One team, one mission

Ryle Cross Country

We've merged the Men's and Women's teams into one program. Coach Edmundo Echeverria will serve as Director of Cross Country and have the experience and passion of Coach Kathleen Swinehart leading the Men's side, and Coach Shawn Proffitt on the Women's side. Lyndsey Halik will serve as strength coach for the combined team and Steve Swinehart will help coach the combined team as assistant coach.


Coaching Staff

Edmundo Echeverria

Edmundo Echeverria

Edmundo Echeverria


Director of Cross Country

Head Coach: Men's and Women's 

College: Appalachian State University

USATF Cross Country Specialist Certificate

USATF Level 2  Endurance

Kathleen Swinehart

Edmundo Echeverria

Edmundo Echeverria


Associate Coach: Men's Team

College: Ball State University

NCAA Sport: Cross Country/Track and Field

USATF Level 1

Shawn Proffitt

Edmundo Echeverria

Steve Swinehart


Associate Coach: Women's Team

College: University of Virginia

NCAA Sport: Cross Country/Track and Field

USATF Level 2 Youth Development

USATF Level 2 Endurance

Steve Swinehart

Steve Swinehart

Steve Swinehart


Assistant Coach

College: University of Mount Union

NCAA Sport: Football

USATF Level 1

Lyndsey Halik

Steve Swinehart

Lyndsey Halik


Strength Coach

College: University of Illinois

NCAA Sport: Cross Country/Track and Field

American Ninja Warrior Competitor

XC Quick Guide


Practice Schedule

July 15-Aug 2


August 5-Oct 20

2:45-5 PM Mon-Fri Practice meet at the bus loop behind the cafeteria

Saturday practices or meets per schedule


Men's and Women's Teams

Varsity Top 7-10 Athletes/event Grades 9-12

Junior Varsity Athletes Grades 9-12

Middle School Team Grades 7-8



  • KHSAA Physical
  • St. E Consent Form
  • Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Form
  • $35 Athletic Fee
  • Insurance Affidavit Form

XC 2019 Competitive Calendar


2019 (click on the link to see results and info)


19 - Women's Team Parent Meeting 7PM at Ryle Media Center

20 - Men's Team Parent Meeting 7PM at Ryle Media Center


22 - 6PM Spaghetti Dinner for Runners #1

Directions to the Kopser House

24 - Bourbon Co Colonel Charge

Directions to Meet

29 - Team and Individual Pictures 3PM at the stadium

31 - Grant County Invitational

Directions to Meet


7- Mason County Invitational

Directions to Meet

14 - Scott Cross Country Classic

21 -  South Dearborn CC Invitational

28 - Williamstown Invitational

Directions to meet Click Here


5 - Optional AM practice for HS at Williamstown XC Course- no MS practice or meet

9 - KTCCCA MS/ES Championship

Directions to meet Click Here

Course MAP Click Here

Practice for HS at meet site 4-6PM

12 - NKAC St Henry at Burlington, Ky

Directions to meet Click Here

16-NKY FR/JV Regional at Scott HS

Directions to the meet (Arrive 3PM or ASAP)

19-  KTCCCA Meet of Champions

Directions to meet Click Here

26 - 3A Region TBD


2 - KHSAA 3A State Championships

Directions to meet Click Here 

 5 - Ryle XC Banquet

30 - Nike  Cross Nationals SE Region (Cary, NC)

Practice Log


Recovery is essential to improvement

I've always said "the key to fast running is a slow jog". Active recovery incorporates managed movement to enhance and accelerate recovery. Train 21 day cycles with one day off (except for MS).


Keep accurate records

Proper training is scientific and data driven. It's okay that you estimate and improve as you grow in the program.


Reflect and Respond

Look over your data, reflect on the week, and communicate with your coaches. Performance is a symptom of your training.

Parent/Volunteer Page

Parent support is welcomed!

Want to Volunteer? Click HERE for the tent experience 

To bring something for team spaghetti dinner please Click Here 

We'd love to hear from parents, but please encourage your son to speak to one of the coaches first, to communicate any concerns or ideas. 

Coach Edmundo Echeverria

Larry A Ryle High School, 10379 US Highway 42, Union, Kentucky 41091, United States


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