The 2010 season officially started this morning @ 6:30 am.  An intense storm threathened to cast a shawdow on the first day of practice, but the skies cleared just in time for 77 athletes to enjoy their first practice.  At least 8 more athletes are expected to join the team as they return from family vacations, mission trips, church camps, and other various activities.  For the fifth season in a row the Pella Cross Country Family has grown.

Practices run from 6:30-8:30 in the morning and 6:30-8:00 in the evening. All practices this week meet at the high school track facility.

Exceptions to the schedule this week:

No evening practice on Friday.

Saturday practice is @ 7:00 am meeting at the north overlook parking lot out at the dam.  This practice is optional for all athletes and those new to cross country are encouraged to take the weekend to rest.  Only veteran members of the team who have logged significant mileage this summer should consider attending.