The 2017 season is officially underway! If you are interested in taking part in cross country, be sure to visit Cooper's Activities Office on the first floor during regular business hours to turn in your registration materials. We are meeting for practice every morning at the Cooper rock beginning at 8 a.m. We hope to see you there.
The 2016 boys and girls cross country banquet will take place Wednesday, November 2, from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held at Cooper’s cafeteria. The cost of dinner and refreshments for the evening will be $10 per person. Please bring cash on the night of the event instead of checks to help us immediately reimburse the people who bought the food and drink. The meal will include pizza, salad, desserts and beverages. In order to attend the banquet, you need to let Coach Zuccola or Coach Utter know in advance if you are coming and how many people you will be bringing with you. The coaches will be collecting this information from you during the last week of practice. We need this attendance information so Coach Zuccola can order enough food to cover everyone attending the event.
Please plan on taking part in the 2016 Alumni Meet, which takes place on Thursday, August 18 at Bassett Creek. The women's race begins at 7 p.m., while the men will run at 7:15. Current team member should arrive at 6:15 to run the course and warm up for the competition.
With the first day of cross country practice rapidly approaching, it is important to remember to complete and turn in your official paperwork to Cooper's Activities Office. The office is open during regular school hours through the remainder of the week. Please note that you need to have your paperwork turned by the start of practice on Monday in order to begin participating on Monday. I hope to see you all at 3:30 on Monday afternoon!
August is approaching quickly, which means that the new cross country season is nearly upon us. For those of you who have been using your free time in June and July to come to captains' practices or work out on your own, you will have a smooth transition into the start of the season on August 17. For those of you who have been a bit more relaxed this summer, you still have more than three weeks to lace up those running shoes and put in some miles to prepare yourself for the 2015 season. In order to make sure you can run with us beginning on the very first day of practice, please be sure to have all of your registration materials turned in to the Cooper Activities Office before August 14. The office will be open during normal school hours beginning on August 3, which should give you plenty of time to take care of this administrative step. New assistant coach Brad Johnson and I are looking forward to a great season.
This is just a reminder that practice moves to 3 p.m. for the week of August 25. See you at the Cooper rock!
Tomorrow is the big day: Cooper cross country kicks off the 2014 season! Coach Prillwitz and Coach Zuccola look forward to seeing you at the Cooper rock at 8 a.m. for the first practice of the fall. Be sure to take care of your registration steps in the Activities Office so you are able to begin your training with us!
The 2013 boys and girls cross country banquet will take place Wednesday, November 6, from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held at Cooper’s cafeteria. The cost of dinner and refreshments for the evening will be $5 per person. Please bring cash on the night of the event instead of checks to help us immediately reimburse the people who bought the food and drink. The meal will include pizza, salad, desserts and beverages.
Congratulations to the Hawks varsity boys cross country runners for their victory at the Matterhorn Invitational on Thursday, August 29. The race was won by Cooper's own Garrett Williams, while Kyle Goldman finished a close third. Also turning in a good performance was Mitch Munar, who finished fourth overall in the JV race. Well done, gentlemen!
Below is a list of our practice times and locations for the first two weeks of the season.
Monday, August 12-Wednesday, August 14: 8 a.m. at the Cooper rock
Thursday, August 15: 6:15 p.m. at Bassett Creek Park
Friday, August 16: 8 a.m. at the Cooper rock
Monday, August 19-Friday, August 23: 8 a.m. at the Cooper rock
I hope you are enjoying the dwindling days of your summer break. With August nearly upon us, it is important that you get yourself registered for cross country. The Cooper Activities Office is now open during regular school hours to pick up and drop off your activity forms for the fall season. Please remember that all forms need to be submitted before you can take part in practice, which officially begins on Monday, August 12. If you have not been doing so, be sure to use this final week before the season starts to log some miles on the road. Better still, do so with your soon-to-be teammates by coming to the remaining days of Captain's Practice. Hawks runners are meeting at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Cooper rock. Coach Zuccola and Coach Prillwitz look forward to seeing you all in two weeks!