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

Bigfoot Update

Hey Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

I wanted to provide an update on the Bigfoot Run this Sunday.  As a reminder we need as many athletes, parents, siblings, friends, etc as possible to come and represent Mountain View.  Please remember to wear your MV gear!  My original email said we would be meeting at Les Schwab Ampitheater at 8am but I convinced the race organizers to let us arrive at 9am since we are covering the last stations on the course.  Please meet at the intersection of Colorado and Columbia at 9am (5 min walk from the Les Schwab Ampitheater) on Sunday.  Thank you!

Also, for parents interested in participating in the race use the link below to signup.  Also consider sharing on social media or with anyone you know that might be interested in participating (and tell them to select Mtn. View as the primary recipient of funds from your registration).

http://centraloregonrunningklub.org/cork-events/bigfoot-races/

2017 Season – Week #15

Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

We are looking forward to racing at Portland Meadows this Saturday and optimistic that we will be seeing some fast times!  Make sure you aren’t on your feet too much this evening at the MV/Summit Football game (Go COUGS!) and in bed at a reasonable time.  We will see you very early tomorrow morning (5:15).

Here are this week’s announcements:

Oxford Classic –

This week we will be racing in Drake Park at the Oxford Classic.  Athletes are excused from class at 12:30 and we will be meeting at the XC Tree to carpool to Drake Park.  We may need a few parents to help with carpooling.  Let me know if you’re available.  Race times are as follows:

Girls Varsity – 2 pm

Boys Varsity – 2:30 pm

Girls JV – 3:00 pm

Boys JV – 3:30 pm

For race information go to the meet page at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=129443#/263

All Seasons Flapjack Give-Back –

We need a small group of volunteers to help out at this fundraiser on Saturday, October 7th.  If you can’t attend Bigfoot on Sunday (because of Church or another conflict), this would be a great opportunity to pull your weight 😊.  Volunteers will be making pancakes for customers from 8:30 to about 11 and All Seasons will donate $500 to our team plus any tips received during the event.  This will be at the location on Jamison Street.  If you can volunteer, please let me know!

Green Lakes Trail Run –

We will be taking a small group of athletes to run Green Lakes Trail on Saturday, October 7th.  In order to attend you must be injury free in the last 2 weeks and have competed in a varsity race this season.  This is due to group size restrictions for this trail and the length and intensity of this trail.  It is open to the first 10 athletes meeting this criteria who respond.

Bigfoot Run –

We will be helping out at the Bigfoot Run next Sunday, October 8th with all proceeds of the event going 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 Les Schwab Ampitheater at 8 am and we should be done within no more than a few hours.

Pasta Feed –

Our pre-Oxford pasta feed will be at the Goff House which is at 20745 Kilbourne Loop.  We will carpool there after practice.  Please bring the following items to share with the team:

Freshmen – Drinks

Sophomores – Desert

Juniors – Bread

Seniors – Salad

Team Gear –

We’ve got a few extra team sweatshirts from our order this season as well as some men’s and women’s brook half-zip pullovers (these are super nice and would be over $100 retail) that we are looking to liquidate so we can use those funds to help with an order for new team jackets for the 2018 season.  These are $30 for athletes or parents interested in buying one.  Please email me if you’d like to confirm a size.  Payment can be made on Touchbase and you can send me an invoice with the receipt and I will bring the item to practice.

Practice Schedule – Meet in Bohnlein’s Classroom at 3 pm all week.

Monday – Mile Repeats at Pine Nursery (Only 3 – but fast!)

Tuesday – PB Perimeter Trail w/Summit Option & Mini Strength

Wednesday – 1600, 1200, 800, 400 @ MV Track & Mini Strength

Thursday – Easy Run to MV Park & Strides

Friday – Oxford Classic

Saturday – ASRVM FlapJack Giveback & Green Lakes Trail Run

Sunday – Rest Day/Bigfoot Team Fundraiser

2017 Season – Week #14

Hello from Seaside!  We are having a good time on the coast and looking forward to a great night sleep in the barracks and running through the mud in the morning!  Here are this week’s announcements:

Nike XC Portland –

This week we will be racing at Nike Portland XC at Portland Meadows this weekend.  Meet at the MV bus loop on Saturday morning at 5:15 to catch the bus.  We will be returning around 7:30 PM.  Please email me if you WILL NOT be attending.  This is important for planning the necessary number of buses.  We will have athletes racing in the DII varsity, Novice, and JV Races.  Meet info is available at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=126335#/263.

Pasta Feed –

Our team pasta feed this week will be at Tyler Backstrom’s House at 63151 Terry Drive after practice.  Please bring the following items to share with the team:

Freshmen – Salad

Sophomores – Bread

Juniors – Desert

Seniors – Drinks

Practice Schedule –

Monday – Relays at Juniper Park (6 laps total)

Tuesday – Inn of 7th Mountain – 30 Min Out & Back.  Bring your swimsuit for after our run.  We could use also some parents to help with driving.  Please let me know if you’re available.  We will return to Mountain View by 6pm.

Wednesday – (6-10) 400 Repeats at Pine Nursery

Thursday – Run to Pine Nursery ASAP after school.  No team meeting prior to leaving.  We will meet at Pine Nursery to help with the Sky View XC Meet.

Friday – Shepard Loop & Meet at Stover Park

Saturday – Nike XC Portland

Sunday – Rest Day

2017 Season – Week #13

Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

Great job at yesterday’s meet in Oregon City!  We had some great performances and enjoyed running a new course.  We are disappointed the smoke kept us from visiting Silver Falls but it will be something to look forward to for next year!  Here are this week’s announcements:

Three Course Challenge – Seaside

We will leave on Friday for the Three Course in Challenge and return Saturday evening.  Please be at the MVHS Bus Loop at 7am on Friday with running gear on.  Our trip itinerary is attached to the weekly email.  Remember to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, several pairs of running clothes and normal clothes.  You will also need a sack lunch for Friday (or money) and money for dinner on Friday, Lunch on Saturday and Dinner on Saturday.

Please keep in mind you can have no excused absences this week to join us for the trip to Seaside.

Our girls team will be making tie dye shirts to wear during the race.  Please bring $5 to a team captain to help buy supplies on Monday or Tuesday and a white t-shirt to spray on Wednesday after practice.  The boys team will be wearing the old jersey tops (white).

End of Season Banquet –

Its crazy to start talking about the end of the season but it will be here before you know it!  We are 13 weeks into our 20 week journey to the State Meet.  We have an end of season banquet every year to recognize accomplishments and reflect on our season, and this season it will be hel  the evening of Sunday, November 5th starting at 5pm.  More details to come, but mark your calendars in the meantime!

Practice Schedule –

All practices are now from 3-5 PM at Mountain View unless otherwise noted – meeting in Bohlein’s room (D8).  This schedule is tentative and assumes clear air conditions.  If smoke persists next week we may drive off-campus for some practices or continue to practice indoors.

Monday – 4-8 800 meter repeats at Goal Pace on MV Track.  Hospital Loop Warmup & Cooldown

Tuesday – Pilot Butte Base Trail with Summit Trail Add-On for Varsity runners.  Watch MS Race at Pilot Butte afterward.

Wednesday – 5-4-3-2-1 out on Canal & Jog Back

Thursday – Larkspur Trail

Friday – Team Run on the beach in Seaside

Saturday – Three Course Challenge, Seaside

Sunday –  Rest Day

2017 Season – Week #12

Hey Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

We have a fun weekend ahead of us at Washington Family Ranch but I wanted to get the weekly email out today since I won’t have an opportunity this weekend.  Here are announcements for the week:

Oregon City XC Invite –

This week we will be attending the Oregon City XC Invite.  We will meet at 6:45 AM in the MVHS Bus Loop and return around 8:00 PM.  Bring a sack lunch and money for dinner.  Assuming good weather and clear air, we are planning to stop for a trail run at Silver Falls State Park on the way home from the race.  For meet information go to the meet page at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=128358#/263

 

Bigfoot Run –

The Bigfoot Run has been cancelled for this weekend and rescheduled for Sunday, October 8th due to smoke.  Since we were going to be at Washington Family Ranch this is a good thing for our team!  Bigfoot is a long time fundraiser for local high school cross country teams giving 100% of the proceeds to the local programs and this will give us an opportunity to be involved.  Please plan to help out at this race that morning!  If you are a parent, please consider signing up to participate and make sure to mark Mountain View on your entry form so we can a larger percentage of the proceeds!  To signup go to Footzone or register online at http://centraloregonrunningklub.org/cork-events/bigfoot-races/

 

District Course/Work Party –

Bend High School is hosting the District meet and has changed the location from Wanoga Sno Park to COCC.  The community is building a new cross country course on the COCC campus and they are hosting a work party for Summit, Bend and MV teams to come help build the trail on Tuesday at 5:30 pm.  Parents and athletes are welcome to attend (This is not required).  Please bring your own rake and/or shovel if possible.  Athletes will need a signed waiver to participate (See weekly email or contact Mike for waiver)

 

Practice Schedule –

All practices are now from 3-5 PM at Mountain View unless otherwise noted.  We will begin meeting in Room D-8 (Bohnlein’s Room) starting on Monday so athletes can leave valuables in a secure space.  This schedule is tentative and assumes clear air conditions.  If smoke persists next week we may drive off-campus for some practices or continue to practice indoors.

Monday – Run to Juniper Park for Michigan Workout

Tuesday – Canal to 1st Street Rapids, 8th Street, or Beaver Coaches Loop.  COCC work party after practice

Wednesday – Pilot Butte Base Trail w/Summit Option

Thursday – 2-5 Mile Repeats @ Pine Nursery

Friday – Daggett Loop & Games/Pre Race Meeting

Saturday – Oregon City XC Invite & Silver Falls Run

Sunday –  Rest Day

2017 Season – Week #11

Hey Cougar XC Athletes & Parents,

Despite not being able to travel to Eugene today for our scheduled race we made the best of the situation and had a great team run to Paulina Lake followed by some fun action on the Paulina Plunge.  Even better, skies were clear blue and the air was fresh!  We have another fun week planned ahead.  Here are this week’s announcements:

Washington Family Ranch –

We will be leaving for Washington Family Ranch on Friday at 3:00 pm – meeting in the MVHS Bus Loop.  Please see the attached document for information and a list of items to bring.  We are planning to return Sunday at 1:30 pm.

I still need signed waivers from the following individuals (See attachment): Tyler Beecroft, Drake, Max C, Nolan, Fiona, Anya, Emma, Quinn, Carson P)

In addition to these individuals, those signed up include: Helios, Tyler Backstrom, Zach, Sydney, Annika, Wyatt, Lily, Jayden, Amelia, Forrest, Adam, Eliza, Noah, William, Max L, Lauryn, Chisel, Peyton, Emily, Karam, Tristan, Elida, Carsen, Mallory, Cody, Gabe S, Michael, Paul, Lexi, Mckenna, Ellie, Joel, Vanessa, Nate

2017 XC Photos – 2017 XC Team and individual photos are available for free download thanks to John Swenson at the following links:

 

Practice Schedule – Starting this week we will be meeting at Mountain View for practice every day.  We will go from 3:15-5:30 on Mon & Tue and transition to 3:00-5:00 starting Wednesday and through the remainder of the season to give athletes more time for homework.

MondayOptional Night Run.  Meet at Mountain View Bus Loop at 7pm to carpool to Lava Lands.  We will need some help from parent drivers – if you are free drive just meet us there.  Parents who drive are also welcome to join us for the run.  We should be back to Mountain View at 9:30pm.  Bring a head lamp or flashlight.

Tuesday – Holinshead Hill Tempo Run @ Strength

Wednesday – Canal to 1st Street Rapids/8th Street Loops

Thursday – 2-5 Mile Repeats at Pine Nursery Park

Friday – Leave for Washington Family Ranch Retreat

Saturday – Washington Family Ranch Retreat

Sunday – Washington Family Ranch Retreat

Go Cougars!

2017 Season – Week #10

Team –

Great race at Breese Ranch on Saturday!  We had some excellent individual performances and were very pleased with the overall team results.  We are at a great starting point to continue to improve as the season progresses.  The Bulletin didn’t get it right, but our girls finished in 1st place and the boys took second.  Way to go Cougs!  Here are this week’s announcements:

Middle School XC Camp at Pilot Butte –

There is a middle school XC Camp on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-4:30 hosted by Pilot Butte Middle School and we need a few of our athletes to help out.  The first 5 sophomore junior or senior JV athletes to respond to this email offering to help will be off the hook for practice Mon-Wed.  You will need to be at Pilot Butte at 2:45 to check in with Kyle Gomez who is the head cross country coach at Pilot Butte Middle School.  This camp is a great opportunity for Mountain View athletes to contribute to the broader cross country community in Central Oregon and build relationships with younger athletes that will eventually be running at Mountain View!  Don’t forget to wear MV gear each day!

The Invitational at Fern Ridge Reservoir –

This Saturday we are headed to the Eugene area for our second race.  We will be meeting in the bus loop at 5:45 AM and will return at about 7:30 PM.  Remember to bring your uniform, racing shoes, a change of clothes, and money for lunch.  Also bring your swim suit for a special stop on the way home!  Meet info is available at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=126950#/Meet

Pasta Feed –

This week’s pasta feed with be at Tyler Beecroft’s house.  Her address is 20694 Nicolette Drive.  We will carpool athletes that can’t drive from Drake Park to save parents some trouble.  Bring your food items to practice and we will find a car to store things in.  Please bring the following:

Freshmen – Salad

Sophomores – Bread

Juniors  – Drinks

Seniors – Desert

District Course/Work Party –

Bend High School is hosting the District meet and has changed the location from Wanoga Sno Park to COCC.  The community is building a new cross country course on the COCC campus and they are hosting a work party for Summit, Bend and MV teams to come help build the trail on Wednesday at 5:30 pm.  Parents and athletes are welcome to attend.  Please bring your own rake and/or shovel if possible.  Athletes will need a signed waiver to participate (See weekly email for attachment)

Practice This Week – Please keep in mind that practices are now mandatory.  Athletes with an unexcused absence between now and Seaside will not get to attend that race.  Please get absences pre-excused with Mike.

Monday – Meet at Drake Park at 3:15.  Overturf Butte Loop & 4 x 800 Relay Workout

Tuesday –  Meet at Mountain View at 3:15.  Eagle Road Loop & Strength Workout

Wednesday –  Meet at Drake Park at 3:15.  Overturf Butte Hill Tempo Workout.  Team work party at COCC after practice.

Thursday –  Meet at Mountain View at 3:15.  Pilot Butte Base Trail & Strength Workout.

Friday – Meet at Drake Park at 3:15.  Team Photos followed by Run to Sawyer Park for Team Meeting.  Wear your uniform at start of practice!  Thanks to John Swenson for taking team photos!  These will be available for download free of charge!

SaturdayRace at Fern Ridge Reservoir

Sunday –  Rest Day

Go Cougars!

2017 Season – Week #9

Hey Team,

Great job this week at practice!  We are picking up the intensity and mileage and you are handling it great.  We especially appreciate the hard effort many of you put into the workouts on Wednesday and Friday!  This Saturday will be our first race at Breese Ranch, but we will be training through it so don’t worry if you aren’t feeling ready or are tired after the last couple weeks.  Our focus is on the end of the season.  Here are some important announcements for the week!

Breese Ranch

Our first race is this Saturday at Breese Ranch in Prineville.  Please meet at the Mountain View bus loop at 7:30 AM to catch the bus.  I expect we will be back at Mountain View for pickup at 12:30 PM.  The girls race is at 9:00 AM and the boys are at 9:40.  There is a community race at 10:00 for any parents interested in participating.  The course starts on a pasture and at 1/4 mile crosses a large creek and follows a dirt road to a flood irrigated pasture for some wet running. At the 3/4 miles the course starts a 3/4 mile up hill grind on a cattle trail to the halfway point of the race. From this point on it is downhill to the same wet pasture, stream crossing and follows a dirt road to the finish.  Parents interested in watching or participating in the community race can drive there by traveling through Prineville and proceeding 1 mile east of town on US 26.  There will be signs on the right side of the road for Breese Ranch.

Pasta Feed –

We have a team pasta feed Friday evening right after practice at Mallory Roberts House at 62610 Bunchgrass Pl.  We will carpool athletes that can’t drive from Drake Park to save parents some trouble.  The Roberts will be providing pasta but please bring the following:

Freshmen – Bread

Sophomore – Drinks

Juniors – Salad

Seniors – Desert

Team Registration – The following athletes are cleared to participate in practices and races.  If your name is not on the list please contact the athletic office to determine what you are missing.  Full instructions for registration are available on the athletics web page at https://www.bend.k12.or.us/mountainview/student-life/athletics

www.bend.k12.or.us

Athletics Welcome to Mountain View High Athletics! Students will find a connection to athletic activities in which they can participate and find enjoyment during …

Alevizos, Helios (9)
Backstrom, Tyler (9)
Beecroft, Tyler (10)
Berler, Zachary (9)
Bolen, Evan (10)
Buckmaster, Drake (11)
Cannon, Nate (11)
Choffel, Riley (10)
Cordell, Max (9)
Crafton, Shella May (9)
Cummings, Brooke (10)
Davis, Lamar (9)
Davis, Sydney (11)
Edgerton, Nolan (11)
Gill, Meagan (9)
Goff, Annika (9)
Goff, Wyatt (11)
Gonzalez, Gabriel (9)
Hackbart, Lillian (9)
Harris, Jayden (11)
Hartman-Warr, Amelia (9)
Hassell, Forrest (10)
Henry, Adam (9)
Henry, Fiona (9)
Jacobson, Elizabeth (12)
Johnson, Preston (10)
Katz, Anya (12)
Koker, Noah (11)
Lane, William (10)
Lehr, Maxwell (10)
Loyd, Emma (9)
McBride, Lauryn (11)
McFarland, Matheson (10)
Mckee, Samuel (9)
Miller, Chloe (11)
Miller, Peyton (9)
Moore, Emily (9)
Olarrea, Quinn (12)
Oubari, Karam (11)
Pfeil, Kevin(12)
Phillips, Carson (9)
Pichardo, Levi (10)
Piper, Tristan (9)
Priest, Carmen (12)
Ramsey, Elida (12)
Robbins, Carsen (11)
Roberts, Mallory (12)
Santaguida, Cody (9)
Schendel, Gabriel (9)
Schumacher, Michael (11)
Shilling, Paul (9)
Shores, Alexis (10)
Smith, Mckenna (10)
Sparks, Kyla (10)
Strauder, Kyanna (10)
Swenson, Kelsey (11)
Tomlinson, Ellie (9)
Tranby, Joel (10)
Vann, Madison (11)

Team Uniforms – We will be handing out team uniforms at practice on Thursday during practice.  You must be registered and cleared to receive a uniform.  We have really nice, really expensive, and really cool uniforms that were purchased last year.  Please stress to your student the importance of taking care of these and not losing them.  Students will be fined for any uniforms that are lost or damaged.


Footzone Spike Nights – Footzone is a huge supporter of local high school cross country and have spike nights scheduled for 8/20 (Today!), and 8/30 in which all athletes are offered a 20% discount on all shoes and spikes.  You can also go in any day and receive a 10% discount by mentioning you’re a high school athlete.


Washington Family Ranch – September 8-10.  WRF is coming up fast and we need you to register by 8/25 and turn in a waiver by emailing scanned copy or bring to practice (see attachment).  If you are a parent interested in helping with driving or working on the kitchen crew during the weekend we can use more help.  We currently have the following parents signed up to help: David Tranby, Rois & Julie Cannon, Alison Backstrom, Mel Davis, Tasha McFarland, Melissa Hassell.   If something has changed and you can no longer help please let me know!  We have the following athletes signed up to attend as of Friday: Helios, Tyler Backstrom, Nolan, Forrest, Adam, William, Max L, Lauryn, Chisel, Carson P, Elida, Gabe Schendel.

  1. Pay Camp Fee at https://touchbase.bend.k12.or.us/

    touchbase.bend.k12.or.us

    For Parents: User Name is Student ID Number Password is Student’s Last Name – Password is case sensitive For NON-Parents (Guest Users)*: Please CLICK HERE to create …


                      User Name: Student ID Number
                      Password: Last Name w/1st letter capitalized
                      Select Washington Family Ranch
                      Enter Payment Amount
                                        $60 per athlete
                                        Extra payment will help cover cost of athletes that can’t afford this fee

Team Shirt Order – We are placing an order for team hoody sweat shirts and your order needs to be in by Thursday 8/24 if you want one.  To pay go to Touchbase (see instructions below for WFR) and select the option for team shirt.  They are $30. Once you pay email me the size you’d like me to order.  We will have a sample at practice later this week to help you choose sizing.  The following athletes have paid for a shirt as of Friday: Helios, Tyler Backstrom, Lauryn, Chisel, Lexi.

Our team captains are also organizing a purchase of shirts that will be tie dyed as a team.  Please give a team captain $10 by 8/24 if you’d like to get one of these shirts.

Girls Night – Our girls team is hosting a girls only night at Anya Katz’s house at 2927 NE Yellow Ribbon Drive.  Unlike past years, there will be NO CONTACT with the boys team.  Any boys that are caught having contact with the girls team or showing up at Anya’s house will be suspended from the team.  Please bring a sleeping pad & sleeping bag.  Snacks and drinks to share with the group would be appreciated!  There is limited parking available so please carpool with others and leave the spots in front of Anya’s house available for senior girls who are transporting gear.  Mallory, Carmen, Elida, Eliza and Anya will be able to carpool athletes after practice on Wednesday.

Practice This Week – Meet at 3:15.  Practice over at 5:30 except Tuesday (5:45)
MondayNo practice due to the Eclipse.

Tuesday – Meet at Mountain View at 3:15 PM. Run to Pine Nursery (1-2 Loops) & Strength Workout at MV. We will have a guest speaker from Rebound Physical Therapy talking about injuries and injury prevention.  This talk will be near the end of the practice and may go until 5:45

Wednesday – Meet at Drake Park at 3:15 PM.  Run to COCC Track for a Michigan Workout.  Girls night afterward!

Thursday – Meet at Mountain View at 3:15 PM.  Boys will run PB base trail (Optional Summit Trail Addition) while girls get uniforms and then swap.

Friday – Meet at Drake Park at 3:15 PM.  Run to Juniper Park for Team Meeting & Frisbee

Saturday – Breese Ranch!

Sunday – Rest Day

Mid-Week Update –

Hey Team –

Given that its the beginning of the season there is a lot going on and I had some information I wanted to shared that warranted a mid-week email.  Here are a few items:

  1. Fall Sports Parent Meeting – There is a fall sports parent meeting from 6-6:30 in the Mountain View Auditorium tomorrow (Tuesday 8/16) followed by a team specific meeting in the West Gym.  If you have been reading the team emails you have all the team specific information but you may find the session in the auditorium useful if you’re new to Mountain View as that is presented by the Athletic Director.  I won’t be at the follow-up meeting but Monty’s got this covered.
  2. Team Shirt Order – We are placing an order for team hoody sweat shirts and your order needs to be in by Thursday 8/24 if you want one.  To pay go to Touchbase (see instructions below for WFR) and select the option for team shirt.  They are $30. Once you pay email me the size you’d like me to order.  We will have a sample at practice later this week to help you choose sizing.
  3. Washington Family Ranch – September 8-10.  WRF is coming up fast and we need you to register by 8/25 and turn in a waiver by emailing scanned copy or bring to practice (see attachment).  If you are a parent interested in helping with driving or working on the kitchen crew during the weekend we can use more help.  We currently have the following parents signed up to help: David Tranby, James Goff, Rois & Julie Cannon, Alison Backstrom, Mel Davis, Tasha McFarland, Melissa Hassell.   If something has changed and you can no longer help please let me know!
    Pay Camp Fee at https://touchbase.bend.k12.or.us/

    User Name: Student ID Number
    Password: Last Name w/1st letter capitalized
    Select Washington Family Ranch
    Enter Payment Amount
          $60 per athlete
          Extra payment will help cover cost of athletes that can’t afford this fee

  4. Footzone Spike Nights – Footzone is a huge supporter of local high school cross country and have spike nights scheduled for 8/19, 8/20, and 8/30 in which all athletes are offered a 20% discount on all shoes and spikes.  You can also go in any day and receive a 10% discount by mentioning you’re a high school athlete.
  5. Team Uniforms – We will be handing out team uniforms at practice on Thursday of next week during practice.  You must be registered and cleared to practice to receive a uniform.  We have really nice, really expensive, and really cool uniforms that were purchased last year.  Please stress to your student the importance of taking care of these and not losing them.  Students will be fined for any uniforms that are lost or damaged.
  6. Apoc-Eclipse – The eclipse is coming up on 8/21 and the District has made a decision to cancel all high school sports and activities on that day.  We will have no practice.  Stay safe!
Kikitykee Go Coug XC!
Mike