Attached is a map of the course for this Sat. I don't want to have printouts this year at the meets to avoid crowding.
Fom timing field course goes up to lower tunnel, over and up part of roller coaster, down Elliotts onto Mize. It adds the Arlene extension, comes back up Mize to the soccer fields. We're thinking we may need to curve around a bit on the soccer fields and possibly come under the timing field bridge to make it a 5km.
One option to socially distance this week is to park at the archery range and walk down roller coaster or elliots. You could cut though the woods from Roller Coaster to Elliots to see the athlete's twice. There's also a nice single track short cut after Viola Swamp where you could easily see your favorite athlete(s) twice.
Spectators, please pass on that we need to wear a mask, socially distance, and avoid the timing field.
We have a tentative 2 week! race plan. This Saturday, Sept. 19th, Cougars will be racing East High and Chugiak High. Arrival time to Kincaid is 1pm. This will be a time trial pursuit format and the fastest racers will be sent onto the course at 2pm. The most likely scenario is that we will send 2 runners out at a time every 10 seconds.
We again ask that any spectators refrain from entering the start and finish field, wear masks, and practice social distancing out on the course. If you see a spectator headed for the field do us a favor and guide them out towards the trails to the North of the parking lot. If we can't control spectator access at these initial meets I fear it will limit our ability to allow spectators at meets later in the season.
We're trying to show that spectators should be allowed at the regions and state meet. Your compliance with these guidelines helps us make that case!
The meet on September 26th will be a Quad meet. It will likely be a time trial pursuit and Service is scheduled to start racing at 10am. Please don't show up to Kincaid this Saturday until 1pm!!!
Congratulations to the Service boys who clearly sent a message that they're in the hunt for a state title by taking down the 2 time reigning state champion Dimond Lynx. We packed our top five boys in the top 6 spots and Zander took the honors of the day with the speediest time of the day in 15:02 for the 4.7km course.
The Service varsity girls ran as well as could be expected after a high volume training week and ran to a convincing win placing our top five athletes in the top 7 spots overall with Nowelle Spencer leading the way for the Lady Cougars.
There were many notable performances on the day but special mention to James Simona for winning the boys JV race, Karly Ellis, who said after the race she simply decided not to let anyone pass her, gutted her way to a 1 second victory in the girls JV race, Skyler Amy and Gordon Piltz for leading the pack in the boys open race, and Madison Coles for winning the girls open race.
The link below will take you to the dual meet results.
Region 4 Dual #1
Thanks to everyone who came out for a beautiful day of racing, spectating and social distancing. You gotta love the Cougar Spirit.
Meet information for the meet at Kincaid tomorrow is attached. Please give it a quick review so we can make this 1st meet a success and continue having a competitive season.
Please note the following:
This Saturday's meet will be held at Kincaid. At this time, Service will run at 4:30 p.m. Please stay tuned for more details and understand that the schedule may change.
Thanks for everyone's patience,
Parent volunteers are needed to assist with screening athletes before each practice and any future meets. It's a great way to meet the kids and help keep our athletes healthy. Covid Screening Volunteer Sign Up
Due to popular demand, DeAnne will place a 2nd gear order for hoodies/shirts/half zips on Thursday. Gear orders will be accepted up to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10th.
This year's initial logo is attached, however the final logo will include "Service". Please complete the attached gear order form and email, text or hand deliver it to DeAnne Rand. Contact information is on the form.
A big thank you to DeAnne Rand for coordinating this year's swag!
ASD announced the opening of full high school sports practices with limitations effective Friday, September 4, setting the stage for competitions to be gin possibly as early as next week. We are still sorting through the details and will update you as soon as we know what this will mean for our team. Stay tuned! Click below to read ASD's full announcement.
This week is spirit week, please encourage your athletes to show their spirit...
1) Parents send the text message @servicexc to 81010
2) Athletes send the message @xc20shs to 81010