Monday, September 29, 2014

HEY PARENTS WE NEED DRIVERS FOR PRACTICING IN THE PARK!

Hi Parents,

We need more drivers to take our MCHS runners to the park!   ...There is not enough involvement from the ALL PARENTS and it's starting to get in the way of our training; for those that have been helping, THANK-YOU VERY MUCH!!!    ...For those that have not yet driven, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR 1 DAY, OR PREFERABLY, 2 DAYS!

The driving schedule is posted for the rest of the season (only 6 more weeks!) and I've challenged all kids today at practice to ask if their parents can commit to drive for only 2 events for the remaining season (we need 68 seats total = 10-12 drivers minimum for each day!) and we have 90+ kids on the roster, so if everyone does their part this should all work out...  

-We like to run in the park, typically 2-3 days of every week.

On Mondays we leave MCHS at 3:10, the rest of the week leaving at 3:40 with workouts lasting ~60-90 minutes after dropping off kids (OK to have one parent drop-off and the other pick-up),    Here's the schedule for the rest of the season;  locations vary (Howarth Park, Park Trail, Channel Drive), but we'll tell you where we're going before we leave MCHS each day:

Tue, 9/30
Thu, 10/2
PLEASE HELP THE MCHS XC TEAM!!!
Fri, 10/3
Mon, 10/6
Thu, 10/9
Mon, 10/13
Thu, 10/16
Fri, 10/17
Thu, 10/23
Fri, 10/24
Mon, 10/27
Thu, 10/30
Mon, 11/3
Tue, 11/4
Wed,11/5

You can sign up to drive at www.signupgenius.com right here Link
Or http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signupform

HELP DRIVE US TO THE PARK SO WE CAN RUN!

...If you have any questions regarding this new system, just contact our team transportation lead, Raylene Levitt at raylene@mycpaservices.com

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

GO PUMAS!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What's up this week (Petaluma tomorrow!) and Stanford roster


Woodbridge Invite highlights from Saturday, 9/20:

...Great times/fast times!  ...Virtually everyone that raced, PR'd   -AMAZING!!!

Girls 3 Mile Run Gold Varsity-A
Maria Carrillo placed 1st/14 teams
Total Time: 1:33:52.25, Average: 18:46.45
4 Breedlove, Shaz 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 18:06.41
8 Palladino, Shannon 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 18:34.92
14 Ahern, Aloysia 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 18:53.90
15 Avelar, Cecilia 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 18:58.66
28 Perry, Samantha 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 19:18.36
45 Abraham, Emily 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 19:40.27
46 Raymond, Lily 10 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 19:46.71
Varsity Champs posing with some random guys at Woodbridge (Shaz, Shannon, Sam, Allie and Cecilia) 
 Girls 3 Mile Run Gold JV
Maria Carrillo placed 6th/28 teams
Total Time: 1:41:13.69, Average: 20:14.74
19 Wright, Emma 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 19:47.70
27 Rivas, Sydnie 9 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:02.08
31 Gunderson, Kaylie 10 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:06.53
45 Cichosz, Shawn 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:29.77
59 Buenrostro, Karen 10 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:47.61
64 Hakel, Jenna 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 20:51.59
85 Issel, Gracie 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 21:15.00Boys 3 Mile Run Varsity Rated
Sydnie, Kaylie, Emma, Gracie, Jenna and Shawn at Woodbridge

Maria Carrillo placed 15th/30 teams
Total Time: 1:19:14.1, Average: 15:50.83
31 Scobey, Jordan 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 15:21.19
41 West, Zachery 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 15:29.80
57 Smail, Tommy 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 15:38.80
139 Eik, David 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:14.77
163 Jacob, Wright 9 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:29.55
164 Ryan, Nguyen 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:29.66
173 Civello, Blake 10 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:36.02

Boys 3 Mile Run Gold Varsity-A
Maria Carrillo placed 11th/18 teams
Total Time: 1:22:41.29, Average: 16:32.26
43 Scott, Kruetzfeldt 9 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:23.00
47 Azcarraga, Lucas 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:28.15
52 Thibault, Antoine 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:32.54
53 Schoenbach, Gabe 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:33.20
64 Quinn, Matt 12 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:44.40
76 Yates, Jackson 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 16:52.46
87 Marin, Jeffrey 11 Maria Carrillo (Nc) 17:00.61

Detailed results are all here from the Woodbridge Event Website Link

OK, so what's up for this week?

Wednesday, 9/24: 

Scrimmage meet with Casa, Rosa and Rancho at Shollenberger Park (Map it!)
1400 Cader Ln, Petaluma, CA 94954 

-Dismiss from class 1:45, Bus leaves MCHS 2:00
-Only two races: Girls 3:45 start, then Boys
IMPORTANT:  Bus is only one-way!   ...Coaches can drive a few back to MCHS, but seats are limited!

Firm Stanford Roster was announced today at practice!

Varsity 5K Girls Race: Shaz B, Shannon P, Allie A, Cecilia A, Sam P, Emily A, Lily R.
-Girl Alternates: 1) Emma W, 2) Sydnie R, 3) Kaylie G

Varsity 5K Boys Race (only 5 spots firm at this time): Jordan S, Zac W, Tommy S, David E, Ryan N, #6, #7 and Alternates TBD after Shollenberger Race!

Friday, 9/26:

OHANA NIGHT!  6PM -8PM Jacqui Smail, Laura Drake, & Dawn Kruetzfeldt
...Not sure what to bring?  
Freshmen: Drinks
Sophomores: Bread
Juniors: Salad
Seniors: Deserts

Saturday, 9/27 Stanford Invite: Link to Event Bulletin and logistics:

,,,Leaving MCHS in two waves for Stanford:

Wave #1) 7:45AM for those wanting to watch MCHS Alumni compete in the college races (Daniel Hauptman UCSD, Harrison Luft, Occidental and Sophia Mahoney, UC Santa Cruz)  
Wave #2) 9AM for everyone else  (Guys race 1:00 PM and Girls race 1:30 PM)

...More details for Stanford Invite will be included on the next post.

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


GO PUMAS!






Thursday, September 18, 2014

Practice change for Friday / where to find Woodbridge results

Practice Friday, 9/19 will begin 1PM!    ...School gets out ~12:30

WOODBRIDGE INVITE results will be online at www.gvarvas.com & www.finishedresults.com with races streamed live!

...If you're not on the Woodbridge roster, you should run an EZ pace or OD pace run on Saturday ranging from 5-8 miles.

Have a great weekend :)

-Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Woodbridge Roster and Logistics

Plans for Woodbridge Invite

Woodbridge Invite Event Website: http://gvarvas.com/

Saturday, 9/20 Race Roster:

6:06 PM JV Girls: Emma W, Sydnie R, Jenna H, Kaylie G, Gracie I, Shawn C, Karen B
7:18 PM Varsity Girls "Gold A": Shaz B, Shannon P, Allie A, Sam P, Cecilia A, Lily R, Emily A
8:06 PM Varsity Boys "Gold A": Scott K, Jackson Y, Antoine T, Jeffrey M, Gabe S, Matt Q, Lucas A
9:14 PM Varsity Boys Rated: Jordan S, Zac W, Tommy S, David E, Jacob W, Blake C, Ryan N

IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR EVERYONE ON THE ROSTER:   

  • You MUST go to class on Friday to compete on Saturday!
  • Pack light!  ...Asking everyone to pack like a soft carry-on bag for a plane trip (we're only staying for 2 days)
  • Bring your new NIKE uniform jersey, black shorts and racing flats 
  • Bring $50 cash to help with breakfast and dinner expenses!
  • Bring your own cash for lunch (Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • Make sure you have warm clothes, since we'll outside till ~10 PM on Saturday

Logistics:

Friday, 9/19:  Leaving MCHS 8:30AM, stopping for 20-30 min lunch, shake-out run ~1.5 hours from the Hotel, Dinner ~6:30 or 7 PM start, then back to the Hotel, lights out 10 PM

Saturday, 9/20: Breakfast 8:30 or 9 AM (sleep in!), back to Hotel to hang out, Lunch at Noon or 1 PM, leaving Hotel ~4:30 PM, Races 6 PM - 9 PM, leaving ~10 PM, Dinner, then back to the Hotel

Sunday, 9/21: Breakfast 8 AM, leaving Hotel 9AM, stopping for 20-30 minute lunch, should return to MCHS by 4:30 - 5 PM.

Where we're staying: Double Tree Hilton Hotel Irvine Spectrum
90 Pacifica, Irvine, California, 92618, USA   TEL: +1-949-471-8888
http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-irvine-spectrum-ONAISDT/index.html?WT.mc_id=EPEMDTResconfEN#

For everyone NOT on the Woodbridge roster, practice will be early on Friday, 9/19 starting at 1 PM (School gets out 12:30ish) with Coach Matt!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967

GO PUMAS!



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ed Sias / Viking Results Summary

Viking Opener and Ed Sias Detailed Results via PD Running Blog Link

Viking Opener Team Place Summary: MCHS/Total # Teams: 

-Open Girls: 4/20
-Freshmen Boys 6/18
-Soph Boys 7/17
-Open Boys 8/13
-Jr Boys: 13/13
-Freshman/Sophomore Girls: 14/20
-Senior Junior Girls: 15/18

Ed Sias MCHS Team Place Summary: MCHS/Total # Teams: 

-Boys Limited Frosh-Soph 1/28
-Boys JV: 1/25
-Girls JV: 4/21
-Girls Limited Frosh-Soph 6/24
-Boys Large School Varsity 6/22
-Girls Large School Varsity 5/21

Link to Ed Sias Dance Party video highlights + Grace Frediani interview (Frosh-Soph Girls division)


Ed Sias '14 Frosh-Soph Champs!  (Jacob W, Jack H, Cooper M, Nicollo L, Scott K, Ben L, Blake C) 

Ed Sias '14 JV Boys Champs!  (Matt Q, Willy F, Jeffrey M, Evan D, Lucas A, Carson K, Rowen S)

...What's coming up for this week:

Monday, 9/15: Announcing rosters for Woodbridge Invite

Wednesday, 9/17: Night tempo (7PM) for Gold Training group
-Gold training group: don't show up for practice: everyone else practices at the same time (3:30)

Friday, 9/19: Leaving MCHS 8:30 for Woodbridge (everyone going to Woodbridge MUST check into school/first period on this day)

Saturday Night, 9/20: Woodbridge race Schedule/Roster will be detailed in next post.

Check out these new uniforms!



-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967

GO PUMAS!

Friday, September 12, 2014

MCHS XC DINE AND DONATE

MCHS XC 2014 Dine and Donate Schedule!

20% of proceeds go the MCHS XC team!!! :)

9/13 Mountain Mike's Pizza
9/15 Mary's Pizza Shack (Summerfield only)  NOT A MEET DAY
9/24 Mountain Mike's Pizza (pick it up on the way home!)
10/8 Mountain Mike's Pizza (pick it up on the way home!)
10/15 Boudin's & Lepe's Taqueria & Mountain Mike's Pizza
10/22 Lepe's Taqueria &  Mountain Mike's Pizza
10/29 Boudin's & Mary's Pizza Shack (summerfield only)
11/7 Mountain Mike's Pizza

Mountain Mike's Locations: 2280 Santa Rosa Ave (near Costco) 544-2828 | 3781 Cleveland Ave (near Kohls), 595-6505 | 1451 Southwest Blvd. #117, Rohnert Park, 795-4433
    www.mountainmikes.com/locations.php  (for phone numbers and on-line ordering)
Mary's Pizza Shack (summerfield only), 535 Summerfield Rd. (707) 538-1888 www.maryspizzashack.com
Lepes Taqueria: 4323 Montgomery Dr, 707-538-8991; www.ilovelepes.com

Facebook Page:
"Mchs-Xc Fundraising"
Like us and share events
Team Facebook Page:
"MCHS XC 2014"

-GO PUMAS!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

PRs from Wednesday's meet at Spring Lake + Important information for this weekend!

Outstanding overall team effort on the 3.05 Mi. Spring Lake Course on a HOT day!

...The weather wasn't the only thing HOT yesterday, check out these VERY IMPRESSIVE INDIVIDUAL CAREER PRs:

First Last 9/10/14
Super Septo 3.05 Mi. Time
Spring Lake PR Spring Lake PR
?
Spring Lake PR
%
Sonja Braden 23:04 25:45 2:41 10.4%
Gabe Schoenbach 17:16 18:00 0:44 4.1%
Blake Civello 17:15 17:48 0:33 3.1%
Rowan Schneider 19:14 19:34 0:20 1.7%
Tommy Smail 16:28 16:43 0:15 1.5%
Ryan Nguyen 16:48 16:58 0:10 1.0%
Jeffrey Chen 19:12 19:17 0:05 0.4%

Link to PD Running Blog for entire results and pics

Instructions for Saturday, 9/13/14:  

Viking Opener at Spring Lake (see last post for individual race roster)
-Everyone expected to be there by 9AM, or at least 1 hour prior to the start of your race.
-Coach Matt is in charge, check in with him when you arrive and pick up your name tag! 

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PARKING FOR THE VIKING OPENER:   

-The entrance to Spring Lake regional Park off of Violetti Road is the desired choice for athletes arriving in buses, vans or by parent. Please carpool when possible. There will be limited parking at the Newanga entrance. Last year there was a 30 minute wait to access this entry point. PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THE BOAT RAMP.

-SPRING LAKE PARK OFFICIALS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWING US TO GIVE FREE PARKING TO TEAMS OR ATHLETES. ENTRY FEE IS $7.00. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PAY. 

*VIKING OPENER RACE SCHEDULE*
8:35AM Junior High Unlimited
9:00 Frosh Boys 5 Runner Limit
9:20 F/S Girls 5 Runner Limit
9:40 Soph Boys 5 Runner Limit
10:05 Alumni/Coaches Unlimited
10:35 Junior Boys 5 Runner Limit
10:55 Junior/Senior Girls 5 Runner Limit
11:20 Open Girls Unlimited
11:45 Senior Boys 5 Runner Limit
12:05 Open Boys Unlimited
12:30PM Team Awards Ceremony

Ed Sias Invite at Hidden Lakes Park, Martinez (see last post for individual race roster)
-Bus leaves MCHS 7AM, don't be late!
-Bring your own lunch money, we'll leave ~2PM (after awards ceremony/dance party) expect to be back at MCHS ~4-4:30PM 

*ED SIAS RACE SCHEDULE*

8:30am Community & Coach's Race  UNLIMITED
9:00 Boys' Frosh UNLIMITED
9:25 Boys' Junior Varsity 7 Runner Limit
9:50 Boys' Frosh Soph 7 Runner Limit
10:15 Boys' FS AND JV UNLIMITED
10:40 Boys' Varsity SMALL SCHL 7 Runner Limit
11:05 Boys' Varsity LARGE SCHL 7 Runner Limit
11:30 Girls' Varsity SMALL SCHL 7 Runner Limit
11:55 Girls' Varsity LARGE SCHL 7 Runner Limit
12:20 Girls' Junior Varsity 7 Runner Limit
12:45 Girls' Frosh Soph 7 Runner Limit
1:10 Girls' FS AND JV UNLIMITED

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

Week #3 highlights / what's up for Week #4?!

WEEK #3 SUMMARY:  

-With the Labor Day Holiday, only four days of practice with no competitions, so Tuesday and Thursday were solid hard practices and everyone did great!  
-Four more athletes make the time trial standard!  ...Our roster now up to 92 runners, with only 8 spots left before we reach maximum of 100 athletes.

...SO WHAT'S COMING UP FOR WEEK #4? 

Tuesday, 9/9 6-8PM: OHANA NIGHT!!! 
-Lisa and Ari Hauptmans-1380 Manzanita Court 95404

...WE HAVE 2 COMPETITION DATES THIS WEEK!

1) WEDNESDAY, 9/10: "Super Septo at Spring Lake vs. Santa Rosa (Host), Rancho, El Molino, Cardinal Newman, Sonoma, Healdsburg,
Logistics: Get out of class 2:00 > bus leaves 2:15 > arrive at Spring Lake 2:45
Race Order: 3:45 = JV Girls > JV Boys > Varsity Girls > Varsity Boys
Important Information for Parents and Athletes: 
-One way buses: We will be taking one bus to the meet, but expecting parents to drive their own kids back; please let the coaches know if your athlete needs a ride back to MCHS since Coaches have a limited # of seats!
-SoCo park fees: Be prepared to pay park fees if you are going to attend this meet (and also in the future), change from previous years:  Drivers are allowed a "free pass" only if they are helping directly with the meet activities
-Directions: During meets (except for Viking Invite) we park in the oak knoll area only! South on Summerfield Rd. Left on Hoen Ave , Left on Newanga Dr, Follow Newanga Dr. to Park Ranger Station, turn right and park after cresting hill at base of dam.

2) SATURDAY, 9/13: Split-squad meets, Viking Opener and Ed Sias Invitational: 

Viking Opener at Spring Lake
-35 schools, mostly local, some bay area/northern section/lake county
-MCHS Roster: 46
-Everyone expected to get there by 9AM, or at least 1 hour prior to your race
...More information coming in next post for Viking Invite, including final race schedule, course map and specific parking instructions 

Ed Sias Invite at Hidden Lakes Park, Martinez (bring your own lunch money)
-44 schools, most east/south bay area, big dance party at the end of the meet
-MCHS Roster = 41
-Bus leaving MCHS 7AM leaving venue right after awards ceremony ~2PM, back at MCHS ~4PM

ED SIAS BOYS (20)
-6 Junior Varsity (9:25): Jeffrey M, Evan D, Lucas A, Matt Q, Carson K, Willy F,(Rowan S)
-7 Frosh-Soph (9:50): Jacob W, Scott K, Blake C, Cooper M, Ben L, Niccolo L, Jack H 
-7 Varsity (11:05): Zac W, Jordan S, Antoine T, Ryan N, Jackson Y, Gabe S, Ean F 

ED SIAS GIRLS (21):
-7 Varsity (11:55): Allie A, Sam P, Carolina A, Alison K, Cecilia A, Emma W, Emily A
-7 Junior Varsity (12:20): Gracie I, Jenna H, Tessa N, Shawn C, Ellie P, Brook T, Sonja B
-7 Frosh Soph (12:45): Lilly R, Sydnie R, Kaylie G, Karen B, Grace F, Danielle M, Jane C

VIKING OPENER BOYS (25):
-5 Frosh Boys (9:00): Christopher G, Zach L, Blake S, Cam D, Jai D 
-5 Soph Boys (9:45): Aidan S, Luis M, Andrew L, Matt B, Keegan R
-4 Junior Boys (10:35): Rowan S, Brian P, Jacob E, Skyler L 
-11 Open Boys (12:05): Thomas A, Marcus B, Taylor I, Erik M, Patrick B, Trenton N, Marco K, Cam S, Jacob H, Jeffrey C, Tucker F

VIKING OPENER GIRLS (21):
-5 Frosh/Soph Girls (9:20): Lucy S, Vanessa N, Ariah L, Eva B, Madison P
-4 Junior/Seniors Girls (10:55): Kelly F, Megan M, Castine J, Clare Gilmartin
-12 Open Girls (11:20): Kayla H, Allison P, Francesa S, Kenya W, Shayna R, Brenda G, Miranda H, Katrina S, Claire S, Aly K, Allison B, Amber N

Please note that our first MCHS Athletic Boosters meeting of the year will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 same place, same time and we need a parent representative for Xc!    If you are interested in representing our team, please contact Greg ASAP.

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

GO PUMAS!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Week #2 Highlights, PRs from Rancho Invite, Rosters for Ed Sias and Viking Opener

MCHS XC WEEK #2 HIGHLIGHTS:


  • NINE MORE RUNNERS MAKE TIME TRIAL STANDARD THIS WEEK!




  • MCHS XC ROSTER UP TO 105 TOTAL: 

-88 runners have made the time trial standard so far (3200m in 14:00 for boys / 16:30 for girls)
-Room for only 12 more runners before we reach the roster cap of 100! (Time trials will be held weekly)
-Expect we may lose 2-3 this week due to attendance or may have quit?!




  • RANCHO INVITE!   ...WHAT A GREAT KICK-OFF TO THE 2014 SEASON!!!!




-More meet highlights and lots of pics can be found on the Press Democrat running Blog Link 
MCHS Rancho Invite Summary: 
-88 MCHS Runners ran in 4 races
-This competition was the first-ever high school XC meet for 31 runners!
-Of the 38 MCHS XC runners who have competed on this course before, 30 of them PR'd: 
Link to RANCHO INVITE PR PARADE; WHAT AN AMAZING LIST! (% of 2013 PRs): 

  • Our first Ohana Night was a blast at the Nicklas's!

-Interested in Hosting an Ohana Night (formerly Pasta Feeds)?   ...We still have 6 open dates:  9/9, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 and 11/20.
-Contact Kristina Gunderson
       
kristina_gunderson@yahoo.com or cell (707) 695-6462



  • Tentative Ed Sias and Viking Opener rosters, Sept 13: 
ED SIAS BOYS (20)
-6 Junior Varsity (9:25): Jeffrey M, Evan D, Lucas A, Matt Q, Carson K, Willy F
-7 Frosh-Soph (9:50): Jacob W, Scott K, Blake C, Cooper M, Ben L, Niccolo L, Jack H 
-7 Varsity (11:05): Zac W, Jordan S, Antoine T, Ryan N, Jackson Y, Gabe S, Ean F 

ED SIAS GIRLS (21):
-7 Varsity (11:55): Allie A, Sam P, Carolina A, Alison K, Cecilia A, Emma W, Emily A
-7 Junior Varsity (12:20): Gracie I, Jenna H, Tessa N, Shawn C, Ellie P, Brook T, Sonja B
-7 Frosh Soph (12:45): Lilly R, Sydnie R, Kaylie G, Karen B, Grace F, Danielle M, Jane C

VIKING OPENER BOYS (22):
-5 Frosh Boys (9:00): Christopher G, Zach L, Blake S, Cam D, Jai D
-5 Soph Boys (9:45): Aidan S, Luis M, Andrew L, Matt B, Keegan R
-3 Junior Boys (10:35): Rowan S, Brian P, Jacob E
-9 Open Boys (12:05): Thomas A, Marcus B, Taylor I, Erik M, Patrick B, Trenton N, Marco K, Cam S, Jacob H

VIKING OPENER GIRLS (20):
-5 Frosh/Soph Girls (9:20): Lucy S, Vanessa N, Ariah L, Eva B, Madison
-3 Junior/Seniors Girls (10:55): Kelly F, Megan M, Castine J
-12 Open Girls (11:20): Kayla H, Allison P, Francesa S, Kenya W, Shayna R, Brenda G, Miranda H, Katrina S, Claire S, Aly K, Allison B, Amber N, 

-Coach Greg

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

GO PUMAS!


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