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Weekly Bulletin #11 - Week of 11/9 (6th Graders)

posted Nov 8, 2009, 4:55 PM by PMS Coach   [ updated Nov 8, 2009, 4:58 PM ]
Dear Parents of 6th Grade Cross Country Runners:
This past week marked the end of the season for most of the kids, except for those who have opted to run in the Bay Area Championship Meet.  I know for myself and the other coaches there is always some regret to see the season end, as we have seen throughout the season the kids grow as runners, as a team, and as individuals.  Every season is memorable in some way and we will take those memories with us with fondness.  Thank you for your support, for encouraging your child, for driving, providing snacks and supporting the program.  Myself and the coaches would like to thank you also for the generous gift given us at the banquet on Tuesday night.  There will be one more bulletin, with a season summary that I will issue in the next week or so.  Below are the items that need your attention, thank you.
Len Goldman 
Bay Area Championship Meet - Tuesday, November 10
The following 6th graders have expressed interest in running in this meet:
Chris Baringer, Kyle & Nicole Bilorusky, Maddie Copeland, Everett Ellis (maybe),
Alex Harrison, Dylan Porter, Alexandra Shoptaugh, Mitch Winters.
Dane Copeland will drive the three girls who will be excused early because their race starts at 3:50 pm.  The boys are to walk up to the usual place at the final bell on Tuesday. 
John Bilorusky will drive the boys although it would be nice if another parent could drive also and perhaps take some of the 7th graders.  Attached are directions.
6th Grade Championship Meet
The meet was held at Prospect Sierra and featured competitive races for both the boys and girls.  On the girls side, Piedmont was the only school besides Albany to field a team of 5, Albany had a dozen girls.  That kind of depth was too much to overcome as our girls finished 2nd, the best showing ever by a PMS 6th grade girls team.  Maddie Copeland lead the way with a 2nd place finish, earning a trophy.  Madison Tenney was 11th, Alexandra Shoptaugh was 16th, Megan Wilensky was 22nd, and Nicole Bilorusky was 24th.
For the boys, we had 10 runners in the race.  The team was led by Alex Harrison and Everett Ellis who finished in 18th and 19th place respectively.  The boys team finished in 5th place in the meet.   To view the complete meet results and times, go to:
Pictures from the meet can be found at:
Please return them to David in the Rec Dept. 
Every year I ask for feedback about the program and please be candid.  There is always room for improvement and based on your comments I can implement change if feasible.  In the next week or so if you could go to this link:
Click on "End of Season Parent Survey" and take a minute or two to complete it, I would appreciate it.
Turkey Trot
The Piedmont Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving Day.  It benefits the high school and cross country teams. Here is the link to the race:
Any child on the cross country team who wants to run in it can get a $10 entry fee rate. 
I need to know if your child is interested or not.  Just respond to this e-mail.