MS Cross Country

Contact: Coach Janis Kelman 423.838.4628 [email protected]


Middle School Cross Country is open to all students in grades 6-8. New runners are welcome; no experience is necessary!

Students wishing to participate must do the following:

  • Turn in the following forms: Physical, Consent, Concussion, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Forms are available on the school website; go to Students -> Athletics.
  • Note: the physical must be dated after April 15, 2023.  Make sure to turn in page 5 of the physical and verify that your doctor has checked the box marked "Medically Eligible...." The Consent form is page 6 of physical document. Please bring paper forms to practice. We will not be using Dragonfly as in previous years.
  • Please read the EHMS Student-Parent Athletic Contract -NEW!!
  • Bring the $30 fee to the first practice, check or cash (exact change).

Summer Conditioning: I will be offering optional summer conditioning sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5pm and on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10am during the weeks of July 10-21. All practices will be at the middle school. Meet at the soccer field and bring a water bottle. These are NOT official practices and are NOT a requirement for joining the team but are a great way to get in shape.

Students who did not participate in a middle school sport last year will need to have their physical submitted in order to participate in conditioning sessions. Students who had a physical on file last year do not need to turn in a new one until the first official day of practice, (July 24).

Come to whichever sessions fit your schedule! I am offering conditioning at different times of day to make it convenient for more people; I do not expect you to come to all of them, especially if you are new.

These sessions are not required but are a great way to get in shape before the season starts. They are helpful to new runners by giving them a chance to start running gradually, just a few days a week, before the season officially starts. This gradual start can prevent injuries which sometimes occur when students new to sports suddenly start training 4 or 5 days a week. And summer conditioning gives experienced runners more time to train and get into top shape before meets begin.

Please have parents sign up to get notices through Remind. I will be using it to send out information about changes in the practice schedule and info about meets. Sign up at Our class code for the 2023 list is @972e2b

Practice schedule: First official day of practice is July 24

Week of July 24:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4-5pm
Week of July 31:  Monday through Friday, 4-5pm
August 7 & 8: 4-5pm
School begins August 9. Practice will be 2:30-3:45 on August 9 and 10
No practice August 11 (No school)
Starting August 14, we will practice every Monday - Thursday and most Fridays from 2:30-3:45. The season runs through the end of September.

 Meet at the soccer field (at the front of the school.) Once school starts, students can change in the locker room or a restroom before coming outside or restrooms are also available at the soccer field. Before school starts, arrive dressed to run. Make sure to bring a water bottle.

Meet schedule:

Jamboree - Thurs Aug 17 - Boys at 5:00, Girls at 5:30

Meet 1- Tues Aug 22 - Girls at 5:00, Boys at 5:30

Meet 2 - Thurs Aug 31 - Boys at 5:00, Girls at 5:30

Meet 3 - Thurs Sept 7 - Girls at 5:00, Boys at 5:30

Meet 4 - Tues Sept 12 - Boys at 5:00, Girls at 5:30


Regular season rain date: Thurs Sept 14 - Boys and Girls run in order of rained out meet
County Tournament - Tuesday, Sept 19 - Girls at 5:00, Boys at 5:30
TMSAA Sectional Meet @Woodland Park- Friday, Sept 22
County Tournament rain date - Tuesday, Sept 26 - Girls at 5:00, Boys at 5:30
TMSAA State Tournament - @Weakley Park, Clarksville, Saturday, Sept 30
Jamboree, Meets 1-4, and County Tournament will be held at Chickamauga Dam. Race Course is 2 miles.


Uniforms: Students need to purchase a singlet (tank top) to wear at meets if they don't already have one from previous XC or track seasons. They can supply their own shorts, preferably black. Or, they can order shorts from Sports Spectrum. All other items are optional. Please note, while the singlets and shorts usually arrive in time for our first meet, other items often are not delivered until later.

Link to Sports Spectrum uniform store is here. Store sale code is EHMS23XC. Order deadline is Thursday, August 10!!!!!

Questions? Contact Coach Janis Kelman, [email protected], 423-838-4628

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