RICHFIELD CROSS COUNTRY 2016



Richfield Cross Country team members and families handed out water at Mile 9 for the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2015.
 
Boys' & Girls' Teams with runners from 7th to 12th Grade

EVENT INFORMATION: Jaguar Classic, Tues., Sept. 27
Hyland Greens Golf Course, 10100 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington
(Note location; this is NOT at Hyland Park!)

2:30:   Bus leaves RHS (students released at 2:25)
2:45:   Bus leaves RMS (students released when school ends; hurry, get dressed, and meet the bus on Oliver Ave!)
3:40:   Boys C - Middle School 2.5K (ALL boys in grades 6-8, *including* Dane, Juan Jose, and Julian)
4:00:   Girls C - Middle School 2.5K (ALL girls in grades 6-8, *including* Ava D, Ava H, and Christel)
4:20:   Girls Varsity (Emma, Katy, Aria, Zamara, Nicole, Ava N, Nadine)
4:50:   Boys Varsity (Liam, Esteban, Nick, Joe, Matthew, John H, Aaron)
5:15:   Boys JV (Logan, Zack, and all 9th graders)
5:45:   Girls JV (Renee)
6:15:   Awards
6:50/7:00:   Bus returns to RHS

EVENT NOTES:

  • This is the course runners will race on at Conference meet in October.
  • If you will not be able to attend this meet, please contact Marty ASAP. (Texts preferred over email, especially for last-minute changes.)
  • Parents: If you will be watching the race and want to drive your child home afterward, you MUST tell one of the COACHES.

LOOKING AHEAD: MANDATORY SATURDAY PRACTICES at 7:30 AM on Oct 8, 15, and 22.
Location details will be finalized prior to those dates. ALL JV and Varsity runners should plan to attend. These are MANDATORY!


PICTURE DAY is Friday, Oct. 7 during regular practice time. 6th graders are included. Plan to wear uniforms on this day.


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED for the Twin Cities Marathon Water Stop on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 6:30-11:00 AM! This annual fundraiser is an opportunity for Richfield Cross Country families and friends to help support the Twin Cities running community and cheer on some very dedicated runners (including Coach Marty!). Richfield CC is stationed at Mile 9 of the Twin Cities Marathon, at approximately Minnehaha & Grand Ave. in Minneapolis. Register here; use the password "FLUID916" in the field at the top of the page to see details. (Note that every member of your family/group needs to be registered individually.)


DAVANNI'S FUNDRAISER is TUESDAY, OCT. 18 from 5:00-8:30 PM. More information to come.


SCHEDULE: See full schedule for details and additional dates for the season. Specific event details, including bus departure and arrival times, parking info, and course information (when available) will be posted to this site and to the Facebook group a few days before each event.
 
FUNDRAISERS: Cross Country has the best fundraisers -- all you need to do is go out to eat as a family and get your friends and neighbors to join you! Potbelly's and Davanni's give us proceeds raised during CC nights. These are fun evenings socializing with other cross country families.


PENN FEST: The Cross Country team volunteers for the annual Penn Fest race, which will be on Sunday, Sept. 18 this year. Plan on helping at noon with the water stop. The day includes all sorts of fun community activities along Penn Avenue between Highway 62 and about 68th Street. Come cheer on Coach Marty and Coach Jessica as they compete in the race.

APPAREL: Each year the team orders apparel (T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweat pants) with a cross country slogan and Richfield logo. If you have a suggestion for a slogan or art, please reply with your idea. Orders are optional. See the Apparel section for details/order forms.

COMMUNICATIONS: To keep runners and parents up to date on Cross Country happenings, coaches and parent volunteers may post updates to the Richfield Cross Country Facebook group, send out emails to the team and parents, and/or update information on our website. If you'd like to be included in email updates, please email Tammy Wallin, Parent Volunteer. Please contact Coach Marty Huberty at or 952-944-7262 if you have any questions or concerns.
 
CONGRATS to the runners, parents and siblings who competed in the optional URBAN WILDLAND RACE for Wood Lake Nature Center! Lots of Richfield alumni ran. Congratulations to Emma, Nicole, and Aria for finishing well in the 5K, and to Zamara for finishing well in the half marathon.
 
THE SPARTAN SPIRIT ALUMNI RUN was a success! Thanks to the runners, families, alumni, and friends who braved the rain to show their support and kick off the cross country season.


SIGN UP FOR PASTA DINNERS and MEET TREATS! Pasta dinners the night before race days have become a great tradition that has formed lifelong friendships and the support of a running community long after graduation. Help support our runners by hosting a pasta dinner and/or bringing bagels to races. Multiple families can divide the duties and the cost by joining together for a dinner. Contact captains' parents Bill & Anna Hoppe for more information or to sign up for meet treats and pasta dinners (the Spaghetti Dinners & Meet Treats schedule is now available for sign-ups).  


2016 Captains
Girls team: Nicole Mattson, Katy Stark, Emma Nollenberger
Boys team: Liam Hoppe, Matthew Hughes, Joe Herold


Richfield Cross Country Coaches
Coach Marty Huberty at mhuberty2@comcast.net or 952-994-7262
Coach Jessica Okey at jessica.okey@rpsmn.org or 612-798-6123

Richfield Athletic Office Staff
Dave Boie, Athletic Director: 612-798-6131
Shannon Lindberg, Athletic Dept. Secretary: 612-798-6132

Go Spartans!
 

Contact: Marty Huberty
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