District Championship Week (10/22-28)

District Championship week is upon us! After starting summer practices 18 weeks ago, we approach the race that we have been focusing on all season. We have put in a lot of hard work this season and this is where all of that hard work pays off. This week we will continue to focus on tapering, staying healthy and sharpening up for race day. Both the girls and the boys teams have an opportunity to qualify for the State meet. So let’s stay focused this week and do all of the little things to allow us to perform at our best on Saturday.

Just like the Oxford Classic, we want as many Cougar XC  fans out on the course on Saturday. This is a home course for us and having fans out on the course gives us that extra boost! The race for that #3 qualifying spot is going to be tight and having home course support could be the difference! So work on your family and friends and get them out to the District meet on Saturday! 🙂

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Central Oregon Relays and helped out or cheered on the Cougars. Also, a BIG thank you to Peter Hatton for making the event happen! It was another success, Peter! It is a great event for the Mountain View XC program and is always enjoyed by all of the teams that attend. Thank you all!

District Meet Schedule- Meet at COCC at 10:30 am

Varsity Boys- 12:00pm

Varsity Girls- 12:45pm

Junior Varsity Boys- 1:30pm

Junior Varsity Girls- 2:15pm

Team Dinner

Our Team Dinner this week will be at the Santaguidas right after practice. We will be finishing practice around 4:30pm, so plan accordingly. Since Halloween is right around the corner. This is a costume attire team dinner! Address: 62906 Bilyeu Way

Freshman- Drinks

Sophomores-Dessert

Juniors- Bread

Seniors- Salad

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/22– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Easy run 3-5 miles with Strides.

Tuesday 10/23- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Workout on the Track. Foam Rolling/Stretching.

Wednesday 10/24- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Recovery day. Easy run. Core.

Thursday 10/25– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Easy Run with Strides. Revisit our Goals

Friday 10/26– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Short Shakeout run with strides. Team Dinner

Saturday 10/27- Mountain Valley District XC Championships

Go Cougars!

Week 17- Central Oregon Relays

The Warner Pacific Meet was exactly what we thought it would be. Fast! We set 35 Personal Bests on the day! It was a great way to get some speed in the legs and go up against the best competition in the State. Thank you Parents that were out on the course in Portland cheering on the Cougs! Check out the Warner Pacific results below!

https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/143986/results

This week’s focus will be to recharge and make sure everyone is feeling strong and healthy before we go into the District Championship week. We have Central Oregon Relays on Wednesday, which will be a fun event for the team. We need volunteers to help with course management, So any parents planning on attending please let me know if you can help!

Let’s have a fun and focused off week from racing and recharge for next week heading into District!

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/15- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Workout. Create teams for CO Relays,

Tuesday 10/16- 3:15 pm @Mtn View: Easy Recovery Run. Core. Fun Team Activity.

Wednesday 10/17– Central Oregon XC Relays @3pm Pine Nursery.

Thursday 10/18- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Recovery Run to Pine Nursery and help with Middle School Relays.

Friday 10/19-  3:15pm @Mtn View: Light Team Workout. District Goal Setting

Saturday/Sunday- Easy run one day. Rest day the other. Try and meet with Teammates for your run!

Go Cougars!

Week 16 (10/8-14)

The Oxford Classic showed us a lot of good things as a team. We had 16 PRs on a course that was significantly long. We had the best fans out on the course cheering on our runners (The Cougar included). And both Varsity squads showed that they can contend for a qualifying spot for the State meet. It was a great day, and truly an all around team effort. Thank you to all of those that came out and supported the team at Oxford. You all made it a very special day out on the course. Also, Thank you to everyone who helped or ran at the Bigfoot 10k. We had a great Mountain View XC showing! Check out Oxford Results below as well as a cool article covering the race.

Oxford Classic Results

https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/143955/results

Here’s a Bend Bulletin Article about the Oxford Classic. There some good photos of our Mountain View Athletes!

https://www.bendbulletin.com/sports/6573474-151/oxford-classic-a-source-of-fun-competition

With Only 3 weeks left in the regular season. It is crucial that everyone does their best to make it to practices. We have to stay committed if we want to achieve our goals. So let’s stay focused and continue to support each other as a team. You have all put in tremendous work this season. Now it’s time to reap the benefits and enjoy the ride! We have one more fast and competitive race this Saturday at Warner Pacific. Then it’s a fun week with Central Oregon Relays before we head into the District Championship week. So, this week’s race is a great opportunity to run some fast times before District!

Team Dinner

This week’s team dinner will be at the Creech’s @5:45ish. Address: 843 NE Locksley Dr.

Freshmen- Drinks

Sophomores-Bread

Juniors- Dessert

Seniors- Salad

Also, the Friday before the District meet is available (10/26) the Halloween dinner! Let me know if anyone is up for that!

Warner Pacific Race Schedule

Jv Gold Girls- 2:30pm

Jv Gold Boys- 3pm

Varsity Gold Girls- 3:30pm

Varsity Gold Boys- 4pm

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/8– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Workout at Al Moody Park

Tuesday 10/9– 3:15pm @ Mtn View: Recovery Run 4-6 miles. Core work.

Wednesday 10/10– 3:15pm @ COCC Track: Workout on District Course.

Thursday 10/11– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Recovery run 4-5 miles. Team Game?

Friday 10/12– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Pre-Race Practice. Easy run 3-4 miles. Strides

Saturday 10/13– Warner Pacific XC Classic. Depart Mtn View @9am

 

Go Cougars!

Week 15 (10/1-7)

We had 21 PRs this weekend between Nike XC and the Madras invite! The team is still trying to get over sickness that is going around, but everyone still competed hard and looked great. Check out our top performance from the weekend below!

We have 1 month left in the regular season, which means we have to focus on staying healthy and make sure we are taking care of ourselves. We are in a good place as a team right now. So let’s keep doing the little things that keep us healthy and strong (Sleep,Healthy Diet, Hydrate, Foam rolling, Etc). This is the final push to sharpen up and get faster before the district meet. Let’s stay focused and committed. Check out some important details for the week below.

Nike XC Medalists:

Kelsey Swenson- 9th place Danner Champioship

Hannah Tranby- 47th- D2 race

Bailey Kamperman- 48th- D2 race

Emily Moore- 49th-D2 race

Madras invite top 20:

Zach Bergler- 10th place

Jordan Conroyd- 16th place

Max Lehr- 18th place

Tristan Piper- 19th place

Erin Kirksey- 4th place

Iris Welsh- 11th place

Julia Peteron- 12th place

Emma Loyd- 14th place

 

Bigfoot 10k Sunday 10/7

This Sunday 10/7, we will be helping out at the Bigfoot 10k run. This is an event that supports all of the XC programs in the Bend-Lapine school district. We will be in charge of the area leading up to the finish area and will be meeting at River Bend Park at 9am to get instructions. The race directors would like the athletes that aren’t needed on the course to participate in the race if you want! It would just be an easy run for you. They are offering a special $10 race fee originally $40 for Students. Use the code XCATHLETE for online entry. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate. Numbers are down from last year, so they could use all the sign-ups they can get!

Team Dinner

This weeks team dinner will be at Wyatt and Annika Goff’s house on 10/4 after practice. Address: 20745 Kilbourne Loop

Freshman-Salad

Sophomores-Bread

Juniors-Drinks

Seniors-Dessert

 

Oxford Classic

The Oxford Classic is this Friday at Drake Park. This is a great opportunity for us to get as many of our parents and supporters out on the course. This is basically our only “home meet” besides the District meet. So let’s get a lot of Cougar XC fans out there and cheer loud!

Students will be excused from class at 11am. We will meet at the XC tree and carpool to Drake park. If parents can help drive that would be great! Below is the race schedule for Friday.

JV girls Blue race- 1pm

JV boys Blue race- 1:30pm

Varsity girls race- 2pm

Varsity boys race- 2:30pm

JV girls Gold race- 3pm

JV boys Gold race- 3:30pm

 

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/1- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Recovery run 4-6 miles. Strides. Core.

Tuesday 10/2- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Workout @Big Sky.

Wednesday 10/3- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Easy Recovery run 4-5 miles. Mystery Team activity.

Thursday 10/4- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Pre-race run 3-4 miles with strides.

Friday 10/5- Oxford Classic!

Saturday- Rest Day

Sunday– Bigfoot 10k

 

Go Cougars!

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: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/142222/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.

https://touchbase.bend.k12.or.us/signin.aspx

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

Friday:

  • 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

Saturday:

  • 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 athletic.net!

Saxon Invite Results

https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/143991/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:

https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=143145&show=all

 

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.

 

 

 

Week #10-8/27-9/2

We made the best of what we had to work with this week in terms of the air quality. We capped off the smokey week with both teams finishing 2nd at our first meet of the season! Kelsey Swenson won the girls race, solidifying her 4th Jere Breese title! It was a great way to finish off the week and carry us into week 10.

We have our next meet in Eugene at the Invitational, hosted by Marist. It should be a smooth fast course with solid competition. Let’s Hope the smoke stays away so we can run outside! We have some events this week as well as some future events and details to check out below. Thanks!

Team Photos: September 4th!

We will have our Team photos at practice September 4th. This was the only day we could get our photos done in a timely manner. Photo order forms were handed out at practice on Friday. I have more for those who want pictures! Bring your uniforms!!

Pilot Butte Middle School XC Camp

Pilot Butte Middle School will be having their annual XC camp on August 27th-30th from 3-4:30pm. They would like to have Mountain View XC athletes there to help out at the camp each day. Please let me know if you can help and which days you can be there. This is a great opportunity to represent MVXC and connect with younger xc runners who may be a Cougar XC athlete someday! Be sure to wear MVXC gear at the camp.

MVXC Fan Gear

If you want to support the team and get some cool Cougar XC gear for a good price check out this link! https://mvhsxc2018.itemorder.com/sale A percentage of each purchase will go back to the Mountain View XC team fund. The store will only be open through Sunday 8/26 so get your orders in this week!

FootZone Spike Days- 8/29 & 9/6

FootZoners are passionate about supporting Central Oregon’s student athletes. SpikeDays are a great opportunity to educate runners about the benefits of great fitting shoes, and to get them in the right pair, the first time.

All spikes and trainers are 20% off for student athletes on Spike Days! Encourage your runner to experience the FootZone Fit Process and save some cash at the same time.

Team Dinner

Our team dinner will be Friday, August 31st @6 pm. The Hassels will be hosting this week. The address is 63536 St. Cloud Ct. Bend OR 97701. Each athlete attending will bring one of the dinner items listed below.

Freshman- Salad

Sophomores- Bread rolls

Juniors- Dessert

Seniors- Drinks

 

Practice Schedule: Week 10- (may change depending on smoke levels)

Monday- 8/27- 3:15pm @MTN View: Run to Pine Nursery for Cruise Miles

Tuesday- 8/28- 3:15pm @MTN View: Recovery Run followed by strength.

Wednesday- 8/29- 3:15pm @COCC Track: Hills on the District course.

Thursday- 8/30- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Recovery Run with Strides. 

Friday- 8/31- 3:15pm @MTN View: Easy Aerobic Run with Strides. Team Dinner to follow.

Saturday- 9/1- Depart for The Invitational @6am from MTN View.

 

Go Cougars!

 

Week #9-8/20-27

This week brings us to our 2nd week of mandatory practices and our first race of the 2018 season! With the Cougar Kick-off this Monday and Tuesday I have moved Practice to 3:15pm those days so More people can make practice. The rest of the week we will meet @8am to beat the heat. At this point we should have a majority of the team making it to practices. If you know you are going to miss practice for a legitimate reason, please let me know. I know people are still on vacation and it is still Summer so just keep me in the loop. Also, if you know you are not going to be able to make it to the Meet on Saturday please ket me know. We need to get a number so we know how many buses we need.

Check out the info below for all of the happenings this week!

MVXC Fan Gear

If you want to support the team and get some cool Cougar XC gear for a good price check out this link! https://mvhsxc2018.itemorder.com/sale A percentage of each purchase will go back to the Mountain View XC team fund. The store will only be open through Sunday 8/26 so get your orders in this week!

Parent Meeting

  • We will have a Parent meeting Wednesday 8/22 @6pm in the Mountain View Cafeteria. This will give parents a chance to meet the coaches and chat about expectations, Meet schedule, etc.

Pilot Butte Middle School XC Camp

Pilot Butte Middle School will be having their annual XC camp on August 27th-30th from 3-4:30pm. They would like to have Mountain View XC athletes there to help out at the camp each day. Please let me know if you can help and which days you can be there. This is a great opportunity to represent MVXC and connect with younger xc runners who may be a Cougar XC athlete someday! Be sure to wear MVXC gear at the camp.

Team Dinner

We will have our first team dinner this Friday before the meet at the Swenson’s @5:30pm. They will be providing Spaghetti while each athlete that attends will bring a dinner item. Each grade is assigned to the items below. Address is 63310 Old Deschutes Road.

Freshman- Bread/rolls

Sophomores- Salad

Juniors- Drinks

Seniors- Dessert

Jere Breeze Memorial Ranch Stampede: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/144425/info

Our first meet will be a fun and challenging one! We will be leaving Mountain View @ 6:30am on Saturday and plan to arrive back around 1:30pm. Be sure to bring your race gear, a change of clothes, and extra snacks. The Girls race will be at 8:30am and the boys race will be at 9:10am. There is an open race at 9:50am for any parents or family interested in racing!

 

Practice Schedule

Monday 8/20– @3:15pm Mountain View: Run to Pine Nursery for Cruise Miles

Tuesday 8/21– @3:15pm Mountain View: Easy run around Pilot Butte followed by Strength.

Wednesday 8/22– @8am Mountain View.

Thursday 8/23– @8am Mountain View: Easy recovery run. Uniforms handed out.

Friday 8/24- @8am Mountain View : Short easy run with Strides. Pre-meet Team Dinner 5:30pm @ the Swenson’s

Saturday 8/25Jere Breeze: Depart Mountain View @6:30am Return around 1:30PM.

Go Cougars!

Week #8: 1st week of official Practices

This week we will spend most of our time training and having fun up at Cultus Lake! For those who will not be able to make the trip to Cultus, please try and follow this training plan for the week. Try and get together with other teammates if you can! If you are still no cleared for practices please contact the Athletic office to see what you still need to get done to make it happen.

Parents! We will plan to have a XC parent’s meeting on Wednesday 8/22 @6pm in the Mountain View Cafeteria. We will talk about Season expectations, meets, and how you can best support your athlete and the team this season. So mark your calendars!

Go Cougs!

Monday 8/13- Cultus camp or 30-50 minutes easy run with 6-8 strides.

Tuesday 8/14- Cultus Camp or 10×1 minute hard hill repeats.

Wednesday 8/15– Cultus Camp or 30-50 minutes recovery run.

Thursday 8/16- Cultus Camp or 30-60 minute moderate run.

Friday 8/17- Mountain View 8am- Ladder workout.