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HCHS Cross Country Newsletter #11 October 23, 2011 Results from the State Meet

It was one more great meet for the cross country team this season as the boys’ team placed 8th in state and the girls’ were 12th. This was the highest finish in school history for the boys. Kathryn Quandt was the only medalist for the team as she placed 4th for the girls. The boys’ team was led again by Cameron Duffy and Max Brown who both placed higher than any previous HC boy at state. Cameron’s time was also another new school record. Below are all the runners, places, and times. Girls place time Boys place time Kathryn Quandt 4th 12:08 Cameron Duffy 14th 17:12 st Karina Arnold 51 13:56 Max Brown 29th 17:44 Devon Sills 86th 15:06 Chris Mosser 62nd 18:59 th Hannah Gustafson 99 15:35 Ian Hopper 68th 19:09 Emily Morris 103rd 15:45 Daniel Mueller 78th 19:54 th Erica Swain 106 15:58 Kyle Garman 82nd 20:05 Meg Goode 111th 16:21 Nick Moll 86th 20:11

Most improved runner of the week The most improved runners this week were Erica Swain for the girls who took 4 seconds off her PR, while for the boys Nick Moll took 56 seconds off his previous best time.

Equipment All athletes need to turn in their uniforms and sweats. The best procedure for this is to put everything in a plastic or paper bag and put your name on the bag. If you have sweats, please put them on a hanger. Please turn everything in to Coach Jantzen in his Discovery office, room 113d. Everything should be turned in now, except those who earned a varsity letter in track last year may keep their sweats. We will re-issue equipment for track in February.

Cross Country Banquet The cross-country banquet will be on Sunday, October 30 at 5 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton is 10655 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. This is on the corner of I-10 and the Beltway. Dinner will be at 5:45 p.m. and we will give out awards at 6:30 p.m. We will not charge athletes for the banquet, but we will have to charge each family member or guest $20. If you plan to attend I must know by Tuesday evening, 10-25!!!!!

Off Season Track Program For those of you not in another sport, there will be an off-season track program. To be a competitive athlete in any high school sport these days, it usually requires some type of conditioning nearly yearround. If you are interested in being competitive during the track season, and are not in another sport, make plans to stay in shape during the off-season. Please check the other attachments for more information on this.

Quote for the week (I agree!) “There is no such thing as an average runner. We are all above average. Hal Higdon