Complete the Online Athlete Registration. Please be sure to make your payment ONLINE via the Parent Portal once team rosters have been created.

Important Dates

Monday August 15th 8:00 AM - First day of Practice
Thursday August 18th 5:00 All sports Meeting at East

2016 Captains

Get to know your Captains and follow their lead!

Celia Johnson
Nora Vos
Ryley Graham
Collin Krochalk
Andrew Arthur
Conor Weberg
Anthony Verdoljak

Captains Practice

                 Starting June 19th at Lester Park- open to all!  Try and make 3 each week with on your own in between these times


                       Mornings  –  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays   8:30 – 9:45 am  


                       Evenings  –  Tuesdays and Thursdays   5:00 – 6:15 pm

Summer Running Camp   FREE!!!!!

July 17 – 21, 2017     

Lester Park  10:00 am to Noon    


Run with the Hounds  

5K Run   $20     

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lester Park

6:00 pm


Pre-Season Meeting

Monday, August 7, 2017

9:00 am – East Atrium


First day of Practice

Monday, August 14, 2017

8:00 am Lester Park


Game Nights

Fridays from 4-6 pm   More information to follow from captains and given at captains practice




Dress for the weather. Dress in layers.  Every practice, every event.  Sunscreen and bug spray may be necessary.  ALWAYS bring a water bottle.  Wear a watch.

Go to Duluth East Cross Country – http://dulutheastcc.org/  for updates and information.

Like Duluth East Cross Country Fans on Facebook.

On behalf of the Cross Country Coaches, we want to thank all the student-athletes and their families for a wonderful, successful season.  Efforts were appreciated!    If anyone needs a correction please see Ms. LaFontaine.  State participants may also bring in their certificates for completion.

Congratulations to next year’s captains:  Coaches will be contacting you soon for a brief meeting.



We are super excited for you to lead the team next season and to prepare throughout the off season/cross training!


Outgoing captains:  Coaches will be contacting you soon for a brief meeting/survey completion.  Thank you for your commitment, dedication, and leadership!  Truly a privilege to have shared this memorable season with each of you.

To our Seniors:  We wish you well and healthy cross training in the off season.  Also, keep in touch after graduation and we encourage you to run in the summer with the team!

Everyone else, we hope to see you soon (track/summer/next fall)


It’s almost here!!!!!

Banquet Information and reminders:

East High School

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

5:00PM Dinner; catered by G. B. Schneider

6:00PM Program in Auditorium

Slide Show, Awards and Acknowledgements

Banquet Attire  (Girls in dresses, Boys in dress shirt/tie)

Captains to arrive at 4:00PM to assist in setup.



End of year survey mandatory for Captains, strongly recommended for all student- athletes involved in Cross Country.


Congratulations to the following Student-Athletes advancing to the State Cross Country Meet  at St. Olaf College on Saturday, Novemeber 5, 2016!!!

Andrew Arthur    (1oth place)                                              Molly Weberg  (6th place)

Eli Koski              (16th place)                                                 Lauren Dynek    (8th place)


Reminder to turn in Banquet forms to Ms. LaFontaine by WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26- Athletes are FREE!!! We are hopeful all athletes attend.  Parents/family members warmly welcomed at $12 each.  Come and celebrate the successful cross country season!

Section Team:

Monday, Oct. 24 regular practice 3:40

Tuesday, Oct.25 regular practice 3:40

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 6:30 AM ONLY!  this is to allow you the most recovery time before race day.

Thursday, Oct. 27  Princeton Golf Course Section 7AA Race- boys at 2:00PM, Girls at 2:45PM  estimated time of return 8:00PM (reminder you are excused all day, bus leaves at 9:30AM)

****The following people can still order pictures, just contact Nealy Photography ASAP- Ketolas and Bryce K.


Executive Board is sponsoring a 5K on Saturday, Oct. 29.  Cost is $3.  Located at East High School you can pre register or sign up day of event.  All proceeds go to Domiano Center.  

www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ea8af22a5fc1-duluth  (copy to new page)


Section Meet Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016  at Princeton Golf Course   301 Golf Course Rd, Princeton, MN

Boys’ race at 2:00PM

Girls’ race 2:45PM

Student-athletes will be excused entire day.  You are able to attend zero hour if you choose.  Bus leaves from East High School at 9:30AM.  T-Shirts are available for $15. NOT REQUIRED.  Weather forecast is holding at 48-54degrees and sunny.

MEA break workout if unavailable due to travel.

Thursday 9:00 AM track     1 mile warm up, Hard, fast 1 mile, hard, fast 800m then finish run until 30-35 minutes in duration.

Friday 9:00 AM Hartley parking lot.  Trail runs

Saturday-  Long run for 45-60 minutes

Sunday- 6-8 Strides rest day.

Monday Practice after school

Fantastic day at Proctor!  Great weather throughout the season always help!  NO OPTIONAL AM PRACTICE tomorrow.  Regular Practice at 3:40-5:00PM meet on baseball field.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  This is a nice chance to flush out the legs after a race day.  Closure too, for the completion of the regular season.  Please remember to clean out lockers Wednesday, OCT. 19.   Today’s results are on www.itiming.com

Pictures are in and were handed out today at the meet.  Several people still owe money.  Others need to confirm their order before printing.  Please let Coach Peller know ASAP.

Missing a grey warm up jacket from St.Cloud meet name on sleeve LEONIDAS.  Please check your garments!!!

Congrats to the following runners on making the section team.  The names are in no particular order.  Practice on Thursday- Friday at 9:00AM  location to be determined.Plan accordingly.

Nora Vos        Molly Weberg       Rebecca Miles     Allegra Pihlaja    Izzy Sutherland     Lauren Dynek

Gretchen Hagenmiller      Kelly Canavan     Celia Johnson


Collin Krochalk         Joseph Kebbekus      Lincoln Pilon    Nick LaFontaine    Anthony Verdoljak

Conor Weberg   Andrew Arthur     Eli Koski         Ben Bunten


Duluth  East Cross Country Banquet


Sunday, November 6, 2016

5 pm

Duluth East High School


Join us for a pasta buffet, salad, bread and dessert.  Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.  A short presentation to follow dinner in the auditorium.




Please  return this form and payment to Mrs. LaFontaine no later than  


Wednesday, October 26th


or to the main office at Ordean for middle school students.


Athlete’s Name(s) (free)____________________________________________


Number of family members attending ($12 per person) _______________


Number of Gluten Free Meals_____________


Number of Vegetarian Meals______________


Make checks payable to Duluth East Cross Country.

Monday, Oct. 17  – Captain Elections, Regular Practice 3:40-5:00PM

Captain Candidates will speak to team, all participants will vote at practice.

Pictures are expected to arrive soon, or will be provided at banquet. Please mark your calendars for the end of season  banquet.  As coaches, we hope all athletes are able to attend as well as family members.  This year the student-athlete is covered, all family members welcome at $12 per person.

Tuesday, Oct. 18  PROCTOR MEET– final regular season meet.  Located at Proctor Municipal Golf course.  One bus will be available for students to ride there/return.  Students will be excused at 2:15PM, departure at 2:30PM.  Parents and athletes reminder-  MUST BE IN OFFICIAL UNIFORM TO COMPETE.  ANY LACK OF EFFORT ON COURSE WILL RESULT IN BEING REMOVED DURING RACE. NO costumes, this is a meet and you will compete accordingly.

4:00PM  JV/V Girls’

4:30PM JV/V Boys’

5:00PM  Middle School both girl/boy together

This is the last day for most of our team.  Finish with a positive race, effort like a champion, and display a greyhound attitude!

Section Team will be named by end of week.

Wednesday, Oct. 19- optional AM practice 6:30AM/ Regular practice 3:40-5:00PM.

Thursday- Friday Oct. 20-21 MEA Varsity/Section team has AM practice.  Time to be determined.  With the section meet one week away YOU MUST TRAIN ON THOSE DAYS.

Saturday, Oct. 22– Long Run on own

Sunday, Oct. 23– REST




Monday, Oct. 10  Practice at 3:40-5:15PM at baseball field

TUESDAY ,OCT. 11  ST.CLOUD MEET- This is a JV and Varsity meet only.  NO PRACTICE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS.  Those participating in the meet will be excused at 11:30, DEPARTING at 11:45 AM.  Our  Estimated time of return is 11:00PM.

Wednesday, Oct. 12 NO AM practice.  3:40-5:15 on baseball field

Thursday, Oct. 13 Optional 6:30AM practice Regular 3:40-5:15Pm on baseball field.

Friday, Oct. 14  Optional 6:30AM practice, Regular 3:40-5:15PM on baseball field.

If you are interested in applying for a CAPTAIN position for next season 2017, please complete an application this week.  All eligible applicants must complete the form and turn in by Friday, OCT. 14. No late applications will be accepted.  You must have completed 2 years of participation, be a junior or senior 2017, Be in good standing with respect to MSHSL rules and coaches’ guidelines.



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