UPDATED: 2017 Issaquah Cross Country Information

First Week (August 21-25) Meet in the Auxiliary Gym at 9am. Practice ends at 11am.

Second Week (August 28-September 1) Practice is from 3-5pm.

There is no required practice on Monday, September 4th (Labor Day)

NEW: Tuesday, Sept. 5th Practice is from 3-5pm

Once school starts practice is in the afternoon. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday we meet in the Auxiliary Gym at 3:30. Practice ends at 5:30. Wednesday practice is from 4:15-5:45pm unless we have a meet.


In order to turn out you must have all forms (also see doctor for physical evaluation requirement), fees and online registration completed and turned in to the Activities Office before August 21st. Forms will not be accepted on Monday, August 21st.  Please see the complete registration information on the high school website.  July 17th the online registration begins. From August 9-18 the bookkeeper and athletic secretary will accept all forms and payment that are required for the in-person part of the registration process.

Once you have completed this process, you will be given a receipt that should be turned in to the coaches on the first day of practice. This shows us that you are eligible to practice.

Ten practices are required by the state before you are eligible to compete in a race.

We cannot give you permission to miss our practice because you have another practice. You are expected to attend and participate every day unless you are ill or injured.

Please come to practice on time every day and ready to run in good quality running shoes and comfortable running clothes.

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year that lies ahead.  Be ready to work hard, get to know your teammates, make new friends, improve your running times and be a part of a great sport!

September 6 Class Race

Important update:

Issaquah High School XC team will not participate in the event today per the Issaquah School District Air Quality Concerns Announcement. Athletes, please show up at Aux Gym at 4:15 for an indoor practice and wear your uniforms for a team photo.

Kingco 2 mile Class Race

September 6, 2017

Lake Sammamish State Park

Fans: Discover Pass needed to enter park or $10 fee 

Athletes who have met the eligibility requirements will be entered and will attend this meet. If your your name says you need 1 or 2, that means you need that number of practices before you are eligible for Wednesday’s Classs Race (please refer to updated practice information). If you do not get those practices in before Wednesday, you will not be able to compete in the meet. There will not be practice for those who are not entered in the meet.

For those athletes entered in the meet, early dismissal is 2:35pm after 5th period (you will miss the assembly and 6th period) and the buses leave promptly at 2:50 from the back parking lot by the auxiliary gym. Please do not be late. Come dressed in your uniform. If you do not have time to change, you can do so at the park.

Bring water or prerace and post race liquids along with a snack to eat before and/or after your race. You must wear your school issued uniform.

Below is the race schedule and our entries. If you are not listed you do not go to the meet.

4:30                  9th grade boys: Landon Aho, Jacob Aliabadi, Josh Brueckman, Joshua Geisser, Spencer Haas, Ethan Madeiros, Nick Lydum, Rykley Braun (needs 1), Mike Ma (needs 1), Sid Thiagarajan (needs 2), Jack Welsh (needs 1)

4:50                  9th grade girls: Julia David-Smith, Kathryn McIntyre, Meara Norris, Brielle Arnold (needs 1), Danielle Kohorn (needs 1)

5:10                  10th grade boys: Trent Angell, Jasper Fuhs, Aedan Henry, Kyle Huard, Caleb Kim, Jason Liu, Aidan Miller, Arie Prout, Sam Rosenkranz, Max Saviello, Ian Streams, Conner Tobey, Tanner Wilhite, Torin Carmichael (needs 1), Nic Chin, Glen McInerney, Alex Takeuchi, Mike Violette, Kobi Sunday (needs 1)

5:30                  10th grade girls: Kaliela Benson, Izzy Grudin, Jasmine Nie, Annika Nielsen, Swathi, Aditi, Megan Spataro

5:50                  11th grade boys: Josh Bates, Alex Darragh, Barry Diedericks, Sam Griffith, Cameron Salter, Allen Aby, Ellis Losey

6:10                  11th grade girls: Jenna Heesacker, Emma Jordan, Jordan Lai, Ella McKillop, Katie Riley, Siena Gaston, Mara Nowlan, Peyton Rogers, Haley Dang (needs 2)

6:30                  12th grade boys: Davis Carmichael, Dan C., Jordan Crist, Luke George, David Jackson, Caleb Losey, Jared Putney, Nick Rodgers, Jenner Sapienza, Nathan Streams, Dil, Alex Hutchinson, Alex Schmidt

6:50                  12th grade girls: Kenna Clawson, Sami Corman (needs 1), Lauren Haas, Izzy Gruby, Victoria Lasch, Cecilia Bailey

The bus will return to Issaquah High School between 8:00 and 8:30pm.

Plateau Runner XC Extravaganza Sunday, August 27, 11am-5pm

Sunday, August 27 11am-5pm

Plateau Runner’s XC Extravaganza Day supports high school and middle school cross country teams with special deals on the gear they need for a winning season!

15% off all regular priced XC spikes and running shoes*
Free swag with your purchase

* with valid school ID

Plateau Runner

22830 NE 8th Street #103, Sammamish, WA


M-F 10a-7p      SAT 10a-5p      SUN 11a-5p

Sign up for the IHS XC BBQ is posted!

Sign up is up for the annual IHS XC Start of Season BBQ year! It will be Weds Aug 23rd 6:00-8:30, with Weds Aug 30th as a back up in case of inclement weather. This is an all inclusive BBQ for runners, coaches and parents. The Putney’s are hosting and providing the hamburgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs. Please include the number of people coming so that they can accurately plan.


Annual IHS XC BBQ!

The Putney’s are hosting the annual XC BBQ on Wednesday, August 23rd, 6:00-8:30 PM (Wednesday, Aug 30th is a back up date in case of inclement weather). This would be an all inclusive BBQ for runners, coaches and parents. The Putney’s are providing hamburgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs. There will be a sign up for everything else. Stay tuned for the link to the RSVP and sign up sheet.



NEW School Record in the Decathlon!

Congratulations to Joe Nelson, as he has set a NEW school record in the decathlon by 178 points at the State Multi-Event Championships at Lake Steven’s HS!  The previous mark was set in 2015 by Ray Littles.  Here are Joe’s marks:

100m: 11.60

400m: 51.96

1500m: 5:09.43

110m Hurdles (post high school height): 18.36

Shot Put (post high school size – 16lb): 29’7

Discus (post high school size – 2kg): 87’5

Javelin: 114’7

High Jump: 6’2

Long Jump: 21’5

Pole Vault: 8’10

Stop Action Photography State Freebies

@StopActionPhoto, Issaquah team sports photographer, is offering FREE Stop Action’s State Track & Field pics to athletes and parents to download! 

Visit Stop Action’s State Track & Field pics. If you find a photo you want, just right click on the photo, or click on the down arrow at the bottom of a photo. Enter password: freebies. You should only have to do this once.

These photos are inclusive of State participants 2A – 4A. Please share with other athletes and parents.


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