Meet Information for Helena Sept 5th and Soda Springs on Sept 6th
Two meets coming up this weekend: September 5, 6
Carroll College Early Bird Invite. Helena MT. Friday, September 5. Bill Roberts Golf Course (near Carroll College). Boys: 9:30am. Girls: 10:10am. Bus leaves BHS (oval parking lot) at 6:45 am.
This meet will be attended by most of our Junior Varsity runners. Participation in the time trial was the first of 3 criteria to make the bus for either competition, but “Yes” even this smaller meet. The Early Bird Invite is small (in the number of teams who compete), yet the course is the same lay-out used for State meets in recent years. It gives good variety of terrain, (rolling hills on short cut grass) with typically great footing. Last year Bozeman averaged about 18-20 seconds of improvement per runner over the time trial. Some runners improved by over 30 seconds. Those attending will be made known at practice on Monday evening, 6pm and then reiterated Tuesday at practice. This race is being timed by competitivetiming.com. Here is the page where the results will be posted: http://www.my-finish.com/form.php?race_name=145052
Here’s the address:
Bill Roberts Golf Course
2201 N Benton Ave
Helena, MT 59601
Cardinal Classic. Soda Springs, Idaho. Saturday, September 6. Kelly Park Ski Trails. JV Girls: 10:30, JV Boys: 11:10, Varsity Boys: 12:00, Varsity Girls: 12:40. Bus leaves BHS (oval parking lot) at 10:40 am, FRIDAY, Sept. 5. Students are to attend classes through 10:10 am. We will be staying overnight in Pocatello Idaho at the Best Western 208-237-7650.
This meet will be attended by our top 12 runners from the time trial who made eligibilty from number of practices. This meet is a large meet with roughly 30 teams in attendance. The competition ranges from large Idaho schools to small Wyoming teams. The course is unique in that a little over 50% of the course winds through juniper forest, lava fields on packed silica. (Most of Montana’s courses are 80% (or more) grass surfaces. Additionally, runners will have to hurdle over two sets of log barriers. It looks to be a great place to race. We will return to Bozeman Saturday evening.
Here is a link to some meet details for Soda Springs: http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=91120#Meet