2017 Boys Varsity Cross Country
Varsity Warm-up, Len Nikolai Invitational
The Running Popes have had a successful first half of the season, winning the following awards:
Len Nikolai Invitational: Joey Collura, 17th place
Waukesha South Festival: Joey Collura, 18th place
Whitnall Invite: FIRST PLACE TEAM! Joey Collura 2nd place, Osvaldo Mora 4th place
Bulldog Invitational: Osvaldo Mora 17th place, Joey Collura 19th place
|Mon.||Aug. 20||Wauwatosa East Scrimmage||Underwood Parkway||4:00 PM|
|Fri.||Aug. 31||West Allis Central Invitational||McCarty Park||4:00 PM|
|Thurs.||Sept. 6||Whitnall Invitational||Hales Corners Park||4:00 PM|
|Sat.||Sept. 15||Racine St. Catherine Invitational||UW-Parkside||9:00 AM|
|Sat.||Sept. 22||Manitowoc Lincoln Invitational||Meadow Links Golf Course||9:00 AM|
|Sat.||Sept. 29||Cudahy Invitational||Sheridan Park||9:40 AM|
|Thurs.||Oct. 4||Wisconsin Lutheran HS Invitational||McCarty Park||3:50 PM|
|Thurs.||Oct. 11||Woodland Conference Meet||Grant Park||3:00 PM|
|Sat.||Oct. 20||WIAA SECTIONAL||TBD||TBD|
|Sat.||Oct. 27||WIAA STATE MEET||WISCONSIN RAPIDS||TBD|
Cross Country blends individual challenge with team camaraderie. Everyone runs the same 3.1 mile race on the same day. While time is the objective measure of accomplishment, the team cannot perform to its full potential unless team members support AND challenge each other. The Popes pride themselves on physical and mental toughness on every course they encounter, embracing the words of the legendary Steve Prefontaine: "Some people run a race to see who is the fastest. [We] run a race to see who has the most guts."
The end of the season banquet is a whole team affair with dates and locations provided at the end of the Cross Country season.
Boys Varsity Cross Country - Head Coach
Andrea Hoeschen has coached a variety of youth sports and is a member of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association. Coach Hoeschen's primary occupation is personal training for youth and adult athletes, and she is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Before becoming a trainer, Coach Hoeschen worked for the Badger State Games. Hoeschen regularly participates in running races, ski races and triathlons.
Boys Cross Country - Assistant Coach