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


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