Hyde School to Hold First Home Cross-Country Meet in Four Years

Students will run through the trees on the Hyde School cross-country course for the meet on October 7, 2009.
Students will run through the trees on the Hyde School cross-country course for the meet on October 7, 2009.

Hyde-Woodstock will hold its first home cross-country meet in four years on Wednesday, October 7.

“We haven’t held a meet recently due to the lack of a fully suitable course,” said Director of Athletics Sean Saucier. “Our newly mapped trail provides us with a safe, challenging course for our upcoming meet.”

In preparation for the meet, a group of students and faculty spent one weekend constructing a 30-foot bridge to cover a rocky portion of the course.

“It was hard work, but the bridge looked great when it was done,” says Hyde School intern Ryan Beaudry. “The students did a solid job and were proud of their success.”

The meet will be a dual meet for both boys and girls, with Hyde School competing against neighboring Putnam High School.

“It’ll be nice to race on our own turf,” says boys’ cross-country coach Josh Welch. “We’ve waited a long time to pull something like this off, and I think we’re finally ready. It’s a difficult course, so it promises to be an interesting meet.”

The meet will begin promptly at 4:00 at the Hyde School campus.