Here are the results form the meet:
Continental League XC Championships
League Line-ups, Schedule, and Info (click)
19 weeks ago the TEAM sat down together and set some very ambitious goals for this season. One of those goals was to go into the Continental League Championships and try to win the open, JV, and varsity races for both boys and girls. The TEAM has prepared very well over the past 4 months and is ready to achieve this goal. It's taken a lot of early mornings during the summer, giving up time on Saturday's and holidays to be with your teammates, running an enormous amount of miles, and staying consistent with the training plan. You are as prepared as any XC TEAM we have put on the line at Vista and are ready to try and achieve our TEAM goal for the League Championships. Let's go out on Thursday and achieve something special!
Fall Break and Regional Meet Info
Here is the logistical info for the 5A Region 5 Meet the week of Fall Break:
Regional Meet and State Qualifying Info (click)
When/Where: Thursday, October 18th @ Fountain Ft-Carson HS
Athletes Participating: We are allowed to run 9 boys and 9 girls at Regionals. Line-ups will be determined after the League Meet.
Fall Break Practices: Athletes that go on to run at the Regional Championship, and alternates, are expected to be at all Fall Break practices, including Saturday practices, in-order to be eligible to participate in the Regional Championship Meet. Fall break practices will be at 8:00 a.m. at MVHS and other locations around Highlands Ranch.
Alternates: Anyone running in the varsity or JV meet at Leagues is being considered as either a possible competitor, or alternate, for the Regional championship. Several Open race runners are also being considered for these spots and I will communicate with you by Monday.
If you are running in the JV race at Leagues and will not be in-town during Fall Break, or do not plan on participating after Leagues, please communicate with me ASAP.
Time Off After XC
Any athlete on the team wishing to continue to train with the team through the state meet and NXN is welcome to do so, even if your racing season is over.
After your last race of the season, every member of the team should take off 2 full weeks from running before getting ready for the upcoming track season. Information about winter track conditioning will be out soon, and I will post more info on next weeks blog. The feedback from many of you is that this year you would like to meet before (and possibly during) winter break. We will coordinate a way to do this.
Uniforms will be turned in the week after fall break unless racing at the State Championships. I will post more info on next weeks blog about uniform turn-in.
Wed Oct 10th @ Tyler Matzke's House
Juniors:Desserts or Bread
Going the Extra Mile
This week marks the end of running extra miles. No one needs to go out and run before school, or during off periods, at this point in the season. Running on Sunday is fine, but please keep things easy and no longer than 5 or 6 miles.
Schedule for October 8th-14th
Mon: 3:10 MVHS
Tue: 3:30 Redstone Park to run the High Line Canal
Wed: 3:10 MVHS
Thur: Continental League Championship @ Rock Canyon HS
Fri: 8:00 a.m. MVHS (no school)
Sat: 8:00 a.m. MVHS (track)
Sun: Optional Run on your own, or with a teammate.