2016 Otsego Cross Country!

OXC Nation!

NEWS:

  • Women's OXC team won its second straight Division 2 State Championship!
  • Men's OXC team had another top 5 finish!!!
  • Men's OXC team just won their 5th Wolverine Conference title in 6 years!
  • Women's OXC team just won their 8th Wolverine Conference title in 11 years!
  • Follow us this season on athletic.net for team and individual results. (A.net)
  • Follow us on twitter @OtsegoRunning

2016 MHSAA Division 2 State Finals - State Champions!!! Wolverine Conference Champions!

Regional Champions! Record: 141 - 1!!!

2016 MHSAA Division 2 State Finals - 5th place! Wolverine Conference Champions!

2015 MHSAA Division 2 State Finals - State Champions!! Undefeated season 134 - 0!!!

2015 MHSAA Division 2 State Finals - State Runners-Up!

2015  Men's and Women's Wolverine Conference Champions!!!

2015  Men's and Women's Wolverine Conference Champions!!!

2014 Division 2 - 11th place, Wolverine Conference Runners-Up

2013 Men's & Women's Wolverine Conference Champions!!!

Men: Division 2 State Finals - 5th place, Women: Division 2 State Finals - 3rd place

FORMS:

THE PHILOSOPHY:

  • "It's just right for us!"
  • "Every day is a great day."
  • "Don't waste a heartbeat."
  • "Goal oriented people find a way."
  • "Go with goal oriented people."
  • "Extra effort is the key to success."
  • "Successful people find ways to be successful."
  • "Do the right things first and the first things right."
  • "OXC runners do what others can't, won't or don't do."
  • "Better than yesterday."
  • "Hard work beats talent."
  • "Excellence is not a team sport. It is an individual endeavor."
  • "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
  • "You are given an opportunity for excellence each day."
  • "ACI" (Attitude, Commitment, Intensity)
  • "Pursue excellence."
  • "This is one of the few places in the world where it's still considered a good thing to outwork the other guy."
  • "Hard work, dedication, excellence and pride makes one forget the sacrifice."
  • "There is an abundance of mediocrity in this world. Be different. Be excellent."
  • "In combat, you will not rise to the occassion, but rather fall to the level of your training."
  • And so many more...

Archives:

  • 2016 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2015 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2014 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2013 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2012 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2011 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2010 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2009 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2008 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2007 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2006 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2005 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2004 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2003 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2002 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2001 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 2000 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls
  • 1999 End of Season Packets:   Boys    Girls

Head Cross Country Coach: Steve Long, slong@otsegops.org 269-808-0613

  • 18 years varsity cross country coaching experience (boys & girls)
  • 1 x USTFCCCA Michigan Coach of the Year
  • 2 x MITCA Division 2 Coach of the Year
  • 6 x MITCA Division 2 Coach of the Year Nominee
  • 13 x Wolverine Conference Coach of the Year
  • 17 x team State Finals qualifiers
  • 75 x individual State Finals qualifiers
  • 13 x Top 10 finish at the D2 State Finals
  • 2 x D2 State Champions ('15 Girls, '16 Girls)
  • 2 x D2 State Runner-up ('14 Girls, '15 Boys)
  • 2 x D2 State Finals - 3rd place ('08 Boys, '13 Girls)
  • 11 x team Regional Runners-up
  • 5 x team Regional Champions
  • 7 x team Wolverine Conference Runners-up
  • 13 x team Wolverine Conference Champions
  • 4 x individual Allegan County Champion performances
  • 6 x individual Wolverine Conference Champion performances
  • 5 x individual Regional Champion performances
  • 132 x individual All-Conference performances
  • 74 x individual All-Region performances
  • 28 x individual All-State performances

Past Track & Field experience:

  • Men's Head Track & Field Coach, Otsego HS, 2001
  • Men's Asst. Track & Field Coach, Otsego HS, distance, 2000-2012
  • Women's Asst. Track & Field Coach, Comstock HS, 2006
  • Women's Head Track & Field Coach, Otsego HS, 2009-2012
  • 2 x Top 10 team finishes at the D2 State Finals
  • 10 x individual All-State performances
  • 1 x individual State Champion (Kelsey Kuipers, HJ)