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    Cross Country

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    City: Walla Walla
    Venue: Fort Walla Walla

    XC Coaching Team:

    Head Coach: Mike Locati, MLocati@wwps.org
    Asst Coach: Angela Taylor
    Asst Coach: Bowe Ebding
    Please contact Coach Locati directly to report an absence.

    Documents & Info:

    FAQs 2017 (Frequently Asked Questions re: first practice, gear, and registration) 

    Season Calendar (with practices) 2017

    Team Camp, August 22-23rd (for everyone who is registered for XC on FamilyID, paid their sport fee and ASB, and approved to practice with the team)

    • In-season Team Camp at Meadowood Springs, Tollgate
    • Overnight camp for our athletes.  During this time we want our runners to begin to develop the type of culture where we support each other, cheer for each other and are kind to each other.  This is the kind of energy we desire for the team.  It’s a culture that always gives back.  Learning what it truly means to be a family.
    • Tuesday and Wednesday August 22-23
    • We will be in need of parent help with the meals (contact Coach Locati if you can help)


    Intra-Squad meet and XC parent meeting/potluck, August 31st
    • August 31st will be the squad meet and immediately following will be our team potluck and parent meeting


    Communication-We use Remind101 for our text communication group.  

    • Remind 101 text 509.416.2214 or 81010 then type @distancec


    Runners Soul, August 26th (click here for order form)

    • Scott Conrad, owner, will be coming to Walla Walla on Saturday, August 26th to help fit runners for shoes.  He is always gracious and WWXC runners will receive a discount on their purchase.  It is vital that you have a shoe that fits and is right for you.  Contact Locati for any questions.


    Athletics Handbook

    Parent Release for Private Transportation to/from practice


    Boys and Girls Varsity run the same schedule, Boys and Girls JV run the same schedule.


    Registration for Fall 2017 opens August 1st. Must be registered, paid and cleared by Wednesday August 16th.

    Athletes wishing to participate on the Wa-Hi XC team must live within the boundaries of the Walla Walla School District, or attend Walla Walla High School.

    Athletes must possess a current sports physical with no limitations, good through the end of the season, and must possess medical insurance appropriate for their chosen sport. 

    Home Venue:

    Fort Walla Walla 

    Out of Town Venues:

    Shadle Park High School - Course on campus

    Carmichael Middle School - Richland HS Course

    Lawrence Scott Park- Kennewick

    About XC:

    Cross Country is an endurance sport that incoprorates team and individual components.  Blue Devil XC has a no-cut policy.  There are two different team levels - varsity and junior varsity.  Both levels practice together on a daily basis (Mon-Sat).  Most XC meets will also include both levels although some invitationals may have varsity participation only.  Race distances range from 2.0 to 3.1(5K) miles.

    Working together with your teammates is a very important part of being on the cross country team.  By training together, learning to endure the work together, you develop a special bond with your teammates.  We work hard to develop a family atmosphere not only during practice time but outside of practice through the many team traditions we have. The lessons and life experiences in XC will challenge and encourage you to be a better person, friend, and runner.  Together we can make a difference in our own lives and the lives of others.

     The standards for earning a varsity letter is based on the number of varsity races run during the season (which varies based on the number of meets).




    Emily Leinweber finished first at the MCC District XC with a time of 19:41


    WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Scholastic Awards Program Fall Team Academic State Champions - Girls Varsity 

    2010  3.937
    2011  3.935
    2012  3.979
    2013  3.963


    Walla Walla High School

    WAHI logoletters web800 Abbott Road
    Walla Walla, WA 99362
    Ph) 509-527-3020
    Fx) 509-527-3034

    Safety Tipline: 855-976-8772

    The Walla Walla School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Assistant Director of Human Resources, 364 South Park Street, Walla Walla, Washington 99362, (509) 527-3000, has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination.