Friday, November 29, 2013

MCHS XC IN FRESNO!

Twas the night before Fresno...


...And all through the Hotel, every runner was giggling and the energy sure did swell,

Even in the elevator, smiles all around; hard to pick out who is the biggest clown?


Greg was already getting calls from the front desk, asking who is romping around on the 4th floor, is it your kids, I guess?

Abby gave all the girls some cool "Sole Runner" shirts.  Ouch, the boys got nothing, that must really hurt!


Their bibs were pined on their jerseys with care, in hopes that tomorrow a PR will be soon appear.    

Spencer requested Nutella for the AM, but it's a few miles away.   So looks like he'll have to deal with just peanut butter for tomorrow on race day.

Merry racing to all and to all a good night!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Both teams win NCS, next stop Fresno!

CONGRATS TO BOTH MCHS XC VARSITY SQUADS, BOYS & GIRLS 2013 NCS CHAMPS!

2013 NCS Div II Boys Champions 
Michael King, Spencer Jones, Dante Hay, Ryan Anderson, Colin Barlett, Zac West, Nick Jenson

2013 NCS Division II Girls Champions
Shannon Palladino, Shaz Breedlove, Carolina Avelar, Cecilia Avelar, Sophia Mahoney, Mackenzi Segraves, Sam Perry
...HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

STATE MEET DETAILS:

FRIDAY, 11/29:
10:00 a.m. Drivers leave MCHS
2:30 Arrive at Woodward Park, meeting everyone at starting line
4:15 Leave Woodward Park for Spaghetti Factory/Dinner 4:30
(1610 E Shaw Ave. Fresno CA, 93710 (559-222-1066)
6:00 Check into Fresno Airport Hotel (1551 N. Peach Ave. Fresno CA 93727 559-251-5200) Link

SATURDAY, 11/30:
Race Schedule:
Division II Girls Race 9:05 a.m.
Division II Boys Race 10:10 a.m.
Link to live results on Flotrack
Leaving Woodward Park ~Noon, should be home 4:30 or 5:00PM!

DECEMBER 14th END OF THE SEASON CELEBRATION REMINDER!   -If you have not yet committed to attend the end of the season celebration, IF YOU WANT TO GO, YOU MUST SIGN UP BEFORE 12/6!    Cost is $10 per person (catered by Bruno's on 4th St.)   Link to Flyer

GO PUMAS!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967
greg.fogg@comcast.net

Monday, November 18, 2013

Last few weeks of the season! -NCS and State Championships + Foot Locker

THIS WEEK:  NCS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HAYWARD HIGH SCHOOL!

...MCHS BOYS AND GIRLS VARSITY SQUADS RANKED #1
 
FRIDAY, 11/22:  Top 8 Varsity runners staying overnight for NCS Championships, leaving MCHS 6:30PM with Coach Greg, Coach Sheryl and Parents TBD.   Instructions on this day: Go to practice 3:30, 20 min run/strides, go home, eat dinner, pack (oh yeah, shower), then leaving MCHS 6:30PM.  Expect to arrive at Comfort Inn Hotel 8:00PM Link (2532 Castro Valley Blvd.Castro ValleyCAUS94546 Phone: (510) 538-9501)

SATURDAY, 11/23: Caravan to Hayward High with Coach Sal and others leaving MCHS 6:45AM!
-Varsity Girls Div II Race: 9:05/Awards at 10:40
-Varsity Boys Div II Race: 10:10/Awards at 11:00
Address to Hayward High School: 1633 East Ave. Hayward, CA 94541 (Plan on an extra 15 minutes to walk from parking to the course!) HHS Map  Link
Link to NCS Championship Website
Link to sign-up for LIVE UPDATES via text on your phone during the races!

NEXT WEEK: STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WOODWARD PARK, FRESNO

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Meeting at Howarth Park for practice at 8:30AM
Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!  -EZ 45 min + strides on your own
Friday: Leaving MCHS 10AM, arrive Woodward Park ~2:30, shake-out run, leave ~4:00-4:30 for dinner, then check into Hotel.  Hotel Link Fresno Airport Hotel (1551 N. Peach Ave. Fresno, CA 93727 559-251-5200)  
Saturday Race Day: Same race schedule as NCS, on the road by 11:30-Noon; back at MCHS ~5:30 after stopping for lunch on the way back.

WEEK OF 12/2: Practice on your own!
Leaving MCHS 8:30AM for Foot Locker in L.A.
Link to flyer for all the information you need to know; if you're interested, contact Coach Sheryl ASAP as space is limited!   -Note, this is not a MCHS sponsored event, cost is $125 + will need to cover your food expenses.

DECEMBER 14, 2013:  End of the Season Celebration, 6:00-8:30 at the MCHS Small Gym
Link to Flyer: MUST SIGN UP BEFORE 12/6, Cost $10 per person (catered by Bruno's on 4th Street!)

GO PUMAS!!!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Week #12 NBL Championships PUMAS SWEEP!

NBL 2013 Championships:   PUMAS SWEEP JV and Varsity Races!

Boys JV: Michael King with individual honors; team wins with 7 in the top 10 (they've won 12 in a row)
Start of 2013 JV Boys race
Boys Varsity: Ryan Anderson wins individual title; team repeats as champs (they've won 8 of last 11 years)
2013 MCHS Boys Varsity en route to NBL title!
Girls JV: Sweeping top 10 individual places en route to title (they've won 14 years in a row!)
MCHS's "big green army" out in front for 2013 Girls JV race
Girls Varsity: 12TH TITLE IN A ROW.   WOW, what else can we say?
Boys and Girls Varsity Dual Champs!

PRACTICE NOTICE:    NEXT 3 WEEKS OF COMPETITION ARE FOR VARSITY ONLY, HOWEVER EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PRACTICE WITH THE TEAM IF THEY WANT TO.

What's up for this week:

MONDAY: No Practice!    ...Run 60 minutes on your own
TUESDAY: Intervals
WEDNESDAY: EZ run
THURSDAY: VARSITY TEMPO AND MILE TIME TRIALS (Everyone welcome for mile time trial!)
FRIDAY: EZ run
SATURDAY (VARSITY ONLY):  Leaving MCHS 9AM for practice run at Hayward High School (NCS course) should be there by 10:15, done with workout by Noon, back to MCHS by 1:30 unless we stop for lunch...

Press Democrat pics for NBLs and all the results:

LINK to Boys results
LINK to Girls results


NBL Times were not as fast as expected, but the PUMAS still achieved 30 new PRs!

Name Old PR New PR Time
Improvement
%
 Improvement
Tooyey, Shane 25:39 20:37 05:02 19.6%
Berlonga, Alex 24:25 21:30 02:55 11.9%
Randles, Keegan 21:48 20:06 01:42 7.8%
Lugo, Fernando 22:48 21:08 01:40 7.3%
Williams, Sarah 25:21 23:44 01:37 6.4%
Faust, Sara 23:48 22:52 00:56 3.9%
Nelson, Amber 24:44 23:47 00:57 3.8%
Nicklas, Tessa 21:50 21:13 00:37 2.8%
Leavitt, Andrew 20:32 20:03 00:29 2.4%
Collier, Jane 23:58 23:29 00:29 2.0%
Schoenbach, Gabe 18:19 18:00 00:19 1.7%
Azcarraga, Lucas 16:59 16:43 00:16 1.6%
Arietta, Greg 19:14 18:56 00:18 1.6%
Civello, Blake 18:03 17:48 00:15 1.4%
Reynoso, Shayna 24:55 24:37 00:18 1.2%
Thibault, Antoine 17:11 17:00 00:11 1.1%
Sullivan, Claire 25:00 24:45 00:15 1.0%
Kasper, Alejandra 21:47 21:39 00:08 0.6%
Hill, Brooke 26:42 26:33 00:09 0.6%
Raymond, Lilly 21:23 21:17 00:06 0.5%
Eagle, Aimee 24:44 24:38 00:06 0.4%
Avelar, Cecilia 18:56 18:52 00:04 0.4%
Schneider, Rowan 19:37 19:34 00:03 0.3%
Buenrostro, Karen 22:15 22:12 00:03 0.2%
West, Zac 16:02 16:00 00:02 0.2%
Ballaire, Brendan 17:25 17:23 00:02 0.2%
Frankl, William 18:07 18:05 00:02 0.2%
Breedlove, Shaz 18:37 18:36 00:01 0.1%
Everest, Jacob 18:58 18:57 00:01 0.1%
Boyce, Trever 19:12 19:11 00:01 0.1%


Seniors win Crazy Relays (again!)  ...LINK to floppy Frisbee relay clip

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967
Email: greg.fogg@comcast.net

GO PUMAS! 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Recap week #10, #11, Pumas finish season undefeated; coming up this week, NBL CHAMPIONSHIPS!

HIGHLIGHTS OF WEEK #10: 

10/23/13: MCHS Tri-meet vs. RCHS, Ukiah with MCHS hosting.   -Pumas sweep all 4 races.
LINK to PD detailed results.    -Bizarre "wrong-turn" leaves top 20 boy finishers DQ'd!

Start of the Boys race Oct 23rd, 2013 at MCHS with Rancho and Ukiah.   ...So far, they're going the right direction ;)
12 Individual PRs for MCHS on this day (2.7 mi MCHS campus course):

10/23/13 MCHS Home meet 2012PR 2013 PR Improvement
Shriver, Morgan 19:43.0 16:47.0 02:56.0 15%
Schoenbach, Gabe 17:38.0 15:58.0 01:40.0 9%
Hordyk, Kayla 20:09.0 18:49.0 01:20.0 7%
Padilla, Brian 17:51.0 16:46.0 01:05.0 6%
Talkington, Brooke 20:25.0 19:34.0 00:51.0 4%
Marin, Jeffrey 16:24.0 15:45.0 00:39.0 4%
Everest, Jacob 17:44.0 17:09.0 00:35.0 3%
Ahern, Allie 17:55.0 17:23.0 00:32.0 3%
Perry, Samantha 17:57.0 17:25.0 00:32.0 3%
Palladino, Shannon 17:34.0 17:12.0 00:22.0 2%
Breedlove, Shaz 17:01.0 16:46.0 00:15.0 1%
Arietta, Greg 17:11.0 17:07.0 00:04.0 0.4%


8 individuals who made the all-time top 50 list for the MCHS Campus Course: 
Shaz Breedlove #14
Shannon Palladino #25
Carolina Avelar #29
Allie Ahern #32
Mackenzie Segraves #33
Sam Perry #35
Sophia Mahoney #37
Kaylie Gunderson #42

10/26/13: Saturday FUN at the Healdsburg 1/2 Marathon (MCHS was in charge of 4 water stations):  

David, Gabe, Brendan, Zac, Ryan and Evan
Tessa and Abby
HIGHLIGHTS OF WEEK #11: 

MCHS Tri-Meet vs. Santa Rosa and Monty.   -Pumas sweep all 4 races, finishing the regular league season undefeated!
LINK to PD detailed results and more pictures.     -Nice starts; way to get out in front pumas!




WOW!   BOYS team PR now ranks them #4 All-Time for the 3.05 mi. Spring Lake Course (since 1988)

...CHECK OUT THESE CRAZY IMPROVEMENTS!  

45 Individual PRs for MCHS on this day (3.05 mi MCHS campus course):    

Name (SL 10/30/13) Group Old PR New PR Improvement
Facto, Kelly 25:56 22:05 03:51 14.8%
Buenrostro, Karen 25:33 22:15 03:18 12.9%
Leavitt, Andrew 23:26 20:32 02:54 12.4%
Longhetto, Niccolo 21:25 19:01 02:24 11.2%
Boyce, Trever 21:25 19:12 02:13 10.4%
Segraves, Lucy 25:51 23:24 02:27 9.5%
Moore, Cooper 19:15 17:27 01:48 9.4%
Mendenhall, Reiko 25:16 23:04 02:12 8.7%
Gunderson, Kaylie 22:24 20:27 01:57 8.7%
Hauptman, Jack 20:54 19:17 01:37 7.7%
Abraham, Emily 23:00 21:18 01:42 7.4%
Civello, Blake 19:22 18:03 01:19 6.8%
Avelar, Carolina Varsity 20:17 18:57 01:20 6.6%
Marin, Jeffrey 18:39 17:26 01:13 6.5%
Shriver, Morgan 19:52 18:42 01:10 5.9%
Bellaire, Brendan 18:29 17:25 01:04 5.8%
Lu, Jonathan 25:27 24:03 01:24 5.5%
Mahoney, Sophia Varsity 20:24 19:18 01:06 5.4%
Yates, Jackson 18:14 17:18 00:56 5.1%
Everest, Jacob 19:59 18:58 01:01 5.1%
Talkington, Brooke 23:28 22:21 01:07 4.8%
Eik, David 17:40 16:57 00:43 4.1%
Sullivan, Claire 25:58 25:00 00:58 3.7%
Padilla, Brian 19:43 19:02 00:41 3.5%
Raymond, Lilly 22:05 21:23 00:42 3.2%
Smail, Tommy Varsity 17:15 16:43 00:32 3.1%
Thibault, Antoine 17:43 17:11 00:32 3.0%
Bartlett, Colin Varsity 16:12 15:43 00:29 3.0%
Arietta, Greg 19:48 19:14 00:34 2.9%
Perry, Samantha Varsity 19:56 19:22 00:34 2.8%
Scobey, Jordan Varsity 16:24 15:57 00:27 2.7%
Schneider, Rowan 20:10 19:37 00:33 2.7%
Ahern, Allie Varsity 19:55 19:25 00:30 2.5%
Nelson, Amber 25:20 24:44 00:36 2.4%
Eagle, Aimee 25:19 24:44 00:35 2.3%
Franceschi, Ean 17:35 17:12 00:23 2.2%
Azcarraga, Lucas 17:20 16:59 00:21 2.0%
Breedlove, Shaz Varsity 18:57 18:37 00:20 1.8%
Jones, Spencer Varsity 16:23 16:07 00:16 1.6%
Avelar, Cecilia Varsity 19:13 18:56 00:17 1.5%
Schoenbach, Gabe 18:26 18:19 00:07 0.6%
Collier, Jane 24:05 23:58 00:07 0.5%
Palladino, Shannon Varsity 19:24 19:20 00:04 0.3%
West, Zac Varsity 16:05 16:02 00:03 0.3%
King, Michael Varsity 16:40 16:37 00:03 0.3%

COMING UP THIS WEEK:    

Friday, November 8th North Bay League CHAMPIONSHIPS!   ...Come cheer on the Pumas!    ...Where?   -Spring Lake.    


Schedule: 
2:00 - JV Boys
2:35 - JV Girls
3:15 - Varsity Boys
3:45 - Varsity Girls

4:00 - Awards

GO PUMAS!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967
Email: greg.fogg@comcast.net

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