Saturday, July 29, 2017

2017 Manistee XC season approaches

The 2017 Chippewa XC season will be starting soon.  First day of practice for the HS team is August 9th, while the MS starts practice on Aug 21st.

Tentative meet schedules for each team are as follows :

Manistee MS

Thu, Sep 7 
Leanna Geers Scottville Cross Country Invitational
Sat, Sep 16 
Briggs True Value Ludington Cross Country Invitational
Thu, Sep 21 
Kingsley Invitational
Tue, Sep 26 
Lakes 8 Jamboree at Muskegon Catholic
Sat, Sep 30 
Warrior Middle School Invitational
Tue, Oct 3 
Lakes 8 Jamboree at WMC
Thu, Oct 12 
Chris Grabowski Memorial Invitational - Home
Tue, Oct 17 
Lakes 8 Conference Championship at Orchard View
Sat, Oct 21 
Manistee National Invite


Manistee Varsity

Mon, Aug 21 
Muskegon OV Cardinal Invitational 
Sat, Aug 26 
Benzie Central Pete Moss Invitational
Thu, Aug 31 
HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals - Trails and Bales 2 Miler 
Thu, Sep 7 
Leanna Geers Scottville Cross Country Invitational Geers
Fri, Sep 15 
2017 MSU Spartan Invitational
Sat, Sep 16 
Briggs True Value Ludington Cross Country Invitational
Thu, Sep 21 
Kingsley Invitational
Tue, Sep 26 
Lakes 8 Jamboree at Muskegon Catholic
Tue, Oct 3      Lakes 8 Jamboree #2 at Western Michigan Christian
Sat, Oct 7 
Portage Invite
Thu, Oct 12 
Chris Grabowski Memorial Invitational - Home
Tue, Oct 17 
Lakes 8 Conference Championship at Orchard View
Sat, Oct 21 
Manistee National Invite
Sat, Oct 28 
MHSAA LP Region 20-3 at Benzie



    


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Firecracker 2017 is a blast!

Over 300 runners and walkers took part in the 2017 Manistee Firecracker 5K.  The annual race, held  July 1st this year, saw Brayden Law from Ft. Wayne beat defending champ Donald Richmond of Portland, MI, to set a new course record in 15:38, bettering Richmond's time of 16:15.  Shawn Bell of Sturgis (16:44) and Eric Quinn of Onekama (17:01 - top master) followed behind.

Manistee HS runner Noelle Fink narrowly edged out MHS grad Ashley Lindeman for the women's title, 20:03 to 20:04.  Another Manistee HS runner, Olivia Holtgren, was the 3rd woman finisher in 21:36.  Kim Poma of Manistee took the top masters' spot in 23:19.

Thanks to the following sponsors for helping support this great event:
Family Fare
Parkdale Animal Hospital
Callesen Wealth Management
Dynamic Physical Therapy
Dr. Veach and Dr. Allen Optometry
Dr. Marian Fuller
Snyder's Shoes
Lisa Fragomeli
Sports Ink

Pictures coming soon!

Results from Michiana Timing










Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Firecracker 5K 2017 - We have a track coming!

The Manistee Firecracker 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run is set this year for Saturday, July 1st, at 8am.  This year we have exciting news - our new track is nearly a reality!  In fact, it should be almost finished by race day!  This race has been supporting the construction of a new track in Manistee for over a decade, and we are almost there.  (Thanks to Doug Bell for the picture of the new track construction below.)




Come out and join us in the 5K, and help support our new community track! Yes, we will have t-shirts once again for all participants.  With a 1K fun run too, any age can participate.

Printable Race Forms

Register Online (Save $!)

Link to Course Map

Info on RunMichigan.Com 



Saturday, December 3, 2016

Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 5K 2016 Results

The 2016 Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 5K was the best ever!  Almost 150 runners and walkers hit the streets of Manistee in the 9th annual race.

The overall winner of the race was Ginger Breadman, finishing with a time of 17:41.  Breadman (also known as John Lipa) finished ahead of Elliot Kamaloski, who was 2nd in 19:06.  Noelle Fink was the first woman in 21:52, just 2 seconds ahead of Olivia Holtgren.  

Top walkers were Ed Zimmerman (39:30) and Amy Madsen (42:16).

The race was held as a fundraiser for the Manistee cross-country program.  Between entry fees, donations, and sponsorships organized by Lisa Fragomeli, known as the "Jingle Bell General" of the race, over $4000 was raised for the Manistee XC teams.  Thanks for all of your support!  

5K Age Group Results - 2016

5K Overall Results Men / Women 2016

Link to more pictures













Sunday, October 2, 2016

Jingle Bell Jog 5K is back again!

Join us for the annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K, this year to be held on Dec. 3rd, 2016, during the Manistee Old Victorian Weekend.

The 5K run and walk starts at 10am.  Each registrant gets a special long-sleeve T shirt - add $5 to make it a tech shirt.  Entry is only $17 by Nov. 23rd - $22 afterwards up through race day.

Come out and support the Manistee Cross-Country team!

Link to registration form

Course Map

Event Link on Facebook


Friday, July 29, 2016

Manistee Cross-Country Fall 2016 Schedule

The 2016 Cross-Country season kicks off this August 10th, the first day of HS practice.  MS practice starts August 22nd.

Tentative HS Schedule:
8-22 @ Orchard View - Cardinal Invitational
8-27 @ Benzie Central - Pete Moss Invitational
9-8 @ MCC-Scottvile - Leanna Geers Invitational
9-13 @ Marion - Steeplechase Invitational
9-17 @ WSCC - Ludington Briggs True Value Invitational
9-22 @ Kingsley - Stags Invitational
9-27 @ WSCC - Lakes 8 Jamboree
10-4 @ Orchard View - Lakes 8 Jamboree
10-13 Home - Grabowski Invitational
10-18 Home - Lakes 8 Championship
10-22 @ Bear Lake - Manistee National Invitational
10-29 @ Benzie Central - Regionals
11-5 @ Brooklyn - MHSAA State Finals

Tentative MS Schedule:
9-8 @ MCC-Scottvile - Leanna Geers Invitational
9-17 @ WSCC - Ludington Briggs True Value Invitational
9-22 @ Kingsley - Stags Invitational
9-27 @ WSCC - Lakes 8 Jamboree
10-1 @ Chip Hills - Warrior Invitational
10-4 @ Orchard View - Lakes 8 Jamboree
10-13 Home - Grabowski Invitational
10-18 Home - Lakes 8 Championship
10-22 @ Bear Lake - Manistee National Invitational

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Results - Manistee Firecracker 5K 2016

What a great day!  Thanks to all that ran and helped out!  A fantastic turnout enjoyed nearly perfect conditions for the 2016 Manistee Firecracker 5K!

Don Richmond repeated as top finisher (16:29), with David Atkinson the top masters runner (17:33). MHS Track & XC coach Hilary Edmonson was the top female finisher (21:57) with Julie Modjeski the top masters female (22:51).

Overall winners got trophies, age group winners took home plaques, while runner-ups got some fancy new medals.  All fun runners got a finish medal.  Runners enjoyed food and drinks courtesy of Family Fare.

Thanks again to our sponsors:

Family Fare
Callesen Wealth Management
Parkdale Animal Hospital
Dr. Marian Fuller
Sports Ink
Drs. Veach & Allen Optometry
Lisa Fragomeli
Snyder's Shoes