Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Everything you need to know about the NBL Championships coming up this Friday!

WHAT?   NORTH BAY LEAGUE (NBL) CHAMPIONSHIPS!
8 High schools competing: Cardinal Newman, Ukiah, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rancho Cotate, Montgomery, Casa Grande and Maria Carrillo

NBL Throwback Photo (recognize the guy in the black PUMAS jersey and headband on the left?)

NBL Boys XC Championships 2010

WHEN?  This Friday, November 6th, first race starting 2PM (earlier than usual!)

WHERE?  Spring Lake  -We're expecting 400+ runners and plenty of spectators, so please plan on getting there early and be prepared to pay a park entrance fee!   Starting line is same as before near the boat dock, plan on parking in the Oak Knolls area and ~15 minutes walk to the starting line.

LINK to Spring Lake 3 mile race course map

NBL CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE SCHEDULE:

JV Boys: 2:00pm
JV Girls: 2:30pm
Varsity Boys: 3:10pm
Varsity Girls: 3:40pm

ATHLETES AND PARENTS!  -PLEASE PLAN TO STAY FOR ALL RACES AND THE ENTIRE AWARDS CEREMONY!
Awards Ceremony immediately following Varsity Girls race (should take ~45 minutes) 

Top 10 JV individual finishers get medals
Top 3 Varsity team members get medals 
Top 21 finishers in Varsity races named All-league first team, second team, third team 

Nice rainbow right over MCHS on 11/2/15 on the same week of NBL Championships?  ...Coincidence?!  -I don't think so!

Varsity NBL Pennants will be presented based on total points (50% on Center Meets, 50% on NBL Championships, with tie-breaker going to NBL Team Champion on this day), in other words, MCHS Varsity teams must win the NBL Team Championship to win the NBL Pennant.   Going into this meet, the MCHS Boys are ahead in points and the MCHS Girls are tied with Santa Rosa in points.   However,  Rosa has been racing very well of recent and expected to challenge; this should be a great competition, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

RESULTS:   Race results will be posted on the PD Running Blog  LINK shortly after this event 

LOGISTICS:  Student athletes will be dismissed from class 12:30, Bus leaves MCHS at 12:45 (note change from our competition schedule, bus is NOT leaving 1:00) bus is only one way; you'll need to get a ride back home!    -Any athlete NOT going on the bus and/or driving on their own needs to let Greg know what your plans are in advance!

MCHS XC JV AND VARSITY ROSTERS

Boys Varsity (limited to 7): Jordan Scobey, Carson Kimball, Ben Lawson, Scott Kruetzfeldt, Jacob Wright, Jeffrey Marin, Blake Civello 

Girls Varsity (limited to 7): Cecilia Avelar, Sydnie Rivas, Allie Ahern, Aimee Armstrong, Carolina Avelar, Lily Raymond, Talia Leano 

...Everyone else not listed above is running in the JV unlimited rosters.  

ATHLETES:  Please be prepared to warm-up and cool down as a team, LET'S LOOK LIKE A TEAM (wear your warm-up shirts) and coordinate getting on the course right after your race to cheer on your teammates!    Also, be prepared to turn-in your gold jerseys (EVERYONE) right after the conclusion of your race; Sheryl will have a big bag at the meet to collect your gold jerseys.   ...If you don't turn in your jersey, you'll be on the restricted list at MCHS.   -Varsity teams will be wearing the starburst jerseys for NCS/State.  

-OHANA NIGHT CELEBRATION 6-8PM FOLLOWING THE NBL CHAMPIONSHIPS.   Thanks for hosting Louise Page and Carol Ahern!    -Details TBD...

...OK, what's next?    

WEEK #13 PRACTICE (Nov 9th - 12th, No Practice Friday 13th):   Competition is limited to only Varsity after NBLs, but anyone wanting to keep training with us is welcome, although rides to the park may be limited.  ...Good to show up at least Mon/Wed this week, especially if you want to stay sharp for the HOKA ONE TWO MILE POSTAL MEET!

FRIDAY, NOV 13TH: HOKA ONE TWO MILE POSTAL MEET!   -SRJC TRACK UNDER THE LIGHTS!   -EVERYONE is invited and encouraged to race!   -Actual race schedule TBD based on all athlete seed times with ~18 schools attending, first race planned to start at 6PM.    Greg will have MCHS gold jerseys on this evening to "loan" for anyone competing in this meet.   HOKA One gear for top finishers, Medals to Top-5 #1 through #7 runners (35 per gender) HOKA One t-shirts and Heart & Sole swag to all participants! 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE END OF THE SEASON CELEBRATION!   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH 6-8:30PM (more details coming soon...)   -Thank-you Lisa Longhetto and Teresa Armstrong for volunteering to lead this event!

GO PUMAS!!!

-Greg 
Cell: (707) 291-2967
greg.fogg@comcast.net


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