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
Practice on Thursday, Oct 26 at 3:15. Meet in 225 (counseling office).
Arrive at East teachers’ parking lot on Friday, Oct 27 at 1:15.
Leave East at 1:30 pm
State Meet Itinerary
Be sure to bring warm clothes for before and after your race. Hats, gloves and blankets might be good ideas. Bring healthy snacks. Since the races are early we won’t have a team breakfast, bring what you want to eat, if anything, for breakfast. We will stop for lunch on our way out of town, bring about $10 for lunch and money for any race souvenirs or concessions you might want to purchase.
Coach Delaney has done some research and reported that this is the first time in 23 years that the girls team has gone to State. He thinks this might be the FIRST time both teams have ever gone to State together. Congratulations to the East Cross Country team and coaches of 2017 – you are making fabulous Angel history! We want to get used to this new trend of sending both teams to State!!
State runners and alternates,
The current forecast for the races at the State XC meet is showing temperatures between 31 and 36 degrees. To be sure you have the appropriate cold weather racing attire, we will have a field trip (shopping trip) to Runner’s Roost after practice (around 5:00) on Monday, Oct 23.
Coach Kohuth has contacted the store and they will set aside appropriate race gear such as headbands, hats, gloves and arm warmers.
If you want to attend this field trip, please bring money to school and have your parent send an email to Ruth, email@example.com, giving you permission to ride in private cars (driven by coaches, parents or students) to Runner’s Roost. If these items are cost prohibitive, please let Coach Kohuth or Ruth know.
We want all of our runners to be able to run safely and comfortably within the CHSAA guidelines.
This Wednesday is the second to last athlete potluck. Keep in mind that whatever you are assigned, please bring enough food or drink for 8-10 people. This is intended to be dinner for all the athletes who show up, so please come with food to share. (pastas, salads, pizzas, buckets of chicken, lasagnas all work well and should be inexpensive). And to the 9th graders, next year’s freshmen will be feeding you!
Runners who are attending should bring items to share as follows:
Weds dinner from 6-8pm will be at the Buddenhagen home 2865 Clermont St.
Note that next Monday will be the last dinner at the Weber home 1563 Lafayette St
Parents: If you are looking for something interesting to do while your runner is potlucking, there will be a DPS School Board Candidate Forum on Monday, Oct 9 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at East High School in the Commons (cafeteria). The event will be hosted by the East Angel Friends and Alumni Foundation. Learn about the different candidates running for At Large and Districts 3 & 4 (East HS is in District 4) seats on the board. Information on Go Bond and the Green Roof Initiative will also be available.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Dismissal: 12:45 pm
Bus leaves East at 1:00 pm
Entries for 24 Annual Thornton High School Cross Country Invitational
Click here for Course map
Meet time schedule:
Coaches meeting — 2:00 pm
Boys Open – 2:30 pm
Girls Open — 2:40 pm
Boys Varsity(10/team) — 3:30 pm
Girls Varsity (10/team) — 4:10 pm
Awards — 5:10pm
The Thornton (Margaret Carpenter) Recreation Center Multipurpose Fields are located off of 108th and Colorado Blvd. You can also park at the Rec Center or the parking lots located off of 112th Avenue and Madison Street.
If you are not racing at the Cowboy Invite, you need to attend the required practice today at 3:15 at the Big E. Coaches Fuhrman and Miller will be leading practice today. If you cannot attend, let Coach Fuhrman know.
List of Cowboy Invite runners: Cowboy/girl Entries
Get your 2017 t-shirt designed by our own senior Angels. Cost is $15 and deadline to order is Monday, September 25 at midnight.
Don’t miss out: click here to order
This week the Angels will compete at two meets:
Friday is the Liberty Bell meet at Heritage High School, Littleton.
entries are here: Liberty Bell Cross Country Entries
Students competing will be released at 1:15 for a 1:30pm departure.
Meet details are here: http://co.milesplit.com/meets/286284/info#.Wa99yLJ9670
Boys Varsity 4:45pm
Girls Varsity 4:48pm
Boys JV 5:25pm
Girls JV 5:28om
Saturday East will compete at St. Vrain at Lyons High School.
Entries are here: St Vrain Entries
Students competing should arrive at East at 5:50am for 6:00am departure
Meet information with schedule is here: http://co.milesplit.com/meets/283701/info#.Wa-E_LJ9670
Course map is here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=40.215275331372666%2C-105.26747700000004&spn=0.013403%2C0.016544&msa=0&mid=1nuaejpUyhFMivDkZvG4YAj2YvDk&z=17
Remember to pack lots of water and snacks.
Runner’s Roost needs to know how much pizza to order for tonight. If you haven’t already, please RSVP here.
Meet at Runner’s Roost at 6:00 pm tonight (Tuesday, August 29). Runner’s Roost is located at 1685 S Colorado Blvd J, Denver, CO 80222.
Remember, there will be a 15% discount on regular priced shoes and clothes for athletes, and their families and coaches. 10% of what the team purchases tonight will go back to our program.
Come support East Cross Country! GO ANGELS!
If you would like to be considered for a team captain position, you need to email Coach Kohuth by Monday, August 21 and include the following:
- Why you are interested in being a captain
- Reasons why you would be a good captain
Coach Kohuth’s email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder for all runners:
THURSDAY AUGUST 24, we will have our athlete and parent meeting and potluck. We will meet in the Commons at 6:00.
We ask families to bring the following:
We will also have team merchandise for sale if you want to bring money or your checkbook. (if you want to volunteer to help out, please email Jennifer at email@example.com)
**Note that all events and meets are on our shared team calendar, linked under the Team Calendar and Schedule link at the top. You can subscribe to the calendar by clicking the blue + at the bottom to link the calendar to your own.
UNIFORMS AND GEAR
You can order warm ups, uniform shorts, or gear at our online store. xc.cheddarup.com or from the Gear Shop link. (Note that you can pay with-checks or credit cards.)
SPIKE NIGHT AT RUNNERS’ ROOST
Wednesday, August 29 after practice at the Runner’s Roost on Colorado and Mexico.