Taking the Next Step

The following is an Athletics Press Release submitted by the Woodland Park School District

“Taking the Next Step” is the Woodland Park High School Cross Country team’s motto for the 2023 season. It is a fitting motto as both teams qualified for state last year for the first time in 17 years. Both teams finished in the top 17 in class 3A. Both teams want to step it up to finish in the top 10 this year, and if the work they have been putting in over the summer is any indication, they are on the right path to do just that.

Throughout the summer, anywhere from 12-18 athletes have been getting up to train together at 6:30 am. Many of those athletes then go from their run to the high school to participate in the Woodland Park summer program for strength, speed, and agility. “We are lightyears ahead of where we were this time last summer. The dedication these athletes have shown to themselves and their teammates inspires me,” said Coach Grier.

Earlier this month, the team dressed up in retro themed gear and ran the start/finish line aid station for the Barr Trail Run—a tradition the team has been doing for several years.

The official cross country season begins on August 7th. Practice times will be at 6:30 am until school starts on August 23rd. The teams will meet at the high school for practice. If you know someone that would enjoy being around a great group of kids who treat each other as family and push each other to greatness, please reach out to Coach Grier at jgrier@wpsdk12.org.

About the Woodland Park School District Re-2 Woodland Park School District Re-2, 155 Panther Way, Woodland Park, CO 80863. Phone: 719. 686.2000. Learn more at https://wpsdk12.org.