Making the Team/Lettering
12 Minute Run Standards 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th graders MUST meet the minimum number of laps for their grade level to participate on the Walton Cross Country team for 2018.
We will have three 12 minute runs for athletes to meet the standard (see 2018 Cross Country Schedule for specific dates).
|# of Laps||Pace per Lap||Grade/Gender|
|6 – ¼||1:55||9th Girl|
|6 – ½||1:51||10th Girl|
|6 – ¾||1:47||11th Girl|
|7 – ¼||1:39||9th Boy|
|7 – ½||1:36||10th Boy|
|7 – ¾||1:33||11th Boy|
Cross Country Lettering Criteria
Any team member meeting one of the following criteria will receive a varsity letter.
Girls Boys Grade
22:45 18:30 9th Grade, 1st Year 10th
22:30 18:15 2nd Year 10th & 11th
22:00 18:00 Seniors
By Place: Varsity Competition
Girls Top 25 Top 15
Boys Top 30 Top 20
By Team Rank: Based on accumulation of team points in varsity competition. Top seven (7) to letter. Top twelve (12) when a team qualifies for state.
By Accumulation of Team Points: 7 x # of varsity meets plus # on team that finishes the season = Points.
A Senior who has not lettered, but has participated two years and shown an average rate of improvement.
By Coaches Discretion: For outstanding performance but fails to meet one of the above criteria.
Loss of letter and/or award:
- For conduct not becoming of a team member: lack of team support, lack of effort, failure to complete season in good standing.
- Unexcused Absence: Runner will lose opportunity to compete that week. An absence will be considered unexcused if a runner fails to advise a coach. Three (3) unexcused absences will lead to suspension from the team. Every competing runner must be at practice the day before a meet.
- Runner held out at coaches’ decision will receive his/her average number of points.