Running High School Cross-Country, The Southwest Way

by P.M. Hall


Book Details

The Influence of The Southwest Cross-Country Dynasty Decades Later.

The dominance of Southwest High School cross-country is outlined from the beginning, in 1942, through to 1980. The phenomenal success of the program is explained. We follow the authors’ journey through his senior season, in 1972. See how the author uses the “Southwest System” during his coaching career to obtain many successes over a 30+ year coaching career. The book has running tips scattered throughout for any level of high school or middle school runner, no matter what the experience level. It also has coaching tips and anecdotes throughout as well as a summary at the end of the book. 

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About the Author

P.M. Hall

The author attended Southwest High School where he ran cross-country. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, he started coaching cross-country and track & field in 1979, continuing in one or both sports until 2017. He now makes his home in Louisville, Ky., with his wife and two children and is semi-retired from more than 40 years as a mathematics instructor.