parent meeting Wednesday August 28th, 6pm GHS. ALL PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
MEET SCHEDULE (in 2013 GIRLS RUN FIRST)
Sept 4th Clare Invite – Mid Michigan Community College - Races by grade with 10 medals each. Flat fast shaded course. Take I75/127 south toward Lansing exit at mile mark 170, turn left (east) go over freeway and enter mid Michigan community college grounds, drive in about a mile and you will see busses.
|1.25 Mile 6th Grade and Under||3:30 PM|
|1.25 Mile 7th Grade||4:00 PM|
|1.25 Mile 8th Grade||4:20 PM|
|5,000 Meters 9th Grade||4:40 PM|
|5,000 Meters 10th Grade||5:10 PM|
|5,000 Meters 11th Grade||5:40 PM|
|5,000 Meters 12th Grade||6:10 PM|
SEPTEMBER 7TH SATURDAY – CHARLEVOIX MUD RUN, meet is run with 11-12th grade girls at 9am, 11-12 boys at 930am, 9-10 girls at 1030, 9-10 boys at 1030am, open race (PARENTS) at 11am, middle school race 1130am, awards 12 noon. Should be about 20 teams or so, last year girls and boys were both 3rd. Medals to top 10. Great first meet where kids can compete against their own age levels. The course is European style XC with hay bale jumps, barriers, and MUD. Directions – go out of town west on M-32 to East Jordan, then take M-66 into Charlevoix, turn LEFT at the first light at the intersection of M-66 and M-31. Go south on M-31 about 200 yard then turn immediately left on Marion Center Road (C-65). Continue on along for about 1.5 miles to Charlevoix High School.
SEPTEMBER 17TH, TUESDAY – BIG NORTH CONFERENCE MEET #1 – @ ALPENA
This is the first of our Big North Conference meets with Petoskey, Cadillac, Alpena, Ogemaw, TCCentral, and TCWest. It is always some of the toughest competition we face all year. There will be only two race GIRLS first, then BOYS after, starting at 4pm. The course begins on the Woodward Soccer Fields. 751 Woodward AVe, Alpena, MI. – google maps it!! We will loop the soccer fields before crossing a bridge. After crossing the bridge, there will be an approximate 1 mile loop that is repeated before retuning to loop the soccer field to the finish. Terrain includes wood, open field, sand pit and soccer field. Parking will be at the APlex on Woodward ave, just before arriving at soccer field!
FRIDAY SEPT 20th – PARENTS WORK CONCESSION STAND AT FOOTBALL GAME AND SELL 50/50 TICKETS, PLEASE HELP OUT THIS IS A BIG FUNDRAISER FOR US.
SEPTEMBER 21st , SATURDAY DELTA INVITATIONAL – DELTA COLLEGE Unique, short, flat and fast 2 mile race. This is one of my favorite meets – Girls have won this invitational for the last 19 years in a row, boys have won 15 of the last 18 years. It features separate races for varsity boys, varsity girls, boys JV, girls JV races. Exact time schedule will be posted on our http://gaylordxc.blogspot.com/ website when I get them. Directions – take i-75 south to exit 160 – (BAY ROAD). Go just a bit then turn right onto DELTA ROAD. Delta College about a mile down on Delta Road. Usually our first race is about 10am.
October 1st, TUESDAY, BIG NORTH CONFERENCE MEET #2, @TCCentral -
This is the second of our big north conference meets. Same schedule as the last one Big North race, one girls race at 4pm, followed by boys race. This race will most likely be held at the Courtade Elementary CC course. Head to Traverse City, but upon entering Williamsburg (just past casino) turn left onto Williamsburg road. Go about 10 miles then RIGHT onto Supply Road. Go another 5.5 miles and turn left onto RASHO ROAD. Courtade Elementary is up about a half mile on your right. Tough course, hilly, and tougher competition.
October 4th – Homecoming football run – In past years we have done our annual football run, missing school the entire day to run the football from our opponent’s home football field to GHS for the homecoming football game. We have not yet decided if we will do that this year or instead participate in the homecoming parade.
OCTOBER 5TH, SATURDAY, Saginaw Heritage Invitational –More information about location and times later at http://gaylordxc.blogspot.com/ Tough competition against Saginaw, Midland Down, Bay City Western – all D1 schools. JV race also --- I know this is homecoming weekend and people (girls) get all freaked out about a meet on this day but its early in the morning and you will be home by 1-2pm OR you can ride home with parents and be home even earlier.
OCTOBER 15TH, TUESDAY, BIG NORTH CONFERENCE FINALS, GAYLORD COUNTRY CLUB.
This is the final BNC meet for us and it will determine the team conference champion and individual all-conference honors. Our home course is one of the toughest courses we run all year, but we love it. Races start at 4pm with GIRLS Varsity, then BOYS Varsity, then ALL JV. 3 races.
OCTOBER 19TH, Saturday – HOME ROTARY INVITATIONAL - @ Gaylord Middle School New this year to our schedule is a home invite moved from Tuesday before regionals to Saturday before regionals. It will be a fairly flat, fast course where the top 10 runners on the team compete in the varsity race. Middle school GIRLS RACE 10:30am, Middle school BOYS RACE 11:00am, 6th grade “Open” race 11:30, Girls JV 12noon,
Boys JV 12:30pm, Girl’s varsity 1pm, Boy’s varsity 1:30pm, Team Awards immediately after varsity races
OCTOBER 26TH SATURDAY – REGIONALS, @ Traverse City – The BEAR GOLF COURSE at Grand Traverse Resort, I have no information on a time schedule yet, but this is a new course nobody has ever run before.
NOVEMBER 2nd - MHSAA STATE FINALS – BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN, MIS SPEEDWAY
The state finals are held at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. As usual, we’ll stay at the Holiday Inn south or Holiday Inn Express in Lansing on Friday night, have dinner at Olive Garden, go shopping at the mall, and head down to Brooklyn early Saturday morning. I’ll pass out a full packet of information about the state finals when the time draws near. For more information see … http://www.mhsaa.com and go to cross country - this site has past results, times, etc.
NOVEMBER 13th WEDNESDAY -- TEAM BANQUET, GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL – 6pm
Our team banquet will be held at GHS in the commons area for dessert, then the auditorium.