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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