September 1, 2011
I have been looking into the youth running programs further and Cindy Virdo our swim coach was telling me that there are alot grants availble for programs targeting inner city kids. She is looking into that herself and I'm looking to do that too. Right now I'm trying to find someone who is knowledgeable to help research and write a grant or grants for middle school and elementary school cross country. The YMCA has funded their programs this way and I have heard the Girls on the Run program has as well. One Idea I had was assembling a committee of knowledgeable people to help set up and run the program. I have coaches in mind and am planning to talk with people like Josh Ritchie to see if they would like to help in this project. I do need someone to research and write a grant so if any of you know how to write them please contact me.

Thanks, Coach Tim Carroll

June 2011
Firestone Cross Country
Cross Country is a fall running sport. Athletes compete in dual meets and invitational throughout the fall against other high schools and middle schools. The race courses are 3.1 miles for high school and 2 miles for middle school. All races are run in parks.

Why Run Cross Country?

  • Cross Country will get you in the best shape of your life!
  • Example: Many of our runners start off not being able to run for ten minutes without stopping, but by the time they are a sophomore or junior in high school they can run for 90 minutes or longer without stopping!
  • Cross Country will help you keep in shape for spring or winter sports such as basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball, softball, and track and field
  • Cross country gives you an opportunity to be a part of a team and make new friends.
  • You will have a chance to be a part of a winning tradition!
  • The boys cross country team has won 7 city championships in a row!