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Team News

8.0 months ago @ 1:18AM

Summer Training

Summer Training has started. Come join us once you have your physical. Email Coach DeMarco at or 540-230-2154 cell with any questions. The season officially starts July 31st at 8 am at Patriot (meet at door 20). 

We will meet Monday - Wednesday - Friday at Patriot at 8 am. Meet in the Weight Room (door 20).

Tuesday at Brownsville Parking lot off Groveton Road at 8 am.

Thursday at Bristow Station Battlefield parking lot at 8 am.


Team News

8.0 months ago @ 1:46AM

Cross Country Running Information Meeting June 15th at 6pm

The cross-country running team will have an informational meeting in the commons at Patriot High School. The meeting will start at 6 pm. You can enter through door 28. Cross country is a sport for boys and girls. We have an excellent team that is amazing in competitions and in the classroom. We work hard and have a lot of fun. We would love for you to join us. In a few months with us, you will be faster, stronger, and have awesome endurance, plus a lot of new friends!

  • Need a sport physical before you can practice. The physical cannot be done before May 1st, 2023. The physical must be dated after May 1st for the 2023-24 school year.
  • Pre-season starts June 19th at 8:00am at Patriot High School. We meet in the school. Please enter through door 20 (back of school). Join us once you have your physical!
  • Bring a water bottle and a snack.
  • Need a good pair of running shoes.
  • The official season starts July 31st.

Please contact Coach James DeMarco at for more information. Once you have your physical please join us for summer training. You can also call Coach DeMarco at (540) 230-2154.  

QR code for school physical form


QR code for Patriot High School Cross Country Running webpage.



*** Cross Country Parent/ Athlete information meeting is at 6pm on June 15th at Patriot High School in the commons. Enter through door #28.

Team News

1 year ago @ 5:15PM

Boys 4th at state, highest Patriot finish!

The State XC Championships 

This past Saturday the boys placed fourth at the state meet, the highest finish in school history. They were one point shy of third. Patrick Lowry had the highest place finish in school history for boys with a 6th-place All-State performance. James Fillmore, Carlos Garcia, Conner Utter, Jacob Casey, Kaiden Brewer, and Connor Balcom competed for the state team. The team won the school's 8th conference championship (most in the school), first regional championship, and the highest place at the state meet. Nice work!!! 

Rena Johnson qualified as an individual and had a tremendous season. She placed 32nd at the state meet and with her huge improvements this season will have some great times on the track. 

State Results:

Team News

1 year ago @ 11:45PM

Cross Country State Meet

Saturday is the state championships at Oatlands. Rena Johnson will represent Patriot in the girls 5K race at 10:30 am and the boys will run at 11:15 am. 

For state meet information you can check out

Rena will start in box 14 and the guys in box 5. 

Go Patriot!

Team News

1 year ago @ 5:07AM

Boys win Regionals! Rena advances to states!

The region meet was at Great Meadows and the boys had a great day. All seven boys ran their lifetime best or their second fastest time ever. It was the first region championship title in school history! After battling through sickness last week and squeaking out the boys' 8th district championship, they were able to win much more convincingly at Regionals. Patrick bounced back from his 6th-place district performances to place 3rd in 15:48. Our pack moved up nicely and by 2 miles were winning the meet. Jacob Casey who had been very sick at districts (18th) was one place better at regionals and just missed All-Region honors. We had lifetime bests from Carlos Garcia, Conner Utter, James Fillmore, Jacob Casey, and Conner Balcom. Congratulations guys! 

Patrick Lowry 3rd 15:48

Carlos Garcia 8th 16:25 (PR)

Conner Utter 11th 16:28 (PR)

James Fillmore 12th 16:32 (PR)

Jacob Casey 17th 16:46 (PR)

Connor Balcom 29th 17:21 (PR)

Kaiden Brewer 39th 17:51 

The girls were short our season number one runner with Anna Rigby, who got a late season injury right before districts, and then our season number four, Zoe Patterson twisted her ankle and was unable to compete. The girls ran very tough with Rena Johnson leading the way. Rena placed 7th overall and ran a huge personal best in 19:23 to qualify for the state meet and earn All-Region honors. Sidney Nolan was our number two running 20:47 (21st), Freshman Camila Weber finished in 27th (21:32), Sherlyn Philip was 37th (22:01), senior Kira Baker last cross country meet in a Patriot jersey was 49th (24:09) for her fastest time ever and almost six minutes faster than last year's personal best, Daniela Ansah 51st (25:18), and freshman Addie Hoopes 53rd in 26:41. 

Team News

1 year ago @ 3:34AM

Boys win district championship, girls move on to regionals!

The Cedar Run District Championships were Wednesday and were a little too exciting. The boys were the big-time favorites to three-peat. We were going into the meet not healthy though, with Jacob Casey finally starting to run after being very sick last week and Patrick Lowry, easily the top runner in the district, was sick over the weekend and missed school on Monday. Battlefield’s top two were able to get away from our guys and go 1-2. Carlos Garcia followed a few seconds back to place third, followed by James Fillmore (4th), Conner Utter (5th), and Patrick Lowry in 6th. That pack helped nullify Battlefield's 1-2 finish. Battlefield then went 7th and 9th. We were up by one point through four runners (18 to 19). Jacob was given the plan to stay with Battlefield’s fifth and make sure to beat him. The entire race the two were together with Jacob placing 18th, one second in front. Even though the time was almost a minute slower than what Jacob normally runs, it was probably the hardest race he has run due to coming off being sick. Patriot 36, Battlefield 38. If Jacob wasn’t able to beat Battlefield’s fifth, it would have been a tie, IF he could hold on to one spot back. In a tie, it would have gone to the tiebreaker, which is the team with the best 6th runner. Kaiden Brewer (placed 22nd) beat Battlefield’s sixth by one spot. Connor Balcom finished 26th, beating Battlefield 7th by two spots. The meet was decided by a second. All season we were the dominant team in the conference, but timing is everything. We were not healthy, but our front guys pack it up and beat some guys that got them at Albermarle, and Jacob was able to get there fifth with Kaiden winning the battle of the tiebreakers if needed. Awesome running guys! It was the boys' seventh conference title and third in a row. We need to be healthy for regionals.


The girls were favored to be third and earn the last spot in the regional meet. Of course, it wouldn’t be an easy meet for the girls as well. The battlefield was the big-time favorite to repeat. OP beat us at Oatlands and a slight favorite over us. Freedom was ranked fourth coming into the meet. On Monday Anna was not able to run due to pain in her leg. Tuesday it felt a lot better and we cross-trained. Anna went on the warm-up but wasn’t able to complete it. We pulled her from the race. If her season was to go on, it would depend on the girls to get out of the conference.

At the halfway point Freedom was beating us in every position but the #2 spot. At two miles we moved up and now we're just ahead of Freedom except in the 1st and 5th positions. At the finish, Rena Johnson ran solid to lead the team and placed 7th, and was very close to the top five. She was two spots behind freedom’s number one. Sidney Nolan moved up well and placed 10th, two spots ahead of Freedom’s number two. At this point, we are tied. Zoe Patterson just missed All-Conference honors with a 16th place finish, Freedom third placed one spot back in 17th. Camila placed 21st with Freedom's fourth one spot back. Sherlyn had the race of her life and passed two Freedom girls at the end. She was 23rd, Freedom 5th was 24th. Kira ran a lifetime best for 36th and Addie Hoopes was 40th.

We squeaked out a third-place finish by three points. Our season moves on to regionals and Freedom’s season is over. It was incredibly close and our girls ran so tough. We get another week and we will have Anna back. If Anna finished with Rena we would have finished second. We will have a good shot to be top three at regionals. Battlefield will win, but Osborne Park, Forest Park, Colonial Forge, and us have a good shot for the other two spots.

Team News

1 year ago @ 12:01AM

Conference Championships this Wednesday!

Conference week is here! The boys compete at 3 pm and the girls at 3:40 pm at Nokesville Park.

Monday we meet at 9 am at Patriot and if you can't make that, you can meet at 4 pm at Safeway.

Tuesday is at Patriot at 2:30 pm

Wednesday bus leaves at 1 pm, and out of class at 12:45pm.

Thursday is at Groveton at 3 pm

Friday is at Patriot at 2:30 pm

Saturday we will be at Bristoe Station at 2 pm.

Team News

1 year ago @ 2:17AM

Post season starting

We finished our last regular season meet with a great day for most of the team. The varsity boys were 5th out of 43 teams, and that was without Jacob Casey. Patrick Lowry led the team with a 7th-place finish in 15:58.0. Carlos Garcia ran 16:31 for a big personal best. Connor Utter ran 16:55 for a season-best and James Fillmore was a little over 17 minutes. Kaiden Brewer had a big day running 17:40 and Connor Balcolm was a little further back. Guys are ready to run fast, just need a little rest and they will be ready! 

On the JV side of things we had big PR's. Jackson Santiago ran 18:51 to lead the squad. Hayden Moss also broke 19 with his 18:59.9 performance. Also running personal bests was Marcus Burleson, Ryan Tibbs, Hayden Trexel, Kevin Miner, James Younts, David Frost, Alex Eye, Thomas Lamonia, Hans Guitanguijo, and Ian Bergeran. We also had Caleb Dixon running his first 5K.

The girls were led by Anna Rigby in 19:30 for 29th place. Rena Johnson had a huge personal best to run 19:47 for 35th. Sidney Nolan ran her season best with a 20:38 and our two varsity freshmen, Zoe Patterson and Camila Weber had big personal bests with 21:07 and 21:09. Kira Baker ran 26:22 to our final varsity runner. Girls JV had a lot of great performances. Setting new personal bests were Erica Shanahan, Ngozi Imala, Zainab Soofi, Daniella Ansah and running her first 5K Audrey Shanahan! 

Practices this week will be at Patriot at 2:30 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tuesday will be at Groveton at 3 pm and Wendy's on Saturday at 9 am. 

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:20PM

Third Battle Invite week

This is the last week of competition for JV, but we would love for our JV athletes to continue to train with varsity after this week. We have a meet on Wednesday (district meet) and an invite on Saturday at Milbrook H.S. called Third Battle.

Monday is at 9 am at Patriot. End at 11:30 am, 5 pm at Safeway

Tuesday at Bristoe Station at 3 pm

Wednesday is at Nokesville Park. 12:45 dismissal, buses depart at 1 pm. Girls at 3:15 and boys at 4.

Thursday is at Patriot 2:30-4:15 pm

Friday is at Patriot from 2:30 to 4:15 pm. Pasta Dinner TBA

Saturday at Milbrook H.S. for Third Battle.  Buses leave at 7 am. Meet Information and course map

9:30 AM Girls' JV Underclassmen(unlimited participants)

10:10 AM Boys' JV Underclassmen(unlimited participants)

10:50 AM Girls' JV Upperclassmen(unlimited participants)

11:30 AM Boys' JV Upperclassmen(unlimited participants )

12:10 PM Girls' Varsity (7 participants per team)

12:40 PM Boys' Varsity (7 participants per team)

~1:00 PM Awards (Individual & Team)

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:16PM

Albermarle Invite Week

We have two weeks left in our regular season for JV and then we start the postseason. We have four meets over the next two weeks to decide the varsity squads. We have a district meet on Thursday at Nokesville Park. Girls race at 3:15 pm and boys at 4 pm. On Saturday the bus leaves at 8 am to Panorama Farms, Earlysville, Va. (3 miles north of Albemarle HS) for the Albermarle Invite. 

This week's schedule:

Monday at Patriot at 2:30 pm

Tuesday at Bristoe Station at 3 pm

Wednesday at Patriot at 9:00 am

Thursday at Nokesville Park. Girls at 3:15 pm and boys at 4 pm

Friday at Patriot at 2:30 pm. Team Pasta Dinner at Connor Balcolm's home.

Saturday at Panorama Farms. Bus leaves at 8 am. 

  • 11:30am Girls Varsity 5k (teams can enter 8 athletes)
  • 12:15pm Boys Varsity 5k (teams can enter 8 athletes)
  • 12:45pm Girls JV 5k (unlimited entries)
  • 1:30pm Boys JV 5k (unlimited entries) 
  • 2:00pm Girls Freshman 5k (unlimited entries) 
  • 2:45pm Boys Freshman 5k (unlimited entries) 

Team News

1 year ago @ 3:59AM

Great training week ahead

No meet this week. A chance to get a great training week in without racing or traveling. The following two weeks will have meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Monday, 9/26 - 9 am at Patriot, door 20. 

* 5 pm at Safeway

Tuesday, 9/27- 3 pm at Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton. If are injured or can't make it there, meet with Coach Trexel at 2:30 pm at Patriot in Aux Gym.

Wednesday, 9/28 - 2:30 pm at Patriot

* 6 am Rooster Crew

Thursday, 9/29 - 3 pm at Bristow Station Battlefield, If are injured or can't make it there, meet with Coach Trexel at 2:30 pm at Patriot in Aux Gym.

Friday, 9/30 - 2:30 pm at Patriot

Saturday, 10/01 - 9am, Wendy's, 10700 Bulloch Road by the mall and the Manassas Battlefield


Team News

1 year ago @ 2:41AM

Big Week Ahead

Sept 19th-24th: Two meets this week. The first is Wednesday and is a district meet at Nokesville Park. The girls' race is at 3:15 pm and the boys are at 4 pm. On Saturday we compete at the Oatlands Invitational. This is the state course and also the largest invitation this season for us.

Rooster Crew on Monday and Wednesday.

Monday at Patriot 2:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Tuesday at Brownsville Parking lot off of Groveton from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. If you can't make it or need to cross-train, meet with Coach Trexel at 2:30 in the Aux Gym. 

Wednesday meet at Nokesville Park. Buses depart at 1 pm. Girls race at 3:15, boys at 4 pm.

Thursday at Patriot from 2:30 pm to 4:45 pm 

Friday at Patriot. 2:30pm to 4:00pm. 

Saturday at Oatlands Invitational. Buses leave at 6:30 am.


Team News

1 year ago @ 2:23AM

Huge Win For Boys XC at RVA Relays!

The boys' varsity won the RVA Relays on a very exciting night of competition at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville. The RVA Relays featured 44 high school teams in the "A" race. The five-person relay is at night on a grass course lit up by mobile light towers dotting the course. Each runner covers 2500 meters (a little over a mile and a half).

Senior James Fillmore got things started for Patriot and was in 9th most of the race. Fillmore went through the mile in 4:57 and was able to get a few more spots before handing off in 6th in a great time of 7:24 (59 seconds faster than his time from last year!). Jacob Casey moved Patriot from 6th to 3rd very quickly, running an aggressive leg in 7:36 (37 seconds faster than last year!). Our big question going into the meet was how Conner Utter would race. Utter, running in his first race of the season, ran an awesome leg of 7:37 to move us into second. All of his hours of dedication to cross-training when he was injured paid off big time for the team. Carlos Garcia was about 26 seconds behind South County when he received the baton. At the mile, Carlos was 23 seconds back, but over the last half mile, he was able to close to within two seconds at the handoff! Carlos made up 24 seconds on South County splitting a 7:32. Patrick Lowry, running the anchor leg immediately took the lead. Lowry ended up bringing home the victory, 27 seconds over the second-place team (Glen Allen)! It was so exciting to watch! Lowry was 27 seconds faster than his time from last year. He split 7:21. 

The Patriot girls varsity relay team placed 28th and were missing two of their top runners. Rena Johnson led the team with her 9:15 split, 45 seconds faster than her time from last year. Huge shoutout to Kira Baker, who anchored the team and ran four minutes faster than last year! 

Patriot will compete on Wednesday at Nokesville Park for a district meet. On Saturday the team will head to Oatlands for a preview of the state course and the biggest invitational of the year.

Team News

1 year ago @ 11:02PM

Change in practice schedule

Due to Monday's weather, this week's training has changed.

Tuesday at Patriot and not Brownsville Parking lot. 2:30 pm- 4:45 pm

Wednesday at Patriot from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday at Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton Road - 3 pm - 4:45 pm

Friday at Patriot from 2:30 pm-4:15 pm

- Pasta Party at Koury Residence from 5 pm-8 pm.

Saturday meet at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville. Buses leave at 1 pm. 

Team News

1 year ago @ 11:29AM

First 5K was a very big success!

We had our big team trip to the Pole Green XC Invite in Mechanicsville and we had a very good first meet. The boys placed 5th (out of 29) led by Patrick's 4th place finish in 16:06 (a personal best!). The team ran without James Fillmore (ACT test) and Connor Utter (will be back racing soon). Placing them right behind Carlos Garcia ( 21st in 17:03) and Jacob Casey (23rd in 17:05), the team wins the meet. The girls were 11th out of 20 teams in the A varsity race and led by Anna Rigby's 14th-place finish (19:55), Sidney Nolan (48th in 21:25) and Rena Johnson (49th in 21:27). JV boys were led by Jackson Santiago (29th in 21:05), Carson Berget (34th in 21:11) and Tristin Koury (36th in 21:15). The JV boys squad finished 8th out of 20 teams. The JV girls were led by Ngozi Imala (63rd in 28:55) and Erica Shanahan (65th in 29:04). The JV girls finished 11th out of 12. 

The kids were well-behaved in the hotel and at King's Dominion. Very fun trip!

Monday - Patriot at 2:30 pm

Tuesday - Brownsville lot off of Groveton 3pm

Wednesday - Patriot at 2:30 pm

Thursday - Bristow Station Battlefield at 3 pm

Friday - Patriot at 2:30 pm. 

Saturday - meet at Pole Green for RVA Relays - 1 pm buses depart. Get back at midnight.


Team News

1 year ago @ 11:27PM

Lots of XC Action this Week!

Our first district xc meet is this Wednesday at Nokesville Park, just past Brentsville H.S. Girls race at 3:15pm and the boys are at 4pm. Student-athletes are out of class at 12:45 pm and the buses leave at 1pm. This is a great meet for our JV kids to get some racing experience and for our varsity to do a workout on the conference championship course.

Those going to the Pole Green XC Classic this Friday to Saturday, please bring back the permission form signed by your parents. If you need any medicines please have that form filled out as well. They are under team files.

Thursday practice is at Patriot at 2:30 and finishes at 5 pm. 

On Friday we will have a short practice after school at Patriot (2:30 pm to 3:30 pm). Buses leave for Mechanicsville at 4:30 pm. The trip itinerary is under team files.

Pole Green Cross Country Classic gets started at 8:30 am with the girls' varsity race.

Live results are here:

After the races, we will head to King's Dominion for some fun.

For next week we have a Saturday (9/17) evening meet. It is a relay where each runner runs 1.5 miles. Buses leave at 1 pm and we get back around 11:45 pm. 

Monday, Sept 12th - Patriot at 2:30pm-4:30pm

Tuesday, Sept 13th - Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton. 3pm. If you can't make that we will offer practice at the school at 2:30 pm. We prefer you at Brownsville but if you can't make it there, then go to the Aux gym at 2:30 pm to meet Coach Trexel. 

Wednesday, Sept 14th - Patriot at 2:30pm.



Team News

1 year ago @ 1:10AM

Thank you everyone! Team off to a great start.

Thank you everyone for helping with our first race. It was great getting to see all the kids run in their first competition of the season and for a lot of the kids their first race ever. Thank you to all the parents for volunteering, bringing food, tents, tables, and cheering on our team. It was a great day.

For results for all of our meets this season, they will be on a website called The link for Saturday's race results is here: Patriot Night of 2 Mile Results

The next two weeks are short school weeks with Labor Day Weekend. We will have practices, so if you are in town please attend and continue to get better. We also will have our first morning practice at 6 am on Wednesday (freshman and new runners do not attend. Athletes also can't attend if he/ she doesn't get a good night's sleep). Meet Coach Townsend at the weight room. We do not have a meet this weekend, but next week we have two. A Wednesday meet at Nokesville Park that begins at 3 pm and the overnight trip to Mechanicsville to Pole Green Park. The itinerary is under team files.

Monday 8/29 - 2:30 pm practice at Patriot. Done at 4:45 pm.

Tuesday 8/30 - 3:00 pm practice at Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton Road. Done at 4:45 pm.

Wednesday 8/31 - 2:30 pm practice at Patriot. Done at 4:30 pm. BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!

Thursday 9/1 - 3:00 pm practice at Bristow Station Battlefield. Done at 4:45 pm.

Friday 9/2 no school. Team practice at 8:00 am at Patriot. Done at 10:30 am. 6 PM 2nd practice for the varsity at Safeway at 6 pm

Saturday 9/3. 8 am at Wendy's 10700 Bulloch Road by the Manassas Battlefield. Done at 9:45 am for beginners and 10:15 pm for veterans.

Monday 9/5. 8 am at Patriot. Done at 10:30. 6 PM 2nd practice for the varsity at Safeway.

Tuesday 9/6. 3pm at Brownsville Parking Lot off of Groveton.

Wednesday 9/7. Race time is 3:15 for the girls and 4 pm for the boys. XC District Meet at Nokesville Park. Buses usually leave school at 1:30 but will update once we know the departure time.


Team News

1 year ago @ 12:02AM

Three weeks done, now time for school and competition!

We have finished our third week and have welcomed a few more student-athletes to the team. The last day to join is Tuesday, the 23rd. It took time but we met our goal of ten freshman boys and ten freshman girls. We also bolstered our sophomore class quite a bit. We are up to 58 kids. We don't have any assistant coaches yet, but my hope is this week they will be cleared by HR. 

With school starting the schedule obviously changes quite a bit. For the first week, we will be at Patriot M-T-W-F and our first competition will also take place at Patriot on Saturday night. Thursday will be at the Bristow Station Battlefield. The race on Saturday will be on the track and not a cross-country course. The times the kids run will help me seed them for their first cross country meet on September 10th.  

If you have not joined the Remind group please do so. Download the app (Remind) and use the code 2022phscr

If you have not ordered your team uniform please do so now. The deadline to tomorrow (it has been extended several times).

This week's practices, 8/22-8/27 (School starts)

Monday 2:30 pm at the track. Done at 5 pm.

Tuesday 2:30 pm at the gym, done at 4:30 pm.

Wednesday 2:30 pm at the gym, done by 5 pm.

Thursday 3:00 pm at Bristow Station Battlefield. Done at 4:45 pm. 

Friday 2:30 pm at the gym, done at 4:30 pm.

Saturday meet at the Patriot track with Osborne, Gainesville, and maybe one to two others. Please be at the track at 4:55 pm if racing the 2K. 5:30 pm for everyone else. 

Team News

1 year ago @ 4:06PM

First week was good, the second week better!

Great week of training. The last two days we had a break in the weather which made running much more enjoyable. The beginners are already showing a lot of improvement from the first week. Our top group had a great summer of training and it is really showing in practice. A couple of shoutouts to Joseph, Balcom, Patrick, Anna, James F, Tristin, Meghan, Jacob, Ben, Kira and others for having such a great summer of training. We also have had some freshmen who have been with us most of the summer and are getting very fit. Zoe Patterson stands out. It's a great group I get to coach and we are working hard and getting better. We had our best attendance for a Saturday run today. It was fun seeing all the other teams out there at the battlefield training.  

* Some reminders! Team uniforms, shirts, and spirit wear is due. Please have it done by 8/14. Order goes in on the 15th in the morning so we can get the gear in 2-3 weeks. 

* IMPACT testing. 23 kids have it done but we need two more sessions to get everyone else done. Once I hear from Toby, our athletic trainer I will pass on the makeup dates. 

* Our last camp day is on Wednesday, on the 17th. Practice is 8am to 2pm and the kids need a lunch and change of clothes. 

* Orientation is on the 18th from 12 to 2pm. We will be done with practice that morning by 9:45am. 

Practice schedule for 8/15-8/20:

Monday 8am to 10:30am at Patriot

Tuesday 8am to 9:30am at Brownsville Parking lot off of Groveton

Wednesday 8am to 2pm at Patriot - Last Camp Day! Bring lunch and change of clothes

Thursday 8am - 9:40am at Bristow Station Battlefield 

Friday 8am - 10:30am at Patriot

Saturday 8am-9:40am at Wendy's off of 10700 Bulloch Road by Manasses Battlefield

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:56PM

Good first week!

Good first week for the team. Lots of new faces out for the team and great senior leadership! Despite being the first week, we were able to accomplish a full week of training. The freshmen and new runners to the team are quick learners. We got a lot of work ahead but a terrific group of workers and good attitudes!

Week #2 8/8-8/13

Monday - 8 am at Patriot

Tuesday - 8 am at Brownsville lot off of Groveton (Manassas Battlefield) //1:10 pm option for Summer Bridge group. Afternoon practice will have a high heat index so will have an indoor practice. Just 40 minutes max. 

Tuesday at 6pm Parent Fall Sports Meeting. Patriot Auditorium. 

Wednesday - Camp Day 8 am - 2 pm (bring lunch and change of clothes. Individual and team picture at 12:50 pm at the track. The Summer Bridge group can leave a little early to make the picture. 

Thursday - 8 am practice at Bristow Station Battlefield. Second practice option, a 6 pm practice at Safeway parking lot (near Sudley Manor road) for those who can't make 8 am session. 

Friday - 8 am at Patriot, IMPACT SESSION at noon! SPIRIT WEAR IS ALSO DUE!

Saturday - 8 am at Wendy's near Manassas Battlefield

Go Pioneers!

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:53AM

Basic Info - Summer 2022

Start Date - Monday, June 20th (Patriot High School - meet at Door #20)

Documents - please complete the following documents

  • VHSL Physical (dated after May 1st 2022) - must have in order to practice
  • PWCS Concussion Training - link here
  • Eligibility Form (white/yellow half sheet)
    • Available at the following:
      • Practice (Coach DeMarco)
      • The Running Store (Gainesville VA)
      • Patriot HS (outside Mr. Qualls' office)
    • Turn in to coaches or front office - must have in order to try out
  • Patriot XC 2022-23 Preseason Survey - please fill out the Google form at the link below:


  • Monday - PHS Indoor/Outdoor Track
    • 7:30-10:00am / Patriot HS
    • Meet at Door 20
    • Lifting and track workout for sprinters, jumpers, and distance
  • Tuesday - PHS Cross Country
    • 8:00-9:30am / Groveton Lot
    • Trail run (Manassas Battlefield)
    • Optional evening - 5:00-5:40pm @ Safeway
  • Wednesday - PHS Indoor/Outdoor Track
    • 7:30-10:00am / Patriot HS
    • Meet at Door 20
    • Lifting and track workout for sprinters, jumpers, and distance
  • Thursday - PHS Cross Country
    • 8:00-9:30am / Bristoe Station Battlefield
    • Trail run (Bristoe Station)
    • Optional evening - 5:00-5:40pm @ Safeway
  • Friday - PHS Indoor/Outdoor Track
    • 7:30-10:00am / Patriot HS
    • Meet at Door 20
    • Lifting and track workout for sprinters, jumpers, and distance

Locations (with addresses)

Remind Group Code - 2022phscr

Final Surge - this is the workout platform used by Patriot XC, follow the steps below to be added to the group.

  • Give the Patriot XC coaches your PWCS email either at practice, by emailing them or filling out the Preseason Survey (found above).
    • (Coach Lee -, Coach DeMarco -
  • You will receive an email from (check your spam folder as well)
  • Follow that link to accept your invitation to the Final Surge page for Patriot XC
  • You can now see the workouts posted, and post your own!

Team News

1 year ago @ 1:12PM

Preseason Student & Parent Meeting - June 8th, 2022

There will be a preseason meeting for students and parents interested in Cross Country on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:00pm (UPDATE - Room 1403, next to the Gym). Enter through Door 27.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, the information presented there will be posted to the Patriot Cross Country site on under Files.

Team News

2.0 years ago @ 7:36PM

Tryout Info - Patriot XC 2022-23

****IMPORTANT - this information pertains more to tryouts, which begin August 1****

Athletes should bring proper running shoes and clothing, plenty of water, and a recovery drink or snack for immediately after practice.

Documentation - you MUST have the following documents on file BEFORE you can try out/practice:

  • Sports Physical - all athletes must have a current sports physical on file (dated after May 1, 2022)
  • Concussion Training - All athletes trying out for Cross Country must complete the PWCS Concussion Training (online) at the following link before tryouts - link here
  • Eligibility Form - all athletes must fill out the white-yellow carbon copy form before you can practice/tryout; there are two ways to get this form:
    • At practice - coaches will have copies, fill out and return straight away
    • The Running Store - copies available at the store, just ask for a Patriot XC eligibility form. (7343 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville VA 20155)

Blue Emergency Card - all athletes should fill out and turn in the blue Emergency Card as soon as possible (found in Team Files)

Remind Group - Please join the Patriot XC 2022 Remind group (using the Remind app)

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