Who: Incoming 7-12th grade female athletes

What: Build a solid fitness foundation while learning what it takes to become a successful distance runner through long runs, quality workouts, strides, core, strength and stretching/yoga. New friendships with potential teammates, coaches and other runners will be formed through fun team building activities and a community service project - trail maintenance. 

Why: Be part of something great! The Wayzata Girls Cross Country Team believes their success begins with a solid foundation built by training together in the summer.  Historic state championships won in 2012-2014, 2017 as well a National Championship in 2013 proves that summer training is fundamental and fun!

When: Monday, Wednesday & Friday:  8:30 - 10:30 AM

Starts Monday June 17 - Ends Friday July 26 (No camp July 1-5)

Where: Wayzata High School. Weather permitting; we meet at the outdoor basketball courts next to the community playground. *Please bring your own water bottle daily & leave valuables at home.

How: Mail a $100 check & registration form to Coach Kelsey Engel. Fee covers a training, camp t-shirt and fresh fruit.  

***Please note that girls’ and boys’ registration is separate!


Please make checks payable to: WHS XC CAMP                            

Mail $100 check & registration form to:

Coach Kelsey Engel

3175 Aspen Ave

Medina, MN 55359


Questions? Email Head Coach Addy Hallen

A Sweet Ending!

Thank you for a wonderful season. We loved spending time with your daughters. Here are the last two days!!

Monday 10/22 Last day of practice! Carb-up celebration, wrapping up the season, and revealing our running buddies. If your daughter has not contributed $6 please send it to the meet tomorrow.

Tuesday 10/23 Classic Lake Conference Middle School Championships

Freeman Park 
25838 Highway 7
Shorewood, MN 55331

Release times: CMS 2:40, WMS 2:40, EMS 2:20

Race times: 4:20 8th grade girls, 5:00 7th grade girls

Turn in jersey and shorts after race

MEA Practice Schedule

It is very important to run over MEA! If you do not, the race on Tuesday will be tough. Our middle school team will not be having official practice but you are welcome to join the high school team for their MEA practice schedule (check Dave’s emails). You can ask a parent to run with you or ride a bike next to you to keep you company.  You can also call a teammate if you are in town. Running is more fun when you have company!

Thursday Oct 18

  • Practice at WHS 8:30am

  • On own: Run 30-35 min 6-8 strides

Friday Oct 19

  • No High School Practice

  • On own: Run 30-35 min 6-8 strides

Saturday Oct 20

  • Practice at Luce Line at 8:30am

  • On own: Run 30-35 min 6-8 strides

Sunday Oct 21

  • Rest

Week of Oct. 14th

Hello XC Athletes and Families!

This upcoming week brings lots of excitement and some housekeeping items.

Our home meet is this Monday, Oct. 15th @ East Middle School!

  • Location: Wayzata East Middle School - 12000 Ridgemount Ave W, Plymouth, MN 55441

  • Race times: 8th grade girls 4:50 and 7th grade girls 5:30

  • Dismissal from class/Bus times:

    • CMS: 3:15/3:25

    • WMS: 3:10/3:20

    • EMS 3:35 (no bus :) )

      There is no bus returning to CMS. You need to be picked up at EMS.

Housekeeping items…

  1. No practice this Thursday or Friday (MEA weekend). However, we will be posting workout ideas on the announcements page by Wednesday to keep you active and ready for our final meet of the season - Tuesday, Oct 23rd.

  2. Monday, Oct. 22nd we will have a party to celebrate the season and get ready for our final meet. Practice and the party will be done by 5:30. We are asking girls to bring in $6 for food as we are catering. Girls are welcome to bring treats, but are not expected to.

  3. Uniforms will be collected after the race on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd.

Let’s make it a great 3-day week!

Week of Oct. 8th

Can you believe there is only 2.5 weeks left of the season?! Our MS girls are all working so hard and their dedication is showing! Here is a preview of this upcoming week:

Tuesday, Oct 9 @ Freeman Park

Location Address: Freeman Park, Excelsior, MN 55331

Class Dismissal/Bus Times:

  • CMS: 2:45/2:55

  • WMS: 2:45/2:55

  • EMS: 2:25/2:35

Races begin at 4pm

This race is expected of all MS athletes. If your daughter is injured and cannot run, she can still come to cheer on her teammates. As always, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.


Thursday is the HS Conference meet at Gale Wood - 7210 County Road 110 West, Minnetrista, MN 55364 . Although we will not have practice that day, we encourage you and your daughters to come out and cheer on the HS athletes as they race for a Conference title! Races begin at 3:40 pm.

Make it a great week!

Week of October 1st

WOW!! It is October!!! We had a great weekend of running. We had our middle school girls competing in all races, Varsity at Griak, Varsity, Jr. Varsity, and the Middle School race at Willmar. It was a little cold, however a fun day for running.

This week we have a meet at Pamela Park on Thursday. 4:20 8th grade Girls/5:00 7th grade Girls

Dismissal times: CMS 2:50/WMS 2:30/EMS 2:50

Friday is our special McDonald’s ice cream (or french fries) run. We will run to the McDonald’s in Wayzata, eat, and walk back.

Week of Sept 24

Happy Fall!

What a fantastic showing at the Milaca Mega Meet from those who were able to attend! Many of our girls PR’ed or tried out a new race distance! This upcoming week brings two more race opportunities:

Thursday, September 27th: Bassett Creek Meet

  • This meet is required of our MS athletes and brings a great opportunity to race against some local MS teams.

  • Class Dismissal/Bus Time:

    • CMS 2:50/3:00

    • WMS 2:30/2:40

    • EMS 2:50/3:00

  • Location: Bassett Creek Park, 5609 32nd Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422

Saturday, September 29th: Willmar Invite

  • This meet is optional, but does provide the option of racing a 5K in a high school race or the 2 mile.

  • Bus leaves from the High School at 9:00am

  • Races begin at 1:00pm and are on a rolling schedule

    • Race order: Varsity Girls (5000 Meters), Varsity Boys (5000 Meters), JV Girls (5000 Meters), JV Boys (5000 Meters), Middle School Girls (3000 Meters), Middle School Boys (3000 Meters)

  • Location: Eagle Creek Golf Course, Willmar, MN

    • Eagle Creek is ½ mile east on 26th Ave NE off of Hwy 23/71…north of the city