Blevins Cross Country 2022
Any Blevins student (6th, 7th, 8th) can join the Blevins Cross Country (XC) team and run all races with the team! No cuts!
>Shoe Night at Runner’s Roost, 20% off shoes & merch for the whole family! BRING FLIER. 15% off for kids any other day.
Wed, August 17th until 7pm, Runner’s Roost is located a few doors down from Trader Joe’s.
>Parent/Runner Info meeting: Thurs 8/18/22: 5pm-5:45pm, Blevins Auditeria – if can’t attend, email coach with Q’s.
>Required reg & fee info found here: https://www.psdschools.org/programs-services/athletics/middle-school-athletics
> Summer Training – Strongly Recommended: 1.) Stay active – hike, bike, b-ball, paddle, 2.) Starting in June or July, jog a steady pace with as little walking as possible for 10-30 min, 3-4x per week. When August hits, do these jogs in the afternoon heat – it takes your body 2 weeks to fully acclimate to heat running. 3.) You will have a much more enjoyable and successful season if you commit to a little bit of summer running.
>Pre-Season Prac: Mon 8/15 thru Fri 8/19 @ Blevins, 3-4:15; bring water, change in RR, lock backpacks in Coach’s room 304
>Regular Season Practice: 3:00-4:30 @ Blevins, Mon – Fri, regular season goes Mon 8/22 thru October 7th
Please note we have a few Saturday races – please prioritize District Championships Oct 7th over other sports commitments. Please have a family plan for your student to get home. Coaches cannot provide supervision past 4:45pm daily.
> Come prepared for running in any weather and with good running shoes and a *hand strap* water bottle (10-12oz ideal). No jeans/denim! Please leave all electronics in lockers! We will practice in the heat, rain, and snow, but we’ll head inside for lightning, hail, or really poor air quality and either do circuit work in the gym, running movie time, or cancel practice.
>The date for our annual “A” Run will be Tues 10/10 or Wed 10/11 after Districts. Optional but tons of fun w/ the team!
The Vlietstra family has graciously volunteered to host the end of season pasta party immediately following the “A” run. We are seeking additional parent volunteers to help bring snacks & serve food. This is a 15-year tradition!
> Want to contribute in a different way? We need parent volunteers to help with the race we host at Rolland Moore Park on Thurs 9/29, from 3-5pm. Timers, course marshals, and finish chute organizers are needed!
Thank you so much for coming out for cross country! We look forward to a great season!
Coach Mark Lonac (firstname.lastname@example.org) 488-4058 Coach Erica Rezendes Coach Carolina Johnson
RACE SCHEDULE – MOSTLY FINALIZED, BUT CAN SOMETIMES CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON
Fall 2021: Cesar P. gets 9th place out of 249 at the District Championship Meet in a time of 11:52 for the 2-mile course, under 6-minute-miles!!!