• Coaches: Diana Dereese and Erika McDonald

    Email: diana.dereese@dvusd.org & erika.mcdonald@dvusd.org 

    All athletes who participate in Cross Country will compete in all events.  
    Students must maintain grades of C or better. Click here for information on Grade Policy and Attendance 
    Students must be at school for at least half the day of instructional minutes to participate in practice or games. Email or call the GP front office for questions about your child's instructional minutes if they must miss a portion of their school day. 
    5/6 Girls Champions7/8 Girls Runner up

    7/8 Boys Champions

    Tryout Flyer
    Practice Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:30 AM starting October, 17th. 
    No practice on half days and no school days. Coaches will give practice sheets for students or update parents on optional running days. 

    Important Information for Cross-Country

    Mandatory Parent Meeting October 16th at 6 pm in the Library.

    Please bring a water bottle to practice and please put extra water bottles in backpacks to encourage hydration. Dress appropriately for the weather.

    Running Shoes:

    Proper running shoes are imperative for staying injury-free. Below are two running stores that can help fit your runner in a shoe that works well for them.

    Runner’s Den- 6505 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 277-4333

    Tortoise and Hare-17570 N. 75th Avenue, #605, Glendale, AZ (623) 792-7900


    Participation Information:

    October 17th, 2023 is the official start date. Practice is from 6:30-7:30 AM. Before school please go to the walkout by the field and MPR/Gym.  Practice will start promptly, at 6:30 am, so please arrive by 6:20 at the latest.