Monthly Archives: September 2017

2017 Season – Week #15

Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

We are looking forward to racing at Portland Meadows this Saturday and optimistic that we will be seeing some fast times!  Make sure you aren’t on your feet too much this evening at the MV/Summit Football game (Go COUGS!) and in bed at a reasonable time.  We will see you very early tomorrow morning (5:15).

Here are this week’s announcements:

Oxford Classic –

This week we will be racing in Drake Park at the Oxford Classic.  Athletes are excused from class at 12:30 and we will be meeting at the XC Tree to carpool to Drake Park.  We may need a few parents to help with carpooling.  Let me know if you’re available.  Race times are as follows:

Girls Varsity – 2 pm

Boys Varsity – 2:30 pm

Girls JV – 3:00 pm

Boys JV – 3:30 pm

For race information go to the meet page at

All Seasons Flapjack Give-Back –

We need a small group of volunteers to help out at this fundraiser on Saturday, October 7th.  If you can’t attend Bigfoot on Sunday (because of Church or another conflict), this would be a great opportunity to pull your weight 😊.  Volunteers will be making pancakes for customers from 8:30 to about 11 and All Seasons will donate $500 to our team plus any tips received during the event.  This will be at the location on Jamison Street.  If you can volunteer, please let me know!

Green Lakes Trail Run –

We will be taking a small group of athletes to run Green Lakes Trail on Saturday, October 7th.  In order to attend you must be injury free in the last 2 weeks and have competed in a varsity race this season.  This is due to group size restrictions for this trail and the length and intensity of this trail.  It is open to the first 10 athletes meeting this criteria who respond.

Bigfoot Run –

We will be helping out at the Bigfoot Run next Sunday, October 8th with all proceeds of the event going to local cross country programs based on the number of participants volunteering from each school.  We need all athletes that are able to attend this fundraiser!  Please bring parents, friends, and family members to contribute to our overall volunteer count and wear your Mountain View Gear! We will be providing direction and cheering for runners on the course.  Meet at the Les Schwab Ampitheater at 8 am and we should be done within no more than a few hours.

Pasta Feed –

Our pre-Oxford pasta feed will be at the Goff House which is at 20745 Kilbourne Loop.  We will carpool there after practice.  Please bring the following items to share with the team:

Freshmen – Drinks

Sophomores – Desert

Juniors – Bread

Seniors – Salad

Team Gear –

We’ve got a few extra team sweatshirts from our order this season as well as some men’s and women’s brook half-zip pullovers (these are super nice and would be over $100 retail) that we are looking to liquidate so we can use those funds to help with an order for new team jackets for the 2018 season.  These are $30 for athletes or parents interested in buying one.  Please email me if you’d like to confirm a size.  Payment can be made on Touchbase and you can send me an invoice with the receipt and I will bring the item to practice.

Practice Schedule – Meet in Bohnlein’s Classroom at 3 pm all week.

Monday – Mile Repeats at Pine Nursery (Only 3 – but fast!)

Tuesday – PB Perimeter Trail w/Summit Option & Mini Strength

Wednesday – 1600, 1200, 800, 400 @ MV Track & Mini Strength

Thursday – Easy Run to MV Park & Strides

Friday – Oxford Classic

Saturday – ASRVM FlapJack Giveback & Green Lakes Trail Run

Sunday – Rest Day/Bigfoot Team Fundraiser

2017 Season – Week #14

Hello from Seaside!  We are having a good time on the coast and looking forward to a great night sleep in the barracks and running through the mud in the morning!  Here are this week’s announcements:

Nike XC Portland –

This week we will be racing at Nike Portland XC at Portland Meadows this weekend.  Meet at the MV bus loop on Saturday morning at 5:15 to catch the bus.  We will be returning around 7:30 PM.  Please email me if you WILL NOT be attending.  This is important for planning the necessary number of buses.  We will have athletes racing in the DII varsity, Novice, and JV Races.  Meet info is available at

Pasta Feed –

Our team pasta feed this week will be at Tyler Backstrom’s House at 63151 Terry Drive after practice.  Please bring the following items to share with the team:

Freshmen – Salad

Sophomores – Bread

Juniors – Desert

Seniors – Drinks

Practice Schedule –

Monday – Relays at Juniper Park (6 laps total)

Tuesday – Inn of 7th Mountain – 30 Min Out & Back.  Bring your swimsuit for after our run.  We could use also some parents to help with driving.  Please let me know if you’re available.  We will return to Mountain View by 6pm.

Wednesday – (6-10) 400 Repeats at Pine Nursery

Thursday – Run to Pine Nursery ASAP after school.  No team meeting prior to leaving.  We will meet at Pine Nursery to help with the Sky View XC Meet.

Friday – Shepard Loop & Meet at Stover Park

Saturday – Nike XC Portland

Sunday – Rest Day

2017 Season – Week #13

Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

Great job at yesterday’s meet in Oregon City!  We had some great performances and enjoyed running a new course.  We are disappointed the smoke kept us from visiting Silver Falls but it will be something to look forward to for next year!  Here are this week’s announcements:

Three Course Challenge – Seaside

We will leave on Friday for the Three Course in Challenge and return Saturday evening.  Please be at the MVHS Bus Loop at 7am on Friday with running gear on.  Our trip itinerary is attached to the weekly email.  Remember to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, several pairs of running clothes and normal clothes.  You will also need a sack lunch for Friday (or money) and money for dinner on Friday, Lunch on Saturday and Dinner on Saturday.

Please keep in mind you can have no excused absences this week to join us for the trip to Seaside.

Our girls team will be making tie dye shirts to wear during the race.  Please bring $5 to a team captain to help buy supplies on Monday or Tuesday and a white t-shirt to spray on Wednesday after practice.  The boys team will be wearing the old jersey tops (white).

End of Season Banquet –

Its crazy to start talking about the end of the season but it will be here before you know it!  We are 13 weeks into our 20 week journey to the State Meet.  We have an end of season banquet every year to recognize accomplishments and reflect on our season, and this season it will be hel  the evening of Sunday, November 5th starting at 5pm.  More details to come, but mark your calendars in the meantime!

Practice Schedule –

All practices are now from 3-5 PM at Mountain View unless otherwise noted – meeting in Bohlein’s room (D8).  This schedule is tentative and assumes clear air conditions.  If smoke persists next week we may drive off-campus for some practices or continue to practice indoors.

Monday – 4-8 800 meter repeats at Goal Pace on MV Track.  Hospital Loop Warmup & Cooldown

Tuesday – Pilot Butte Base Trail with Summit Trail Add-On for Varsity runners.  Watch MS Race at Pilot Butte afterward.

Wednesday – 5-4-3-2-1 out on Canal & Jog Back

Thursday – Larkspur Trail

Friday – Team Run on the beach in Seaside

Saturday – Three Course Challenge, Seaside

Sunday –  Rest Day

2017 Season – Week #12

Hey Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

We have a fun weekend ahead of us at Washington Family Ranch but I wanted to get the weekly email out today since I won’t have an opportunity this weekend.  Here are announcements for the week:

Oregon City XC Invite –

This week we will be attending the Oregon City XC Invite.  We will meet at 6:45 AM in the MVHS Bus Loop and return around 8:00 PM.  Bring a sack lunch and money for dinner.  Assuming good weather and clear air, we are planning to stop for a trail run at Silver Falls State Park on the way home from the race.  For meet information go to the meet page at


Bigfoot Run –

The Bigfoot Run has been cancelled for this weekend and rescheduled for Sunday, October 8th due to smoke.  Since we were going to be at Washington Family Ranch this is a good thing for our team!  Bigfoot is a long time fundraiser for local high school cross country teams giving 100% of the proceeds to the local programs and this will give us an opportunity to be involved.  Please plan to help out at this race that morning!  If you are a parent, please consider signing up to participate and make sure to mark Mountain View on your entry form so we can a larger percentage of the proceeds!  To signup go to Footzone or register online at


District Course/Work Party –

Bend High School is hosting the District meet and has changed the location from Wanoga Sno Park to COCC.  The community is building a new cross country course on the COCC campus and they are hosting a work party for Summit, Bend and MV teams to come help build the trail on Tuesday at 5:30 pm.  Parents and athletes are welcome to attend (This is not required).  Please bring your own rake and/or shovel if possible.  Athletes will need a signed waiver to participate (See weekly email or contact Mike for waiver)


Practice Schedule –

All practices are now from 3-5 PM at Mountain View unless otherwise noted.  We will begin meeting in Room D-8 (Bohnlein’s Room) starting on Monday so athletes can leave valuables in a secure space.  This schedule is tentative and assumes clear air conditions.  If smoke persists next week we may drive off-campus for some practices or continue to practice indoors.

Monday – Run to Juniper Park for Michigan Workout

Tuesday – Canal to 1st Street Rapids, 8th Street, or Beaver Coaches Loop.  COCC work party after practice

Wednesday – Pilot Butte Base Trail w/Summit Option

Thursday – 2-5 Mile Repeats @ Pine Nursery

Friday – Daggett Loop & Games/Pre Race Meeting

Saturday – Oregon City XC Invite & Silver Falls Run

Sunday –  Rest Day

2017 Season – Week #11

Hey Cougar XC Athletes & Parents,

Despite not being able to travel to Eugene today for our scheduled race we made the best of the situation and had a great team run to Paulina Lake followed by some fun action on the Paulina Plunge.  Even better, skies were clear blue and the air was fresh!  We have another fun week planned ahead.  Here are this week’s announcements:

Washington Family Ranch –

We will be leaving for Washington Family Ranch on Friday at 3:00 pm – meeting in the MVHS Bus Loop.  Please see the attached document for information and a list of items to bring.  We are planning to return Sunday at 1:30 pm.

I still need signed waivers from the following individuals (See attachment): Tyler Beecroft, Drake, Max C, Nolan, Fiona, Anya, Emma, Quinn, Carson P)

In addition to these individuals, those signed up include: Helios, Tyler Backstrom, Zach, Sydney, Annika, Wyatt, Lily, Jayden, Amelia, Forrest, Adam, Eliza, Noah, William, Max L, Lauryn, Chisel, Peyton, Emily, Karam, Tristan, Elida, Carsen, Mallory, Cody, Gabe S, Michael, Paul, Lexi, Mckenna, Ellie, Joel, Vanessa, Nate

2017 XC Photos – 2017 XC Team and individual photos are available for free download thanks to John Swenson at the following links:


Practice Schedule – Starting this week we will be meeting at Mountain View for practice every day.  We will go from 3:15-5:30 on Mon & Tue and transition to 3:00-5:00 starting Wednesday and through the remainder of the season to give athletes more time for homework.

MondayOptional Night Run.  Meet at Mountain View Bus Loop at 7pm to carpool to Lava Lands.  We will need some help from parent drivers – if you are free drive just meet us there.  Parents who drive are also welcome to join us for the run.  We should be back to Mountain View at 9:30pm.  Bring a head lamp or flashlight.

Tuesday – Holinshead Hill Tempo Run @ Strength

Wednesday – Canal to 1st Street Rapids/8th Street Loops

Thursday – 2-5 Mile Repeats at Pine Nursery Park

Friday – Leave for Washington Family Ranch Retreat

Saturday – Washington Family Ranch Retreat

Sunday – Washington Family Ranch Retreat

Go Cougars!