The Mercer Island Bluebirds Cross Country team had an impressive first season in 2021. We competed in six invitationals and had many top ten finishes. It was incredible to see our athletes improve throughout the season and make wonderful friendships along the way.
Our 2022 cross country season was equally as impressive with our 9-10 girls along with several other individuals advancing to the Junior Olympic Regionals. We had two athletes compete in Nationals in College Station, TX with a 11th place All American finish in the 9-10 boys division. Aside from the strong racing and improvements across the board, the athletes showed genuine enthusiasm for one another. Once races were finished, Bluebirds could be spotted running all over the course screaming encouragements for their teammates. I could not be more proud of our Bluebirds cross country competitors!
Join us for a fun filled season of running, sportsmanship and fun racing with friends.
Runners K-8th grade and of all levels and abilities are welcome the only requirement is a love of running!
Fall 2023 Practice Schedule
August 29th-November 9th, 2023
Post season for Junior Olympics-
November 14-December 7th, 2023
Tuesday/Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm at Luther Burbank
Saturday 8:30am-9:30am at Island Crest Park Turf*
*on Saturdays we do not have XC meets
Cost-$400 includes race fees (with the exception of post season Junior Olympic cross country meets), all training sessions and a uniform top
TENTATIVE 2023 CROSS COUNTRY MEET SCHEDULE
Sept 30 - West Seattle Rust Buster (Lincoln Park)
Oct 7 - Federal Way Track Club Autumn Classic (Five-Mile Lake Park)
Oct 14 - Cascade Striders Flying Feet Invitational (Wilburton Hill Park)
Oct 21 - Rainier Beach Track Club Meet (Genessee Park)
Oct 28 - Rain City Flyers Stampede (Woodland Park)
Nov 11 - Junior Olympics Association Meet (Magnuson Park)
Nov 18 - Junior Olympics Regional Meet (Farragut State Park, north of Coeur d'Alene, ID)
Dec 9 - Junior Olympics National Championship Meet (Tom Sawyer Park, Louisville, KY)