Sunday, August 28, 2016

Double Meet Week and August 29-September 2

Don't forget to write down and share your weekly goals.

We have 2 meets this week.  Tuesday is Pre-Region at Westlake where we will race against all of the teams in our Region on this year's Region course.  Friday we will be heading north to Utah State for the Aggie Invite.  Long trip, but this will hopefully allow everyone a longer weekend with their families.

Thanks to the Romneys, Timothys, Vickers, and Webbs for hosting our Team Dinner last week!   That might have been the biggest showing to date.  Thanks to all the parents who brought food and snacks to the races on Saturday!  

There are still a few parent shirts available if you are a size XL or 2XL.

Team Dinner on Thursday 6:00pm, Bring $2. 
5341 Toscana Way

Monday - Butterfield Park @ 3:20pm

Tuesday - Pre-Region @ Westlake High. Buses will leave at 5:10pm.
Girls Race 6:30pm
Boys Race 7:00pm

Wednesday - Monarch Meadows @ 3:20pm

Thursday - Butterfield Park @ 3:20pm

Friday - USU Aggie Invite in Logan.  Buses will leave at 12:50pm (Middle Schoolers will checkout at 12:00pm).  1400 N. 1000 E. Logan.  HERE is the info.
Rookie Girls 4:00pm
Rookie Boys 4:30pm
JV Girls 5:00pm
JV Boys 5:30pm
Varsity Girls 5:55pm
Varsity Boys 6:20pm

Saturday- 7:30am @ Mouth of Butterfield Canyon

Sunday, August 21, 2016

School Starts, August 22-27

Congrats to this week's runners of the week:
Varsity Boy - Peter White
Varsity Girl - Mica Rivera
JV Boy - Seth Robertson
JV Girl - Eyleen Kendall
Those trying to raise funds for yourself or the team need to complete your 20 emails for Snap.

Spirit Packs need to be paid for and receipt and sizes given to Coach Barnes by WEDNESDAY.  If you still want a spirit pack and have not taken care of it, do it ASAP.  Office Pay Form HERE

Parents, we also can order more new parent and family shirts, they are $10.  If you are interested in a parent hoodie, we will be taking orders for those until WEDNESDAY if you would like to purchase one.  We will be selling them for $30 each, and they are unisex sizes so women typically size down one size.  Pay in the Main Office and get Coach Barnes the receipt and sizes by WEDNESDAY.

We still have some Stampede shirts left that we will be selling for $7.  Coach Barnes has these shirts.

Make sure you are taking special care to eat well and regularly and hydrate really well everyday, especially with school starting.  You need to be at practice everyday and come prepared to work, no excuses!

The email list for parents has been compiled.  If anyone was unable to sign up last Monday OR signed up but didn't receive an email, please send an email to to be added to the list.

Monday - 3:20pm @ Butterfield Park

Tuesday - 3:20pm @ Rosecrest Park

Wednesday - 3:20pm @ Monarch Meadows Park

Thursday - 3:20pm @ Butterfield Park
Team Dinner this week is put on by the Timothy, Webb, Vickers, and Romney families.  It will be at the Romney's house (12506 Luzerne Ct. Herriman) at 6:30.  Bring dessert or $2.

Friday - 3:20pm @ Monarch Meadows Park

Saturday- Grass Relays at Westlake 8:00am, buses leave at 6:45am

8:00 A.M.: Girls J.V. 2 Mile Race-Frosh/Soph
8:25 A.M.: Boys J.V. 2 Mile Race -Frosh/Soph
8:45 A.M.: Girls J.V. 2 Mile Race-Jr./Sr.
9:05 A.M.: Boys J.V. 2 Mile Race -Jr./Sr.
9:20 A.M.: Girls Varsity Relay ( Top 5 Girls, 2 Miles Each Leg)
10:40 A.M.: Boys Varsity Relay (Top 5 Boys, 2 Miles Each Leg)


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Season Start

First of all BIG THANKS to all the parents who helped with the Stampede on Saturday!  You were awesome!  Good job to the athletes that went out and got good prizes for the race and for all those who helped out.  The race went smoothly and everyone seemed to have a good time.  Thanks to our SBOs for their help too.  Results are up on the Stampede Page.
Thanks to Jorgensens for hosting our team BBQ!

Time Trials will be at the High School Track Monday Night.  Start showing up between 7:30-7:45pm.  Plan on doing this for your Family Night and bring the whole family.  We will introduce the coaches, captains, and team, have a parent meeting while the kids are warming up, and the races will be run under the lights.  The parent meeting will be at about 8:00pm.  Everyone bring a treat to share for after the race (fruit and healthier treats are also good to bring).  You don't need to set treats out until after the races.  The team disclosure is on registermyathlete to be e-signed, but parents and athletes should all take a few minutes and read and become familiar with the disclosure before Time Trials.  HERE

Parents, we also have new parent and family shirts with our new logo that you can purchase for $10. 
We will have the new parent shirts on Monday night at Time Trials so you can purchase them there with cash or check while supplies last,

Eligibility was due last week on Thursday, but a lot of you still haven't turned it in, which means you will not be on the team if you don't hurry.  Check out the Eligibility Page for instructions and please get it done and in at the beginning of Time Trials.  YOU CANNOT COMPETE UNTIL EVERYTHING IS TURNED IN!

Uniforms need to be paid for in the main office.  They are $45 this year and sizes need to be given to Coach Barnes with your receipt. Use the office pay form on the Eligibility Page when you go into the office if you can.  This needs to be done ASAP!  You cannot compete without a uniform.

Spirit Packs are ready to order this week.  They will be $160 for the pack and we will have some additional items that may be purchased in addition.  More info is on the Eligibility Page and at the parent meeting tomorrow.  These will need to be paid for in the main office.   Sizes need to be given to Coach Barnes with your receipt.  The gear is way nice this year, even better than past years and the best swag to date.  We would like everyone to have a spirit pack and you will want one too.  We will not order extra or do additional orders.

If you have gotten a sponsor and have turned the money into the main office then you can talk to Coach Barnes about using it toward Fees, Spirit Pack, Uniforms, etc..  You can still get sponsors at anytime, but we cannot reimburse you for any past purchases after the fact.  We are trying get away from banners, and some of you missed the boat on the stampede shirts, so we would have to figure something else out.  We will start our Snap fundraiser on Tuesday at practice.  

Spike Night at RUN GR8 will be on the Tuesday the 16th.  If you are new or need new spikes this would be a great time to get spikes for the season.  There will be discounts on trainers as well.

Monday - AM- Run 2-3 miles easy on your own
PM- Time Trials - 7:45pm @ HS.   Bring trainers and spikes
Races will start at Dark. 1.5 miles on the track under the lights.  Eat an early dinner that will sit well for racing.

Tuesday -  3:30pm @ Monarch Meadows Park
PM- Spike Night @ Run Gr8 7:00pm

Wednesday - 3:30pm @ HS

Thursday - Highland Invite @ 4:00pm at Sugarhouse Park.  Bus will leave north side of HS at 1:10pm (be there by 1:00pm).
    Frosh Boys - 3:00 pm
    Frosh Girls - 3:25 pm
    Soph Boys - 3:50 pm
    Soph Girls - 4:15 pm
    JV Boys - 4:45 pm
    JV Girls - 5:15 pm
    Varsity Boys - 5:45 pm
    Varsity Girls - 6:10 pm
      Friday - 3:30pm @ Rosecrest

      Saturday- Butterfield Canyon 6:45am (optional)

      Friday, August 12, 2016


      Everyone has been asked to turn in 5 prizes from businesses for the race drawing and get 5 people to run the race or kids race.  There are several who have been out working diligently and have gotten some great stuff and a lot of it.  Kudos to you!  However, there are still a bunch of you who have not done anything after being reminded for a month now!  So here is how it goes.  Every athlete who has turned in their 5 prizes and has gotten 5 people to run Saturday will run for free and be entered in the drawing and get a shirt.  We will register you Friday at practice or you can do it very first thing Saturday morning.  Saturday morning you will pick up your bib and t-shirt.  
      Those who did not get their 5 and 5 will need to pay full price for the race and will be given some extra team service hours to compensate for not doing what we have asked you to do for the last month.  Remember 10 hours minimum of service is required for a Varsity Letter, Participation completion and PE credit.  Your time for getting prizes, advertising, and helping with the race will count toward those hours.

      Every athlete needs to run the race and be there early to help set up before, and will need help to take down after. 
      You still have time to get people and prizes.  Prizes need to be turned into the coaches by the end of packet pickup on Friday night at Run Gr8. 

      We need 2 shifts to do packets at Run Gr8 on Friday.  Shift 1 will be 3:50pm- 5:30pm and shift 2 will be 5:25pm- 7:00pm.  Talk to the coaches if you can do one of these.

      Parents, if you are not running and would like to help please let the coaches know or show up and find one of them on Saturday morning.  We need help with registration before the race, water stop and traffic control during, finish line and results, prizes, and breakfast with the Student Body Officers.  Also, please encourage your kiddos to get out and get their 5 and 5 and not do it for them.  We want the athletes to learn from this experience and take on that responsibility.  Most sports teams ask athletes to fund raise a bunch of money for the program or pay a bunch of money, we are only asking athletes to get 5 prizes from businesses and get 5 people to run the race, pretty simple.  Maybe it is too simple.

      Sunday, August 7, 2016

      Stampede and August 8-13

      Parents, please look at the Eligibility Page on the blog.  Everything will be coming due starting next week. There will be physicals for $20 at the HS on Wednesday August 10th in the Athletic area. Uniforms and Spirit Packs need to be paid for and sizes need to be given to Coach Barnes ASAP.  Also encourage your kids to get out and get sponsors and prizes but don't do it for them.  

      We need to get out this week and ask businesses for prizes, sponsors, and if we can advertise our race with them.  Not too many have been out yet, but those that have have done quite a bit.  We need to hit every business in the area.  Everyone should be involved and help with this race if you are going to be on this team!  We will meet in groups on Monday and cover the area and more.  Plan on helping with this sometime Monday late morning if you can.  We also need to follow up with those who have asked you to come back and not keep going to the same places over and over. 
      Sponsor Logos for those giving $200 or more in money or prizes need to be in by Monday.  Email those to Coach Barnes or Coach McKissick by Monday night August 8.  Put the money in the XC account by paying in the main office and put it under your name as a sponsor and give one of the receipts back to your sponsor.
      Everyone is supposed to try to get 5 prizes and try to bring 5 people to the race, this optional, but high encouraged and recommended to help the team with this big event..  The boy and girl who get the largest amount of prizes will get a free pair of spikes or their uniform paid for.

      Get out with the team, advertise, and get prizes!

      We need some parents who are not running on Saturday to volunteer to help us out with the race. We will need help with registration, water stops, the chute and the finish line, breakfast, and prizes and awards after.  If you are willing to help us out please let Coach Barnes or the other coaches know ASAP.  Thanks!

      Stampede Forms are HERE
      Stampede Mini Flyers are HERE

      Athletes do not need to register, but need to plan on running and bringing people to run.  You will be registered and will get a shirt and be put in the drawing for prizes when you get at least 5 prizes for the race turned in. 

      We are going to have a Team Dinner hosted by Jorgensen's, 14133 Ensign Peak Cir @ 6:00pm Saturday.   There will be food assignments going around on Thursday at practice.  Those who do not bring something need to bring $2 with them.

      Don't forget to report your mileage!

      Monday- 6:45am @ Rosecrest

      Tuesday- 6:45am @ Butterfield Park

      Wednesday- 6:45am @ Rosecrest Park

      Thursday- 6:45am @ Herriman High Track

      Friday- 6:45am @ Rosecrest park
      Packet Pickup at Run Gr8 4:00pm - 7:00pm (We need some to volunteer for this)

      Saturday- 6:00am @ Herriman High
      Race starts at 7:15am

      Sponsors from the last 3 years
      Chick Fil A
      Genesis Dental
      Herriman Towne Center
      Prime Lending – Dan Davidson
      State Farm – TJ Olson
      Chillz Frozen Yogurt
      Pizza Plus
      Arrowhead: Remote Power Solutions
      Native Nations
      Copper Valley Construction
      H2J Environmental, LLC
      Stampin Up
      Mountain America Credit Union
      Southridge Pediatric Dental – David Roth
      City Works
      Vantus Law Group
      ACE Alan Christensen Enterprises
      John Paras Furniture
      B & V Pest Control
      Mrs. Fields Gifts
      Mountain Orthopaedics, LLC
      KO Bracelet Co.
      CFC Connectors for Construction, LLC
      Academy Sports
      Horsley Orthodontics
      Lighthouse Dental
      Only Half Crazy Half Marathon
      Jen Korth Photography
      Great Clips
      Jones Excavating Co.
      Certified Fire Protection
      Ironman Ironworks
      Salsa Leedos
      Renew Gold
      Clayton’s Tire Pros
      Copper Mountain Crossfit
      Eaton Alliance
      Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling
      Elite Performance & Health Center
      Academy Mortgage
      Family Focused Eye Care
      U of U Health Care
      Elite Energy Solutions
      Rosvall Orthodontics
      Bout Time Pub & Grub
      GSW Glassey Steel Works
      Wasatch Running
      26.2 Runnning

      Sunday, July 31, 2016

      August 1-6

      Get out this week and work on sponsors for our race on August 13th.  You really only have 1 week!  Any business that donates $200 in prizes or money we will put their logo as a sponsor on the back of our race shirts.  Sponsor Logos need to be submitted electronically to Coach Barnes by August 8th to get on the shirt.  
      Also, we would like to have all of you (every athlete) get 5 prizes from businesses that we can use for the race and bring 5 people to run.  Athletes that have done this will not be charged to run the race.  All athletes should plan on running and helping at this event.  The Mustang Stampede is scheduled for August 13th and registration will be at Run Gr8 starting August 8th.
      Everyone is highly encouraged to get 5 prizes and try to bring 5 people to the race.  The boy and girl who get the largest amount of prizes will get a free pair of spikes or their uniform paid for.

      HERE are a few pics and videos from Aggie XC Camp.  Sorry the slow-mo didn't translate 

      Report your mileage!

      This Week's Schedule
      Monday - Butterfield Park @ 6:45am

      Tuesday - Mouth of Yellow Fork Canyon @ 6:45am

      Wednesday - Rosecrest Park @ 6:45am

      Thursday - Butterfield Park @ 6:45am

      Friday - Rosecrest Park @ 6:45am

      Saturday - Take a break, on your own, or find a 5k to run. 

      Sunday, July 24, 2016

      July 25-30

      Those going to Aggie Camp, the info is on last week's post.  HERE is the staff contact info and HERE is the updated schedule.
      This Week's Schedule
      Monday -No practice, Happy Pioneer Day!  
      Aggie Campers check in at USU between 1:00pm-2:00pm

      Tuesday - Trailhead at the end of Juniper Crest @ 6:45am

      Wednesday - Rosecrest Park @ 6:45am

      Thursday - Daybreak Lake (SE Bridge) @ 6:45am

      Friday - Rosecrest Park @ 6:45am

      Saturday - On your own, it would be great to find a 5k somewhere