Girls Cross Country

Raiders Cross Country
Letter from the Cross Country 7th and 8th Grade Girls Coach, Ben Fuqua, about tryouts and athletic requirements.


To tryout, the student/athlete must provide the following mandatory paperwork:

  1. U.I.L. Physical form signed and dated by a physician. The form must be dated on or after May 1, 2018
There are six online forms that need to be completed in RankOne or go to – Departments – Athletics – Pre-Participation Physical Information:
  • UIL Acknowledgement of Rules
  • Parent and Student Steroid Agreement
  • UIL Concussion Acknowledgement
  • UIL Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness
  • HPISD Athlete Emergency Information
  • Code of Conduct Signature Page


Link for completed paperwork online:

Cross Country (XC) is a distance running sport. Our meets consist of a 2 mile trail running course. Our average mileage will be 10 - 12 miles a week for 7th graders and 15 miles a week for 8th graders.

The main policies are:

  • be able to attend all meets, only runners that can attend all 6 meets will be put on the roster

  • be able to run 1.5 miles without stopping by our first week of school (summer training is imperative)  

Practice schedule (starting Thursday, Aug. 23 and running through Oct. 15):

  • 7th grade = 7:15-8:30
  • 8th grade = 2:30-3:45