Announcements

August 8th, 2017
Team Night sign ups!
Our first meet is coming up on the 17th, which means it's time to reintroduce team nights! 
Team nights are an optional potluck dinner hosted by different athletes and their families. They are generally hosted 2 days before a meet. 
I've included the link to a Google Sheets for sign ups, please consider hosting if you are able. Keep in mind that the dates might change, as some meets are still tentative. If you are hosting, it is your responsibility to email the team the time, address, and dishes you would like others to bring. 

May 23rd, 2017
Pre-Season Meeting
If you are interested in learning about the Cross Country team and the upcoming season please plan on attending a short meeting on Tuesday, May 23rd at 2:45pm in the West High Choir Room. Parents are welcome as well and you will have a chance to meet the coaches and ask any questions you might have.

September 12th, 2016
New home race course
Wednesday will be our first meet on our new home course at the Roots Disc Golf Course located at 1250 North Redwood Rd. We have come up with two courses, each of them 3 miles long. One course takes in two laps and uses part of the Rose Park Golf Course, while the second course takes 3 laps around the Disc Golf course. The two lap course will be used for our All-City meet on Friday.
Both courses are spectator friendly, use soft surfaces (grass and dirt) throughout and have many little ups and downs.
Short Course:
Long Course:



August 19th, 2016
The racing season has begun!
Our first meet is in the books and the West runners had a great showing at the Highland Invitational. Check the RESULTS page to see overall results and West only results.
Updated with a short report from runner Kevin Hardy

Highland Invite Video


September 6th, 2015
The season is in full swing - Great Results so far
Congratulations to all the runners that came out to the BYU Autumn Classic. Everyone that ran showed improvement from last year, well done!
We had two winners on the day and another runner making the top 10.
  • Winner - Isabella James Girls Varsity - 18:10
  • Winner - Emery Hovermale JV Girls Fr/So - 20:03
  • 7th - Max Sandweiss - 17:20
  • 6th - Freshman/Sophomore Girls Team
  • 9th - Freshman/Sophomore Boys Team
Check the RESULTS page for more detail. Let's keep the momentum going team!

July 30th, 2015
The start of the season is nearly here
Summer training has been going well and the coaches are all very excited with the progression everyone is making. If you have been unable to attend the summer practices up to this point it's not too late, check the Calendar for the next practice and come run with us.
Another news worthy item is the addition of a new assistant coach Emily Sullivan. We are excited to have her join our team with her many years worth of running experience and vibrant personality. Welcome aboard Emily.

First meet is August 20th so get running. Check out the updated Schedule for a list of meets this season.

September 23rd, 2014
Two Wins in a row!
West is on a roll with the Boys and Girls winning the dual meet against Region rival Hillcrest and the tri-meet vs Cottonwood and Taylorsville. Keep up the great work as the season goal is just a little over 2 weeks away.

Also of note, I have registered the team on ATHLETIC.NET so now you can see results compared to everyone across the country.

October 28th, 2014
The racing season is here!
Our first two races of the season are behind us with the Highland Invitational last week and the Hunter pre-season time trial yesterday. Big congratulations to the West Girls for a great win over Hillcrest, 27 to 37 (low score wins see PDF version for scoring explanation). The newest addition to the Girls team, Isabella James easily cruised to victory, with Laura, Emery, Kate and Wilhelmina all finishing in the top 10! The Boys team took home a solid 3rd and looks to challenge for the top spot in October, great work! Results for the Pre-season meet.

May 19th, 2014
Cross Country meeting
All team members and prospective team members please join us on MAY 21 after school in the commons for a meeting about the Fall Cross Country season.

November 4th, 2013
Off season training plan
Running is a year-round sport. Stay in shape with the off season training plan.

October 10th, 2013
Region 2 Championships
Congratulations to the West Cross Country team for an outstanding run in the wet conditions at the Region 2 Championships. Highlighted by individual wins in the Boys and Girls JV races, the Girls Varsity took 2nd in the team results with the Boys Varsity taking a hard fought 3rd place in the team results.

September 13th, 2013
ALL CITY Championship Meet - 2nd Place
A tough battle at the ALL CITY Championships where the West team took 2nd to Rowland Hall in the combined score, West: 75 to Rowland Hall: 55. The Girls actually beat Rowland Hall 26 to 29 but the Boys finished 2nd 26 to 49. Full Results 

September 5th, 2013
Taylorsville Meet - WIN!
Congratulations to the West Girls and Boys for pulling off the win at the Taylorsville meet vs Hunter, Kearns and Taylorsville.

Girls Team Score:

West 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, (17, 21) – 37

Hunter 1, 7, 13, 14, 20, (23, 26) – 55

Taylorsville 2, 4, 12, 19, 22, (24, 25) – 59

Kearns 6, 9, 15, 16, 18 – 64


Boys Team Score:

West 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, (13, 15) - 41

Hunter 1, 5, 12, 14, 17, (19, 20) - 49

Kearns 2, 7, 16, 18, 21, (22, 25) - 64

Taylorsville 4, 6, 23, 24, 26, (27, 28) - 83


August 28th, 2013
Scoring Explained
Here is a graphic I made to explain how a Cross Country meet is scored (PDF version):


August 22nd, 2013
Highland Invitational
The first meet of the season is in the books and West High came away with some great success from our young team. We still have a full season to run and we expect to see plenty of growth all around. Full RESULTS

May 21st, 2013
Congratulations to our new Captains for 2013:
 
Marcelina, Charlie and Ben Grodner have been chosen to lead our team next season.  Please think about what you can do to help improve our team for next year. 
Running is a year round sport.  Stay fit and feel free to contact the coaches for advice on training plans and suggestions.  We would like to help you.
Thank you all for a successful season.  Working with all of you was fun and rewarding.  It was an honor and a pleasure.  Keep up the good work. 
 
Best wishes, 
Coach Barry


September 13th, 2012
Salt Lake City - ALL CITY Championship, Wednesday September 12th Results.
Without a doubt the inaugural ALL CITY Championship was a resounding success! West High Head Coach Barry Makarewicz - turned Race Director - organized one of the best meets of the season.
Thanks to all the schools that participated, Rowland Hall, East, Highland and of course West. Special thanks to all of volunteers at the meet including parents, the wrestling team and West High Alum.
The overall team standings were determined by taking the total of the Girls Varsity and Boys Varsity team scores. Congratulations to Rowland Hall for taking first place and the trophy! Final overall team standings: (All Results)
1. Rowland Hall - 77
2. East High - 86
3. West High - 105
4. Highland High - 179

August 30th, 2012
Pre-Season Time Trial at Hunter, Wednesday August 29th Results.
BIG Congratulations to the West Girls for a hard earned victory at the Pre-Season meet at Hunter, scoring lowest with 41 to rival Viewmont's 44. The Boys also had a great showing taking 2nd with a score of 52 to Viewmont's 35. Great times were posted by all on a tough hot day. Check the full RESULTS.

May 9th, 2012
Pre-Season Meeting Wednesday May 23rd, 2:40pm at West High in the Commons.
It is already time to start planning for the 2012 Fall Cross Country season.  Time sure flies.  We will be having an informational meeting for the team on Wed May 23 after school in The Commons.  The meeting will start at 2:40.  We will introduce the coaches, discuss plans for the summer and fall training/racing and pass out necessary paperwork.  Please attend if you are planning to be on the team.  
 
The coaches and school administration are all very excited for the upcoming season.  We believe this team is going to be very competitive and fun and want as many runners as possible to be part of this program.  Please recruit anyone who might be interested and bring them to this meeting.  
 
This meeting will serve as the Parent Informational meeting so please pass the word.  We want to get the "Parent Club"  started and need help organizing the extra activities that make being part of this team such a fun experience.  Please be ready to volunteer some time.
 
Thanks,
 
Head Coach
Barry Makarewicz

September 21st, 2011
Fantastic meet on the home course! The Girls took home the win and the top 2 spots overall, with Malkie taking her 2nd win in a week. The Boys grabbed the team win and the top 3 with Ben taking his first win! Check the full RESULTS.

August 31st, 2011
Another tough meet in harsh conditions. This time the team the raced in West Bountiful in a meet hosted by Viewmont. The temperature was again touching 100 degrees and the wind was howling steady at 20mph. The West Boys and Girls worked hard to improve on their times from the previous meet and both of them took 2nd in the meet. Check the full RESULTS.

August 26, 2011
ATTENTION NEW RUNNERS! 
Welcome to the team, we are very excited to have you part of our group. Before you can run in a meet or continue with practice or participate in a race you must pay the Treasurer $30.00 (unless you have a fee waiver) and fill out one of two forms on the Important Documents page. If you have participated in High School athletics and the school has Form A from your physical on file then you only to fill out Form B. Please have the Dr. fill out Form A if you have not participated in a High School sport in the last year.

August 25, 2011
First meet of the season at Hunter Park was a success! The conditions were less than ideal for a fast race, but the team worked hard in the 100+ degree heat and windy conditions to get some great results. The West High Girls placed 3rd out of 5 teams and the West High Boys placed 2nd out of 5 teams. Check the RESULTS page for all the details. Way to go WEST!!

June 25, 2011
Congratulations to our new Team Captains for 2011!  They are Michelle Meyer, Andrew Moore and Marshal Ruiz.  These Captains will be leading some of the upcoming practices on June 27, 29 and July 11.  Help them to get to know you.  Please attend all summer practices whenever possible.  Check the Calendar.
for times and locations.  The 3rd Organized Team Practice with the coaches will be July 2 at Sunnyside Park @ 7:30 AM.  Meet by the tennis courts.
 
June has arrived and it is time to start working on Base Training.  This will help to develop the aerobic base that is necessary for the harder training and racing that will come later in the summer and fall.  It will also help to prepare your legs and help to prevent injuries later.  It is very important that you run 3-4 times (minimum) per week right now.  Please follow the training schedule that is layed out in the Schedule.  Please note the first Organized Team Practive to be held June 18 @ 7:30 AM at Sugar House Park.  Meet on the grass north of the pond.  Looking forward to seeing you there!
Coach Barry
 
There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 24th in the Commons at 2:45pm. Please plan on attending if you have interest in running on the team for the 2011 season. Meet the new coaches and get your questions answered. Parents are welcome to attend as well.