Thursday, October 20, 2016

Stony Brook Meet and Carlisle Invitational

Congratulations to all runners today for their excellent performances in Westford!  The girls team made it 3 wins in a row and are really running well!  

We are planning to have practice tomorrow until 3:30 for all team members, but will make a decision during the day depending on the weather.  We will update the blog if there are any changes.

Carlisle Invitational 

As you know the Carlisle Invitational is an event in which runners need to qualify.  We have a number of boys and girls who have reached this goal...Congratulations.  The coaches announced those who will be running at the invitational at the conclusion of today's meet.  Those who are on the roster were thrilled!

Below is information about the Carlisle Invitational which takes place next Monday.  We are aware that there is a 7th grade field trip in Canton, MA and the bus is not expected to return until 3:30.  This causes a problem seeing that the XC bus will be leaving at 2:30.  Several families have reached out and are planning on picking up their son/daughter in Canton and then will bring them to Carlisle.  We are thankful to those who will have to go through this to make it to the starting line!  

**Please note that the projected start time of the girls race is 5:15 and the boys race is 4:45.  There is also an ice cream stand at Great Brook Farm which we typically invade following the races.  It is a good idea to have a few extra dollars for a snack on the way home.


General Information for the Carlisle Invitational:

Schools: Acton, Bedford, Belmont, Blanchard, Carlisle, Clarke, Concord, Diamond, Hanscom, Lincoln, MVRCS, Stonybrook, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland


Schedule
3:45                 Varsity Boys
4:15                 Varsity Girls
4:45                 JV Boys
5:15                 JV Girls

Parking for spectators
Address: 1018 Lowell Road, Carlisle, MA 01741

Parking is limited so please encourage parents to car pool. In addition, the park charges a $2 parking fee that will be collected when cars enter the lot. PLEASE be sure that parents are aware of this in advance, as this has presented problems in the past.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The next few weeks...

Here is the breakdown for the remainder of our season.  It is hard to believe that we are coming down the final straight away!

Thursday 10/13 - Away meet against Blanchard MS (Westford) - This meet takes place at Stony Brook Middle School in Westford.  It is a pretty long ride to Westford, so we should be back to WMS after 6:00.

Friday 10/14 - Practice at WMS until 3:45.

Monday 10/17 - Traditional XC Ice Cream Run - We will run to DQ in Natick as a team, enjoy some ice cream and then run back to WMS.  Pick up will be between 3:45-4:00.  Permission Slips are Needed to Attend.  Be sure to check with your child to make sure the slip is signed.

Tuesday 10/18 - Home meet against Mystic Valley Charter School.  There is a chance that both boys and girls will run together during this meet.

Thursday 10/20 - Away Meet against Stony Brook Middle School (Westford).  We will be running on the same course as our 10/13 meet.  Again, due to the distance we will probably be home a little after 6:00.  **This will be the final meet for most of our team.  Only those who qualify for the invitational will have practice on Friday**

Friday 10/21 - Practice for those who qualified for the Carlisle Invitational Only.  We will be done around 3:30.

Monday 10/24 - Carlisle Invitational at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle.  This is an awesome meet with over 20 schools attending.  

Tuesday 10/25 - End of season party from 2:30-3:30 at WMS!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Here is the update for the rest of the week...

Thursday - Away meet at Concord MS in Concord, MA. Hopefully the meet will begin around 3:45 and we should be home around 5:30.  As usual, if you are planning on bringing your child home from the meet, please send us an email stating your pick-up plans.

Friday - Practice from 2:30-3:30

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When we return after the long weekend...

Thursday - Away meet against Westford.  This is a long bus ride so we will not be home until 6:00 or even after.

Friday, September 23, 2016

It will be a busy week!!!!!!!

Here is the schedule for next week:

Monday - Practice from 2:30-3:45

Tuesday - Home meet against Lincoln (start time should be between 3:45-4:00)  **Girls will be running first in this meet**

Thursday - Away meet against Lexington (Diamond Middle School).  We will be taking a bus from Wayland Middle School to Diamond MS in Lexington.  It is always difficult to predict the starting times of our away races, but 3:45-4:00 should be pretty close.  The bus will take us back to Wayland MS and we should arrive home around 6:00.  Please understand if we are delayed due to traffic.  If you would like to pick your child up at the away meet in Lexington, please send along a note or an email to the coaches stating your pick-up plan.  Thanks for your help with this.

Friday - Practice from 2:30-3:45.

Finally, as you know, Wayland Boosters has a partnership with Brine Sports Apparel.  If your son or daughter is interested in purchasing additional Wayland XC gear please click on the link below.  The on-line store will be open from Monday, September 19th until Sunday, September 25th at midnight.  Once the on-line store is closed, the orders will be placed and the gear will be delivered a few weeks after.  This is totally optional to families.  If you are interested, please click on the link below.

Click Here for:  Wayland Middle School XC Team Apparel

As usual, if you have any questions, please let us know.  Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sudbury Meet

We had some great performances during our meet today against Sudbury.  Both the boys and girls teams lost a close one on this very hot day.  Despite the loss, our athletes ran very fast times and were able to keep the meet close against our opponent.

We were reminded today by the athletic director to send out the link for the athletic users fee.  This fee needs to be collected in order for athletes to participate in all athletics at the middle school and high school.  Please click on the link below if you have not already paid.  Thanks for your help with this.

Please visit this link https://unipaygold.unibank.com/transactioninfo.aspx as soon as possible to make a payment for our Cross Country Team.

Finally, Wayland Boosters also has a partnership with Brine Sports Apparel.  If your son or daughter is interested in purchasing additional Wayland XC gear please click on the link below.  The on-line store will be open from Monday, September 19th until Monday, September 26th.  Once the on-line store is closed, the orders will be placed and the gear will be delivered a few weeks after.  This is totally optional to families.  If you are interested, please click on the link below.

Click Here for:  Wayland Middle School XC Team Apparel

As usual, if you have any questions, please let us know.  Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Great Week!

We had a great week of practice!  We saw tremendous improvement in each team member as we continue to prepare for our up-coming meet against Sudbury.

The week ahead...

Monday - We will practice from 2:30-3:45 rain or shine.

Tuesday - Home meet against Sudbury.  It is always difficult to predict the start time of the meet; however, with Sudbury being so close, we will probably begin between 3:30-3:45.  For those of you who are new to Cross Country, there are 2 races (a girls race and a boys race).  Our course begins and finishes on the back field of the middle school and is 1.7 miles.  As spectators, you are able to see the opening and closing laps.  All WMS team members should stay until the completion of both races.  It is a custom that all team members cheer on all runners.  It is common for the final runner to receive as loud of an applause as the top runners.  We are really looking forward to our first home meet!

Thursday - We will practice from 2:30-3:45.

Friday - We will practice from 2:30-3:45.

Today, 15 team members brought in checks to purchase their uniforms.  A representative from Wayland Boosters will be at our practice again on Monday.  If your child does not have a uniform already, please have them bring a check for $10.00 payable to Wayland Boosters to our practice on Monday.

Finally, Wayland Boosters also has a partnership with Brine Sports Apparel.  If your son or daughter is interested in purchasing additional Wayland XC gear please click on the link below.  The on-line store will be open from Monday, September 19th until Monday, September 26th.  Once the on-line store is closed, the orders will be placed and the gear will be delivered a few weeks after.  This is totally optional to families.  If you are interested, please click on the link below.

Click Here for:  Wayland Middle School XC Team Apparel

As usual, if you have any questions, please let us know.  Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Some important notes...

Our team is off to a great start!  We have been building up a foundation for the past 4 practices and team members are showing incredible improvement already!  

Team members who do not already have a XC/Spring Track uniform from last year need to purchase one.  The price of the uniform is $10 and checks should be made out to the Wayland Boosters.  Team members who need a uniform can purchase one on Friday during practice.  There will be a representative from Wayland Boosters at our practice and athletes can purchase one at that time.  Again, please bring a check for $10 to practice on Friday made payable to Wayland Boosters.

Finally, if you have not paid the user fee for our team, please do so by visiting the link below as soon as possible.  

Please visit this link https://unipaygold.unibank.com/transactioninfo.aspx as soon as possible to make a payment for our Cross Country Team.  

As usual, if you have any questions, please contact us.