Sunday, July 31, 2016

2016 Tahoe Running Camp Highlights! ...Plus, Reminders/Important Dates Coming Up!!!

...Heads-up!   -I put a lot of content in this release; there's a lot of IMPORTANT information towards the bottom of this release (after the Tahoe Camp Highlights)... 


THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU!!!   ...This awesome camp experience would not have been possible if it wasn't for all of these people!

-Tanya Stevens from Bruno's on 4th Street and her two sons, Kioni and Taz for preparing our meals!
-Leticia Costa, Lisa Segraves, Sarah Williams, Lucas Azcarraga, Roy O'Conner, Brian Keefer, for helping to serve meals and help out in the camp kitchen
-Steve Palladino for helping with all medical attention and organizing our Spooner results/stats
-Coaches: Marion Maassen, Matthew Bennett, Kevon Roberts and Leanne Fogg
-Salvador Avelar for coaching, and driving our BIG TRUCK!
-Lucy Segraves for the awesome, hippy-dippy, way cool tie-dye camper of the day shirts
-All of the Alumni that brought a heightened level of energy and fun to camp!
-All parents who helped with driving and participated with activities during camp

LINK to Day 1 video #1 and LINK to rest of camp video #2 by Leanne Fogg:

2016 TAHOE RUNNING CAMPERS OF THE DAY!   ...Voted on by Alumni and Camp Staff, recognizing campers for their selfless character, demonstrating exemplary behavior and representing the true spirit of camp and a positive attitude!     ...All 12 of these campers received a genuine Lucy Segraves one-of-a-kind groovy tie-dye camp shirt!

Day 2) Miranda Huntsinger, Ben Lawson, Taylor Ingram
Day 3) Maddy Glenn, Harry Frankl, Emma Huntsinger, Talia Leano
Day 4) Christina Avelar, Meghan Field, Bryce Chinn, Jacob Wright
Day 5) Matt Begert-Hellings

2016 TAHOE RUNNING CAMPER OF THE WEEK!  ...OK, he's was just the best of the best, enough said!    Blake Civello   -Blake gets a free pair of running shoes from Heart and Sole Sports !

BROWNIE CONTEST WINNERS: Allie Ahern, Caroline Hellings, Huntsingers  (and one more, but I can't recall...?) all win choice of PR socks, see Greg if you have not received yours yet!

POG (Plank Of Glory = for holding a plank for 8 minutes; now that's tough!!!   ...And all permanently marked on our POG board): Evan Drake, Pierce Kapustka, Annika Cerini, Jacob Herbstman, Jacob Wright, Talia Leano, Meghan Field, Morgan Schrijver, Bryce Chinn 

The "POG" Plank Of Glory founded by David Eik, 2014
SPOONER HIGHLIGHTS (12.2 mile run on Tahoe Rim Trail):

Spooner highlights and most outstanding performances (based on recent records kept for the past 6 years, thanks to Steve Palladino): 

-55 Runners started and finished (including Greg) in under 3 hours! 
-Alex Morrison became 1 of only 3 to break 1:30 on record
-Blake Civello ran 1:35:27 to lead all High School Boys, 7:16 improvement from '15, a very fast time and now #7 on all-time Senior list
-Sydnie Rivas ran 1:55 to lead all High School Girls, 3:58 improvement from '15 and #2 on all-time Junior list
...But, the incoming Freshmen  Boys stole the show!
-Rory Smail crushed the previous freshman record by almost 11 minutes!   Rory Smail improved his '15 time by 17:58 and tied for overall #4 finisher on the day.
-Colton Swinth and Tristan Singleton also broke the previous freshman record (that includes bettering outstanding MCHS runners like Jacob Wright and Jordan Scobey by over 1 minute!) with Colton Swinth improving a ridiculous 34:34 from '15 and finishing #2 all-time freshman and #8 overall runner and right behind Colton was Tristan Singleton improving 2:33 from '15, now the #3 all-time freshman.
2016 "Spoon of Guts" recognizing 3 individuals: 
Rory Smail, Lily Raymond, Zach Lindemann
-Three other "first time Spooner" Freshmen Boys broke 2:00 as follows: Patrick Phillip (1:57:22), Pierce Kapustska (1:58:15) and Owen Pugh (2:00:01, hey, close enough!)
-Harry Frankl improving an unreal 34:34 (he's been working really hard/committed and it's paying off!)
-Meghan Field improving 24:10; are you kidding?   ...That's ~2:00 a mile from '15 = amazing!
-Lily Raymond with a major break through, fast 1:57:22 time as #2 overall girl finisher, #8 on all-time on the Senior list, improving 14:02 from '15, that's over 1 minute a mile improvement and a looking really good going into her senior year!
-Langston Hay improved 22:27 from '15; watch out for this SRHS Panther this Fall XC season!
-Zach Lindemann making a statement, tied as #4 MCHS runner and running a fast 1:38:13
-Eric DesJardins was tentative for our tempo workout, but looked real good on Spooner; improving 14:33
-Note that top Varsity MCHS runners, Ben Lawson ran to the first summit in ~52:00 with Alex Morrison, then dropped back to pace Owen Pugh and Scott Kruetzfeldt decided needed time to recover from his recent IT band injury.  ...Others improving over 5:00 from '15 not highlighted already:
Taylor Ingram (13:58), Andy Kasper (13:53), Miranda Huntsinger (11:16), Cam Smith (10:20), Ellie Civello (8:27), Cooper Moore (8:09), Jai Dhiman (7:30), Jacob Herbstman (6:42), Marco Keefer (6:21) and Allegra Robertshaw (5:21) 

...For another POV, check out these SPOONER IMPROVEMENTS combining '15 + '16 progress: 

Harry Frankl (59:20 improvement) and Zach Lindemann (58:56 improvement); Hey Harry and Zach, That's almost 5 minutes/ mile improvement in 2 years, WOW!

Langston Hay (41:01 improvement) ~3:30 per mile improvement, combine improved endurance with his speed and he'll be really dangerous this year! 
Sydnie Rivas (26:37), Cam Smith (25:15),  Lily Raymond (22:23) all improving their Spooner pace ~2:20 per mile to just under 2:00 per mile !
VERY IMPRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS ranging between ~1:45-1:10 per mile pace improvement:
20:46 = Jai Dhiman
19:47 = Jacob Herbstman
18:17 = Cooper Moore
14:48 = Jacob Wright
14:27 = Blake Civello

...Here's a look a Spooner results sorted by largest  '15 vs. '16 time improvement:

Tahoe Running Camp Roster 
Spooner '16          Improvement 15->16 Improvement 14->15
Swinth, Colton 1:49:12 0:34:34  
Frankl, Harry 1:48:39 0:28:12 0:31:08
Field, Meghan 2:03:43 0:24:10  
Hay, Langston 1:48:42 0:22:27 0:18:34
Smail, Rory 1:38:14 0:17:58  
Lindemann, Zac 1:38:13 0:16:32 0:42:24
DesJardins, Eric 2:09:41 0:14:33  
Raymond, Lily  1:57:22 0:14:02 0:08:21
Ingram, Taylor 1:55:53 0:13:58  
Kasper, Andy 2:00:02 0:13:53  
Huntsinger, Miranda 2:20:26 0:11:16  
Smith, Cameron 1:55:47 0:10:20 0:14:55
Civello, Ellie 2:19:26 0:08:27  
Moore, Cooper 2:06:15 0:08:09 0:10:08
Dhiman, Jai 2:09:02 0:07:30 0:13:16
Civello, Blake 1:35:27 0:07:16 0:07:11
Herbstman, Jacob 2:01:46 0:06:42 0:13:05
Keefer, Marco 2:03:30 0:06:21  
Robertshaw, Allegra 2:19:21 0:05:21  
Rivas, Sydnie 1:55:53 0:03:58 0:22:39
Wright, Jacob 1:35:30 0:03:15 0:11:33
Singleton, Tristan 1:49:13 0:02:33  
Velasquez, Elias 1:36:53 0:01:47  

2016 Spooner 12.2 miles Finishing Times:

Tahoe Running Camp Roster 
Spooner '16         
Morrison, Alex 1:29:28
Eik, David 1:33:55
Rosen-Duran, Eli 1:33:55
Civello, Blake 1:35:27
Wright, Jacob 1:35:30
Velasquez, Elias 1:36:53
Marin, Jeffery 1:38:09
Lindemann, Zac 1:38:13
Smail, Rory 1:38:14
Drake, Evan 1:40:30
Schoenbach, Gabe 1:41:34
Frankl, Harry 1:48:39
Hay, Langston 1:48:42
Swinth, Colton 1:49:12
Singleton, Tristan 1:49:13
Smith, Cameron 1:55:47
Ingram, Taylor 1:55:53
Rivas, Sydnie 1:55:53
Raymond, Lily  1:57:22
Phillip, Patrick 1:57:22
Kapustska, Pierce 1:58:15
Pugh, Owen 2:00:01
Kasper, Andy 2:00:02
Lawson, Ben (ran 1st 1/2 in 52:00, then helped pace Owen) 2:00:04
Herbstman, Jacob 2:01:46
Keefer, Marco 2:03:30
Chang, Joshua 2:03:31
Field, Meghan 2:03:43
Hegart, Ben 2:04:43
Moore, Cooper 2:06:15
Dhiman, Jai 2:09:02
DesJardins, Eric 2:09:41
Chinn, Bryce 2:09:41
Schram, Aidan 2:12:53
Cerini, Anika 2:14:29
Begert-Hellings, Matthew 2:19:20
Robertshaw, Allegra 2:19:21
Civello, Ellie 2:19:26
Huntsinger, Miranda 2:20:26
Buenrostro, Karen 2:22:40
Leavitt, Andrew 2:22:43
Azcarraga, Lucas 2:31:09
Hauptman, Jack 2:41:55
Cortina, Lukas 2:50:11
Randles, Keegan 2:50:12
Huntsinger, Emma 2:50:57
Omiple, Bernard 2:51:22
Dhiman, Shrey 2:51:41
Wright, Emma 2:54:05
Rogers, Austin 2:54:06
Scobey, Taylor 2:54:07
Nguyen, Sara 2:54:53
Ahern, Allie 2:54:54
McCloud, William (injured knee) 3:36:07

IMPORTANT!   -Can't wait for the 2017 TAHOE RUNNING CAMP!?  Save the date!    Fri, 7/28/17 - Wed, 8/2/16
-Notes and changes for 2017 Tahoe Camp:
  • Tanya Stevens has agreed to cook for us again!  -YEAY!
  • Camp Fees will go up from $150 to $175 to cover added expenses 
  • Camper Roster will be limited to no more than 70 (vs. the 85 limit we've had in previous years)
  • Every camper who comes to the 2017 camp will be expected to run Spooner in 3 hrs or less!   ...To help facilitate this, we'll have several "Spooner 10 mile Time Trials" in June and July.   10 mile course: Park Trail-Spring Creek-Canyon-Marsh-South Burma-Richardson-Canyon-Spring Creek-Park Trail
-----------------------------------IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP---------------------------------------

Sat, 8/6/16: 9:30 AM Pancake Run from Annika Cerini's house, 1414 St. Francis Rd. SR, 95409

Tue, 8/9/16: Student Orientation at MCHS begins!   LINK to MCHS Athletic Packet
-IMPORTANT!  ALL ATHLETES WILL NEED TO HAVE THEIR ATHLETIC PACKETS COMPLETED, INCLUDING A SPORTS PHYSICAL DATED AFTER JUNE 1ST  -All Athletes must turn-in their Athletic Packet during orientation to the Athletic Directors first, THEN the A/Ds will give you an athletic clearance slip that looks like this to give to coach Greg:

Each Athlete needs to give Coach Greg this clearance slip (NOT THE ENTIRE ATHLETIC PACKET) before they can practice or compete!   -If you don't have your Athletic Packet complete during orientation, you might be able to catch the A/Ds (Jerry Deakins or Mike Mastin) in the office at MCHS, to complete this process.

Tue, 8/9/16 Orientation Schedule:
-Seniors: 8:30 - 9:30 AM
-Juniors: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
-Sophomores: Last Name A-N 12:00 – 1:30 PM   O-Z  1:30 – 3:00   PM

Wed, 8/10/16: Freshmen Orientation 8:00 - 3:00 PM 
-IMPORTANT: Please let Greg know if you can help in "recruiting interest" to join the XC team on 8/9 or 8/10; we'll have a table next to other sports teams in the small gym for XC sign-ups to share information and answer questions...

-IMPORTANT! ...Don't have your Sports Physical scheduled yet?    Santa Rosa Sports and Family Medicine (1255 N. Dutton Ave, 95401) has special "clinics" to get your Sports Physical done but better hurry, space is limited, call (707) 546-9400 ASAP!
Santa Rosa Sports and Family Medicine Clinics will be scheduled through the 18th of August: 
-Tue: 10AM-Noon
-Thu: 4-6PM
-Fri 8-Noon
 Sat, 8/13/16: 9:30AM Pancake Run from Matt Begert-Helling's house, 5200 Honor Oak Ct. SR, 95405

Mon, 8/15/16:  FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE!   -Reminder: You must have your Clearance Form to practice! MCHS XC Practice starts 3:00, the rest of the week (Tue-Fri), practice starts 3:30

Wed, 8/17/16:  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!   ...Yes, we will have two practice sessions before school starts!

Thu, 8/18/16 or Fri, 8/19/16IMPORTANT One of these dates will be our first Fitness Standard test!  -First 85 to make the standard, make the MCHS XC roster!   -What is the standard?   ...3200m (8 laps around the track) standard for Boys: 14:00 (7:00/mile pace) and for Girls: 16:30 (8:15/mile pace).   -If we don't get 85 in our first day, we'll have 3-5 more time trials opportunities through September 16th if needed.   FYI: -Last year we started the MCHS XC season with 98 on our roster and finished the season with 89, without making any "cuts".   -However, this year due to limited coaching bandwidth and to ensure the safety of everyone on the roster, we're limiting our roster to 85.   Note:  MCHS is lucky to have a lot of interest for XC; most other high school teams have 35-40 on their roster, so at 85, we'll still have one of the largest, if not the largest XC rosters in the area...

...Feeling out of the loop?   -I'll be using this blog and our FaceBook page, MCHS XC 2016!!! to provide information throughout the season, so if you are not a member of this [closed] group on Facebook, please request to join!    ...Also, if you know someone who is not subscribed" to our Blog, feel free to pass this e-mail along and just hit the "e-Newsletter SUBSCRIBE" icon on the upper left of our home page...   

EVERYONE: Keep logging your miles in!   ...If you're not sure how to sign-up, follow these instructions LINK   
-IMPORTANT: Starting this season, it will be mandatory for EVERYONE ON THE MCHS XC ROSTER to log-in their miles in XCStats throughout the season! 

...Keep on running and enjoy the rest of your Summer!  


Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Final 2016 Tahoe Running Camp Roster


LINK to final Camp Schedule

1) LINK to what to bring list (double-check this!) and also remember to bring lunch money for the drive up and the drive back.    -While at camp, we will keep food in your belly!

2) If you have NOT filled-out your "something unique, unusual and interesting about you" for our camp trivia (both from Campers/Runners and Alumni) you need to text Greg (707) 291-2967 ASAP

3) I counted just enough tents from our meeting on Monday, but we could use 3-4 more!    Please bring an "extra" tent if you have one!   


5) Start working on your tent groups and Greg needs to approve; remember, no "clicking" I will NOT APPROVE of any groups made-up of 100% buddies, reach-out to someone new and make new friendships!    Tent groups will be reviewed/approved before we leave on Friday; you need to have your tent + all of your tent occupants AND your tent occupancy must not exceed the # of people you have...   Duh.

6) Alumni Driving Plans are finalized (yeay)!    ...See Facebook post for more details (thanks to Annika and Allie for helping get this group organized)

...OK, with a few changes, here's the final-final-final 2016 Tahoe Running Camp Roster!   -NO MORE CHANGES!!!

57 Camper/Runners + 20 Alumni = 77 Total:

Campers/Runners (57):

Tahoe Running Camp Roster 2016 by Name as of July 19, 2016 Current
School or College
2016 Fall
Kapustka, Pierce RVMS Runner Boy 9
Phillip, Patrick RVMS Runner Boy 9
Pugh, Owen Slater Runner Boy 9
Singleton, Tristan RVMS Runner Boy 9
Smail, Rory RVMS Runner Boy 9
Swinth, Colton  RVMS Runner Boy 9
Avelar, Christina RVMS Runner Girl 9
Hirth, Jasmin RVMS Runner Girl 9
Huntsinger, Emma RVMS Runner Girl 9
Kruetzfeldt, Megan RVMS Runner Girl 9
Nguyen, Sara RVMS Runner Girl 9
Arietta, Matthew MCHS Runner Boy 10
Baker, Colby MCHS Runner Boy 10
Chang, Joshua MCHS Runner Boy 10
Chinn, Bryce MCHS Runner Boy 10
Cortina, Lukas MCHS Runner Boy 10
DesJardins, Eric MCHS Runner Boy 10
Frankl, Harrison MCHS Runner Boy 10
Kasper, Andy MCHS Runner Boy 10
McCloud, William MCHS Runner Boy 10
Omiple, Bernard MCHS Runner Boy 10
Civello, Ellie MCHS Runner Girl 10
Field, Meghan MCHS Runner Girl 10
Leano, Talia MCHS Runner Girl 10
Rogers, Austin MCHS Runner Girl 10
Scobey, Taylor MCHS Runner Girl 10
Altenburg, Matthew MCHS Runner Boy 11
Dhiman, Jai MCHS Runner Boy 11
Dhiman, Shrey MCHS Runner Boy 11
Hay, Langston SRHS Runner Boy 11
Herbstman, Jacob MCHS Runner Boy 11
Ingram, Taylor MCHS Runner Boy 11
Keefer, Marco MCHS Runner Boy 11
Kruetzfeldt, Scott MCHS Runner Boy 11
Lawson, Ben MCHS Runner Boy 11
Lindeman, Zach MCHS Runner Boy 11
Smith, Cameron MCHS Runner Boy 11
Wright, Jacob MCHS Runner Boy 11
Glenn, Maddy S. Academy Runner Girl 11
Harris, Maya MCHS Runner Girl 11
Huntsinger, Miranda MCHS Runner Girl 11
Rivas, Sydnie MCHS Runner Girl 11
Sell, McKenna S. Academy Runner Girl 11
Begert, Matthew MCHS Runner Boy 12
Civello, Blake MCHS Runner Boy 12
Dvorak, Adam MCHS Runner Boy 12
Hauptman, Jack MCHS Runner Boy 12
Hegart, Ben Monty Runner Boy 12
Cignetti, Enzo SRHS Runner Boy 12
Leavitt, Andrew MCHS Runner Boy 12
Moore, Cooper MCHS Runner Boy 12
Randles, Keegan MCHS Runner Boy 12
Schram, Aidan MCHS Runner Boy 12
Velazquez, Elias RUP Runner Boy 12
Buenrostro, Karen MCHS Runner Girl 12
Raymond, Lily MCHS Runner Girl 12
Robertshaw, Allegra Windsor Runner Girl 12

Alumni (20):
Tahoe Running Camp Roster 2016 by Name as of July 19, 2016 Current
School or College
2016 Fall
Williams, Sarah SRJC Alumni  Girl 14
Everest, Jacob SRJC Alumni Boy 13
Franceschi, Ean SRJC Alumni Boy 13
Marin, Jeffrey SRJC Alumni Boy 13
Padilla, Brian SRJC Alumni Boy 13
Schneider, Rowan SRJC Alumni Boy 13
Schrijver, Morgan TBD Alumni Boy 13
Shoenbach, Gabe MCHS Alumni Boy 13
Thibault, Antoine PSU Alumni Boy 13
Yates, Jackson TBD Alumni Boy 13
Ahern, Allie Cal Poly Alumni Girl 13
Avelar, Carolina Santa Clara U Alumni Girl 13
Avelar, Cecilia Santa Clara U Alumni Girl 13
Cerini, Annika SRJC Alumni Girl 13
Nicklas, Tessa Chico Alumni Girl 13
Page, Allison Purdue Alumni Girl 13
Wright, Emma UCSB Alumni Girl 13
Azcarraga, Lucas SRJC Alumni Boy 14
Eik, David Colo. College Alumni Boy 14
Frankl, Willy G. Washington Alumni Boy 14

Looking forward to an awesome camping adventure!!!    ...Oh yes, and some great runs and conditioning as well!

Cell: (707) 291-2967

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