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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