The fall cross country practices started August 17th. Practices are 5 to 6 pm at Shedd Park in Lowell. There will be two practices per week on Monday and Thursday. Practices feature form drills, running, and occasional games. We will also be competing in cross country meets around the area culminating in the Mayors Cup in Franklin Park followed by the Junior Olympics Cross Country Meets. This is a no cost program. We only ask that you become GLRR and USATF members — and just show up, run, and have fun. If you have any questions regarding the 2015 youth program, please contact Joe Ferris. (email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org), call, or text (978-390-4717))
Please note that this is a program to develop runners to compete in meets while representing GLRR.
Captains have been named for the GLRR’s 2015 youth cross country team.
Caitlin Tully, assistant captain of last year’s team, and one of this year’s track & field captains, will be one of the captains this fall.
Eliot Lyle, a captain of this year’s track & field team, will join Caitlin as one of the cross country captains.
Joining Caitlin and Eliot as captains will be Jennifer Coleman, a veteran team member, and Hunter Williams, another veteran, who missed the track & field season due to injury.
Please join me in congratulating these four young athletes as they lead our team to what we fully expect will be our sixth straight appearance in Junior Olympic Nationals, to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Makayla Paige represented GLRR at the Junior Olympic Nationals in the 800 meter run in Jacksonville Florida. She placed 5th.
Torrence Borletto competed in both the 100 and 200 meters in Chicago at the USATF Hershey National Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships on July 2, 3rd. He raised the GLRR youth program to a higher level with great performances against the nation’s best.