• Announcement 


    We are going to do our end of season celebration on Monday September 18th.  It will be a special practice at Matanuska River Park in Palmer.  Students will get out of class at 1:00 and we will take a couple of busses to the park.  We will hold a practice, play some games and have a treat. 


    Practice will end at the normal time of 3:45 PM.  Athletes will need to be picked up promptly at that time from Matanuska River Park in Palmer.  We do not have transportation back to the school.  The address can be found below.


     925 E Arctic Ave. Palmer, AK 99645 







    Welcome to another year of school and Cross Country Running!!


    Our coaches this year are Christy Marvin, Dan Miles, and Phil Nisbett.


    We hit the ground running, so practice starts August 15th, the first day of school!  


    Each school day, practice will run from 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM. 


    Runners need to be picked up promptly by 3:45 PM.  A Coach is required to stay until all athletes are picked up.  Please be respectful of our time and pick up your child promptly at the end of practice.  


    We are not going to send home paper copies with meet information this year.  We are going to provide information on the Cross Country website that you can find under the athletics tab on the Colony Middle School website.  Simply go to www.matsuk12.us/cms and click on the Athletics tab, then select Cross Country on the drop down menu.  Meet information and other announcements will be located here.  Check here first if you have a question.  If it is not answered here feel free to reach out to one of us coaches by email.  


    Our goal is to encourage a love of running, establish healthy habits for life and earn success through the accomplishment of personal goals.   With these goals in mind, runners can expect to run 3-5 miles a day between warm-ups, drills, games and cool-downs.  We do have fun staying in shape!


    In order to participate, students must register online, pay the sports fee, and have a physical on file with the office. 


    Information regarding registration can be found here:  https://www.matsuk12.us/domain/7010   


    We have 4 meets this year:


    • Aug 30 @ Redington Jr/Sr HS

    • Sept 6 @ Colony HS

    • Sept 13 @ Redington HS

    • Sept 20 @ Colony HS


    For meets not held at Colony, runners will take a bus from school to the meet but will need to be picked up and taken home from the race venue.  


    Additional details will be provided on this website prior to each race.  


    If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email any of the coaches.  We are excited for this year and another great season!


    Dan Miles                               Phil Nisbett                                     Christy Marvin

    dan.miles@matsuk12.us        phillip.nisbett@matsuk12.us          bcc_marvin@yahoo.com 

Last Modified on September 13, 2023