Julian Cross Country 

2024 Season info:
Coaches: Ms. Tysse (7th grade Math - Team 7.3), Mr. Talarico (8th grade - Team 8.2), Mr. Bacalzo (one-on-one aide), and Mr. Turek (retired D97 teacher)

How to sign up for Cross Country?

1.) Please complete the 2024 Athlete Survey so we have health and contact info for each runner.

2.) All athletes will need an updated sports physical to participate in XC. 

Pre-Season Cross County Camp:

Dates: August 5th-8th & August 12th-15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Location: Turf Field behind Julian Middle School

Cost: FREE!

Who Can Participate? Any incoming or returning Julian student can join, regardless of whether they plan to join Cross Country during the school year. It's open to all students interested in exploring the sport, improving fitness, or enjoying outdoor activities with peers.

*While daily attendance is not mandatory, we highly encourage participation as it will help students prepare for the upcoming Cross Country season. Whether your child is new to the sport or a seasoned athlete, this camp offers a fantastic opportunity to enhance skills, build endurance, and foster teamwork.


Practice Schedule:

Mark your calendars! The first official Cross Country practice of the 2024-2025 season is on Monday, August 19th, from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.

* Important Changes: The first morning practice will now be held on Friday, August 23rd, instead of Thursday, due to the first day of school.

Monday and Tuesday - after school from 3:45 to 5-5 p.m.

Wednesday - No practice

Thursday & Friday - before school from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Morning drills will start at 7:30. Runners need to be on the field at this time. 

*bring a water bottle to every practice

Meet Results:

Hart Girl's Results 

Hart Boy's Results

St. Helen Results

Tri-Meet Results

Bengal Invite Results

Monthly Calendar

Summer/Winter Running Ideas: 

Pick a training plan that is suitable for you and keeps you running in the off season. 

Hal Higdon 5k (3.1 miles) and 10k (6.2 miles) Training Plans - Each of these plans is an 8 week 5k training schedule. Training plans can be found at the bottom of each site. There is great info on each page, before the training plans, on helpful running tips and the importance of stretching and rest days. 

5k Training Schedule: Beginner -This would be the ideal plan for someone new to running, someone looking to get into shape for personal reasons, or to get/stay in shape for another sport. 

5k Training Schedule: Intermediate & 10k Training Schedule - Novice: Though these training guides are called "Intermediate" (5k) and "Novice" (10k) they are more of an Advanced training schedule for middle schoolers. This plan is for those who were on the CC team last year, can run a long run of 4 miles without needing to stop, and/or have a mile time faster than 7:30. The only change would be for the Sunday run. I would suggest decreasing each Sunday run by 1-2 miles. 

Jeff Galloway 5k Training Schedule - This training schedule is a 15 week 5k training schedule. Longer time frame than the schedules listed above. 


After picking a training plan read through Running Reminders and Safety Tips.