2019 Boys' Cross-Country Team
2019 Girls' Cross-Country Team
2019 Boys' and Girls' Cross-Country Teams
The Cross Country "Midnight Run" will be held on Monday, August 19th starting at 12:01am in the North lot of the High School. This run is open to the community.
The 20120-21 school year forms and eligibility video will be available on-line starting July 20th . Each student-athlete and parent/guardian are required to watch the eligibility video and sign all required forms in order to participate in Shawano Athletics for the 2020-21 school year.
Each program will host Parent meetings to address sport specific policies and expectations. All required forms must be on file and verified in the High School office before beginning practice!
Forms and the video link may be found here.
Welcome to Shawano Cross Country
If this is your first year out or a returning runner, welcome to a sport at Shawano High School that has a great deal of pride, honor and respect. Throughout the history of Cross Country at Shawano there have been many individuals and teams that have achieved success and recognition for their hard work and dedication. By joining our team, you are now going to be part of the long tradition of Shawano Cross Country and help pave the way for the future. Good Luck and Hurry Back!!
WHAT IS CROSS COUNTRY?
Cross Country is a team running sport that takes place in the fall on a measured 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) loop over varied surfaces and terrain. Most cross-country meets are held on dirt trails, side walks, park grounds, and golf courses. Some meets are more spectator friendly and you are able to see the runners at different spots during the race. Other meets are difficult and you may only see them at the beginning and when they cross the finish line. Try to obtain a course map and mark out possible spots for viewing. If you need assistance with this please, contact the coaches and they can assist you with this.
HOW CROSS COUNTRY IS SCORED
For those of you that are new to a cross country, it is scored by each team adding up the places of its top 5 finishers. As in golf, the low score wins. For example, a team that scores 26 points places ahead of a team that scores 29 points, as follows: