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Cross Country

Important Information for Practice Schedule:There is no practice on Monday, 9/4/17. Practice will resume on Tuesday, 9/5/17. Due to uniform distribution practice on Tuesday will be from 3:30-6:00 PM. 
 
Athletic Fee: Athletes are reminded that they must have their athletic fee to turn in to Mr. Parcells on Tuesday, 9/5/17. Athletes will not receive a uniform/participate in meets until they pay their athletic fee. 

ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES LOOKING FOR NEW TRAINING SHOES!!!

Spike Nights @ Jenkintown Running Company

When: On the following Wednesdays: 8/30/17, 9/6/17

Where: Jenkintown Running Company located at 416 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Hours of Operation: 10AM – 7 PM (Mr. Cummings is checking to see if there is particular time in which athletes must go or if it lasts all day).

Deal: All runners receive a 20% discount if they say that they run for Franklin Towne Charter High School

Change in Time/Location for Practice on Friday, 8/25/17: Practice for Friday, 8/25/17 will take place at Pennypack Park (Rhawn Street Entrance) from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For directions please click the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/6UJSopyH8NM2
 
Remind:
This year coach Cummings will be using the remind app, which utilizes text messages to update athletes on important information regarding the 2017 XC Season. Athletes and parents can join the Remind group by using the following link: remind.com/join/ftcxc
 
Mandatory Practices
Mandatory practices for Cross Country will begin on Monday, 8/14/17. Practices will be from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Parade Grounds located in the Frankford Arsenal and will take place Monday - Friday. 
 
Recommended Workouts
Attention all XC Athletes/Prospective Athletes, Mr. Cummings has uploaded the suggested workout plans to the team website. They are broken down into three categories:
Gold - Meant for Top Returning Athletes 
Silver - Meant for Most Returning Athletes 
Bronze - All new athletes who are new to running and the sport of Cross Country.
 
If any athlete is unsure about which program to follow, please feel free to email Coach Cummings and he will point you in the right direction. 
 

2017 XC Important Information

  • IMPORTANT: In order to be able to attend invitational meets, all athletes must attend ATLEAST ONE FTC Booster Fundraising event in the fall in order to go to invitational meets.
  • You should be following the suggested summer program (gold, silver, bronze) over the course of the summer if you want to have a truly successful season in the fall.
    • Please download the VDOT Running Calculator. Before 6/12/17, run two miles as fast as you can and time yourself. Input your time into the calculator to find your most up to date VO2 suggested paces.
  • You must sign up with the FTC XC Remind Group ASAP.
  • The first day of mandatory practices is Monday, 8/14/17.
  • You must have your completed PIAA Form including a physical dated after 6/9/17.
  • Cummings will meet athletes for voluntary practices over the course of the summer. He will post these dates using both the Remind Group and the FTC XC Website.

2016 Varsity Cross Country Roster

Girls Team (Finished 3rd at Public League Championships)

Madison Cheafsky

Lauren Chybinski

Ashley Donnelly

Victoria Flausino

Brianna Hammerstein

Linda Jackson

Joanna Kwasniewski

Sarah Keyes

Sydney Levin

Debbie Rybakowski

Emily Steskal

Skyler Tomson

 

Boys Team (Finished 7th at Public League Championships)

John Collins

Alec Kosher

Jonathan Mychack

Ethan Small

William Stott

Justin Terrey

Davonte Thomas

 

2016 Cross Country All Public Honors

Girls Team

1st Team All Public - Skyler Tomson

3rd Team All Public - Victoria Flausino

 

Boys Team

1st Team - Alec Kosher

2016 Cross Country All District Honors

Girls Team

2nd Team All District - Skyler Tomson

 
Athletic Fee:
The $300 athletic fee for XC is due by Tuesday, 9/6/16. Any athletes who would like to sell 50/50 chances to help pay for their athletic fee should see Mr. Cummings for raffle tickets.
 
To play a sport at FTCHS there is a $300 Athletic Fee that is paid once per year.  This fee goes towards PIAA and District XII league fees, officials’ fees, transportation, uniforms and equipment for our teams. Athletic Fee may be paid to the Booster Club via monthly meetings, the first Monday of every month, or via the Towne Booster Paypal account,  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9PL69JLNLR5FL#m . If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Parcells at 215.289.5000 ext 3033 or email him at sparcells@franklintowne.org.  
Important Forms that MUST BE TURNED IN:
All athletes are reminded that they must turn in their transportation, emergency contact, and social media forms by Tuesday, 9/6/16.
 
Pancake Breakfast:
The FTC Booster Club is hosting their 6th Annual Pancake Breakfast from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM this Saturday, 9/10/16 at Building 12 (right next to the Parade Grounds in the Arsenal Complex). All members of the XC team should attend this event and it is open to all family members. 
Tickets are $5.00 for Adults/ $3.00 for 13 - 4 year old and FREE for under 3.
If you need more information or would like to volunteer or make a donation please contact Mr. Parcells.
Practice for Wednesday, 9/7/16 will be from 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Due to the fact that Mr. Cummings has to distribute uniforms on Wednesday, 9/7/16 practice will be from 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, with uniform distribution occuring in Mr. Cummings' room (211) from 3:30 - 4:00 PM.
 

 

 

IMPORTANT: PUBLIC LEAGUE MEET #1 LOCATION MOVED
Today's Philadelphia Public League Meet at Belmont Plateau has been cancelled. Instead, the team will compete in a 5k Race located to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility and Riverview Homes located by the intersection of State Road and Rhawn Street starting at 3:30 PM. Below are directions to and from this new location (leaving and returning to FTC High School).
Going To:
Coming From:
TIME FRAME: This meet should run the same time as a regular meet at Belmont. With students who are taking the bus both ways being back at FTC by around 5:30-6:00ish. 
 
 
 

2016 Cross Country Preseason Information

  • Voluntary workouts will be held Monday-Thursday of this summer at Pennypack Park from 10 AM – 12 PM starting on Monday, June 20th and running thru Thursday, August 11th (except for the week of July 25-28 there will not be any voluntary workouts during this week).
    • Directions: Mr. Cummings will meet athletes at Rhawn Street entrance (follow the parking lot all the way down and under the bridge) to Pennypack Park.
    • Cancellations:Any decisions about the cancellation of workouts will be announced 2 hours prior to the start of workout and will be announced on the FTC XC Website: http://hs.franklintowne.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=417365&type=d&pREC_ID=912713
    • ATHLETES MUST BRING WATER: ALL ATHLETES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THEIR OWN WATER. IF AN ATHLETE DOES NOT SHOW UP WITH A WATER BOTTLE THEY WILL BE SENT HOME!
    • IMPORTANT: These workouts are completely voluntary and if an athlete is unable to make them, they can email Mr. Cummings’ for a copy of his workout program.
  • Mandatory practices begin on Monday, 8/15/16.
    • PIAA FORM REQUIRED: By this date all athletes must have their full PIAA form filled out including a physical that has been completed after Monday June 6th, 2016.