Official Practices Begin
As of Monday, August 17th, we transition from “Summer Running” to “Official Practices”. As of Monday, practices will no longer be voluntary…but mandatory. Please make sure that you are registered for XC by this Friday! Anyone not registered by this Friday will not be allowed to practice with the team until they have a current physical and registration on file with the athletic office. Many of you have registered but have not provided proof of a physical to the athletic office, which will not allow you to practice with the team.
Coyote Chase Fundraiser
Make sure you have at least 4 people signed up for the Coyote Chase (besides yourself), so that we can raise as much money for our programs as possible! The race takes place at Monarch, Saturday, August 22nd @ 8:00. You can sign up on-line at www.imathlete.com , just search for “Coyote Chase”. The athlete who signs up the most people gets a free pair of shoes from Runners Roost, so make sure we know who you are registering!
Atop “Big Willis Hill” looking northwest.
The state meet will be held this Saturday, October 25th at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. The MoHi girls are the three time defending 5A State Champions and the boys are looking to improve upon last year’s 7th place finish. Hopes and expectations are high on both teams!
Meet information and a few links…
What the Denver Post has to say
Click on the course information link and you will find detailed information about the venue, best places to view the race, parking, etc. This site was created and is maintained by Cheyenne Mountain High School, the meet host. It’s a great source of information. If you see a lot of reference to the “Stampede”, it is a meet that is also run on this course and serves as the “Prestate” meet at the beginning of the season. Course Information
MileSplit’s State Meet home page offers a lot of information specific to participants and results. As always, some of their content is viewable without a subscription, while specific articles will be subscriber only. It’s a great source either way. Meet Information
Lastly, directions to the venue. This is MoHi’s fourth visit to this course since August of 2012, so many of you know the drill. ARRIVE EARLY! Last year, 1245 runners finished the State races. There will be plenty of traffic! If this is your first time watching a meet at this course, allow yourself enough time to familiarize yourself with the course. It is a beautiful setting for a race!
Fortunately, there is no Air Force Football Game this Saturday so the drive home should be a little less congested than the past two years. Driving Directions
Thanks so much to the Bent family and Papa Murphy’s for hosting a fundraiser for the team at their new location, 765 S. Boulder Road by Alfalfa’s. A special thanks to all of you that ate Pizza Wednesday night. As a result, the event netted the team $250.
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.