Runners planning on racing at Nike Regionals in Boise on November 15th: No specific workouts for this week. However, you should be running. All regional runners will meet next Monday after school.
Congrats to those (18) who will be respresenting Bozeman High School and the whole Bozeman community at the State Cross Country Meet. For the remaining 72 runners who are all part of the “crew”, thank you for your comittment, your team spirit, your unique personalities. The 2014 season has been a joy to watch, and work with, as we have shaped into a fine cross country team. Your participation keeps our heritage alive and well.
State Team –
Monday — Meet at Bogert Park, 4:10. Be prepared for a challenging workout. Bring water.
Tuesday — Meet at LDS church, 4:10. Lighter workout.
Wednesday — Meet at BHS, 3:56. We will warm-up over to Lindley Park for a moderate workout.
Thursday — Meet at BHS, 3:56.
Friday — To be announced later in the week. This will be a typical pre-meet routine; simply haven’t decided if we should start from BHS or meet at other location.
State Dinner. 6:30, Coach May’s house. Details forthcoming.
Saturday –(Bill Roberts Golf Course) Depart: 7:45. Girl’s Race 11:00, Boy’s Race 12:10. Team Awards at 12:30. We will plan to eat in Helena after the meet (around 1:30)
The annual Bozeman and Butte dual meet was run under ideal conditions in perfect fall weather. Despite some hard work this week both teams looked impressive on the hills at Lindley Park and in the rougher stuff on the hospital side of the course. I’m hoping for loads of gorgeous photos on bozemanxc.shutterfly.com this week! Here’s the link to the girls results. Here’s the link to the boys results.
The next couple days of XC will progress as follows:
Wednesday, October 15th – 4:10 pm meet at Lindley Park for a course run-through. After practice the team may return back to the high school for dinner with the Hawk Boosters. Dinner is free to all BHS athletes and will be served at 6:00 pm in the south cafeteria. The menu includes pasta, salad, bread, a drink, and a dessert.
Thursday, October 16th – Arrive to Lindley Park no later than 3:00 pm. Seriously, do not be late. Races will begin at 4:00 with the boys and 4:30 for the girls. There are only two races, varsity and jv combined. Directly after the races all athletes not competing in the State XC meet need to return to the high school to turn in all uniforms and warmups. Washing the uniforms is not necessary – simply show up and drop them off with the coaches.
Friday, October 17th – practice for the State team will be announced.
To all those that joined us this year for Hawk XC, thanks for all your great efforts! This 2014 season has been great!
Boosters will be hosting their annual fall spaghetti feed on Wednesday, Oct. 15th at 6pm in south cafeteria. Boosters will be ready at 5:30pm for those of you that are done a little earlier.
With so many freshman running this year it is timely to post how the 7V7 race works again. For many years this race was run as the Lewis and Clark with the 14 AA teams divided into two divisions. Now most teams of all sizes in the state participate with the exception of the JV races which are AA only. Here’s a nice summary by the helenair.com from race morning.
How 7v7 Works
The 7v7 meet has always been a fan favorite. For the AA JV teams it is considered the state meet for JV. Both the boys and girls run separately and it is the last time the JV teams meet for the season. Once the JV teams have raced the varsity races start with all of the 7th runners from each team in the state competing against each other. Both boys and girls line up and start together. The excitement builds from there as each race finishes and those runners join the fray of fans racing back and forth across the course. Last year the Bozeman Boys won with a perfect score of 7, the girl’s team has not lost since 2009 and last year averaged 18:05 for the top five. Go to competitivetiming.com to check last year’s results and to see how the scoring works. Bring your best running shoes, energy bars and togs as this meet allows fans to see a lot of the course. Good Luck Hawks!
Monday — Meet at BHS, 3:56. Moderate level run. Teams for Helena Invite will be named.
Tuesday – Saturday — Stay tuned. Still working out some ideas, knowing that essentially we will have two different training groups (Helena Invite and Non-Travelers)
7V7 Meet details
CAPITAL CITY 7 OF 7 CROSS COUNTRY MEET
OCTOBER 9, 2014
BILL ROBERTS GOLF COURSE
(2201 N Benton Ave, Helena, Mt 59601)
Schedule will be as follows:
9:30 Depart from Bozeman. Students will be dismissed after 1st period.
11:30 a.m. Walk Course
12:30 p.m. AA J.V. Girls
1:05 p.m. AA J.V. Boys
1:45 p.m. #7 Runners Boys & Girls
2:15 p.m. #6 Runners Boys & Girls
2:45 p.m. #5 Runners Boys & Girls
3:15 p.m. #4 Runners Boys & Girls
3:45 p.m. #3 Runners Boys & Girls
4:15 p.m. #2 Runners Boys & Girls
4:45 p.m. #1 Runners Boys & Girls
(For parents and spectators the 7V7 meet is the best workout of the year. With 9 races a fan can really cover some ground. NC)
Monday — No School Today! Practice- YES. Meet at the back parking lot at Bozeman Public Library. 4pm. Bring a watch. This will be a long run.
Tuesday — Meet at BHS, 3:56. Relatively easy day. Coaches discussion day.
Wednesday — Meet at East Gallatin Recreation Area, 4:12pm. Bring a watch. “Super Pac Minutes”. Plan on a challenging practice.
Thursday — Meet at BHS, 3:56. Recovery day.
Friday — Meet at BHS, 3:56. Pre-meet day.
Saturday — Butte Invitational. Stodden Park. Depart: 8:45 from BHS “Oval”. Races: JV Girls 12:00, JV Boys 12:40, Varsity Girls 1:15, V Boys 1:45
All team members, in good health, meeting attendance standards, are entered into the meet. Looking forward to watching 85+ Red/Black uniforms push towards season’s best times.
For all runners (Level 3 and 4) who are implementing extra morning runs, this week there are 3, at 22-25 minutes each. Keep these at an easy pace.