Cross Country - Girls

Madison West Girls Cross Country

About Girls Cross Country
Madison West High School fields a Girl's Cross Country team that competes in the Big Eight conference. Practices begin in mid August (per WIAA rules) and the season runs through late October. Home meets are hosted at the Lake Farm County Park (3113 Libby Road, Madison, WI 53711).

Join the Girls Cross Country Email List (or send an email to: and ask to be added)
To stay up-to-date with everything you need to know about captain's practices and the season, make sure you join the West Girls Cross Country email list.

West Athletics Girls Cross Country Home Page HERE

2019 Verona Invite Varsity Team CHAMPIONS!


2018 All-Area Coach of the Year - Cory Hayden!
Congratulations to first year West Girls Cross Country Coach Cory Hayden being named the 2018 All-Area Coach of the Year!

2018 Gatorade State Player of the Year
Congratulations to Freshman Genevieve Nashold!

Here are some important items for you (parents/family and athletes) to note:

Summer Running- Please Read All About It!

Captains’ Practice Summer Running - Begins June 17

These runs are organized by the team captains. They will meet M-F, 8am, beginning June 17 until team practice officially begins August 19. Meet at the West tennis courts by Highland Ave. This is optional, but highly encouraged. It is a great way to get to know teammates and have fun running together. The captains will have routes for A, B, and C training plans. If you can’t come, you are encouraged to run on your own (see above).

Summer Coach Contact Days June 24, 25, 27 & July 22, 23 July 18, 19 (canceled due to heat!)

The WIAA allows a number of summer contact days with coaches. Coach Hayden will be at summer running on these dates for coach contact days - please be present if you are in town! Summer contact days: June 24,25,27 and July 22, 23 - mark them on your calendar.

Questions About Running Shoes?

Coach Hayden is glad to talk with you. He works at Movin’ Shoes, 528 S Park St, Madison, on June 16th - please stop in and he’ll be glad to see you. Otherwise send him an email:

Ironman 70.3 Madison Volunteer Opportunity - June 8

Thanks to the fabulous Coach (Libby) Mackman, we have an opportunity to volunteer at this year’s Ironman 70.3 Madison event at the bike check-in. The volunteer date is June 8 (day before the race),  we will need at least 12 volunteers in addition to Libby and myself. If you are interested let me know and sign-up at the for the bike check-in at the link below. This is open to athletes and family members alike.

Summer Running - June 17

Summer Running, organized by the team captains, is at West, M-F, 8am, beginning June 17. This is optional, but highly encouraged. More information will be shared at the Team Spring Meeting, May 29.

MWABA Summer Strength Program - June 17-August 6

In addition to summer running, this opportunity is available to all West athletes.Tyler Seubert, Madison West Strength and Conditioning Coach, is providing an amazing opportunity for West student athletes this summer!  Coach Seubert will be orchestrating an 8:30am and 9:30am workout sessions at West High School on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the summer (the 9:30am session will work with summer running participation). Each time spot will provide different outcomes based on the needs of the athletes in attendance in order to optimize athleticism and improvement in their respective sports.  Once interest is properly gauged, the goals of the sessions will be developed and athletes/teams will be assigned to the group that will best fit their athletic needs.

There is a cost for the program, $20.00 per athlete, which will cover training for the entire summer program from June 17 through August 6.  Scholarship opportunities are available for athletes (contact Coach Seubert or Renee in Athletes with questions about scholarships). Athletes can complete this easy-to-fill-out form online  and send payment (checks made out to MWABA) to Tyler Seubert in the Madison West weight room or to Renee in the Athletics office.  A summer pass will be issued to the athlete after all documents and payments have been received.

Communication for Parents and Athletes:

  • Google Group for both parents and athletes (see link at top of page) - The purpose of this group is to keep you informed about team deadlines, schedules, and other information.  All team parents and runners are encouraged to join this group. If you know anyone who should be added to this google group, please have them email me and I will add them to the group as soon as I get a chance. My email:
  • Facebook Group (athletes only)  - The team captains run a team Facebook group that ALL GIRLS on the team should join (sorry, parents, but this is not the group for us).  The Facebook page is the place where girls can receive daily information about summer running (for example, cancellations due to weather, fun events, etc.).  This group is intended for use by the girls, not a way to communicate with parents. The name of FB group: WWXC Summer Running 2019 - Link: .
  • Madison West Girls Cross Country website -  On the site you can find links to the fall schedule, links to resources and other information.

Fall Team Schedule

Check out the fall schedule here and mark the dates for the meets on your calendar (note: official team practice begins August 19):

Additional information about the Girl's Cross Country team can be found at West Girls Cross Country Google Site



Head Coach Cory Hayden

MWABA Contacts

Girls Cross Country: Shawn Krueger (