Monday, September 28, 2009


We will be traveling to Bear Lake High School in Montpelier on Wednesday for MS and HS XC action. The Middle School races start at 4 p.m. followed shortly by the boys and then the girls. Nearly everyone will be running at the same time so if you want to catch the action make sure you arrive shortly after 4 o'clock...and bring your raincoat and your galoshes.

Bob Firman Results/Video

Spectacular performances by the SVXC squad at Eagle Island State Park in Boise. Runners overcame the heat and humidity to score personal bests. Kudos to the girls varsity who just barely missed bringing home some hardware. They ran a text book race- cruising through the first mile in 6:37 (about 65th place) before throwing down the hammer. They finished 10th, 16th, 19th, 24th, and 73rd places for fourth place. That is some serious passing.

results can be found HERE.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Evanston Results/Bob Firman Invitational

Another excellent week for Star Valley Cross Country is in the books. Last Wednesday we traveled to Evanston to see the Regional course and check out the competition from Green River, Rawlins, Evanston, and Lyman and came home with buckets of hardware. Once again the girls logged a perfect score and Ashley Hall put in the performance of the week by keeping the gap to 45 seconds despite taking a digger part way through the race. The boys also showed their strength in pack running by edging out Green River for the win despite not placing anyone in the top 3. This next week we will be traveling to Eagle Island State Park in Boise to take on over 80 schools and get a preview of the Nike Northwest Regional Course at the Bob Firman Invitational. We will be competing with the division 1 (large schools). Click on the "Bob Firman" for race times. We will leave Friday morning at 10:00 and travel to Boise. We will check in then we will preview the course and stop for something to eat. (Please remember that School District Policy will provide for meals only on the second day.) Keep working hard and all your wildest dreams will come true...if you don't believe your coaches just ask Pedro...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Home Invite/Evanston this week

Despite a sparse turn out for the varsity races this last Wednesday at Star Valley Ranch, the Star Valley Braves and Lady Braves showed their stuff by packing up and running hard. There were multiple personal bests for the course reflecting all the hard work you put in this summer and pre-season. Randi, Hailey, Brittney, and Brooke ran together for nearly the whole race before Randi pulled away winning with a time of 21:50. They will undoubtedly run faster this season with some competition. Abby and Ashley showed their determination to close the gap on the top 4 and will undoubtedly be players in our success this fall.

On the boys side Jared showed his experience by outlasting superfrosh David Livingston for the win. The Braves filled in behind them well with big course-bests for Taylor, Nathan, Michael, and Caleb. Other solid performances were turned in by Logan, Gabe, and Ben. Keep believing and working hard men and you will turn heads at the end of October.

Jackson cancelled their meet due to lack of interest so we will be running at Bear River State Park on Wednesday, September 16th. Evanston, Green River, Rawlins, and Lyman will also be attending. Bear River State Park is the first exit from Evanston on I-80 East. The races will start at 4:00(JV girls) 4:30 (JV boys) 5:00 (Varsity girls) 5:30 (Varsity boys). Complete schedule to follow. JV and Varsity teams will be based on performances this last week. Keep working hard and believing....