Hornell Cross Country Parent Information Sheet



        If for any reason an athlete is to miss a practice or contest, extend us the courtesy of forewarning. We tend not to be punitive because it is rare that an athlete is a chronic truant. However, students who miss more than one practice unexcused, will not participate in the next meet. If an athlete misses more than one practice or any individual meet unexcused, coaches will meet with the student, parents, and finally Athletic Coordinator about dismissal from the team. We do not expect this to be an issue. The only conflicts foreseeable are with band competitions, and we have worked with Mr. Belin and parents to enable participation in both programs.


        Begin at 3:30 and are usually done by 5:00.


        We ask that you remind your child(ren) to bring adequate clothing, food, and running gear.

        Students are to ride the bus with the team to the meet. They may ride home with a parent as long as the parents are present and sign their child out with a coach. Students who are riding home with parents of teammates must provide a note to Mr. Werner two days in advance to provide approval and notice to the coaches.

        Scoring for meets depends upon the finish of our top 5 runners. Each place counts as points for the team. Unlike other sports, we are hoping for the lowest score. For example, if Hornell runners place 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 10th we score 25 points. The other team's runners place 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th; they score 30. Hornell wins. In the case of a tie (which has happened twice in recent years to the girls) we check the placement of the 6th and possibly 7th runners to break the tie.


        Maintain proper academic standing. We have been a scholar athlete team for many years now. We enjoy that reputation.

        Perform always to the best of your ability.

        Be courteous to all others. We actively foster a respectful and friendly relationship with all league and local teams. A fine example is the Tuesday Night Running Club and the pre-season camp; runners and coaches from J-T, Canisteo, Bath, and Alfred U. and State, as well as HHS alumni, have participated for the last several years. This year we will host a mixer scrimmage to further foster friendship with other runners

        Set your goal and achieve. Improvement is the keystone of this program-- it is what we enjoy witnessing and what makes us successful.

        Have some fun, even when we don't play frisbee.


        You will notice some more changes in location this year. We are no longer members in the Livingston-Genesee League, but have received approval to participate with those schools when possible. This year we will run our last Tuesday meet in Bath with our Livingston County neighbors. The disadvantage of independent status is that we will have no league all-stars. However, we find that to be an acceptable sacrifice so that the athletes can get home earlier on a weeknight and so that you may have an easier time getting the opportunity to watch your child run. Additionally, because Section V is hosting the State Meet, their invitational created a conflict with East Aurora's and Dansville's. We have chosen to attend Dansville's to stay closer to home. We will attend the Bradford, PA Invitational rather than the Wayne Invitational, because that also is a shorter ride from Hornell. Finally, the Steuben County meet is moving from Avoca to Alfred this year. The league is deciding whether to run the all-team mid-season meet at Alfred or to remain in Avoca.





North Hornell

10 AM


North Hornell

4:30 PM


Mixer Scrimmage @ Canisteo-Greenwood

10 AM



4:30 PM


Bradford, PA Invite

9:30 AM


North Hornell

4:30 PM


Dansville Invitational

9:30 AM



4:30 PM


McQuaid Invite at Genesee Valley Park



Wildwood BOCES

4:30 PM


Southern Tier Classic at Allegany-Limestone

11 AM



4:30 PM


Cuba-Rushford Invitational

11 AM


Bath Country Club

4:30 PM


Clarence Invitational at Akron Falls Park

11:50 AM


Modified Invite at Jasper-Troupsburg

4:30 PM


Sectionals at Wayne High School



States at Wayne High School


Locations and Directions:

Addison: At Tuscarora Elementary School. Take 36 South through Canisteo to Jasper, where 36 intersects with Rte 417 East. continue straight through Jasper and past Woodhull to the stoplight in Addison. Turn right onto South Street. After crossing the creek, turn left onto Cleveland Avenue. Take the first right. The school is located directly ahead. ADDRESS: 7 Cleveland Dr, Addison, NY 14801

Avoca: Take 86 East to 390 North. Take Exit 1. Turn left onto Rte. 961J. Turn right onto Rte. 415 to South Main St. Turn right on Chase St. three blocks and turn left onto Oliver St. The school will be on your right OR follow 415 N. to River Street. Turn right here. River St. becomes Chase St. Follow three blocks after Main St. to turn left onto Oliver St.. The school will be on you right. ADDRESS: 17 Oliver Street # 29, Avoca, NY 14809

Alfred: The course is located at the athletic fields complex on Jericho Hill. Continue through Alfred village up to the crest of the hill. The course is on the left.

Southern Tier Classic Invitational at Allegany-Limestone: Take Route 86 (17) West to exit 25. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Buffalo Road. Follow this road to a stop sign. Turn right. The school is on the left less than a mile down the road. ADDRESS: 3131 Five Mile Road, Allegany, NY 14706

Bath Country Club: Take Route 86 (17) East to exit 38. Turn left on Rte 54 (Washington Street). Continue straight through the light at the Liberty Street intersection. Turn left onto May Street. The club will be on your right before you reach the Rumset Street intersection. ADDRESS: Bath Country Club, 330 May St, Bath, NY 14810

Bradford, PA Invitational: Take Route 86 (17) West to exit 23. Turn left on Rte 219 South toward Limestone/Bradford, PA. Take the exit toward PA-46 S/Kendall Ave. Keep right to take the Seaward Ave ramp. Take the first left onto Constitution Avenue and follow to the end where it enters the school campus. ADDRESS: 265 Constitution Avenue, Bradford PA 16701

Campbell-Savona: Take Route 17/86 East to exit 41 Campbell. Follow Cty Route 333/Main Street into the village. Stay straight on Main when it becomes Cty Route 125. Turn right on Horton Street into the parking lot. The course is located by the playing fields behind the school. ADDRESS: 8455 Co Rd 125, Campbell, NY 14821

Clarence Invitational at Akron Falls Park: Take Route 390 North to exit 7 (Route 63). Follow Route 63 into Pavilion. Turn left on Route 20 West. Follow to Route 5 North. Turn right on Route 93. PARKING EITHER turn right onto Skyline Drive, park in the Cummings Lodge and walk into Akron Falls Park OR park in the St. Theresa's Church Parking lot and take the shuttle bus into the park. ADDRESS: 44 Parkview Drive, Akron, NY 14001

Cuba-Rushford & Invitational: Follow Rte 17 (86) west to the Cuba exit. Turn right at the exit. Not too far up the road the school will be on the right. The start and finish lines are behind the school. ADDRESS: 5476 Route 305 North, Cuba, New York 14727

Dansville: Follow 36 North into the village. The course is behind the school. ADDRESS: 284 Main Street, Dansville, NY 14437

Jasper-Troupsburg: VARSITY RACE at the Troupsburg School: Take 36 South to Jasper. Follow 36 South (a right turn) 7 miles into Troupsburg. The school will be on your left. ADDRESS: 908 New York 36, Troupsburg, NY 14885 MODIFIED INVITE at J-T: Take 36 South to Jasper. The road becomes 417 East. You will see the school on your left. ADDRESS: 3769 New York 417, Jasper, NY 14855

McQuaid Invitational: Interstate 390 North to Exit 16 (East and West Henrietta Roads). Go straight on ramp to East River Road, which forks to right. At light, go straight onto approximately .5 mile to Genesee Valley Park entrance. ADDRESS: 530 E River Rd Rochester, NY 14623

Sectionals and States at Wayne High School: Take 390 North to 590 North to Exit 10B/Route 104 East to Webster in East Irondequoit. Follow 104 east for 12 miles to Slocum Rd. in Ontario. Turn right on Slocum Rd. Turn left on Ridge Rd. Turn right onto 350 S/Ontario Center Rd. The school will be on your left right after you cross the risge Rd. intersection. Carpooling is recommended. ADDRESS: 6200 Ontario Center Rd, Ontario Center, NY 14520


Thanks for all the support,

Damian DeMarco and Mike DeGaetano