PHS Cross Country

What is Cross Country?

Cross country is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. Runners are often referred to as harriers.

How long are the races?

In high school cross country, races involve distances from 1.25 miles (freshmen races) to 5000m (3.1 miles) long on mixed surfaces, Courses pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes paved roads.

Is Cross Country an Individual or Team Sport?

Cross country contains elements of individual and team sports; runners are measured on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method of the top five runners. In case of a tie, the 6th runner across the line is the deciding factor.

How should I prepare for running Cross Country?

Cross Country champions are made during the summer! All runners are expected to train diligently throughout the summer to be ready for meets which begin in early in September.

8th Grade Girls

2021 Manhattan Invitational Champions
2021 Westchester County Champions

Freshman Boys

2019 Westchester County Champions

2017 Section 1 Class C Champions

Typical Race Start