We are wrapping up the regular season with the State Championships on Wednesday. While there is more cross country and more running to follow, I am very proud of the TEAM commitment and improvement this season. Through the ups and downs, I feel that everyone has stayed very positive. We have grown as a TEAM, and it has been a very fun, rewarding season to be a part of. Let's finish strong together this week!
State Cross Country - The meet will take place at Sugarhouse Park on Wednesday (October 19th). The girls race at 2:00 and the boys race at 3:30. We want as many of our athletes there as possible - I understand a few of you might be going out of town for fall break - I hope the rest of you will make it to the state meet and be a part of our final TEAM race of the season. We also want as many parents and fans there as possible. The more positive support, the better. We will be stopping at Cafe Rio in Bountiful on the way home. Each of the athletes need to bring $5 to put toward their dinner--the team budget will cover the rest. Make sure to bring warm clothes - it looks like the high will be around 55-60. If you are taking the PSAT in the morning, please hurry to the buses. We really need to leave as close to 11:45 as possible.
Here is the schedule:
11:30 - Excused from school
11:45 - Buses Leave
2:00 - Girls 5A Championships (Aubrey, Ally, Jenna, Grace, Madeline, Miah, Abi)
3:30 - Boys 5A Championships (Josh, Matt, Seth, Jacob, Camren, Brigham, Devin)
5:30 - Dinner at Cafe Rio (bring $5)
7:00 - Back to the School
Fall Break - With the 3 days of fall break, each of you should take two days off and get in a distance run on one of the days. We will start working hard for NXR the following week.
Nike Regional Championships (NXR) - will be in Casa Grande, AZ on November 19th. The TEAM will be taking one bus down (50 athletes). We are looking at the possibility of adding 2 vehicles in order to take a total of 60 athletes. We will be leaving on Thursday (11/17) and coming back on Sunday (11/20). The cost will be $300. Some or all of that money can be earned through the 12 hour run-a-thon if you are willing to go out and get donations or pledges. We are staying at the Springhill Suites in Chandler, AZ on Friday and Saturday night. I have attached the invite list. The primary emphasis was placed on our final 2 big races (Bob Firman and Region) as well as some consideration to other races in the season. With our TEAM depth and commitment, it was the most difficult list we have ever had to make. I feel like so many more of you have worked hard and earned the trip, but it is the best we can do. If you are on the list, but will be unable to attend, please let me know ASAP and we will fill those spots with alternates. More details to come.
Important Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday (10/19) - State Championships
Friday (11/4) - 12 Hour Run Fundraiser for NXR (Tentative)
Wednesday (11/9) - Pre-NXR at Layton Park (for everyone)
Thursday (11/10) - TEAM Banquet @ TBA
Saturday (11/19) - Nike Regionals
Monday (7/31) - Friday (8/4) - 2017 Cross Country Camp (Tentative)
Bring a lot of positive energy to practice on Monday and Tuesday. It's a big week, and everyone on the TEAM can still contribute to our success at state.