• Welcome to the 2019 Cross Country Season  
     
    XC  

    Head Coach: Tom St. Clair <Tom.StClair@tumwater.k12.wa.us>

    Asst. Coach: Robert Kondrat 

     

    As per WIAA policy, Middle School Cross Country athletes require eight (8) practices to be eligible for meets/contests.  

     

    Practice Begins August 26th for athletes that are cleared by TMS Athletic Secretary Sarah Nelson <sarah.nelson@tumwater.k12.wa.us>

     

    2019-20 TMS Athletics Packet*
    (*click on hyperlink above) 
    Printed copies will also be available in the District Office during the summer.

     
    All players must be cleared by our Athletic Secretary Sarah Nelson before students can practice; Athletic Packets (see link above) must be completed in full and verified by Mrs. Nelson and all fees (Sports and one-time ASB fee) must be paid prior to participation/first practice. Some financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. 

    Tumwater Middle School has a $40.00 fee for all sports and a one-time ASB fee of $25. 

    If you have questions about sports or sport fees, please contact Sarah Nelson at 709-7501. 


     

    1. Practice begins on Monday, August 26 at 2:45 pm at the bus circle at the back of Black Hills High School (BHHS) (near the gym doors).  

    After school starts on Wednesday, September 4, most of our practices will be at TMS (see schedule below), except on Mondays (when we bus offsite for a run and meet at BHHS) and race days (see schedule below).

    2. Clearance. You must be cleared by the TMS Athletic Secretary in order to practice. (Insert link to 2019-2020 Athletic Packet).

    3. Schedule. This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change.  We will attempt to notify parents of changes as the season progresses.  

    We typically send home a handout each week and post updates on the BHHS Cross Country Facebook page:

    We are also looking into using the Remind app to push out text message updates if parents consent to receiving messages.  

    • It is not intended as a way of communicating with the coaching staff (coaches are available after practices to answer questions). 
    • To join the TMS Cross Country group, open your web browser and go to rmd.at/robertkon and follow the instructions (type your name and phone number).  
    • You’ll be prompted to download the Remind app.

     

    Week 1  

    • MON 8/26 BHHS 2:45 pm. Pickup at BHHS 4:30 pm
    • TUE 8/27 Meet at 3:30 pm at South Sound Running
      • Spike Night (includes a group run, school-spirit competition, and pizza).   
      • Pickup at South Sound Running at 5:30 pm
    • WED 8/28 BHHS at 2:45.  Pickup at BHHS 4:30 pm.
    • THR 8/29 BHHS at 2:45.  Pickup at BHHS. Parent Meeting 6:30 pm (see below)
    • FRI 8/30 BHHS at 2:45.  Pickup at BHHS 4:30 pm.

     

    Week 2

    • MON 9/2  Labor Day  No Practice
    • TUE 9/3 at BHHS at 2:45 pm.   Pickup at BHHS 4:30 pm
    • WED 9/4 (1st day of School) Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • THR 9/5 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • FRI 9/6 (Not an ACT day)  Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm

     

    Week 3

    • MON 9/9 Bus offsite. Pickup at BHHS 5:30 pm
    • TUE 9/10 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • WED 9/11 Away Meet at Shelton 
      • Lake Isabella
      • Pickup at BHHS (sometime after 6 pm - we will try to have students call you when we are 20-30 minutes away).
    • THR 9/12  Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • FRI 9/13.  ACT early release Pickup at TMS 3:00 pm
    • SAT 9/14   Capital Invite 
      • Capital High School
      • Middle schoolers need to be at Capital High School’s track at 8:30 am - Look for the BHHS tent and flag
      • Open Race at 9:15 (open to the public)
      • MS race at 9:45 am 
      • HS races throughout the day (~10:00 to 1:00 pm) followed by awards
      • Pickup at Capital High School

     

    Week 4

    • MON 9/16  Bus offsite. Pickup at BHHS 5:30 pm
    • TUE 9/17  Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • WED 9/18   Meet at Pioneer Park ( 5801 Henderson Blvd SE, Tumwater)
      • MS race at 4:00 
      • HS Girls at 4:30
      • Pickup at Pioneer Park (no bus back) 
    • THR 9/19 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • FRI 9/20   ACT early release. Pickup at TMS 3:00 pm

     

    Week 5

    • MON 9/23   Bus offsite. Pickup at BHHS 5:30 pm
    • TUE 9/24 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • WED 9/25   Away Meet
      • Aberdeen (Makarenko Park) 
      • Pickup at BHHS  (sometime after 6 pm  - we will try to have students call you when we are 20-30 minutes away)
    • THR 9/26   Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • FRI 9/27  ACT early release. Pickup at TMS 3:00 pm

     

    Week 6

    • MON 9/30  Bus offsite. Pickup at BHHS at 5:30 pm
    • TUE 10/1 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • WED 10/2 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • THR 10/3 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • FRI 10/4  Deschutes River Ranch Invite 
      • 9725 Rich Rd SE, Olympia
      • 4:00 MS boys race. 
      • 4:30 MS girls race at. 
      • 5:30 Awards 
      • 6:00 Open race (open to the public)  
      • Pickup at the Ranch.

     

    Week 7

    • MON 10/7   Bus offsite. Pickup at BHHS 5:30 pm
    • TUE 10/8 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • WED 10/9 Home meet at Deschutes River Ranch 
      • 9725 Rich Rd SE, Olympia  
      • MS race at 4:00 pm
      • HS Girls at 4:30.
      • HS Boys at 5:00
      • Pickup at the Ranch
    • THR 10/10  Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • FRI 10/11 ACT Day.   Pickup at TMS 3:00 pm

     

    Week 8

    • MON 10/14  Bus offsite. Pickup at BHHS  5:30 pm
    • TUE 10/15     Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • WED 10/16 No Meet. Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm 
    • THUR 10/17 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • FRI 10/18 ACT early release Pickup at TMS 3:00 pm

     

    Week 9

    • MON 10/21  Bus offsite. Pickup at BHHS 5:30 pm
    • TUE 10/22 Pickup at TMS 4:15 pm
    • WED 10/23 League Meet 
      • Stan Hedwall Park  (Chehalis)
      • Pickup at BHHS (sometime after 6 pm  - we will try to have students call you when we are 20-30 minutes away)

     

    There will be a post season banquet which will be announced closer to the end of the season.

    • 4. For meet schedule and results, see the TMS Athletic.net page 
    • https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/School.aspx?SchoolID=38094

    • 5. Parents' Meeting will be on Thursday 8/29 @ 6:30 PM 
      • Location: Coach Tom St. Clair's Classroom at BHHS  Room 118
      • Park in the parking lot behind the gym and enter through the gym entrance.