August 14, 2017
There's Still Time to Join Cross Country!
FALL SEASON: The fall cross country season is underway. Practice sessions meet promptly at 3:00pm on the lower athletic field. Athletes are expected to plan accordingly in order to accommodate these mandatory practice sessions.
Cougar Cross Country is open to all abilities and levels of experience! Incoming freshmen are especially welcome.
We will accommodate all athletes who are willing to attend practice consistently and put forth their best effort daily! For those looking to take advantage of the district's new PE waiver policy, cross country is an obvious choice.
We also offer an alternative training group for athletes who wish to use the cross country season to prepare for winter and/or spring sports like basketball, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and wrestling. These sessions focus on speed, strength, agility and endurance development through modified workouts.
FALL SEASON ELIGIBILITY: Please be sure to visit the TEAM HANDBOOK PAGE for important team rules, procedures, and the steps required to be eligible to participate in the fall season.
Athletes and parents should also become members of the team's FACEBOOK GROUP by visiting the page and requesting to be added. If you are a parent with a different last name than your athlete, please be sure to send a note of explanation.
Please also read our 2017 WELCOME PACKET for more information about why high school cross country is an opportunity that should not be missed. Among other reasons, cross country is a sport that boasts extremely low rates of traumatic injury (concussions, ligament tears) while providing the physical and intellectual foundations for a lifetime of healthy, happy living.
We hope you will join us for a fantastic fall experience!
November 25, 2016
Powerful Pack Propels Boys to 3rd Place; Chao, Ruane Earn Podium Spots at State
With a clutch performance from cross country rookie Niki Moore (17), who took over the #2 position for the Cougars, and a career best 16:08 for 5k from Edward Buckley (19), the varsity boys completed their historic season on the podium at the nation's most competitive state championships.
November 18, 2016
Varsity Harriers Continue NCS Streaks; Moore, Flett Clock Season Bests for Boys while Miles, Foxworthy Key for Girls Win
Damp, but not wet, the modified version of the Hayward High School 3.0 mile course posed little problem for the varsity boys, defending champions at Saturday's North Coast Section meet. Redwood High School, on the other hand, made the Cougars' run to a 4th consecutive title an arduous one.
November 5, 2016
FS Girls Rout Rival Broncos with 2nd-Half Surge; 5 Squads Claim League Crowns
After a tenuous start that saw Northgate swarm the lead pack with yellow jerseys, the Cougar frosh soph girls turned the tables in the 2nd mile of Saturday's DAL championship race. When the runners burst back into view at the base of Finale Hill, just 600 meters from the finish, it was Campolindo's Paloma Hancock (20) and Chloe Guthrie (19) battling at the front with Ellie Guthrie (20), a step ahead of the Broncos' #1, hanging on to 4th place.
October 26, 2016
4 Squads Score Perfect Center Meet Run; Ruane, Yabu, Lekki Grab Individual Wins in Final DAL Regular Season Competition
All 3 boys' squads and the varsity girls' team completed a perfect regular season with wins against the rest of the DAL at the final center meet of the 2016 season, making them the favorites for securing league titles.
October 22, 2016
Subramaniam Earns Grand Prize with 29-Second Improvement over Seed Time
By all accounts, Saturday's annual team time trial was the most successful in the history of the event with 55 of the 67 competitors bettering their seed times for the 1600m distance. Topping the list of vast improvements was Adithi Subramaniam (19), who won her heat in 6:13.51, a whopping 29 seconds faster than her target mark.