Cross Country

Whiteville High School

Cross Country 2018

Basic Team Information

Coach: William Dorn

Email: wdorn@whiteville.k12.nc.us

Phone: (910) 914-4189 ext. 5202 (School)

Practice Times: Monday-Friday 3:15-5:15

Practice Meeting Place: Outside Gym

WHS XC 5K Record Men: Charles Powell -19:51 (1975)

WHS XC 5K Record Women: Grace Morningstar-19:47 (2015)

Athletic Director: David Smith

Email: dsmith@whiteville.k12.nc.us

Phone: (910) 914-4189 ext. 5243

Remind Account: Text @wdornxc to 81010

Mandatory Parent Meeting Thursday August 6 at 5:30

Information about Cross Country

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course, typically 4–12 kilometers (2.5–7.5 mi) long, may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and a points-scoring method for teams. Both men and women of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures. (Wikipedia)

In high school, generally all cross country races are 5000 meters (5 kilometers or 3.1 miles), and all competitors will run the same race. Men and women will run separately and although we practice as one team, the men’s and women’s teams are considered separate. In order to determine the winning teams, the top five runners from each team will receive a score based on what place he/she finishes the race. For example the 1st place runner will receive 1 point, 2nd-2 points, 37th-37 points, then those 5 places are added together and the team with the lowest score wins the meet.