• Mustang Cross Country 2023

    2023 MCMS XC Schedule






    Sept. 11th-14th

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    ***First day of practice!***

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Parent/Guardian Information Meeting

    5:15 PM (Inside MCMS Main Gym)

    Sept. 18th-21st

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    WRL League Preview Meet @ Memorial Park (3:00 PM Start)

    Sept. 25th-28th

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    No practice! Early Release

    Meet @ Lake Oswego Middle School 

    (4:45 PM Start)

    Oct. 2nd-5th

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    MCMS Host Meet @ Graham Oaks/Wood MS (4:45 PM Start)

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    MCMS XC Photos


    Oct. 9th-12th

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Meet @ Mary S. Young Park (4:45 PM Start)

    No practice! MCMS Fall Conferences

    No practice! MCMS Fall Conferences

    Oct. 16th-19th

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    Practice 3:50-5:00 PM

    ***Last day of practice!***

    WRL District Championship Meet @ Memorial Park

    (2:00 PM Start)

    Oct. 23rd-26th

    • No practice as a team, individual workouts provided for athletes who register for state meet

    Oregon MS State Championship @ WOU (Monmouth) 

    Start Time: 11 AM

    Date: Sunday, October 29th, 2023

    Registration Deadline: Friday, October 20th, 2023

    Other Information:

    • No practice on Fridays!

    • Activity bus departure from MCMS @5:15 PM

    • No practice dates                  

    • Meet dates                  

    • Important Dates




    What is cross country, and who should join?
    Cross country is a sport that involves regular exercise to try to improve your speed and endurance in races.  6th and 7th grade runners compete on a 2k course (1.25 miles).  8th grade runners compete on a 3k course (1.86 miles).  You do not have to be able to run the whole distance at the start of the season, but it is a great goal for the end of the season.  Some runners will also be pushing themselves to run certain times, and that is great, too!  If you have another fall sport or activity you play, it is possible to talk to the coaches and arrange for you to attend practice some days per week as long as you are willing to commit to four exercise sessions per week total.


    How do I sign-up?
    A sports physical with a form completed by a doctor is required to compete in Cross Country. The physical is valid for two calendar years.  A completed medical information card, annual $75 sports/activities fee (also covers Track in spring!), emergency contact card, and athlete code of conduct contract are also required. You may pick up and return the medical card, physical form, emergency contact card, and sports fees to the office.  Your coaches will give and collect the athlete code of conduct contract at the parent/guardian meeting the first week of practices. MCMS XC coaches will visit 6th-8th grade classes to share out about the MCMS XC program the first week of school in the fall. Sign up forms will be available during this time as well as in the MCMS main office.


    When and where do we practice?

    PRACTICE BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPT. 11th, 2023. Practices are 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Monday-Thursday except meet days, and also no practice Sept 27th (early release), and Oct 11th-12th (conferences). On the first day of practice, we will gather in the big gym.  You should already be changed and have your water bottle filled.


    What should I bring to practice?

    Athletic shirt, shorts or leggings, running shoes (with socks!), and a water bottle.  Please leave all electronics (other than a running watch or fitbit type watch if you want) at home or in a locked location.


    What if I am walking home after practice or a meet, or I need to get a ride home with someone other than my guardian?

    An activity bus to bring students home after practices is available at 5:15 PM every day after practice. A bus will take students to meets and be available to return students to Meridian Creek after meets IF the meet is not in Wilsonville.  ALL PARENTS MUST SIGN THEIR STUDENTS OUT OF MEETS.  Any student leaving the meet with someone other than their guardian must bring a signed and dated note from their guardian or they will not be allowed to leave the meet with that other person.  Text messages and phone calls will not work.


    How can I track my athlete’s times during the season?

    All athlete results will still be posted to www.athletic.net, search “Meridian Creek Cross Country”. You will be able to locate the schedule along with meet times over the course of the season.


    Need a physical? Here is a list of local offices that conduct sports physicals for your student-athletes.

    Joy of Life Chiropractic 

    29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J

    Wilsonville, OR 97070

    (503) 682-9596


    25600 SW Argyle Ave, Unit B

    Wilsonville, OR 97070

    Legacy GoHealth

    21430 SW Langer Farms Pkwy Suite 158

    Sherwood, OR 97140

    Performance Spine

    19355 SW Mohave Ct. Suite 100

    Tualatin, OR 97062

    (503) 486-5199

    Complete Care Chiropractic

    29292 SW Town Center Loop E #B

    Wilsonville, OR 97070

    $25 - call ahead of time