Sunday, October 24, 2021

JV State Info

 This will be the first year of a meet that is long overdue, the JV state championship meet.  The meet will be similar to state in that we will only be racing other schools in 5A.  The meet will be held at the Spanish Fork Sports Park on a very fast 5K course. 

Course Map

Tentative Race Schedule - it is possible that our races could get moved up a few minutes.  The bus will be scheduled to leave Hillcrest at 8:15. 

Updated schedule:

9:00 1A - 3A Girls

9:30 1A - 3A Boys

10:00 4A - 5A Girls

10:30 6A Girls

11:00 4A - 5A Boys

11:30 6A Boys

UHSAA 5A XC Championships Meet info

 The meet will be held at the Regional Athletic Complex in Rose Park on Wednesday October 27th. Admission will be charged for all spectators. Because of the time of the race, we will be excused from class all day.  It is possible we will be back for 4th period.

For those who will be unable to attend, or amused by them, I will be doing a live feed of the race on the team Instagram.  

Course Map and Parking Map


8:00 am bus leaves Hillcrest

10:00 am Girls 5A race

10:30 am Boys 5A race

Parking and admission:

Spectator parking will enter the first gate of the complex. 

Spectators will be charged for parking to enter the venue. Fans will not be able to enter the venue without parking the facility. Vehicles with two-or-less individuals inside the car will be charged $10; vehicles with three or-more individuals will be charged $20. RV’s and other oversize vehicles will be charged at $40, due to the use of multiple parking spots. Vehicles will be issued wristbands at the entrance gates for the corresponding numbers of individuals inside the vehicle. Parking passes can be purchased on the UHSAA GoFan online ticket portal at or purchased at the gate. A convenience credit card fee will be charged as part of the purchase. There will be no cash option for purchase. It is advised for everyone to pre-purchase parking passes to allow for faster parking and entrance into the facility. 

Results All meet results will be posted live to the Internet. As soon as a runner crosses a timing point, those results will be posted live to the results page. We expect the time interval to be less than 10 seconds between the runner crossing a timing point and the result being displaying on the results page. Timing points will be located at the 1-mile, 2-mile and the finish line marks. Results at each timing point will display both the individual positions & times and team positions & score. When results are posted live, at this point they are still unofficial. Once the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals of the top three finishers are displayed at the top of the Overall Full Results page, the results are considered official. Results can be found on the RunnerCard website. 

Rules Reminder 

Assistance to Competitors Coaches, please educate the members of your team, their parents and others that will come to support your student athletes that per rule 9-7-4 it is a disqualification for a competitor who receives any assistance from another person. The most common form of the violation of this rule is when a non-competitor runs along side a competitor during the race (pacing). This has been a problem in the past. It would be unfortunate to have to disqualify a runner for the actions of someone not in the race. Please help by informing those who will be there to support your team. Also, any runner who assists another runner will also be disqualified. 

Championship Season Week 5 (State & JV State)

 This week is what we have been working toward since Memorial Day.  Make sure you are getting enough sleep, that is really the only way to improve your times for this week's meets.

We won't have 2nd runs this week to make our legs fresher for the races this week.

Monday October 25 -  split practice Varsity - tempo JV - speed

Tuesday October 26  - captains practice 5:00 pre-state dinner for participants and coaches

Wednesday October 27 - State - bus leaves Hillcrest at 8 am everyone on the team can go

Thursday October 28 - 2:30 state debrief room A 433 then easy run for varsity JV tempo

Friday - October 29 easy run TBD

Saturday - JV bus will be leaving at 8:15

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Championship Season Week 4

With the state meet rapidly approaching, we need to keep or consistency of training going, but the most important thing we can do now is to make sure we are getting adequate amounts of sleep in addition to training, and hydration and fuel.

Monday October 18 - 6 am 30 minutes recovery pace + strength 3 pm Vine St extension (new variation)

Tuesday October 19 - 6 am 30 minutes recovery pace + core 3 pm TRAX

Wednesday October 20 - 6 am 30 minutes recovery pace + strength 3 pm Highland Run

Thursday October 21 - 6 am 30 minutes recovery pace + core 3 pm Tennis Courts

Friday October 22 - 6 am 30 minutes recovery pace 3 pm speed workout (possible split workout with JV)

Saturday October 23 - 9 am Progressive Run

Sunday, October 10, 2021

5A Divisionals Information

 The 5A state final qualifying meet will again be held at Lakeside Park in Orem. It will be a wet and cold day and the course will probably be a little chewed up and muddy by the time we race on it after the four 6A races earlier in the day.

The entire team is welcome to come on the bus and cheer on their teammates.

Sufficient layers or water proof clothing will be a good idea this day.  

We will not be able to get school lunch that day with our early departure, so everyone will need to bring their own food.  The timing of the meet makes that better for meal planning anyway.  

There will be 17 teams in our qualifying races, the top 12 teams will go to state.  The top 6 individuals from non-qualifying teams will also go to state.

10:25 get out of class

10:45 bus leaves for the race

12:30 Girls A race 

1:00 Girls B race

1:30 Boys A race 

2:00 Boys B race

Championship Season Week 3 (Divisionals)

 This is the most important week of the championship season with the state qualifying meet on Tuesday. 

Monday October 11 6 am 30 minute recovery pace + strength 2:30 pm meet in A 433 for the JV meet debrief and divisionals planning 3 pm easy run tennis courts

Tuesday October 12 6 am 15 minute shakeout run + race visualization (normal 30 minutes + core for those not racing) 10:25 am out of class 10:45 bus leaves for Lakeside Park 12:30 girls race 1:30 boys race

Wednesday October 13 6 am 30 minute recovery pace + strength 2:30 pm race debrief room A 433 3 pm easy run ghostrider

Fall Break runs could have the time or location changed due to weather

Thursday October 14 10 am Deer Creek Trail (travel run up Provo Canyon) This run has been changed to Dewey Bluth Park to run the gully. 

Friday October 15 10 am Pipeline Trail This run has been changed to Deer Creek Trail up Provo Canyon. We will meet at Hillcrest at 10 for anyone that needs the caravan to find their way.  We will meet at the trail head at about 11

Saturday October 16 10 am Jordan Rotary Park

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Wheeler Farm JV Race

 This meet was added to our schedule just a few weeks ago.  This meet will only have JV races, so it is a chance for some of our other kids to get top billing in a race. 

Out of class 10:45

Bus leaves 11:00

Girls race 12:00 

Boys race 12:45

There may be some post race festivities as well.

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Championship Season Week 2 (Wheeler Farm JV Race)

 This week will see several split practices with our varsity and JV squads on completely different schedules.

Monday 6 am 30 minutes recovery pace + weights 3 pm Varsity Blewey Duth run JV speed work fartlek ladder session

Tuesday 6 am 30 minutes recovery pace + core 3 pm Ghostrider

Wednesday 6 am 30 minutes recovery pace + weights 3 pm Varsity tennis courts JV tempo run

Thursday 6 am 30 minutes recovery pace + core 3 pm Varsity fartlek ladder session JV easy run TBD

Friday 6 am JV shakeout run + race visualization 10:45 out of class 11:00 bus leaves first race noon 

Saturday 7:30 am Dewey Bluth Park JV progressive run Varsity tempo run 9 am middle school district meet, be there to cheer on future Huskies