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Owosso Cross Country 2018

2018 OHS Cross Country/BirdClaw Running Club

Welcome to the 2018 BirdClaw/Cross Country Summer Running Season. Hard work, dedication and team camaraderie are key to developing a strong, successful cross-country season. Encourage others join as we hope to continue grow. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about running, the season, etc. Go Trojans!

Physicals: Get sports physicals ASAP: They must be signed after April 15th, 2018

*After Hours Clinics offer $30 physicals (across from Meijer or Speedway)

Remind: Sign up for BOTH Coaches’ Reminders: Text to: 81010
*Holtsclaw’s Remind: @owossoxc                          *Bird’s Remind: 2018ohsxc

Summer Running starts Monday, July 18th.

*Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:30-10:00 am AND Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:30-10:30 am at the OHS Track

*Locations may occasionally change (local parks, Fortitude, etc.).

*Summer Dead Week: July 1-8 – No OHS athletic events. Track ALL WORKOUTS on (Varsity Letters may depend on it.)

*This is a great way to watch your personal growth, while maintaining accountability.

Mileage Club: Get mileage club shirts for reaching post-track running milestones (200, 300, etc.)

Mileage tracking covers the entire summer.

Season Starts: Wednesday, August 8th

Parent Sports Night: Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00 in the OHS Auditorium

Pep Rally/St. Johns Meet on Friday the 17th  

*5:00 – Arrive at Willman Stadium

*6:00 – Meet the Teams Starts

*8:00 – Bus arrives to take us to St. Johns for the “Under the Lights” Meet


*Spikes are optional for races, but certainly assist with traction and speed.

*Wear sweats in cold weather – It is strongly suggested that you wear skins/cold weather gear

*All skins/cold weather gear must match the team’s apparel.  Buy only black or dark navy.
Only 1 logo (1 inch may show).  Mismatched colors and more than 1 logo will disqualify runners.

*Bring watches to all practices. If you don’t have one, we have one you may use for the season.

Injury Prevention

*Make sure you concentrate on pre/post-runs and dynamic warm-ups to avoid injury

*As injuries arise please speak with coaches first (keep us updated) – Seek assistance from the school trainer
when necessary – Following doctor’s visits please bring coaches a note

Contact/Website Information

Coach Brock Holtsclaw:; (574)261-0692

Coach Chris Bird:; (989)627-1004
Assistant Coach Lauren Adams will be joining us for the second season.

Facebook: “Christopher Bird (Mr Coach Bird)” & “Owosso XC and Track”


Run with PURPOSE!  Run with PASSION!  Run for the TEAM!