Kamiakin High School Distance Runners: My Site News

Thursday, October 10
2013 Sunfair Wrap-Up (Click Here for More)



Monday, September 30
2013 Bob Firman, Walla Walla MCC, and Nike Pre-Nationals Summary and Look Ahead to Sunfair (Click here for more)



Wednesday, September 18
2013 District 5/8 Regionals - Location Confirmed!
We just received word today that Regionals will be back on the Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane on Saturday, November 2nd.  More details to follow ...

Wednesday, September 18
2013 Sundodger Recap and Bob Firman Look-Ahead (Click Here for More)



Tuesday, September 10
2013 Tracy Walters Recap and Sundodger Preview (Click here for more)



Friday, August 16
Fall 2013 Parents Meeting at KaHS on 8/26 at 6pm



The fall KaHS XC Parents Meeting will be on Monday 8/26 at 6pm at KaHS (the day before school starts).  We will be in either the lower Wrestling Gym or the Upper Gym. 

This is also the first official day of practice; we are planning on holding two practice sessions that day, one at 7:30am at DHMS (same as all summer), and then one immediately following the Parents Meeting on Monday evening. 

Note that it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that our runners attend at least one practice session every day from 8/26 until our first meet if you want to be eligible to run in a KaHS uniform.  Please try to plan your activities accordingly.  We will be holding a Saturday practice on 8/31 to help ensure that we have enough practices that count towards eligibility.

Runners must also have ALL of your paperwork turned into either Coach Suss or Coach Rexus before Monday 8/26 to be able to count the practice towards your eligibility.  This includes a current physical/doctor's clearance (completed within the last two years).  If you don't have a paperwork packet, please get one from Coach Suss or Coach Rexus ASAP.  You should also be able to download the forms you need from the following website address (note: be sure to open ALL of the folders and subfolders to get all of the forms that you need):

http://www.ksd.org/departments/secondaryeducation/Athletic%20Clearance%20Packet%20Complete%20for%20Current%20Sea/Forms/AllItems.aspx

See you all at Monday night's meeting and practice. 



Thursday, July 11
2013 Fall Cross Country Meets are Now Up on Athletic.net



Our fall XC racing schedule (as it currently stands) has been entered into athletic.net.  You can see the schedule by clicking on the "Meet Schedule" item in the left navigation panel, or going to the following web address: http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/School.aspx?SchoolID=544#S=2013

Note that only the men will be running the Bob Firman Invite on 9/21.  Only the women will be running the Nike Pre-Nationals Meet on 9/28.  We may limit the number of runners who participate in the Tracy Walters Invitational, and have any runners who do not go to Spokane run an alternate meet instead.



Tuesday, July 9
Night Practice for Tuesday 7/9 Moved to 8PM
We are going to try and beat the heat today by moving practice back to 8pm. See you then!

Friday, July 5
Saturday Long Run for 7/6



We will be meeting at DHMS at 8:45 on Saturday morning.  Our plan is to drive out to Jumpoff Joe from there.  The run is about 3.8 miles from where we start to where we finish near the top (so about 7.5 miles round trip), but there are opportunities to run less (or more).  See you at DHMS tomorrow!

Friday, June 21
Saturday AM Run for 6/22



Meet at the Chamna Preserve parking lot in Richland at 9am.  The parking lot is located under the I-182 Yakima River bridge; get there by taking Aaron Road to Jadwin Avenue, take the Jadwin Avenue bridge over I-182, turn right onto Carrier Road at the "T" intersection, and drive downhill to the Yakima River.  Runs of any distance up to 8 miles.  See you there!

Thursday, June 13
Saturday Long Run for June 15th
Saturday long run for 6/15 - Meet at the Edison Boat Launch in Columbia Park (where Edison Street meets the water, down the hill from KaHS) at 9am. We will do an out-and-back run along the River, so you can run any distance you want. Come join us if you can!

Tuesday, June 11
Details About Flathead Camp Trip (Click Here for More)



LEAVING ...

Monday, June 3
2013 Summer Workout Schedule
The schedule for our summer workouts can be found by clicking on the 2013 Summer Workout Schedule link in the left hand navigation bar on this page.  Watch this space for any additions or changes.

Wednesday, May 29
Summer Cross Country Kickoff Meeting - Monday 6/3 at 7pm at DHMS



Attention all Braves Cross Country Runners: We will have our summer kickoff meeting for both the boys and girls teams from 7pm - 8pm on Monday June 3rd at the Desert Hills Middle School lunch room. We will talk about the summer practice schedule, paperwork needed for summer and fall, arrangements for Flathead camp, and all kinds of other stuff that needs discussing, 'cause the exciting 2013 season will be upon us sooner than you think! All returning runners, as well as new runners (both upperclassmen and incoming freshmen) are invited. Don't just assume that your friends will show up - drag them to the meeting!

Thursday, February 21
Spring Cross Country Meeting - February 27th at 6pm at Desert Hills Middle School
The annual spring KaHS XC meeting will be on Wednesday Feb 27 at 6:00pm in Desert Hills Cafeteria.
Please attend to receive important info about the summer and fall season.
Items discussed will be:
the prior season
the upcoming season/goals
financial status/purchases
fundraising
summer schedule
summer camps


Sunday, November 4
2012 Season Climax - Recap of Eastern Washington 3A Regionals and State Championship (Click Here for More)





Sunday, October 21
2012 District 5 3A Championship Recap and Look Ahead to District 5/8 Regionals (Click here for more)





Saturday, October 13
MCC League Meet #2 Recap and Look-Ahead to the District 5 Championships (Click Here for More)



Monday, October 8
2012 Richland Invite Recap and MCC Meet #2 Look-Ahead (Click Here for More)



Saturday, September 29
Recap for Week Ending 9/29/2012 - We Are Half-Way There! (Click Here for More)



Sunday, September 16
2012 Sundodger Wrap-Up - Perfect Day for Racing in Seattle (Click Here for More)



Sunday, September 9
Highlander, Tracy Walters Recap and Sundodger Preview (Click Here for More)





Monday, September 3
2012 Hanford Jamboree Recap, Spokane Preview --- and links to pictures!



Saturday, September 1
Preseason Coaches Poll: KaHS Men 3rd, Women 2nd in 3A Standings

The Preseason Coaches Poll that was mentioned at the Parent Meeting last Monday still isnt up on the usual ...

Friday, August 31
UPDATE - - - Practice Location for Monday 9/3/2012
Meet at 6:30pm at Carmichael Middle School in Richland, NOT the Edison Street boat launch.  See you there!

Monday, August 27
Saturday Run for 9/1, and Monday Run for 9/3

Practice on Saturday September 1st will be at 7:30am at the Gerboth's - 144 Rachel Road in Kennewick.  If you need directions, go to the "Locations" page and you will find a map item there.  Immediately after practice, breakfast will be at the McCormicks (address and directions to follow), and then volunteers from both teams will be working the Titanium Man Triathalon, helping at the bike-to-run transition at RF McDougalls.

Practice on Monday September 3rd will be at 6:30pm.  Meet at the Edison Boat Launch (where Edison Street comes down the Columbia River) in Columbia Park.



Monday, August 27
All 2012 XC Season Meets and Locations Now Posted
The 2012 Fall Meet Schedule can be viewed by clicking on the "Meet Schedule" item in the left navigation pane. If you click on the "Locations" item in the left navigation pane, you will find driving directions and/or maps to all meet locations.  You can also be able to view our meet schedule (and results) at our team's Athletic.net site: www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/School.aspx?SchoolID=544

Sunday, August 26
IMPORTANT INFO FOR MONDAY AUGUST 27!!


7:00am - Morning Practice session.  If you come to this one, plan on coming later in the day for pictures

3:00pm XC Team and Individual Pictures at KaHS  - - - BE EARLY to pick up uniforms for pictures.  Yes, we will be running afterwards as well.
 6:00pm Parent Information Meeting in lower gym at Kamiakin
 7:00pm Spike Night at Runner's Soul on Clearwater (Discounted prices for team members on most items)



Sunday, August 19
It's Official --- Practice for 2012 Season Begins Monday 8/20!!!

Our first official practice day is Monday 8/20. Here is the schedule we will be following from 8/20 to 8/25.

7:00 - 8:15 AM, Monday thru Friday.  Meet at Desert Hills Middle School by the readerboard

3:00 - 4:15 AM, Monday thru Friday.  Meet at Kamiakin High School at the track

7:15 - 8:30 PM, Monday and Tuesday ONLY.  Meet at Kamiakin High School at the track

8:00 - 9:30 AM Saturday 8/25.  Meet at Kamiakin High School

You must attend at least one practice each day, including the Saturday practice, to be able to run in the high school race at our first meet, the Hanford Jamboree on Friday 8/31 at the Leslie Groves Park boat launch.  You cannot skip a day and "make it up" by attending two practices on another day.  You do not have to attend all three practice sessions each day, but if you have been running all summer you should try to attend two.

If you do not attend one practice each day, you won't be able to run in the high school meet on Friday 8/31, but you will still be able to run the course in the community fun run that immediately follows the high school races.  Parents and siblings are welcome to run in the community race.  Entry fee is $1 per person, collected in cash at the starting line.



Friday, August 3
Saturday Long Run for 8/4
Meet at KaHS at 8:00 am.  See you there!!!

Friday, July 27
Saturday Long Run for 7/28/2012
Meet at DHMS at 8am.  We will go 6-10 miles around Thompson Hill (longer run will extend down Union past the Library).  Should have a pickup available at about 4 miles for those that need to run shorter.  See you there!

Thursday, July 19
Long Run Plans for Saturday July 21st
Meet at KaHS at 8am.  Will probably run up to 9 miles.

Friday, July 13
Plans for Saturday July 14th Long Run
Meet at the boat launch near the Blue Bridge in Columbia Park at 8am.  Run will be point-to-point northwards along the river.  Distances up to 10 miles available.  See you there!

Wednesday, July 4
2012 Fall Meet Schedule Now Posted

The 2012 Fall Meet Schedule can be viewed by clicking on the "Meet Schedule" item in the left navigation pane.  More details will be added (including missing times and locations) as they become available.  You will also be able to view our meet schedule (and results) at our team's Athletic.net site (not all meets are posted yet): www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/School.aspx?SchoolID=544



Wednesday, July 4
Saturday Long Run for 7/7 - UPDATE!
We will run at 8am instead of 9am to beat the heat.  Meet at the Gerboths (144 Rachel Road).  ANYONE CAN RUN THIS RUN.  Options available from 2 Miles to 10 Miles.  Breakfast served after the run!

Friday, June 29
Saturday Long Runs - 6/30 and 7/7

For the Saturday long run on June 30th, we will meet at KaHS at 9am.  If the weather holds, the run will be a point-to-point of up to 8 miles, with an option to run shorter (5 miles).

For the Saturday long run on July 7th, we will meet at the Gerboth's (144 Rachel Road) and run from there. The plan is to meet at 9am, subject to change to an earlier time if the weather starts heating up more than currently predicted. EVERYONE CAN RUN THIS RUN.  We will have out-and-back options from 2 miles to 10 miles.



Friday, June 22
Saturday Long Run - 6/23/2012 - Meet at KaHS at 9am
We will meet at Kamiakin HS at 9am on Saturday 6/23 for a run of up to 6-8 miles.  See you there!

Tuesday, June 12
2012 Summer Practice Schedule - Evening & Saturday Workouts Begin June 18th (Click Here for More)

In addition to the morning sessions, we will begin meeting on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at Desert ...

Saturday, June 2
2012 XC Summer Practice Paperwork - Yes, You Have Forms to Fill In! (Click Here for More)

If you are practicing with us this summer, you need to get your paperwork completed and turned in.  This ...

Saturday, June 2
2012 Summer Practice Schedule - Morning Practices Begin Monday 6/11 (Click here for More)

Morning Summer Practices for the 2012 XC season will begin on Monday 6/11.  There will be two sessions ...

Monday, May 21
Summer Organization Meeting - 6:30 pm Tuesday May 22nd at Desert Hills

There will be a meeting at the DHMS lunch room at 6:30pm to discuss the following:

1. Summer Camps – Travel – Heather Oren

2. New XC Clothing Flyer/Pre Order- Heather and Coach Rexus/Dave Kraal

3. Cash Fund Raiser- Ron Snyder-Dave Kraal -Gary Paulson

4. Summer practices – Coach Rexus

5. Parent/Athlete Contact Info – Heather (multiple parents and athletes need added/updated)

See you there ... and if you can't attend, watch this space for more information about our summer program!



Tuesday, April 17
2012 Summer Camp Update for Both Men/Women Teams

Here is the outcome from tonight's meeting for those of you who were not able to attend ...

KaHS runners who are interested in attending one of the two camps that we typically attend should sign up ASAP. Registration materials are available at the following websites:

Flathead (Bigfork, MT): http://www.fldrc.com/
Tollgate (Tollgate, OR): http://www.tollgaterun.com/

There are three sessions at Flathead, and two sessions at Tollgate; the second session of Tollgate is the "intense" camp, and is only recommended for the serious, experienced Varsity runner who can compete at the state/collegiate level.

Mary McCormick will be attending the 1st Session at Flathead, and Mark Gerboth will be attending the 2nd Session, as the "parents in charge"
Mark Gerboth will also attend the "regular" Tollgate Camp.

As previously advertised, the ladies are tryinig to attend Tollgate as their "team" camp, and about a half-dozen have also signed up for the second Flathead session - in case you want to run with teammates.

Once you have signed up your runner, please contact Heather Orren, secretary for the KaHS Distance Boosters, and let her know which camp your runner will be attending, whether you will be willing to drive, and how many kids you can take. Heather will pull together a list of who is going where so we can start sorting out rides. Heather's email address is: heatherorren@gmail.com Edit this addressRemove this address
 

Note that if you are volunteering for the trip to Bigfork, its a long drive, and you may want to plan on staying in Kalispell or Whitefish and taking in the sites (Glacier Park is not far away). Bigfork also runs a summer theater company that is quite good; it looks like there are some good musicals playing, and you can check out the schedule at http://bigforksummerplayhouse.com/

If you have any questions about the camps, please feel free to contact me either by email or call my cell phone: 509.942.8592.


Tuesday, April 17
Run Kano 5km/1 mi Fun Run and Senior Party Fund Raiser - May 12th at 8:30AM
Mary McCormick is organizing a 5km / 1 mile fun run on Saturday 5/12 as a fundraiser for the KaHS Senior Party. The Senior Party is entirely parent supported, and is an after-graduation event designed to give graduating seniors a fun, safe place to celebrate way into the wee hours of the night. The event will be held at the Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards at 16304 N. Dallas Road. You can register at 7:30am on the day of the race, but if you want a shirt and all the trimmings, you need to sign up early. Contact Mary for a signup packet at: runkanorun2012@yahoo.com

Thursday, February 23
Summer 2012 XC Camp for the Girls
The KaHS Girls XC team has decided to attend the Tollgate Running Camp this summer from June 25-28.  All team members (this includes girls who will be freshman in the fall of 2012) are encouraged to attend, but it is not mandatory.  If cost is an issue, please talk to Coach Suss or Gerboth.  If you can't attend Tollgate, but still want to attend a camp, some girls will be attending Session 2 at Flathead Lake Camp in Montana from June 16-19.  Since numbers are limited at both of these camps, you are encouraged to sign up ASAP.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the camp websites at www.tollgaterun.com (Tollgate) or www.fldrc.com (Flathead).

Tuesday, February 21
Girls 2012 XC Organization Meeting - Thursday 2/23 at 6:30PM

All girls interested in running Cross Country next year (Fall 2012) and their parents are invited to attend a brief meeting on Thursday 2/23/2012 in the Desert Hills Middle School commons at 6:30pm.  Among other items, we will discuss plans for summer camps in June 2012.  See you there!



Friday, November 4
Girls XC Awards Banquet - RESCHEDULING
Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the girl's awards dinner will not be Tuesday 11/8.  Stay tuned for more details about a new date and time ....

2011 Men (Photo by DigiSnyder)
2011 KaHS Men - 3rd Place (Photo by DigiSnyder)
Sunday, November 6
Braves End 2011 Cross Country Season with Two Team Trophies

Saturday’s Washington State Cross Country Championships were a day of dramatic firsts for Kamiakin – as well as lasts.

Saturday saw the Braves bring home their first men’s team trophy in Coach Rexus’ twenty-four years of coaching the team, behind a phenomenal come-from-behind first place, course record finish (14:58.4) by senior Anthony Armstrong in his final race in a Kamiakin cross country uniform.  Not to be outdone, the Kamiakin women said goodbye to one of the greatest Braves of all time, senior Stephanie Rexus, who clocked a personal best of 18:15 for 5km on the tough state course to help spur the Lady Braves on to a fourth place team finish, and the first back-to-back podium finishes in the program’s history.

Overall, it was a great day to be a Brave, with Kamiakin’s 3rd place men’s finish and the women’s 4th place trophy making them one of the few schools to place both of their teams on the podium.

Although both teams had hoped to finish higher on the stand, nobody can say that they didn’t give it their all – especially the Braves who posted personal best times for the day. This included not only Rexus but freshman Natalie Cory (20:03.8) for the women, and brothers Garret Kraal (16:17.7) and Taylor Kraal (16:07.6) for the men.  Junior Michelle Fletcher contributed a season’s best performance (18:54.4).

A good end to a great season, as we say goodbye to the following seniors: Anthony Armstrong, Taylor Kraal, Jonathan Meng, Kevin Paulson, Kyle Paulson, Austin Richards, Phil Snyder, Chad Vickery, Sydney Blaser, Erica Colvin, and Stephanie Rexus.  Good luck to you all – and please don’t snicker too loudly as you pass us old folks on the local citizen’s race circuit!



2011 Women (photo by DigiSnyder)
2011 KaHS Women - 4th Place (Photo by DigiSnyder)

Tuesday, November 1
Kamiakin Women Win 2011 CBBN/GSL Regional Title



The Kamiakin women threw down an impressive performance at the region meet in Spokane, winning the Region title for the first time in eight years with a decisive 31-63 showing over defending regional champions and state runners-up Shadle Park.  In a race that perfectly executed the team's strategy, the women placed all five of their scoring runners in the top 15 finishers, led by a 3rd place finish by senior Stephanie Rexus and a personal best performance (20:21 for 5km) by freshman Natalie Cory.

The Kamiakin men placed all five of their scoring runners in the top 20 and finished second, only only two points behind defending state and regional champions North Central of Spokane.

 On the women's side, Kamiakin will advance to the state finals along with Shadle Park and Mt Spokane.  For the men, North Central, Kamiakin, and Mt Spokane will advance.  The CBBN and GSL schools and any individual runners who finished in the top 15 at the Regional meet will compete in a field of 16 schools from around the state at the Sun Willows Golf Course on Saturday, November 5th.  All meet details, including a listing of all team and individual qualifiers, race schedules, and a course map can be found at www.jcrawford.net

See you at State!!!  



2011 KaHS Women - Regional XC Champions

Sunday, October 23
KaHS XC Ends 2011 District Season on a High Note

The final three weeks of the regular season were a crescendo to a high note for the Braves. 

In the final four races of the season, 59 of the 63 men and women on the roster posted either seaon's best or personal best times, with 52 of these being personal bests. 

In their final appearance of the season, the JV Men dominated the District Championships.  In addition to a first place finish by Phil Snyder, the KaHS men went on to take not only the top 13 finishing spots, but 16 out of the top 20 slots, with all 16 finishing under 18:00 on the 3 mile course.  This performance was not only good for top honors for the JV, but also would have earned the KaHS JV a second place finish in the Men's Varsity race.

The JV Women were also clearly the class of the field at the District Championships, placing nine runners in the top 20 finishers, behind JV champion Jori Perrins.

The Varsity men cruised to District Championship victory with a perfect score of 15.  The Varsity women also won their District title, with a score of 26.

The team is looking forward to carrying this same intensity on to the Regional meet in Spokane on October 29th, where the Men will face off against Eastern Washington rivals North Central in what promises to be a very close match for the Regional championship. The Women will go up against reigning State 3A runners-up Shadle Park, and a resurgent Mt Spokane team for the Region crown.



Tuesday, September 20
Update - Tomorrow's JV Friendly Meet at Hanford Home Course
Sorry, this JV-focused meet was a late addition to our schedule, and crept up on me while I was busy with a few other things.  The races will be at 5:00pm for the girls, and 5:45 pm for the guys.  Those who are racing are encouraged to find their own rides directly to Leslie Groves Park - Girls to be there by 3:45pm, guys can get there a little bit later.  Those who are not racing will be meeting at KaHS at 3pm (normal time) and driving over to Leslie Groves to run a workout along the river.

Tuesday, September 20
Recap for Week Ending 9/17 - Another Great Week for KaHS XC! (Click Here for More)

The Kamiakin Braves, their uniforms "blazing like torches," burned up two more courses this week.

In ...

Tuesday, September 13
Locations for this Week's Meets
Click on the highlighted "location" for each meet listed under "Upcoming Meets" at the bottom of the home page; this will open a link to Yahoo maps that will show you the locations.  NOTE TO "EXPERIENCED" XC PARENTS: The meet against Eastmont is at Eastmont High School, not the Walla Walla Point course that you are used to going to when we make the drive to Wenatchee.  We are saving that course for the District meet and JV Championships.

Saturday, September 10
Tracy Walters Meet Recap: Strong Showing for Early Season Power Meet! (Click Here for More)



Both the Kamiakin Men and Women made a strong showing against some of the top teams in the Pacific Northwest ...

Friday, September 9
Anthony Armstrong Featured in Milesplit "Who to Watch in Washington"
Check out all of the featured runners, along with Anthony's interview, at http://www.milesplit.com/articles/71620-who-to-watch-in-washington

Wednesday, September 7
Tracy Walters Meet Reminders - CORRECTION - $10 for Gas
We will leave from KaHS to drive to Spokane after school (about 3pm), so be sure to bring all of the gear that you will need for an overnight stay and the race with you to school on Friday (or arrange to have someone bring it to you at the school no later than 3pm).  Suggested budget: Bring $10 to give to your driver for gas; bring $15 for dinner at Golden Corrall, and bring $5-$10 for lunch on Saturday.

Wednesday, September 7
Thursday 9/8 - Practice at 6pm again - meet at Edison Boat Launch in Columbia Park
Great speed work for everyone today! Thursday's practice will be at 6pm again; we will be meeting at the Edison Street boat launch in Columbia Park (at the foot of the hill down the street from KaHS). Coach Rexus and Coach Suss hope this is the last time we will need to move practice to later in the day to beat the heat - its supposed to cool off next week. If you can't make it at 6pm, let us know.

Tuesday, September 6
2011 Tracy Walters Invitational Preview (Click here for more)

Tuesday, September 6
Hanford Jamboree Results Posted to Athletic.net
I've posted our results to the Kamiakin page on Athletic.net.  It was a fast meet, showing just how well a summer of hard work is paying off.  For the men, 24 of the 28 returning Sophmores, Juniors, and Seniors ran personal bests, with 7 of the 8 returning women also running personal bests.  The races also showed off a strong Freshman class, with 7 new men and 7 new women running the course.  A good start to what should be a great season!

Friday, September 2
Saturday 9/3 7:30am Practice Location - Claybell Park

Saturday's practice will be at Claybell Park in the Meadow Springs area of Richland.  Click on the highlighted link in the list of upcoming events at the bottom of the page to see a Yahoo! Maps location for the park; you can also find the address if you go to the "Locations" page of this website.  If you click on the big compass on the Locations page, you will also open a link to Yahoo! Maps where you can get directions.



Friday, September 2
KaHS Men #4, Women #5 in Preseason NXN NW Region Rankings (Click Here for More)

The Preseason Rankings for the Nike XC National (NXN) Northwest Region as published on Dyestat.com are listed ...

Friday, September 2
2011 Labor Day Weekend Workout Schedule
Saturday's practice will be at 7:30am; location will be announced at today's Jamboree meet and posted on Facebook and this website as soon as we pick the location.  Monday's practice will be at 6:30pm at Carmichael Middle School in Richland - gotta love those hills!

Tuesday, August 30
Forms for Volunteer Drivers are Posted (Click Here for More)

I have posted the two forms that must be filled out and completed if you are volunteering to drive our athletes ...

Tuesday, August 30
Kamiakin Men Crack Powerade Fab50; Armstrong Ranked #6 in Nation in Preseason Polls (Click Here for More)

The Kamiakin men were ranked #28 in the Nation in the Powerade Fab50 Preseason Poll.  Other men's ...

Monday, August 29
Preseason Coach's Poll - Kamiakin Men and Women Ranked #3

The first coach's poll of the 2011 XC season is out, and it has both the men's and women's teams ranked #3 in Washington 3A.  Check out the poll at www.sunfairrun.com



Monday, August 29
The Last Last Minute Change of the Summer
Practice on Monday 8/29 will be at 7am at DHMS, and immediately after pictures at 3pm at Kamiakin HS.  We will not practice during the Parent's meeting at 6pm.  Come to pictures prepared to run.

Sunday, August 28
Final Meet Schedule Has Been Posted
You can see the meets if you page through the "Calendar" section of the website, or go to the "Meet Schedule" link.  I have dates and locations - still working on times ...

Friday, August 26
Team Pictures - Monday 8/29 at KaHS at 3pm
Team pictures will be taken for the yearbook and other uses at 3pm on Monday 8/29 at Kamiakin High School.  Please be there EARLY, as Coach Rexus and Coach Suss will be passing out uniforms for the pictures.

Thursday, August 25
One More Last Minute Schedule Change for Tonight - Thurs 8/25
Due to forecasted high temperatures, Coach Rexus and Coach Suss are moving this afternoon's practice to 7pm instead of 3pm.  Plan on meeting at Desert Hills at 7pm tonight!

Wednesday, August 24
Practice Schedule Updates - Last Daze of Summer!
There will be no afternoon practice on Friday 8/26, so be sure to come to the morning session.  Practice on Saturday will be at 7:30am at the Gerboths (144 Rachel Road in Kennewick).  Practice on Monday 8/29 will be at 7am at DHMS; we are also planning on running at 6pm from KaHS during the parents meeting.  See you there!

Wednesday, August 24
2011 XC Parent's Meeting - Monday 8/29 at 6pm at KaHS
Coach Rexus and Coach Suss want to have a parent meeting on Monday 8/29 at 6pm at KaHS.  Immediately following the meeting, Runner's Soul will be sponsoring an after-hours "Spike Night" at their store for our team; special discounts for us on spikes for those that need them.

Monday, August 15
Evening Workout for Monday 8/15 Moved to Kamiakin
The evening Captain-led coditioning session will be at 7:30pm tonight at Kamiakin High School.  Plan on dropping off your forms and paying your fees at the Sports Signup Night, and then going for a run.

Thursday, August 11
First Official Practice Day of the 2011 Season is August 22nd

We will have practice on Monday 8/22 at 7am, and again at 7pm, at Desert Hills Middle School.  Practices on Tuesday 8/23 through Friday 8/26 will be at 7am and again at 3pm at Desert Hills Middle School.  We will have practice on Saturday 8/27 - time and place to be announced.  It is very important that you attend at least one practice session each day if you plan on running in our first meets.



Tuesday, August 9
Evening Conditioning Schedule Time - Effective Thursday 8/11

We are moving up the evening session start time to 7:30pm beginning this Thursday; be there by 7:15pm so we can leave promptly at 7:30pm.  Its starting to get dark earlier - must mean the fall season is right around the corner!



Tuesday, August 9
Don't Forget - KaHS Fall Sports Registration Night (Click Here for More)

Fall Sports Registration Night will be from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, August 15th in the KaHS Cafeteria.  ...

Tuesday, August 9
Kamiakin Cross Country Meet Schedule - Pre-Season Version (click here for more)

Here are the meets that we are planning on running in so far ...

 



Tuesday, August 9
Kamiakin Boys Ranked 8th in the Nation in Pre-Season Poll

Catch the whole listing at:http://www.runnerspace.com/new?s.php?news_id=20089-8-2-11-Pre?-Season-XC-Super-25-High-Schoo?l-Team-Cross-Co

Also, check out the article in the Tri-City Herald at:  http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/08/07/1595716/kamiakin-boys-cross-country-ranked.html



Friday, July 29
Long Run Plans for Saturday 7/30
Meet at DHMS at 7:45am; we will depart NO LATER THAN 8am!!! We are going to try a point-to-point run, with pickups available at various distances. A few adults willing to help do the pickups would be great.

Thursday, July 28
August 2011 Summer Conditioning Schedule
Thursday 7/28 - Tonight is the last "coach-led" evening conditioning session of the summer. Starting next week - Captain-led conditioning at the same times and places until the "official" fall practices begin on 8/22.  Click on the "2011 Summer Workout Schedule" link for details.  And of course, there will be a Saturday long run on 7/30.  More on that to follow this evening.

Friday, July 22
7/23 Saturday Long Run Plans

Plan for Saturday 7/23.  Your choice: 1) Run Shoreline 10km race at Howard Amon Park at 7:30am.  Cost is $10, and race day registration starts at 6am(!!!).  If you are under 18, a parent has to sign off on your registration form.  Registration will be be at the North end of Howard Amon, near the boat launch.  2) Run 6-8 miles on your own.



Friday, July 8
Saturday Long Run for 7/9 - Meet at Gerboth's at 7:45am
We will be running from the Gerboth's House (144 Rachel Road - see the "Locations" tab) this Saturday.  Park in the loooonnnngggg driveway.  Starting gun goes off promptly 8am, so be there early.

Friday, July 1
7/2 Saturday Long Run - Meet at Columbia Point Marina in Richland at 10:30AM
We will be running on Saturday 7/2 at 10:30am.  Meet at Columbia Pt Marina near Anthony's Restaurant (go to the end of the road to the path that goes under the I-182 bridge to Pasco).  Anyone can join us - we can tailor the distance to suit.  No evening run on Monday 7/4 - enjoy the fireworks, but be safe!!!

Saturday, June 25
Monday 6/27 - Night Run is an Ice Cream Run!
Meet at DHMS.  The plan is to run the powerlines behind the Albertsons at Gage and Leslie (4 miles), and then hit the Dairy Queen afterwards.

Friday, June 24
6/25 Saturday Long Run - Meet at DHMS at 8:50am

Meet at DHMS for a Saturday run on 6/25 at 8:50am.  We will go 5-12 miles: shorter for those tired campers with plenty of miles for the week already, and longer for everyone else.  See you there!



Saturday, June 25
Tollgate Camp Handouts added to "Handouts" Page
I've scanned the handouts provided by all of the speakers at the 2011 Tollgate camp sessions and put them on the "Handouts" page.  Use 'em!

Sunday, June 19
Volunteers Needed - Righteous Richland Sprint Triathlon - July 2, 2011

The Righteous Richland Sprint Triathlon is coming up July 2nd and 3 Rivers Road Runners needs our help to pull it off. Exciting volunteer oportunities await you during the swim, bike, or run portion of the course.  The 3RRR club is helping to sponsor our team, and has asked us in return if we can help out with local events like this.  Please let Mr. Gerboth know if you can volunteer - email me at Mark_Gerboth@hotmail.com.  For more information on the event, go the the 3 Rivers Road Runners website: www.3rrr.org.



Sunday, June 19
Headed to Tollgate? Meet at Desert Hills Middle School at 8am on Monday 6/20
For those going to Tollgate ... Meet at DHMS at 8am on Monday to sort out rides and caravan up.  Check out the list of things to bring at www.tollgaterun.com.  Sounds like it could be wet and cold, so bring warm clothes/jackets, lots of socks, and TWO PAIRS OF RUNNING SHOES.

Wednesday, June 15
Summer Conditioning Update - Girls Are Running Already!
The girls have decided to get a jump on things, and started running mornings and evenings this week before they head off to Tollgate Camp.  Come join them at 7AM M-F and 8pm on M, Tu, and Th if you can.

Friday, June 10
Girls XC Meeting Monday 6/13 - This Time for Reals!
Coach Suss would like to meet with all of the girls planning on running cross country at 5pm at DHMS to talk about Tollgate Camp and summer running plans.  Come prepared for a short group run after the meeting.

Monday, June 6
2011 Cross Country Forms are Posted
All the forms that need to be filled out and turned in for the 2011 XC season (including both summer conditioning and the fall) are available in the "Handouts" section ... just click on the "Handouts" item in the navigation bar at the left

Monday, June 6
Summer Camp Information and 2011 Summer Conditioning Schedules Posted
Click on "Calendar" to see information about camps and Summer Conditioning Runs.  Summer Conditioning Schedule can also be seen by clicking on the "2011 Summer Workout Schedule" item in the left navigation bar.

Saturday, June 11
KaHS Track and XC All-Time Lists are Posted
I've scanned and posted Coach Rexus' all-time lists for Track and XC, and posted them in the "Handouts" section.

Tuesday, December 7
Girls XC Awards Night - Thursday 12/9
Girls XC Awards night will be this Thursday, 12/9, beginning at 6:30pm at the Kennewick Round Table Pizza on Clearwater Blvd.  See you there!!!

Sunday, November 21
WA Dominates Border Clash XII; Armstrong 4th, Fletcher 25th, Rexus 42nd (Click Here for More)

The Washington Men's and Women's Border Clash teams delivered crushing defeats to the Oregon team, with both ...

Thursday, November 18
KaHS Alumni-Team Get Together from 11am to 1pm on 11/24 at Pizza Hut (Click Here for More)
Since the Class of 2010 never had their “closure” meal with Coach Rexus, Alan Peak has planned ...

Thursday, November 18
Kamiakin HS Runners, Coach Suss Honored on 2010 All-Area XC Team
See the TCH Article from yesterday at this link: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/11/17/1255831/all-area-cross-country-hanford.html

Thursday, November 18
Link to 11/15 Tri-City Herald Story on 2010 NXN Meet
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/11/15/1253011/kamiakins-armstrong-takes-4th.html

Sunday, November 14
Tri-Cities Lightning at 11/13 NXN Northwest Meet (Click Here for More)

The Tri-Cities Lightning club, consisting primarily of runners from KaHS, competed at the Nike XC Nationals ...

Sunday, November 7
KNDU-TV Clip on 2010 State XC Meet

Here's the clip from last night's television broadcast, covering the highlights of the meet:

http://www.swxrightnow.com/global/story.asp?s=13458759

 



Saturday, November 6
KaHS Women Take 4th, Men 5th at 2010 State XC Championships (Click Here for More)

The Kamiakin women brought home the 4th place trophy with 127pts at today's State XC finals, behind winner ...

Saturday, November 6
ESPN Rise 2010 Washington State XC Meet Preview
Follow this link; we'll see how well the predictions come true! http://rise.espn.go.com/track-and-xc/northwest/2010-xc/November/WA-WIAA-State-Meet.aspx

Friday, November 5
TriCity Herald Article about KaHS Women's XC
Follow this link; its a great article: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/11/05/1238763/kamiakin-girls-have-made-steep.html

Sunday, October 31
2010 State Meet Information (Click Here for More)

All the info is at the following website: http://www.jcrawford.net/ccmain.html ...

Sunday, October 31
Tri-City Herald Article on Yesterday's Regional Meet
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/10/31/1231326/oh-so-close.html?mi_email=Tri-City%20Herald_Sports+Tri-Cities

Saturday, October 30
Kamiakin Women 2nd at Regionals; Men are 3rd (Click Here for More Details)

In a down-to-the-wire race, Shadle Park edged the Kamiakin women out of the Region championship by a score ...

Friday, October 29
KNDU-TV News Clip About Kamiakin Cross Country

View the clip from last night's newscast at:  http://www.swxrightnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13408457

See you at the course tomorrow for Regionals !



Thursday, October 21
Teams Qualifying for 2010 District 5-6-8 Regionals (Click Here for More)

Here are the teams that qualified for Regionals in Wenatchee ...

Men: Kamiakin, Hanford, ...

Thursday, October 21
Kamiakin Men, Women Win 2010 CBBN 3A District Meet (Click Here for More)

At today's meet, both the Kamiakin men and women won the CBBN 3A District Championship, taking both the League ...

Saturday, October 16
Kamiakin Women Move into Top 10 in ESPN Rise Northwest Region Rankings (Click Here for More)

Kamiakin's women were ranked 9th in the Northwest in the latest (10/14) ESPN Rise regional rankings.  ...

Thursday, October 14
Kamiakin Men and Women Win 2010 CBBN 3A League Championships

With today's final league meet at Richland, both the men and women went undefeated against 3A teams in the Columbia Basin Big Nine, capturing the 3A League (Dual Meet) Championship.  It was a great league racing season!

Had some personal bests today as well to round out the day.  These included Devin Gerboth (18:31.68), Brendan Rexus (20:55.43), and Adam Scrimsher (19:47.56) for the men, and Taylor Macheila (27:55.99) and Jori Perrins (21:52.44) for the ladies.  Way to go, guys and gals!

Tri-City Herald Photos are at:

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/10/14/1210317/gallery-richland-cross-country.html

Now - on to Districts (the last JV meet) on 10/21, and Regionals on 10/30.



Monday, October 11
2010 Richland Invite - Pictures from Sandi Snyder

See them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/53845660@N02/sets/72157625014739313/

Great workout today on Jump-off-Joe, guys and gals!  Glad I could join you.  Keep up the hard work!



Sunday, October 10
2010 Richland Invite - Tri-City Herald Article and Photo Gallery Links

Link to Kevin Anthony's article in 10/10 Tri-City Herald: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/10/10/1204023/kamiakins-armstrong-tops-field.html?mi_email=Tri-City%20Herald_Sports+Tri-Cities

Lots of photos of Braves at today's meet at http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/10/09/1203334_a1203226/gallery-richland-cross-country.html



Saturday, October 9
2010 Richland Invite - Varsity Women Take 1st, Armstrong Sets Course and Meet Records (Click here for more)

The weather may have ...

Friday, October 8
2010 Sunfair Pictures from Gary Paulson
See them at the following website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpaulson/sets/72157625099321216/

Monday, October 4
2010 Sunfair Team Score Corrections, Sunfair Picture Link, and 10/4 State Coaches' Poll (Click Here for More)

Revised, corrected team scores for the Sunfair meet have been posted at www.sunfairrun.com, ...

Sunday, October 3
Links to Sunfair Articles from Yakima Herald (Click Here for More)

Links to articles in the October 3rd Yakima Herald for coverage of yesterday's Sunfair meet:



Sunday, October 3
Sunfair Invitational Recap - A Great Day to be a Brave! (Click Here for More)

Sunfair was just that – ...

Saturday, October 2
October 1st ESPN Rise Northwest Top 10 Rankings (Click Here for More)
Regional Top-10 Rankings from ESPN Rise (the site formerly known as DyeStat.com).  Teams running at Sunfair ...

Friday, October 1
Chiawana Meet Photos
Thanks to Sandi Snyder for posting her photos at:



Friday, October 1
Sunfair Invitational Logistics Stuff (Click Here for More)

Friday 10/1

Pre-Race Spaghetti Feed hosted by Austin Richards' family - after practice ...

Wednesday, September 29
Kamiakin Wins Against All Comers at 2nd League Meet (Click Here for More)

It was another good day ...

Tuesday, September 28
2010 Wenatchee Invite Pictures

See them at www.flickr.com/photos/53845660@N02/sets/72157624918069217/

and http://www.flickr.com/photos/15705002@N00/sets/72157625044133854

Thanks to Sandi Snyder and Gary Paulson for taking and posting these!

 



Girls Win Wenatchee 2010 - Bigger Pic
Girls Win 2010 Wenatchee Invitational

Sunday, September 26
Logistics Stuff for Tuesday 9/28 Meet at Chiawana (Click here for more)

Monday 9/27 - Pre-Race Spaghetti Feed after practice - Kyle Wyant's House (5103 W. 6th Place).  ...

Saturday, September 25
Men and Women win 2010 Wenatchee Invite Team Titles (Click Here for More)

Both the Men’s and Women’s ...

Monday, September 20
Wenatchee Invitational - Logistics Stuff (Click Here for More)

Pre-race spaghetti feed at Gerboths on Friday 9/24 - 4:30pm

Bus leaves for Wenatchee on Saturday ...

Thursday, September 16
Pictures from Moses Lake Meet - 9/14/2010
Thanks again to Gary Paulson.  Go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpaulson/sets/72157624967537948/ for pictures from Tuesday's meet at Moses Lake.

Thursday, September 16
2010 Cross Country Sweatshirt Orders due 9/27
Go to the "Handouts" page and download the order form; you can also download a picture of the sweatshirt.  Cost is $21 for one without a name, and $26 for one with a name.

Tuesday, September 14
Recap - 2010 Tracy Walters Invite and League Meet #1 at Moses Lake (Click Here for More)

All the times are in, so its now time for a quick recap of our two most recent meets.  At the Tracy ...

Monday, September 13
Photos from 2010 Tracy Walters Invite
Thanks to Gary Paulson and Sandi Snyder for some great shots of Saturday's Tracy Walters Invite!  You can view them at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpaulson/sets/72157624944519580 and at http://www.flickr.com/photos/53845660@N02/

Sunday, September 12
2010 Tracy Walters Invite - Spokesman Review Article (Click Here to read the article)
Don't have all the results in and up on Athletic.net yet, but will let you know when the are, and will provide a meet recap.  In the meantime - a good article on the race from the Spokesman Review.

Tuesday, September 7
Tracy Walters Invite Schedule and Trip Info (Click Here for More)

Here are the itinerary and particulars for the trip to Spokane for the Tracy Walters Invite:

...

Sunday, September 5
Labor Day Practice - Monday September 6th
Practice will be at Carmichael Middle School in Richland at 6pm on Monday 9/6.  You know what that means ... HILLS!!!

Sunday, September 5
Results from Hanford 2010 Jamboree (Click Here for More)

Hanford Jamboree results are now posted on athletic.net.  You can follow this link to see them:

Saturday, September 4
Pictures from 2010 Hanford Jamboree

Thanks to Gary Paulson for taking pictures at yesterday's meet.  You can see them at:

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpaulson/sets/72157624875083428/detail/

(I've updated the link to one that doesn't require a Facebook account) 

Still no results summary yet ... I'll let you know as soon as its posted on athletic.net, and provide you with a recap.  But I think that its safe to say the season has started out well ...



Saturday, September 4
Wenatchee Invite Added to Schedule for 9/25
Well, its final ... after much contemplation and at least one trip to a shriveled up old woman with bad teeth and a crystal ball, Coaches Suss and Rexus have chosen the Wenatchee Invitational as our meet for Saturday, September 25th.  See you there!

Monday, August 30
UPDATE: Race Times for Hanford Jamboree Now On the Schedule
Women race at 5:00pm, Men at 5:30pm.  Open "Fun Run" for community members and athletes without the required number of practices starts at 6pm.  Bring a $1 bill and run with the pack!

Tuesday, August 24
Pre-Season Practice Schedule (8/23-8/30) Now Posted
The practice schedule that was handed out at the Parent/Athlete meeting on 8/23 has been added to the Calendar and the 2010 Summer Workout Schedule.  Its been a great summer, and your hard work was plain to see at our time trial on Monday.  I'm off to run my own race this weekend, but keep up the hard work --- and lets finish what we've started!

Thursday, August 19
Parent / Athlete Meeting - Monday 8/23 at 6:30pm at KaHS

There will be a meeting for both the men's and women's teams and their parents at the upper gym at Kamiakin High School this coming Monday, August 23rd, at 6:30pm.  We will go over general information, including meet schedules, at that time.  Practice to follow immediately afterwards (time trial for the men's team; TBD for the women's team).  See you there --- its going to be a GREAT year!!!



Friday, July 30
Fall 2010 XC Meet Schedule Added to Calendar
The 2010 XC Meet Schedule has been added to the Calendar.  I'll update it with times and more information as the races get closer.  The time is coming soon!!!

Saturday, July 10
Workout Changes for the Week of July 12th

We will run a time trial this Monday 7/12 at Kamiakin HS starting at 8pm.  Our Ice Cream Run will be on Tuesday night at the usual time.  Saturday 7/17 our Long Run workout will be the Shoreline 10km road race, starting at Howard Amon Park at 7:30am.  Register online at www.3rrr.com through 7/14, or onsite on the day of the race.  There is a 2mi race as well, for those who want to go fast and furious instead of long ...



Saturday, July 3
Because You Asked ... 3A/4A Eastern Washington Schools for 2010-2012

While we were out running the other day, someone asked what schools we will be competing against this year.  ...

Friday, June 25
Updated 2010 Summer Workout Schedule Posted
We've moved ice cream nights to Mondays, and added a Serious Saturday long run for experienced runners (varsity and varsity wannabes).  Click on the "2010 Summer Workout Schedule" link in the navigation panel at the left to see the schedule. See you out on a run --- the pavement awaits!

Thursday, June 10
2010 Summer Conditioning Workout Schedule is Posted
Click on the "2010 Summer Workout Schedule" link in the navigation panel at the left to see the schedule.  We start on Monday 6/21!

Monday, May 24
2010 Cross Country Season Organizational Meeting - Tuesday June 1, 2010 !!!
There will be a meeting for all parents and athletes to kick off summer conditioning for the 2010 season, work out logistics for summer camp(s) and conditioning sessions, and answer any questions.  The meeting will be on Tuesday, June 1st at 6:00pm in the commons at Desert Hills Middle School.  See you there!

Saturday, December 5
Men's XC Awards Night - Tuesday December 8th
The Men's XC team will have their 2009 Awards Night on Tuesday, December 8th at 7:15pm in the KaHS Library.

Friday, November 20
Stay Fit During the Off-Season - Winter Maintenance Tips (Click Here for More)



Sunday, November 22
Michelle's 2009 Women's XC Photo Montage
Click here to see Michelle's montage of photos from our 2009 season ...

Tuesday, November 17
Women's XC Awards - Thursday November 19th
Women's Team awards night for the 2009 season will be on Thursday, November 19th at 7:15pm at the Roundtable Pizza at 3300 W. Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick.  Coach Suss plans to buy the first round of pizza, so see you there!

Tuesday, November 17
Season Finale - KaHS Mens XC Takes 8th at State (Click Here for More)

The State XC meet marked the end of the 2009 season, with the Kamiakin men's team taking 8th place in the ...

Saturday, October 31
Kamiakin Men Take 4th at Regionals, Advance to State (Click Here for More)

The Kamiakin Men's team battled back from a series of late season illnesses to take 4th place at the Eastern ...

Saturday, October 24
Week of 10/24/09 - KaHS Survives District Meet, Advances to Regionals (Click here for more)

This week saw both the Men's and Women's teams still within the Top 10 in the Washington State Coaches Poll, ...

Saturday, October 17
Week of 10/17/09 - Results of Final CBBN "Dual" Meet of the 2009 Season (Click here for more)
The Men and Women both closed out their 2009 dual meets with wins over Eastmont, Moses Lake, and Hanford.  ...

Thursday, October 15
Washington Coaches Poll - Week #6
Men ranked at 5th and Women 10th for 4A schools.  Go to http://www.sunfairrun.com/xc2009/091012poll6.html to see full poll results.

Sunday, October 11
Richland Invitational Results (Click Here for More)
The Men's and Women's teams both had great races at the Richland Invitational this Saturday.  The Men's Varsity ...

Friday, October 9
Washington Coaches Poll - Week #5
Men's team ranked 5th, Women remain at 9th for 4A schools.  See the rankings at http://www.sunfairrun.com/xc2009/091005poll5.html

Friday, October 9
Results for Week Ending 10/2

Its been a busy week, so have not had an opportunity to do the recap until now.  Tuesday 9/29 saw our ...

Tuesday, September 29
Washington Coaches Poll - Week #4

Men's team remains ranked #4 for 4A schools; Women stay at #9.  Poll can be viewed at

http://www.sunfairrun.com/xc2009/090928poll4.html



Thursday, September 24
Milesplit Ranks KaHS Men's Team #15 in the Nation (Click here for more)
In the September 19th rankings, Milesplit.US ranked the KaHS Men's team at #15 in the nation, in a polling that ...

Wednesday, September 23
Practice this Saturday (9/26)

Practice this Saturday will be from 8am to 10am at Kamiakin High School.  See you there!!!



Tuesday, September 22
IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE - XC Regionals to be held Friday 10/30
Due to a scheduling conflict with the venue for the Region 5/6/8 finals, the region's athletic directors have voted to keep the race at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, but are moving the regional race up to Friday 10/30, versus the original Saturday date.  We will let you know the team's travel schedule and the  time of the race as soon as those details are available ... but plan on another overnighter in Spokane.

Tuesday, September 22
Washington Coaches Poll - Week #3
Kamiakin men ranked #4 in State, Women are ranked #9 for 4A teams.  Full poll results can be seen at: http://www.sunfairrun.com/xc2009/090921poll3.html

Tuesday, September 22
Results from Week Ending September 19th (Click Here for More)

Two meets this week ... our first League Meet on Tuesday 9/15 saw both teams coping with illness, injuries, ...

Tuesday, September 22
Schedule Change - Women will not compete at Bellevue Invitational
The coaching staff have decided to rest and train the women's team this weekend in anticipation of next Tuesday's League meet.  Enjoy Homecoming, ladies!

Friday, September 18
Pictures from West Valley CBBN Meet
James Thomas from Eisenhower posted over 600 photos from Tuesdays CBBN meet at West Valley at www.SunfairRun.com.  They are downloadable by right clicking on them and saving them to your computer. 

Monday, September 14
Washington State XC Coaches Poll - Week 2
KaHS Men's team stays ranked at #3 for 4A schools; Women's team listed in others receiving votes: http://www.sunfairrun.com/xc2009/090914poll2.html

Monday, September 14
More Capital Invite Photos

These are from The Olympian newspaper website.  Our women are in several of the photos ...

http://www.theolympian.com/localgallery/gallery/969194.html



Monday, September 14
Articles & Photos from Capital Invite

Photos and a writeup for the Capital Invite meet can be found at the following website:

 http://coachesaid.com/Article/2009/9/12/Cross-country-season-starts-with-a-sizzle-at-Capital



Sunday, September 13
KaHS Results from Saturday, Sept 12th (Click Here for More)

Both our Men's and Women's teams had great meets yesterday. 

The men's varsity took 3rd ...

Tuesday, September 8
KaHS XC Race Results on athletic.net

Results from the Hanford Jamboree have been posted on athletic.net.  Bookmark this site, and you can find all of the season XC results for our team as they become available:

 http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/School.aspx?SchoolID=544

This link can also be found on the "Links" page of our team website



Saturday, September 5
Hanford Jamboree Video (Click here for more)

Great run at the Hanford jamboree for both the men and women.  The men's team came within inches of pulling ...

Thursday, September 3
KaHS Mens XC Team Ranked 3rd in Washington and 45th in Nation (click here for more)

In the Washington State XC Coaches Association's pre-season poll, the KaHS Mens team ranked #3 for 4A schools ...

Thursday, September 3
LABOR DAY WEEKEND PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Saturday 9/5 Practice: Meet at 8am at Desert Hills Middle School to run Jump-off Joe

Monday 9/7 Practice: Meet at 6:45pm at KaHS

"The best way to predict the future is to create it" - Steven Covey

Don't just dream about it, make it happen this year !!!!



Wednesday, September 2
Men's Team Meeting for Coaches, Parents and Runners - Thursday 9/3 at 7pm
There will be a meeting for the Men's team in the Kamiakin HS upper gym on Thursday Night at 7pm to discuss the upcoming season.  Please plan to attend.

Sunday, August 23
SCHEDULE CHANGE! - Fall Practices Week of 8/24 to 8/28
We've changed the practice schedule for the week before school starts.  Morning sessions will be at 7am, not 7:30am as originally advertised.  For Monday, 8/24, the PM practice will be at 7pm.  For Tuesday through Friday, the PM session will be at 3pm.  All sessions will be at Desert Hills Middle School.  Enjoy your last week of summer!!!

Tuesday, August 18
LOCATION CHANGE - PM Run for Tuesday 8/18
Meet tonight at 7:30PM at Lawrence Scott Park for a short tempo run ...

Tuesday, August 18
Fall Practice Schedule for 8/24 to 8/28 is Posted
Click on "2009 Summer Workout Schedule" or the "Calendar" to see the details

Tuesday, August 4
August Training Schedule Posted
We will continue to meet throughout the month of August at the usual times/places.  Check out the updated 2009 Summer Workout Schedule for more details.

Friday, July 10
Next KaHS Women's XC Car Wash - August 8th at Albertsons Express on Leslie & Gage (Click here for more)

Feelin' dirty?  Come let the XC Babes wash your car on Saturday, August 8th at the Albertson's Express ...

Saturday, August 1
Run Up Jump-Off Joe
To all you lions and gazelles who were up and running this morning - awesome workout!  It isn't easy to get up on a Saturday morning and run uphill in 90 degree heat - but it pays back dividends.  Only five weeks to go before our first race.  Keep up the hard work!

Friday, July 17
SCHEDULE CHANGE - 7/18 Saturday Long Run is the Shoreline 10km Race (Click here for more)

This Saturday's Long Run will be the Shoreline 10km community race, held at Howard Amon Park in Richland.  ...

Friday, July 10
SCHEDULE CHANGE!!: Time Trial Moved from Monday 7/13 to Tuesday 7/14
We have moved the time trial scheduled for Monday night to Tuesday night.  We will run the Tuesday night time trial at 7:45pm at Lawrence Scott Park.  Monday night's workout will be at the usual time and place - DHMS at 7:30PM

Sunday, June 21
UPDATED: 2009 Summer Workout Schedule (Click here for more)

Both Women's and Men's sessions are now posted in the 2009 Summer Conditioning schedule.  The schedule can ...

Sunday, June 21
2009 Team Trip to Flathead (Click here for more)

Our team had a phenomenal time at the Flathead Lake Distance Running Camp in Bigfork, Montana.  ...

Friday, June 12
2009 XC Summer Conditioning and Meet Schedules Posted (Click Here for More)

The schedule for 2009 Summer Conditioning has been posted, and can be viewed either on the Calendar, or by ...

Friday, June 12
2009 Track Season Recap (Click Here for More)

It has been a busy year, so I haven't been keeping the website up week by week (or even month by month) through ...

Friday, February 27
2009 Summer Cross Country Camp (Click Here for More)

Many of the boys and girls are planning on attending the June 17th-20th session of the Flathead Lake ...

Friday, February 27
2009 Track Season Calendar is Posted
The 2009 Varsity and JV Track Meets have been posted to the Calendar page.  Click on "Calendar" in the left hand navigation pane to see them all.

Friday, February 27
2008 XC Season Closeout

Ok, ok, its taken me a while to get this up on the website.  Just for the record books ...

At the Eastern Washington Regional meet, both our boys and girls teams were hampered by injuries and off-days for key runners; our girls finished 6th overall, and our boys 7th.  Two of the boys, Evan Fiske and Anthony Armstrong, qualified for State as individuals.

At State, Evan turned in a 15:56 for 5km, good enough for a 16th place finish overall and a trip to the Nike Border Clash meet at the Nike campus in Beaverton, where he finished 63rd overall.  Anthony finished 30th at state, with a time of 16:11 - an impressive achievement for a freshman.

Congratulations to all for a great 2008 season - and here's looking forward to 2009!



Saturday, October 25
District Results - Boys Take 3rd, Girls Take 4th (Click Here For More)

The Boys placed 3rd, and the Girls placed 4th at the District 5/6 meet held in Wenatchee on October 23rd.  ...

Sunday, October 19
Updated Results - 10/1/08 to 10/19/08

Our boys and girls teams have closed out the Dual Meet season, both capturing 3rd place in the Big 9 with 11-2 records.  The boys finished behind Eisenhower and Southridge, and the girls behind Richland and Davis.

At the Sunfair Invitational (10/4), the Boys finished 11th out of 59 teams competing, and finished 10th out of 25 teams in the 4A division.  The Girls finished 9th out of 40 teams overall, and 6th out of 21 teams in the 4A division.  In five of the six flights where the girls ran, they placed a runner in the top 10 finishers.  This was an outstanding performance by both teams in this Northwest headliner event.

 At the Richland Invitational (10/11), the Boys placed 10th out of 26 teams competing, and the girls finished 6th out of 23 teams.  This race provided both the boys and the girls with their first view this season of the course that will be used for Regionals.

At the final Big 9 League meet on 10/16, the Boys narrowly lost to Southridge by a score of 29 to 27.  The Girls achieved a landmark by having their front five runners all finish the three mile course with times well under the 20 minute mark!

 Both teams are now looking forward to the Big 9 District meet, and the District 5/6/8 Regional meet.



Friday, October 3
Updated Results 9/20/08 - 9/30/08

Both our boys and girls teams have closed out a busy September.  At the Highlander Invitational on September 20th in Spokane, the Kamiakin girls Varsity took 4th place overall behind Davis, Deer Park, and Mead.  In the boys races, Kamiakin's Freshman took the top team honors, and came in 2nd overall in the Junior Boys race.  Pooling the top 5 times for each school in each of the boy's races (not an "official" score for this invitational's format), the Kamiakin boys were 3rd, behind Mead (last year's state champions) and Southridge.

On September 27th, the girls competed in the Bellevue Invitational, held at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah.  Due to injuries, the team ran with less than the 8 varsity runners required for top placing with this meet's 8 runner scoring format; however, our girls still managed a 6th place finish overall, with at least one girl scoring in the Top 10 finishers in each of the varsity flights where we were entered.  Many of our varsity and JV runners also ran some of their best times for the year so far at this race!

 During the September 30th CBBN League Meet at Eastmont, the boy's Varsity beat each of the three teams that they were scored against (Moses Lake, Richland, and Pasco).  The girls Varsity split against the two teams they were scored against, beating Moses Lake but losing to a dominant Richland team.

 Next on the schedule - the Sunfair Invitational at Franklin Park in Yakima on October 4th, and the Richland Invitational at Carmichael Middle School in Richland on October 11th.



Friday, September 19
Results for Week Ending September 19th
Both our boys and girls got off to a great start this season.  Although the Capital Invite meet is not "officially" team scored, the girls came in second only to Gig Harbor by placing two runners in the top 15 places in each of the races they ran.  The boys finished behind Jackson and Gig Harbor, led by an impressive 1-2 finish by Anthony Armstrong and Austin Richards in the Freshman race.  Our strength in this meet was good enough for a 4th place ranking for the boys in the 4A Coaches poll for the week, and a 5th place ranking for the girls.  On a hot and hilly Sunfair 3 Mile course in Yakima, the girls finished second only to Davis during Tuesday's CBBN League meet, and the boys finishing second behind Eisenhower.  On to this Saturday's Highlander Invitational!

Sunday, September 7
Hanford Jamboree Results Posted

Our team's results for the Hanford Jamboree have been posted in Athletic.net.  You can get there using the Athletic.net item on the "Links" page.  The results are listed as our "Time Trial." Great job, team - there were some good early season times run on Friday night, and is was fun to see all that red at the front of the race!



Saturday, September 6
2008 KaHS XC Sweatshirts for Sale !!! (Click Here for More)
Want a KaHS XC Sweatshirt?  See Ali or Fallon.  Cost is $23.23, or $28.23 with your name on it.  ...

Saturday, September 6
Directions to Capital Invite (Click Here for More)

Here are driving directions that were posted by the Capitol HS coaches for anyone who is headed to the meet ...

Thursday, August 28
Updated Meet Schedule Has Been Posted - Need Drivers !!! (Click Here For More)
The schedule has been updated to add a meet for the Girls on September 27th.  We are still looking for drivers ...

Tuesday, August 26
Parents Meeting - Thursday 8/28 at 7pm (Click here for more)
There will be a parents meeting to kick off the season at 7pm in the Wrestling Gym (downstairs) on Thursday August ...

Wednesday, July 30
Preliminary 2008 XC Meet Schedule Has Been Posted (Click Here for More)
The 2008 Kamiakin High School Cross Country schedule has been posted; meets that we currently plan on attending ...

Thursday, June 26
Summer Evening and Saturday Sessions (Click Here for More)
Times and locations for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening conditioning sessions have been posted in the ...

Friday, June 13
Boys & Girls Summer Morning Conditioning Sessions (Click here for more)

Times and places for morning conditioning sessions are now posted in the "2008 Summer Workout Schedule."  ...

Thursday, May 22
Boys & Girls Conditioning - May 27th thru June 16th (the last day of school)
Starting Tuesday, May 27th, the XC Team will begin holding conditioning workouts after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at Desert Hills Middle School.  We will meet at 2:30pm at DHMS (by the pick-up lane in front of the school), and plan to be done by 3:30pm.  These sessions are open to anyone who is thinking of running XC in the fall.  This is a good opportunity to get into the swing of things for summer - come join us if you can!

Monday, May 26
2008 Track Season Roundup

Drew at Regionals

Congratulations to our runners who made it to the 2008 Eastern Washington Regionals:

Drew Warner (800m), Alan Peak (800m), Evan Fiske (3200m, 1600m), Derek Scott (3200m), Justin Yoke (3200m), Taylor Brooks (3200m), Matt Bare (3200m), Kaylee Brooks (800m), and Rachael Gerboth (3200m).  Check out all of our season results at:

http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/School.aspx?SchoolID=544

Thanks to James Thomas for the use of these photos.  Check out all of his pictures from Regionals at www.sunfairrun.com



Rachael at Regionals

Saturday, November 3
2007 Cross Country Season Wrap-Up
Congratulations to our individual qualifiers for the State 3A Championships: Evan Fiske (57th place - 17:28/5km); Derek Scott (58th place - 17:28/5km); and Rachael Gerboth (50th place - 21:03/5km).  Check out all of the season results at: http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/School.aspx?SchoolID=544

Saturday, March 1
2008 Track Meet Schedule is in the Calendar
The 2008 Track schedule has been entered into the Calendar.  Click on the "Calendar" link in the navigation pane at the left of the screen to see the schedule.

Saturday, May 17
Cross Country Kick-off Parents and Runners Meeting - 7pm May 20th at KaHS
We will be having a quick meeting of coaches, parents, and runners to kick-off summer conditioning for the Cross Country Season.  Meet us at 7pm in the Wrestling Gym at Kamiakin High School on Tuesday, May 20th.  All current and prospective runners, including those who will be entering as Freshman next year, are invited.