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Cross Country and Track Coaches


Coach Bonsteel

Cross country (XC) running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method. Both men and women of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures.

Track and field is a sport, which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from where the sport takes place, a running track and a grass field for the throwing and some of the jumping events. This is a Spring Sport.While both of these sports is both an individual and team sport. Being a member of these teams is more than just a team, we are family.

Coach Bonsteel has been coaching Cross Country for 8 years, and Head Track Coach for 4 years. While in HS Coach Bonsteel, competed in both XC and Track. While serving in the military, Coach ran consistently for 20 years, and has competed in competitive Speed Walking. Coach Bonsteel just does not coach his athletes, he runs with them. Coach Bonsteel has completed 7 marathons with Students Run LA here at HPHS

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