Cross Country

2023 WMS-XC General Information

!!! WE WANT YOU !!!

Washington Cross Country Team

Who: Any and all middle school students who have a desire to represent their school and work hard to improve themselves while being part of a team.

What is needed: All students wishing to join the team must have a properly completed physical including insurance information turned in to the High School Athletic Office via the on-line instructions before they are allowed to participate. The physical form may be downloaded from this link which is also available on the Washington High School’s athletic page; all 5 pages must be completed:


In order for a student to compete in a cross country race they must have participated in at least 14 practices, students cannot practice until their properly completed physical is turned in.

**WHS and WMS cross country team members also need the following for practice on a daily basis: proper athletic clothes, good running shoes, & a water bottle.

Practices:  The first middle school practice will be on Monday, August 14th from 3:30-4:30p at the Washington track concession stand.  A calendar of dates, times, and locations will be given to team members at practice when complete. 
We accept middle school students at any time during the first few weeks of school, but they still must have 14 practices before they may compete. Practices are mandatory; exceptions can be made with advance notice.

Meets: The school supplies team members with uniforms. Middle School competition races usually are around 1.5 miles while High School races are 5,000m.  We compete in races that have as few as 30 competitors and as many 150.  Transportation to and from the competitions is provided by the school.

If you have any further questions please contact Coach Michael Olszowka by e-mail at:


2023 WMS XC Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Sept. 5 Sullivan Invitational Sullivan, Mo. 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 Festus HS Bowles Invitational Festus, Mo. 9 a.m.
Sept. 21 Troy Triton Hotdog Relay Troy, Mo. 4 p.m.
Sept. 26 Black Hawk Invitational Warrenton, Mo. 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 3 Hermann Invitational Hermann, Mo. 4 p.m.