Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jingle Bell Jog 5K Results

The 2009 Jingle Bell Jog was a success! We had nearly 50 participants running and walking through the streets of Manistee Saturday. Thanks to all our sponsors (Teachout Construction, Boehm & Hyzba Chiropractic, Oleson's Foods, Sports Ink, Lucky Lizard Awards, and Lisa Fragomeli for the great medals!) and all that helped out.

Manistee Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run / Walk Results
Dec. 5, 2009

5K Run – Male
1. Jarrett Deisch 18:44
2. Alex Myers 19:07
3. Ken Flannery 19:20
4. Alex Benham 20:04
5. Eric Thuemmel 20:20
6. Dale Moody 20:25
7. Peter Pawlowski 21:42
8. Brian Allen 22:16
9. Phillip Picardat 23:29
10. Matt Britton 23:39
11. Micah Schmidt 23:58
12. Tim Sapak 26:51
13. Nick Veine 27:04
14. Kirk Myers 28:15
15. Phil Archer 28:47
16. Joe Muszkiewicz 29:47
17. Gary Sielski 30:58
18. Jim Virden 31:53
19. Neil Heiman 33:16

5K Run – Female
1. Annie Fuller 20:58
2. Marian Fuller 22:31
3. Alisha Campbell 22:55
4. Kelly Schubert 22:58
5. Elizabeth Klein 23:29
6. Elizabeth Allard 23:32
7. Jill Forney 23:36
8. Lori Green 24:19
9. Linda Ramsay 24:29
10. Erin Crothers 25:16
11. Jan Hopwood 25:28
12. Julie Albright 25:52
13. Patricia Heiman 26:27
14. Nadene Wright-Thurow 26:36
15. Sue Straley 27:40
16. Barb Heidel 28:44
17. Joan Milarch 29:40
18. Vicky Stevens 30:08
19. Brittany Dutton 30:38
20. Stefanie Chick 31:53
21. Shayna McNamara 31:58
22. Joelle Anderson 32:33

5K Walk - Male
1. Ed Zimmerman 33:34

5K Walk – Female
T1. Jan Sapak 37:30
T1. Linda Kruse 37:30
3. Maripat Allen 44:18

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jingle Bell Jog 5K Entry Form

Manistee Jingle Bell Jog

5K Run / Walk

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 2009 10am

Fundraiser for the Manistee Area Public Schools / Catholic Central

Cross Country Teams

Where: Manistee Middle School, 55O Maple St. Manistee MI

Entry Fees: $15 Before Nov. 30th, $20 on race day

Entry includes specially-designed long sleeve T-shirt (sizes guaranteed until Nov. 30th only)

Packet Pick-up / Late Registration: 8:45-9:45 am at Manistee Middle School.

Race will begin promptly at 10am, with awards immediately following

Course: 3.1 Miles (5K) through the streets and picturesque neighborhoods of historic Manistee – during the Old Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration

Awards: Plaques to the top overall runners and walkers. Specially designed medals to the top 3 finishers in each age category for the run. Medals to the top 5 overall male and female walkers.

Age Categories: Run – male and female: - 10-under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+up. Walk – male and female division only.

For more info – call Coach Thuemmel: (231) 398-9374 or e-mail


Send Entry form with check payable to:

“Manistee Cross-Country” c/o Manistee Area Public Schools, 525 12th St., Manistee, MI, 49660

Name:________________________ Gender M / F Age (on Dec. 5th) ______

Address: __________________ City: ___________ State: ____Zip:______

Phone Number:____________________ E-Mail ____________________

Event: 5K Run 5K Walk T-shirt Size: YL S M L XL

$15 per entrant ($20 after Nov. 30th) Total enclosed ________

Please accept my entry to the Jingle Bell Jog 5K run / walk. I hereby state that I have conditioned myself to run / walk more than the stated distance for the race in which I am entering. I understand that the roads may be snow-covered and slippery during the race, and traffic will continue. I waive any rights I have against any sponsor or agents for damages and injuries incurred by my participation in the Jingle Bell Jog 5K run / walk.


Signature (parent’s signature if entrant is under 18 years old) Date

(this form may be duplicated)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Schubert All-State

Kelly Schubert finished 29th out of 250 runners in the girls' D3 state finals race on Saturday, Nov. 7th at Michigan International Speedway, earning All-State status. Running in pleasant 50's temperature but with stiff south winds, Kelly ran a time of 20:00.0. Great job, Kelly! See the pictures of Kelly at the finals, joined by teammates Allie, Brian F, Jonny, and former MHS runners Ari Sheffield and Ethan Coppola.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Off to State Finals!

We're on our way to MHSAA State Finals this weekend! Kelly Schubert is the first MHS girl to qualify for the Cross-Country state finals since the 90's! Her time of 19:35 not only got her 3rd place at the regional, but it was also the fastest recorded time of any MHS girl runner in the past decade. She races at 10:30 am Saturday the 7th.

As a team, the MHS girls and boys both took 7th at Regionals in Benzie (10-31-09). For the girls, that's the same finish place as last year (despite having 7 less runners on the team) and for the boys that's a 3 place improvement over '08 - even without the 8 fastest runners from last year's team!

For the girls, Lacey Krolczyk was 23rd (22:05 - PR by a minute!), No'el Solis was 40th (23:39 - PR!), Erin Crothers was 44th (23:52 - PR!), and Courtney Stefanski was 68th (25:37 - just missed a PR and best time since fracturing her foot last month!) Great job ladies!

For the boys, Jarret Deisch just missed the state finals, finishing 19th in 17:55 - not bad for a freshman. Tyler Sievert (19:09), Brian Fisk (20:03), Jonny Bailey (20:04), and Tyler Guzikowski (22:06) all ran PR times, while Markus Kling (20:43) and Nathan Morang (21:04) ran close to their best times, despite the wind, rain, and snow.

Full report on State finals coming Saturday night - hopefully with pictures, now that my laptop has returned!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New posts coming....

My computer has been down - getting a new hard drive and a new screen. Bummer. New posts coming soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

2 5K's in 40 hours - Chips at MCC and Pine River

What did you do this weekend? If you're a Manistee HS Chippewa CC runner, you could say that you ran two 5K races before noon on Saturday!

It was gorgeous weather Thursday afternoon (10-1-09) at WSCC for the Mason County Central Invitational. With clear skies and temperatures in the upper 50's, the girls raced to 5th place while the boys took 7th in a 12 school field against some state ranked teams.

Kelly Schubert was 3rd girl (20:48) and Jarret Deisch was the 12th boy (18:07). Not only did the two medalists run their fastest times at WSCC ever, they were the fastest times recorded at WSCC by a Manistee boy and girl in the past 3 seasons!

Other PR's went to Erin Guillen, Jonny Bailey, Nathan Morang, John Stickney, and James Agle, while Erin Crothers got a season best time.

The weather was a whole lot different on Saturday (10-3-09). After steady rain all day Friday, Pine River's course was a mud bog by Saturday morning. Despite running in a constant drizzle, no one lost a shoe and some runners even ended up with new PR's! The girls took 4th at this meet, while the boys were 5th (missed 4th by 1 point!).

Kelly took 2nd overall for the girls, while Jarret was 7th for the boys. Lacey K, Erin C, and Tyler S all placed in the top 30 and took home medals, as did Tyler G and Trent S in the JV race.

New PR's were run by Tyler Sievert, Trinity Derooy, and for the second straight meet, James Agle. In addition, Erin C ran another season best time. She's come within 15 seconds of setting her all-time PR 3 meets in a row now! Maybe next meet.

The pictures were all taken Saturday at Pine River.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chips sweep Reed City!

The Chippewa CC squads defeated Reed City Thursday, with the boys winning 22-39 and the girls prevailing 22-33. Here's what was sent in to the News Advocate:

Sophomore Tyler Sievert led the MHS boys with a second place finish in 20:14. Markus Kling (3rd, 20:36), Jonny Bailey (4th, 21:04), Mason Wallace (6th, 22:01), and Nathan Morang (7th, 22:19) rounded out the scoring for the Chips.
Other finishers for the MHS boys were Trinity Derooy (8th, 22:25), Trent Schmeling (9th, 23:32), Tyler Guzikowski (11th, 23:38), Brian Kimball (13th, 25:07), and John Stickney (14th, 27:31)
Kelly Schubert took first overall for the MHS girls, running the 5K course in 20:37. She was followed by No'el Solis (3rd, 25:19), Erin Crothers (4th, 25:22), Erin Guillen (6th, 27:06), and Courtney Stefanski (8th, 27:40).

PR's on the day were Markus, Jonny, Trent, Tyler Guz, Brian K, Stick, No'el, and Erin G. Enjoy the pictures!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Girls get first hardware of the season!

Saturday - Sept. 19, 2009. Clear skies, ideal conditions for running at WSCC. It was the first time in two years that we actually got to run in dry conditions at West Shore! The Chip girls took 2nd in the Div. 3/4 race, winning their first trophy of the season, while the boys took 3rd.

For the girls, Kelly Schubert was 5th in her division (10th overall) with a time of 21:04, while Jarret Deisch led the boys with a time of 18:19, good for 6th in his division and 19th overall. Those times represent the fastest races recorded by an MHS girl and boy at WSCC in over 3 years!

Running season best times were Erin Crothers, Erin Guillen (welcome to CC!), Trent Schmeling, and John Stickney. Great job, harriers! Next race is Thursday at Reed City.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Remaining Season Schedule

2009 Manistee HS / MCC

Girls/Boys Varsity Cross-Country Meet Schedule

9-19 Sat. Ludington Invite Away 9:45am

9-24 Thur. Reed City – Dual Away 4:00pm

10-1 Thur. Mason Co. Central Invite Away 4:15pm

10-3 Sat. Pine River Invite Away 9:00am

10-13 Tue. MCE Cardinal Invitational Away 4:00pm

10-17 Sat. W. Branch Ogemaw Hts. Invite Away 11:00am

10-27 Tue. Manistee Invitational Home 4:00pm

10-31 Sat. Regionals @ Benzie Central Away 10:00am

(top 7 Varsity only)

11-7 Sat. State Finals @ MIS Away 10:30am

(Qualifiers only)

week of 11-9 EKUP 2009

(times / dates subject to change!)

Chips race at home

Ludington and MCE paid MHS a visit on Tuesday the 15th. After the MS runners did their thing (great job, junior Chips!) the HS girls took off. Kelly Schubert took first with a sophomore course record time of 21:31. Other Chip finishers were Lacey Krolczyk (8th, 25:09), Erin Crothers (12th, 26:13), Courtney Stefanski (13th, 26:20), and No'el Solis (15th, 26:33). The lady Chips fell to the Orioles, 20-41, while MCE finished with an incomplete score.

The MHS boys took 2nd as well, finishing behind the Orioles 15-59, while MCE was 3rd with 65 points. Not the team performance we were hoping for, but we will meet those teams again later this season, and the results will be different!

MHS was led by Jarret Deisch (7th, 19:50), followed by Tyler Sievert (10th, 21:11), Jonny Bailey (13th, 22:02), Marcus Kling (19th, 22:34), Trinity Derooy (22nd, 23:39), Mason Wallace (23rd, 24:16), Nathan Morang (24th, 24:27), Trent Schmeling (26th, 24:45), Tyler Guzikowski (28th, 24:55), John Stickney (31st, 39:56), and James Agle (32nd, 42:08).

The MHS girls are now 3-2 in head to head competition, while the MHS boys are 2-3.

Thanks to all of the MHS volunteers that helped with the meet! We couldn't have put this on without you!

Fremont Hill and Bale

Jumping straw bales (not hay!) at the Fremont Hill & Bale on 9-12, the lady Chips took 5th in their division while the boys finished 7th. Many of the Chip harriers had their all-time best times, including most of the boy finishers! Kelly Schubert finished 10th overall in the 21 school meet, running a personal best 19:52! She was also second in her division, earning her 3rd medal of the year in 3 invitationals. Tyler Sievert was the first boy finisher, breaking 20 minutes for the first time. The young Chip runners saw Jonny Bailey, Trinity Derooy, Nathan Morang, Mason Wallace, and Marcus Kling all run under 22 minutes for the first time. Not bad for 5 guys who just started running CC a few weeks ago. Lacey Krolczyk, Courtney Stefanski, and No'el Solis all ran personal bests too!

Sorry - didn't get any pictures, but here's one from last year, featuring MHS grad Caleb Bailey showing how it's done clearing the bales!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chips beat the heat at White Cloud

The MHS CC team traveled to White Cloud on 9-09-09, running on the second day of school against teams from the old WWAC conference. Battling temps in the 80's, the girls' team took 2nd while the boys took 3rd in the 4 school meet.

Kelly Schubert was the first Chip girl, finishing 3rd in 22:00. Jarret Deisch was the first Chip boy, also 3rd in 19:30. Running PR's were No'el Solis, Mason Wallace, and James Agle.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Brethren High Bridge Hustle!

A large contingent of Manistee runners, parents, and supporters participated in the High Bridge Hustle 5K on Sept. 5th in Brethren. Running in near perfect conditions (calm, clear, low 50's), many new PR's and best times of the year were recorded! MHS runner Kelly Schubert (19:08) was the first female overall finisher, while Jarret Deisch (17:36) was 3rd overall. Also running were Brian Fisk (19:15 - new PR!) , Tyler Guzikowski, and Courtney Stefanski (24:23 - new PR!). Middle school runners Annie Fuller (sub-20!) and Sophie Shriver ran great times as well.

Other familiar faces from Manistee participating were Coach Thuemmel (19:13 - best time in 4 years!), Ethan Coppola, Phil Guzikowski, Dr. Fuller and Jody Fuller, Bill Shriver, Lisa Fragomeli, Julie Deisch, Gary Sielski, Dr. Allen, and James Fink. (Let me know if I forgot anyone!) It was a lot of fun and a great morning of racing!

Incidentally, the overall winner was 17-year old Reed Kamyszek from Kenowa Hills, the defending D2 state champion in cross-country, and leading favorite to win D1 this year. He ran 14:41, a ridiculously fast time, even with a missed turn costing him a few seconds!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Meet Results from Manton ...

Just a quick update - of 15 schools competing today, Manistee HS boys finished 4th while the girls finished 6th at the Manton CC Invitational. Close but no cigar - the top 3 teams got trophies. Kelly Schubert was first overall in the girls 9-10 race while Jarret Deisch won the boys 9-10 run. Other medalists were Tyler Sievert, Brian Fisk, Jonny Bailey, and Lacey Krolczyk. Nice job on winning your first HS medals! Jonny and Lacey ran their PR times, as did Nathan Morang and No'el Solis. Nice work, harriers!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Meet time change!

The CC meet at Manton (9-1-09) has had its start time moved back until 6pm on Tuesday night. Bus time from Manistee is now 3:45 pm - and I don't expect our team to get home until around 10 pm.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

1st Meet Results

MHS Chips ran their first meet of the 2009 season on 8-29-09 at the Eldon Moss Invitational at Benzie Central. Racing against some of the top teams in the state in Division I, II, and III, both Chip teams finished in 13th place.

Individual Results:
Girls -
16. Kelly Schubert - 19:53 New PR (personal record), 3:43 faster than the same meet last year, fastest time by an MHS girl in over 12 years!
71. Lacey Krolcyzk - 24:23 New PR!
80. Erin Crothers - 25:20 Just missed a new PR, 3:20 faster than her first meet last year!
81. Allie Mallison - 26:00 27 seconds faster than her first meet last year!
85. Courtney Stefanski - 26:45 New PR!

Boys -
42. Jarret Deisch - 18:05 New PR, fastest freshman time of the day for all 30 schools!
74. Brian Fisk - 20:17 New PR, improved over last year's first meet by 5:28!
79. Tyler Sievert - 21:43 Improved last year's first meet time by 2:39!
84. Jonny Bailey - 22:33 New PR - ran his last mile faster than his first!
88. Trinity DeRooy - 23:14 New PR!
89. Nathan Morang - 23:59 New PR!
90. Trent Schmeling - 25:06 Improved over last year's meet by 4:04!

So there was a lot of positive things that happened at this first meet, despite the teams' low finishes. Next meet is Tuesday Sept. 1st at Manton.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

2009 Manistee HS CC Schedule

2009 Manistee HS / MCC

Girls/Boys Varsity Cross-Country Meet Schedule

8-29 Sat. Benzie Central Invite Away 9:00am

9-1 Tue. Manton Invite Away 6:00pm (note change in time!)

9-9 Wed. White Cloud – Quad Away 4:30pm

9-12 Sat. Fremont Hill/Bale Invite Away 9:00am

9-15 Tue. Ludington / MCE – Triangular Home 4:00pm

9-19 Sat. Ludington Invite Away 9:45am

9-24 Thur. Reed City – Dual Away 4:30pm

9-29 Tue. Hesperia - Quad Away 4:00pm CANCELED

10-1 Thur. Mason Co. Central Invite Away 4:15pm

10-3 Sat. Pine River Invite Away 9:00am

10-13 Tue. MCE Cardinal Invitational Away 3:45pm

10-17 Sat. W. Branch Ogemaw Hts. Invite Away 11:00am

10-27 Tue. Manistee Invitational Home 4:00pm

10-31 Sat. Regionals @ Benzie Central Away TBA

(top 7 Varsity only)

11-7 Sat. State Finals @ MIS Away TBA

(Qualifiers only)

(times / dates subject to change!)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Manistee CC News 8-26-09

The Manistee Varsity CC season has started! Upcoming practice schedule:

Tues 8-18 5-6:30 pm MHS
Wed 8-19 5-6:30 pm MHS Parents' meeting from 6:30-7pm
Thur 8-20 8-9:30 am at Magoon Creek park (meet at the entrance - S. on Red Apple Road)
Fri 8-21 8-9:30 am MHS

Team Camp - Leave MHS at Sunday 8-23 at 4:00pm - Return to MHS Tues 8-25 approximately noon.

Wed 8-26 8-9:30 am MHS
Thurs 8-27 8-9:30 am MHS
Fri 8-28 8-9:30 am MHS

First meet is 8-29-09 at Benzie HS

Practice - week of 8-31
Mon 8-31 5-6:30 pm MHS
Tue 9-1 Meet at Manton 4pm, Bus time TBA
Wed 9-2 5-6:30 pm MHS
Thur 9-3 4-5:30 pm MHS (Note time change!!)
Fri 9-4 Work Day 10-11:30am Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, pruners, weed whackers, etc... We will ready our home course for competition - after we jog the course. Pizza afterward!

Sat 9-5 Brethren High Bridge Hustle 5K Road Race Meet at MHS at 7:40am if you want to carpool to the race. Costs $12 if you early register, $15 on race day.

Mon 9-7 Labor Day - we will not practice!

School starts Tuesday 9-8 Practice daily 3:30-5