Our team calendar is the most important item on this page!
We will use this team Google Calendar
for all of our meets, practices, and other team activities. It will be constantly updated and will contain the most current events, so please check it several times per week.
This calendar will tell you when and where we practice and what time your ride should pick you up. All events have an end time set so do not wait until practice ends to call your ride; have them arrive at the end time shown on the calendar. Thank you.
Please bookmark this direct link to the calendar on your phone and computer: tinyurl.com/manateexc
MHS ATHLETICS PAPERWORK:
Everyone must complete the entire athletics paperwork packet and pay the $50 insurance in order to participate in any sport (including summer or pre-season conditioning) at MHS. Once you complete the paperwork packet and pay the insurance, you are cleared for all sports for the entire school year.
2019-20 athletic paperwork (6 pages)
$50 insurance may be paid by cash, money order, or check payable to Manatee High School with a parent phone number on top of the check and student name on the memo line.
PLEASE GET YOUR PAPERWORK IN BEFORE YOU COME OUT TO ANY SUMMER TRAINING RUNS.
If your paperwork packet is not turned in, you are not covered by MHS or eligible to see our athletic trainer if you get hurt.
TEAM HANDBOOK: 2019 team handbook
RESULTS, SEASON BESTS, AND PRs: GIRLS
XC TEAM FEE OPTIONS:
Bring in 2 or more Canes Classic
sponsors by the deadline on the sponsorship form. Sponsorships must be monetary (cash or check payable to Manatee High School XC, not in-kind/product donations).
Pay $200 per athlete. This team fee does not even cover all the expenses for each team member (entry fees, transportation, meals, shirts, water bottles, sweatshirts, bags, awards, etc.), but it does help offset some of those expenses. Team fees are non-refundable and tax deductible. You may fundraise and ask for donations to cover your $200.
Sell 80 MHS decals at home football, soccer, or basketball games or around town throughout the year.
If anyone on the team has difficult financial circumstances, please contact Coach Rae Ann privately for options. Money should NEVER be a reason someone does not participate.
SCHEDULE: Click here for the 2019 XC meet schedule
Click the link below to sign up to receive weekly emails about team activities (practices, meets, team dinners, awards banquet, etc.). We use Constant Contact for team updates. We strongly encourage parents to sign up for these updates and please put your student's name in the "company" field when signing up. Maximum of 1 email sent per week.
We practice every day after school, Saturday mornings when we do not have a meet, and on teacher in-service days, school holidays, and record days, so please plan accordingly. We practice in all weather conditions
, except lightning (obviously). If it is raining at the end of the school day, plan on going to practice. We will wait under cover for any unsafe weather to pass.
BRING YOUR WATCH, WATER BOTTLE, AND BIG TOWEL TO EVERY PRACTICE AND MEET.
follow our team's page on Facebook for photos, results, meet information, news, and inspiration at http://www.facebook.com/manatee.track.xc
team photos at https://www.instagram.com/manatee.track.xc
follow our team on Twitter at https://twitter.com/manateetrackxc
WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR TEAM:
Cell Phone, Laptop, Gold & Silver Jewelry Recycling Fundraiser
- Collect old cell phones, ink jet cartridges, GPS, graphing calculators, digital cameras, laptops, mp3 players, radar detectors and jewelry. Old, broken, unwanted jewelry in any condition will increase our fundraising a lot!!! Ask local businesses that you visit often - restaurants, doctors, lawyers, hair stylists, any business since many businesses replace their employee cell phones every year.
Ask family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, and have your parents ask at work. View the list of items we can submit.
Please turn in all recycled items to Coach Rae Ann.
Purchase MHS Cross Country apparel and gifts
- Including hats, sweatshirts, T-shirts, water bottles, stadium blankets, jewelry, license plates, pajamas, iPhone cases, and so much more!
Click here to make a secure, tax deductible donation
- Money donated goes directly to team expenses
Participate in and help secure sponsors for the Canes Classic
- Encourage all of your family and friends to walk or run in our Labor Day event. It is open to all ages and abilities. Know someone who wants to be a sponsor? Visit CanesClassic.com and print the sponsorship form.
CANES CLASSIC: The Labor Day Canes Cross Country Classic is our team's main fundraiser and everyone is expected to participate.
Each one of you benefits from the Canes Classic as the money is used to purchase uniforms, warm-ups, team T-shirts, bags, water bottles, and other goodies that you get to keep, the awards banquet dinner, our social events such as past trips to Orlando and Gainesville, entry fees to meets, team dinners, our trips to theme parks, and other fun activities. Our Cross Country parents/boosters have been invaluable with their help with the Canes Classic through generous sponsorships, race day help, and clean up. We could not do this without all of you. For full race details, registration, and sponsorship information, please visit the race Web site at CanesClassic.com
. We need help from athletes and parents to bring in sponsorship money for this event.
Please contact Coach Darling Reed
if you are willing to help. Thank you.
This is our team's home meet - one of the more popular meets of the season. We have a partnership with the Bradenton Runners Club as our title sponsor. Our Cross Country parents/boosters are needed to volunteer at this meet. For full race details, please visit flrunners.com
and click "calendar" and select cross country.
Short, Inspiring Articles You Should Read:
Importance of the long run
Choosing Success Every Day
USEFUL LINKS: CanesClassic.com flrunners.com FHSAA.org FHSAA XC
FHSAA Health & Wellness Road Runners Club of America USA Track & Field
Manatee High School MHS Cross Country MHS Track & Field
2016-2017 School District of Manatee County Academic Calendar
2017-2018 School District of Manatee County Academic Calendar
2016-2017 Student Code of Conduct 2016-2017 Student Handbook
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If you run it right, cross country is a testament to suffering. Success in this sport requires pushing your body to the brink of exhaustion, demanding all its capable of delivering for mile after mile of unforgiving terrain. But you do not suffer alone. You run as part of something bigger. You run as part of a team in its truest sense.
And thats why, when the pain sets in, you keep running.
Girls Coach: Rae Ann E. Darling Reed
"Coach Rae Ann" or "Coach Darling" or "Coach Darling Reed"
Boys Coach: Mike Smith