St. Aloysius School competes in the Middle School Fairchester League.
Athletic Teams include Volleyball, Basketball and
Cross Country Club.
St. A’s Bulldogs Cross Country
It is good exercise!
It makes you smarter! (REALLY!)
It’s good training for other sports!
You can do it when you are 80+!
To share with you, my passion for running.
To teach you all I know about running.
To encourage friendly competition (personal and team bests!)
To KEEP YOU SAFE!
To come prepared: proper running footwear is a must as is appropriate running clothing and a water bottle.
To try you BEST! (ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!!)
To show team spirit.
To set a personal goal.
To BE SAFE!
Practice is on Mondays and Wednesdays from approximately 3:00 to 3:45 at Waveny Park. We do not run to Waveny, and therefore need rides up to the Park. It is expected that every parent will contribute to carpooling. Please be sure to submit a “Permission to Travel” form (found on the school website/newsletter.) Parents generally coordinate carpools to Waveny after school. Pick up is at Waveny.
We compete in the North Division of the Fairchester Middle School League. The meets are throughout Fairfield County and begin at 3:45 p.m with a walk-thru and then the race at 4 p.m. We will carpool to the meets and everyone should be there by 3:15 for warm-up. I will send email reminders and directions the night before each meet. Fifth and Sixth Graders will be running a course of about 1.5 miles. Seventh and Eighth Graders will be running a course of about 2.2 miles. This league scores differently than traditional (HS) Cross Country meets. The top five runners from each category (i.e. Fifth grade girls, fifth grade boys, etc.) compile a composite score over the course of the season. At the championship race, the top runners are awarded ribbons for their overall achievement throughout the season. The last race, the championship race, is a “winner take all” at which the number one runner in each age/gender group is awarded with a plaque.
Fairchester meet dates:
4/19 OLF Merwin Meadows
4/26 Ridgefield Academy
5/3 Southport School at Sherwood Island.
5/10 Penfield hosted by FCDS
5/17 Waveny hosted by NCCS, St. Luke’s, St. A’s (Championship Meet)
At all meets we are asking parents to provide water and a healthy snack (oranges and pretzels work well for our athletes.) Please keep an eye on your email for a schedule.
As in the past, we will set a team goal of training for a 5K (3.1 miles).
Looking forward to another great season!
Coach Debbie Moran