O. Henry Middle School

O. Henry Cross Country

2021 - 2022 Cross Country

Join the cross country team! Open to all 6th-8th graders as a fall sport. Practices will start the first week of school, Tues/Thurs 7am-8am. Meets will be held Fridays/Saturdays from Sept- Oct. Email jenna.justice@austinisd.org with interest or questions!
 
The First Practice is Thursday, August 19th
 

Updates September 28

Two more weeks of cross country season! Thank you to all for your commitment and hard workūüėĀ
  • Practices: This week, Tuesday & Thursday, 7am at the O. Henry track!
  • End of Season 2 mile Race & Party¬†--¬†SUNDAY 10/10¬†at Devine Lake Park (same location as 10/2, fewer teams). Races will start¬† ~9am (more details coming)
    • Please plan to bring drinks or snacks (~20 of either) to share. Other AISD teams are paying the park fee and timing system so we will help with the party afterwards!
  • After the end of cross-country season, I plan for everyone to take a couple weeks off then start an¬†after school running club (Wednesdays or Thursdays after school, 3:55pm-5pm)
Upcoming Races: 
If you do not see your runner's name on either of these lists, let me know ASAP! Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the deadline for both races. 
  • Wednesday 9/29 - Del Valle High School,¬†5201 Ross Rd, Del Valle, TX 78617¬†(parking & race map attached in pdf)
    • ¬†Please plan on excessive traffic on Ross Road from construction and after-school pickup.You can park in the visitor parking area, not the bus parking area.¬† They will not be allowed to park near the buses.¬†¬†
    • 5:00pm 8TH BOYS¬†--¬†get there as fast as possible from school! The office said you can check out at 3:30pm (that is when I will be leaving).

      5:30pm 7TH BOYS -- arrive by 4:45pm

      6:00pm 8TH GIRLS -- arrive by 5 or 5:15pm

      6:30pm 7TH GIRLS -- arrive by ~5:30pm

    • Let me know if you need a ride from school! A few parents have offered

 
  • Saturday 10/2 - Founders Invitational,¬†¬†Devine Lake Park - 1807 Waterfall Ave, Leander, TX 78641
    • ¬†

      Plan extra time to park at the street and walk down the park entrance driveway (5-10 minutes). The park parking lot fills up by the HS races early in the morning

       

    • 10:30am 7TH/8TH BOYS¬† --¬†arrive by 9:45am

      11:00am 7TH/8TH GIRLS -- arrive by 10:00am

      11:30am 6TH (all) -- arrive by 10:30am

    • Please look closely to make sure you're on the list! I think I am missing a few!¬†

Remaining Races

9/29 (Wed) 

Del Valle ISD MS CROSS COUNTRY MEET

Del Valle High School

(5201 Ross Rd, Del Valle, TX 78617)

 

5:00pm 8TH BOYS

5:30pm 7TH BOYS

6:00pm 8TH GIRLS

6:30pm 7TH GIRLS

 

10/2 (Sat)

Founders Classic

Devine Lake Park, TX

(1807 Waterfall Ave, Leander, TX 78641)

10:30am 7TH/8TH BOYS

11:00am 7TH/8TH GIRLS

11:30am 6TH (all)

10/10
SUNDAY
AISD 2 Mile Time Trial (O. Henry, Lamar, Kealing, Paredes, Ann Richards, Austin Speedsters, Rise Runners club)
Location TBD 
Time TBD (8-9am start times)
 
 

Jenna Justice

O Henry Middle School

Computer Science Teacher

Cross Country & Track Coach

 
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FINAL XC RACES:
Upcoming Meets (this will be our schedule for the remainder of the season)

9/25 (Sat)

AISD 2 Mile Time Trial (Small, O. Henry, Lamar, Kealing, Paredes)

Dick Nichols Park (8011 Beckett Rd, Austin, TX 78749)

7:00am 7TH/8TH BOYS

7:30am 7TH/8TH GIRLS

8:00am 6TH (all)

9/29 (Wed) 

Del Valle ISD MS CROSS COUNTRY MEET

Del Valle High School

(5201 Ross Rd, Del Valle, TX 78617)

 

5:00pm 8TH BOYS

5:30pm 7TH BOYS

6:00pm 8TH GIRLS

6:30pm 7TH GIRLS

 

10/2 (Sat)

Founders Classic

Devine Lake Park, TX

(1807 Waterfall Ave, Leander, TX 78641)

10:30am 7TH/8TH BOYS

11:00am 7TH/8TH GIRLS

11:30am 6TH (all)

10/9 (Sat) AISD 2 Mile Time Trial (O. Henry, Lamar, Kealing, Paredes)
Location TBD 
Time TBD (7-8am start times)
 
 

Jenna Justice

O Henry Middle School

Computer Science Teacher

Cross Country & Track Coach

 Cross Country Races 21-22

2020 -2021

Cross Country practices will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings, 7 am, at the track.

First trial meet (was) 8/24 at Zilker Park.
The next meet is 9/7 at St. Andrew's Episcopal School; runners be there at 10:00 am, races start at 10:30 am. Contact Coach Justice (jenna. justice@austinisd.org by e-mail or at school) if your child is interested.
 

Schedule

Cross Country Update

This Saturday, September 28, the meet time for MS has changed from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  All runners will race at 2:00 pm, they need to arrive by 1:00 pm to Old Settlers Park, Round Rock.
 

 

The last race is still next Saturday, October 5 at Devine Lake Park; races range from 10:30 am-11:30am. I am working on rescheduling my bus from this week.  Runners will arrive by 9:30 am.