Thursday is the end of the year XC banquet at the south gym at BHS at 6:00. I hope everyone got their letters with the details from the school. Senior parents are likely busy putting together posters for their athletes and everyone is planning a healthy potluck dish or two. As parents we always like to recognize our coaches and Jill Hamilton will have some cards to sign along with some bags. There are five coaches this year.
As a parent I am so proud of both the Girls and Boys teams for their amazing accomplishment this year. Two young teams overcame incredible pressure and expectations to again deliver a STATE XC CHAMPIONSHIP to BHS. NC
Monday — Meet at BHS, 3:56. Moderately long run, feel good pace.
Tuesday — Meet at BHS, 3:56. Easy run.
Wednesday — Meet at Sourdough Canyon (Bozeman Creek) trailhead at 4:20. Be prepared for a solid practice. Bring your tough.
Thursday — Meet at BHS, 3:56. Easy run. After the run we will have the “End of Year Banquet”, S. cafeteria. Invite should be coming in the mail on Monday or Tuesday.
Friday — stay tuned. I am hoping to get some pool time as to really let the legs go impact free prior to Saturday’s long run.
Saturday — Long Run. Still working on details; would love to do this outside of Bozeman, and I feel that I have a good idea. I am also cognizant that many would cherish a Saturday free from the plans of practice. I do feel very strongly that this long run is a key component to honing fitness for Regionals. We’ll talk.
I strongly believe that success at Regionals is EQUAL parts: physical training (placing the right workouts, at the right intensities, at the right times), emotional preparedness (hunger, drive, team cohesion, excitement) and momentum. Teams that have momentum need to maintain it. Teams that could use a boost need to find that boost. Momentum is a key factor in success.
Lots of questions surrounding details. I hope to have all questions answered and final team roster set by Wednesday.
I’m looking forward to getting back with many of you who have been waiting to have coaches back.
At the state meet in Helena today the girls extended their streak to 8 and their 18:35 team average tied them for 4th best ever in the state. Four girls made the All-State squad led by Piper Meuwissen in 17:51.
The boys extended their streak to 7 and their 15:47 team average moved them into the tenth spot on the team average list. Four boys made the All-State squad and Riley Collins led the boys placing 3rd overall.
I’m still updating the Boys and Girls XC records that you can find in the links on the right. Quite a few changes were made after this state meet.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Link Here–Above the fold!
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.