Runners & Superfans,
This Saturday the Strafford XC team will be competing at the state meet in Jefferson City to be held at Oak Hills Golf course. The boy’s team as well as McKenzi Maples and Kari Reed will be competing for state honors. The team will be leaving from SHS at 11:00 am on Friday and will eat lunch in Lebanon before traveling to Jefferson City to run & inspect the course. That night we will be staying at Drury Inn in Columbia, MO and eating dinner at G&D steakhouse. Parents and superfans are more than welcome to join us at anytime. Below I will paste in some important information you may need for the state meet. I will warn you that the parking and traffic is horrible so give yourself plenty of time and that it will also cost you $7.00 to enter the course. There will also be a considerable amount of walking should you want to watch the race at several locations. More information can be found at http://www.mshsaa.org
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ADMISSION PRICE: Admission for students (age 6 and up) and adults is $7.00. Children 5 and under are free of charge.
2014 RACE SCHEDULE
Class 4 Boys – 9:00 a.m.
Class 3 Boys – 9:30 a.m.
Class 4 Girls – 10:05 a.m.
Class 3 Girls – 10:35 a.m.
Class 1 Girls – 11:10 a.m.
Class 2 Girls – 11:50 a.m..
Class 1 Boys – 12:30 p.m.
Class 2 Boys – 1:05 p.m.
2014 AWARDS SCHEDULE – Trophies and Medals
Class 4 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 10:40 a.m.
Class 3 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 11:10 a.m.
Class 1 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 1:05 p.m.
Class 2 Girls and Boys @ Approximately 1:40 p.m.
SHUTTLE INFORMATION: The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau will operate a FREE shuttle bus during the State Cross Country Meet as a convenience to parents and fans and to facilitate the parking situation in and around Hough Park. Please reference the map below and the schedule on the backside for locations and times. Busses run continually during specified times.
We encourage you to inform parents and fans to utilize the shuttle bus, and join us in expressing appreciation to the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing this fine service. Please feel free to duplicate this map and send home to interested parents.
First Bus – 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Second Bus – 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
AWARDS – Top 25 runners will be awarded medals and receive All-state honors. The top four teams will be awarded state plaques.
Following the meet we will eat dinner at Mexacali Blues located outside of Osage Beach. This has been are tradition for a few years now and want to invite runners, parents, and superfans to join us.
For your reading enjoyment:
Twas the Night Before the Race
Twas the night before the race and all through the state,
Runners were carb loading, hoping for a great pace.
Their race day clothes were hung with such care,
Along with the spikes, watches and bibs all there.
The many weeks of training were not very fun,
Hill repeats, fartleks and long runs were done.
Hydration intake has all been perfected,
Thankfully no major pains were detected.
When race day arrives runners will fill the meet,
And into their boxes they eagerly retreat.
Setting their watches, as they run through the start,
We bid them all a good race admiring their dedication and heart.
As miles pass by they run with all their might,
Parents and superfans were a very welcome sight.
The crowds were all cheering and having a good time,
Giving the runners cheers all down the line.
When what to their wondering eyes should appear?
But the finish line with gleaming medals ever so near.
Endorphins are dancing all around in their heads,
It’s time for celebrations and then straight to bed.
May your running always be such a wonderful delight,
Happy running to all and to all a good night!