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Weekly Bulletin #8 - Week of 10/19

posted Oct 17, 2009, 12:48 PM by PMS Coach

Dear Piedmont Middle School Parents of Cross Country Runners:
 
Just a few more weeks and the cross country season will go into the record books.  As I previously stated, all our teams have performed solidly with our 7/8 Grade boys and girls teams and the 6th grade girls team possibly being contenders in the championship meet.  Our 6th grade boys have a chance too, but it will take a team effort to accomplish this.  We need to continue to train and stay healthy however, plus there are 3 more regular season meets on the schedule.  Remember, practices & meets are held rain or shine.
This week, we have two meets, one on Monday, 10/19, is a meet at Kennedy Grove, directions are attached and on Thursday, 10/22, there is a meet in Moraga at Rancho Laguna.  Tuesday is a regular practice day.  Kids scheduled to run in the meets this week are listed below.
As I mentioned last time, the kids have a chance to participate in the 1st Annual Bay Area Middle School Cross-Country Championship.  The details are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Time: 1st Race = 3:50 PM
Location: John Muir Middle School, 1444 Williams Street, San Leandro, CA  94577
Race Distance: 1.0 Miles
4 Races: JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys (in this order)
Awards: Trophies to top boys & girls teams in varsity races; Plaques to top 10 boys & top 10 girls in varsity races (“All-Bay Area Team”).
However, I need your "show of interest" to determine if we have enough kids who want to run in this meet.
Please go to this link: http://www.pmscc.com/parents
Click on Bay Area XC Meet Show of Interest and indicate if you are interested or not.
This past week because of 2 days with no school, our schedule was changed.  15 kids showed up for practice Monday at noon and we did a track workout.  Wednesday the kids ran to Mulberry's and Thursday was a meet in El Cerrito. 
Results and photos are not available yet, check our website for updates.  In the 6th grade girls race, a volunteer mis-directed the runners so it was a bit chaotic, Madison Tenney finished in 3rd place.  For 6th grade boys our top finisher was Everett Ellis in 10th place.  For the 7/8th grade girls, our top finisher was Angel Rael in 5th place, and for the 7/8th grade boys, Kevin Wu was 2nd, Matthew Gologorsky was 4th, Andrew Strauch was 6th and Thomas Horn was 7th.  Andrew may have broken the PMS 7th grade course record but I have to await the official results.
Finally something I don't think I have addressed is the question of what to eat before a meet.  The kids need to eat breakfast and lunch like they normally do.  It takes 3-4 hours for the food to be digested, so a lunch around Noon to 1:00 pm is fine.  A small snack and fluids an hour or more before the meet is okay and will take the edge off their hunger and provide a small energy boost.  I would suggest fruit, energy bar, fruit roll, etc. Everyone is different and some have more sensitive stomachs than others, if you experiment three or four times prior to a race, you'll be able to dial in what works for your child.
Don't forget, October 29 is our run to Fenton's.  Lots of kid's will have earned their Fenton's gift card by then and should use that to pay for what they buy.  Otherwise $10 should cover the cost.  I would like the kids to be picked up at Fenton's otherwise we will run/walk back to the track.  If you have any questions, please contact me.
 
Len Goldman      
 
Runners in Meet Monday - October 19
Kyle Bilorusky6
NicoleBilorusky6
WillsBird6
LiamCarrington6
MaddieCopeland6
EverettEllis*6
JoshErkelens6
AlexHarrison6
AvaPodell6
DylanPorter6
AlexandraShoptaugh6
IanTaylor6
MeganWilensky6
DannyYoung6
 
Chase Betta7
MaxBocheff7
SarahChing7
PierceConstanti7
Graham Dean7
JackFynn7
NickGross Whitaker7
ThomasHorn7
SofiaLautt7
ReidMcCarty7
RobinOuborg7
Andrew Strauch7
MilesVon Herrman7
JJ Zhu7

CoreyCollier8
JacobEpstein8
Anna Harleen*8
Andrew Jara*8
ChloeJiang8
HenryTaylor8
Forest Wakeling8
KevinWu8

*Not Sure
 
Runners in Meet Thursday - October 22
ChrisBaringer6
Kyle Bilorusky6
NicoleBilorusky6
WillsBird6
LiamCarrington6
LucianoChiodo6
EverettEllis6
DylanPorter6
AlexandraShoptaugh6
IanTaylor*6
MadisonTenney6
MitchWinters6
MeganWilensky*6
DannyYoung*6
 
Chase Betta7
MaxBocheff7
MaxCanty-Hilchey7
HenryFerguson7
NickGross Whitaker7
ThomasHorn*7
MichaelKuroda7
SofiaLautt*7
ReidMcCarty7
MilesVon Herrman7
Sydney Williams*7
JJ Zhu7

JacobEpstein8
MatthewGologorsky8
Anna Harleen*8
Andrew Jara8
ChloeJiang8
Ben Kerley8
AdenKinne8
WillMcBain8
LaurenRatzer8
HenryTaylor8
Forest Wakeling8
KevinWu8

*Not Sure

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