Some Summer Information for the Hawks

One month. Four weeks. Cross Country 2014 is coming up quickly. Lets make sure that Week #1 (August 18-August 23) does not feel like Week #1. We want to go into the season feeling like fitness is in progress, strength is coming week by week, and there’s an excitement looking towards the competitions of September. Keep up the great work of your summer training or if you have been relaxed thus far, let’s get started now.

Coming up for the week of July 20-26.

Tuesday — Meet at the LDS church; either 7:00am or 7:30pm. This will be a tempo run; moderate to challenging effort level.

Thursday — Meet at the MSU track at 7:00am. Speed development work. If you cannot make the morning session, yet are hungry to get this session in this week, call me, Coach May, 582-9189, and I’ll see if we can get a coach to meet with you at a different time.

Friday — Meet at S. Cottonwood trailhead (S. of town about 18 miles) at 7am. Hilly, long run. A great opportunity to build base strength and fitness.

Looking ahead.

In 2 weeks we have the opportunity to put our summer fitness to the test. It’s the Bozeman Classic, 5K or 10K (part of Sweet Pea Days). We always have a great representation from the Hawks XC team. It’s a great way (fun way) to put in a hard effort while running with 100′s from our community.

In 3 weeks it’s HARC. Those invited will be those who have “hit” the standard on the Readiness Run (July 29), as well as having been “regulars” at the summer runs.

I’m looking forward to these upcoming 4 weeks. This is where we make great strides towards a successful season. Make the choice to be committed.

Coach May

Divisional Schedule for Butte

Mary Hardin tracked this schedule down. Remember to bring cash as they charge $6 per adult to get into the venue. The state schedule for Great Falls is posted on the MHSA page and here.

Just a reminder to those of you that no longer want updates. When you get an email go to the bottom of the email and unsubscribe.

Summer XC info if you are not on the mailing list

Hello Cross Country Folks–
I know there is snow on the ground and it’s only May but there are a lot of things to prepare for Cross Country 2014 and I wanted to put it in your brains for pondering! Welcome to the incoming freshman runners and parents. If you see I am missing someone on my email list, will you please let me know so I can get the word out to them.

Points for pondering:

Summer Kickoff Meeting—-TBA (before school gets out–usually the last week of school–approximately Tuesday, June 10–Coach May will let you know for sure)
Cross Country Camp—June 23, 24, 25 at Hyalite
Community Garage Sale and Breakfast—-Saturday, July 12–Start cleaning out and putting excess in a corner for our Garage Sale Fundraiser–tell your neighbors too! Bring stuff early in the morning to the Bozeman High School Oval–Stuff drop off starts at 5am–will have a pancake breakfast along with the garage sale and a morning run for the runners. Runners will manage the garage sale with parental support–salespeople, clean-up, etc.
High Altitude Rewards Camp—August 7,8,9—A camp for qualifying athletes over in the Pioneer Mountains.
Run with the Hawks Fun Run—Saturday August 30–The committee needs to start meeting here in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested in being on the committee please contact me ASAP. Please…..need help!
***Seeking someone to manage a sponsor drive.—In order to help with our fundraising efforts, we will seek community support from various businesses.


Distance Breakfast on Saturday

Dear Parents,

Please join the Track Team Distance Crew for a light breakfast after their morning fun run/practice this Saturday (May 17th) at Ed and Sarah Allen’s house (2705 Annie St.) Parents are welcome to drop off their athletes and stay at the house to socialize and help set up a breakfast while the students run. Please let me know if you can come and if you are willing to help provide a part of the breakfast (Bagels, cream cheese, OJ, and Fresh Fruit).


Sarah Allen (Caleb’s mom)

Track Schedule

The high school has posted the track schedule for those that need to plan ahead.



Caroline to speak at the Library on Feb 27th

A free public talk on eating disorders will be given on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Bozeman Public Library for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Caroline Hardin of Bozeman will give a presentation to help raise awareness of eating disorders and the impact they can have on individuals, families and communities.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week organizers aim to reduce the stigma of eating disorders, to improve access to treatment, and to educate the public that eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses — not choices. The National Eating Disorders Association help line is 800-931-2237 and more information is online.

Jason Holmes Montana Gatorade Player of the Year

Congratulations Jason!

More (ly) Montana Cross Country this Weekend

Junior, Makena Morley, of Big Fork Montana will be going for the win in the Footlocker Individual Championships this weekend in San Diego. Morley won the west regional last weekend. The only person that has beaten Makena this year is Alexa Efraimson who won NXN in Portland last weekend. This will be the 3rd time that Makena has qualified for Footlocker. Her best finish is 9th in 2011. The race is scheduled to go off at 10:15 our time. Good luck Makena!

Jon Maletz of the Chronicle Writes a Great Summary of NXN Nationals

They are off to Portland

They are off to Portland

(Beth, Caroline, Sarah, Andie, Bridget, Aja and Piper)

When Andie Creel of Bozeman, Caroline Hardin of Three Forks and Aja Starkey of Polson joined forces in Reno, Nevada in 2009 at the USATF Championships little did they know that 4 years later all three would be attending Bozeman High. In 2010 both Andie and Caroline were part of the first team from Bozeman to participate in the Cross Country National Championship sponsored by Nike. Together with Heidi Turner, Katie Keith, Michelle Kline, Katie Stephens and fellow freshman Brigid Bradshaw they took 11th overall. For the next two years the team worked hard by steadily increasing mileage, but illness and injuries placed them 3rd and 8th in the region when only the top two teams from each region are guaranteed a spot. At the same time Aja was trying to continue running in Polson and injuries caused her to switch to nordic skiing. Eventually she transferred to Bozeman to join the vigorous BSF program. After a successful nordic season in 2012/13 Aja decided to give running one more shot and joined the team for their summer running program. Strong juniors Bridget Creel, and Beth Jansma rounded out the top five and the team looked stronger than ever. The addition of freshman Piper Meuwissen added additional depth to a team with seemingly unfathomable JV depth. Newcomer Sara Foster looking promising in the team time trial, but knee troubles held her back at the beginning of the season. Once the season got going the team was a on a roll with a new top runner on a weekly basis and a totally unpredictable order for the top seven. At Mountain West the team ran the best team average ever in Montana and then at 7v7 they lowered that to 18:05 per runner. At state a record 6 girls made All State and the team had the lowest score ever for AA girls. An untimely illness for Maddie Powers left her off the Regional roster, but Sarah Foster was back to form and put up a great race. Finally at Regionals in Boise, Idaho a goal that so many had worked towards was accomplished. The team placed first over Bellarmine Prep. After working so hard towards this goal for four years there were a lot of happy tears.

The race is being broadcast online this weekend starting on Saturday at 10:30 Mountain time. The girls race at 11:05 Mountain time. Look for details at

Lone Montana Representative Steve Daines wished the team good luck this morning from DC.


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