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Cross Country

2017 Cross Country Honors
All Public Honors
1st Team All Public
Alec Kosher
2nd Team All Public
Victoria Flausino
All District Honors
3rd Team All District
Victoria Flausino
Alec Kosher
2017 Franklin Towne Cross Country Roster
Girls Team
Skyler Tomson
Victoria Flausino
Madison Cheafsky
Alexis Visco
Brianna Hammerstein
Sarah Keyes
Debbie Rybakowski
Quintel Charles
Cait Shannon
Boys Team
John Collins
Alec Kosher
Will Stott
Akim Cobham
Ethan Small
Ben Platchek
Zach Sczepenski
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. 


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:
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:
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.
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.



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. 

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. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Parcells at 215.289.5000 ext 3033 or email him at