Wednesday’s League Meet will be held at Broomfield Commons Park. Directions to the meet can be found by clicking on the schedule tab and then the link for the League Meet. The meet schedule is:
Open Girls 3:00 pm
Open Boys 3:45 pm
Varsity Girls 4:15 Pm
Varsity Boys 4:45 pm
Please check with your athlete to see which race they will be running in. Buses will leave at 1:15 and kids will be dismissed at 1:00. Weather shows a nice day in the 70’s, so make sure all athletes bring a full water bottle and are prepared for any weather we may have. This will be the last meet for the majority of our team so I hope to see everyone there!
This Saturday is the Pat Patten Invite, which will be held on the University of Colorado’s home XC course on the CU South Campus property. There is limited parking on the property so you may want to get there early. Following are the race times:
10:00 am Girls Open
10:40 am Guys Open
11:15 am Girls Varsity
11:40 am Guys Varsity
Please inquire with your athlete as to which race they will be in.
Saturday looks like it is going to be a warm day, so bring your water bottles full! Our team camp will be limited since there are only fields available, with limited space.
Boulder HS has requested that all spectators stick to the trails and not run through the long weeds and brush. The city has posted signs of the possible presence of a virus carried by rodents, but BVSD has approved running the race on the property. If you have questions, you should contact the athletic offices at Boulder HS.
Saturday proved to be another good day for the MOHI XC team with the Varsity Guys placing 3rd and the Varsity Girls 1st. The JV Guys placed 2nd and the JV Girls were 4th.
Results can be found by clicking here and looking through the 4A/5/A results as well as the JV results. A link to results can also be found on the tab labeled “Results” at the left. Photos can be found in the Photo Gallery in the lower left of this page or by clicking here.
Next up…Liberty Bell!
The St. Vrain Invitational, will be held at Lyons H.S. this Saturday. Please arrive at least an hour and a half prior to your scheduled race start time. Directions to the meet can be found on the schedule page at the left.
* NO PETS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE MEET! They strictly enforce this, so leave your pets at home.
* There will be a $5 parking fee at the meet. All proceeds benefit the City of Lyons Parks and Rec for flood rebuilding.
* No parents are allowed at the Start Line. As at all meets, once athletes have started their warm-up, please allow them to focus on their race and their coaches!
Schedule of races:
8:00 National Anthem
8:10 2A/3A Girls Varsity
8:40 4A/5A Girls Varsity – 10 runners, top 5 score
9:05 2A/3A Boys Varsity
9:30 4A/5A Boys Varsity – 10 runners, top 5 score
9:55 Boys Open (Everyone not running varsity)
10:25 Girls Open (Everyone not running varsity)
11:00 Varsity Awards
More information on the meet can be found on Milesplit http://co.milesplit.com/meets/171616-st-vrain-cross-country-invitational#.U-b9qmOa_1k
Our first meet of the season, the Arapahoe Invite, is this Friday at deKoevend Park near Arapahoe High School. Directions to the meet can be found by clicking on the schedule page and then clicking on the link next to the meet. If you plan to go watch the meet, allow plenty of time to park, there are 40+ teams at this meet, which will draw quite a crowd.
All eligible runners will be attending the meet and buses depart the school at 1:30 pm, with kids being dismissed from their classes at 1:15. Please make sure that kids do not leave their class before that time, or they will be counted absent by their teacher!
Following is a list of the races and times:
Fr/Soph Guys 4:00 (this is all Fr and Soph who are not racing varsity)
Fr/Soph Girls 4:05 (See Above)
Varsity Guys 4:50 (Our top 7)
Varsity Girls 5:20 (Our top 7)
Open Guys 5:55 (all Jr and Sr not running varsity)
Open Girls 6:00 (See Above)
Make sure your runner is prepared for all kinds of weather, it has been wet this week! The course runs through a stream twice and will get wet, so make sure they have a change of dry shoes and clothes. Please make sure runners have a water bottles and snacks!!
Everyone needs to be registered through the athletic office before they will be allowed to practice with the team. You will need a current physical with your registration. Physicals are good for one calendar year, so if yours expires during the season, you will need to get a new one. You will not be allowed to practice without a physical on file with the athletic office. You will need to bring a copy of the physical signed by a Dr., PA, or nurse to the athletic office. Physicals can be obtained at a number of places besides your Dr.’s office, including Walgreens and King Soopers.
Here is link for information on the on-line registration: https://monarchhigh.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=ws_redirect&Extra_params=newurl~programs.html%3Ffwclientid%3D299%26__%3D460300593-17284-29364%26crdr%3D460300593-5667-1607
8/18 week’s schedule:
Monday: Monarch High School
Tuesday: Founders Park
Wednesday: East Boulder Rec Center by soccer fields
Thursday: Upperclassmen 7:30 a.m. at Teller Farms South / Freshmen 3:15 at Monarch
Friday: 3:15 at Monarch
Saturday: Coyote Chase @ Monarch 6:45 a.m.
If you are unsure of the location, check out the “Where We Practice” page for directions.
If you are looking for information about Monarch High School Track and Field, click on the track arrow in the top right corner of this page.
Congratulations go out to MoHi girls team co-captain Anna Hogan, on winning the High School State Snowshoe Championship this past weekend. The race, in its 5th year, was held at Summit High School in the midst of one of the bigger snows of the season. Over a foot of fresh snow slowed the commute from the front range for many and delayed the start of the race by 45 minutes. Four feet of snow in the past three weeks turned the event into a true snowshoe race!
But the new snow played right into Anna’s hands as there are few runners at Monarch that thrive on a strength course like Anna does. Anna won the 5K race by more than 30 seconds. It was only the second time she had entered a snowshoe race. That the defending State and National Junior Champion was in the field…all the more impressive.
Those of us that have had the pleasure of being around Anna for the past four years know that there is no one on the team that works harder than Anna. Whether she’s preparing for cross country, track, a Ragnar Relay or a snowshoe race, she pours herself into her training. It’s great to see her come away with a win!
Parker Sitton, Ashley Litoff, Claire Green and Kaitlyn Benner
At Wednesday’s national signing day ceremony at Monarch High School, four runners from the Cross Country team signed letters of intent to run in college. It is the most to ever sign in the team’s history. Rumor has it that another will sign in the next week or so. Those signing today:
Parker Sitton will take his talents to Arkansas State in Jonesboro. The Red Wolves are a Division I school and compete in the Sunbelt Conference. Parker will be running both cross and track.
Kaitlyn Benner will be competing for perennial Division I national powerhouse at the University of Colorado next fall. The Buffs are coming off a season where they placed 7th at the NCAA Championships this year and figure to be better next year. Kaitlyn will compete in both cross and track.
Claire Green signed with the University of Arizona. The Division I Wildcats were runners-up at the NCAA Championships this year and return 5 of their top 7 runners. Claire will compete in both cross and track. It’s highly likely Claire and Kaitlyn will cross paths at Pac-12 meets in the future.
Ashley Litoff will be heading off to Memphis to run for Rhodes College next fall. The Lynx are a Division III program that competes in the Southern Athletic Association. Ashley will also be competing in both cross and track.
Congratulations to all four runners and their families. The scholarships are proof that their hard work has truly paid off. With State Championships and trips to National Championships already a part of their high school experience…we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them all!