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“Only one person and one person only will determine
 how good of a runner you become…
 You will become as good as you let yourself be.
  That one person is you.”
                             – a coach

Covered Bridge, 2018:

What an awesome meet with over 1,200 runners.  Our team had a strong presence with great results!

Top 20 finishers:
Varsity Boys:
4th: Jack Rhodes
17th: Michael Parnes
Varsity Boys team finished 4th place overall!

Varsity Girls:
3rd: Mallie McKenzie
6th: Sarah Sandreuter
14th: Abby Smith
Varsity Girls finished 2nd place overall!

JV Boys:
1st: Adam Clark
16th: Thomas Brunner
19th: Drew Stowers
JV Boys finished 3rd place overall!

JV Girls:
6th: Roxanne Colson
7th: Lynley Blocker
14th: Abigail Mellor
15th: Kalea Mills
JV Girls finished 1st place overall!

Great Job Hornets!

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We have 5 – size Medium Covered Bridge t-shirts remaining.  If you would like to purchase one for $20, please send an email to RHSXCB@gmail.com.

THANK YOU to our volunteers:Image result for thank you

We hear comments from other coaches frequently: “This is our favorite meet of the season”, “We love coming to this meet every year!”…  So to all volunteers and parents, Thank You for representing Roswell High School!  Covered Bridge is a direct result of Coach Evans’ commitment to Cross Country. This meet exists because of his passion, dedication and countless hours.

We had 120 volunteers who put thousands of hours into this meet.  Every single person was important, but we’d like to thank a few people who went the extra mile with their time and/or skill/resources for the meet:

Coach Bob White:  His overall help and countless hours.
Robert Turnbull: Chairperson of Covered Bridge and did whatever needed to be done.
Dawn Webb/Ann Vance: Support with so many details.
Bob Holben: Consulting Svcs. and paving the way with a great plan from previous years.
Dee Gillespie/Dena Turnbull: Parking Co-Chairs
Rand Haley/Chip Colson: Course Monitor Co-Chairs
Emily Smith/Kim Phillips: Set Up Co-Chairs
Nan Cooper: Runner Packets and Awards
Stephanie Clark/Casey Mellor: Supplies and procurement
Rob Shultz/Raquel DeCamp/Jamie Stephens/Mike Schwarz: EMT and Medical Tent
Celeste Barrow/Vicki Manus: Concessions Co-Chairs
Emily Zeigler: Finish Chute
Molly Merkel: Admissions Co-Chair (with Dawn Webb)
Tara Call/Warren Foster: Truck Procurement and loading/unloading
Michael Brunner: The best DJ/MC!
Vicki Tribick: Graphics Captain.  Awesome logo this year!
Scott and Kathryn Mulkey: Light tower and generator procurement

Middle School Meet:

Image result for xc logo with arrow greenThe parents and kids that worked the middle school meet did an outstanding job.  The attitude and cooperation were exactly what we were hoping for. Other teams noticed how helpful and encouraging our High School runners were to the younger runners.  We are all so very proud of them!

~Parking crew was outstanding.
~Many kids and parents stayed to the end, and the kids helped unload at the school.
~ The DJ did a great job providing a fun atmosphere.
~Team members enjoyed working the meet and it showed.

Many parents went back to work the Middle School meet: Robert Turnbull, Karen & Michael Brunner, Stephanie & Jim Clark, Kathryn Mulkey, Liz Rains, Raquel DeCamp, Leigh Maier, Millette Esposito, Dave & Jennifer Cartier, and Dave & Kelly Ehrhardt.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!



Monday, 9/10: 3:50pm at RHS
Tuesday,9/11: 3:50pm at RHS
Wednesday, 9/12: 3:50pm at RHS
Thursday, 9/13: 3:50pm at RHS
Friday, 9/14: 3:50pm at RHS



Spirit Night at Johnny’s Pizza THIS Wednesday, September 12 from 11am-10pm. Dine-in, carry-out & delivery.  You must mention RHS Cross Country when ordering. The website is: johnnysnewyorkstylepizza.com   Johnny’s will give 20% back to the team.  See you there!!

Big Peach Mustang Stampede on 9/15:

Allatoona Creek Park
5690 Old Stilesboro Rd NW,
Acworth, GA 30101

8:30 am- Girls Varsity
9:10 am – Boys Varsity
9:50 am – JV Girls
10:30 am JV Boys
11:15 am Awards Ceremony

$5.00 Parking Donation
Race assignments will be posted later this week.


Neurosport (located near Marlow’s Tavern) is reserving recovery time for our athletes on Saturday, September 15 (after Mustang Stampede) from 1:30pm-3:00pm after the meet.  The recovery will be 15 minutes in the recovery boots and 15 minutes of foam rolling/ stretching. The total session will last approximately 30 minutes.  Cost: $15 drop-in rate per athlete or you can sign up for a membership which will provide you with unlimited sessions for the month for $39.  Kids who have memberships should sign up on mindbody.com

We must give them the names of athletes by this Wednesday, September 12 at 5pm.  Please reserve your time by sending an email to annvance5@att.net.   Send your name and preferred time slot (1:30pm, 2:00, or 2:30pm).



We need 2 more volunteers!! Watermelon Wednesdays will continue during our hot training times.  Please sign up to bring Watermelon here

Please sign up!  The athletes find this very refreshing. 



Road Runner Sports is offering a discount to Roswell High School until the 23rd of September.  They will be honoring an Additional 10% off any purchase made. If anyone who shops is a VIP or becomes one, they would save a total of 20%.
All you need to do is ask for the Roswell Athlete discount when checking out. The managers will already have the barcode and be happy to provide this additional discount!
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