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The purpose of this blogsite is to allow full access to the team, practices, history, and future events. Please check back with this blog throughout the summer and fall for new updates on the team. Feel free to share it with friends and family who follow the program!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Parent Drivers Needed for Columbus Day Practice in Belvidere

We are looking for parent chaperone/drivers for Monday's practice in Belvidere.  We are traveling up north on this day, to give all our runners a chance to see the Sectional course and run a fast paced workout.  We'll have a short breakfast following the run.  Any parents who are able to drive up should contact Coach Clarey via email:  chad.clarey@gmail.com


Pretzels and "Cheese!"

For the fifth season in a row, our Knights won the Freeport Pretzel Invitational.  Capped by an individual title by Kyle Carter, a 3rd place pretzel winning effort from Conor Johnson, and a pack split 1-7 which included Meisenger (6th), Bower (9th), Acosta (12th), Huber (14th) and Kucera (15th) we were at a season's best 1:03 between them all!  Our FS team also earned a team title!  Next up, we head to Byron for a flighted meet on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Charger Classic is Saturday

We will be heading to the famous Oakhurst Forest Preserve for one of the fastest courses of the season.

Bus time is 6:30, with the team leaving at 6:45.  Boys Frosh Soph run at 9:30, Varsity at 10:30 and the Open at 11:00.  Awards will take FOREVER... so if you want to sign your athlete out, please do so.  We won't be stopping on the way home.  So pack a lunch, if you're riding the bus.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Parent Volunteer Help Needed

Any parents who are available to come help rake nuts off the course on Friday at 4pm, are encouraged to bring grass rakes and meet at the pavillion.

On Saturday, any parents who are not already on the volunteer pass list may park at the Markuson home, on Saddlewood Drive.  Please enter their driveway, the 5th on the right, and park in their yard.  Do not worry about the grass (according to Melanie).  You can walk over to the Woods from there.

Volunteers who are already on the pass list should enter the Woods by 8:40am.  No one will be allowed down after 8:45am.  We will meet in the chute at 8:45 to delegate responsibilities.

As always, thank you for your continued help and support!

Knights Race to 3rd in 2A Race at Peoria

The team took their business trip in Peoria very seriously, and wound up bringing home some dazzling hardware.  For the first time since 2007, the team celebrated a top 5 finish by placing 3rd in the 2A division.  This sets the tone for a very special season.  Kyle Carter raced to a 10th place finish, and established a new school record of 15:23 on the Detweiller Park course.  His teammates sealed the deal with a 56 second pack split (1-5), and with 26 other course or career PRs.  Very special day, followed by a tremendous picnic in Henry, IL.  Special shout out to our Senior class families who worked together to coordinate our grilled lunch.  Thanks to all who came and shared something for the feast.  This is our trophy that became the centerpiece for the table.