Sunday, October 1, 2017

MCHS XC Week #8; what's been happening, what's coming up!

Hey Everyone,

This Monday is the start of week #8 for our 2017 MCHS XC season!   

IMPORTANT!   ...WE HAVE A NEW SCHEDULE UPDATED ON 9/19/17 TO ACCOMODATE CHANGES FROM NBL CENTER MEETS TO NBL DUAL-TRI MEETS LINK HERE

Here's what the new/modified NBL 2017 Schedule looks like; Athletes, please be sure you can make ALL OF THESE MEETS!

10/4/17: MCHS hosting Ukiah and Montgomery 
10/11/17: MCHS and Rancho at Windsor
10/18/17: MCHS hosting Casa Grande and Santa Rosa
10/25/17: MCHS at Cardinal Newman

...Only 5 weeks left in the season, for those going through the end of the NBL League Championships on Friday, November 3rd!   ...Anyone that wants to keep working out with the Varsity teams after NBL Championships (Section and State Championships are only at the Varsity level) are welcome to keep going for another 3 weeks.

...So, what's coming up THIS WEEK?

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH: MCHS hosts first NBL Tri-meet vs. Ukiah and Montgomery at MCHS first race 3:45PM with Parent/Athlete team BBQ/Pot Luck following 5:30-6:30

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH: Our 3rd Ohana Night at the Storie's, 6-8PM (Freshmen bring drinks, Sophomores bring bread, Juniors bring Salad, Seniors bring Dessert)

THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH: Roster of 28 leaves for Clovis Invite!   ...Details:

Congratulations to both MCHS XC Varsity Teams, invited to race in BOTH Championship races at this very prestigious meet!   -Clovis Invite is on Saturday, 10/7 at Woodward Park's 5K State Championship 5K course!   Event Website: https://www.clovisxc.com/about

CLOVIS LOGISTICS: Team leaves MCHS Friday, 10/6 at 10AM, then driving to Fresno, will preview the course ~3:30-5:00, then off for dinner, then staying 1night at the prestigious 2.5 star ;) University Square Hotel in Fresno (~6 miles from Woodward Park), then 4 races on Saturday, leaving ~1:30PM and expecting to be back at MCHS ~5:30-6PM

SATURDAY CLOVIS RACE SCHEDULE:
8:55 AM Championship Varsity Girls Roster (7): Aimee A, Sydnie R, Nicole M, Jasmin H, Talia L, Meghan F, Ellie C
9:30 AM Championship Varsity Boys Roster (7): Ben L, Scott K, Will M, Colton S, Zach L, Rory S, Harry F
11:20 AM Frosh-Soph Boys Roster (7): Patrick P, Pierce K, Owen P, Elijah E, Tristan S, Jack P, James R
12:15 PM Frosh-Soph Girls Roster (7): Emma H, Hannah C, Haley J, Audrey M, Avery D, Julia M, Jamie L

...OK, so what's been going on since my last post of 3 weeks ago, just in case you haven't heard already? 

First of all, if you don't know already, you can find ALL RESULTS from any local high school XC race this season here at the Redwood Empire Running Blog, managed by Jim Crowhurst here: http://www.redwoodempirerunning.com/

9/16/17 WOODBRIDGE INVITE RESULTS:
-Varsity Boys Rated Race: 2nd place/23 teams
-Varsity Girls Rated Race: 3rd place/24 teams
-Sophomore Girls Gold: 3rd place/17 teams
-Varsity Boys Gold-A: 8th place/21 teams

MCHS XC Woodbridge 2017 Roster
9/16/17 VIKING OPENER RESULTS:

BOYS: http://www.redwoodempirerunning.com/2017-viking-boys/

GIRLS: http://www.redwoodempirerunning.com/2017-viking-girls/


MCHS XC Boys at Viking Opener 2017


Lesley and Cristina; good times at Viking!
Coach Barry and "Dad" at Viking Opener


The last two weeks (week of 9/18 + week of 9/25) we've just been training and training and training!!!    Lots of Richardson hill runs/great workouts and although it was hard hopefully, everyone is feeling stronger!   ...We are entering the NBL competition phase of our season, but now is not the time to rest; now is the time to keep on pushing!!!



BOYS/GIRLS VARSITY TEAM DIV III STATE RANKINGS; POSITIONED TO PLACE [COMBINED] HIGHER THAN EVER BEFORE IN HISTORY OF MCHS XC PROGRAM!

-BOYS ranked 3rd [legit] and racing against #1 in State West Torrance at Clovis Invite this weekend!

-GIRLS ranked 2nd after running very fast at Woodbridge; assuming a few more teams will be moved ahead of us in the next week, expecting we're close to top 5 in state, with room to move up!

Just like Coach "Farmer" Russ, the team has big hopes for this year.    ...Right now, Russ is producing some of the biggest pumpkins he's ever had and like his pumpkins, our fitness grows each week, so let's see how far we can take this!   ...Check out this one that weighed in at over 1800 lbs!

Coach "Farmer" Russ with his 1800+ lb. pumpkin

Varsity Boys using teamwork to move this behemoth gourd 

PARENTS, ATHLETES, ALUMNI AND FANS:  Be sure to keep up with all other postings, pictures, etc... on our team Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/423055447747018/?ref=group_header

ATHLETES!  ...Be sure to check out www.xcstats.com to track your improvement from all our race performances; here are a few examples/comparisons of some awesome improvement we're seeing:

Senior Sydnie Rivas: 2014-2016 has improved her Spring Lake 3.05 mile race pace from 7:07 to 6:11 and looking this season to go sub 6:00!   https://www.xcstats.com/career_course_report.php?runr_id=81862&cd_id=437

Senior Ben Lawson: 2014-2016 has improved his Spring Lake 3.05 mile race pace from 6:10 to 5:10 and looking this season to go sub 5:00!   https://www.xcstats.com/career_course_report.php?runr_id=81854&cd_id=437

Junior Sage Wu: In her first season, Sage is really improving!   ...With only 3 races, Sage has managed to improve her pace from 2 miles racing at 8:10 pace, now able to race 3.05 miles at 7:37 pace!   -Great job Sage!  https://www.xcstats.com/indiv_career_report.php?runr_id=139383

Freshman Nicole Morris: Aimee Armstrong ran the 3 mile course at Woodbridge '15 (her Freshman year it was a different course but still flat/3 miles) in 18:51 and rocked it this year in 17:16 (10th fastest all-time in the Redwood Empire for 3 miles); to give you an idea for how fast Nicole is right now, she just ran 18:18, which is :33 faster than Aimee's freshman time; now that's running in some very FAST company!



GO PUMAS!!!

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





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