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. If, 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 the band director 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 parent is present and signs the child out with a coach. Students who are riding home with parents of teammates must provide a note to Mr. Cardamone 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.


All runners are ranked throughout the season based on finishes in regular season meets and invitationals. Varsity athletes who rank in the top ten at the end of the regular season qualify for Sectionals (ten athletes are listed as eligible based on team ranking, seven run) will earn varsity letters. Additionally, seniors who are multi-year participants but who have not qualified for Sectionals will earn letters.


        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 be able to 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.





North Hornell

10 AM



4:30 PM


Mixer Scrimmage @ Dansville

10 AM



4:30 PM


Bradford, PA Invite

9:30 AM


North Hornell

4:30 PM


East Aurora

9:30 AM


North Hornell

4:30 PM


McQuaid Invite at Genesee Valley Park




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 Midlakes High School



States at Sunken Meadow State Park


Locations and Directions:

Addison: 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. The school is directly ahead at the stoplight. ADDRESS: 7787 NY-417, Addison, NY 14801

Arkport: The course is located at the athletic fields complex on Oliver Street.

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

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 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

Canisteo-Greenwood: Take Route 36 South into the village. Turn right onto State Route 248/Greenwood Street and follow past the high school to the elementary school on your right. The course is located by the playing fields behind the school. ADDRESS: 120 Greenwood St, Canisteo, NY 14823

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

East Aurora: OPTION A Follow 36 North to Route 70 (a left turn to go to Canaseraga/Swain). Follow Route 70 to Route 436. Turn left and follow 436 into Portageville. Turn right onto 19A. Take the fist left onto Griffith Rd. Continue on Griffith Road. It becomes Route 39 at the intersection of 19. Continue straight through Arcade to Route 16. Turn right onto 16 North for 14 miles. Keep to the right where 16 merges with 400 (otherwise you're on your way to Buffalo!); this is Olean Rd. Just after a mile and a half, turn left onto Blakely Road (Cty Hwy 85). At the second intersection, turn right onto Center Street (Cty Hwy 33). The school complex is on the left in half a mile. OPTION B Take 390 North to Exit 6 (Mt. Morris). Follow Route 36 through the village to Route 20A. Turn left onto 20A West for 37 miles into East Aurora. Turn left on Center Street (Cty Hwy 33). Follow for just over 2 miles to the school complex on your right. ADDRESS: 1003 Center Street, East Aurora, NY 14052

Hammondsport: Take 86 East to Exit 38 (Bath 54 N). Follow 54 North (it will be a left on Washington Street in the center of Bath) for 7 miles to the light at 54A. Turn left here. The school will visible on the right. ADDRESS: Main Street Ext, Hammondsport, NY 14840

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 at Midlakes High School: Take State Route 21 North. Turn right onto County Route 121 by Loon Lake. Follow CR 121 around the south end of the lake and follow into Cohocton. Turn right on SR 415 across the railroad tracks. Turn left on Wilcox Ave. This will intersect with SR 371. Turn left and follow to the intersection of SR 21 north into Naples. Once past the village of Naples, turn right onto SR 245 to Rushville. Follow SR 245 to the intersection of 247 near Marcus Whitman High School. Follow SR 247 to the intersection of SR 5 & 20. Take a quick left onto Freshour Rd. to the intersection of SR 488. Follow to the school which will be on the right just before the junction with SR 96.. Carpooling is recommended. ADDRESS: 1490 State Route 488 Clifton Springs, NY 


Thanks for all the support,

Damian DeMarco and Mike DeGaetano