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Cross Country


Register for Cross Country here. Deadline to register is September 1st, 9pm:

Cross Country Welcome Letter: x-country welcome letter- 2021

Workout Descriptions: X-Country Workout Descriptions

X-Country practices are mon-fri and we meet on the track.
Next week- (8/9-8/13) we will practice in the morning– (8-9:30am). FRESHMEN: Since you should be at Freshman Academy, please do the following workouts on your own this week:
8/10: 3-4 mile run
8/11: speed or hill workout
8/12: tempo run
8/13: long, easy run
Starting on 8/16 we will practice in the afternoons (3-4:30pm)

Practice starts August 9th.  Make sure you have completed registration including physical and payment online. Registration is OPEN, check the Spartan Athletics website for link.

Head Coach – Jessica Popper

popper website pic

Jessica Popper is both the boys and girls cross-country coach, as well as a social studies teacher here at TJ. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her Master’s degree from the University of Colorado.  Jessica was a varsity cross-country and track runner throughout her high school career and she continues to compete in races today.

Interested in running cross country this fall? Please email Coach Popper for more information!