Friday, August 28, 2020

2020 Cross Country Schedule

2020 Cross Country Schedule -- Tentative --

Day Meet Meet Time Bus Departure
September 2, Wed 1st Practice 2:30 PM      ------
September 11, Fri Kalispell @ Rebecca Farm 12:30 PM 10:00 AM
September 18, Fri Columbia Falls Invitational 4:00 PM      ------
September 29, Tue Whitefish Invitational @ Whitefish GC4:30 PM2:15 PM
October 3, Sat Polson / Ronan @ Pablo GC12:00 PM 9:00 AM
October 14, Wed Glacier Invitational @ Rebecca Farm 1:00 PM 11:15 AM

This schedule is subject to change at anytime.

Running Club - Run #5

 Hi Everyone, today Friday Aug. 28th, we will be meeting at the Sapa - Johnsrud baseball field for run! If you can make it today we will meet at 4:30 PM. 

Next week starting on Monday Aug 31st we will be meeting after school at 2:30. We will be back from our run around apx. 3:50 PM. Athletes will receive team paperwork and meet schedules. 

Practice will start on Wed. Sept. 2nd. We will meet after school everyday at 3:30 PM and go until apx. 4:50 everyday. Your athlete will need to have their physical turned into the office before they can practice. 

Athletes will change out in the locker room or in the bathrooms where ever they feel comfortable. Masks must be worn during the first part of practice as we have a team meeting everyday. During the run we will practice social distancing, or you can wear your mask during the run. 

Items Needed: 

  • A light snack for after school
  • Water bottle
  • Good running shoes that are not worn down or old. (Most injuries to athletes in cross country are due to poor footwear.)
  • Mask
  • Positive attitude!!! 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Cross Country News - Flathead Invitational Meet

Cross Country News 
September 14, 2019

The cross country team was in Kalispell this weekend running at the beautiful Rebecca Farm. The Girls, and the Boys team both finished 4th overall, out of 11 teams. 

At the meet four new records were set for the 2.5 kilometer course! 
  • The Girls 8th Grade and overall junior high school record was broken by Ally S. 
  • The Girls 6th Grade record was broken by Alanis P. in her first ever cross country meet!
  • The Boys 8th Grade and overall junior high school record was broken by Logan P. 
  • The Boys 7th Grade record was broken by Brock S. 

Congratulations to the entire team who all ran incredible races! Our next meet is at home this Friday at the Veteran’s Home. The meet starts at 4pm. Come on over and cheer for your fellow classmates! Go Wildcats!!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Cross Country Meet in Libby this Saturday!

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to let you know of a cross country race in Libby Saturday, August 31, 2019. We do not run this one as some of you may know. However, junior high students can enter in the race as unattached or independent.
The high school team will be there, and it would be a great way to meet some of our moldy oldy runners, and of course to cheer them on!
It would also give you an opportunity to get a race under your belt, and naturally the high school team would cheer you on!

Parents, you would have to drive your athlete to the meet.

Here are the details:
Libby Cross Country Invitational Meet
Saturday, August 31, 2019. We will walk the courses at 10:00 AM and the first race will start at 11:00 AM

J Neils’ Park (Crosses Kootenai River via old Railroad Bridge)

Directions to Meet: Highway 37, North of town about 1 mile after crossing the Kootenai River. We have set a new course in the area to provide more running on natural surfaces and less pavement.
Varsity and JV Boys and Girls – 5K
Middle School Boys and Girls – 1 ½ mile course
Order of Races – Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, JV Boys, JV Girls, Middle School(order was reversed from last year)
Dressing Facilities: Libby High School (towels will not be furnished)

Cross Country Season is Almost Here!

Hi Everyone, If you have not seen the recent posts on the Facebook Group page then here is what is coming up this week!
  • Physicals are this Thursday 8/29/19 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the Junior High. The cost is $20 and is good for the whole season. All athletes must be accompanied with a parent or guardian. 
  • XC signups will be on Thursday and Friday during lunch. 
    • Athletes will receive schedules and forms. 
    • Running club will meet after school (3:30-4:45) in the art room those two days for those who can come.
  • Tuesday September 3rd will be our first practice. 
    • All physicals must be completed and turned into the office or your athlete cannot participate until it is turned in. Practice will go from 3:30-4:50. We will meet in the art room.
  • Athletes can use the locker rooms. 
    • I encourage you to bring a lock to secure your things. Items can also be kept in the art room.

Coach Branstetter and I are super excited for the season, and thank you again Jacki and Josh for the fun night last Thursday! Here we go!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Run 3

Hey everybody thanks for a great run on Tuesday! We will be running again tomorrow Thursday, August 1. We have tentative plans to run the Blankenship bridge courtesy of the Jarvis dream machine van!! We will be celebrating a birthday so bring your party spirit!

Also if anyone can contact Troy M. please let him know that we are running!

See you all tomorrow at 7 PM at Pinewood park aka the city pool!!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Summer Running is Here!

It’s that time again!!! Spread the word! The JH will have our first official fun run next Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00pm at Pinewood Park. (City Pool) Bring a parent, friend, dog, it’s all good! More info on Tuesday! See you then!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Picture Day!

Team Pictures will be held tomorrow after school. Please have your athletes bring their racing jersey, and their sweats for individual pictures.

We will have a very light practice following the photo shoot!

Mountain West Missoula Meet

Hello Everyone, it’s that time!!!

Here are the details for the Mountain West Classic meet in Missoula! Please have your athlete(s) at the Junior High by 5:45 AM. The bus will leave at 6:00 AM sharp. All athletes are required to travel on the bus as stated in the Athlete Handbook.

The boys will run at 12:20 PM and the girls will run at 12:45 PM. The school is allowing us a stipend to eat after the meet. This breaks down to apx. $8 an athlete. I would strongly suggest that you pack a good lunch, healthy snacks, and maybe send a little folding money along.

This is our biggest meet of the year and the kids are super excited. It will be a packed and fast race, covering a mere 1.3 miles! If you can come cheer us on we will be at the University Golf Course – 515 South Ave E., Missoula, MT. 

Parking may be an issue as their are softball games adjacent to the meet. Parking is available at the University or in the residential area around the course.

I hope that covers everything? Looking forward to seeing many of you at the meet, and let’s go Wildcats!!!

Other Meet Info:

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Results: Mountain Shadow Duals 2018

Monday's Morning Announcement:
Cross Country News

The cross country team traveled to Pablo on Saturday and ran an incredibly fast, and well attended meet.
We had a ton of personal records or PR’s in this weekend's race, and the venue at Silver Fox Golf Course
featured over 330 junior high athletes! The course included hills and obstacles covering 2.1 sunny miles!
It was truly a great day to run!

The girls finished 2nd overall, just missing first place by 3 points! Strong performances were put in by:
Ally Sempf 3rd place
Courtney Horner 9th place
Emma McAllister 18th place
Siri Erickson 22nd place
Melody McNally 40th place

The boys team took 11th place overall, with some outstanding performances as well:
Alex Branstetter 45th place
Eric Miner 94th place
Cash Byrd 105th place
Jonathan Blankenship 117th place
Xander Harmon 125th place

The Cross Country team has a home meet this Friday!
Please come and support us at the Veteran’s Home, and cheer the team on!
Come capture the spirit of cross country running!

Good luck, and go Wildcats!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mission Shadow Duels Meet - Saturday!!!

The bus will leave at 9:00 a.m. We will be at the meet until at least 3:00. 2 hours ish to get home. I expect we will be back at the JH between 5 and 6 p.m. We will have the kids call (on our phones or theirs) when we are about 15-20 minutes out. To any parent reading this, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD PACKS A GOOD POST-RACE LUNCH.

Please have your athletes at the school by 8:45 as the bus driver has strict instructions to depart at 9:00 AM sharp. This gives time to get things out of a locker, fill water bottles, or find shoes! Please pack extra socks, hat, gloves, and a rain jacket. Thank you parents!! It's going to be a fun meet!

The meet is at the Silver Fox Golf Club in Pablo, MT just behind Salish Kootenai College.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mission Shadow Duels are This Saturday!

This week we travel to Pablo, MT to run on the Silver Fox Golf Course on the campus of the Salish Kootenai College! This is a great course with some small rolling hills, obstacles, and pretty scenery!

The race is 2.1 miles long and the girls will start at 12:00 PM and the boys will start at 12:30 PM.
To download the race flyer click HERE.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Let's Get Started!

Here is a little video of the start of our meet at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell! The team did a tremendous job despite only having four days of regular practice! Congratulations on an incredible race Cats!

The girls took 3rd overall and the boys took 6th overall! Nice work!!!