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Please join the coaching staff in celebrating this year's cross country team during Awards Night at 7PM on Tuesday, November 5th. Munch and Mingle to follow in the Commons...stay tuned!
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
On a crisp, sunny day at North Bend’s hottest frisbee golf course, we witnessed some strong Issy running! This “mini Kingco” meet featured us, Mt. Si, Bothell, Woodinville and North Creek. Twas a flat, fast, fun course, and it was great to see a bunch of you take advantage of it.
Tied the win with Woodinville!
- Issaquah: 35 (Scoring 5: Angell 1, Konopka 4, Chollman 6, Heu-Weller 11, J Welsh 13)
- Woodinville: 35
- Bothell: 67
- North Creek: 109
- Mt. Si: 141
Fun race for these guys with a solid individual win and lifetime PR for Trent Angell and 3 freshmen (Konopka, Chollman, Heu-Weller) contributing to the score! Wooohooo! Exciting improvements for these guys with more to come.
Took the win!
- Issaquah: 38 (Scoring 5: David Smith 1, Hanson 5, Ryan 6, Anna Jensen 8, Chen 19)
- Mt. Si: 41
- Woodinville: 50
- Bothell: 112
Individual win for David Smith with Hanson, Ryan & Anna Jensen finishing in the top 10 and Chen top 20!
- Mt Si: 30
- Woodinville: 38
- Issaquah: 65 (Scoring 5: Heninger 11, Fuhs 12, Imai-Takemura 13, Barran 14, Carmichael 15)
- Bothell: 109
- North Creek: 125
Had a strong pack of boys with Heninger, Fuhs, Imai-Takemura, Barran, Carmichael and Rosenkranz all in the top 20!
Overall, great performances today and execution of race plans. You guys did super well pushing and feeding off of each other in your packs. Way to run hard and support each other! Little reminder for you all – as it gets chillier (~60-deg and below), it is important that you bring and WEAR warm clothes, before your race. You will perform and feel much better in your race when your muscles are warm and happy even if you think you “feel fine” wearing shorts pre-race in 56-degree weather.
And THANKS to you fans who bundle up and support, regardless of the conditions outside ❤
WHAT A DAY TO BE AN EAGLE
Well that was fun! Whilst appreciating the scenic views from the majestic Chambers Bay, the Issy crew took advantage of the all around ideal conditions and had a stellar day.
Major highlights in every single race. Some exceptional finishes and practically everyone PRed! WOO HOO!
5th (out of 45 teams) with a 29-second spread between the scoring 5 (Heninger, Barran, Fuhs, Imai-Takemura, Carmicheal). That is nuts! These guys have some SERIOUS depth.
Liam Heninger went sub 16 (15:53.7)! As a freshman! He can’t be stopped!
2nd (out of 31 teams)!! SO AWESOME ladies!!!! (Scoring 5: David Smith, Ryan, Hanson, Anna Jensen, Padmanabhan)
Julia David Smith took the win and went sub-17 (16:45)! Wowee!
2nd with a 23-second spread between the scoring 5 (Haas, Murphy, Takeuchi, Geisser, Wiederien)!!
3rd with an 8-second spread between the scoring 5 (Patterson, Roberts, Putnam, Wood, Greta Cavotta)! Craziness! These gals truly finished as a unit.
Boys JV Open
2nd with a 37-second spread between the scoring 5 (Tenace, Chin, Violette, Jordan, Huard)!
Cody Tenace was 2nd with a 17:40, 1:43 faster than last week! Break-through much?
**Regarding the confusion over course distance: It was indeed closer to a 3 miles (for everyone; they did not alter the course for any of the races). However, xc courses are rarely, if ever, exactly 5k. The elements and conditions of every course varies too, so time is ultimately pretty arbitrary in xc. So please STOP freaking out about the numbers. They are just a rough estimate of where you’re at, and yes of course still get excited about PRs. Overall, the most important thing is that you are learning how to work together and compete, which is what prepares you for the post season when all that matters is place.
This is the best that these runners have looked all season. Everyone ran aggressively, was engaged and focused, confident, and when the pain kicked in, these kids didn’t back off – they embraced it and ran hard through the finish. On top of that, there was some serious pack synergy going on, meaning that this group is learning to run together and help each other out, which can lead to immense improvements for all! All of the coaches were very impressed and proud of what Issy did out there. Let’s keep it rolling into this week (regardless of if the wheel’s prophecy is that you survive the swim upstream or get eaten by a seagull 🙂 ).
Word on the street is that you all are having fun together, so that’s cool. Absolutely loving the vibes out there. Keep it up!
And of course, THANKS to all the fans who made the trek over to cheer on your fierce eagles!
PS: Thanks for cheering your coaches on in the community race 🙂 You guys made it fun!
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.
Lawrie’s photos from the meet are up!
Through squishy sand, slippery, slidey surfaces in the sun, and Sweet Baby Ray’s sandwiches, the superb Issaquah XC squad ran stupendously at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday! After every race, it was so exciting to see so many of you smiling because of PRs and sub 21, sub 20, sub 19, sub whatever pesky barrier it was that you finally conquered. LOVED seeing the team support – especially those of you who came early or stayed until the end to cheer on your teammates. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME.
**2 types of scoring for this meet**
- Traditional: Scores based on varsity races combined. Top 5 runners from each team score, as usual.
- Bellevue Invite scoring: Total of the places of each runner in their respective individual varsity race (all 8 runners contribute to the score).
- Traditional: 7th
- Invite scoring: 10th
- Traditional: 11th
- Invite scoring: 9th (this means the boys team runs deep!)
Congrats to Julia David Smith who, surprise surprise, took first overall!
Overall, a solid day for Issaquah. Thanks, kids, for always bringing such great energy and uplifting each other. As always, a huge thanks to all the fans for cheering our runners on! Hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday 🙂 See ya at practice tomorrow!
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