The State Championship Cross Country Running meet is Saturday October 5th at Bartlett High School Trails. The Dimond team has a bus for those athletes that would like to go out to watch and support the Dimond runners. The bus leaves Dimond High at 10:25a and returns around 4:30p. Please wear Dimond colors and expect to do a little volunteering to help "pay" for your entry into the venue.
Please, do not bring footballs, frisbees, or animals out to the venue. They are not allowed on the course or spectator areas at any point during the state championship meet.
If you do not ride the bus to the venue, you will most likely have to pay the entry fee when you arrive (I think it is about $5).
The order of events:
10:25a - Bus Departs Dimond
12:00p - Boys 123A
12:45p - Boys 4A
1:30p - Girls 123A
2:15p - Girls 4A
3:15p - Awards in Bartlett Gym
~4:30p - Bus returns to Dimond
Thank you to all parents/volunteers that assisted with the Region IV championships this weekend. The races couldn't have happened without your help. If you had a radio given to you because of your location while assisting with the event, could you let me know if you still have the radio, where you placed it after the event, or who you gave the radio to after the event. Bartlett is still missing 3 of their radios and the AP doesn't recall who had them.
Congrats to the varsity girls team. They qualified for the state championship meet this next weekend. The state meet is on Saturday October 5th at Bartlett High School. The course is the same course the team ran during the Bartlett Invitational at the beginning of the season. For more details about the actual event please check the state website at http://asaa.org/. Also, congrats to the varsity boys team. These gentlemen earned the Academic Award for the Region with an combined average GPA of 3.818.
Region results are posted. There are some very phenominal results and personal bests from this season. Congrats to all!
Some of the Varsity girls were wondering what their times would have been if they would have ran a 5k race. I've adjusted the times based on the distance they actually ran (there was a moose encounter and one of the volunteers rerouted the athletes to avoid the moose). To see the adjusted times, please click here. Obviously these are hypothetical as things can change in those 271 meters that were not raced, however this is an estimate to give you idea of what you may have ran.
Sept 9th AotW: Junior Nate Hall had a strong showing at last weeks pre-Region meet marking a large improvement from his previous 5 kilometer race this season. This year is Nate's first year running for the team. His humor and attitude at practice help keep a positive attitude among his peers. Congrats!
Sept 9th AotW: Heather Jensen is a freshman this year who posted a phenomenal improvement at the Pre-Regional event taking over 2 minutes off her previous season's 5 kilometer time. This was the largest improvement of any of the athletes at the pre-Region event. Nice Job!
Sept 16 AotW: Elijah Juul is a junior who has stepped up his running and attendance this year. He did quite well in the Flight Race placing 5th for Dimond Boys. Well Done!
Sophomore Darby Judd has been fighting injuries for the last couple weeks and returned to racing at the pre-region meet. She was one of the top 15 girls overall at Thursday's Flight race. She helped the Dimond Girls place 2nd at the Flight race. Excellent!
Very Nice job all!
If you are interested in sharing photos you take of the athletes during the season, the team has a zenfolio account to store and share them with others. When you click the Photo Gallery link above it shows you those photos others have uploaded for your viewing/dowloading pleasure.
If you would like to upload your photos, go to http://zenfolio.com (not the Photo Gallery Link at the top of the page) and log in:
Once logged in, there is a link to upload photos. Click the link and it will ask you to place them in a gallery already created or a new gallery. I have already created galleries for all the races, so there's no need to create a new gallery for the races. If the photos are from something else, feel free to create a new gallery.
Thank you for sharing your photos with others!