XC Cross Country Season is Beginning NOW!

August 16, 2021

So it begins…

The famed coach of the University of Oregon, Bill Bowerman, told his athletes that “Running is on its surface an absurd pastime”. However, he posed this thought to his runners as well, “that if we as athletes can find meaning in our running, then too may we find meaning in another often seemingly absurd pastime…”

We invite students to consider choosing to participate on the American Studies XC Running Teams this season for many reasons. Many of us may wish to find that friendship that can only be forged with others when we work and sacrifice alongside one another, pushing our own body’s limitations. Some of us wish to simply get into better shape than we are in now, and still others of us wish to try out an organized sport for the first time. A handful of us know, or at the very least believe, that we can compete on a City Wide level and challenge some of the top runners in the Five Boroughs. We believe this is true for of us.

Our program’s NO CUT policy has proven to be one of our great strengths and contributes to the stamina of our program over the last 15 years. All of us have a place on this team this year if we demonstrate a respect for the program and our teammates.

American Studies XC is a respected program in NYC and we continue to earn our deserved reputation. We will continue to rise among the city’s ranks. I am glad I am a part of the program and believe you will feel this pride too.

Reach Out Today as our season begins this month!
Boys XC: Coach Morgan Elinson (MElinso3@schools.nyc.gov)
Grils XC: Coach Amanda Bollati (ABollati@schools.nyc.gov)