2017 Season – Week #17

Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

Due to cold weather today and tonight we will be postponing race start times at the Juniper XC Invite by an hour.  Boys will race at 10am and girls will race at 11am.  With this change in time we will be loading the bus an hour later as well.  Please meet at the MVHS Bus Loop at 8 am.  There will be no bus returning so athletes will need to ride with parents or ask a coach at the meet to help coordinate a ride home.  I could use a small handful of volunteers to help at the finish line tomorrow as Mountain View will be managing race timing.  If you’re available to help please let me know!

Here are announcements for the week:

End of Season/Uniforms –

For some athletes, this week will be the last week of the 2017 cross country season!  Going into Districts we will be allowing any athletes to continue to participate, but athletes that continue must be committed to improving as a runner between now and Districts as well as long-term.  This means athletes that continue will be committed to prioritizing workouts and staying focused in team meetings and during workouts.  Athletes attending Districts must also have a perfect attendance record for the remainder of the season.  For those that are ready for the end of cross country, Friday will be your last practice.  Please bring your full uniform to turn in after practice on Friday.

Central Oregon XC Relays –

Next Wednesday, Mountain View will be hosting the annual Central Oregon XC Relays at Pine Nursery Park in Bend.  Coach Peter Hatton is the race director and is in need of some volunteers including 2 for setup (1-2:30 PM), 4 at finish area (3:30-5 PM) and 4 for race take-down (5-6 PM).  If you are able to help please email Peter at phatton@live.com or call at 541-280-7631.

Meet at the XC Tree after school and athletes will drive/carpool to Pine Nursery Park.  If you’re a parent able to help drive please meet there as well.  Athletes will need to choose teams of 4 for the race ahead of time (signups will occur at practice this week).  Matching or themed costumes are encouraged!  For more race info go to the meet page at: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=130398#/263

Middle School District Meet –

We have several athletes that volunteered to help out at the Middle School District Meet on Thursday.  Large Schools will be from 9:30-11:45 and small schools from 1:15-3:30.  If you volunteered to help please make sure it is ok with your parents and be sure to have them excuse you from school.  Report to Matt Jones (SV Athletic Director) at Pine Nursery for whatever time(s) you’re able to help.

Season Photos –

Megan is preparing a slideshow for the end of season banquet.  If you have any good photos from the season you’d like to share email them to cougarxc@outlook.com – or if you have a large quantity post them in an online album and send us a link or send your student with a flash drive and we will get it back to you after downloading them.

End of Season Banquet –

The end of season banquet is quickly approaching.  If you haven’t already added it to your calendar, it will be at Aspen Hall at 5pm on Sunday November 5th.  This is an opportunity to recognize the involvement and accomplishments of every athlete on the team = translation: Its a long evening!  We encourage attendance of all athletes and families.  We will be having food catered by Tate & Tate and the team will cover the cost of athletes.  Please let us know if you will not be attending so we don’t count you in the total for meals!  Attendance by families is free but if you want food it will be $15 per person.  Please pay for your meal in advance through Touchbase.  Payments must be made by the end of the day on Monday, Oct 23rd to order a meal. https://touchbase.bend.k12.or.us/

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We need 2 volunteers to bring cake to the banquet as well as volunteers to help with setup and takedown.  Please let us know if you are willing to help in any capacity!

Nordic Team Info Night –

We strongly encourage participation in a winter sport after cross country ends, and the MVHS Nordic Team is an excellent option to consider!  The majority of the cross country team continues into Nordic as a group and it offers a very similar feel to cross country with a positive team atmosphere and inclusive environment.  The Nordic team is focused on new skiers and provides a great opportunity to maintain a high level of fitness through the winter while learning a great skill.  Team equipment is available for use at a very affordable cost and scholarships are also available.  This Monday at 6:30 PM in the MVHS cafeteria there will be an informational meeting with the coaching staff to go over specifics and answer questions.  We encourage athletes and parents to go if you’re considering participating this season.

Practice Schedule –

Monday – Whistle Drills @ Al Moody

Tuesday – Pilot Butte Summit Trail/Team Video Clips (Wear your MV Gear!)

Wednesday – Central Oregon XC Relays

Thursday – Mystery Workout

Friday – Pine Nursery Loop

Saturday – Meet at COCC Track at 9am.  Course & 4-3-2-1 Workout

Sunday – Rest Day