We are excited that your incoming 9th grader is interested in joining the Central Cross Country team. On our team we strive to establish a team culture that values hard work, dedication, community, and academic achievement.
Our team is led by a trio of head coaches. Tim Shasky, Morgan Wiechmann, and Jesse Kwakenat bring years of experience as runners, coaches, and teachers to our team. All three of our coaches teach at Central High School. Please feel free to contact any of them directly at:
We understand that the landscape of MSHSL summer and fall sports will be impacted by COVID-19. At this time, we are planning as if all elements of the season will go on as usual. As Governor Walz and the MSHSL make updates to our season/schedule, we will update our team website at centralcrosscountry.com. Please check there regularly for the latest updates.
Captain’s practices are traditionally held throughout the summer Monday through Friday beginning at 9:00am. They are optional and start on Monday, June 15th, 2020 and continue until the first official team practice on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Central HS at 9:00am. We also plan a 3-day overnight “Marathon Weekend” camp at Willow River State Park at the beginning of August. This is an excellent way for incoming freshmen to meet some of their new teammates and is open to anyone interested in joining the Cross Country team. Please contact the 2020Cross Country captains for details about summer practices and Marathon Weekend.
*Equipment for Cross Country includes: a good pair of running shoes, a pair of Cross-Country spikes for races, a watch with timer, a water bottle, and running clothes. Be sure to dress for the weather. If you have any questions or need help getting any of this equipment, please email one of our coaches.
We can’t wait to see you this summer/fall!
In order for your Son or Daughter to be able to participate on the first day of fall practice(AUG 17th, 2020) they need to have turned in the MSHSL forms, Athletic Physical and Fee to Central’s Athletic Office by Friday August 14th,2020 at 3pm.
Please note that registration for fall sports remains open beyond August 14th. Upon turning in ALL required forms and fees there is a 24-hour processing period for ALL athletes before they will be allowed to participate.
We ask that you deliver registration in person to the Central Athletic Office.
Athletic Registration forms will be accepted in Central’s Athletic Office (Rm 1407) August 10-14th from 8am-3pm.
Starting on Monday August 10th Athletic Office Hours will be M-F 8am-3pm