The Buzzz…

“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.”  — Steve Prefontaine,  Long distance 1972 Olympian

Covered Bridge is 5 days away…

Thank you to everyone who is pitching in!! Our volunteer slots are almost full.  So grateful! There are two areas that need a few more volunteers:

Parking 8:30- 10:00 shift- 4 open shifts

Medical Tent- 1 open shift.  (The weather is looking like it will be hot and we will need a full staff of volunteers. We were quite busy last year during a hot morning.)

Please see the Sign up Genius and help us out!

Parents: Parking information will be coming out this week.  We have very limited parking inside the park, so we’d like to have parents/volunteers park off-site, with the exception of the very early morning volunteers. Be on the lookout for more info……..

Runners will need to be at RHS for the bus at 6:15 a.m. Early shift volunteers may bring their runner. We can use the extra hands!

Buses will not be returning to RHS until around 1:00 ish. Runners should always bring food/snacks with them to meets.

Also, we are hosting a Middle School Meet later in the evening  All parents are invited to come back to watch – especially if you have a younger child who may be interested in running.  Feel free to help us out with that meet too!

Sign up here for Middle School Meet

The High School XC runners will be working the Middle School Meet.  The top 25 Boys and top 25 Girls are expected to be there.   A bus will leave RHS at 4:30pm on Saturday to transport them to/from Garrard for the Middle School Meet. Expect buses to return by 8:00 ish.  They should pack food as we won’t have much in the way of concessions at this short meet.

 

Runners of the Week (8/26):

Varsity: Christian Cartier and Lynley Blocker

JV: Ainsley Gillespie, Marcus Trevisan,  Claire Mulkey and Jeremy Maier

 

Practice this week:

Tuesday,9/4: 3:50pm at RHS
Wednesday, 9/5: 3:50pm at RHS
Thursday, 9/6: 3:50pm at RHS
Friday, 9/7: 3:50pm at RHS Top 25 boys and girls (Coaches will let which runners should be at practice.)

 

SCORING OF A CROSS COUNTRY MEET:images

Points are awarded to the individual runners of eligible teams, equal to the position in which they cross the finish line (first place gets 1 point, second place gets 2 points, etc.). The points for each team’s top-five runners are summed, and the lowest total team score wins. Individual athletes, and athletes from incomplete teams (teams consisting of less than 5 athletes or teams) and individuals who have been disqualified are excluded from scoring. Ties are usually broken by the position of each team’s sixth runner.
The lowest possible score in a five-to-score match is 15 (1+2+3+4+5), achieved by a team’s runners finishing in each of the top five positions. In some competitions a team’s sixth and seventh runner are scored in the overall field and are known as “pushers” or “displacers” as their place can count ahead of other runners, giving other teams more points.

Have a great week! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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