Monthly Archives: September 2018

Week 14 (9/24-30)

What a great weekend in Seaside! We had an awesome showing at a very big meet. We placed well as a team and had 6 top 10 individual finishes in our division. There were 80 teams in attendance and each race had over 300 runners! Check out the results from Saturday below. Thank you to all of the parents who helped with carpooling to and from Seaside. Without your help we would not have been able to make this trip work with one bus! You guys rock!

This week we have two different meets on the schedule. We have Nike Portland XC for the varsity squads and the Madras Invite for the JV Squads. Both meets will be fast and competitive and everyone should get back in time for Homecoming! We will also be helping out at the Sky View Middle School meet at Pine Nursery this Thursday for practice. We will run over to the park and help with the meet until it is over. We may be ending practice a little later than usual. Probably around 5:30pm. This is another great opportunity for our team to connect with the middle school runners. Be sure to where your Mountain View XC gear!


Seaside Results:

Girls team- 4th place

Bosy team- 5th place

Cole Shockey- 4th place

Wyatt Goff- 8th place

Levi Pichardo- 9th place

Max Lehr- 10th place

Brooke Cummings- 8th place

Emily Moore-10th place


Team Dinner:

This week our team dinner will be at Isaac Hall’s house on Friday 9/28 after practice. Address: 2840 NE Rainier Drive

Freshman: Bread

Sophomores: Dessert

Juniors: Salad

Seniors: Drinks


Practice Schedule

Monday 9/24- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Workout @Pine Nursery. Seaside Awards

Tuesday 9/25- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Easy Recovery Run 4-6 miles. Strength/Core

Wednesday 9/26– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Fartlek Workout

Thursday 9/27– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Run to Pine Nursery and help at Sky View XC meet. Practice may end later than normal.

Friday 9/28- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Easy Run 3-5 miles. Strides

Saturday 9/29– Madras Invite (JV) Depart TBD and Nike Portland XC (varsity) Depart @4:30am (yikes!)

Sunday 9/30– Rest day!


Go Cougars!

Week 13 (9/17-23)

We had a great off week from racing with some awesome workouts! We also had the predicted sickness hit the team this week. Luckily we had no race last week and could focus on getting healthy. This week we have our trip to Seaside for the Three Course Challenge. We plan to train through this race and use this trip as a fun mid season retreat!

To help cover some of the costs of our Seaside trip we are asking each athlete pay $40 on touch base if you can. Link to touch base is below.

Also, if you haven’t heard already. We only have one bus for the trip to Seaside….so we will need help from parents who are planning on going to Seaside. I have already heard from a number of you but if you can help transport kids/gear to and from Seaside that would be greatly appreciated! Please let me know.


Seaside Itinerary


  • Depart @8am from Mtn View (wear running gear)
  • 10am Stop in Springfield for the U of O XC Meet, Shake out run on the course after the races.
  • Grab lunch in Eugene before heading to Seaside
  • Arrive in Seaside around 4pm
  • Check into Ebb Tide Oceanfront
  • Team meeting at 5:30pm
  • Dinner 7pm
  • Light out @10pm


  • 7am wake-up
  • Depart hotel for race @8am
  • Boys race @10am Girls race @10:05am
  • Eat Lunch in Seaside @2pm
  • Depart Seaside @3pm
  • Arrive @Mtn View around 8:30pm


What to bring:

Uniform/Seaside shirt,Training/Racing Shoes that will get muddy!

Lunch Friday; Food $ for Saturday More Food/Fluids for trip home,

Homework, books for study time, Warm clothes/rain gear,

Gifts for Cougar Pals, Towel, Water Bottle!


Practice Schedule

Monday 9/17: 3:15pm @Mtn View- 400 meter repeats

Tuesday 9/18: 3:15pm @Mtn View- Recovery run 4-6 miles. Core.

Wednesday 9/19: 3:15pm @COCC- Tempo Run on the District course. Carpool to COCC.

Thursday 9/20: 3:15pm @Mtn View- Recovery run 4-6 miles easy with Strides.

Friday 9/21– Depart for Seaside @8am from Mtn View.

Saturday 9/22– Seaside: Three Course Challenge



Week #12 (9/10-14)

Wow, what a great day at the Saxon Invite for the Cougars! Our first big invitational of the season and we saw some great racing and results across the board. Both the Girls and Boys teams competed hard and finished 7th out of 25 teams attending! Kelsey Swenson was our top finisher, placing 3rd (18:23) in another very competitive women’s race! The varsity boys team improved their time spread of the 1-5 runners from 37 seconds to 22 seconds! Overall it was a very promising performance by everyone looking ahead to what we can accomplish this season. Check out the link below for results on!

Saxon Invite Results

Now we head into our off week from racing. This will give us a chance to get in a big week of training while focusing on taking care of those aches and pains we tend to get at this point in the season. It is also a great mental break and a good opportunity to rest from 3 weekends in a row for racing. This week is important for many reasons, so let’s be on our A game . work hard and have some fun!


Practice Schedule

Monday 9/10: 3:15pm @Mtn View- 800 meter repeats.

Tuesday 9/11: 3:15pm @Mtn View- Recovery Run and Strength/Core

Wednesday 9/12: 3:15pm @Mtn View- Recovery Run. Strides. Team Game.

Thursday 9/13: 3:15pm @Mtn View- Hills at Pilot Butte Park

Friday 9/14: 3:15pm @Mtn View- Recovery Run. Strides. Core.


Go Cougars!

Week #11

Our second meet of the season brought some great competition and awesome performances! It was also awesome to see so many Mountain View XC parents and fans out on the course on Saturday. Thank you for making the trip to Eugene and for your support of the team!

This course flat and fast, however it was also a little longer than 5k. So we can’t get too hung up on times. Everyone gave a great race effort and that is awesome to see this early in the season. This meet also gave us a better look at what our Varsity and JV squads might look like for the season, and we like what we see!! Here are some highlights and stats from the meet.

Meet Highlights

-Kelsey Swenson placed 5th (18:54) in a very competitive Girls Varsity race!

-Hannah Tranby placed 2nd (21:49) in the Girls JV race. Her first High School XC race!

-Cole Shockey won the Boys JV race (17:52). Also his first High School XC race!

-Olivia Carpenter placed 4th in the 3k (13:38). First High School race!

-The JV Boys brought home some hardware, placing 2nd as a team to Summit.

-The Varsity Boys had a spread of 37 seconds for our 1-5 runners.

Below is the link to all of the results from The Invitational:


Team Pictures- Tuesday, September 4th! 

We will be wearing our white team shirts for the picture. Try and wear black or dark shorts to try and match the best we can. Order forms will be available if you haven’t picked one up yet.


Team Dinner-

Friday, 9/7 @ 5:30pm at Tyler Beecroft’s house. Address:

20694 Nicolette Dr.
Bend, OR 97701


Freshman- Dessert

Sophomores- Drinks

Juniors- Bread

Seniors- Salad


Practice Schedule Week 11: 

Monday 9/3- No Practice. Easy recovery run on your own.

Tuesday 9/4- 3:15 pm @Mtn View- Team Pictures, Cutdown workout @ Pine Nursery. Practice will end a little later due to pictures. 5:30-5:45pm.

Wednesday 9/5- 3:15 pm @Mtn View- Recovery run 4-6 miles. Strides. Water balloon fight and Ice Cream with the Trinity XC team.

Thursday 9/6- 3:15pm @Mtn View- Fly 150s @race pace. Followed by Team Core/ Stretching.

Friday 9/7- 3:15pm @Mtn View- Recovery run 3-4 miles. Strides. Foam Rolling/ Stretching.

Saturday 9/8- Race Day! Saxon Invite. Depart from Mtn View @6am. Return around 5pm.