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. There are other important details on the calendar so be sure to click on that day to open up the additional details. Thank you.
Please bookmark this direct link to the calendar on your phone and computer: tinyurl.com/manateexc
SCHEDULE: 2021 XC meet schedule
- revised October 9 - USE GOOGLE CALENDAR FOR MOST ACCURATE INFORMATION
TEAM HANDBOOK: 2021 team handbook
Please be sure that every athlete and parent reads the team handbook so everyone is on the same page. If you have any questions about anything in the handbook, please ask.
ATTENDANCE: 2021 attendance
RESULTS, SEASON BESTS, AND PRs: 2021 RESULTS
| 2020 RESULTS
| 2019 RESULTS
| 2018 GIRLS
| 2018 BOYS
SPLITS: 2021 flrunners.com Inv. splits
| 2021 Palmetto Inv. splits
| 2021 North Port Inv. splits
2020 4A Region 4 @ NP splits
| 2020 4A District 13 @ NP splits
| 2020 Tri-County splits
| 2020 flrunners.com Inv. splits
| 2020 Palmetto splits
| 2020 North Port Inv. splits
2019 Venice Inv. splits
| 2019 Seffner Christian Inv. splits
| 2019 North Port Inv. splits
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 MINI BAND, WATCH, WATER BOTTLE, AND BIG TOWEL OR MAT 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!
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.
Important and Inspiring Articles You Should Read:
Summer miles mean faster times for XC runners
How and Why to Hit Negative Splits in Your Next Race
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
Sign up to receive the MHS SAC E-Newsletter.
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