• cross country
    2019 Season


    Dear Parents/Guardians & Athletes,

    Hello and thank you for showing interest in the Michigan City Middle School Cross Country team. We are excited to kick off the 2019 Cross Country season at the start of this year’s summer break with practice.

    It is vital that every athlete on the team has an up to date physical evaluation form filled out. If an athlete does not have a physical then he/she will not be able to practice until this documentation is completed and submitted to either of the Cross Country coaches. Quite literally if an athlete shows up and there is no physical on hand by either coach then that athlete will not participate until this has been resolved. Physical forms can be printed straight from the link on this website.

    At the middle school level, cross country does not expect students to be able to run any distance at the start of the season. Middle School Cross Country is about learning how to run long distances. It is about learning mind over matter, discipline, understanding perseverance, and pushing yourself to have new experiences and accomplish goals you didn't think possible. Through this, we will teach students how to distance run. Cross Country is also excellent off season endurance training for athletes in other sports.

    Running can be a very demanding activity that can provide many benefits when done correctly. With that in mind, it is important to make sure that the athlete is well hydrated, making mostly healthy food selections, and getting adequate rest. Water and a good attitude should be brought to every practice. As we sometimes run through fields or forests, bug spray and sunscreen are also recommended.

    Our first practice is Thursday, August 15. Please consult the practice schedules for all dates and times. Also, please check the cross country website for more information or canceled practices. As a note, we usually don’t cancel for weather, we just move practice inside the school.
    There will be an activity bus that takes students from Barker to Krueger for practice. There is no transporation home after practice. Parents must arrange for a ride to pick their athlete up at 4:15 from Krueger on days when there is practice. Actions may be taken if rides are more than 15 minutes late. Buses will be available to take athletes from Krueger to all away meet locations and back to Krueger. Again parents will have to arrange for a ride home from Krueger on days of meets. 

    We look forward to seeing you at practice! If there are ever any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Coach Jones or Coach Triemstra.


    Coach Jones & Coach Triemstra
    Coach Jones: kjones07@mcas.k12.in.us or 219-873-2061 x7449

    Coach Triemstra: ktriemsta@mcas.k12.in.us or 219-­873­-2061 x7417



    Make sure you have your physical completed and turned in to the office ASAP!  
    You must have a physical in order to practice.
Last Modified on August 7, 2019