Middle School Cross Country
August 10, 2019
Q & A with Coach Kathy Schweizer
My name is Kathy Schweizer, and I am the Dowling Middle School Cross Country coach. Cross Country is a great sport that everyone can participate in. Here are some questions and answers about our cross country program. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
1. Who can participate?
7th and 8th grade boys and girls. We have one boys team and one girls team that combines all the parochial school athletes.
2. How can I see if I like Cross Country?
We will have a fun Cross Country Camp a week before school starts, August 13th - 15th 8:00 am - 9:15 am. We will meet near the Dowling Softball Fields. This camp is optional. We will be running 2-3 miles, talking about nutrition and injury prevention and having fun. The purpose of the camp is to do some preseason running and to learn about the sport. The cost is $50. Click HERE to register.
3. When/where are regular season practices?
Official practices start Monday, August 26th and end in the middle of October. Practices are Monday thru Friday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Dowling. We will meet near the softball fields. If your child is in another sport it can work to do both.
4. What are the meets like?
The meets start in September and end in mid-October. Most meets are on Tuesday or Thursday night at 4:15pm and are done by 5:30pm. We compete with Urbandale, Johnston, Valley, Waukee and other schools in the area. The cross country meets are 2 miles on grass and include two races of 7/8th grade girls and 7/8 grade boys. We have a lot fun and everyone gets to compete in the meets.
5. How to register for Cross Country?
Sorry there is no online registration. Please email Kathy Schweizer if your child is interested. Include child's name, school, grade, and email.
We are looking forward to a fun season!
Coach Kathy Schweizer
Dowling Middle School Cross Country