Lawrence Cross Country
First day of the 2021 season!
Important Early-Season Information
TBD: fall sports meeting
august 28th, 2021 at 8:00AM: time trials
september 6th, 2021 is labor day: we will have practice this day!
Important Forms and Deadlines
Prior to participating in cross country, there are a series of forms that must be completed. If these forms are not completed by August 16th, 2021, you will not be allowed to workout with the team.
You must turn a physical form and Athletic Insurance Compliance form dated after May 1, 2021 into the LHS Athletic Office before you can practice. (The doctors have the physical forms or you can pick them up at Lawrence High or download physicals at kshsaa.org , and left click on forms.)
You will need to complete the Medical History (front of the form), the KSHSAA Eligibility Check List (page 4 of the physical form), and the Parent or Guardian Consent (page 4, which requires your parent's signature and your signature).
You must have completed a Code of Conduct (once during high school career).
You must have completed a Tryout and Participation form.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Coach Brensing: firstname.lastname@example.org
The summer is the perfect time, albeit the most crucial time, for base running development. Starting May 31st, 2021 members of the cross country team will hold summer conditioning at 7AM in the northwest corner of the LHS parking lot near the track. Practices typically conclude around 8:30AM.
The main key to successful distance running is consistency over a period of time and we do hold our runners to this standard albeit on their own or with the team.
Running throughout the summer holds many benefits. For one, it allows your body to adjust to the trauma of running over a period of time, reducing the occurrence of leg injuries; helping you to stay healthy throughout the entirety of the season.
The summer gives new runners the opportunity to run with a group and discover what cross country is all about. It gives the captains time to relay their goals for the season. In all, if you fail to get yourself in shape over the summer, you are giving away many benefits to the competition.
So, come out and have some fun while putting in those grueling miles with your teammates. Popsicles are on the regular as are games and activities at help take away the monotony of the relentless miles.