Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, then we're off to Fresno!

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY!    ...CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH BOYS & GIRLS TEAMS QUALIFYING FOR THE 4TH YEAR IN A ROW!

FRIDAY, November 28th:
Logistics:
-Leaving MCHS 10:30 AM
-Stop for ~30 min Lunch
-Arrive 3:45 Woodward Park for shake-out run + practice starts/stretch
-Dinner at Cheesecake Factory
-University Square Hotel, 4961 N Cedar Ave, Fresno

SATURDAY, November 29th: STATE Championships, Woodward Park, Fresno!
Boys Div II race 8:30 AM
Girls Div II race 9:30 AM
...Everyone should be back (MCHS) on Saturday 4:30PM

Link to State Cross Country Championship Event page (Schedule, Live Results, etc...)

...OK, once we're done running, what's next?

END OF THE SEASON CELEBRATION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13th!

REMINDER:  YOU need to RSVP by Monday, December 8th!

Link to event flyer

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 13th, 6:00-8:30 PM
WHERE: MCHS Small Gym
COST: $10 per person (catered by Bruno's on fourth/same as Tahoe Running Camp)
IMPORTANT: We need 7-8 volunteers to assist (see flyer for details) AND we're looking for someone to "shadow" Kristina Gunderson this year to take over this event for next year (please).

...Can you volunteer or have questions?   ...Contact Kristina_Gunderson@yahoo.com  or (707) 695-6462

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

GO PUMAS!




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday Night Two Mile Madness at SRJC!

WHEN?  November 14th, tomorrow night!    ...Everyone is already paid for as part of the MCHS entry and assigned to a heat that is scheduled for a specific time (see below)

WHERE?  SRJC Track

WHAT TO EXPECT?   Fast times, lots of fun "running under the lights" and HOKA One brand swag!   ...All participants get a free HOKA One shirt!

...It's not too late!   ,,,If you want to race, show up early and register for the 5:00 Community Race open to all ages and all paces! :)     -Cost $10 to race in Community Race, free to all spectators!

HOKA One Two Mile Race Schedule:
5:00pm Community Race
5:30pm Boys Heat #1
5:50pm Boys Heat #2
6:10pm Girls Heat #1
6:30pm Boys Heat #3
6:45pm Girls Heat #2
7:00pm Boys Heat #4

LINK to actual heat sheets

Summary of MCHS XC Entries by Heat

5:30pm Boys Heat #1) Jacob H, Cam F, Marco K, Blake S
5:50pm Boys Heat #2) Aidan S, Chris G, Zach L, Morgan S, Brian P, Andrew L
6:10pm Girls Heat #1) Vanessa N, Clara D, Karen B, Megan M
6:30pm Boys Heat #3) Ben L, Jackson Y, Niccolo L, Cooper M, Scott K, Matt Q, Willie F, Luis M, Gabe S, Jeffrey M, Blake C
6:45pm Girls Heat #2) Sydnie R, Allie A, Sam P, Shannon P, Carolina A, Cecilia A, Lily R, Shaz B
7:00pm Boys Heat #4) Evan D, Tommy S, Antoine T, Ryan N, Zac W, Jordan S, Jacob W, David E

...If you are NOT LISTED ABOVE and want to race, just show up at 4:00-4:15 to register for the 5:00 Community Race!

..If you ARE LISTED ABOVE and do not plan on racing, contact Greg so we can scratch you from your heat.

-Greg will have MCHS jerseys for everyone to race in!

...WHAT'S NEXT? 

SATURDAY, November 15th:  Varsity teams driving down to Hayward High School to check-out NCS course!   We need 1 more driver/4-5 seats; contact Greg ASAP!
-Plans: Leaving MCHS 8:45AM > Workout + Lunch > Back by 1:30-2PM

FRIDAY, November 21st: Leaving MCHS 6 PM for Best Western Hotel 360 W A St. Hayward, CA
SATURDAY, November 22nd: NCS Championships!
-Boys Race: 8:30 AM
-Girls Race: 9:30 AM

FRIDAY, November 28th: Leaving MCHS 10:30 AM > 30 min Lunch > Woodward Park > Hotel
-University Square Hotel, 4961 N Cedar Ave, Fresno
SATURDAY, November 29th: STATE Championships!

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

GO PUMAS!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Junior Olympics XC information

...NOT QUITE READY FOR THE XC SEASON TO BE DONE?  

...Then run in the JUNIOR OLYMPICS for the new HEART & SOLE SPEED AND ENDURANCE YOUTH RUNNING CLUB!

If you're interested, better get your paperwork in soon!   Practices start this Sunday, November 16th.

LINK to Club Application Document = complete this form (including parent signature on waiver form, and e-mail to coachpup@gmail.com along with registration fees noted below)

Rosters will include others from all over the Redwood Empire!   Flyer for more information LINK

Highlights:    ...Spread the word, this club reaches all the way down to 9 yr olds!

Age Groups (Year of Birth)
9 - 10 (Born: 2004-2005)        
11 - 12 (Born: 2002-2003)
13 - 14 (Born: 2000-2001)
15 - 16 (Born: 1998-1999)
17 - 18 (Born: 1996-1997)

Meets
11/23 PAUSATF XC Championships Folsom, CA
11/30 Region 14 XC Championships Folsom, CA
12/13 USATF National XC Championships Myrtle Beach, SC

Coaches
Our coaching staff is led by Chris Puppione (Cardinal Newman HS), Greg Fogg (Maria Carrillo HS), and Danny Aldridge (Sonoma Academy).

Registration & Fees
HS Speed & Endurance Registration Fee: $100
USATF Membership Fee: $20 (At www.pausatf.org -- Club #538)
*Additional expenses will also be required for travel.
**Contact Greg if you or your business would like to sponsor airfare travel expenses to help get our athletes to Nationals!

Contact
If you are interested in joining HS Speed & Endurance, please contact Coach Chris Puppione at coachpup@gmail.com

MCHS Runners that have expressed interest so far:

Name M/F Birth Year Age Group
Scott Kruetzfeldt M 2000 13-14
Jacob Wright M 2000? 13-14
Karen Buenrostro F 1999 15-16
Carson Kimball M 1998 15-16
Gabe Schoenbach M 1998 15-16
Jackson Yates M 1998 15-16
Blake Civello M 1999 15-16
Clara Daly F 1997 17-18
Ryan Nguyen M 1997 17-18
David Eik M 1996 17-18

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

GO PUMAS!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

2014 NBL Sweeps!

CARRILLO SWEEPS JV AND VARSITY NBL TITLES!    ...IMPRESSIVE OVERALL TEAM PERFORMANCE!    -BOYS WIN TIGHT COMPETITION WITH CASA WITH #6 MAN, WOW!!!

Links to Press Democrat Article with all the details:   Girls Results  Boys Results


Varsity 2014 NBL Co-Champs (missing Jordan, Antoine)


...PR Parade = 31 PRs!  -NBL Spring Lake 3.05 Miles NBL Championships, Nov 7th, 2014:

Boys
Athlete Gr Distance Result PR By
Jacob Herbstman Fr 3.05 19:26 0:59
Tucker Fish So 3.05 21:48 0:36
Shrey Dhiman Fr 3.05 21:53 0:33.8
Marcus Bedient Fr 3.05 20:03 0:26.6
Cameron Smith Fr 3.05 20:15 0:25
Tristan Stillman Sr 3.05 20:18 0:25
Marco Keefer Fr 3.05 19:28 0:19.8
Carson Kimball Jr 3.05 16:37 0:18
William Frankl Sr 3.05 17:51 0:17
Thomas Able So 3.05 19:32 0:15.1
Jai Dhiman Fr 3.05 19:26 0:14.6
Zach Lindemann Fr 3.05 18:26 0:13.8
Blake Stratton Fr 3.05 19:03 0:12
Christopher Gullixson So 3.05 19:14 0:11.1
Zac West Sr 3.05 15:26 0:10
Cooper Moore So 3.05 16:54 0:09
Scott Kruetzfeldt Fr 3.05 16:52 0:07
Aidan Schram So 3.05 17:58 0:03.5
Brian Padilla Jr 3.05 18:10 0:03.4
Ryan Nguyen Sr 3.05 16:38 0:02
David Eik Sr 3.05 16:31 0:00
Girls
Athlete Gr Distance Result PR By
Miranda Hunsinger Fr 3.05 24:37 3:35
Brenda Garfias Jr 3.05 23:25 0:36
Sydnie Rivas Fr 3.05 19:51 0:33
Shayna Reynoso Sr 3.05 22:30 0:26.6
Samantha Perry Sr 3.05 19:04 0:11
Emily Abraham Sr 3.05 21:01 0:08
Clara Daly Jr 3.05 21:18 0:06.9
Brooke Talkington Jr 3.05 22:17 0:04
Kelly Facto Jr 3.05 22:03 0:02
Katrina Storie Fr 3.05 24:17 0:01

...WHAT'S NEXT?    ...Let's keep it going!    -Varsity top 7 + alternates will keep training for the next 3 weeks.   Practice is NOT MANDATORY for all others, but you're encouraged to join us!


WEEK #13:
Monday, 11/10: No School, but practice at Spring Lake, 10AM
Tuesday, 11/11: No School, but practice at Spring Lake, 10AM
Wednesday, 11/12: Practice at MCHS track
Thursday, 11/13: Practice at MCHS EZ run day
Friday, 11/14: Two Mile Postal at SRJC under the lights!   ...First race starts at 4PM
> VERY IMPORTANT: Need to let Greg know if you plan on attending this AWESOME event; we need to get you registered  in the system by Wednesday if you plan on racing!

Saturday, 11/15: AM Practice (TBD; maybe visit to Hayward High School to check out NCS course)


WEEK #14 (11/17-11/21):
Monday-Friday = Normal practice (details TBD)
Saturday, 11/22 NCS Championships at Hayward HS, Varsity Boys race 8:30AM, Girls 9:30AM


WEEK #15 (11/24-11/28):
No School all week, but Varsity + Alternates will practice Mon-Tue-Wed 10AM (Thanksgiving Thursday, then leaving MCHS Friday, 10:30AM for Fresno)
Saturday, 11/29 State Championships at Woodward Park, Fresno
-Team Hotel: UNIVERSITY SQUARE HOTEL OF FRESNO, 4961 N CEDAR AVENUE, FRESNO, CA 93726, TEL: 559-224-4200


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

GO PUMAS!!!

-Roll Tide!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Week #12 NBL Championships this Friday!


WEEK #12 NBL XC CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEK! 

-MCHS hosts NBL XC Championship this Friday, Nov 7th at Spring Lake:

Schedule:

12:30 Volunteers start arriving (see list below) for early set-up, finish chute, course monitors
1:40 - Coaches Meeting
2:00 - JVG
2:40 - JVB
3:15 - VG
3:45 – VB
~4:30 Awards Ceremony (expect it to be dark by 5:30-5:45!)

MCHS Volunteers: LuAnne Daly, Karen Reyes, Susan Langer, Lisa Wright, Carol Ahern, Gary Lawson, Dana Aguero, Louise Page, Michael Ingram, Beth Ingram, Jose Buenrostro, Erik Lacy, Lisa Longhetto, Todd Frediani, Leticia Costas, Jim Smith   (Greg will need 3 people out on the course to help keep things friendly with pedestrians)

GIRLS SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (SO FAR!):
NBL Championships 2004
-JV and Varsity finish NBL regular season undefeated, 7-0!
Varsity Girls complete 11th year undefeated NBL season record, WOW!
Varsity 7 for Friday:  Shaz, Sam, Shannon, Allie A, Cecilia, Carolina, Sydnie

Throw-back photo from 10 years ago, with the MCHS Varsity Girls out in front and en route to their 2nd NBL Championship in a row.   ...That streak is still going strong and up to 11 years in a row; will the girls make it 12 on Friday?!


BOYS HIGHLIGHTS THROUGH WEEK #12:
-JV  finish NBL regular season undefeated, 7-0!    
Tough Casa team edges out Varsity Boys by 1 point, Pumas finish season 6-1
Varsity 7 for Friday:  Jordan, Zac, Tommy, David, Ryan, Antoine, Jacob W
-Note: Boys can still win NBL pennant outright if they win on Friday due to the new point structure implemented just this year.

OTHER MCHS ALUMNI IN THE NEWS!

ALIA GRAY, MCHS '07 ran the fastest women’s marathon ever for an empire runner at 2:39:43 at the New York City Marathon Sunday.   -The old mark was 2:44:07 by Julia Stamps, NY Athletic Club (Santa Rosa HS ‘96) at the Olympic trials, Houston 1/14/12.  

1 104 Mary Keitany 2:25:07 Kenya
2 106 Jemima Sumgong 2:25:10 Kenya
3 116 Sara Moreira 2:26:00 Portugal
4 103 Jelena Prokopcuka 2:26:15 Latvia
5 109 Desiree Linden 2:28:11 MI United States
6 117 Rkia El Moukim 2:28:12 Morocco
7 108 Firehiwot Dado 2:28:36 Ethiopia
8 107 Valeria Straneo 2:29:24 Italy
9 102 Buzunesh Deba 2:31:40 NY United States ETH
10 115 Annie Bersagel 2:33:02 Norway USA
11 110 Deena Kastor 2:33:18 CA United States
12 112 Ana Dulce Felix 2:35:33 Portugal
13 105 Edna Kiplagat 2:36:24 Kenya
14 111 Kara Goucher 2:37:03 CO United States
15 114 Lauren Kleppin 2:39:13 CA United States
16 126 Alia Gray 2:39:43 CO United States

Link to interview with UCSD's Senior DANIEL HAUPTMAN, MCHS '11

...OK athletes, we are in the Championship season, so take care of yourself.    -Get your sleep, eat right, hydrate, and believe in the run!   ...Remember, pain is temporary, but awesomeness lasts forever!

...Leave it all out there on Friday!!!

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

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