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XC Week #11: District Championship Week

Here we are! The week of the District Championship has arrived and this group is ready to roll on Saturday. We have been putting in hard work since July and this is when it all pays off. It is just hard to believe that we are already headed into Championship week! I am so excited to see everyone compete this weekend and see what we can accomplish as a team. Let’s remember to “run all the way through the line” and keep doing the little things in our training and recovery routines this week. Throughout the week, ask yourself if you are doing everything you can to be feeling your best for Saturday. Those little details will be the difference makers come race time.

Parents, lets pack the District course with Cougar XC fans and support these awesome kids! Invite Family and Friends 🙂

See below for important details on meet and practice info.


Mountain Valley 6A District XC Championship: Nov, 2nd. Bush Park, Salem, OR

Depart Mountain View @6am.

Meet Schedule

11:00 am- Varsity Girls

11:45 am- Varsity Boys

12:30 pm- JV Girls

1:15 pm- JV Boys

2:00 pm- Awards Presentation


Week 11 Practice Schedule

Monday 10/28- 4pm @Mtn View. Cutdown Workout. District Goal Setting.

Tuesday 10/29- 4pm @Mtn View. Recovery Run. Team activity.

Wednesday 10/30- 4pm @Mtn View. Light turnover workout.

Thursday 10/31- 4pm @Mtn View. Easy Run followed by Core.

Friday 11/1- 4pm @Mtn View. Pre-Race shakeout. Quality Strides.

Saturday 11/2- Mountain Valley 6A District Championship. Depart Mtn View @6am.


Team Dinner

The Team dinner this week will be at Cody Santaguida’s house immediately after practice on Friday. See below for what to bring.

  • Freshman-Drinks
  • Sophomores- Bread
  • Juniors- Dessert
  • Seniors- Salad

Go Cougs!

XC Week #10 10/21-10/27

We left Warner Pacific with some hardware, lots of PRs and overall fantastic performances all around on a sloppy course in Portland. Everyone raced with confidence and were relaxed heading into the meet, which is exactly what we want to see this time of the season as we head towards our conference meet on November 2nd!

This week is all about putting the finishing touches on our training and race routines before we head into championship race week. We have to stay focused keep doing the little things if we want to be at our best and achieve our goals on race day.

See below for highlights from Warner Pacific and this week’s schedule.

Results from Warner Pacific

  • JV Girls Bronze- Team Champions with 35 points

The JV girls placed 6 runners in the top 20! Sophia Gonzalez took the win starting the day out strong. Amelia Hartman-Warr (8th), Kinsey Olarrea (10th), Peyten Roberts (11th), Annika Goff (13th), Hai Xing Lewis (18th)

  • JV Boys Bronze- Team Champions with 30 points

The JV Boys placed 7 runners in the top 20! Levi Pichardo won the race with Zach Bergler coming in 2nd for the 1-2 punch. Walte Marquez (6th), Joel Tranby (9th), Brady Pfeiffer (13th), Ben Clawson (15th), Derek Martin (16th)

  • Varsity Girls Bronze- 4th place with 117 points

Olivia Carpenter placed 14th earning top 20 honors. Emily Moore, Bailey Kamperman and Brooke Cummings all placed in the top 30!

  • Varsity Boys Bronze- Team Champions with 82 points

The Varsity Boys placed 5 in the top 30. Chase Schermer(5th), Cole Shockey (14th) and Jack Creech (17th) all earned top 20 honors. Kyle Swenson (21st) and Max Lehr (30th) rounded out scoring in the top 30.


PRs/Season Bests from Warner Pacific

  • Kyle Swenson- 17:50.4 PR
  • Max Lehr- 18:00.2 SB
  • Bailey Kamperman- 21:42.3 SB
  • Brooke Cummings- 21:44.9 SB
  • Shella May Crafton- 22:18 PR
  • Nathan Robbins- 18:26 PR
  • Zach Bergler- 18:59.3 PR
  • Sophia Gonzalez- 23:00.5 SB
  • Annika Goff- 25:31.7 SB
  • Tyler Beecroft- 36:00.4 SB
  • Walter Marquez- 19:35.1 PR
  • Joel Tranby- 19:40.3 SB
  • Ben Clawson- 20:03 PR
  • Derek Martin- 20:03.7 SB
  • Paul Shilling- 21:34.9 SB
  • Nathaniel Diamond- 21:50.1 SB
  • Andrew Rossi- 22:42.3 PR
  • Paolo Aragon- 22:46.3 PR
  • Wyatt Brooker- 22:53.3 PR
  • Aiden Seerley- 23:25.8 PR

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/21- 4pm @Mtn View. Recovery run. Strength Circuit

Tuesday 10/22- 4pm @Mtn View. Workout day.

Wednesday 10/23-4pm @Mtn View. Recovery day. Team Fun Run

Thursday 10/24- 4pm @Mtn View. Aerobic Run. Quality strides

Friday 10/25-No School -Meet at 8:30am @Pine Nursery. Inter-squad 2 mile.

Saturday 10/26- 9:30am @Shevlin Park- Team Long Run

Sunday 10/27- Rest Day

Week #9 10/14-10/20

Thank you to all who came out to the Bobcat XC Festival at COCC on Saturday. Everyone represented well and had a good time racing on a tough course! I had a lot of compliments from parents and members of the other teams about our athletes and XC fans out on the course. Way to represent MVXC!

We are getting to that point of the season where we begin to lower our overall volume. Workouts get shorter and faster, our recovery runs get shorter and we start to sharpen things up for championship season. It is important to continue to stay on top of our recovery routines and take care of our bodies even when we may feel like training is getting easier and energy levels are up from where they have been. Let’s keep our focus and keep working hard all the way to the District Championships!

We have another busy week with Central Oregon Relays on Wednesday and Warner Pacific on Saturday.

Important details below!

Central Oregon Relays: Wednesday 10/16 @3pm- Pine Nursery

Athletes will be released at 1:30 pm and will head to Pine Nursery for the Relays. Costumes are highly encouraged! Will there be a Parent team this year??? 😉

Warner Pacific XC Invite

Due to Homecoming landing on the same day as this meet, we decided to race the earlier races so the athletes can get back in time for the Festivities. Below is the meet schedule for Saturday.

Depart Mtn. View @5:45am

  • JV Bronze Girls- 10am
  • JV Bronze Boys- 10:40am
  • Varsity Bronze Girls- 11:20am
  • Varsity Bronze Boys- 11:50am

Team Dinner

This week’s team dinner will be at the Hassell’s! See below for what to bring.

  • Freshman- Dessert
  • Sophomores- Salad
  • Juniors- Bread
  • Seniors- Drinks

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/14- 4pm @Mtn. View. Track Workout.

Tuesday 10/15- 4pm @Mtn. View. Easy recovery run to Pine Nursery. Cheer on Middle schoolers @Central Oregon Relays

Wednesday-10/16- Central Oregon Relays @3pm

Thursday-10/17- 4pm @Mtn. View. Easy Aerobic Run. Team Activity

Friday-10/18-4pm @Mtn.View. Easy Shakeout run. Quality Strides.

Saturday-10/19- Warner Pacific XC Invite

Sunday- Recovery Day


Week #8 10/7-10/13

We had a great showing at the Oxford Classic on Friday. We had some PRs on a slow course, along with great team performances across the board! Both the Girls and Boys JV Squads earned a 3rd place team Trophy to bring home some hardware! Both varsity teams placed well in their races, with the Girls placing 6th and the boys placing 8th in a very competitive team race. We are starting to see the hard work pay off, especially now that everyone is starting to steer clear of sickness. We still have some work to put in and some racing to do in the weeks ahead. Remember that everything we do is focused on being at our best on the day of the district meet. Let’s be sure to stay focused and take advantage of every practice to get better. Let’s keep rollin!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help out at Bigfoot! We had a good turnout and you all represented Mtn View XC well. Good job to those that ran the 10k. We had athletes and parents out there running (definitely had the best team representation!)

Check out details below on this week’s meet at COCC and other important info.

JV Teams made the podium!

PRs from the Oxford Classic

  • Zach Bergler, Junior- 19:09.5
  • Weston Shaffer, Freshman- 19:36.8
  • Kinsey Olarrea, Freshman- 24:14.4
  • Hai Xing Lewis, Freshamn- 25:43.1
  • Brady Pfeiffer, Junior- 19:52
  • Gabe Gonzales, Junior- 19:58.6
  • Liam Crafton, Senior- 21:52.9
  • Andrew Rossi, Freshman- 23:55
  • Paolo Aragon, Freshman- 24:12.3
  • Lukas Loukojarvi, Sophomore- 24:29.7
  • Wyatt Brooker, Sophomore-24:31.3
  • Logan Fields, Freshman- 26:01.6

Bobcat XC Festival @COCC-10/12

This will be an untimed low key meet against Bend and Summit on the District course from last year. After the races Summit will be providing some treats for the teams and everyone can hangout and mingle. Parking will be on College way or in the lot beyond the Library. Everything else is permit only. We will not have a bus for this meet. Please plan on getting to the meet on your own. Let’s plan on being at COCC at 9am. Below is the meet schedule for Saturday.

  • 10am-Girls JV
  • 10:35am-Boys JV
  • 11:10am- Girls Varsity
  • 11:35am- Boys Varsity
  • Noon-Snacks and socialize

Team Pictures

We had some fun with our team photos this year! Checkout the team pictures at the link below.

Team Dinner

Team dinner this week will be at Cascade Indoor Sports 20775 High Desert Lane.

  • Freshman- Bread
  • Sophomores- Drinks
  • Juniors- Salad
  • Seniors- Dessert

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/7- 4pm @Mountain View. Aerobic recovery run with quality strides. Strength.

Tuesday 10/8- 4pm @Mountain View. 600/400 meter repeats on grass.

Wednesday 10/9- 4pm @Mountain View. Recovery Run. Fun Team Relay

Thursday 10/10- 4pm @Mountain View. Tempo/Surge Workout.

Friday 10/11- 4pm @Mountain View. Short Pre-Meet Shakeout. Quality strides.

Saturday 10/12- Bobcat XC Festival @COCC

Sunday 10/13- Rest day!