City Park Survey

Runners!

We forwarded a link to provide input on the City Park remodel in hopes that you can weigh in to make sure that the high school runners don’t lose access to key parts of the park. Parent and volunteer coach Dave Scudamore made some notes that we thought might useful to share in case in terms of what might impact our ability to use the fields. You should, of course, look at the drawings and draw your own conclusions of what will best meet community needs.

Here are Coach Scudamore’s thoughts:

We need to warn team of threats to XC course and what few areas there are to train at City Park:

#6: we do not want the fields in the southeast corner of the park to become a protected “natural meadow.” Preserve places for kids to run and play informally in the park instead.

#8: Option number 3 reduces car traffic the most – probably in the interest of runners.

#11: Option 1 or 3 (I prefer 3), both have 6’ crusher fines trail for running.

#13: Do not select option 4. We have 2 fields in the whole park we can use – the rest are reserved for soccer, ultimate, etc. If the SE corner becomes “Natural Meadow,” one of our fields, and a big chunk of our home course, are taken from us. 

Open feedback for survey: see above, mainly #6 and #13.

Thank you for taking the survey and helping to keep City Park user friendly for the East XC Angels!  http://: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J3QT9Z2

Track & Field swag will be available for sale at the Thursday meeting!

If you are interested in purchasing track swag (t-shirts, bumper stickers, blankets, umbrellas, stadium seats, etc…, please remember to bring money (cash or checks) on Thursday, January 18.  We will sell some cool swag before and after the meeting.

The meeting will be in the Commons at 3:30 on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Hope to see the Angel cross country runners there!

Happy new year- get ready to snow shoe!

Good news! We were able to accommodate our entire wait list for the snow shoe trip and may have a couple spots left if anyone still wants to join the festivities Jan 20-21. If you are interested, please email Jennifer: jareich424@gmail.com.

For those already registered, we will be sending information out soon with logistics, travel, and packing suggestions. If you are missing a POA, you will hear from Ruth soon.

Welcome back and have a great spring semester!

 

season wrap-up and helpful links

Thanks to the coaches and senior parents, and especially Lisa McGlothlen, for a great banquet. Thanks to everybody who donated to the coaches’ gifts. Our hardworking coaches most definitely felt appreciated.

Looking ahead, here are some details that might be handy.

SENIOR SHIRTS are still available. You can buy one online here: https://east-xc-senior-shirts.cheddarup.com or directly from Harrison Scudamore (email harry.scudamore@gmail.com) with questions. If you bought one at the banquet, you will get it in school this week.

GEAR, including travel mugs, water bottles, stickers, and shirts, can still be purchased from our online store: https://xc.cheddarup.com

SUMMER CAMP registration is open. You can sign up at this link: https://high-altitude-training-camp-july-10-12.cheddarup.com

RUNNING CLUB meets Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Keep training. See senior captains for details.

SNOW SHOE TRIP for the Running Club is nearly full– there is one boy spot left. If you would like to be on the waitlist, please email Jennifer at jareich424@gmail.com

FOOTLOCKER NATIONALS are next Saturday in San Diego. Harrison Scudamore will be there representing Colorado– and making East proud. If you would like to watch and cheer him on, you should be able to stream the race. Girls are 10:15, Boys at 11am Mountain Time.  http://footlockercc.com/nationals.shtml

THANKS FOR A GREAT SEASON!

 

Harrison Scudamore Qualifies for High School Nationals

On Saturday, November 25, East senior Harrison Scudamore raced to a 7th place finish at the Midwest Footlocker Championship in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His 15:08 finish earned him one of 10 spots from the region of thirteen Midwest states to qualify for the 39th Footlocker Cross Country Championships in San Diego, California on December 9. Harrison will be one of only forty boys nationwide and the only Colorado athlete to compete in the championship race this year. Harrison moved up from 15th place at the one mile mark to 11th at the two mile mark, and finally kicked to a 7th place finish in an extremely close battle as places 3rd through 10th were separated by only three seconds.

One week prior, Scudamore competed in the Nike National Cross Country Southwest Regional Championship in Casa Grande, Arizona. Under balmy conditions in the desert, Harrison ran to a 7th place finish against the best runners from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. Over the flat, fast 5K course he ran to personal record of 15:05.9 and just one place shy of qualifying for that championship race.

co-milesplit-photo-footlocker

LAST DAY for Banquet Tickets (and other details)

Ticket sales close tonight at midnight. There will be no tickets available after that and no tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are available at https://east-xc-banquet-tickets-2017.cheddarup.com

If cost is a barrier to attending, please let Coach Kohuth or email Jennifer (jareich424@gmail.com) and we will make arrangements so anyone who wants to attend can do so.

AUCTION: We are also looking for donations for the silent auction. We would be grateful for items or gift cards from restaurants, specialty stores, exercise studios, hotels, or anything else you can think of. (We can provide you with our non-profit ID so that contributions are tax deductible). Please let Jennifer know what  items you have by November 30th. 

SENIOR SHIRTS: There are a limited number of Senior t-shirts (“Stop E”- see below) still available for sale. They are $15. If you want one or want to reserve a particular size, please email Harry.Scudamore@gmail.com.

SNOW SHOE TRIP: Also note, there are limited spaces left on the Running Club Snow Shoe Trip. Although we will accept reservations until Dec 20, we have finite space reserved and will close it as soon as all 40 spots are claimed.

The trip leaves early on Saturday January 20 and return on the afternoon of Sunday January 21. The cost is $90 per athlete and includes room and three meals. If you need snow shoes, rentals are an additional $18.

You can make your reservation and payment online here for your trip and snow shoes, if you need them. If cost is a barrier to attending, please see Coach Kohuth or email jareich424@gmail.com. We want everyone who wants to come to attend.

Note we will also need some drivers and chaperones, so consider signing up for that too (at the same link).

All athletes on the trip must turn in a POA for XC 2017-18 school year if you haven’t turned one in yet.  Email POA forms to ruthspano@aol.com or turn in to Coach Kohuth.

Please email Jennifer (jareich424@gmail.com) or Ruth (ruthspano@aol.com) if you have questions about any of these things!

4 days left to buy banquet tickets

We will be closing ticket sales to the banquet on Nov 22. No exceptions and no tickets will be available at the door since the venue needs our final count this week and we are not able to change it once submitted.

If cost is a barrier to attending, please let Coach Kohuth or email Jennifer (jareich424@gmail.com) and we will make arrangements.

Tickets are available at https://east-xc-banquet-tickets-2017.cheddarup.com

We look forward to seeing you all Sunday, Dec 3.