Friday, November 10, 2017

Redmond Mustang XC | Week of November 6 2017

Thank you for attending the 2017 Redmond Mustang Cross Country awards banquet and celebrating together the fantastic achievements of the 2017 XC season. The team slideshow / video is posted here.  

The season may be over but there are a lot of great local races coming up in the next few weeks.  For example, the New Balance / Super Jock 'n Jill Winter Grand Prix series kicks off on Saturday, December 2nd at Magnuson Park in Seattle (link here).  The series includes 2 road races, 2 XC races, a track race, and a finale runners with at least 3 finishes in the first 5 races can participate.

Additionally, the folks at Orca Running are looking for participants and course monitor volunteers for the upcoming Hopelink Turkey Trot 5k on November 19.  Orca Running will donate funds to the Redmond XC Booster Club for every person who volunteers to help out.

If you aren't doing a winter sport, and you are not a State athlete needing another recovery week, it's time to begin running again.  The winter conditioning plan is available for viewing and download here.  The off season is a great time to get stronger and improve flexibility, form and cadence.  Coach is always available to answer any of your questions.  Be sure that you don't over train or race too much!

Congratulations to the entire team for a terrific 2017 season!




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Redmond Mustang XC | Week of October 30 2017

Congratulations to the Varsity teams for advancing from District to State last Saturday.
Results are posted hereThe boys finished 2nd and the girls 4th! 

The Fan Link for the State XC Championship is posted here.  
And, you can pre-order your 2017 State XC gear from this site.




Booster Club News
Thanks to our awesome parent and student volunteers, and Orca Running, organizers of the 2017 Captain Jack's race, the booster club received $450 toward ongoing operating expenses!  Being a member of the booster club is a great way to extend your involvement with Redmond XC.  We have open positions for Vice President and Secretary for the 2018 season and would like to get volunteers identified ASAP so we can elect a full board at the banquet on 11/7. 


Additional roles with the club include coordination of pasta dinners, our Sign-Up Genius account, community run, end of year banquet, race volunteers, and senior recognition.  If you’re interested in any of these roles, please contact Wade Warriner wade.warriner@safeco.com or Beth Nickum bhosier@frontier.com 

Team Banquet
The end of season banquet is scheduled for November 7 at 6:00 PM in the RHS cafeteria for all 2017 XC participants, their families and fans.  We will celebrate season highlights, give out awards, and enjoy each others company on last time as a team.

What to bring:  whatever you provide, please be sure to bring it ready to serve and stay delicious.  This means you need to include serving utensils and find a way to keep it at the appropriate temperature (hot or cold).

If your last name begin with:
A-B:  Dessert for 6-8 people
C-K:  Main dish for 8-10 people
L-O:  Bread and a beverage (milk, juice, sport drink)  No soft drinks!
P-Z:  Salad (green or fruit or pasta) or veggie dish or fruit platter

Attire is dressy casual.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Redmond Mustang XC | Week of October 23 2017

The season is winding down and Redmond XC had an extremely strong showing at the King County League Championship last Saturday at Lake Sammamish Park.

Boys Varsity - 2nd place to the #1 ranked team in the State
Girls Varsity - Kingco Champs!
JV Boys - 1st Place
JV Girls - 1st Place with a perfect score

Best finish of the day for any 2A/3A School!

Thanks to all JV Runners and their families for a great season!
See Varsity results here and JV results here

Saturday the 28th is the District Championship Meet at Lake Sammamish Park again. Athletes meet at RHS at 8 am. Boys race at 11 am, Girls at 11:45 am, awards at 12:30 or 12:45. Bus should return to RHS between 1:45-2 pm.

The Top 4 3A Kingco teams will meet the Top 8 3A Metro teams.

The Top 5 teams and Top 35 individuals will qualify for the State Meet on Nov. 4th in Pasco.

Bonus Contribution for Booster Club
As reported last week, the Captain Jacks Treasure Run 5k is offering a $20 contribution to our booster club for every volunteer (up to 15) from RHS. 


Thanks to one of our members, Tricats Consulting will kick in an extra $10 for each volunteer (up to $150 max).  This is a great opportunity to support our community and the Booster Club.  Funds help support pasta parties, t-shirts and more.  Please volunteer and help our Booster Club get $450!!!  We have 11 volunteers signed up - only 4 to go!

Team Banquet
The end of season banquet is scheduled for November 7 at 6:00 PM in the RHS cafeteria for all 2017 XC participants, their families and fans.  We will celebrate season highlights, give out awards, and enjoy each others company on last time as a team.

What to bring:  whatever you provide, please be sure to bring it ready to serve and stay delicious.  This means you need to include serving utensils and find a way to keep it at the appropriate temperature (hot or cold).

If your last name begin with:
A-B:  Dessert for 6-8 people
C-K:  Main dish for 8-10 people
L-O:  Bread and a beverage (milk, juice, sport drink)  No soft drinks!
P-Z:  Salad (green or fruit or pasta) or veggie dish or fruit platter

Attire is dressy casual.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Redmond Mustang XC | Week of October 16 2017

King County Cross Country League Championship on 10/21!

Date Activity At A Glance
Mon 10/16 Quality run
Tue 10/17 Recovery run
Wed 10/18 Quality run
Thu 10/19 Recovery run
Fri 10/20 Required - pre-meet practice
Pasta party after practice
Sat 10/21 KingCo at Lake Sammamish State Park


The 3A/4A KingCo League championship (see map) is this weekend at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah.  Remember to bring your Discover Pass!

Top 9 runners (boys and girls) need to be at RHS by 7:45 am.
The rest of the team arrive at RHS by 9:30 am.
Buses should return to RHS by 4:30 - 5:00 pm.

Parents driving their son/daughter home must check out with their coach.
A written note is required if anyone other than the parent is driving.


Time KingCo Championships
8:30 AM    Packets available
9:15 AM Coaches meeting / Course assignments
10:00 AM 4A Boys Varsity race
10:30 AM2A/3A Boys Varsity race
11:00 AM4A Girls Varsity race
11:45 AM2A/3A Girls Varsity race
12:45 PMAwards Presentation
Time KingCo JV Invite
1:15 PM 4A Boys JV race
1:45 PM 2A/3A Boys JV race
2:15 PM 4A Girls JV race
3:00 PM 2A/3A Girls JV race

Bonus Contribution for Booster Club
As reported last week, the Captain Jacks Treasure Run 5k is offering a $20 contribution to our booster club for every volunteer (up to 15) from RHS.  Thanks to one of our members, Tricats Consulting will kick in an extra $10 for each volunteer (up to $150 max).  This is a great opportunity to support our community and the Booster Club.  Funds help support pasta parties, t-shirts and more.  Please volunteer and help our Booster Club get $450!!!

You can sign up here, or contact Jessie Kotarski jessie@orcarunning.com.
Be sure to indicate you are connected with Redmond XC Booster Club so we get credit for your participation.

Race Schedule 
Please link to our school page on athletic.net for the latest official race information, locations, results and more.
  

DateEventLocation
Wed 9/6Kingco 2 Mile Class RacesLake Sammamish State Park
Wed 9/13Bellevue, Redmond, Lake WashingtonHartman Park
Sat 9/16South Whidbey InvitationalSouth Whidbey HS
Wed 9/20Juanita, Redmond @ InterlakeMarymoor Park
Sat 9/30Curtis XC InvitationalChambers Creek
Sat 9/30Nike Twilight XC InvitationalCedarcrest Golf Course
Tue 10/3Redmond @ LibertyLiberty
Sat 10/7Nike Hole in the Wall InvitationalLakewood HS
Wed 10/11Sammamish, Mercer Isl @ RedmondHartman Park
Sat 10/213A/4A Kingco League ChampionshipLake Sammamish State Park
Sat 10/283A Seaking District XC ChampionshipLake Sammamish State Park
Sat 11/43A WIAA State XC MeetSun Willows Golf Course

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Redmond Mustang XC | Week of October 9 2017

Redmond XC Week 8. 

Ten practices and 1 race remain prior to the Kingco League Championship on 10/21.

Date Activity At A Glance
Mon 10/9  Quality run
Tue 10/10  Pre-meet run
Wed 10/11  MI and Sammamish @ Hartman Park.  
 Senior recognition at 3:30
 Boys race at 4:00 / Girls race at 4:40
Thu 10/12  Recovery run
Fri 10/13  Recovery run
Sat 10/14  Long run watershed 9:00.

Looking For 15 Volunteers
Perform community service, support the Booster Club and have fun helping out at the Captain Jacks Treasure Run 5k on October 29.

The race starts at the Red Hook Brewery n Woodinville and they are looking for 15 course volunteers to help monitor the course and assist with finish line duties.  The race will donate $20 to our Redmond XC Booster Club for every volunteer we register.

You can sign up here, or contact Jessie Kotarski jessie@orcarunning.com.
Be sure to indicate you are connected with Redmond XC Booster Club so we get credit for your participation.


Race Schedule 
Please link to our school page on athletic.net for the latest official race information, locations, results and more.
  

DateEventLocation
Wed 9/6Kingco 2 Mile Class RacesLake Sammamish State Park
Wed 9/13Bellevue, Redmond, Lake WashingtonHartman Park
Sat 9/16South Whidbey InvitationalSouth Whidbey HS
Wed 9/20Juanita, Redmond @ InterlakeMarymoor Park
Sat 9/30Curtis XC InvitationalChambers Creek
Sat 9/30Nike Twilight XC InvitationalCedarcrest Golf Course
Tue 10/3Redmond @ LibertyLiberty
Sat 10/7Nike Hole in the Wall InvitationalLakewood HS
Wed 10/11Sammamish, Mercer Isl @ RedmondHartman Park
Sat 10/213A/4A Kingco League ChampionshipLake Sammamish State Park
Sat 10/283A Seaking District XC ChampionshipLake Sammamish State Park
Sat 11/43A WIAA State XC MeetSun Willows Golf Course