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Post-Race Thanks

Team,

I grew up watching inspirational sports movies (seriously, my mom doesn’t like animated films and this is what she’d watch with my siblings and me). Maybe as a result, it took me a while to process the outcome of the Nationals Race with the boys winning and the girls taking 8th (which in sum makes our program the strongest in the country this year). As I reflect, I realize there are a lot of “Thank Yous” to go around.

I first want to thank the Junior Varsity runners. Your support through texts to teammates, presence at the airport, attendance at the welcome held at the high school, and cheers during the parade were appreciated by your varsity teammates. It was great to see you support each other and be proud to be a part of this team.

I want to thank all runners for your hard work, dedication, and humor. Thank you for trusting and communicating with your coaches, for trusting and working together with your teammates.

I also want to thank all parents. Thank you for supporting your children in their athletics –  taking them to PT appointments, feeding them healthy foods, supporting them through aches and pains and celebrating their successes. Thank you for supporting your children outside of athletics – raising hardworking, caring, respectful young adults. Thank you for your support of the program, be that through fundraising, hosting meals, cooking, helping with rides, taking photographs, bringing supplies, letting coaches know about important things, arranging parades, posting information online when I’ve fallen through, and your presence.

I want to also thank the school and the administration, through their support of the team, their recognition of it’s success at the school board meeting and by organizing a welcome at the high school.

Runners, I hope that you recognize the incredible support system that you have. You have teammates that have a shared vision of the team but that contribute in varied ways. You have parents and community members and teachers that assist, in many ways, your hard work. You have coaches (I count 9 over the past four years!) that work together to help you develop as runners and young adults.

The 2016 cross country season has been quite a season. Thank you all.

Week of 11/28 – 12/4

Our final week of cross country!

This week: Weekly Training Schedule (you must log in with your bsd7 email to view).

Monday  – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Tuesday – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Wednesday – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Thursday – Meet at Bozeman Airport at 5 AM. Please pack your bag to be a carry on ( carry on size is 22″ x 14″ x 9″ or 56 x 35 x 23 cm). You may want to pack a breakfast. Once we arrive to Portland, all food is covered by Nike.

Saturday – Supporters who are not watching in Portland can watch the race online. The webcast starts at 9:30 PCT.

10:05 am: Girls’ Championship Race
11:35 am: Boys’ Championship Race

Sunday – Arrive in Bozeman at 12:40.

11/14-11/20

Congratulations runners! This was a successful weekend on many levels. Both boys and girls teams are Northwest Champions, for the first and third time respectively. Both boys and girls teams are headed to Portland for Nike Nationals, for the second and fourth time respectively. The j.v. teams competed in the Open Invitational #1 (largely consisting of other teams’ varsity runners) and represented their teams well. Our j.v. girls won the race. Quite a few runners ran PR’s, which on this tough course, is quite impressive. Lots of fun had, including a dance party in a rural Idaho gas station parking lot.  Results here.

With our varsity team moving on to NXN Nationals, our 7 member varsity teams will continue training for three more weeks.

This week: Weekly Training Schedule (you must log in with your bsd7 email to view). Note that practice times are starting at 3:50 due to the early sunset.

Monday  – No practice. Enjoy an afternoon to yourself – get your work taken care of and get a good night of sleep.

Tuesday – meet at BHS at 3:50 PM. Please talk with your families about Thanksgiving plans – we’d like know who will be around next week while we schedule the workouts.

Wednesday – meet at BHS at 3:50 PM.

Thursday – meet at BHS at 3:50 PM.

Friday – meet at BHS at 3:50 PM.

Saturday – meet at TBD at TBD.

*updated the number of times the girls have won.

Wednesday 11/9

Tomorrow’s practice will start at 4:45. You’ll begin at 4:45 with a warm up and then we will meet on the track to do the washer-workout under the lights. It’s a fairly quick workout so you’ll probably be done by 6.

If you haven’t done so, please have your teachers sign your activities pink sheets.

As you pack in preparation for the trip, please keep in mind that we have a very full bus. 56 seats and 56 bodies. Certainly pack what you may need, but there is no need to pack all the clothes you own. 🙂

State runners: Meet at 4:15 at the vault for photos.

Week of 11/7 – 11/13

Parents who drove/cooked/volunteered on Saturday – Thank you! The run was fun and we really could not have done it without you. Runners – please thank your parents for everything that they do for you (regardless of if they drove).

This week: Weekly Training Schedule (you must log in with your bsd7 email to view). Now that  Daylight’s Savings has ended, we are going to do our very best to start running as soon as possible so that we are done running before it gets dark.

Monday  – meet at East Gallatin Rec. at 4:10 PM. Please bring a watch – this is a minutes workout. We will get the workout started as soon as possible. The workout will be over at about 5:20. It gets dark around 5:30, so please let your ride know.

Tuesday – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Wednesday – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Thursday – Leave BHS at 12:30. We will stop en route to Pocatello for an easy run.

Friday – Drive to Boise. Preview course.

Saturday – Race at NXN regionals. The schedule is as follows:

9:10 a.m. Open & Citizen men & women 5K
9:45 a.m. Grade School & Middle School boys & girls 3K
10:15 a.m. Girls Rising Star 5K
10:55 a.m. Boys Rising Star 5K section #1
11:30 a.m. Boys Rising Star 5K section #2
12:10 p.m. Girls Open Invitational 5K section #1
12:45 p.m. Girls Open Invitational 5K section #2
1:20 p.m. Boys Open Invitational 5K section #1
1:50 p.m. Boys Open Invitational 5K section #2
2:20 p.m. Girls Team Championship Introductions and National Anthem
2:30 p.m. Girls Championship Race 5K
3:00 p.m. Boys Championship Team Introductions
3:05 p.m. Boys Championship Race 5K

We’ll know later this week which Open Invitational race our JV runners are racing in. After the awards ceremony we will drive back to Pocatello.

Sunday – Drive back to Bozeman. We’ll likely arrive between noon and 1 pm.

 

 

Saturday’s Run

There is a slight change to tomorrow’s run.
In order to help facilitate carpooling, we will meet at BHS (in the oval) at 8:20. We’ll leave BHS at 8:30 and the run will probably start around 9 am as planned.
When we are done, we’ll return runners to BHS.

Week of 10/31 to 11/6

Regional runners:

Montana Cup was a lot of fun yesterday! It was fun for Coach Fulton, Coach Ethan, Coach Julie and me to race with you all. Other runners reported that you all are a good, polite group. The meet organizers also appreciated your work in course clean up. Thank you for representing your team in such a positive way. Results for the meet are here. If I didn’t collect your jersey, please bring it to practice laundered.

This week: Weekly Training Schedule (you must log in with your bsd7 email to view).

Monday  – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Tuesday – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Wednesday – meet at Kagy Korner at 4:10 PM.

Thursday – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Friday – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Saturday – meet at Trail Creek Road just south of I-90 at 9 am. There is parking past a row of mailboxes. Please carpool. Parents: if you are available, please consider helping us with this workout. Our plan is to shuttle runners to the start of their workout, then to drive to the finish of the workout (this is a point to point run), make pancakes and feed runners, then shuttle runners back. This will likely be a 2.5 hour event.

Week of 10/24 to 10/30

Congratulations Bozeman XC runners~  Job well done in the 2016 MHSA State XC Meet, both boys and girls winning the AA Titles as State Champions for a 9th and 10th consecutive year respectively.

Articles covering the MHSA State XC Meet (though there are several details incorrect in a few articles, so for times, please look at RESULTS):

Our teams ran incredibly well, breaking records for BHS XC in terms of the top 5 runner average, school individual time records, and boy’s AA state records.  The meet didn’t go without hitches, however, and when a few individuals struggled, their teammates stepped up to the challenge to fully support the team. Well done runners.

This week: Weekly Training Schedule (you must log in with your bsd7 email to view). This Saturday we will have runners compete in the Montana Cup. Montana Cup is held this year on October 29th at East Gallatin Recreation Area. This is a very fun race against runners of all ages from Montana. We will compete on Bozeman’s team against the other 6 cities in the state (Helena, Missoula, Billings, Great Falls, Butte, and Kalispell).Please check your school email on Monday for more information (send Coach Casey an email if you don’t receive the email!)

Monday  – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Tuesday – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Wednesday – meet at BHS at 4 PM. Our team banquet will be held after practice at 6 PM in the South Cafeteria.

Thursday – meet at Kagy Korner at 4:10 PM.

Friday – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Saturday – meet at East Gallatin Recreation Area at 11 AM for Montana Cup.

 

Practice 10/20

Practice on Thursday 10/20 will be at BHS at noon. State competitors, please bring your spikes.

Week of 10/17 to 10/23

This week: Weekly Training Schedule

Monday  – meet at BHS at 4 PM.

Tuesday – meet at BHS at 4 PM. State Runners – We will have a team meeting in Coach Fulton’s classroom after the work out, so please plan on practice running a bit later than usual. Also bring a snack so you don’t get hangry :). Regional Team –  please bring a watch.

Wednesday – meet at Kagy Korner at 4:10 PM.

Thursday – meet at Kagy Korner at 12:00.

Friday – State Team – Bus leaves for Kalispell at 8 amRegional team – Captain’s practice at TBA. If you can’t make it, run on your own.

Saturday – Regional team – Captain’s practice at TBA. If you can’t make it, run on your own. State Team – Here is a course map, and here is a site map of Rebecca Farm. The schedule for competition is below:

11:00 am B-Girls At conclusion, B girls’ individual awards

11:35 am C-Girls At conclusion, C girls’ individual awards

12:10 pm B-Boys At conclusion, B boys’ individual awards and B boys’/girls’ team trophies

12:40 pm C-Boys At conclusion, C boys’ individual awards and C boys’/girls’ team trophies

1:10 pm AA-Girls At conclusion, AA girls’ individual awards

1:45 pm A-Girls At conclusion, A girls’ individual awards

2:20 pm AA-Boys At conclusion, AA boys’ individual awards and AA boys’/girls’ team trophies

2:50 pm A-Boys At conclusion, A boys’ individual awards and A boys’/girls’ team trophies

My best guess for our arrival time on Saturday is really just Sunday morning at midnight. We’ll have runners call home from Missoula and then again from Three Forks. Any and all spectators are welcome at state!

 

*Looking forward to the future: Our plan is to have all runners compete at Montana Cup. Montana Cup is held this year on October 29th at East Gallatin Recreation Area. This is a very fun race against runners of all ages from Montana. We will compete on Bozeman’s team against the other 6 cities in the state (Helena, Missoula, Billings, Great Falls, Butte, and Kalispell). We are currently looking into registering the team and ordering singlets. So please do not register! If you already have, please let us know soon. If you can not participate, please let us know soon. 

 

 

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