Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Holidays! ...What?! ...More MCHS XC Honors and Awards?! ...Plus LOTS more info and highlights!

HAPPY, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!    ...This post has LOTS and LOTS of information to get all of you caught-up with all the end of the season activity, plus what's next for MCHS Winter Training and Track season coming up...  

WINTER TRAINING!  By now, all of you should be done with your break and started your Winter training; here's a LINK to 8 weeks of Winter training (if you have not begun, OK to start at week #1). All of this training can be done on your own,but most likely we'll have a group meeting after school in January to train, just show up and see who shows up!     Winter training doesn't have to be super intense, but if you want to "nail-it" this track season, you gotta do some work this Winter! ;)

WOW!  MCHS GIRLS ARE #1 NCS ACADEMIC TEAM! ...Just announced a few days ago, the Girls Varsity team avg. GPA of of 3.86 was #1 for all NCS Division II schools. This is the 2nd only title for the girls, last won in 2004.   The Boys team avg. GPA of 3.40 was pretty dang good, but not good enough for the top 3 this year (although that would have won Div II last season).    Boys should havewon in 2013 (but the A/D didn't turn in paperwork in time), no other MCHS Fall Sports team won this season and this honor has only been awarded a few times across all sports in the history of MCHS
.   Great job Maria Carrillo student-athletes!!!  

2015 NCS GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY SCHOLASTIC TEAM AWARDS (TOP 3 TEAMS):
DIVISION I
1) Monte Vista High School (Danville) – 3.87
MCHS Principle Vicki Zands showing support for our team!
2) Dougherty Valley High School (San Ramon) – 3.82
3) Berkeley High School (Berkeley) – 3.80
DIVISION II
1) Maria Carrillo High School (Santa Rosa) – 3.86
2) Granada High School (Livermore) – 3.84
3) Clayton Valley Charter (Concord) – 3.83
DIVISION III
1) Miramonte High School (Orinda) – 3.59
2) Acalanes High School (Lafayette) – 3.52
DIVISION IV
1) Cardinal Newman High School (Santa Rosa) – 3.97
2) Kelseyville High School (Kelseyville) – 3.75
3) Moreau Catholic High School (Hayward) – 3.71
DIVISION V
1) College Prep High School (Oakland) – 3.89
2) Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School (Alameda) – 3.80
3) The Branson School (Ross) – 3.72

2015 NCS BOYS CROSS COUNTRY SCHOLASTIC TEAM AWARDS (TOP 3 TEAMS):
DIVISION I
1) Berkeley High School (Berkeley) – 3.69
2) James Logan High School (Union City) – 3.68
3) California High School (San Ramon) – 3.66
DIVISION II
1) Granada High School (Livermore) – 3.73
2) Clayton Valley Charter High School (Concord) – 3.67
3) Redwood High School (Larkspur) – 3.59
DIVISION III
1) De Anza High School (Richmond) – 3.68
2) San Rafael High School (San Rafael) – 3.61 (tie)
3) Las Lomas High School (Walnut Creek) – 3.61 (tie)
DIVISION IV
1) Kelseyville High School (Kelseyville) – 3.93
2) Cardinal Newman High School (Santa Rosa) – 3.71
3) Justin-Siena High School (Napa) – 3.66
DIVISION V
1) Middletown High School (Middletown) – 3.98
2) College Prep High School (Oakland) – 3.93
3) St. Vincent High School (Petaluma) – 3.77

6 MCHS ATHLETES RECOGNIZED AS HEART & SOLE 2015 REDWOOD EMPIRE RUNNERS OF THE WEEK!   
Varsity XC athletes are recognized for their outstanding efforts throughout the 12 competitive weeks of the XC season.  This year, there were 6 MCHS athletes receiving this recognition.   Don't forget to pick up your "Runner of the Week" shirt at Heart & Sole if you have not already!    ...As usual, most of our runners came-on towards the end of the season, here are the highlights of MCHS winners and a LINK to the Heart & Sole Runner of the Week site:

Week#5 Sydnie Rivas: Nice 3 mile PR, 18:48 at Woodbridge Invite in L.A.
Week#8 Ben Lawson: Led Boys team to a 1 point win over Rosa, 11 second PR on Spring Lake with a great time of 16:29
Week #10 Aimee Armstrong: Amazing sub 19:00 at NBL Championships to help lead girls to a team victory and #15 Freshman all time on the Spring Lake course (LINK to all time freshman list)
Week #11 Jordan Scobey: Still coming back from injury, Jordan ran a solid race in 15:41 to help his team win the NCS championships!
Week #12 Carson Kimball and Cecilia Avelar: Both PR'd at the State Championships to lead their teams.  Carson running a swift 16:01 (#3 all-time for MCHS) and Cecilia running a her fastest time in her career of 7 attempts on this Woodward Park course in Fresno.

MCHS END OF THE SEASON AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS: 




-MCHS CAPTAINS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2016 SEASON
:

GIRLS: Sydnie Rivas (returning) and Lily Raymond (new)
BOYS: Blake Civello (returning) and Ben Lawson, Scott Kruetzfeldt, Jacob Wright (new)


-SCHOLAR ATHLETES
(all 4.0 unweighted GPAs.   Note: We had several athletes with 4.0 GPAs and tiebreaker for this award is based on # of Honor/AP courses):

Varsity Boys: Gabe Schoenbach
Varsity Girls: Talia Leano
JV Boys: Andy Kasper
JV Girls: Austin Rogers
-Many Student Athletes received North Coast Section Awards for GPAs > 3.0
-Both the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Teams received All-North Coast Section Team Honors


-ROADRUNNERS
(Front Runners):

Varsity Boys: Jordan Scobey, Carson Kimball
Varsity Girls: Cecilia Avelar, Sydnie Rivas
JV Boys: Peter Brede
JV Girls: Ellie Civello


-COYOTES
(Chasing Front Runners):

Varsity Boys: Ben Lawson, Jacob Wright, Scott Kruetzfeldt
Varsity Girls: Aimee Armstrong, Allie Ahern
JV Boys: Luis Mendoza, Matt Altenberg
JV Girls: Brooke Talkington, Taylor Scobey


-MOST IMPROVED
:

Boys: Taylor Ingram
Girls: Sydnie Rivas, Talia Leano, Miranda Huntsinger, Brooke Talkington

PR Socks were distributed for 51 NBL finals and a few for the HOKA 2mile, plus a bonus for the 15 athletes (12 Boys + 3 Girls) who's year-year Spring Lake PR was >5% as follows:
BOYS: Taylor Ingram (13%), Keegan Randles (12%), Carson Kimball (9%), Zach Lindemann (7%), Thomas Able (7%), Shrey Dhiman (7%), Jeffrey Chen (7%), Brian Padilla (7%), Ben Lawson (7%), Luis Mendoza (6%), Jacob Herbstman (6%), Scott Kruetzfeldt (5%)
GIRLS: Sydnie Rivas (6%), Miranda Huntsinger (6%), Brooke Talkington (6%)

...If you have not yet picked up your PR socks, Greg will coordinate a day in January you can meet him on the track, stay tuned!



-ALEX MORRISON GOLDEN ANCHOR AWARDS
:

Boys: Jeffrey Marin
Girls: Carolina Avelar

-ALEX HARTZ SPIRIT OF CROSS COUNTRY AWARDS
:

Boys: Blake Civello
Girls: Lily Raymond

-COACHES AWARDS
:

Boys: Carson Kimball
Girls: Allie Ahern

-LEADERSHIP
:

Outstanding Leadership: Rowan Schneider
Excellence in Leadership: Gabe Schoenbach

On behalf of all the coaches, thanks for the gifts, thanks for the memories, it was a great season!  

...Let's keep it going and already looking forward to next year!

We'll miss you Seniors!


Savanna and Andi with the "Big Elephant" presented by the Seniors


TAHOE RUNNING CAMP SIGN-UPS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!  

JULY 22ND - JULY 27TH 

Remember, Roster will be limited to the first 85 Runners and 15 Alumni that have paid their Camp Fees and turned in their Medical Consent Form.   Cooking will be hosted by Tanya Stevens from Bruno's on 4th street!

Make checks payable to Greg Fogg and OK to drop off with Medical Consent Form on Greg's porch (4525 Ranchette Rd. Santa Rosa 95409)

LINK to Camp Flyer
LINK to Medical Consent Form
LINK to Camp Schedule (Menu may change a bit depending on Tanya's decisions on meal schedule)

SUNDAY SPEED CLINICS WITH STEVE!   ...Announcing the Heart&Sole Speed and Endurance club! Open to Redwood Empire runners, regardless of school. Sunday Speed Sessions now under the umbrella of this club, with more to come. Come on over to the Heart & Sole Speed and Endurance FB page LINK to follow and keep up with the club activities!     Lots more to come!   ...Note this activity is open to the public and Steve is NOT coaching in this club capacity on behalf of MCHS.   Steve will be posting information from this site as the primary point of communication!    Good opportunity to refine your speed mechanics, get in some great drills and flexibility/strengthening sessions, practice how to "trigger" your speed gears, improve your overall running efficiency and have some fun!

...OK FINALLY, SO WHAT'S UP FOR TRACK & FIELD THIS SPRING?

Coaches are needed for Track & Field!  We have two significant voids in our upcoming MCHS Track & Field Coaching roster.   -I'm searching for qualified candidates so, if you know anyone that can make this commitment, please have them contact me ASAP!   The track season commitment begins Feb 8th - May with practice 3:30-5:30 Tue-Fri (3:00-5:00 on Mondays) and some Saturdays.

1) SPRINTS/RELAYS COACH NEEDED! Herbie Polk Sr. is NOT able to make this commitment this upcoming season, but he will continue to meet on Sundays for Speed Sessions on his own. ...Now we need someone full-time or potentially, split responsibilities at 2-3 days/wk between two people?   ...Know anyone that can help us out?!

2) THROWS COACH NEEDED! Coach Joel Durand's work obligations (he owns JHD construction) have become too much to allow him the time for coaching discus and shot put, so now we are looking for someone to step into this very specialized position Joel has been in for the past 5 years, tough to replace him; we'll miss you Joel!

...If you know of anyone that may be interested in helping us out please let me know right away! The first day of practice is less than 8 weeks away (February 8th) and it typically takes 6+ weeks to complete all the Coaching requirements/certifications through the district, so considering the Holiday break, we're already way behind securing coaches for these positions!

...Also, we can always use more coaching help with Jumps (High Jump and Long/Triple Jump) and Pole Vaulting); if someone is willing to learn, I have access to coaches with the specific event knowledge that can help them out/learn how to coach these events by committing to only 2 days/wk.

Thanks to the great support of the XC Distance coaching crew: Matt (3 days/wk), Daniel (4-5 days/wk), Marion (2 days/wk) and Erik (2 days/wk) and myself (but no Sheryl this season) we should have plenty of coaches to cover all distance events!

Please pass the urgency of our Coaching situation around; if you can recruit any interest, send those people to directly to me and help in preserving our awesome Track & Field program!   ...If we don't have qualified coaches, we may not be able to offer those events for our athletes to compete!

GO PUMAS!!!

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

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Winter Training Guidelines!

OPPORTUNITY HAS NO OFF-SEASON!!!

Here's a LINK to the full 8 weeks of 2015-2016 Winter distance training guidelines!

...Yes!   Only 8 weeks left till the first day of Track practice and if you want to set yourself up for an awesome season, follow this plan and you wont be disappointed in the Spring!

IF IT'S RAINING, WE'RE STILL TRAINING!!!

For those of you that are following Steve's training routine and planning to participate in the Winter all-comer meets, this 8 week training should be very similar.   Most days you'll be doing EZ runs, leaving from MCHS, or workouts up Fountaingrove Hill or on the gravel trail on the MCHS campus, so I'm hoping there will be people around to join you for your runs!

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR GOOD WEATHER, GO BE AWESOME IN THE RAIN.

Remember, the Training emphasis right now is:
-Rebuild your base mileage (and greatly reduce your chance of injury!)
-Maintain your lactate threshold conditioning (tempos)
-Introduce harder workouts (start 1/wk, progress to 2/wk)
-Introduction to speed training (via workouts, triggers and Sunday Speed Days)

Other important elements to this Winter training program:

  • Sunday 10AM Speed Sessions with Steve at MCHS track (Steve is not part of the MCHS Coaching staff, but he does on his own; check it out it's good stuff!!!) stay tuned for more updates from Steve via Facebook posts
  • Tue/Thu workout warm-ups: EZ run ~1 mile, stretch a bit 
  • Tue/Thu workout cool down: Fence Drills > Form Drills > 2 x 400m triggers (triggers = 300m jog > 50m build-up > 50m sprint) Progress Triggers by adding 1 more each week 
  • Core should be done 3-4 days/wk to start 5 minutes, then progress adding 1-2 minutes/wk; also do 5 minutes x 2 week of Upper Body Strengthening (details TBD) 
  • Optional but recommended to do at least 800m barefoot (if possible) as part of each Post-workout cool down

...OH MY GOD IT'S FREEZING!!!     -LET'S GO RUN! :)

This workout pattern is designed for those who want to train at the Varsity level with mileage targeted for the ~#6 and #7 varsity runner.    I'm expecting the top 5 Varsity Boys to ramp more aggressively and the Varsity Girls to ramp a bit more aggressive.   ...For anyone that wants to do more than this training plan outlines, just contact Greg and he will augment this to fit your Spring goals!

If you have any questions about training this Winter, call, text or e-mail Greg (Parents too!)

Happy Holidays!

GO PUMAS!!!

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

Sunday, December 6, 2015

MCHS XC End of the Season Celebration this Saturday, Dec 12th, have YOU RSVP'd?

Hey there, we're not quite done yet!

...WHAT?   IT'S THE MCHS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM END OF THE SEASON CELEBRATION!!!

MCHS Principle Vicki Zands gives our Cross Country team "two thumbs up"

...I can't believe Cece is a Senior, really?!

WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 6:00 to 8:30 pm
-5:00-6:00 Set-up
-5:45-6:30 Serving food, deserts, beverages
-8:30-9:30 Clean-up (athletes are expected to help)

WHERE: Maria Carrillo High School small gymnasium

COST: $10 per person; includes two types of pasta, Caesar salad and garlic bread.

WHAT TO BRING:
Puma ladies bring a dessert for 8
Puma gentlemen bring a 6-pack of canned beverages
All athletes-bring uniform, if not already turned in!

WHAT TO EXPECT:
-Good Food!
-Good Stories!
-Celebrating the team's accomplishments this season, special recognition for Seniors!
-Acknowledgement to everyone that helped to make this season a success!!
-End of the season video/slide show!
-Information on Winter Training and the upcoming 2016 Track and Field Season
-Sign-ups for Tahoe Running Camp ($150 camp fee for next year, we'll have forms at the banquet)
-Highlights of what to expect for next year, MCHS XC 2016!!!

Antoine showing us how to run happy ;)

LINK to Banquet sign-up form

...If you have not already, please drop off your Banquet form and payment to Teresa, make checks payable to:
Teresa Armstrong
5524 Rainbow Circle
Santa Rosa CA 95409
707-486-8021
Teresa_Armstrong@pacbell.net

Looking forward to seeing EVERYONE there!   ...Please let Greg know if you can't make it!

-Greg

GO PUMAS!!!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Plans for State Championships!

Here are the plans for the STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

MCHS XC 2015 ROSTERS FOR SATURDAY, NOV 28th at Woodward Park, Fresno

VARSITY 7 GIRLS: Cecilia A, Sydnie R, Aimee A, Allie A, Carolina A, Talia L, Lily R
+4 Alternates: Meghan F, Ellie C, Karen B, Emma W

VARSITY 7 BOYS: Jordan S, Carson K, Ben L, Scott K, Jacob W, Blake C, Jeffrey M
+3 Alternates: Cooper M, Brian P, Zach L

CA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE SCHEDULE (SAME AS NCS, MCHS IS Division II):

DIVISION III GIRLS    8:30 A.M.    
DIVISION IV GIRLS    9:05 A.M.  
DIVISION III BOYS     9:40 A.M.    
DIVISION IV BOYS     10:10 A.M.    
DIVISION V GIRLS     10:40 A.M.  
DIVISION I BOYS     11:15 A.M.    
> DIVISION II GIRLS     11:45 A.M.    
DIVISION V BOYS     12:20 P.M.    
DIVISION I GIRLS     12:50 P.M.    
> DIVISION II BOYS     1:25 P.M.    

LINK to 2015 CIF STATE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE BULLETIN

DRIVERS (room for 23 passengers total):
Joe Civello: 6 passengers
Victor Kimball: 6 passengers
Sheryl VanTassel: 6 passengers
Dana Aguero: 2 passengers
Greg Fogg: 3 passengers

Notes: We need enough seats for 20 runners + Coach Marion and Coach Daniel = 22 total
-Allie Ahern is meeting us at Woodward Park
-Salvador and the Wrights are leaving the morning of our race

ARE YOU PLANNING ON DRIVING TO FRESNO AND NOT LISTED ABOVE?    Please let Greg know what your plans are ASAP!    E-mail, text or call: (707) 291-2967

LEAVING FRIDAY, Nov 27th:  Leaving MCHS 10AM > Stopping for a quick lunch > plan on shake-out run at Woodward Park 3:30ish > Dinner around 5:00 > Check into University Square Hotel around 6:30

GO PUMAS!!!

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NCS Rosters and plans for this Saturday, Nov 21st!


...ARE YOU PUMPED FOR NCS?!



MCHS XC 2015 Rosters for Saturday, Nov 21st at Hayward High School 

VARSITY 7 GIRLS: Cecilia A, Sydnie R, Aimee A, Allie A, Carolina A, Talia L, Lily R
#8 alternate: Meghan F
VARSITY 7 BOYS: Jordan S, Carson K, Ben L, Scott K, Jacob W, Blake C, Jeffrey M
#8 alternate: Cooper M

NCS RACE SCHEDULE (MCHS = Division II):

NCS 2015 SCHEDULE/RACE/AWARDS
DIVISION III GIRLS    8:30 A.M.     10:00 A.M.
DIVISION IV GIRLS    9:05 A.M.     10:40 A.M.
DIVISION III BOYS     9:40 A.M.     10:20 A.M.
DIVISION IV BOYS     10:10 A.M.     11:00 A.M.
DIVISION V GIRLS     10:40 A.M.     11:20 A.M.
DIVISION I BOYS     11:15 A.M.     11:50 A.M.
> DIVISION II GIRLS     11:45 A.M.    12:25 P.M.
DIVISION V BOYS     12:20 P.M.     12:55 P.M.
DIVISION I GIRLS     12:50 P.M.     1:30 P.M.
> DIVISION II BOYS     1:25 P.M.     1:55 P.M.

LINK to 2015 NCS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE BULLETIN

LOCATION:  Hayward High School, 1633 East Ave. Hayward  
Note:  The main parking will be packed!   -If you're driving athletes, OK to enter the main entrance in front of school, drop athletes off on the blacktop, then plan on spending ~15-20 minutes to park on adjacent streets/walk back to the school.  

NCS DRIVING PLANS:  Leaving MCHS in two waves as follows:

Girls 1st wave: Leaving MCHS 8:30AM; arrive at HHS ~10:15AM
Boys 2nd wave: Leaving MCHS 9:15AM, arrive at HHS ~11:00AM

-Parents: Please contact Greg via text 707-291-2967 if you haven't already if you plan on driving!
-MCHS runners:  We should have room for extra passengers (anyone who wants to come along and support the team (rumor is David Eik will be there!), but limited to the next few alternates State, plus a few more, depending on how many seats we have extra.

We should be leaving Hayward by 2:30, then straight drive back to MCHS by 4:15, however TBD: some of us may stop at Chevy's in Novato on the way back for a late lunch; back to MCHS by 5:30ish.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR NCS and STATE ROSTERS (NCS top 8 + next two alternates):
-Be sure to let Greg know if you're going out of town for Thanksgiving and/or YOU CAN'T MAKE all of our AM training sessions Mon 23th - Wed 25th 9-10:30 AM at Howarth Park.  

-Also, Greg is expecting the top 10 runners to go to the State meet; please let him know if YOU CAN'T MAKE IT!

...Our last meet of the year:  CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (if we place in the top 3 teams in NCS) is Saturday Nov 28th at Woodward park in Fresno.   ...Detailed Logistics still TBD, but plan on leaving MCHS on Friday, Nov 27th no later than 10AM.   We're staying at the University Square Hotel LINK to Hotel website.

REMINDER FOR END OF THE SEASON BANQUET ON DECEMBER 12TH!   -PLEASE SIGN UP BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST!
LINK to flyer   -Contact Teresa Armstrong for more information: teresa_armstrong@pacbell.net

GO PUMAS!!!

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


Monday, November 9, 2015

NBL FINALS MCHS SWEEPS! ...What's lined up for the rest of the season?

Congrats to the Maria Carrillo High School Cross Country teams for SWEEPING THE NORTH BAY LEAGUE TITLES Friday at Spring Lake Park!

JV Boys: Have won NBL title since 2004, 12 years in a row!
JV Girls: Have won NBL title since 2003, 13 years in a row!
Varsity Boys: Have won NBL title 4 years in a row and 10 of the last 13 years!
Varsity Girls: Have won NBL title an amazing 13 years in a row!

MCHS XC BOYS 2015 NBL CHAMPS WITH DA COACHES
Congrats to all of our runners and special thanks to all the Puma parents for their support this season!
-PR highlights TBD next post (too many to list here!)  ...82 runners total for MCHS, for those 74 who had run the Spring Lake course before all but 9 (65 out of 74) PR'd on this day! ...Awesome job PUMAS!
-Detailed results and photos on Press Democrat Running blog LINK 
-Other photos and videos on our Team Facebook page: MCHS XC 2015!!! LINK
-More photos on Joe Civello's Flickr page LINK

2015 MCHS GIRLS CAPTURE 13TH NBL CHAMPIONSHIP IN A ROW!
...Next stop, North Coast Section (NCS) Championships, at Hayward High School on Nov 21, goal is for both Varsity teams qualify for State Championships (top 3 qualify)!  

LINK to NCS Event Bulletin

MCHS XC Race Schedule (leaving MCHS 8:30AM for Girls and 10AM for Boys):
11:45 Girls Div II race
1:25 Boys Div II race

Last meet of the year:  CIF State XC Championships, Saturday Nov 28th.   ...Detailed Logistics still TBD, leaving MCHS on Friday, Nov 27th ~10AM, staying at the University Square Hotel LINK to Hotel website.

FRIDAY, NOV 13TH: HOKA ONE TWO MILE POSTAL MEET!   -SRJC TRACK UNDER THE LIGHTS!   -EVERYONE is invited and encouraged to race!   -Actual race schedule TBD based on all athlete seed times with ~18 schools attending, first race planned to start at 6PM.    Greg will have MCHS gold jerseys on this evening to "loan" for anyone competing in this meet.   HOKA ONE gear for top finishers, Medals to Top-5 #1 through #7 runners (35 per gender) HOKA One t-shirts and Heart & Sole swag to all participants!
Roster for HOKA TWO MILE POSTAL for Friday, Nov 13th at SRJC!  -Tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov 10th is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER; LET GREG KNOW IF YOU WANT TO RACE!.   Exact race schedule TBD based on seed times, first race starts at 6PM, so expect to race between 6PM-9PM under the lights!!!
HOKA TWO MILE POSTAL ROSTER = 50 MCHS RUNNERS EXPECTED TO COMPETE!
...VERY IMPORTANT: ...If you can't make it, please let Greg know; your absence will affect the seeding for all races:
Ahern, Allie
Armstrong, Aimee
Altenberg, Matthew
Avelar, Carolina
Avelar, Cecilia
Brady, Ethan
Buenrostro, Karen
Civello, Blake
Civello, Ellie
Cortina, Lukas
Daly, Clara
Davis, Jack
DesJardins, Eric
Dhiman, Jay
Dhiman, Shrey
Espinoza, Renzo
Fernandez, Cameron
Field, Meghan
Frankl, Harrison
Gullixson, Christopher
Herbstman, Jacob
Hunsinger, Miranda
Ingram, Taylor
Jepson, Garrett
Kasper, Andrew
Kimball, Carson
Kruetzfeldt, Scott
Lawson, Ben
Leano, Talia
Lindemann, Zach
Longhetto, Niccolo
Marin, Jeffrey
Mendoza, Luis
Moore, Cooper
Nelson, Vanessa
Nicklas, Tessa
Padilla, Brian
Raymond, Lily
Rivas, Sydnie
Rogers, Austin
Schoenbach, Gabe
Schram, Aidan
Schrijver, Morgan
Scobey, Taylor
Storie, Ciara
Storie, Katrina
Stratton, Blake
Welch, Turner
Wright, Emma
Wright, Jacob

GO PUMAS!!!

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



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MCHS XC Fun, plus more info for NBL finals

...Just having fun the last few days of practice with our full  MCHS XC squad!   

Running

Shrey, Jovany, Peter and Mack

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!!!   Check out this video of MCHS freshman Matthew Arietta making the 3200 time trial standard (with a bit of help/encouragement from ~80+ of his teammates!) to earn his race jersey just in time for Friday's NBL championships!  

CRAZY RELAYS!!!  -First day results of Crazy Relays and ~40 minutes of Teammate Trivia (points worth 50% of total scoring) day #2 tomorrow!
1st place Seniors: 240 points
2nd place Juniors: 146 points
3rd place Sophomores: 118 points
4th place Freshmen: 114 points

Short videos from Oct 28, 2015 night tempo workout, 7PM on MCHS track:



THANK-YOU PARENTS FOR VOLUNTEERING TO HELP WITH NBL FINALS! -Everyone needs to be at the finish line by 1:30:
Finish Chute: Lisa Kuehn, Maureen Nicklas, Lisa Segraves
Course Markers: Salvador Avelar (water towers), Roy O'Conner (paved hill intersection ~3/4 mi mark) and Joe Civello (top of boat dock)
Photographer: Joe Civello
...WE STILL NEED HELP! 
-We need one more volunteer to take over Joe's Course Marker responsibilties (give Joe more time to roam and get more photos)
-We also need someone to video the finish of each race from their phones (in 20-30 second segments), then e-mail to Greg afterwards greg.fogg@comcast.net

NBL RACE SCHEDULE: For Friday, November 6th:
-Kids get dismissed from class, 12:30, Bus leaves MCHS 12:45, should be at Spring Lake 1:00
JV Boys: 2:00pm
JV Girls: 2:30pm
Varsity Boys: 3:10pm
Varsity Girls: 3:40pm

ATHLETES AND PARENTS!  -PLEASE PLAN TO STAY FOR ALL RACES AND THE ENTIRE AWARDS CEREMONY!   ...Awards Ceremony immediately following Varsity Girls race (should take ~45 minutes)

REMINDER FOR END OF THE SEASON BANQUET; PLEASE SIGN UP BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST!
LINK to flyer   -Contact Teresa Armstrong for more information: teresa_armstrong@pacbell.net

...HEY PUMAS!!!   ...ENJOY THE RUN ON FRIDAY!

Looking forward to seeing YOU Friday at Spring Lake!

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

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Everything you need to know about the NBL Championships coming up this Friday!

WHAT?   NORTH BAY LEAGUE (NBL) CHAMPIONSHIPS!
8 High schools competing: Cardinal Newman, Ukiah, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rancho Cotate, Montgomery, Casa Grande and Maria Carrillo

NBL Throwback Photo (recognize the guy in the black PUMAS jersey and headband on the left?)

NBL Boys XC Championships 2010

WHEN?  This Friday, November 6th, first race starting 2PM (earlier than usual!)

WHERE?  Spring Lake  -We're expecting 400+ runners and plenty of spectators, so please plan on getting there early and be prepared to pay a park entrance fee!   Starting line is same as before near the boat dock, plan on parking in the Oak Knolls area and ~15 minutes walk to the starting line.

LINK to Spring Lake 3 mile race course map

NBL CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE SCHEDULE:

JV Boys: 2:00pm
JV Girls: 2:30pm
Varsity Boys: 3:10pm
Varsity Girls: 3:40pm

ATHLETES AND PARENTS!  -PLEASE PLAN TO STAY FOR ALL RACES AND THE ENTIRE AWARDS CEREMONY!
Awards Ceremony immediately following Varsity Girls race (should take ~45 minutes) 

Top 10 JV individual finishers get medals
Top 3 Varsity team members get medals 
Top 21 finishers in Varsity races named All-league first team, second team, third team 

Nice rainbow right over MCHS on 11/2/15 on the same week of NBL Championships?  ...Coincidence?!  -I don't think so!

Varsity NBL Pennants will be presented based on total points (50% on Center Meets, 50% on NBL Championships, with tie-breaker going to NBL Team Champion on this day), in other words, MCHS Varsity teams must win the NBL Team Championship to win the NBL Pennant.   Going into this meet, the MCHS Boys are ahead in points and the MCHS Girls are tied with Santa Rosa in points.   However,  Rosa has been racing very well of recent and expected to challenge; this should be a great competition, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

RESULTS:   Race results will be posted on the PD Running Blog  LINK shortly after this event 

LOGISTICS:  Student athletes will be dismissed from class 12:30, Bus leaves MCHS at 12:45 (note change from our competition schedule, bus is NOT leaving 1:00) bus is only one way; you'll need to get a ride back home!    -Any athlete NOT going on the bus and/or driving on their own needs to let Greg know what your plans are in advance!

MCHS XC JV AND VARSITY ROSTERS

Boys Varsity (limited to 7): Jordan Scobey, Carson Kimball, Ben Lawson, Scott Kruetzfeldt, Jacob Wright, Jeffrey Marin, Blake Civello 

Girls Varsity (limited to 7): Cecilia Avelar, Sydnie Rivas, Allie Ahern, Aimee Armstrong, Carolina Avelar, Lily Raymond, Talia Leano 

...Everyone else not listed above is running in the JV unlimited rosters.  

ATHLETES:  Please be prepared to warm-up and cool down as a team, LET'S LOOK LIKE A TEAM (wear your warm-up shirts) and coordinate getting on the course right after your race to cheer on your teammates!    Also, be prepared to turn-in your gold jerseys (EVERYONE) right after the conclusion of your race; Sheryl will have a big bag at the meet to collect your gold jerseys.   ...If you don't turn in your jersey, you'll be on the restricted list at MCHS.   -Varsity teams will be wearing the starburst jerseys for NCS/State.  

-OHANA NIGHT CELEBRATION 6-8PM FOLLOWING THE NBL CHAMPIONSHIPS.   Thanks for hosting Louise Page and Carol Ahern!    -Details TBD...

...OK, what's next?    

WEEK #13 PRACTICE (Nov 9th - 12th, No Practice Friday 13th):   Competition is limited to only Varsity after NBLs, but anyone wanting to keep training with us is welcome, although rides to the park may be limited.  ...Good to show up at least Mon/Wed this week, especially if you want to stay sharp for the HOKA ONE TWO MILE POSTAL MEET!

FRIDAY, NOV 13TH: HOKA ONE TWO MILE POSTAL MEET!   -SRJC TRACK UNDER THE LIGHTS!   -EVERYONE is invited and encouraged to race!   -Actual race schedule TBD based on all athlete seed times with ~18 schools attending, first race planned to start at 6PM.    Greg will have MCHS gold jerseys on this evening to "loan" for anyone competing in this meet.   HOKA One gear for top finishers, Medals to Top-5 #1 through #7 runners (35 per gender) HOKA One t-shirts and Heart & Sole swag to all participants! 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE END OF THE SEASON CELEBRATION!   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH 6-8:30PM (more details coming soon...)   -Thank-you Lisa Longhetto and Teresa Armstrong for volunteering to lead this event!

GO PUMAS!!!

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


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Healdsburg 1/2 Marathon details and announcing NBL Rosters

Healdsburg 1/2 Marathon Aid Station assignments, this Saturday, October 31st:

Station #1 with Erik Lacy, Lead Volunteer (Canyon Rd at Stefani Rd at 1.9 mile mark): 
-Leaving MCHS 6AM, working station from 6:30-8:45AM, back MCHS ~9:15AM
Gabe Schoenbach, Jackson Yates, Cecilia Avelar, Clara Daly, Carolina Avelar, Jacob Everest, Peter Brede, Antoine Thibault

Station #5 with Emma Wright, Lead Volunteer (Mauritson Winery 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg)
-Leaving MCHS 6:30AM, working station from 7:00-10:30AM, back MCHS ~11:00AM
Lily Raymond, Tessa Nicklas, Sydnie Rivas, Aimee Armstrong, Ellie Civello, Brian Padilla, Renzo Espinoza, Jeffrey Marin, Carson Kimball

Station #7 with Greg Fogg, Lead Volunteer (Geyserville Ave, east side at 11.9 mile mark)
-Leaving MCHS 7AM, working station from 7:30-11:00AM, back MCHS ~11:30AM
Ben Lawson, Blake Civello, Zach Lindeman, Lucy Segraves, Aimee Eagle, Victoria Moore, Katrina Storie, Karen Buenrostro, Joe Civello, Rose Kaw

...Announcing NBL Championships Varsity Rosters!    ...It's always very difficult to narrow our roster down to only 7!   ...Here's what it looks like for next Friday, November 6th at Spring Lake:

Boys 2015 NBL Varsity Line-up:
Jordan Scobey, Carson Kimball, Ben Lawson, Scott Kruetzfeldt, Jacob Wright, Jeffrey Marin, Blake Civello (Top 3 Alternates: Gabe Schoenbach, Cooper Moore, Antoine Thibault)

Girls 2015 NBL Varsity Line-up:
Cecilia Avelar, Sydnie Rivas, Allie Ahern, Aimee Armstrong, Carolina Avelar, Talia Leano, Lily Raymond (Top 3 Alternates: Meghan Field, Ellie Civello, Emma Wright)

DON'T FORGET YOUR GOLD JERSEY FOR TEAM PICS TOMORROW!    ...GOING TO THE PARK, WORK-OUT, THEN MEETING GARY SEGRAVES 5PM AT BOAT DOCK. 

GO PUMAS!!!

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



Monday, October 26, 2015

Week #11 and Week #12, the road to NBL Championships!

...Before we highlight what's coming up for the next two weeks, let's recap last week's Center meet at Spring Lake, where MCHS Swept all 4 races!    Amazing pack performances in both Varsity Races, best race execution this year so far!

LINK to the MCHS XC 2015 Facebook page with cool short video of MCHS top varsity Boys finishers, also lots of pictures

10/21/15 Center Meet at Spring Lake Highlights courtesy of Steve Palladino and www.xcstats.com:
34 PRs on this day (Girls 8 PRs!  ...Boys 26 PRs!!!):
Jack D 19:24 1:31 7.3%
Talia L 20:02 1:25 6.6%
Andrew K 20:27 0:57 4.4%
Morgan S 18:18 0:38 3.3%
Varsity Boys Start, NBL Center Meet 10/21/2015
Turner W 22:56 0:41 2.9%
Aimee A 19:07 0:33 2.8%
Jeffrey M 16:34 0:25 2.5%
Scott K 16:30 0:22 2.2%
Sydnie R 18:53 0:23 2.0%
Austin R 24:08 0:28 1.9%
Travis Y 21:19 0:24 1.8%
Jovany F 20:40 0:23 1.8%
Harrison F 18:29 0:19 1.7%
Shrey D 20:44 0:19 1.5%
Allie A 18:58 0:16 1.4%
Luis M 17:20 0:14 1.4%
Blake S 18:47 0:16 1.3%
Spencer C 20:45 0:16 1.3%
Ally K 24:46 0:18 1.2%
Ciara S 26:20 0:17 1.1%
Ben L 16:29 0:11 1.1%
Matthew A 18:04 0:11 1.0%
Cooper M 16:44 0:10 1.0%
Cameron F 23:05 0:14 1.0%
Lily R 20:10 0:10 0.8%
Thomas A 19:00 0:09 0.8%
Gabe S 16:45 0:08 0.8%
Varsity Girls Start, NBL Center Meet 10/21/2015
Zach L 17:41 0:08 0.7%
Christopher G 18:57 0:05 0.4%
Mack R 19:08 0:03 0.3%
Carson K 16:34 0:03 0.3%
Cameron B 22:28 0:04 0.3%
Brian P 17:05 0:03 0.3%
Blake C 16:38 0:03 0.3%

All-Time MCHS List (all grades)
#18 Sydnie R 18:53
#21 Allie A 18:58
#27 Aimee A 19:07

All-Time MCHS Senior List
#13 Allie A 18:58
#14 Cecilia A 19:01
#24 Carolina A 19:20

All-Time MCHS Junior List
#30 Lily R 20:10
#26 Blake C 16:38

All-Time MCHS Soph List
tie #8 Sydnie R 18:53 (with Andrea Natoli, Kristin Fladseth, Brynna Thigpen)
#10 Ben L 16:29
#11 Scott K 16:30

All-Time MCHS Frosh List
#7 Aimee A 19:07
#15 Talia L 20:02

LINK to PD results from 10/21/15

LINK to Joe Civello flickr pics from 10/21/15

...Looking ahead to this week (week #11) and the next week (week #12):

Week #11 (this week)

Mon: Workout at Montecito Park
Tues: Park EZ pace recovery run
Wed: Tempo Run on the Track (Split workout: Top 14-15 Boys and top 11-12 Girls will meet 7PM; everyone else will run at regular practice time)
Thu: Park EZ recovery run
Fri: Intervals/speed training at Spring Lake
Sat: Need 24-28 athlete volunteers for the Healdsburg 1/2 Marathon aid stations; looking for 1 parent to help drive from MCHS to Healdsburg/Geyserville (our team earns $1500 for this!):
-Aid Station #1) Leave MCHS 6:00AM, be at Canyon Rd/Stefani Rd by 6:30, done by 8:45
-Aid Station #5) Leave MCHS 6:30AM, be at Mauritson Winery by 7:00, done by 10:30
-Aid Station #7) Leave MCHS 7:00AM, be at Geyserville Ave. Mile 11.9 by 7:30 done by 11:00
-Also looking for 5-6 more athletes/adults to help with finish chute/hand out medals 7AM-12:30PM
LINK to event website


Week #12 (next week):

Mon-Thu:  Workouts at MCHS and Parks/deatils TBD
Fri: 2015 NBL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!
-Athletes released from school 12:30, Bus leaves MCHS 12:45
-Race Schedule: First race is JV Boys at 2PM, then JV Girls, then Varsity Boys, finish with Varsity Girls, then NBL Pennant and Medal Award Ceremony will be ~4-4:30PM.  
-Parents, please plan on sticking around for the award ceremony!
-IMPORTANT!  -Need 5 Parents to help w/finish chute responsibilities and course monitoring, please contact Greg if you can help!
-OHANA NIGHT CELEBRATION 6-8PM Host Luise Page and Carol Ahern after the NBL Championships

NBL XC Finals History / MCHS Legacy:
JV Boys: Have been top team since 2004
JV Girls: Have won all titles since 2003
*Varsity Boys: Have won last 3 years in row (and 9 of the last 12 years)
*Varsity Girls: Have won title last 12 years in a row)
*Varsity Races are limited to only 7 runners, the rest will run in the unlimited JV races

NBL Championships Nov 6, 2015 Outlook:

JV Races:  With the limit on the top 7 for the Varsity rosters and the depth in quality for our team this year, this should make for some very impressive team performances for MCHS!    Keeping in mind, some of our runners who will not make the top 7 MC Varsity, would be very solid Varsity contributors at other local schools, outstanding runners in their own right, for sure!   Also, be aware, some athletes are still trying to make our Varsity standard (sub 17:00 for Boys and sub 21:00 for Girls) on the Spring Lake course.   ...Please show up early to cheer on our JV teams!

Varsity Races:  For the Boys, Santa Rosa has been a very tough opponent all season long, with the MC Boys winning by the slimmest of margins in both Center Meet races this year.   We're expecting to race a full roster and looking forward to seeing what they can do; either way, it promises to be a tight race!   With the new NBL scoring format, if Rosa wins the NBL championship meet, they would win the NBL Pennant outright, so our Boys have to bring it!    For the MC Girls, Santa Rosa handed them their first NBL lost (by 1 point!) in 13 years; it took Rosa the best team time they've ran since '98 to beat the Pumas.   ...Hampered without Rosa's #2 runner finishing, our MC Girls beat Rosa by 18 points in the 10/21/15 Center Meet, but this past weekend, the Rosa girls looked impressive, winning their Varsity Race on a tough Mt. SAC course in L.A.

NCS Rankings (as of 10/18/15) Top 3 qualify for State Championships: 

Div II Varsity Boys: Ranked 1st ahead of a tough Redwood and Dublin team (Rosa is Div I)
Div II Varsity Girls: Ranked 3rd behind state ranked Redwood and Granada (Newman is Div IV)

GO PUMAS!!!

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

Week #10, what's coming up?

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th OHANA NIGHT AT THE KIMBALL'S!

WHEN: Pasta Party Tuesday October 20th 6pm – 8pm
LOCATION: 1643 Finlaw Street, Santa Rosa
DIRECTIONS: 4th Street to Bryden Lane (can only turn one direction), go about 3 blocks to Grace Avenue and turn right (can only turn one direction), go three blocks to Finlaw Street. Home is on the corner of Grace Avenue and Finlaw Street.
WHAT TO BRING:
Frosh – Drinks
Sophomores – Bread
Juniors – Salad
Seniors – Desserts
OPTIONAL:
Swim Suit and Towel, Kimball’s have a heated pool

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST NBL CENTER MEET #2!

WHERE: Spring Lake/Howarth Park Boat Dock (same as 2 weeks ago)
RACE SCHEDULE: First Race 3:45 JV Boys > JV Girls > Varsity Boys > Varsity Girls
BUS: Athletes dismissed 2PM, Bus leaves MCHS 2:15 going to the meet only, not returning (let Greg know if you're going to drive OYO)

IMPORTANT:  MCHS still needs 2 parents to volunteer (1 at the finish chute and 1 more as a course marker near the 1 mile mark during the race), please contact Greg (text or e-mail) directly if you can be at Spring Lake by no later than 3:30 to help out!    -To get to the mile mark, we'll need to leave the starting line NO LATER than 3:30.

Hope to see all you parents there this Wednesday!  

GO PUMAS!!!

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

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Clovis Roster and Plans for Saturday

Hi everyone,

Hey Pumas!   ...Great job this Wednesday with our first NBL Center meet (next one is in 2 weeks), Team Scores, individual PRs:

JV Boys: MC 21, SR 40, Ukiah 109, Monty 111, Casa 126, Windsor 181, Newman 233, Rancho Inc.
JV Girls: MC 25, SR 30, Monty 78, all others Inc.
Varsity Boys: MC 40, SR 50, Monty 103, Casa 107, Newman 130, Ukiah 141, Windsor 181, Rancho 209
Varsity Girls: SR 38, MC 39, Newman 74, Casa 92, Monty 127, Windsor 179, Ukiah 183, Rancho Inc.

10/7/15 Boys Individual Results
Runner Time
Last PR
(Δ,%) ▴
Jeffrey Chen 16:55 18:26
(1:31,8.2)
Taylor Ingram 18:15 19:35
(1:20,6.8)
Brian Padilla 17:08 18:10
(1:02,5.7)
Shrey Dhiman 21:03 21:53
(0:50,3.8)
Zach Lindemann 17:49 18:26
(0:37,3.3)
Ben Lawson 16:40 17:01
(0:21,2.1)
Thomas Able 19:09 19:32
(0:23,2.0)
Gabe Schoenbach 16:53 17:04
(0:11,1.1)
Christopher Gullixson 19:02 19:14
(0:12,1.0)
Keegan Randles 19:55 20:06
(0:11,0.9)
Blake Civello 16:41 16:42
(0:01,0.1)
10/7/15 Girls Individual Results
Runner Time
Last PR
(Δ,%) ▴
Sydnie Rivas 19:16 19:51
(0:35,2.9)
Brooke Talkington 22:07 22:17
(0:10,0.7)
Lily Raymond 20:20 20:27
(0:07,0.6)

Detailed results from 10/7/15, plus pictures can be found on the PD Running Blog:http://running.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/18755/107-meets/…

Here's the Roster and Driving Plans for Clovis,

Clovis Saturday Race Schedule/Roster = 24 total:

8:00 AM Varsity Girls (7): Cecilia A, Carolina A, Allie A, Lily R, Emma W, Karen B, Clara D
8:25 AM Varsity Boys (6): Jordan S, Blake C, Gabe S, Brian P, Cooper M, Jeffrey M
9:50 AM Frosh-Soph Girls (5): Sydnie R, Aimee A, Meghan F, Elli C, Talia Leano
10:15 AM Frosh-Soph Boys (6): Jacob W, Peter B, Zach L, Lucas C, Taylor I, Will McCloud

IMPORTANT: Everyone on the above roster to bring/pay for their own lunch, plus contribute $5 cash to help pay for team dinner.

Clovis Drivers:
Joe Civello, Salvador Avelar, Daniel Hauptman, Theresa Armstrong, Greg Fogg, Joe Leano

Logistics:

Friday, 10/9/15: Leaving MCHS Noon > Kids pack their own lunch > Stop for only ~20 minute en route > arrive at Woodward Park starting line 4:30 > Shake-out run on the course > ~6:00 Pasta Buffet at Kastner Intermediate School > Hotel by 7:30  (Piccadilly Inn, Fresno 2305 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711)

Saturday, 10/10/15: Up early > Race in AM, last race 10:15, leaving Fresno by 11:30, should be back at MCHS by ~3:30.

LINK to Clovis event website

Everyone NOT going to Clovis will be at practice on Friday, same time as usual, 3:30 start with Coach Matt, Coach Marion and special guest coach, MCHS Alumni, now racing for Lewis and Clark College, Ryan Nguyen!

...No race this weekend, so everyone enjoy a nice long EZ pace or OD (over distance) pace run on your own and be ready for a hard workout on Monday :)

-Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967

GO PUMAS!!!


Monday, October 5, 2015

What's coming up for week #8?

Week #8, what's coming up?

TUESDAY, OCT 6TH, 6-8PM: 
-WHAT? Ohana Night hosted by the Lindemanns and Kruetzfeldts
-WHERE?  5311 Stow Circle (Scott's house) -Scott will drop off a flyer during practice tomorrow!
Freshmen: drinks
Sophomores: bread
Juniors: salad
Seniors: desserts

WEDNESDAY, OCT 7TH:

-WHAT? Our first NBL Center meet!
-WHERE? Spring Lake Park
-WHO ARE WE RACING?  We will be competing against all other 8 schools from the North Bay League: Newman, Rancho Cotate, Montgomery, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Windsor, Casa Grande
-RACE SCHEDULE (Athletes dismissed from class 2PM, Bus leaves MCHS 2:15, please let Greg know if you are staying in class for a later race and getting there on your own):
3:45 JV Boys
4:20 JV Girls
5:00 Varsity Boys
5:30 Varsity Girls
-IMPORTANT! MONTGOMERY IS HOSTING THIS MEET, BUT MC NEEDS TO HELP! GREG NEEDS 2 MORE PARENT VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE FINISH LINE OR WORK AS COURSE MARKERS (SUPER EASY!); PLEASE RSVP TO GREG DIRECTLY VIA E-MAIL OR TEXT TO GREG AND PLAN ON MEETING AT THE STARTING LINE (NEAR THE SPRING LAKE BOAT DOCK) AT 3PM.

EVERYONE: Expecting 400+ runners and lots of spectators, please plan on getting there early and be prepared to pay a park entrance fee! (starting line at the Boat Dock)

LINK to Spring Lake race course map

SATURDAY, OCT 10TH:

-WHAT?  Clovis Invitational
-WHERE? Woodward Park, Fresno
Hotel: Piccadilly Inn Airport, 5115 E Mckinley Avenue, Fresno, California 93727
-MORE DETAILS WHERE PROVIDED IN MY LAST POST DATED OCT 1ST.
LINK to Clovis Invite Event Website

Other important information:  

DONATIONS!   Thanks to all the families that donated to our program, we achieved our goal this year fundraising!    -Please be aware, I just had our first opportunity to deposit checks via our PAB (Puma Athletics Boosters) meeting  a week ago, so checks are just getting deposited last week and more to be deposited this week.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE JENSEN FAMILY FOR DONATING $1500 TO SPONSOR OUR WARM-UP SHIRTS!    www.novavine.com

COMPETITION SCHEDULE FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON: ...Here's a glance at the remaining MCHS XC schedule.  ...Only 5 weeks left till NBL Championships!!!

10/7:  NBL Center Meet #1 at Spring Lake, first race 3:45
10/10: Clovis Invite at Woodward Park, Freno, leaving MCHS Friday at Noon, Racing Sat AM
10/21: NBL Center Meet #2 at Spring Lake, first race 3:45 (need 3-4 volunteers)
11/6:  NBL Championships at Spring Lake, first race 2PM
11/13: HOKA ONE 2 Mile Postal at SRJC track sarting ~4PM
*11/21: NCS Championships, Hayward High School, Girls Varsity 11:45AM, Boys Varsity 1:25PM
*11/23-11/25: (Mon-Wed) Non Mandatory Thanksgiving Week Training (MCHS and Parks
(9:00-10:30 locations TBD)
*11/28: CIF State Championships, Woodward Park, Fresno (race times TBD)
12/12: End of Season Celebration MCHS Small Gym 6-8:30 PM
*Varsity only competitions

OHANA NIGHTS! (address and directions will be provide to kids the day of each Ohana Night):
Freshman: Drinks
Sophomores: Bread
Juniors: Salad
Seniors: Desserts

10/20: Victor Kimball hosting, LOOKING FOR HELP, NEED 1 OR 2 PARENTS!
11/6: Louise Page and Carol Ahern hosting
...Want to host an Ohana Night?   ...10/27 or 10/29 is still open!   ...Contact Carol Ahern if you're interested in hosting or helping Victor out on 10/20 carolahern@aol.com    -Thanks to Carol for coordinating this activity!

HELP!   ...We need a Parent to help drive/direct athletes for our last fund-raiser event, helping with 3 Aid Stations for the HEALDSBURG WINE COUNTRY HALF MARATHON on Saturday October 31st!

-Aid Stations #1 - Canyon Rd at Stefani Rd (on north side) - Mile 1.9 - (6:30am - 8:45am)
-Aid Station #5 - Mauritson Winery - 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448 (Just south of driveway) - (7:00am-10:30am)
-Aid Station #7 - Geyserville Ave.  (west side) - Mile 11.9 - (7:30am - 11:00am)

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

GO PUMAS!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Schedule change for NEXT WEEK, going to Clovis Invite, Fresno

Clarifying my announcement at practice today, we will NOT be going to the Crystal Springs Invite NEXT SATURDAY, 10/10/15.   ...Instead we will be taking 4 Varsity/Frosh-Soph teams to the Clovis Invite with the following athletes named to the "frozen roster", remaining spots will be determined by the NBL Center Meet NEXT WEDNESDAY at Spring Lake.

Clovis Invite plan: -Get out of school Friday, 10/9 at Noon, then drive to Fresno, stay overnight, then race Saturday, 10/10 in the AM, should be back at MCHS by ~3:30. Here's the race rosters and corresponding race shedule:

10/10/15 Clovis Invitational Website http://www.clovisxc.com/#!about/cplg


8:00 AM Div III Varsity Girls Race: Cecilia A, Carolina A, Allie A, Lily R (next 2-3 spots TBD based on Wed race results; may race Sydnie R here...)

8:25 AM Div III Varsity Boys Race: Jordan S, Carson K, Blake C, Jeffrey M (next 3 spots TBD based on Wed race results)

9:50 AM Div III/IV Frosh-Soph Girls: Sydnie R, Aimee A, Meghan F, Ellie C, Talia L (next 2-3 spots TBD based on Wed race results)

10:15 AM Div III/IV Frosh-Soph Boys: Ben L, Jacob W, Peter B, Zach L (next 2-3 spots TBD based on Wed race results)

...I know this change is reasonably short notice, so please contact Greg if you have any questions or concerns regarding this development/change in our schedule.

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

GO PUMAS!!!

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