2017 Season – Week #16

Hey Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

Great job to our athletes today at the Oxford Classic.  We had some great performances and our Varsity Girls beat Bend High – Go Cougars!  See full results at: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=129443. The end of our season is quickly approaching and we are both excited for Districts and sad to see it all come to an end.  Its extremely important in these last few weeks that athletes make a point of getting extra sleep, eating healthy, washing hands extra (to avoid getting sick!), staying hydrated, and staying on top of homework and grades to avoid any extra stress as we count down to the District Meet.  Here are announcements for the week:

Bigfoot Run –

Don’t Forget the Bigfoot Run is this Sunday, October 8th.  All proceeds from the event go 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 corner of Colorado and Columbia near Les Schwab Ampitheater at 9 am and we should be done within no more than a couple hours.

La Pine Invite (Wed 10/11) –

I snuck this race onto our calendar a few weeks ago as an opportunity to get a good speed workout in and support La Pine High School since they have very few teams signed up.  This is a 2 mile race on the La Pine HS Campus.  Parents are welcome to attend but it will be a very low-key meet.  Athletes will be excused from class at 12:45 PM and need to be at the bus loop ready to load up at 1:00 PM.  Girls will race at 3pm and boys at 3:30pm.  We should be back to Mountain View at 5:30 PM.  There will be no pasta feed for this race.

Tumalo Falls Trail Run & Team Video (Thursday 10/12) –

For practice on Thursday we will be meeting at the XC Tree and carpooling to Skyliner Sno Park Trailhead and running to Tumalo Falls.  During the run we will be getting video footage for a video we are working on that will be used to market Mountain View Cross Country and encourage increased participation.  Those of you that have worked on team videos in the past should plan on bringing your Go Pro’s, Drones, etc to get as much footage as possible.  We could use some parents to help with carpooling.  Please email me if you’re available to help.  We will meet at the XC Tree immediately after school and should be back to Mountain View at 6:00 PM.

Juniper XC Invite (Saturday 10/14) –

We will be co-hosting the Juniper XC Invite with Ridgeview High School on Saturday at Juniper Golf Course in Redmond.  Meet in the Bus Loop at Mountain View at 7am.  There will be no bus returning to Bend so athletes without parents attending will need to carpool back with coaches and other athletes.  Please make sure to let a coach know at the race if you need a ride and can’t find one.  There will be a single boys race at 9am and a single girls race at 10am.

Pre-Juniper Pasta Feed –

We will be having the Pre-Juniper Pasta Feed at Eliza’s house at 2319 NE Atherton Court.  Please bring the following item to share with the team:

Freshmen – Salad

Sophomores – Bread

Juniors – Desert

Seniors – Drinks

Practice Schedule –

Monday – Run to Pine Nursery for Practice with Sky View XC.  4 x 800 Relay Workout

Tuesday – Shepard Loop & Strength WO

Wednesday – La Pine Invite

Thursday – Tumalo Falls Run & Team Video

Friday – Run to Stover Park for Practice with Pilot Butte XC.  We will send a few athletes and coaches to do course setup for Juniper on Saturday.

Saturday – Juniper XC Invite