If you are ordering any of the team gear, send/bring your order form to practice tomorrow.
Click here to download the form.
Please note: The 1/4 Zip is a Sport-Tek - the same one we had last year. A heavier one is also available for the same price. Please note on the order form if you want the heavier one. The default will be the one from last year, which is between the light weight Sport-Tek and the heavier version.
If you have any questions regarding the order or items,
please call Cathy Easter (Clare Howard’s mom) at 227-5366.
ORDERS FOR XC GEAR ARE DUE MONDAY, 8/29.
The 2016 gear order form was distributed at practice yesterday. If you haven't seen it from your runner, you can download here. Orders are due at practice on Monday, August 29. Please note: The 1/4 Zip is a Sport-Tek - the same one we had last year. A heavier one is also available for the same price. Please note on the order form if you want the heavier one. The default will be the one from last year, which is between the light weight Sport-Tek and the heavier version. If you have any questions regarding the order or items, please call Cathy Easter (Clare Howard’s mom) at 227-5366.
ATHLETES: YOUR TEAM CAPTAINS ARE...
Congratulations to Joey Aist, Madeline Maurer, Fintan Nakada, and Hillary Tschappat, your 2016 captains. Their first directive: Saturday is a meet, so please dress up for school tomorrow - no jeans!
PARENTS: WE NEED SNACKS FOR SATURDAY, 8/27.
This week's meet is the Bartlett Invitational State Preview Meet at Bartlett High School. If you haven't been there before, the cross-country trails are to the left of the school near the baseball field, so go straight ahead to the parking lot in the back. It is not uncommon to have other events happening at the same time at Bartlett, so be aware parking might be a challenge. Also take into account the road construction at Muldoon may delay your arrival at the meet, so give yourself time to get there. The race begins at 10 am. Please sign up to bring food on Saturday for the athletes.
SPAGHETTI FEED THIS FRIDAY, 8/26 FROM 6 PM TO 8 PM.
Thank you very much to the Guyer family for hosting this week! You'll find them at 4251 Birch Run Drive. Parent Hosts: Scott and Lori Guyer, 907-223-9420, Juniors, please bring dessert.
PRACTICE IS AT 2:30 pm - Meet at the Little Gym.
Practice will be after school at 2:30 pm for the rest of the season, unless the coaches notify you otherwise.
Friday, August 26th: SPAGHETTI FEED
This week's spaghetti feed is being hosted by Mitchell Guyer and his family. Watch for directions and details.
Saturday, August 27th:
This weekend's meet is the Bartlett Invitational State Preview Meet at Bartlett. The race starts at 10 am. Coaches will announce bus time later this week.
ATHLETES: Be at Service no later than 6:50 am SATURDAY MORNING. Bus departs from Service High at 7 am. In addition to your uniform and racing shoes, bring personal snacks, a water bottle, some spending money for snacks at Fred Meyer in Soldotna, and things that will make the bus ride comfortable, i.e. headphones, portable charger for your phone or ipod, blanket, and travel pillow.
PARENTS: Send team snacks with your student in the morning to the bus. The meet is held at Skyview High School and the race begins at 12:00 pm for parents who are traveling down to cheer. Arrival back in Anchorage is dependent on the day and highway traffic, but typically between 7pm and 8:30pm. They should call or text you from around Potter's Marsh, and I'll send an update as soon as I have a good idea.
A big thanks to the Hancock family for hosting tonight's spaghetti feed, and good luck to all the runners tomorrow!
“When you put yourself on the line in a race and
expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things
about yourself that are very exciting.”
- Doris Brown Heritage, five-time World Cross-Country Champion
The weather was less than accommodating, and the snacks and coolers were a hit! Cheering people along the course were also greatly appreciated, and of course the transport of the tents and tables to get out of the rain. THANK YOU!!!
Monday, AUGUST 15: 6pm practice.
Tuesday, AUGUST 16: South Side Scramble at Service. Meet by the Little Gym.
All guys should show up by 3pm.
All girls should show up at 2:30pm to hear from former coach and Olympian Holly Brooks.
Relay races (apx. 1 mile) beginning at 4pm, with ice cream to follow!
Wednesday, AUGUST 17: 3pm Meet at Service for Mud Run at Kincaid. Expect to leave Kincaid by 5pm, returning to Service at 5:30pm. PARENT DRIVERS ARE NEEDED TO TRANSPORT RUNNERS TO AND FROM KINCAID.
Thursday, AUGUST 18: 3pm Practice, Followed by Trails in Motion Movie at Beartooth Theatre starting at 5:30pm. Please contact Laura Wagner and Scott Fahrney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 230-0491 to arrange rides or volunteer as a driver.
Friday, AUGUST 19: 3pm Practice, then Spaghetti Feed. A SPAGHETTI FEED HOST IS STILL NEEDED. Click here to sign up, or email email@example.com
Saturday, AUGUST 20: Soldotna, Depart from Service High at 6am. (Seems early, coaches will try to change to 7am if possible).
EVERYONE: Please check the website and Facebook for updates. Email is not always reliable, as some addresses reject the mail as spam.
ATHLETES: Be at Service to catch the bus at 7:50 AM.
Bring a water bottle, personal snacks, and DON'T FORGET YOUR UNIFORM!
PARENTS: Race is at Kincaid. Open race starts at 10 am. Girls Qualified race is at 10:20 am, and Boys Qualified is at 10:40 am. Don't know what race your runner is in? Ask them; they should know. Come out and cheer on your Cougars!
SNACKS: Carleen Ulbrich, Katie Shaw, Jennie Tschappat, Patti Blake.
TENTS and TABLE: Jennie Tschappat
WATER COOLERS: Andy & Jeannette Duenow
Practice will be at 3 pm instead of 6pm tomorrow, August 10th, so runners can participate in the High School-O (orienteering) at Service. For more information about High School-O, see Coach Waite.