We will FINALLY wrap up the XC season with our annual awards banquet/season video debut on Tuesday 12/14 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the HS. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the evening. Keep resting, the workload will be returning soon.
Last weekend we checked out the scene at NXN Regionals in Boise. We fielded 2 complete boys teams in the open varsity race, and individuals in both the girls varsity open and the championship race. Runners from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington took it to the course @ Eagle Island State Park. We also were able to meet Dathan Ritzenhein, former US 5k record holder and running superstar. The team T-shirts were a huge hit in the t-shirt swap too. Good times for all. Put it on your calendar for next year! Full results HERE.
We are entered and have been practicing for one last hurrah for 2010 at the Nike National Northwest Regional in Boise on November 13th. We will leave on 11/12 at 11:30 a.m. from the high school. Please bring enough money to pay for your meals. Each athlete has been given a packet containing information they will need for the weekend. If you have questions you can call Coach Draney or Coach Ricks. Meet information can be found here.
The snow stayed away just long enough for the Braves and Lady Braves to record 7th and 3rd places respectively. Hailey Ricks made history by becoming the first Star Valley individual champ ever-- 3 or 4A, followed closely by Brooke and Brittney Nethercott who also recorded all-state honors, finishing 6th and 8th. Huge improvements this year ladies, and another year and some serious mileage will set us up for some more serious competition. David Livingston led the Braves finishing 14th. Complete results can be found HERE.
We will have a short meeting Wednesday for those who want to run at the Nike Regional XC meet on Nov. 13th. Practice will start that day after school.
Nice work defending our turf this last weekend. The girls repeated as regional champs and the boys finished 4th. Time for a little tune up and then we'll finish with a bang this weekend in Douglas at the Douglas Community Golf Course (64 Golf Course Road, Douglas, Wyoming). The schedule will be as follows on Saturday unless there is a delay due to frost:
1. 4A Girls – 10:30 a.m. 2. 3A Girls – 11:10 a.m. 3. 2A Girls – 11:50 a.m. 4. 4A Boys – 12:30 p.m. 5. 3A Boys – 1:00 p.m. 6. 2A Boys – 1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony to follow the last race.
We will send home a map and complete info with your athlete. Departure time Friday will depend on where we stay the night.
After the parade this last weekend, THE RED MACHINE, that toted around the red machine, gave up the ghost, went up in smoke, shuffled off his mortal coil, and gave the ultimate sacrifice literally going up in flames. So when the race gets painful and you feel like you can't hold on...pass a few more for the red machine or the actual RED MACHINE...
We will be hosting regional xc this Friday. Race schedule will be as follows:
Girls Varsity 12:30 Boys Varsity Girls JV 1 Boys JV1 JV2- Boys and girls combined (due to conference by-laws only 7 athletes will be allowed to compete in the varsity and jv1 races from each team. So that all athletes can run we added a 5th race that will be girls/boys combined.) On the first day of the general hunt let's hunt some tiger, wolverine, mustangs, fillies, and red devils!
Directions: Take the Rockland exit (#36) and turn south. Travel approximately 1.3 miles. At that point you will see a sign that says Indian Springs. The entrance veers from the highway to the left. Follow that to Indian Springs.
Time: The first race will start at 3:30 p.m., and the others will follow
Race Order: MS Girls – MS Boys – HS Girls – HS Boys
Awards: Medals will be given to the top five boys and girls in each grade, 6th -12
Nice solid effort in Boise this weekend! The Girls scored their first ever trophy by placing 3rd. Complete results are HERE.
We will compete at Bear Lake on Wednesday. The bus will leave at 2 p.m. The middle school athletes will run at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity boys at 4:30, then the girls approximately 10 minutes later. Time to avenge that loss to Soda!
I have the results from Thursday's home meet. I'm still trying to get them on athletic.net. Both the boys and girls took 2nd. The girls fell short by one measly point to Soda Springs, despite running 1,2,3...ladies we have some work to do. The boys finished a more distant second to Teton, charging out hard early but falling off the pace a bit. It will be fun to compare our times 4 weeks from now at regionals. Now time to do some more work!
The bus will leave Friday morning at 8 a.m. Dress in good school clothes for the trip. We will be stopping in Pocatello and Twin Falls on the way up. We will check into our hotel and go and run the course at Eagle Island State Park, come home, change, and get some dinner. Remember you are responsible for your meals the first day, we will take care of you on Saturday. Race schedule can be found here. We will run in the Division 1 races, and either the first or second of the JV races. This is the big daddy for the year, over 2900 race participants are registered!
Tiger-Grizz results are now on athletic.net. We will be racing at home this Thursday. The Middle School race starts at 2:20, followed by the girls, then the boys races. Evanston, Soda Springs, Teton, and of course Star Valley will be racing at the Afton Golf Course 1 mile South of Town. We are looking for volunteers so let us know...time to defend our house!
The results from the Cardinal Classic this last weekend can be found HERE. We took a big stride forward this week. We are pleased with your desire to improve and compete. The weather was hot and the competition even hotter. Way to get after it. We will leave on Friday at 12:30 for the Tiger-Grizz (meet info/link to Google Map) meet at Freeman Park in Idaho Falls. This will be another chance to take your shots at the best teams in the State of Idaho. Time to close those gaps and get after it!
Blast from the past--Ashley and Hailey as MS runners in 2006 on the Cardinal Classic Course
Results are in from the Pocatello race. SVXC endured some tough hills and hot sun to finish 4th of 10 for both guys and girls. Complete results can be found HERE.
We will also be having a potluck BBQ please bring your parents and a salad Thursday night at 6:00 outside the cafeteria. We will go over rules, schedule, eat, and enjoy each others company.
The bus will be leaving at 6:30 from the HS. We will head North and pick up athletes at Thayne and Silverstar before heading to the meet at Kelly Park in Soda Springs. We will be home mid-afternoon. Kelly Park is the site for the 2010 Idaho State Championships so it will be a big meet with plenty of competition. Get ready to roll, red machine, roll.
Race Schedule @ Soda
9:00 am Coaches/Citizens Race 5000 meters
10:00 am Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th grade) Girls 2500 meters
10:30 am Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th grade) Boys 2500 meters
11:00 am Junior Varsity Girls Class A/B 5000 meters
11:40 am Junior Varsity Boys Class A/B 5000 meters
Our season was off with a bang with midnight madness last week. With one week of daily-doubles down and one more to go we will be heading to Pocatello (Meet Info) for our first meet of the year. To reward those who have attended all their practices we will also be stopping for a swim at Lava Hot Springs afterward-Coaches treat. The bus will leave at 12:30 on Friday the 27th and return home about 11:00 that same night. Dust off your racing flats, bring your swimsuit and get ready to have a great time!
Season Schedule August 27th- Pocatello Invite September 4th- Cardinal Classic- Soda Springs/Kelly Park September 10th- Tiger/Grizz September 17th- Star Valley Invite September 25th- Bob Firman-Boise September 29th- Bear Lake October 6th- Ririe October 15th- Regionals- Star Valley October 23rd- State @ Douglas
If you haven't registered for running camp this year and are expecting to go, please let me know so we can plan accordingly. As previously discussed we will be leaving the high school at 10 a.m. on Thursday and returning around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Bring your running and camping gear, a good attitude, and be ready to learn and run a lot. Call me if you have questions.
Summer running is the key to a quality and enjoyable cross country season. Below is a list of our Wednesday night runs. We are posting the following poster around the valley to extend an invitations to friends and family of SVXC to come and join us. Check it out and get out and run!
6/16- McCoy Creek/Palisades- Meet at the parking lot off the main highway 6/23- Silo Pool trail run- Star Valley Ranch 6/30 Grover Park Run- Meet at the "old" Grover church along main highway 7/7- Auburn Cemetery 7/14- Intermittent Spring Run-Meet a the parking lot (Swift Creek) 7/21- wicki-up run- Dry Creek Canyon