Cross week of Oct 10

Parents: The teams ran into very tough competition yesterday at Portage. The boys finished 2nd with the top 6 rated teams in the state present. The girls finished 5th with 9 of the top 10 ranked teams running. We now have less than 4 weeks until the State Final, so we will attempt to get faster and catch some teams ahead of us.  Here are details for this week in cross: 1) Because many kids were up late for homecoming festivities, I am going to cancel weights Monday morning to allow kids to sleep in a little longer. We will try to fit them into our normal practice time this week.  2) My company caters a dinner for special needs adults every fall. We hire about 20-25 of our team for about 2 hours of work. I pay them $20.00 cash at the end of the night. This dinner is Friday, October 28 at Ottawa Hills High School. It goes from 6:00 -7:45. It’s a fun night and easy money for the kids. I have a sign up sheet a practice if your child is interested.  3) I realize school will have a break from classes next week Thursday and Friday. We will still have practices on those days, as well as Saturday, but I am not sure when yet. After polling the team, we will select a time.  4) The County Meet is this Saturday. We are the host and I still need a lot of volunteer help. We need finish chute helpers, water station help, shirt sellers, and course marshals. If you can help, please email back. If you already signed up, please arrive by 8:30. Thanks!!There will be long sleeve dry-fit shirts for sale at the meet for $20.00. However, because we are the host, I can offer them to any on our team for $15.00 until Friday. The price goes to $20.00 on Saturday at the meet. Here are  race times for the meet including middle school: 9:00 – 5th and 6th grade mile9:20 – 7th and 8th boys 2 mile9:40 – 7th and 8th girls 2 mile10:10 – boys varsity ( 10 runners)10:40 – girls varsity ( 10 runners)11:10 – boys JV11:50 – girls JV12:25 – Awards There will be NO transportation for this meet. Kids need to arrive by 8:30. Please park in COS. Parking fee of $5.00 per person or a max of $10.00 per car. Please car pool as parking will be tight. Thanks again for your continued prayer support. We love it, Doug