"Full sends only" started out as a funny motto at camp, but has really caught on to be one of our true team mottos for this season! It represents going all in on our efforts and pushing past our perceived limits. We have a great young team and together are motivating each other to perform at a high level. Hale is once again a force, and we will keep focusing on our values and consistent efforts to propel us to a great season.
The team competed very well to start the season! Because of different courses and conditions, times are of less importance in cross country, rather it's how you compete. With that being said, we still had some killer times as well! The reward is in the journey, and it was great to see us get off to a solid start for what is proving to be an exciting year for Hale Cross.
The standout performance came from Josh Truchon, who has put in consistent and positive work over the past year. We will see him up front a lot this year, and winning by 80 seconds to start the season is no easy feat. He looks to carry that momentum into a very memorable sophomore campaign for himself and the team. His peformance moved him to 7th all time on our sophomore list and we will watch him keep climbing that list. Liam Kelley had a close to 50 second pr to start the season and we expect some big breakthroughs in the coming weeks. Cole Konczal and Richard Eastham made some noise on the freshman side of things by getting top 10 finishes among all freshman to start off their careers! After this valuable first racing experience, the coaches believe these two, along with our other new runners, can really step up and even contribute to varsity roles as the season goes on. Senior Brad Glisczinski and Sophomore Matthew Kees also got medals for their performances. Both will be absolute beasts this year and are doing amazing work, watch out for these two! Congratulations to the 6 guys who received medals in the first meet, let's keep the train rolling. There is no limit for any kid on our team.
Thanks to all the parents and athletes that helped at concessions! Thanks to the parents that are helping at our home meet this Friday as well!
Week 3 Practice/Meet Schedule
Planned Workouts Document
Monday, August 27th - Practice @ 3:15 p.m. will meet in Room 108
Tuesday, August 28th - Practice @ 8:00 a.m. will meet by the commons
Wednesday, August 29th - No morning practice.
All athletes practice @ 3:15 p.m. PICTURE DAY TO START PRACTICE!! Meet by tennis courts area in uniforms. Forms will be handed out Monday for guys to bring in if they want to order pictures. They bring these to the photo people on the day of photos.
Thursday, August 30th - Practice @ 3:15. Pasta party to follow at Robert's house!! Address will be handed out at practice this week.
Friday, August 31st - Betz Invitational @ Greenfield Park! Click Here for Meet Info!
Saturday, September 1st - 9:00 a.m. practice, activity and breakfast.
Sunday, September 2nd - Varsity on own Long Run, off or easy run for others.
Monday, September 3rd - Labor Day practice @ 6:00 p.m. (Lockerroom not available so come dressed ready to run by the commons!)
Tuesday, September 4th - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Meet This Week: Menomonee Falls Coaches Classic @ Rotary Park
Click Here for the Meet Information
Schedule for the week:
Monday, August 20th - Come early for uniforms. Coach Mach will be there by 2:30 p.m. and you can meet in Coach Dewitt's room 108 for distribution. Practice begins at 3:15 p.m. sharp, uniform distribution will stop at 3:05 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21st - Morning practice for everyone at 8:00 a.m. We will do a workout this morning. I will need the following boys to complete concussion testing with Alissa after morning practice at 11:00 a.m. as well.
There will be an optional frosh and required returners afternoon run/strength session at 3:15 p.m. as well.
Wednesday, August 22nd - Practice @ 3:15 p.m. PASTA PARTY TO FOLLOW PRACTICE IN CAFETERIA! All Parents are welcome to get dessert after the pasta party at around 6:00 p.m. and come meet each other and learn some names of the boys to cheer on this season! Thanks Sherry Fisher for this idea and helping get it going!
Thursday, August 23rd - Menomonee Falls Invitational. Bus @ 1:45 p.m. See the schedule for races and info. Going to be a great start to the season and careers for many! Boys must take the bus to the meet and on the way back after the meet.
Friday, August 24th - Practice @ 3:15 p.m. FOOTBALL CONCESSIONS @ 6:00-10:00 p.m. We will need about 8-10 boys and we have Kim Kelley, Stacey Bergeman and John Truchon helping out with concessions. Let me know if there are any changes, and thank you!
Saturday, August 25th - Practice @ 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 26th - Off or group LR for some.
The team store is open through Monday for those that didn't do the summer order. The summer orders should arrive soon,
Click here to go to the store
Use code: cvd4MkagTC
Parent Fan Shirts Due Wednesday
Order a fan shirt with your son's name on the back to wear at meets!! Return this form to Coach Mach by practice on Wednesday. Any checks can be payable to Dan Machmueller or Nathan Hale Cross Country.
Parent Fan Shirt Order
The best day of the year is here! The first day of cross country and what I call the unofficial start of fall. I want to thank the 15 boys that came to our State Fair Parking Fundraiser. We have a great group of kids that are coming together as a team. It will be fun to watch them challenge each other to be better, and support each other through the ups and downs. Check out the week one notes below.
Team gear orders should arrive in the next week or two. They will all be delivered to the school and I will hand out everything.
Practice Schedule Week 1
Use our Google document on the home page for any updates. The home page will have daily schedules and notes as well.
Monday - Come between 2:30 and 3:00 to get a lock and locker! Come to the commons. Practice @ 3:15. Expect the first few days to go a bit longer as we introduce workouts and go over our sport.
Tuesday - Practice @ 8:00 a.m. meet in Room 108 Coach Dewitt's room.
Wednesday - Practice @ 3:15 p.m. (Work out different time for forms and fees if this is your time slot.)
Thursday - Parent meeting tonight! 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
TWO practices today. First @ 8:00 a.m. and the second at 3:15 p.m.
Friday - Bus leaves at 9:00 a.m. for Beach day. Cost of the trip is $5 and this is a required practice day. We will return around 1:00 p.m. and information will be given out to team.
Saturday - Practice @ 9:00 a.m. from the Hale Commons.
Parent Fan Shirts
Order a fan shirt with your son's name on the back to wear at meets!! Return this form to Coach Mach by next week.
Parent Fan Shirt Order
Fox Brook Park Practice - Friday 8:45 a.m. bus
Our boys and girls teams will be going to Fox Brook Park for run and cookout on Friday. We are asking each athlete to provide $5 to cover the costs of travel and food, We will return to Hale at approximately 1:00 p.m.
Team store re-opened! (If you did first order, I should receive those items this week or next)
Click here to go to the store
Use code: cvd4MkagTC
Parent Meeting Thursday, August 16th @ 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Hale Cafeteria!
Come find out more about the sport and how you can help support the team.