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WIC INFO

posted Sep 29, 2017, 10:47 AM by Mustang TrackXC

It is kinda unbelievable how fast this season has flown by!  We are already at the WIC meet, when it seems like such a short time ago we were getting together at Lake Griffey for the Hill Challenge, or at McCormick's creek to run and then jump in the waterfalls!  This group has grown a lot and done some incredible things as the season has progressed.  It is going to be exciting to see them work towards one of their team goals that were laid out early in the summer, this Saturday at Cascade.  

All info is attached here, with schedules and awards info...hopefully we are bringing some of that back home! :) 

BNL Meet Notes

posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:05 PM by Mustang TrackXC

Hey Gang.  Fall Festival time is here!  Since that is a major event for our community, we will make some adjustments to our plans.  

One, the kids have always loved running to the Fall Festival on this Friday...they did so again today!  Honestly, that was a longer run than I had planned, given what they did yesterday (which was awesome, by the way!).  But they are strong kids and will be fine. 

Saturday morning we can not meet at the High School.  This year we are going to meet in the back parking lot of EPS.  The kids already loaded up the gear into my truck and we will be meeting at 6:45 AM to load and head out to BNL.  

After the meet, we will stop at the Golden Corral and smash some buffet!  

BNL MEET SCHEDULE: 

Race 1   9: 00 VARSITY BOYS ----------5000M (5 score, 7 enter)
Race 2 9:30 VARSITY GIRLS ------------5000M (5 score, 7 enter)
Race 3     10:00   JV BOYS ---------5000M (5 score, no limit)
Race 4     10:30 JV GIRLS------------5000M (5 score, no limit)
Awards 11:00----AWARDS PRESENTATION 

AWARDS: Trophies:

1st place Boys Varsity  

1st place Girls Varsity  

           

Team Ribbons – 1st three teams each race

Medals – 1st ten individuals in Varsity races

Individual ribbons for places 11-25 in Varsity races, 1-25 in JV races


Crawford County

posted Sep 15, 2017, 10:53 AM by Mustang TrackXC

Crawford County Invite time!!! This meet is usually one of the kids' favorites.  It is a beautiful course, with a cool meet setup, and a great tradition of the Overlook restaurant afterwards.  Parents, y'all are welcome to join us for lunch.  All info is attached to the document here in this announcement.  

All athletes need to be at the school at 6:45 so that our bus can leave at 7:00.  It is about a 2-hr drive from here, so we really need to make sure we are getting out of here with time in case we hit traffic or construction or something like that. 

****PLEASE NOTE*****  This is Crawford County (Marengo, IN),  NOT CRAWFORDSVILLE.  

Next two meets

posted Sep 6, 2017, 12:12 PM by Mustang TrackXC

Thursday, the bus leaves at 4:00 for Clay City.  We are scheduled to start the race at 5:30.  It will be a tight squeeze.  

Saturday, we are at Brown County for the Eagle Classic.  We need to meet at 6:30 and will leave as soon as we are loaded.  The schedule is included below, and please remember that they do charge for entry.  

Also, The start time for our first race is 8:30


Times:       

8:30am       Freshman/Sophomore Boys’ Race - 5 Kilometer Up to 10 Runners

 

9:00am       Boys’ Elite Race Up to 10 Runners

                   (any runner not in the elite race who ran a time under 16:30 this year or last                       year can run in the elite race)

9:30am       Girls’ Elite Race Up to 10 Runners

                   (any runner not in the elite race who ran a time under 19:30 this year or last                       year can run in the elite race)

10:00am     Boys’ Varsity Race 7 Runners

10:35am     Girls’ Varsity Race 7 Runners

11:05 am     Boys’ Reserve Race Unlimited

11:40 am     Girls Reserve Race Unlimited

Columbus Meet Notes

posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:18 PM by Mustang TrackXC

We meet at 6:30, to leave at 6:45.

I have attached the document we got from the folks at Columbus North with all the information. 

CN Classic info letter‎[5297]‎.docx


Journal Help

posted Aug 23, 2017, 2:49 PM by Mustang TrackXC

Hey parents and other team supporters:  Want a way to participate and help spread the word about what fantastic things our group is doing?!  Here is a great opportunity to do that and help our local resource (Ellettsville Journal). 

After speaking to staff members of the Journal, they are interested in trying to make sure that our kids' efforts are shared with the broader community.  The limited staffing has stretched them pretty thin this year and I thought we could contribute.  They will be using this site as a resource for information to include our kids' efforts, by pulling from the race recaps,  results and highlights that I post here after each meet.  They have also asked if we have pictures that would be good ones to use, that we submit them via the following email address:  journal@bluemarble.net

I know some of you take some fantastic shots to document our kids' events, and have pointed the staff at the Journal towards some of those Facebook pages.  But I thought if you had some that you felt particularly strong about, if you wanted to send them in, they might appreciate it.  I know I would, as would our kids, and I believe the broader community as well!

Thank you for all that you guys do...we had a great start to the season last Saturday and I'm excited for what this group could accomplish!

First Meet Around the Corner

posted Aug 17, 2017, 11:24 AM by Mustang TrackXC

We are excited to be at this point.  Our group has been really hard at work and making progress.  Now we get a chance to get out and hit the course for some race action.  The schedule of events for us will be as follows.  

6:45- Meet at Athletic Doors  (All team members should be there prior to 6:45 so that we can start loading at 6:45)
7:00- Pull out of parking lot
9:00- Boys Race
9:45- Girls Race
11:00- Awards
12:30- Arrive home at EHS

We do have a snack tote to take with us, but could use a cooler with a couple of gallons of chocolate milk.


Custom Shoe Fitting

posted Aug 4, 2017, 12:07 AM by Mustang TrackXC

Friday at 6PM, at the Indiana Running Company, there will be a special Edgewood night, for custom shoe fitting and a 20% discount.  Members of the EHS and EJHS cross country programs can meet at the store at 6PM and will have the trained employees at InRunCo do gait analysis and help place our athletes in the proper footwear they would need for the remainder of the season.  Then they are going to give a significant discount on any shoes we purchase that day. 

The kids on the team (and I as well) enjoyed the chance to run in different venues, so we thought it would be fun to meet at the B-Line to do our workout there, and then would go over to the Running Company after that.  To avoid parking meters and all that, we will meet at the B-Line parking lot on the north portion of the trail, on Rogers St. (Just north of where the Farmers Market is held).  The map location and directions can be found here.  

We will meet there at 4PM, do our workout, and then finish up at the Running Company.  Sophia and Amos may join us for a portion of the run, and your families are invited to join us as well.  I will be running with my phone, so if you would like to join us a little further into the run, feel free to give me a shout and I can let you know where we are.  

Planning for next week (7-28-17)

posted Jul 28, 2017, 8:36 AM by Micah Mobley

The group is rolling along and doing VERY well with our training.  It has been hot out and having them run at 3:00 this week has given them a chance to adjust to the heat before we get back to school.  Thank you parents for your flexibility in getting them here at the varying times.  It really has been a much more productive summer period than I can remember, and sets us up well for the rapidly approaching competitive season.  

A couple of notes about next week (I know there is a lot happening with the first day of school right around the corner).
  • SENIOR BANNER PICTURES are Monday at 1:30 at the high school.  I will have uniforms to give them before the pictures, so if you could be there by 1:15 we could get those taken care of. 
  • LOCKERS and UNIFORMS will be handed out Monday at practice (3PM-5PM). 
  • ALL FALL SPORTS MEETING is Tuesday at 6PM in the gymnasium.  
  • XC PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, immediately following the fall sports meeting.  We will be going over a ton of stuff like milk signups, Mini Marathon signups, Meet schedules and procedures, Photo/Video sharing, Social Media posting, etc..  I will have handouts, and will do my best to keep my portion of the meeting to about 45 minutes. 
  • WEDNESDAY PRACTICE Amos and Sophia are both in school now (I can not believe it!!), and their open house is Wednesday, so I will be leaving practice early to take them there (Sara is a teacher and will not be available).  Coaches Rachel and Trent will be there still, to be with the kids wrapping up. 
  • SCHOOL YEAR PRACTICE This group has done a good job at getting here on time and really getting started pretty quickly.  That means that we should be able to be done with our practices throughout the year by 5PM.  We will begin at 3PM each day, so that gives the kids a few minutes after school dismisses to take care of any meetings with teachers, change clothes, grab a bit to eat, etc.  

Monday Notes (7-24-17)

posted Jul 24, 2017, 4:59 PM by Mustang TrackXC

The first day of school is rapidly approaching, and the competitive season will be here before we know it. 

The new reroute on the north end of the course had it's first rain test with the storms yesterday.  While there was standing (ankle-deep) water just to the left of our newly mulched running path, the path itself was good...still needs to be beaten down by running on it more, but it appears that it is going to work really well!  Kudos to the crew who came out and helped on that portion last week!

Practice schedule this week:  We are meeting from 3PM to 5PM at the high school all week this week.  We needed to have a week of running at this time before school starts, so we have a chance to let our bodies acclimate to it.  It is way better to do it this way so that when we start school, that will be one less adjustment to make, and will allow us to train more thoroughly. 

There will be a parent meeting sometime early in the school year.  We do not have a date yet, but I would like to do it during the first full week of school.  There will be quite a few topics to discuss and I would like all athletes represented there if at all possible.  Over the past couple of years I have not done so well at relinquishing control of certain things and I have some ideas that will help improve our program, make the experience more enjoyable for us all, and give more folks a way to feel connected to what we are doing. 

Please make sure that our athletes are getting their workouts in on the weekends.  This sport rewards consistency in training.  And the weekends are an opportunity to build that consistency.  We also will be running every Saturday once the season starts and if that is the first time they are running on the weekends, it will just make it a more difficult transition than if they are getting used to that now. 

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