Pirates Athletics

Topsail High School


Pirates Athletics

Topsail High School

Pirates Athletics

Topsail High School

CoEd Varsity Cross Country Fall 2020-2021 About.


Topsail High School

Cross Country 2021

2020 Women's 3A East Regional Champions!

Basic Team Information


Head Coach: William Dorn

Email: william_dorn@pender.k12.nc.us

Phone: (910) 444-1735

Assistant Coach: Jamie Franceschini

Summer Preseason Workout Times: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:30 (See Summer Training below for detailed schedule)

In Season Practice Times: Monday-Friday 3:50-6:00


Please visit our team website at: THS Cross Country (google.com)


Click HERE to Sign Up!


Click HERE for information on Summer Workouts!


Remind Account: www.remind.com/join/topsailcc


About Cross Country

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course, typically 4–12 kilometers (2.5–7.5 mi) long, may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and a points-scoring method for teams. Both men and women of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures. (Wikipedia)


In high school, generally all cross country races are 5000 meters (5 kilometers or 3.1 miles), and all competitors will run the same race. Men and women will run separately and although we practice as one team, the men’s and women’s teams are considered separate. In order to determine the winning teams, the top five runners from each team will receive a score based on what place he/she finishes the race. For example the 1st place runner will receive 1 point, 2nd-2 points, 37th-37 points, then those 5 places are added together and the team with the lowest score wins the meet.