th in the district, missing a regional birth by two places.  The performance of the high school guys team at district was their best of the season, leaving the squad hungry for more success in the upcoming year.  Their top five average of 17:01 at the OCC-Cardinal Championship was the 4th fastest average time in a CW season, trailing only the 2007, 2006, and 2011 squads.

The seniors on our high school squads were amazing this season.  They trained consistently in the off season, set the tone at practice every day, led their teams to great experiences on and off the course, and set a legacy that will last for years to come.  Momentum and enthusiasm are high in this program right now, and it is all because of our senior captains.  Thank you seniors for everything you mean to this program.  Congratulations cross country athletes on a successful 2015!  

The following have been updated through the 2015 season:

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