Sunday, September 6, 2015

Week #3 done! -Week #4 highlight and rosters for Ed Sias Invite Saturday, 9/12!


-WORKOUTS!  ...What a great week of workouts; Dam repeats on Monday, awesome great group tempos on Wednesday, Redwood HS "friendly" racing and Fountaingrove Hill repeats on Friday!

-OUR ROSTER is at 97 active athletes right now; 6 more made the 3200 time trial standard this past week; now a total of 86 athletes have passed this fitness standard (Boys 14:00 / Girls 16:30)

-NBL (North Bay League) Board approves CHANGE FOR NBL DUAL/TRI MEET SCHEDULE; this means we'll cancel our NBL meets originally scheduled for Oct 14th and 28th and will only have two NBL meets with all 8 schools competing at once!   New NBL schedule:

  • NBL #1 - October 7, 2015 @ Spring Lake
  • NBL #2 - October 21, 2015 @ Spring Lake
  • NBL Championships November 6, 2015 @ Spring Lake (no change from original schedule)

-Congratulations to the MCHS XC RUNNERS OF THE WEEK! (based on Rancho Invite results):

  • Jeffrey Chen: winning JV Boys Race!
  • Taylor Ingram: 12% PR from '14!
  • Aimee Armstrong: winning JV Girls Race!
  • Miranda Hunsinger: 10.6% PR from '14!
  • Ben Lawson: 12% PR from '14! (after taking hard fall at starting line with Jeffrey Marin!)
  • Carolina Avelar: 6.3% PR and leading Varsity Girls team to great team effort!
  • Sydnie Rivas: 10.3 PR from '14!

-DONATION FORMS: Reminder to all Parents!   I sent ~50 athletes home with team Donation Forms to fill-out; if you have not yet had the opportunity to donate OR not turned this form in, please do so ASAP!    ...This form is needed to collect donations AND to collect/confirm contact information to ensure parents e-mails are subscribed to this blog AND e-mails added to our account AND we have all the information for parents/athletes to include in our activity.    LINK to MCHS XC Donation Form.

-WOODBRIDGE INVITE ROSTERS ANNOUNCED FOR WEEK #5!   ...We will be taking 28 athletes to L.A. this year to the Woodbridge Invitational in two weeks!    ...More details to come, but if you're on this roster, we will be leaving MCHS on Friday, Sept 18th, 8:30AM (after you check into school), racing Saturday evening, then returning late afternoon/early evening on Sunday.   MCHS is paying for transportation, Hotels, and all meals except lunch on the way down and back.    -To help with expenses, we are asking everyone on the roster to donate $40 to help contribute for gas and food.
4:54 PM: 5 Soph Boys: Scott, Jacob, Ben, Peter, Zach
5:18 PM: 5 Junior Boys: Blake, Jeffrey C., Louis, Cooper, Niccolo
6:30 PM: 5 Frosh Girls:  Aimee, Meghan, Ellie, Taylor, Talia
7:18 or 7:42 PM: 6 Varsity Girls (no Avelars this weekend): Allie, Sydnie, Lily, Tessa, Emma, Clara
8:06 or 8:30 PM: 7 Varsity Boys: Jordan, Carson, Gabe, Antoine, Jeffrey M, Jackson, Brian
FYI: We'll be staying in the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Irvine, 2120 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614


THURSDAY, 9/10:  6-8 PM OHANA night at the Nicklas Home!


LINK to Ed Sias Invite Roster (note this roster is subject to additions; will firm-up this Wednesday after another pass of 3200m time trials!)


LINK to Ed Sias Event Website

Ed Sias Logistics:
-Bus leaves MCHS parking lot Saturday 7AM, don't miss it! (we'll have a full bus + 2-3 SUVs); driving to Hidden Valley Park, Center Avenue, Martinez, CA 954553
-Parents that want to come watch, or driving athletes back; please contact Greg to coordinate plans!
-MCHS teams are entered in 9 of 11 races starting at 9AM, ending 1:10PM
-Don't miss the DANCE PARTY ~1:30 before awards ceremony/after all the races are done!  ...What, a dance party?!   LINK to '14 dance party video
-Bus returns to MCHS ~5PM

Links to a few Ed Sias misc. videos, including some throw-back interviews with former MCHS athletes you may recognize!

LINK to 2011 numerous videos, including races (recommend all newbies check these out, so you'll know what to expect!)
LINK to Grace Fredianni's interview from '14
LINK Girls Frosh-Soph winning team from '12
LINK Girls JV team from '12 (including current Senior Emma Wright)
LINK Boys Varsity team (including Alumni Alex Morrison)
LINK Boys winning Frosh-Soph team from '11
LINK Daniel Hauptman from Ed Sias '09 (he was a Junior)

...Other reminders for all Ed Sias athletes:
-Bring $ for your own lunch, they will have a full concession stand/BBQ at the meet!  
-Pay attention to when YOU race and manage your when/how much to eat and drink, so you'll race well; you may be waiting around for a while, so good to bring your homework, too!  ;)

...Enjoy the Labor Day Holiday!    ...Be ready for a hard workout on Tuesday, then Tempo on Wednesday, then we'll rest up for fast times at Ed Sias!

...Details still TBD for those not going to Woodbridge, may be racing in Viking Opener at Spring Lake on Saturday, Sept 19th...


-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967

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