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Practice Schedule

Runners, we will practice each Monday through Friday from 2:30pm until 4:00pm.  Sign up for Remind by texting @runegms20 to 81010.  It is important that students and parents sign up for remind. 


Welcome to EGMS XC!

Cross Country is a great way to exercise and be part of a team sport here at Elm Grove Middle School. There are certain responsibilities that fall on the athletes, including (but not limited to) maintaining a minimum GPA and behaving in a socially responsible manner. Students unable to do either will be excused from the team. 


Congratulations to our new team members! Practice will start August 20th @ 2:30. Make sure to sign up for our Remind.


XC 2020 Team

Anyone interested in participating in the EGMS XC team please email Coach Brunson at There are a limited number of practice spots for the summer.

6th Girls

Samaria Askew

Keely Conway

Kaleigh Conway

Graycee Franklin


6th Boys

Zayden Normandin

Shea Powell

Jayden Pye

Brennan Robin

Jackson Sawyer

Nicholas Szymanski

Peyton Bruns

Aaron O'Nishea

Aiden O'Nishea 


7th/8th Girls

Taylor Bacot 

Melrose Beverly

Makynzie Franklin

Khloie Johnson

Peyton Johnson 

Madison Menard

Elana Newman

Ember Pierce

Kendahl Winningham

Addison Woodward

Emma Castille

Alaina Lebda Rivera


7th/8th Boys

Jesus Cordova

Cole Dabbs

Wyatt Dymond

Clay Edmondson

Alex Gomez

Carson Keeler

Drew Kent

Noah Lafitte

Owen Phipps

Ben Ruffilson

Caleb Shirley

Travis Wood




7/31/19 6:51 PM

Cross Country

eagles XC

Friday, September 25th 

Date: 9/25/2020

Location: Lincoln Parish Park is located of Hwy. 33 in Ruston, LA.


Time: All races will be 1.5 miles; athletes will be running against times, not just those in their heat. 

We will take a bus to the meet.  Parents must pick up their runner from the meet.          

EGM eagle

2020 Parent Letter


Cross Country Expectations and Contract for Summer and Fall 

Introduction: By representing the cross country team, you are committing yourself to the pursuit of a championship. Though running is an individual sport, every member of the cross country team contributes to the team’s success as a whole.



-Be on time. You must be dressed and ready to stretch at the start of practice. After school practice starts at 2:30 Monday through Friday and we meet at the track. All practices are an hour and a half.   

-No cursing.

-Make every practice. If there is a legitimate reason you must miss, you need to let Coach Brunson know before that practice. Telling a team mate to let me know does not count and having a parent/ guardian contact me does not count. You need to be responsible and let me know yourself. 

-No soft drinks for the duration of the season. If you are caught, you will be given extra running tasks.

-Wear proper attire (t-shirt, shorts, running shoes). You will run in whatever you have on so do not forget practice clothes! You also need to have a jump rope, 10 pound kettlebell, yoga mat, and bottle of water. 

-Always give your best.

-Even when you don’t agree with a practice plan, commit yourself. Each practice is designed with the purpose of getting you to run your best at the end of the season.

-You are expected to maintain a C or higher in all of  your classes; if you are struggling in a class, be proactive and let me know. 


This year the cross country team will be centered around 5 principles.

1 Motivated Runners Find a Way

2 Hard Work Beats Talent

3 Excellence is Key-Give a Perfect Effort Every Day

4 Honesty is the Only Option

5 This is a TEAM Sport


A Cross Country Code of Conduct will be provided to be signed by you and your parents at the beginning of the season.


Every member of the team will have two goals.

1 Win the District Championship

2 Achieve a personal best in a cross country race

Though it is true that only one team can win the district championship, a team must believe it is possible before they can achieve such a goal. If a team does not believe in itself, then it will not be successful.

Commitment: Everyone will have good days and bad days throughout the season. Commit yourself to limiting the bad days and increasing the productive ones. The best way you can do this is by communicating with your teammates and coaches. If there is a problem or you need advice, let someone know.

There are two reasons to run cross country. 

1 To try to win meets and championships

2 To be a part of a team     

Both reasons are perfectly acceptable but understand that every person will be held to the same expectations

State Meet: Unlimited runners can compete in every meet except for the Louisiana State Games. You have to be able to run your whole race before you can compete in any meet. In the State meet 8 girls and 8 boys from each team will be selected to compete. The top 5 boys and girls by times will automatically be selected for the team. The other three spots will be selected by the coaches based on ability, attitude, and effort. Age, experience, and years on the team will not play a factor in the coaches’ decisions.

Fundraising and Fees: Cross Country is not a sport that generates funds. Therefore, each student will need to pay $50 to cover cost of uniforms, travel, meets, etc. We will also have a raffle ticket sale. Students will be required to sell 10 tickets.


I understand and agree with the policies set forth to be a member of the cross country team and commit myself to doing my best.

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Student Signature                            Date

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Parent Signature                            Date



Head Coach - Jerri Brunson

Asst. Coach Karli Francis 

Asst. Coach Rob Hudgens

XC Dates

Please make sure to stay in your vehicle until I take your temperature. 


District Meet Schedule has not been released yet. 


9/25 Cedar Creek Wallace Martin Invitational

4:30 pm

Ruston, La


10/31 Louisiana State Games

Monroe, La



There is a $5.00 spectator fee. Concessions will also be available at the meets.

For the Thursday meets transportation will be provided to the meets, but athletes must have a ride pick them up from the meet. Saturday meets we will take a bus to and from the meet.  Only students that can run their entire event without walking will be able to participate and attend the meets.