What a crowed, talented field at Portage. The varsity races each had more than 50 teams and each had 9 of the top 10 ranked teams present. It’s good experience for the kids to fight trough the swarms of runners. Here’s what to expect this week:
Monday we return to morning yoga. The kids should meet at school at 7:00AM once again. We have just three more sessions, as the season is now in the final 4 weeks.
Our only meet this week is the County Meet on Saturday at the Gainey. Although home meets are a lot of work, I’m sure you appreciate not having to drive an hour or more for us to compete. Several of you have signed up to help at this meet and I really appreciate it. If you still want to help, and we could always use more, please arrive at Gainey by 8:00AM, or whenever you can make it, and we will find a job for you. Our biggest needs are always water and the finish chute. We will be wearing chips, but the chip must be removed after finishing, and we need lots of people checking for that. All volunteers should report to the concession area around 8:00AM. Thanks!!
Here are race times:
Girls Varsity 10:30 ( 10 kids )
Boys Varsity 11:00 ( 10 )
Girls JV 11:30
Boys JV 12:10
There are also some middle school races before the high school, so plan accordingly. Also, the Ada Bible Church lot will not be available this week, but we will get some space at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. Team members should park at COS. They should arrive by 9:00AM.
There will be nice dry-fit, long sleeve County Meet t-shirts for sale as well. We sell them for $20 each. I will have them available this week at school if kids want to purchase them ahead of time. ( Last year we sold out. ) We have added some youth sizes this year too, as the middle school meet has increased in numbers.
Finally, just a couple reminders on foot locker. If you have signed up, please pay $80.00 ( check to Doug Jager ) Also don’t forget to sign up for the midwest regional at footlockercc.com
Thanks again for your support in so many ways! Please keep us in your prayers, Doug