I also want to thank all of the parents for their efforts last week in coming out to the parent meeting, and helping with the Run to Denver. It's no joke when the coaches say we have the best parent community in the state. We cannot do all of the things we do without your help. Thank you!
Gear Order Reopened Until Monday
The gear order through Denver Athletic is reopening for 24 hours to help those families that recently registered, or missed the last order. All gear is optional, but most will have a neon green T-Shirt. Please see the blog post from August 6th-12th for more info about what gear to buy.
Parent Meeting Info
If you missed the parent meeting here is everything we went over, and then some. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions.
Team Dinner- Thursday
Hosted by Ethan and Seth Rouse (address will be sent out on Wednesday) on Thursday at 5:30
Potluck Style. Please bring your assigned dish. Food assignments will rotate each week.
Please don’t show up empty handed
Bring enough for 8-10 people
Try to keep it healthy-ish
Label your dishes and remind your athlete to bring all dishes home
We have plenty of serving utensils - no need to send those
Parents are welcome to stop in and check it out.
Parents of athletes with food allergies or sensitivities should contact Teresa Smith as soon as possible: 720-840-6335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freshman: Water/Chocolate Milk
Sophomores: Fruit or Salad (No veggie trays please)
Juniors: Pasta Dish (No Cold Deli Pasta please)
Huge THANK YOU to Teresa Smith and Eric Rouse for hosting.
We will checkout uniforms on Wednesday this week after practice. Please plan on staying an extra 30 mins or so that afternoon so that we can get you a uniform.
Grocery Card Fundraiser
This is one of our few fundraisers each season, and how we are able to compensate our assistant coaches every fall. They are not funded by the school district, and the grocery card fundraiser helps us to to make sure they each receive a full stipend for the season. Please see the link below for more information, and contact Therese Fitzsimmons for a card:
MVHS Booster Club
The Booster Club is the other way we raise money for our program each season. Below is information on how to register, and a video about how the Booster Club helps our team. Please contact Jeremy and Cherise Anderson if you have questions.
Labor Day/Saturday Practice
Our plan for Labor Day weekend is to meet for practice at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning at Redstone Park. Those that raced at the Arapahoe Invite will be doing a long run. Those that did not race will be doing a longer steady state run/rhythm run. If you are leaving town please arrange to leave with your family after practice Saturday morning. We will be finished by 9 a.m.
For Monday, check the training document to see what your run is that day and get it in on your own. Or call a teammate up and run together. We will not be meeting on Monday as a team.
Training Plans for the Week
If you are unsure which plan to follow please come talk to Coach Dalby.
August 20th-26th Schedule
Monday- Redstone Park 3:20 p.m.
Tuesday- MVHS 3:10 p.m.
Wednesday- Morning Run 6 a.m. @
-MVHS 3:10 (Uniform Checkout after practice)
Thursday-Morning Run 6:30 a.m. @ MVHS
-MVHS 3:10 p.m.
Friday- Vista Nation XC 2-Mile Invitational
Saturday-Rocky Heights Middle School
Sunday-On your own
Vista Nation XC 2-Mile Invitational
When: Friday, August 24th
Where: MVHS XC Course
Arrival: Be at MVHS no later than 3:45 p.m.
Meet Website/Results (link)
Additional Meet Information (doc)
Teams: Vista, Boulder, Peak-to-Peak, Palmer Ridge, Niwot, Dakota Ridge, Pomona, Castle View, Lyons, Valor Christian
5:00 Boys Varsity 2-Mile (score top 5, run 10)-More than 10 if needed
5:20 Girls Varsity 2-Mile (score top 5, run 10)-More than 10 if needed
5:40 Boys Junior Varsity (score 5, run unlimited)
6:10 Girls Junior Varsity (score 5, run unlimited)
Course Map: vistanationinvitemap.pdf
Awards: The top 10 individuals in each race will receive medals. Trophies will be given to the top team in each race
Line-ups: Will be Announced at practice on Thursday
Parent Help: We will be in need of about 15 parents to help us out at the meet on Friday as course marshals to make sure the crowd stays off the course as runners come through. You will still be able to see the entire race. If you can help, please email Coach Dalby. There will be a short parent meeting at 4:30 on the track to organize our parent volunteers.
Shutter Fly Access to Team Photos
Subscribe to our MVHS XC and track photo sharing site to share and view photos of our team http://vistanation.shutterfly.com/
Directions: please view the directions below if you would like to be able to view/upload pictures.