Creswell High School

Cross Country

2006

&

TRACK AND FIELD

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s an overview of the CHS Track & Field Program.

 

Please check out our website:

 http://www.creswell.k12.or.us/CHS/index.html

 

 

Athletic Performance and Meet results can be found at:

http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/School.aspx?SchoolID=177

 

Creswell High School Athletics Schedule

http://www.highschoolsports.net

 

 

 


Contents

 

 

Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... 3

Philosophy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .....3

Fund Raising  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....4

Volunteer Opportunities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .....4

Track and Field Coaching Staff  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . .5

Uniforms, Supplies and Equipment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..5

Home Meets................  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....6

Transportation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Team Tryouts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .....................................................  6

Lettering Policy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .6

Locker Room Policy........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

Prayer Before/After Competitions......................................................................................7

Grievance Procedures..........................................................................................................7

Academic and Health..........................................................................................................8

Practices...............................................................................................................................8

Questions and or Concerns..................................................................................................8

List of Track & Field Events................................................................................................9    

2007 Track and Field Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...............10

2006 Cross Country Schedule..............................................................................................11

Track & Field Expectations..................................................................................................12

Cross Country Expectations.................................................................................................13

2006 & 2007 Meet Directory................................................................................................15

           

 

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome

 

Welcome to the 2007 Creswell Bulldog Track and Field season.  This information booklet is designed to provide you with everything you need to keep you informed about events surrounding the season.  In particular we draw your attention to the following:

 

A comprehensive schedule of meets can be found in Appendix A. 

Directions to every meet can be found in Appendix B.

An introduction to track and field meets can be found in Appendix C.  If you are new to Track and Field, this will help you understand the events and the basic organization of a meet. Although it is impossible to tell you precisely when your child will compete, each meet follows a basic structure that will help you judge when to arrive.

Contact information for coaches.

If you have questions about your athlete and his/her participation in events, you should direct your questions to Coach Nickelson

 

Philosophy

 

It is our hopes that this Track and Field season will be a benefit socially, athletically and as an educational experience. Track & Field is a great opportunity for individuals to set goals, follow a plan to reach those goals and then to evaluate the process.  This is a process that can be transferred to all aspects of our lives. 

Our goal is to assist each athlete so they will reach their highest potential by the end of the season.  Athletes primarily choose which event(s) they would like to compete in, but when the coaches see that an athlete might have success in a different event we will encourage that athlete to give it a try. 

Each athlete also has different goals for the season whether it be improving over last season, placing at the PacWest District Meet or competing at the OASS 3A State Championships.  We will assist each athlete in obtaining his/her goal.  We also promote cross country track & field as a physical activities that can continue well after high school.  Currently Ex-Creswell High School Cross Country/Track & Field athletes are continuing to compete at the NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, Community College and Post Collegian Levels.  I have also heard from many past cross country/track & field athletes who still enjoy getting out and participating in the sport.

 


Fund Raising

 

      We will at times do fundraising to purchase items to help better the program.  If and when we conduct a fundraiser it will clearly state what will be purchased with the money raised.  Each fall the Cross Country program hosts the annual Creswell Cross Country Invitational held at Lane Community College.  In February we have a Valentine Catalog Sale and starting this spring we will manage a “Water Station” at the Eugene Marathon.  The proceeds from these fundraisers will go towards new meet uniforms for both Cross Country and Track & Field, updating the Track & Field Records Board located in the hallway between the gymnasiums and to purchase a software program (Hy-Tek) which will manage track & field and cross country meets.

 

      We also receive equipment each year purchased by the Creswell Boosters Club.  If you would to become a member of the Boosters Club, they meet the first Monday of each month at the high school.  Contact the high school office for the next meeting.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer to help out with the Track and Field Team and Cross Country.  During the Cross Country season Creswell hosts the Creswell Invitational at Lane Community College.  The meet is usually held the second Thursday in October the day before the Oregon Department of Education State In-service Day.  This meet has over 25 High Schools and Middle School from around the state.  Last year it was one of four Cross Country Meets in Oregon sponsored by “Puma International”.  We need volunteers to help on the course, reading mile splits and about 15 volunteers to help at the finish line.

Volunteer help is essential in running a track program.  Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas:

 

Home Meets (2 league meets and the District Championships)

a.       Meet Announcer (1)

b.      Starter (1)

c.       Timers – 8

d.      Score Keeper/Results (2)

e.       Individual Event Judges and Assistant - 16

                                                                          i.      All Running Events

1.      Assistant to take event score to Head Scorer

                                                                        ii.      High Jump (1)

                                                                      iii.      Long Jump (3)

                                                                      iv.      Triple Jump (3)

                                                                        v.      Discus (3)

                                                                      vi.      Shot Put (3)

                                                                    vii.      Pole vault (3)

 

 

 

 


Coaching Staff

 

Head Coach Boys/Girls

Cross Country

Track & Field

 

David Nickelson

Phone: 895-6059

E-mail:  dnickels@lane.k12.or.us

 

I have been involved in Cross-Country and Track & Field since 1969.  I finished my high school years as the 10th fastest high school mile runner on the west coast. I lettered all four years in Cross Country and Track while attending Linfield College.   Upon graduation I held five school records (only one left!) and finished 9th in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase at the NAIA National Championships.  I went on to compete for Portland Track Club and Oregon Track Club until an injury ended my career.  I had lifetime bests of 1:53.4 for 800 meters, 4:05.9 for the mile and 8:59.0 for the Steeplechase.

 

 

Assistant Track & Field Coach

 

Bill Martin

Phone: 895- 6033

E-mail: bmartin3@lane.k12.or.us

 

Mr. Martin competed for Grant High School in the throwing events and is also a graduate of Linfield College.  Before coaching here at Creswell High School, Mr. Martin was the throwing events coach at Stayton High School where he coached the 1999 State 3A Girls Shot Put Champion

 

Volunteer Track & Field Coach

 

Jesse Robertson

 

Jesse is a 2006 CHS graduate.  Jesse was a stand-out student athlete for CHS and placed all four years in the Sky-Em District Championships in the Shot Put.

 

                                                                                

 

 

Uniforms, Supplies and Equipment

 

Creswell High School will supply proper meet uniforms and equipment that will meet the standards of the National High School Federation.  It is encouraged that athletics purchase proper footwear for the events that they will compete.  I do have a few used track spikes that athletes may borrow for the season.  We are looking for more track spikes that can be used for this purpose. 

            We will also offer an opportunity for individual athletes to purchase their own meet uniform and other gear.  The track and field program does not make a profit from this offer.

 

Home Meets

 

Meet set up for home meets is a VERY big task.  We estimate that we need 24 volunteers to staff a home meet.  In this area we need many volunteers.  Meet set up for the track and field team’s  “At Home” meets calls for helping the Coaches in marking and setting up for all events as well as taking everything down, and cleaning up.

 

 

Transportation

 

The School district provides transportation to all away meets.  District policy will be followed while on the bus.  If a parent chooses to transport his/her child to or from an away they must have consent from the Head Coach.  For transporting the athlete home, the parent needs to personally sign the athlete out with the Head Coach.  To transport the athlete to the meet you need to contact the Head prior to the day of the meet and have the statement in writing along with a signature and the date.

 

Team Tryouts

 

      No athlete in Cross Country or Track & Field will be cut from the program!  Everyone makes the team!  In Cross Country all participants will compete at the OSAA District 3-3A Championships as a Varsity or Junior Varsity competitor.  Only seven athletes can compete on the Varsity Team. 

 

      In Track & Field only three athletes in each event may compete at the PacWest District Championships.  Athletes who do not compete in the Varsity Championships will compete at the JV District Meet. 

 

Lettering Policy

 

     To letter in Cross Country a member must be a scoring member of the varsity team for at least half of the meets or be a member of the varsity team competing at the District Championships.

 

     In Track & Field the athlete must score 36 points during the track and field season not including the JV only meets.  Points are obtained as follows:

 

1 point – for each event competed in for each meet up to four events.

 

2 points – for each event competed in for the 800, 1500, and 3000 meter runs.

 

Team Points earned in a PacWest League Meet.

The top five competitors in a league meet score for the overall team score.  Scoring in league meets are as follows:

 

8 points for first

6 points for second

4 points for third

2 points for fourth

1 point for fifth

 

Relay points are shared between the four team members.

 

Placing at the PacWest District Championships automatically earns a Letter.  (Top 8 finish)

 

Track and Field Meet Scoring

 

All meets shall be scored according to the National Federation RuleBook.  The scoring of each classification (meet) will depend on the number of teams competing.       

           

            # Of Teams                               Individual Scoring                               Relay Scoring

            2                                              5 - 3- 1                                                  5

            3                                              5 - 3 - 2 - 1                                            5 - 3

            4                                              6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1                                       6 - 4 - 2

            5                                              8 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 1                                       8 - 6 - 4 - 2

            6                                              10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 1                                 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 2

            7 or more (8 scoring)**             10 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1                       10 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

 

 

Locker Room Policy

 

All athletes must conduct themselves in a proper manner in the locker rooms.  Lockers are available once the Winter Sports Season is over.  Contact Mr. Goldspink for a locker and lock.  Do not leave valuables unattended!  Remember not to use cell phones and cameras in the locker room! 

 

 
Prayer before/after Competition

 

It is the right for all athletes to have an informal prayer session before or after competition.  It must be noted that if done so it is not to create an uncomfortable environment to athletes of other faiths.

 

Grievance Procedures

 

Parents and athletes have the right to raise concerns and or complain about something may disagree with in respect to the Creswell High School Cross Country or track & Field Programs and coaches.  It is hoped that any problems that occur can be resolved as quickly as possible as to not allow the athlete to reach maximum potential.  Complaints under the Creswell High School Athletic Department Handbook fall into two categories:  Informal and Formal.

 

Informal complaints

 

Level One- A minor behavioral/incidental problem that can be resolved with the coach involved.

 

Level Two – A level One Complaint that cannot be resolved or an accusation of an ongoing negative treatment of an athlete or parent, conduct that is unbecoming of a coach at CHS or parent/player disagreement/dissatisfaction with the coaches management of the program.  The Athletic Director and Principal will usually help resolve this level of complaint.

 

Level Three – This involves gross neglect or criminal behavior on behalf of the coach.  A Formal Grievance must be followed in this regard.

 

Formal Complaints

 

A Formal Complaint is when the grievance process must follow School Board Policy.  This is will take time to process and will be investigated by an administrator.

 

 

 

Academic & Health Concerns

 

High school sports provide a wonderful opportunity for young people to grow and mature in a healthy competitive environment.  It must be recognized that sports is an extra curricular activity and is second to good education.  Athletes must maintain a good grade average and must attend school to participate in athletics.  It must also be made clear that each athlete must take care of his/her health to be able to perform at peak performance.  Student athletes must be able to keep up with studies, get plenty of rest and eat a proper diet.  You should also make the coaching staff aware of any illness or injury (no matter how small!). 

 

Practices

 

Cross Country

 

Practice at the High School begins at 3:30 PM.  We then jog over to Creswell Middle School and join the middle school team.  We do a team stretch and ten complete the workout.  Workouts could be at the high school, on the roads in the community or on Holt Hill, south of town.  Middle School Athletes finish their workout back at CMS (5:00PM) while the High School Athletes finish back at CHS (5:15 PM).

 

Track & Field

 

Practice begins at CHS in the upper main gym with a 5 minute jog and a team stretch.  We then go to the track where the team completes their Every Day Drill warm-up.  From there the team breaks into event groups of Throwers, Sprinters & Jumpers, and distance runners.  Each group has a specific workout based on their needs and goals.  Practices conclude between 5:15 and 6:00 PM depending on workouts and weather.

 

 

Questions and or Concerns

 

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate and contact the head coach.  The ultimate goal is to have each student athlete have a great experience that they can use and remember later in life. 
LIST OF TRACK & FIELD EVENTS

 


FIELD EVENTS

 

THROWING EVENTS

 

Javelin, Shot Put, Discus

 

JUMPING EVENTS

 

High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault



RUNNING EVENTS


4 X 100 Meter Relay

1500 Meter Run

100 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

100 Meter High Hurdles (Girls)

110 Meter High Hurdles (Boys)

800 Meter Run

200 Meter Dash

300 Intermediate/Low Hurdles

3000 Meter Run

4 X 400 Meter Relay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creswell High/Middle School

2006 Cross Country Schedule

 

Saturday, September 9th at Cottage Grove – 10AM

                        Cottage Grove High School

                        Middle School & High School (Bus leaves at 8:30 AM – CHS)

 

Thursday, September 14th – Marist Invitational – 4PM

                        Alton Baker Park (Eugene, OR)

                        High School (Bus leaves at 2:30 PM – CHS)

 

Tuesday, September 19th – Sweet Home Invitational – 4PM

                        Camp Tadmor, Sweet Home, OR

                        Middle School & High School (Bus leaves CHS – 1:00 PM & MS at 1:10PM)

 

Thursday, September 28th – Harriers Challenge – 4PM

                        Schwarz Park, Cottage Grove, OR

                        Middle School & High School (Bus leaves CHS – 2:20 PM & MS at 2:30PM)

 

Thursday,  Oct 5th – Regis Invite – 4PM

                        Stayton Middle School

                        High School (Bus leaves at 1:30 PM – CHS)

 

Thursday, October 12th – Creswell Invitational – 2:30PM

                        Lane Community College

                        Middle School & High School (Bus leaves CHS – 1:40 PM & MS at 1:50PM)

 

Monday, October 16th – Creswell Scramble – 4PM

                        Creswell High School

                        Middle School & High School

 

Thursday, October 19th – 3A District 2 & District 3 Challenge – 2PM

                        Bush Park – Salem Oregon

                        High School (Bus leaves at 11:40 PM – CHS)

 

Thursday, October 26th – Pac-West District Championship – 2PM

                        Bush Park – Salem Oregon

                        High School (Bus leaves at 11:40 PM – CHS)

 

 
Saturday, November 4th – OSAA State Championships - TBA

                        Lane Community College

 

David Nickelson – Head Coach (895-6059)

Jan Opus -  HS Principal (895-6020)

Shirley Burrus – MS Principal(895-6090)

Paul Goldspink – CHS Athletic Director (895-6047)

CHS Fax – (895-6089)

Creswell High School/Creswell Middle School

2006 Cross Country

As a student-athlete, you are a role model whether you realize it or not.  How you handle yourself in public is very important.  Always be polite and courteous, respectful, and work to the best of your ability.  You need to lead by example.  Cross Country is as much a team sport as it is individual.  It is important to be concerned with how you can help your team and not be worried about what others are doing.  Your individual actions represent the team as a whole.  Live up to the positive reputation of Creswell High School and Creswell Middle School!

EXPECTATIONS

1.  Always follow the proper chain of command within the team.  If there is a problem, please talk to the coach first, before involving the athletic director or administrators.  The coach may not be aware there is even a problem.  Always feel free to discuss any issues or concerns you may have.

2.  Abide by the Creswell High School Student & Creswell Middle School Handbooks      and Code of Conduct.

3.  All practices and league meets are mandatory.  Be on time for everything, including practice, meets, and other team events.  Unexcused absences from practice or meets are unacceptable.  Notify the coach if you have to miss a practice or meet due to an extreme circumstance, such as emergency, illness, or an appointment.  If you have an unexcused absent (even one period), you may not participate in a practice or Cross Country Meet that afternoon!

       *Consequences:

a.   Practices begin at 3:30 PM and should end around 5:15 PM.      If you miss a practice (unexcused) the day before a meet, you will not be able to compete in that meet. 

b.   If you miss 2 unexcused practices, you will have a meeting with the coach, to discuss this matter.  If you miss 3 unexcused practices, you will need to meet with the head coach and your parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss your future on the team.

c.   If you miss a Cross Country Meet due to an unexcused reason, you will not be eligible to run in the following meet.  You still have to attend the meet.  So, you miss one, you sit one out!!!!

4.  Always be prepared for any type of weather during practice or meets.  Bring extra dry gear to wear after any competition.  (hats, gloves, long-sleeve t-shirts or sweatshirts, pants). 

5.  Everyone needs to ride the bus to all away meets.  Athletes may ride home with only their Parents or Guardians.  Parents and Guardians must sign you out with Coach Nickelson. 

6.  Avoid senseless horseplay.  This will minimize your chance of getting injured.

7.  Treat everyone in the program with respect and they will treat you with respect.  This includes other athletes, coaches, managers and opponents. 

8.  Always work as hard as possible to improve yourself and the team.  Challenge yourself and each other.  You should set goals and strive to be the best you can be!

9.  To earn a “Varsity Letter” for Cross Country(CHS athletes on) you must compete in at least half of the meets at the Varsity level.

 

10.  Your health is important!  Eat right and get plenty of rest.  If you feel like you are getting ill or if you have any aches or pains coming on do not try to work through it!  Talk to your coach so you do not let something small become a major setback.  P.S.  It is important that you wear a good pair of running shoes!  Cross Country is all done on your feet. 

Meet Conduct

1.  Always be on time for the bus.  Have all equipment and meet gear with you. 

2.  Warm-up as a team as soon as you arrive at the meet.  Perform the proper warm-up and stretch.  You should break a sweat before your event starts.  Do some form drills, stride outs, accelerations, etc.

3.  Know the course.  Go over the course if you are unsure of where you are going.

4.  Cool-down after every meet.  Jog and stretch.  This will help avoid soreness.

5.  Always practice good sportsmanship.  Congratulate your teammates and opponents for their accomplishments.  You will make a lot of long-lasting friendships during this season.

6.  We need help in officiating the Creswell Invitational on October 12th.  Any help from parents, siblings, or friends that are available these days would be greatly appreciated. 

It is our hope that this Cross Country season will be a benefit socially, athletically and as an educational experience. Our goal is to assist each athlete so they will reach their highest potential by the end of the season.  It is hoped that by following these rules all individual and team goals can be met with success. 

Coach Nickelson

Read the rules and guidelines through with your parents.  Sign, date, detach, and turn in to Coach Nickelson no later than Friday, September 8th.  Keep this form as a reference throughout the season!!

Creswell High School/Creswell Middle School

Cross Country 2006

 I have read and understand the above statements.  I will abide by the code of conduct of this team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creswell High School

2007 Track and Field Schedule

 

 
 

 

Wednesday, March 14   Sheldon Preview Meet – Eugene, OR – 2:00 PM

 

Thursday, March 22      Co-Ed Relays @ Regis High School - TBA

 

Tuesday, April 3            Creswell, Chemawa, & Regis @ Jefferson – 4PM

 

Thursday, April 12                 Chemawa, Waldport, & Santiam Christian @ Creswell – 4PM

 

Thursday, April 19               Creswell, Harrisburg, & Santiam Christian @ Regis – 4PM

 

Tuesday, April 24          PacWest JV Meet @ Regis HS - TBA

 

Thursday, April 26                 Harrisburg, Chemawa, & Toledo @ Creswell – 4PM

 

Saturday, April 28                  Meet of Champions @ Willamette University – TBA

 

Sunday, April 29           Eugene Marathon Aid Station – 7 AM

                                                CHS Track Fundraiser (Autzen Footbridge)

                                                    

Tuesday, May 1                     Sky Em Frosh/Soph Meet (JV only) @ Junction City – 3 PM

 

Friday, May 4                PacWest Conference Championships @ Jefferson – 1:00 PM

 

Friday, May 11              OSAA District 3 Championships @ Creswell - TBA

 

Saturday, May 12                   OSAA District 3 Championships @ Creswell - TBA

 

Friday, May 18              OSAA 3A State Championships – Western Oregon Univ.

 

Saturday, May 19                   OSAA 3A State Championships – Western Oregon Univ.

                  

 

Head Coach:  David Nickelson (895 – 6059) dnickels@lane.k12.or.us

Assistant Coach:  Bill Martin

Athletic Director:  Paul Goldspink (895 – 6047)  pgoldspink@lane.k12.or.us

Principal: Jan Opus (895 – 6020)

Creswell High School (895 – 6020)

CHS Fax (895 – 6089)

2007 Team Expectations

 

            It is our hopes that this Track and Field season will be a benefit socially, athletically and as an educational experience. Our goal is to assist each athlete so they will reach their highest potential by the end of the season.  Below we have provided rules for athletes and parents so that individual and team goals can be met with success. 

 

1.      We represent Creswell High School, and the Creswell Community.  We will conduct ourselves at the highest level of sportsmanship and model behavior.  We should be known for our competitive spirit and great sportsmanship.  This will be expected in the school, in the community, at practice and at all Competitions.

2.      It is expected that all athletes attend every Track Meet and practice.  Missing practices will keep athletes from attaining the goal of reaching peak performance at the end of the season.  Continued missed practices could prevent you from competing in meets. 

3.      Away Meets.  It is important that every athlete is properly prepared for every meet during the season.  Athletes are responsible for their meet gear.  You will not be able to compete without it!  Athletes are responsible for team equipment.  A lot of money has been spent to purchase all of the equipment.  Let’s keep it!  You should also bring an extra set of dry clothes, including socks.  You will be informed if the team stops to eat after any away meet.  We ask that athletes travel to and from each meet on the bus.  Athletes may only ride home with their parents.  Signed notes allowing athletes to ride with someone will not be accepted!  Parents must sign their child out with the Head Coach.  Breaking this rule will prevent the athlete from competing at the next away meet.

4.      Home Meets.  Athletes are expected to remain for the entire meet. All athletes are to assist in putting away equipment after the meet is over.  We will encourage our teammates to perform at their best during competition.  If an athlete is not able to compete in a meet it is expected that he or she assist the team. 

5.      Grades, Drugs and Alcohol, and unlawful acts.  These items are covered in the Creswell High School Athletic Handbook.  Remember, our goal is for peak performance.  Violations will cost you participation in one or more meets.

6.      Safety.  It is the coaches’ responsibility to ensure that equipment and practices will be conducted in a manner that will be safe for the athletes.  It is the responsibility of the athletes to let coaches know if equipment is unsafe or if the athlete has an injury.  Lockers have been provided for the athletes.  We still recommended that athletes do not bring valuables with them to practice or to meets.

7.      Awards.  Athletes must score 36 points or place in at the PacWest District Championships to earn a “Varsity Letter” for Track and Field.

1 point will be awarded for participating in each event in a given meet.  (2 points for the 8oo meters, 1500 meters & 3000 meters.  Points scored in a meet will count as points towards a “Letter”. (5 points for 1st place, etc…).  1 point will be given for each Official you bring to help out at our Home Meets.  2 points maximum.

 

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                  Athlete                                                                             Guardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creswell High School/Creswell Middle School

2006 Cross Country

As a student-athlete, you are a role model whether you realize it or not.  How you handle yourself in public is very important.  Always be polite and courteous, respectful, and work to the best of your ability.  You need to lead by example.  Cross Country is as much a team sport as it is individual.  It is important to be concerned with how you can help your team and not be worried about what others are doing.  Your individual actions represent the team as a whole.  Live up to the positive reputation of Creswell High School and Creswell Middle School!

EXPECTATIONS

1.  Always follow the proper chain of command within the team.  If there is a problem, please talk to the coach first, before involving the athletic director or administrators.  The coach may not be aware there is even a problem.  Always feel free to discuss any issues or concerns you may have.

2.  Abide by the Creswell High School Student & Creswell Middle School Handbooks      and Code of Conduct.

3.  All practices and league meets are mandatory.  Be on time for everything, including practice, meets, and other team events.  Unexcused absences from practice or meets are unacceptable.  Notify the coach if you have to miss a practice or meet due to an extreme circumstance, such as emergency, illness, or an appointment.  If you have an unexcused absent (even one period), you may not participate in a practice or Cross Country Meet that afternoon!

       *Consequences:

a.   Practices begin at 3:30 PM and should end around 5:15 PM.      If you miss a practice (unexcused) the day before a meet, you will not be able to compete in that meet. 

b.   If you miss 2 unexcused practices, you will have a meeting with the coach, to discuss this matter.  If you miss 3 unexcused practices, you will need to meet with the head coach and your parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss your future on the team.

c.   If you miss a Cross Country Meet due to an unexcused reason, you will not be eligible to run in the following meet.  You still have to attend the meet.  So, you miss one, you sit one out!!!!

4.  Always be prepared for any type of weather during practice or meets.  Bring extra dry gear to wear after any competition.  (hats, gloves, long-sleeve t-shirts or sweatshirts, pants). 

5.  Everyone needs to ride the bus to all away meets.  Athletes may ride home with only their Parents or Guardians.  Parents and Guardians must sign you out with Coach Nickelson. 

6.  Avoid senseless horseplay.  This will minimize your chance of getting injured.

7.  Treat everyone in the program with respect and they will treat you with respect.  This includes other athletes, coaches, managers and opponents. 

8.  Always work as hard as possible to improve yourself and the team.  Challenge yourself and each other.  You should set goals and strive to be the best you can be!

9.  To earn a “Varsity Letter” for Cross Country(CHS athletes on) you must compete in at least half of the meets at the Varsity level.

 

10.  Your health is important!  Eat right and get plenty of rest.  If you feel like you are getting ill or if you have any aches or pains coming on do not try to work through it!  Talk to your coach so you do not let something small become a major setback.  P.S.  It is important that you wear a good pair of running shoes!  Cross Country is all done on your feet. 

Meet Conduct

1.  Always be on time for the bus.  Have all equipment and meet gear with you. 

2.  Warm-up as a team as soon as you arrive at the meet.  Perform the proper warm-up and stretch.  You should break a sweat before your event starts.  Do some form drills, stride outs, accelerations, etc.

3.  Know the course.  Go over the course if you are unsure of where you are going.

4.  Cool-down after every meet.  Jog and stretch.  This will help avoid soreness.

5.  Always practice good sportsmanship.  Congratulate your teammates and opponents for their accomplishments.  You will make a lot of long-lasting friendships during this season.

6.  We need help in officiating the Creswell Invitational on October 12th.  Any help from parents, siblings, or friends that are available these days would be greatly appreciated. 

It is our hope that this Cross Country season will be a benefit socially, athletically and as an educational experience. Our goal is to assist each athlete so they will reach their highest potential by the end of the season.  It is hoped that by following these rules all individual and team goals can be met with success. 

Coach Nickelson

Read the rules and guidelines through with your parents.  Sign, date, detach, and turn in to Coach Nickelson no later than Friday, September 8th.  Keep this form as a reference throughout the season!!

Creswell High School/Creswell Middle School

Cross Country 2006

 I have read and understand the above statements.  I will abide by the code of conduct of this team.

 

 Student Athlete_______________________________________      

                 Date_______________

 

 Parent/Guardian______________________________________      

                  Date_______________


2006 & 2007

Cross Country and Track & Field

Meet Directory

 

Click on the link below each address to access the map.

 

Cottage Grove High School
1375 South River Road

 Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Phone (541) 942-3391

 

http://www.slane.k12.or.us/cgh/sports/spring%20activities.shtml

 

Alton Baker Park

Eugene, Oregon

 

http://local.yahoo.com/mapview;_ylt=AqGX4GifHQmmQH.LCS88x0uHNcIF?stx=alton+baker+park&fr=dd-local-more&city=Eugene&state=OR&uzip=97401&radius=15&dma=801&county=Lane&approxSpelling=&probability=10&fmap=35668232&csz=Eugene%2C+OR&sortby=topresults&begin=1&n=10&ed=F4GWN6131DxNQI_n1FJJCAL.G7ezAJoAvNmFPeItaZEG5dnGwxwU

 

Camp Tadmor

43943 McDowell Creek Dr.

 Lebanon Oregon

 

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?name=Tadmor+Camp&desc=5414514270&csz=Lebanon+OR&qty=9&cs=9&ed=VaxElq160SyJkMPWJBnd5xiggPx5Ys.74A9GqLN0ClS8zwfdJtBdyt3rIc6vvBgXUf1RudsiygBLy7Hizacr&gid1=22017885

 

Schwarz Park
75819 Shortridge Hill Road
Cottage Grove OR 97424

 

http://www.recreation.gov/nrrs/Schwarz_Park/Regional_Map/r/generateBrowseMapRecGov.do?topTabIndex=CampgroundMap&map=PARK&parkId=3394&agency=NRRS

 

Stayton Middle School

1021 Shaff Rd

 Stayton, OR

 

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?name=Stayton+Middle+School&desc=%28503%29+769-2198&csz=Stayton+OR+97383&qty=9&cs=10&ds=n&ed=h6xufK160SzWX5sJeYZOtO5EbnDfCT3mPP9bO87fF3MhUx2EtsgLueto4lyHjaF53C3Dua4-&fr=dd-local-more&gid1=22013046

 

 

 

 

 

Lane Community College

4000 East 30th Ave

Eugene, Oregon

 

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?name=Lane+Community+College&desc=5414635202&csz=Eugene+OR&qty=9&cs=9&ed=uLh2T6160SwrJGgxKUDejl28wMir3hEEORmo_a377CRaEfh75A0E.7huXDkK1_m64EKoDIpX5w--&gid1=22021998

 

Bush Park

715 Mission St. SE

Salem, Or

 

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?name=Bush%27s+Pasture+Park&csz=Salem+OR&qty=9&cs=9&ed=sNbOVK160SxPKHfBiQ.ITB_c8jJdZ4zz7vME0JZSxonsaV3vlIpcpi9Y6d_jhldRas6JnLaYT7F0&gid1=24440910

 

Sheldon High School

2455 Willakenzie Road

Eugene, OR 97401

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=2455+Willakenzie+Rd,Eugene+OR

 

 

Regis High School

550 W Regis St

Stayton, OR

 

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?name=Regis+High+School&desc=5037692159&csz=Stayton+OR&qty=9&cs=9&ed=X_QHu6160Sz6NwZT813Cc46NUcABmbXIsbsbkVFuROOGOavGzWt3yJauA3iu4ahciAMF.VRy&gid1=22004774

 

Jefferson High School

336 Talbot Road SE

Jefferson, OR

 

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?name=Jefferson+High+School&desc=5413273337&csz=Jefferson+OR&qty=9&cs=9&ed=kP6Io6160Sy_Tk4fPUvrRmGc6j7x.kYM_X0P9TUQs2yKHztqdWYI9G8uhHdCbGrT1eaN9kDx1mM-&gid1=22018881

 

 

 

Willamette University

900 State Street

Salem, OR

 

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?name=Willamette+University&desc=5033706300&csz=Salem+OR&qty=9&cs=9&ed=M_OTHq160SwBVpvNSTGLeVT1pgr_K2B6rPW6jwdVHCTPtkeuj6hR5U1OwfowS2ehirCUbA--&gid1=21994213

 

Junction City High School

1135 West 6th Ave

Junction City, OR

 

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?name=Junction+City+High+School&desc=5419982343&csz=Junction+City+OR&qty=9&cs=9&ed=82bKJq160Sw8Gd4eLoPoKuO9IelHD6svcKcmSU23frhnBkasCBcpvvhCJK4IUKliyFkhAQsK&gid1=22026618

 

Western Oregon University

345 Monmouth Ave. North

Monmouth, OR

 

http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?name=Western+Oregon+University&desc=5038388000&csz=Monmouth+OR&qty=9&cs=9&ed=_gg2dq160SymKjbxMx6ckvYwLOqCQqd8Sua67XeeKy2KqewvOyr.f39t5DTk58aiIvk6tWl5vX6NMA--&gid1=22006578