Cross week of August 24

Parents: Here is information for this week in cross country: 1) All uniforms have been passed out. Your son or daughter should have taken one home this week. Each uniform has a number that is assigned to your child. They are responsible for it’s return at season’s end. Please be sure to follow label instructions when cleaning the uniform. In addition, we will have sweat tops passed out soon as well. For sweat bottoms, we would like the kids to all wear black sweat bottoms when the weather dictates. Please purchase these on your own. 2) For new team members, we also purchase a long sleeve moisture wicking shirt. We have ordered these and they will be here soon. Please send $10.00 for these. (returning runners already have these. Boys have columbia blue and girls black.)3) Monday is a late start day at high school. For that reason, we have an optional weight lifting session for the team at 7:15 AM. It will go about 1 hour, giving the kids ample time to shower and grab some breakfast. Hope to see a large group tomorrow.4) Our annual alumni race is Wednesday at the Gainey. The race is open to anyone who wishes to run. It’s a great time to run along side your eagles. Because this is at Gainey, we will have no bus transportation to this meet. Please have your child to the Gainey at 4:15. The race starts at 6:00. Following the race, at 6:45, we will have a brief parents meeting. Please meet near the concession/restroom area. The team will be cooling down while we talk. ( Please plan on the kids cooling down as a team after every meet.) 5) Saturday is our first official meet of the season. We travel to Benzie High School in northern Michigan. Following the meet, we will take the team to the beach in Frankfort for a fun afternoon at Lake Michigan. The kids will be able to walk into town for lunch or ice cream or any other snacks. Be sure to take a swim suit, towel, change of cloths, and money. Because we have a long drive, we need to leave at 5:45 AM. Here are the race times:Girls varsity – 10:10Boys varsity – 10:45Girls JV – 11:15Boys JV – 12:00If you happen to be interested, there is an open race at 8:00 AM. (register at Be sure to register at  Our password is eagles2015  All coach notes will be archived there. You can also access results there. For you cross country geeks, be sure to check out  This sights tracks teams and individuals all year and even has the ability to “race” hypothetical meets. (I spend way too much time here.)  I think that’s it for this week. I do so appreciate your support. Please pray daily for our team and coaches. Thanks! If you ever have any questions, I can be reached at 723-6345. See you Wednesday, Doug