Introducing the Cougar Elite. The Cougar Elite is a new level of position that a Jr. Cougar XC member can attain. This honor will be only earned by those that show commitment to the team and their dedication to be the best possible runner that they can be. The Cougar Elite will not be a talent based award, but instead will be bestowed on individuals who push themselves each and every day to achieve at their highest level. Therefore, the qualifications to receive this award will differ from person to person. Here are the basics: 1) Show dedication to their personal fitness by setting a summer mileage goal with their coaches and hitting that mileage goal. 2) Show desire to win by competing in at least 3 5K (or higher distance) races during the May-August summer season. 3) Show commitment to team by attending at least 10 JRCXC organized summer runs between Memorial Day and the first day of school. (If runner will be gone the entire summer, discuss with coach at mileage goal conference)
Cougar Elite Benefits: 1) Be a part of the preferred pool of candidates for our first ever captains. 2) Free Cougar Elite t-shirt to wear to practice. 3) Cougar Elite ONLY Meet - Pickens Preview - August 17. 4) Preference given for varsity/state selection. 5) Award given at End of Year Party.