CoEd Middle School Cross Country
Just wanted to say thank you to all families for the great season! It was a pleasure working with you and your kids this season. I look forward to coaching and teaching your kids in the future !
Also special thanks to Steamies for providing the team 50% off of ice cream yesterday!
Judging by the results I saw from the race, the team did amazing ! Looks like everyone went out and pushed as hard as they could for the last race. I was very surprised by the number of athletes in each race which made our results more impressive. Special thanks to Chris and Erin Murray who drove the athletes and coached them !
Just a reminder that last practice of the season is tomorrow Monday, 10/7! Please send your child with $5-10. We will play a game and then run into town for some ice cream! We will walk back together and have a little end of season discussion.
I really enjoyed coaching this past season, working with all of you and your children. We are a strong team that has even more potential for next year. I will email out at towards the end of the year to see if there is any interest in some summer training to prepare for next fall!
Thanks again for the great season!
Due to bus issues this is the new update for departure times. The Middle School team MUST attend first period and then they will immediately head to the front of the school and leave on the bus for the race, which will be driven by Mr. Murray. The bus should be pulling out of the school by 9:10am. Erin will then be their coach for the day.
On the way home they will be on the bus driven by Erin and will do a Placerville stop.
Please remember water, food and uniform for tomorrow!
Pantherfest will be held at Confluence Park in Delta (Regionals Course)
The team will leave Telluride High School at 7:00am on Friday, 10/04/19.
We will be pulling away at 7:00am sharp, so please have students here at 6:45am. There will be a Placerville pick-up, but the athlete must tell us by Thursday.
The Varsity Girls will kick off the meet at 10:00am, then the Varsity Boys 10:30am, Then JV Girls at 11:00 and JV Boys at 11:45. Middle School Girls at 12:30pm and Middle School boys at 1:00pm. Followed by Awards.
Weather forecast is sunny with a high of 80 and a low of 41. There is a 10% chance or precipitation and winds up to 15mph. It could be a chilly day, so be sure to bring sweats. If you are planning on wearing leggings or a shirt under your uniform it must be solid black!
For race day – bring water, sports drinks, snacks and Lunch! It will be a long day!
Please contact me with any questions.
o Erin Murray 970-708-7746
Only two more updates before our season is over !
Last week the kids raced in Delta at Swietzer Lake and they fought hard despite the hot weather ! Each race the kids keep improving and moving up which is really exciting to see! Austin and Sean were top finishes for each gender and posted top 10 results ! Click on the link to see pictures of most of the kids. Delta Pictures Here
We have our last race of the season this Friday again in Delta, but at Confluence..... more details to follow. Unfortunately, I will not be able to make this race as I had a previous engagement before I took the coaching job. Ms. Jenna will take the kids and will host practice on Wednesday. This week I am assuming that all athletes will be racing. Please send me an email if your child will not be able to make it!
This Thursday's (Oct 3rd) practice will be short - 30 minutes or so. I want to make sure the kids are very rested for the race.
We will have our last practice next week Monday Oct 7th, we will do our Ice Cream run! Please have your child bring some money for ice cream. I am currently trying to find a place that will give us a discounted rate.
As always if you have any comments, questions and/or concerns please send me an email!
Some information for this week.
Thursday: due to not having school for 7 & 8, we will not have team practice. I suggest that athletes run easy or do some activity for 30 minutes on their own. This will work well with the start of our tapper!
Friday: MS will be leaving at a later time then the high school team for the Delta meet.
MS will be leaving at 8am from school.
- If students typically take the bus to school that is fine, we will wait for all buses to arrive before we depart.
- If your child gets dropped off by you, then please have them dropped off by 8am
Location: Sweitzer lake delta colorado
MS girls race at 11:30am
MS boys race at noon
**We will do the normal Placerville stop leaving town and returning. Morning pick up will be at 8:20. Athletes will call parents for a return time.
Remember - Uniforms, water, food, sun protection.
Welcome to week 7 of the season!
Training has been going very well the past week. We have done a few runs this past week, which have been a repeat of those in the past. All the athletes are making a lot of improvements and are running farther and faster !
We raced in Ridgeway this past week and both teams showed strength. The boys team placed 4th overall and although we don't have enough girls to field an "official team" they placed well!
We will continue to train hard this week. We will race in Delta on Friday, with the girls racing at 1130 and the boys at noon. Leave time TBD, but latest would be 830am. Please look for further information during the week. Please complete the registration survey by Sunday night https://forms.gle/5M9aycUaPJ5tenQG7
Wednesday Team Dinner!: This Wednesday, Sept 25th we will have a team dinner at High Pie. We will practice until 445 and then as a team walk over to High Pie. Please have your child bring $15 to contribute for pizza. We should be done around 615 and athlete pick up will be at high pie.
As always please let me know if there are any comments, questions and/or concerns!
We had an amazing time at the Gunnison invitation yesterday with both teams leaving everything they had out on course! The boys race had 155 runners in it while our girls race had 127. Invitations like this are great because we get to race against some of the fastest kids in the state. Tellurides top male finisher was Sean M. in 13th while Austin C was our girls top finisher in 8th place! Well done to the entire team!
Results can be found at this link: https://co.milesplit.com/meets/365903/results#.XX5_xJJKgcg
IMPORTANT FOR THIS WEEK:
We will be racing in Ridgeway this upcoming Friday Sept 20th. From what I hear, the course is HILLY, which just gives our kids an advantage. We will be pulling athletes from class at 1215 for a 1230 departure for the race start. More specifics on the race will updated later in the week once I have it. See the race announcement for specifics!
**Please make sure to fill out the survey with a YES or NO on whether your child will attend. Sunday night is the deadline. https://forms.gle/QMVefjLM8SZGvNKC8
Practice this week - of course depending on weather.
Mon - Hill Climb !
Tues - Medium Speed
Wed - Easy distance
Thur - Easy game on field
Fri - Race Day !
As always please let me know if you have any comments, questions and/or concerns!
Please copy and paste link to sign up for Ridgway race Sept 20th.
Please complete the survey link above for the Sept 27th Race in Delta! Complete by Sunday night!
The Ridgway Ramble will be held at Ridgway State Park, Dutch Charlie entrance (Look for the U.S. flag on US HWY 550, five miles north of Ridgway) If you plan on joining us, know that there is a $8 parking fee per car.
The team will leave Telluride High School at 12:30pm on Friday, 9/20/19. Students will be dismissed from class at 12:15pm.
The Middle School Girls B will kick off the meet at 2:30pm followed by the Middle School Boys B at 3:00pm. Middle School Girls A will follow at 3:20pm and Middle School Boys B at 3:50pm. Then our High School Girls will race at 4:15pm and our High School Boys will race at 4:50pm.
Awards will be handed out at 5:30pm and then we will start our journey home.
Weather forecast is Mostly Sunny with a high of 65 and a low of 40. Winds up to 13mph. It could be chilly after the races so be sure to bring sweats. If you are planning on wearing leggings or a shirt under your uniform it must be solid black!
It is a long afternoon – bring water, sports drinks, snacks, and lunch for the meet. We are not planning on any food stops.
The team will depart the meet around 5:45pm. We expect to be back around 6:45pm-7:15pm. We will have the students call when we are leaving the course to make a plan for pick up. We will do a drop off at the Placerville Mercantile.
Please contact me with any questions.
o Erin Murray 970-708-7746 email@example.com
Information for the gunnison invitational on Sept 14th!
- Departing the front of the school @ 5:30am, please be there before to load up
- We will stop in Placerville on our way out of town. The bus will stop in large dirt parking lot west of the THS bus parked in Placerville.
- Athletes should bring everything they need for the full day. Water, Gatorade, uniform, breakfast and lunch. There might be concessions at the race, but other then that don't plan on a stop.
- Athletes will text when we leave Gunnison and when passing through Montrose. We will make a stop in Placerville on the way home.
Tomorrow will be a long day, please make sure your child is prepared!
It will be a great day! See you bright and early and please don't be late !
Cross Country Gunnison – Mountaineer Cowboy Invitational Saturday, 9/14/19 The Mountaineer Invitational will be held at Gunnison Middle School on the Van Tuyl trail system The team will leave Telluride High School at 5:30am on Saturday, 9/14/19. We will be pulling away at 5:30, so please try to have your child here by 5:15am. The Middle School Boys will kick off the meet at 9:00am and the Middle School Girls will follow directly after at 9:30am. We will then have the opportunity to watch the College teams run. At 11:15 the High School Boys will run and the High School Girls will follow at 11:45. Awards will be handed out at 12:30pm and then we will start our journey home. Weather forecast is sunny a high of 75 and a low of 36. Winds 5-10mph. It will be chilly on the way there in the morning so be sure to wear sweats. If you are planning on wearing leggings or a shirt under your uniform it must be solid black! It is a long day – bring water, sports drinks, snacks, and lunch for the meet. We are not planning on stopping for lunch since we will have so many kids with us. The team will depart the meet around 1:00pm. We expect to be back around 4:00pm-4:30pm. We will have the students call from Montrose to make a plan for pick up. Please contact me with any questions. Erin Murray 970-708-7746 firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a GREAT training week last week ! Athletes had two hard days, one distance where the faster crew got about 5.5 miles in as well as an interval hill workout.
This week we will do some intervals on Monday, followed by a taper the rest of the week.
Location: Gunnison Community School/ Van Tuyl trail system
Depart: 5:30am sharp from the high school
Return: 4pm(ish) - Athletes will text when we leave and when close to Telluride
9:00 Middle School Boys 3k
9:30 Middle School Girls 3k (MS awards for top 10 individuals)
10:00 College Men 8k
10:45 College Women5k
11:15 High School Boys 5k
11:45 High School Girls 5k
12:30 Awards for College and High School
COURSE: College Women/HS Boys and Girls-5000 meters College Men-8000 meters
MS completes first full loop of course (~3,000 meters) Course is flat: dirt paths
and grass. Splits will be given at every mile. Flats are recommended.
Wow! We are already in our 4th week!
The kids have been running well at practices this past week with a slow increase in distance and difficulty on our runs. For our 4th week we will do one distance run, one recovery day and one interval intensity day. Week 4 is a great week to do two hard days as there is plenty of recovery time.
Reminder: The one change for practice this week is today (labor day) as there is no practice.
Our next race that we are training hard for is the Gunnison Invite, Sept Please let me know whether your child will be attending or not via this link: https://forms.gle/Q8MbLV15rjVEFpCn6 . Sorry, you will need to copy and paste it. Deadline to sign up for this race is this Friday Sept 6th!
If you have questions and/or concerns please send me an email at email@example.com
Hello MS Team!
Please complete the attached form for the Gunnison invite to let me know whether or not your child will be racing. This will be used for registration and to help with our transportation needs. Once you click (or copy and pastse) the link there is more information for you.
Deadline to sign up for this race is Friday Sept 6th!
We had a great week of practices this past week, even though we were a hindered with smoke and lightening. Friday we traveled to Dolores and raced on their amazing trail system that was challenging and rewarding. Miner boys represented the school well taking first place as a team! We also had four of our boys in the top 10!
- All forms, physicals and fees must be turned in before athletes may practice this week!
- All parents should be signed up for the emails and text messages from our athletic website
- Practices this week Mon - Thur 3:30 - 4:45... Please take note that practice on Tuesday's will be at 3:30!
- NEW ATHLETE? - Parents please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Practices this week will be a mix between games, a long run and intervals!
Dolores – Boggy draw bear chase
The Boggy draw bear chase will be held at the boggy draw trails, about 2.5 miles North of dolores. (From hwy 145, turn onto 11th st, continue up dunlap hill, and turn right on rd w.)
The team will leave Telluride High School at 1:15pm on Friday, 8/23/19. Students will be dismissed from class at 1:00pm.
The Middle School girls will kick off the meet at 4:00pm and the Middle school boys will follow directly after at 4:30pm. High school girls will run at 5:00pm and high school boys at 5:30pm. Awards will follow after the boys’ race and then we will start our journey home.
Weather forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 89 and a low of 49. Winds 5-10mph. It will be chilly on the way home, be sure to bring sweats.
Remember to bring water, sports drinks, and snacks for the meet. The athletes will also need to bring food for dinner!
The team will depart the meet around 6:30pm. We expect to be back around 8:00-8:30pm. We will have the students call when we leave dolores to make a plan for pick up.
Please contact me with any questions:
Erin Murray 970-708-7746 email@example.com
- Uniform (both top and bottom). **If you wear anything underneath such as long sleeve shirt or leggings/tights, make sure it is all black.
- Running Shoes
- Rain jacket and pants that are waterproof.
- Warm clothes for over your uniform
- Sunscreen (optional - hat)
- Snacks & lunch
- Money (in case we make a stop)
- Water bottle
- Things to do and/or homework
- Awesome attitude with a smile!
We had a great first week of Cross Country practice, with 10 students at practice on day one! We got back in the groove of running and clocked our first mile run time. I am so happy to find this group of middle schoolers kind, energetic, and enthusiastic about running!
- Wayne Clark, our new HS History teacher, will be joining our team. We are so lucky to have his Cross Country coaching experience and knowhow to help guide this team!
- Student practice 3:30-4:45 M-Th
- Meet at 4:00 on Friday, August 23 in Dolores. We will send out further information on dismissal time, etc.
- Parent meeting Monday night at 5:00 in the HS cafeteria.
- Necessary information for Cross Country Registration:
- Completed Physical
- Signed Code of Conduct
- $50 Participation Fee