New Site

The following site is now the OFFICIAL site for Payson Cross-Country and Track. All new info will be posted there. The blogspot site will no longer receive new info. The big advantage of this new site is that it is not blocked by the school's server and so can be viewed from school.

click on an event to view the details, also read the announcements below!

Friday, October 5, 2007


Well, The Region Championships has arrived!

Be sure to pack your things Friday night so you can leave for the meet without any stress on Saturday morning. Plan for it to be cold and wet--probably snow.

The bus leaves at 7:45 am from Payson High. The meet is at Springville High School. Remember, you can print off a copy of the region course using the link to the right,

9:00 AM JV Girls
9:30 AM JV Boys
10:00 AM Varsity Girls
10:30 AM Varsity Boys

We are so excited to finally sink our teeth into the region. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

On-Line Store for Payson XC Apparel

We have set-up an on-line store with Payson XC apparel (shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, jackets, baby clothes, etc.) . You can customize the colors and the design on each order.

Check it out at:

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Kearns Cancelled

As you probably heard, the Kearns Invitational that was scheduled for this Friday has been cancelled. INstead we will be competing at the BYU Autumn Classic on Saturday. You can see the meet on the calendar. It will be at the East Bay Golf Course in South Provo. Basically at the South end of University Ave. It is also the only meet that charges an entrance fee for specators, (I think it is $3, but check the link below to be sure). Meet info can be viewed at:

This is a very big and exciting meet. Most of the state will be there. It will give us anopther chance to run against our Region opponents and be our first look at what the rest of the state has.

It also has a college race, which should be fun. There will be at least one former Lion running in the college (Melissa Baird) and maybe more. We can cheer for them!

Friday, August 24, 2007


Here is the link to a map of the 2007 REGION COURSE. It is in MS Word Format for now. I will convert it to a PDF later and repost it.

We will only race here once before the Region Championships, and that is next Tuesday at the Pre-Region Meet.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Almost Here

Congratulations to those who have put the time into running all summer. You will see HUGE rewards for all of your hard work!

The time has come to transition into our competitive season. We will begin having practice after school, sarting on Tuesday Aug 21, the first day of school. Practice will begin at 2:45 in Coach Peck's room (E-7) Pease be on time. If you happen to be a mintue or two late, don't worry, we will be out in front of the seminary building doing our warm-up.

The focus of our workouts will transition from a high mileage/low intensity to less miles/higher intensity. We will begin doing intervals and all of that fun!!!

Check out the calendar to know when our meets will be. You will need to plan early to attend these meets. That includes asking for the time off from work :o)

Please bring your Summer Running Logs to practice on Tuesday.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Camp Cancelled

Well, not enough people signed up for camp this. We had to cancel it. We, the coaches, are a little bummed out. Maybe it was the timing. Who knows?

There is still a possibility of doing a shortened version of camp (just 1 night) later this summer, perhaps in August. We will keep you posted.

But, we are also very encouraged by the turnout we've been having at our summer practices. We are looking very strong for this coming season! Keep working hard and we will see a lot of PRs get broken this year.

Friday, June 8, 2007


We are very excited about camp this year. We will be combined with Spanish Fork High.

We will also be adding a unique clinic this year. A group of certified Police self-defense instructors will be doing a self-defense clinic for us! It will be a lot of fun.

Make sure you get the days (july 10-13) off from work NOW so you have no last minute suprises. Click HERE for camp details

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

5K Fun Run for Charity

Last Summer I worked for a non-profit organization called "The Central Utah Center for Independant Living." They provide equipment for disabled people, like wheelchairs.

They are hosting a 5K fundraiser on June 30th in Springville. I think we should all do our best to be in the race and contribute to this great cause.

For race info click HERE.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Well, it appears that the parent vote was unanimous. We are going on the overnighters! The first one is summer camp July 10 - 13. See the info link to the right for more info or click HERE

Our summer running starts Wednesday May 30! 7:30 am by the seminary building of the high school. We, the coaches and captains, are very excited for this upcoming season. We know it is going to be very successful. BUT we must be diligent and disciplined about our summer running, Everything is riding on it! Remember, we will meet Mon, Wed, and Fri at 7:30 am. You are responsible to run onyour own (or with friends) on Tue, Thur, and Sat.

See you there.

Friday, May 4, 2007

XC Parent Meeting

As you know, in order to have any overnight events we must have a parent vote. For this upcoming Cross-Country Season we are planning to have 3 overnighters: XC Camp in July, Cedar City in October, and Footlocker (California) in December.

We will be having our parent meeting to vote for these on Thursday May 17th at 6:30 pm in Coach Peck's room (E-7). It should only last for 10 minutes. We must have 85% of the parents vote "Yes" in order for us to be able to go on any of them. If you're planning on doing Cross-Country, please have your parents attend this meeting!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Guest Speaker

A good friend of Coach Rockwood named Danny Marini, will be coming to speak to the Track Team on Thursday, April 26. He is a talented sprinter for UVSC and an excellent speaker.

You will all really enjoy it.

You can go to the Google Calendar, navigate to April 26, and click on it to see the details of this event.

Monday, April 16, 2007


3-2-1-Lift Off!

Announcing the launch of the new and improved Payson Track and X-Country Site.

When I discovered that the Nebo internet filter was no longer blocking the Blogger sites, I quickly created a Payson Track and X-Country website. It is more interactive and user-friendly. We will still be relying on the old site until all of the info has been transfered to the new site. (To see the old site, click on "Coach Rockwood's Website" under the heading "Important Links" to the right.)

You will notice to the right, that our season schedule is included as a Google Calendar. You can browse and click on events to view the details. More stuff will be added in the future, so check back often.