IHS Cross Country Season 2021 Hello athletes and families of the Issaquah Cross Country Team, We are very excited to officially start our season Monday, August 23rd. Practices(Athletes must be all green in Final Forms to attend, no exceptions): Mondays-Fridays Aug 23 - August 30th practice will start at 4:30 pm @ IHS upper softball fields Starting August 31st practice will start at 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm at IHS upper softball fields Saturdays - 9 am to 11 am (if no race is scheduled) Attendance and race eligibility: Attendance is very important for team culture, safely building fitness, and coaches'' planning. If an athlete misses more than 5 practices after school starts, they will need to meet with the head coach to determine next steps. If an athlete has 3 unexcused absences (does not notify coaches of absences), this could result in no longer being on the team. We would like athletes to email coaches directly about absences, questions, or concerns. Race eligibility: Jamboree Class Race on September 2nd - need to attend 8 practices BEFORE this race day League Meets starting on September 8th - need to attend 10 practices BEFORE race day Races are Wednesdays and Saturdays. Athletes will take the bus from school (unless at Lk Sammamish Park) and may leave after the meet with an adult/family if they sign out with a coach. Athletes should plan on staying for the entire meet to cheer on teammates. Here is our schedule: https://issaquahxctrack.com/schedule/ Mandatory Athlete and Family Meeting: August 26th, 6 pm at Issaquah High School The athletic director, Mr. Ande will be giving students critical information about participating in athletics and Covid Protocols. The XC coaches will present afterwards and give overviews of the season and our expectations. If you cannot attend, you will need to email Mr. Ande to set up another time for the information to be eligible to compete. His contact is AndeL@issaquah.wednet.edu. Coach Liza will send out the presentation to all families after the meeting to review. Time Trial - We are having a 2 mile time trial on August 28th. Athletes need to be at the softball field at 9 am. We will be having a picnic hosted by the Booster club after the time trial. This is an important event for team building and for the coaches to get some data on where athletes currently are at and create workouts/paces/groupings that are the best fit for the athlete. Athletes Contacts If you have not filled out the Google Forms (from this summer), please fill this out ASAP. It is how we collect email addresses and hear from each athlete. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJI_VZTs6clbba9xcHL_wQvLRtX-26rZi3Z4o8UJ2nBTUK_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link We have over 140 students signed up for our programs, which is exciting and a lot to manage at the same time. Athletes need to be on time, prepared, follow the workout plans, and communicate directly with coaches so that we can have a safe, fun, and successful season. Meet our coaches: https://issaquahxctrack.com/xc-coaches/ Spike Night! Get running shoes or racing spikes on Sept 4th starting at 5:30 pm at Redmond Super Jock and Jill. Coach Mike is the manager of the store and athletes will get 15% discount, free spike bag, and well as 50% off the sales rack. Plateau Runner also is offering a discount to Issaquah runners, just tell them you are on the team when you go in.
The 2021 season kicks off next Monday, May 3rd. We will be practicing from 3:45pm-5:45pm M-F except for meets. Usually we will be meeting in the main gym to take attendance and warm up. Be prepared to be flexible on the 3rd as the main gym may not be available.
Our meets are on Wednesdays this year and will begin at 4pm, here is our schedule:
Wednesday May 12th Home vs Mt Si
Wednesday May 19th BYE/No Meet
Wednesday May 26th Home vs Liberty
Wednesday June 2nd Away at Skyline
Thursday June 10th Away at Hazen
Final Forms is used to track the paperwork and eligibility of athletes so make sure you check your account and are ready to go next week. Also, make sure you are checking the email that is attached to your final forms account as we will be using Final Forms to communicate with you.
Have a great week, looking forward to seeing you all next Monday,
We did it! We pulled off a safe, fun, and fast season. I am immensely proud of the positive attitudes, perseverance, and dedication our athletes demonstrated these past 5 weeks. After our final race with Skyline, where both the boys and girls team won, we had a total of 37 PRs for our team. That means 55% of our team ran their fastest races ever this season, amazing. It was a privilege to be your coach this season. Skyline Race - a course with some rolling hills, pedestrian obstacles, and an uphill finish. Our teams ran tough and we saw some great hill technique and strong finishes. In the girls’ race, Julia David Smith was 4/4 on first place finishes this season.
Darwin Hanson continued to drop time each race and was a strong 3rd place finish.
Our freshman, Jane Harig, impressed us each week with her grit and finished 5th overall.
Julia Ryan, Anna Jensen, Eliza Fuhs, and Julia Wood rounded out the rest of varsity with strong 6th, 8th. 9th and 10th place finishes.
The boys’ race exhibited the top 5 working together to finish within 43 seconds of each other. Alec Barran 2nd, Jerry Imai-Takemura 3rd, Jonathan Liu 5th, Brennen Rickey 6th, and Josh Delgadillo 7th.
Hunter Scheppat passed a Skyline runner on the HILL to finish in 9th for the team
Josh Geisser was close behind in 12th place. The ‘fun’ track workouts and teamwork once again paid off with an impressive race.
We have some exciting news about the race this weekend. We had some athletes request we investigate moving it to Lake Sammamish State Park. Well, we managed to pull that off today! It is a beloved place to race and better footing. Please let me know immediately if your athlete is not racing.
This weeks races will at Lake Sammamish State Park on March 20. Meet will be versus Liberty:
Boys Race 1@ 11:00 am,
Boys Race 2@11:30 am
Girls Race @12:00, noon
Athletes – check in with coaches at the UW tent by the main bathrooms 45 minutes before your race for temp checks/attestations/warm up instructions.
All boys will need to be ready to warm up and meet with coaches at 10:30am.
All girls will need to be ready to warm up and meet with coaches at 11:30am
NOTE: You will need a Discovery Pass to park there for the meet.
Volunteers – we have some, but we need MORE to help ensure a safe race. Please email Coach Liza ASAP if you can help out. Remember to wear masks at all time and follow all social distancing protocols!
Also, does anyone have flagging and/or rebar to help mark the course?
Friday Practice – to help us visualize and get familiar with the course, we will meet at 4 pm Friday for our workout @ Lake Sammamish State Park. If students drive, they need a DISCOVER PASS. If they are getting dropped off, please use the lot at the end of the entrance by the concessions/bathroom (NOT by the water sports rental lot).
Saturday, November 2nd at Lake Sammamish State Park
Come and support our varsity teams this Saturday. The sun will be shining! Race Schedule 1:15 Girls 4A Julia David-Smith, Darwin Hanson, Julia Ryan, Anna Jensen, Swathi Padmanabhan, Berry Chen, Tiffany Wung, Elin Nybonn and Vernika Jain 2:45 Boys 4A Liam Heninger, Jasper Fuhs, Alec Barran, Jerry Imai-Takemura, Torin Carmichael, Sam Rosenkranz, Conner Tobey, Jonathan Liu, Spencer Haas See you Saturday!
Lake Sammamish State Park-Frosh/Soph Boys arrive by 8:15, Frosh/Soph Girls arrive by 9:00. Everyone else please arrive by 9:30 to pick up clips and cheer on teammates.
All athletes on the team who have not qualified for the Kingco Varsity Meet on November 2nd and are eligible to compete, will be entered into this meet. There will NOT be any bus transportation to/from the State Park.
Boys NOT competing in this meet are Liam Heninger, Jasper Fuhs, Alec Barran, Jerry Imai-Takemura, Torin Carmichael, Sam Rosenkranz and Conner Tobey.
Girls NOT competing are Julia David-Smith, Darwin Hanson, Julia Ryan, Anna Jensen, Swathi Padmanabhan, Tiffany Wung and Berry Chen.
These athletes are entered in the meet on November 2nd.
Sub Varsity Top 7 Boys: Jonathan Liu, Spencer Haas, Alex Takeuchi, Josh Geisser, Nic Chin, Brendan Wiederien and Josh Delgadillo.
Sub Varsity Top 7 Girls: Elin Nybonn, Aja Jensen, Vernika Jain, JuJu Hirao, Claire Putnam, Greta Cavotta, Sophia Mularoni
- 9:30 AM Frosh/Soph Boys (remaining frosh/soph)
- 10:15 AM Frosh/Soph Girls (remaining frosh/soph)
- 11:00 AM Junior/Senior Boys (remaining jr/sr)
- 11:45 AM Junior/Senior Girls (remaining jr/sr)
- 12:30 PM Sub Varsity Boys Top 7
- 1:00 PM Sub Varsity Girls Top 7
We will be using the clips like we did for the Mt. Si meet. Pick up your clip as soon as you arrive, sign up online and wear it on your singlet. If you do not get your clip and register it, you will not get a result.
Out of class at 1:45, Buses leave at 2:00, Return to IHS around 7PM
Discover Pass or $10 fee to park is required.
- 4:00 Boys Varsity Heninger, Fuhs, Barran, Imai-Takemura, Carmichael, Rosenkranz, C Tobey, Jonathan Liu, Haas, Takeuchi, Geisser, Chin, Wiederien, Delgadillo, Saviello, Murphy, Violette, Tenace, Jordan, Huard, Mularoni, Schmidt, Scheppat, Angell
- 4:30 All Girls
- 5:15 Boys JV All remaining boys
Athletes not racing until cleared: Lena Alexander, Claire Putnam, Sienna Tremblay, Nikolai Evans, Elvin Liu, Joey Reising, Marvin Sabas, Rykley Braun and Kyle Huard
The bus leaves IHS at 7 AM. We should return some time between 6 and 7 PM.
Race Schedule and Entries:
9:40 AM Frosh/Soph 2 Boys Jonathan Liu, Delgadillo, Murphy, Wiederien, Mularoni, Scheppat, Bendt, Fulford, Streams, Konopka, Chollman
12:20 JV Girls under 24:00 Chen, M Tremblay, Aja Jensen, Mularoni, Wood, Greta Cavotta, Patterson, Roberts, Putnam
1:30 JV Boys under 21:00 Haas, Geisser, Takeuchi, Saviello, Chin, Huard, Schmidt, Jordan, Violette, Tenace, Miller, Mascavage, Bussey, Angell
3:00 Varsity Girls under 22:30 David-Smith, Hanson, Ryan, Anna Jensen, Padmanabhan, Wung, Nybonn
3:30 Varsity Boys under 18:00 Heninger, Fuhs, Barran, Carmichael, Imai-Takemura, Rosenkranz, C Tobey
We have a meet on Wednesday for everyone who is eligible to compete. The meet features one half of the teams in Kingco 4A. Mt. Si will host us, Bothell, Woodinville and North Creek at their new course.
Buses leave the back parking lot at 2:30. Out of class at 2:15
Address: 14319 436th Ave SE in North Bend (just off Exit 32)
- 4:00 – Varsity Boys
- 4:30 – All Girls
- 5:00 – JV Boys
Once the Mt. Si coach gets back to us on Monday night, we will be able to tell the boys which of the two races they will be entered into. See you on Wednesday!
No parking is allowed at the Riverbend Cafe. Take Exit 32 and then an immediate right onto 142nd St. About 1/2 mile down the road you will be directed to the parking area.
Address: 6320 Grandview Drive West, University Place, WA 98467
The bus will leave the back parking lot at 7AM. We should return around 4-5PM
There is no meet this week other than the Curtis Invitational on Saturday. Please review the following entries and let Gwen know on Monday whether or not you can attend. It is Salmon Days weekend so keep that in mind if you have other comittments. If you cannot attend we will enter someone else. Entries close Monday night.
9:00 Community Open Race Coach Ellie (she will preview and tell us how the course runs)
10:15 Boys JV Top 7 Delgadillo, Haas, Geisser, Murphy, Takeuchi, Wiederien, Saviello
10:45 Girls JV Nybonn, M Tremblay, Aja Jensen, Mularoni, Wood, Greta Cavotta, Patterson
11:30 Boys Varsity (1-4) Heninger, Fuhs, Imai-Takemura, Barran
12:00 Girls Varsity (1-4) David-Smith, Hanson, Ryan, Anna Jensen
12:35 Boys Varsity (5-8) Carmichael, Rosenkranz, C Tobey, Jonathan Liu
1:05 Girls Varsity (5-8) Padmanabhan, Wung, Jain, Berry Chen
1:40 Boys JV OPEN Chin, Huard, Schmidt, Mularoni, Jordan, Scheppat, Violette, Tenace, Miller, Bendt, Fulford, Mascavage