Thank you once again parents and athletes for making the best of the situation this Saturday! We were so fortunate to get a beautiful weather day and great course to race on, and the boys did very well with the varsity and junior varsity both placing 7th overall (out of 42 teams in varsity and 27 teams in JV race!). This week we have an off weekend of racing as we prepare for October. It's going to be a nice mental and physical break from race day, and a great time to have a rest week, coming off of a great team day in Winneconne. We will still put in a great week of practice and keep progressing. Our next race will be Thursday, October 4th close by at Mccarty Park! Look closely at the week schedule below for details on practices/activities.
Lourdes Invitational Recap
Nice weather, adrenaline from no bus, and a fit cross country team combined to produce a great day for the team! 24 boys had personal or season best times, but we were more proud of how we competed. The varsity and jv both took 7th overall in the large meet. We are excited to see Hale continue to move up and not settle for average!
A big congratulations to Joshua Truchon for tying the all time sophomore school record of 16:14, and finishing 4th overall! Liam Kelley went sub 17 for the first time ever, taking 13th in 16:41. Brad Glisczinski, Ethan Fisher and Matthew Kees rounded out our scoring, with Ethan going under 18 minutes for the first time in his career! Brennan ran in his first varsity race, running to a personal best as well.
Cole Konczal led the JV squad, breaking the 19 minute barrier for the first time finishing 17th overall in 18:36. Joseph Hertel moves up to our 2nd man and is continuing to compete better. Nick Burgess and Frank Bevsek went under 20 minutes for the first time! Check out our home page for the results link for more detailed team results. It's awesome to see how much things are shuffling around and seeing new guys each week continue to break through, knowing there are no limits!
We are very excited for October, and look to keep embracing each day and just having a blast being a team. This has been such a wonderful team to work with in my first year as head coach, and I look forward to every day with them!
Here's the schedule for this week!
Monday, September 24th - Practice @ 3:20 p.m. (No School Today). Guys doing lakefront run will be longer practice because of drive back etc. We plan to get running right away today with all guys! Here are guys doing lakefront (some will start and go all the way, some will start closer and do 6-7 miles still finishing by the lake, we will drop off staggered start with vans).
Josh, Brad, Liam, Ethan F, Matt K, Brennan K,
Kenny P, Joseph H, Cole K, Cole O, Frank B
Joey, Nick B, Collin
The rest of the guys will have normal practice @ the school.
Tuesday - Friday - Normal Practices @ 3:20 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday - Enjoy the off weekend. Kids will run on own, varsity will likely meet up for run on Sunday. Details will be discussed with guys.