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Girls Cross Country

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Joliet Central Girls Cross Country Team is to provide an athletic program for female student-athletes interested in becoming competitive distance runners by developing the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to reach individual goals which will create a foundation for life-long fitness and to reach team goals through committed, active participation throughout the entire season.

Team Philosophy:

In conjunction with the Joliet Township athletic philosophy, the Joliet Central Girls Cross Country team will develop and promote:

  -The unique opportunity to participate in a sport that offers both individual and team challenges.

  -The training designed to prepare the student athlete for the physical and mental elements necessary to be  successful.

  -The individual goal setting that allows for personal achievement based on talent, commitment and desire.

  -The knowledge of an appropriate training program, proper nutrition, suitable gear and injury prevention-essential components of a successful life-long runner.

  -Thecharacteristics of a model student athlete including respect, integrity, sportsmanship, self-confidence, leadership, team loyalty and Steelmen pride.

We encourage all girls to join our team. Cross Country is a no cut sport and we offer a positive, fun environment that will provide all runners with memories to last a lifetime.

We look forward to a great season,


Cara Giovanazzi
Neal Brockett


General Information

You still have time to come our to Girls Cross Country! We practice after school outside of the FieldHouse. If you have questions see Coach Giovanazzi in 316.

We are now using an Online Registration system for athletics- please read the letter at the link below for instructions.

Online Registration


Parent Meets are Monday 8/18. The Athletic Director's meeting is in the auditorium at 6:30 and ours is directly after in the Lower Library.


2014 Season Guidelines

 Congratulations to the 2013 Varsity Team for being recognized by the IHSA for the Team Academic Award. We maintained a 3.1 GPA as a Varsity team during our season! Congrats again to a wonderful group of student-athletes.




2014 Season Calendar

Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Cara Giovanazzi cgiovanazzi@jths.org
815-774-7400 ext 43710

Assistant Coach - Neal Brockett nbrockett@jths.org

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