Cross Country

Cross CountryBig news – we’re on Twitter now!  Follow Us –    @xcgators

Not much of a Tweeter?  It’s ok, simply scroll down to the bottom of this page to see our Twitter Feed.

You can also follow us on Facebook by clicking here.

A super-easy way to keep up with important information such as travel times and real-time news is to sign up to receive notifications and text messages from me via an app called Remind.  If you haven’t done this in the past, the instructions are below.  I will only send these texts to announce a cancellation of practice or to notify parents of when we are returning to school after a meet.  I will not send excessive messages.


I am looking forward to working with your children on enhancing their overall health and wellness while competing and achieving the goals we will set for them next week.

You can now click on the Link beside each meet to view more information about the meet.  You will find info on the race, directions, course maps, other participating teams and the results after the race is over.

2019 Schedul

Date Host School Varsity / MS Time Leave at
08.28.2019 – Wed. MonDon – Athens (canceled) Both 4:30pm 2pm
09.04.2019 – Wed. Brentwood School – Results Page Both 4pm 1:45pm
9.19.2019 – Thurs. Area 51 Virtual Race – Eatonton Both 4:30pm 3pm
9.28.2019 – Sat. Brer Terrapin Trot 5k – Results Page Both 8am 7am
10.09.2019 – Wed. MonDon – Athens – Results Page Both 4pm 2pm
10.19.2019 – Sat. Steeple Chase 5k  – Eatonton Both 8am 7am
10.23.2019 – Wed. Region Meet @ Brentwood Varsity Only 4pm 2pm
11.02.2019  – Sat. GISA State Meet @ Southland Varsity Only 9:00am 6:30am

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Cross Country Fast Facts for Runners and Parents:

Coach – Marty Phillips – Cell = 706.473.6072
Email =

All students must have a physical examination form completed and on file in the athletic office before they will be permitted to practice or participate on any team at Gatewood Schools, Inc.

Practice will begin at 3:15pm and we will meet on the track.  A practice schedule will be provided on a monthly basis.  You are allowed to change clothes in the track field house and you may leave your bags there during practice.  We will practice two to three times a week as a team and you are expected to complete two additional independent activities each week.

Parents – We encourage participation from parents.  Feel free to bring healthy snacks and drinks to our meets.  We will also coordinate transportation to and from meets.  The farthest we will travel is an hour away so transportation should not be an issue.

Expected Costs – Each family is required to join the booster club.  You will also need to purchase trail shoes, practice shorts and shirts, water bottles, and a watch to keep up with your time.  We will also have a custom-designed 2019 XC shirt to purchase for $15 and a water bottle with the XC logo for $5.

Updates – You can always check the Gatewood website for news and updates to the schedule but the best way to keep up with the 2019 XC teams is to like our Facebook group called Gatewood XC and also follow us on Twitter at @xcgators.  I will put updates out there and any other important info you may need.

2019 XC Roster

Last First Grade
Bassett Caleigh 10
Bassett Olivia 11
Jackson Mackenzie 10
Hillin Ansleigh 7
Gregory JT 7
Love Jackson 7
Lundy Jackson 6
VanDePlanque John 7
Brannen Walker 9
Gailey Jacob 10
Johnson James 10
Holloway Jake 12
Stickley Jack 12
Phillips Matthew 11
VanDePlanque William 12