Cross Country 101
Cross country races are traditionally run on three mile or five kilometer courses. Most races take place in parks or on high school/college campuses. The varsity team is made up of 5-7 runners from any grade and can change race to race depending on how people are racing. Junior Varsity can have athletes from any grade on it but often it is made up of just juniors and seniors. Frosh/Soph teams can only have freshmen or sophomores on it. A cross country team score is made up of the first five finishing places added together, lowest score wins. El Modena is in the North Hills League as part of the Century Conference. The other half of the conference is in the Crestview League. The top two varsity teams in each league move on to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Prelims.
To participate in any El Modena sports program, you need a physical on file.