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Mike Sonnabend

Head Coach

Kim Griffin

Athletic Office Manager

Phone: 507-328-5330

Dan Feda

Assistant Coach

Brian Ihrke

Activities Director

Phone: 507-328-5330

John Larsen

Volunteer Coach, Stats

Coming Soon

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer


BULLETIN BOARD


PRACTICE & MEET SCHEDULES

2021 Practice Times
Monday - Friday: 3:45 to 5:45
Saturday: 8:00 - 10:00
►Practices can vary in length depending on the type of workout and where the workout takes place. Our goal is to complete each practice by 5:15.
Practice times for Thursday & Friday will be 3:45 at Coach Dan's: 3210 Lakeridge Drive NW

2021 Cross Country Meet Schedule Link
Click link above for up-to-date meet information from big9.org
Meets are confirmed when a contract is signed by the Activities Director. Meet information including times for each race, course maps, bus times, concessions, t-shirt sales, and more will be posted when received from host school.

2021 CC Calendar View UPDATED
This is a calendar view with all meet dates, team activities, and practice times for Labor Day weekend and MEA.


UPCOMING MEET INFORMATION

2021 Section 1AAA Cross Country Championships
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Brooktree Golf Club
1369 Cherry St, Owatonna, MN 55060-1988


TIME: 2:55PM



BUS TIMES:
JA: 1:15  JM: 1:30

TRAVEL RELEASE FORM

RACE ASSIGNMENTS:
3:35 VARSITY BOYS
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2.
3.
4.
5.

6.
7.

4:45 JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS
Aiden Feda
Alexander Younk
Andrew Dahlen
Andrew Sivertson
Andrew Sonnabend
Benjamin Schmitt

Daniel Evans
Drake Mitchell
Elliot Anderson
Gabe Robison
Garrett Eick
Iyesten Zapatta

Jack Bergerson
Jacob Weist
Jaden Anderson
James Garcia
James Price
Kyle Pido
Landon Ortmeier
Luke Liedl
Mac Schad
Matt Duncan
Matthew Egle
Max Nguyen
Micah Hanson
Nolen Helgeson
Nate Nigbur
Owen Janssen

Owen Melnyczenko
Peter Jones
Phillip Dahlen
Scott Anderson
Stephen Johnson 
William Reiter


RACE SCHEDULE:
2:55 Girls Varsity
3:35 Boys Varsity
4:10 Girls Junior Varsity
4:45 Boys Junior Varsity
5:15 Team and Individual Awards

TEAMS COMPETING & BOX NUMBER:
1. Rochester Mayo
2. Northfield
3. Owatonna
4. Farmington
5. Rochester Century
6. Lakeville South
7. Rochester John Marshall
8. Lakeville North


TIMING & RESULTS:
Timing and results provided by Wayzata Results
LINK COMING SOON

AWARDS:
Runners 1-6: medals, plus State qualifiers 
State Qualifiers: the first 6 individual finishers not on the 1st or 2nd place teams 
Team Trophy: team champion and 2nd place team

NOTES:
Your school will be notified by telephone prior to 11:00 A.M. on the day of the race if the meet has to be postponed due to inclement weather. The alternative meet day is the Friday of the same week.

Please stay off residential property adjoining the course. Also, do not walk, jog, or run on any of the putting surfaces or sand traps. Please display proper conduct at all times and leave the golf course better than when you arrived.

Two golf carts will again be used for each race. One will go ahead of the runners, and one will stay behind the last runner and assist any injured participants.

The course will be clearly marked. Runners who gain an unfair advantage over other competitors by deviating from the race lanes or physical contact will be disqualified.

The course will be marked with a double line at least five feet wide. Runners must stay within the marked path. Course guards are positioned at critical areas and are instructed to report the numbers of any runners who “cut.”

Teams with identical scores will have the tie broken by looking at the finish of the 6th runner for each team. It a team does not have a 6th runner, they automatically receive a lower meet finish position to the team with a 6th runner.

Contestant numbers: Assigned numbers must be worn on the front of the contestant’s jersey. The number must be securely pinned on the outside of the contestant’s shirt at chest level on the front, right side up. We will supply safety pins. The chip is in the bib so make sure they are distributed properly.

Finish Chute: The finish area will be different because of the chip timing. We will still have workers in the area to help runners move out of the corral and we will have a trainer there if needed. We will be backing up the chip timing with another timing system as well as the finish lynx system.  Remember to completely cross the mats in the finish area before they slow down. All other runners and spectators must stay out of the chute and roped in scoring area.

Meet packets may be obtained at the official’s table only after your team has claimed one of the camp areas east or west of the fairway but not outside the cart path. Make sure that your camp is back far enough from the fairway so it does not interfere with the start of the race.  Tents are allowed only if the stakes have shallow penetration and leave no unsightly marks. Please remember to leave your camp area free of litter before you leave.

The starting line and finish areas must be kept clear of non-competing runners and spectators.

A certified athletic trainer will be available for all races. He/she will be stationed near the finish line.


SHARE YOUR PICTURES!

Several parents have noted that our current system of sharing pictures only allows the uploading of one picture at a time. Although this is doable, it does take a lot of time for those uploading a large amount of pictures. As a result, Becky Helgeson has kindly set up a Flicker account that allows large batch uploads and downloads. If you have pictures to share or want to download pictures, please the click the links below:

9-11-21 Luther College

9-16-21 Mayo Invite at Eastwood

9-22-21 Albert Lea

10-7-21 Owatonna

10-12-21 All-City

 


TASTE - CLASS - PRIDE

Thank-you to everyone who volunteered to help with the Scheell's Happy Human Race. Your help was greatly appreciated by the meet director. Below is a response from the meet organizer.

GO ROCKETS!

6 September 2021

Dear John Marshall High School Cross Country Team,

The Rochester Running Club and the Scheels Healthy Human Race would like to express our tremendous appreciation for your dedication and commitment to helping with the Healthy Human Race on Saturday August 28th at your aid stations along 20th St. SE, near the relay exchange point. You helped us to execute what was probably one of the most relaxed race days.

 

The whole event was so successful from the packet pick-up to the last person to cross the finish line. Knowing the JM High School Cross Country Team were so capable and possessed the expertise to accomplish the tasks set before you was a huge relief and you were a big part of that successful execution.

You knew what needed to be done and we depended on you to “just do it”. Your presence made so much difference and we are indebted to you for your unselfish dedication to the Healthy Human Race.
You are a great partner and tremendously appreciated.

 

Simply to say thanks just does not seem adequate, but please know that “thanks” speaks volumes. You are truly invaluable!! I hope you will join us once again next year on August 27, for the 38th running of this event.
 

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give. Winston Churchill
 

Lin Gentling
Race Director Scheels Healthy Human Race
www.healthyhumanrace.com

 

PS…..All the best for a highly successful season!!!


TEAM TEXT MESSAGES

Stay up to date on team news by subscribing to our text message service provided by Remind. Get instant messages concerning upcoming meets, bus times, return times, practice information, schedule changes, and more. Click the image to the left to get started. 


PARENT-ATHLETE-COACH (PAC) MEETING

Thanks to everyone who attended the parents meeting on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the meeting had a glitch and did not get recorded. Below is a .pdf of the presentation with all the information covered. You won't get the benefit of hearing the questions at the end of the meeting, but all the important information is here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Coach Sonnabend. We are looking forward to a great season!


RECORD YOUR SUMMER TRAINING

In an effort to help create training programs that fit the running experience of each athlete, we are asking everyone to record their summer workouts in the provided Google Form. Please be honest. Runs can take place during Captain's practices or on your own. 

Google Form Link

Google Sheets with Form Responses Link




PASTA FEED SIGN-UP


Link coming soon

Traditionally, pasta feeds serve as a great way to gather as a team and socialize the day before a meet. Each event is held at the home of a team member, but can also be held at the school. Each pasta feed has one host and one or more helpers. If you are interested in volunteering to host or help with a pasta feed, please click the image to pick a date.

WE WILL NOT  BE HOLDING PASTA FEEDS THIS SEASON DUE TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES