Bulletin #7

posted Oct 9, 2008, 7:51 AM by PMS Coach   [ updated Oct 9, 2008, 7:52 AM ]
Dear Piedmont Middle School 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Parents and Cross Country Runners:
I wanted to send out one final bulletin before I left on vacation.  Just a reminder, I will be on vacation from today until October 27, in my absence Steven Merigold will be in charge of the team.  During this period, please direct your inquiries to him as I will not be checking e-mail, phone calls, etc.  His contact information is:
510-652-2008 (home)
415-740-0242 (cell)
Please utilize our website also to check the schedule, directions, meet results, etc.  The link is:   http://sites.google.com/site/piedmontxc/Home
On Monday we participated in a meet at Orinda Intermediate School, the results are not yet available.  A summary of the meet is as follows; several school records for this course were set by the PMS runners with the highlight being 8th grader Jane Linhares, running in her first meet of the season and winning the 1.25 mile
race, plus setting a school course record of 8 minutes and 19 seconds,
breaking the previous school record by 30 seconds.  Also, 7th grader Anna Harleen, running in her first ever cross country race and set a 7th grade girls record for this course in a time of 9 minutes and 12 seconds. For the 8th grade boys, Julian Frost had a fine race and finished 3rd overall in a time of 7 minutes and 47 seconds for the 1.25 mile course which was another school record. For the 6th graders, Chase Betta had another good race and stayed close on the heels of the leader most of the way and finished in 2nd place in a time of 6 minutes and 58 seconds for the 1 mile race.  Also, running well and finishing in 11th place was Thomas Horn with a time of 7 minutes and 27 seconds.For the 6th grade girls, Angel Rael continued to show the way for her teammates and in the process set a school course record in a time of 7 minutes and 33 seconds, with her 10th place finish.  Pictures from the meet can be found at: http://sites.google.com/site/piedmontxc/xc-photos
Gold Medal award winners for this past week are Banks Dotson, Thomas Horn, Jane Linhares, and Scott Hamner.
Our next meet is on Monday, October 13 at Rancho Laguna Park in Moraga.  Below is a list of the names of the kids scheduled to participate.  We have quite a few "Not Sure", please let Steven know if you plan on running in the meet, we hope you do.  This week I started handing out the new singlets to be worn in meets that were donated by a group of Piedmont parents to the team.  Please note these singlets are to be returned at the end of the season, so future teams can use them also.  Also, follow the instructions for washing and drying them.
Don't forget, our annual run/party to Fenton's will be on Wednesday, October 29. 
Then on November 2 is the fundraiser car wash, volunteers are still needed, so if you can help that day, let Steven know.
Finally, the season is starting to enter the final weeks, but I expect everyone to remain consistent in their attendance at practice and expecially the meets.  These final weeks will help us be prepared for the championship meets which are the culmination of all our work this season.  I expect that when I return every runner will be ready to do their best in the championship meet. Thank you.
Len Goldman
6th Graders Scheduled to run in Meet on 10/13
Chase Betta
Max Bocheff
Pierce Constanti
David Ehrlich
Jack Flynn
Thomas Horn
Sofia Lautt Not Sure
Ethan Leon
Patty Lindsey Not Sure
Reid McCarty Not Sure
Robin Ouborg
Angel Rael
Claire Schane
Dylan Swann
Jack Valen
Miles Von Herrman
Joey Wilhelm
7th & 8th Graders Scheduled to run in Meet on 10/13
Mara Blumenstein Not Sure
Matthew Gologorsky
Aden Kinne
Jiselle Soss
Ned Stasio
Alex Strauch
Henry Taylor
Corey Alt Not Sure
Scott Arthur Not Sure
Matthew Bleich
Evan Boltwood
Amber Ellis Not Sure
Julian Frost
Jack Hamner
Hadley Heckman
Madeline Hsu
Jane  Linhares Not Sure
Alex Soghikian Not Sure
Skyler  Stefke
Kyler Stewart
Hannah Weverka