2019 LC Widewater Info

2018 Widewater girls start

Liberty Center Widewater Invitational Sat. 9/21 (High School & Middle School)

Results available at http://www.baumspage.com/cc/libertycenter/2019/

2019 Widewater Info and Map

Widewater Retreat Center
4050 Old US24
Liberty Center, OH 43532

*Parking Note – Do not go to the main park entrance. Parking is off of County Road 4 west of the park and should be marked.  There is a $5 charge for parking, and it’s a bit of a hike from the parking area to the starting line so plan accordingly.

Schedule:

8:15am – Bus leaves from HS (est. arrival 9:00am)
10:30am – High School girls race (Black Division)
11:15am – High School boys race (Black Division)
11:45am – HS Black Division awards
12:00pm – Middle School girls race
12:30pm – Middle School boys race
1:00pm – Middle School awards
2:15pm – Estimated return to EHS
Meet Notes – This course is a perennial favorite.  It offers a little bit of everything: fast/flat first mile (for the HS), grassy and rolling second mile, and the third mile includes wooded trails, a water hazard followed by a steep hill, and a flat, open finish.  This course has been essentially unchanged for the 12-year history of this meet, and it has been certified in the past for D2/D3 District meets so it’s known to be accurate.  Most of our runners have been on this course before and will be able to give advice from their experience to the runners who haven’t seen it before.  Current forecast is a sunny day in the mid-80’s, and past experience says it will indeed feel plenty warm for this race.  Hydration and rest will be an important factor for this one.
Note – Bring extra shoes/sandals, socks, etc. if you don’t want to ride home wet.  There is a water hazard near the end of this race and you WILL get wet 🙂
From a spectator standpoint, here is pretty good viewing of the start, one mile mark (HS), and the finish (as well as “the hill” near the finish).  Most of the rest of the course is accessible, just be prepared to get some exercise!

Practice Schedule for September 16-21

Monday, September 16– Team Meeting @ 3 pm in Coach Cymbolin’s classroom. Long run to follow 3-5 pm

Tuesday, September 17– Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm. 

Wednesday, September 18– Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm. 

Thursday, September 19– Practice @ EHS 3-4:30 pm. The route will end at Coach Cymbolin’s with the option to swim. Athletes MUST have signed permission slips to swim. Permission slips will be passed out at practice on Monday. 

Friday, September 20– Practice @ EHS 3-4 pm. Team meal at 4 pm. 

Saturday, September 21– Liberty Center Widewater Invitational. Bus leaves at 8 am. (More info. to come)

Race Schedule: 

10:30 am HS Girls

11:15 am HS Boys

11:45 am HS Awards

12:00 pm MS Girls 

12:30 pm MS Boys

2019 Fayette Invitational Info

2016 Fayette girls start

Fayette Eagle Invitational – Sat. 9/14 (High School and Middle School)

Harrison Lake State Park
26246 Harrison Lake Road
Fayette, OH 43521

Results online at http://www.baumspage.com/cc/fayette/2019/

7:15am – Leave from High School (est. arrival at Harrison Lake 8:00am)
9:00am – Girls middle school race
9:30am – Boys middle school race
10:00am – Girls high school race
10:45am – Boys high school race
1:00pm – Estimated return to Evergreen

Notes – One of the most beautiful courses we run with a few moderate hills and lots of wooded trails. This course has been pretty fast for middle school runners over the years, with many runners setting a personal record at the meet.  It’s also a course that has changed nearly every year, making it somewhat unpredictable (one of the reasons the high school hasn’t participated the past three seasons).

From a spectator standpoint, the start and finish areas are usually fairly close together, with the finish being a long stretch great for cheering.  As mentioned, the course has been modified several times over the years, so double check the start and finish locations on arrival in case they’ve been moved again.   Be sure to give yourself extra time to find a parking spot and walk to the start/finish area.

Practice Schedule for the week of September 9

Monday, September 9- Team Meeting in Coach Cymbolin at 3 pm. Long run 3:30- 5 pm at EHS

Tuesday, September 10- NWOAL Preview at Bryan. This is NOT a meet, but an opportunity for athletes to practice/preview the course prior to the NWOAL League Meet on October 12. The bus will leave at 3:15 pm and will return to EHS around 6:15 pm. 

Wednesday, September 11- Practice @ 3pm at EHS

Thursday, September 12- Practice @ 3pm at EHS

Friday, September 13- Practice @ 3pm at EHS. Team Meal @ EHS around 4 pm. 

Saturday, September 14- Fayette Eagle Invitational at Harrison State Park 

      Bus leaves @ 7:15 am (More information to come) 

2019 Archbold Invitational Info

2017 Archbold Lindy

Archbold Invitational Sat. 9/7 (Middle School only)

Results available at https://www.baumspage.com/cc/archbold/2019/

Archbold Reservoir
502 South Street (parking)
Archbold, OH 43502

8:20am – Bus leaves from the Middle School (est. arrival 9:00am)
10:30am – Middle school girls
11:00am – Middle school boys
1:00pm (est.) – Bus returns to Middle School

Archbold Course Map

Meet Notes – Believe it or not, this is one of the oldest courses we still run on and it hasn’t changed much over the years. This meet involves loops around the larger and smaller reservoirs, with hills in between and a downhill finish. The middle school makes one loop around each reservoir. This a very “manageable” meet for middle school runners as the course is not very complicated. This is not a fast course despite being mostly flat; in part, because it’s so open and flat. It’s much harder to push your pace running a one mile long circle around the reservoir. Still, all the runner have to run the same loops, so it’s a chance to get out and compete against some of our NWOAL rivals. Archbold hosted the NWOAL League Meet here last year, so many of our runners are already familiar with this course.

Spectators can see pretty much the entire race, although individual runners can be a little hard to make out when they’re on the far side of the water.  The most exciting parts…the start, finish and crossover between reservoirs…are all within close proximity though so it’s a good meet to watch.

*There will be concessions available. However, we ask that athletes have a healthy breakfast that morning and NOT eat concession food until after they have competed. We will have healthy snacks provided by parents; athletes are strongly encouraged to partake of these after competing.

2019 Tiffin Carnival Info

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Tiffin Cross Country Carnival Sat. 9/7 (High School only)

Results available at https://www.baumspage.com/cc/tiffin/2019/

Course maps: High School Course

Hedges Boyer Park
491 Coe St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

6:30am – Bus leaves from High School (est. arrival 8:00am)
9:35am – Girls’ Div. III Varsity
10:05am – Boys’ Div. III-B Varsity
11:25am – Boys’ Div. III Open
3:30pm – Estimated return time
Meet Notes – This course was an absolute mess last year as it rained quite a bit leading up to the meet, so we’re looking forward to a DRY course with ideal weather conditions.  All of our races are in the morning, which should be in the mid-60’s and partly cloudy. Perfect race weather!
One of the largest meets in the country, this carnival is in its 51st year and features most of the top teams and individual runners in the state. The first race of the day kicks off at 8:30am, and the last race doesn’t start until 4:45pm.  Most of these races will have upwards of 240 runners, making it a pretty intense and unique experience for each participant.  This also happens to be the same course on which the Regional meet is run, giving us an opportunity to preview the course without making a special trip in late October.  The course is challenging to be sure, but also ripe for some very fast times.

 

A few things of note:
  • Tiffin is about 90 minutes from EHS, so give yourself plenty of time
  • Parking can be challenging. Plan to enter on Summit Street (the “bottom” of the park) and walk to the upper area.  You can enter off Coe Street, but you have to pass through several areas that are blocked off during races, making it very difficult to get through. Again, give yourself plenty of time.
  • They run a VERY tight schedule. If they say the girls’ varsity race is at 9:35 AM, that gun will go off at 9:35 AM.
  • The side of the start area near the finish is typically very crowded, as are several other areas on that side of the course. There’s a lot of people here, so bring a dose of patience 🙂
  • Cell coverage is really bad. Calling, texting, tweeting, etc. is a gamble at any given time.
  • The t-shirts for this meet are usually pretty cool, and you’ll often see runners wearing them at other meets throughout the year. This meet is somewhat legendary among the high school cross country community.
  • We are planning on stopping for lunch during the drive back. We welcome anyone to join us, just be advised it may be crowded with 23 runners plus coaches and parents. We’ll let everyone know Saturday where we decided to stop.

 

*There will be concessions available. However, we ask that athletes have a healthy breakfast that morning and NOT eat concession food until after they have competed. We will have healthy snacks provided by parents; athletes are strongly encouraged to partake of these AFTER competing.

Practice Schedule 8/26- 9/4

Take a look at this week’s practice schedule.

Monday, August 26: EHS @ 3-5 pm

Tuesday, August 27: EHS @ 3-4:30 pm

Wednesday, August 28: Hills @ Homecoming Park. Bus will leave at 3 pm and will arrive back to EHS around 5:30 pm. We are planning to stop and get ice cream on the way back.

Thursday, August 29: EHS @ 3-4:30 pm

Friday, August 30: No School. HS practice @ 8 am. MS is welcome to join but it is not mandatory.

Saturday, August 31st: Optional (but encouraged) Long run @ 8 am @ Metamora Community Park. Country Charm breakfast afterwards?

Monday, September 2: Happy Labor Day! No practice

Tuesday, September 3: HS practice @ 8 am. MS is welcome to join but it is not mandatory.

Wednesday, September 4: EHS @ 3 pm

 

 

Spirit Wear Order Form

Another option for EVG XC team spirit wear is now available. Orders are due to Coach Hesson by Friday, August 30. *This is a change–If you are paying with a check, please make it out to Evergreen Cross Country. If you already paid with a check to Haas Jordan, that is fine. If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hesson. Thank you for supporting Evergreen Cross Country!

Cross Country Spirit Wear Order Form

 

 

Defiance Early Bird Open Info

 

2018 Augie Defiance

Defiance Early Bird Saturday 8/24 (High School & Middle School)

Results available at https://www.baumspage.com/cc/defiance/2019/

Course schedule and maps:

Defiance High School Course
Defiance Middle School Course

Defiance High School
1755 PALMER DRIVE
Defiance, OH 43512

*Parking Note – There is a $5/car charge for parking that includes admission to the meet.

Schedule:

6:30am – Bus leaves from HS (est. arrival 7:30am)
9:00am – High School boys race

9:45am – High School girls race

10:30am – Middle School boys race
11:00am – Middle School girls race
1:00pm – Estimated return to EHS
Meet Notes – Our 2019 XC racing season kicks off in somewhat familiar fashion with the Defiance Early Bird Open.  The change this year is the course: we are no longer running at Camp Lakota but instead race at Defiance High School.  The reaction from the athletes to the news that they would not face “The Hill” has been mixed, but suffice it to say this year’s course will be flatter and therefore likely faster.  This change will hopefully also mean easier parking and access to the course.
We have not been on this particular course yet, but the course maps (linked above) look to be more or less an “out and back” style route. Runners will start and finish on the infield at the track, including a section actually on the track. Because of this, and runners wearing spikes need to be sure their spikes are 1/4″ or smaller.
The weather forecast looks great for this weekend, although we should point out it always seems to feel hotter than the actual temperature at this meet so hydration is every bit as important as always.  Get a great night’s sleep and we’ll see you Saturday morning!

Team Meals & Race Day Snacks!

It’s finally here….the team meal and race day snack sign up!

Team meals will take place in the H.S. cafeteria at 3:45 p.m. on Fridays before race days and are great for team bonding. Race snacks are great for replenishing our runners after they compete. There are a couple of sign ups for each meal/snack as a group of parents can share the team meal and/or race snack. Team meals include main dish, sides, dessert, and drinks. Pastas or any “carb loaded/high protein” dish would be nutritious for our runners. Suggestions for race day snacks include granola bars, peanut butter crackers, fruit, bagels, water, chocolate milk, Gatorade, etc. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Please plan for at least 33 people (20 HS & 10 MS + coaches). Thank you- your support is greatly appreciated!

*Please keep in mind we do have a peanut, kiwi, strawberry, banana, and egg allergy. We ask if you bring a mixed fruit dish that you keep a small portion excluding strawberries, kiwi, and bananas. Thank you!

Thank you in advance to our amazing supportive parents for fueling our runners!

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