Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Windy Labor Day Weekend

This past weekend saw the XC team's annual course clean up day, with kids and coaches raking, mowing, pruning, and hacking our way through the Manistee course. We had a cool day to work, a welcome relief from all the heat, but it was followed by a massive windstorm that covered our course with more twigs and branches. So we'll be raking again next week before our first home meet. Check out this happy crew below.The next day was the annual Brethren Days 5K, a favorite for Manistee CC runners. It was a windy, cool morning with some drizzle, but it didn't stop some good performances. Tyler S took 2nd overall in 19:13, Nick V and Austin F went 1-2 in the 14-under age group, while Tyler G was 3rd in the 15-19 age group, just missing a PR. Brittany D finished her first race since last year, on her way to recovering from medical setbacks. Coaches Thuemmel (19:58) and Phil G (21:47) ran their best times of the season too. Other familiar Manistee faces running were James Fink, Kyle Thompson, Lisa Fragomeli, and Coach Gary Sielski.

Updated Schedule

As of Sept. 7th, this is the updated and hopefully FINAL schedule for the season.

Wed Sept 8 @ White Cloud 4:30pm
Sat Sept 11 @ Fremont Hill and Bale Invite 9am
Thur Sept 16 Home vs. Hart 4pm
Sat Sept 18 @ Ludington Invite - WSCC 9:45am
Tue Sept 21 @ Ludington (School Forest) 4pm
Thur Sept 23 Home vs. Reed City 4:30pm
Sat Oct 2 @ Pine River Invite 9am
Thur Oct 7 @ Mason County Central Invite - WSCC 4:15pm
Sat Oct 9 @ Portage Invite 9am (Top 7 only)
Wed Oct 13 @ MCE Cardinal Classic Invite 4:15pm
Sat Oct 23 @ Manistee National 9am
Tue Oct 26 Home - Chris Grabowski Memorial Invite 4pm
Sat Oct 30 @ Regionals - Benzie 10am (Top 7 only)
Sat Nov 6 @ State Finals - MIS 10:30am (Qualifiers Only)