Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Carlisle Invitational and DQ Run

Here is the link to the results of the Carlisle Invitational.  We had some great times and it was great to compete against so many runners!  Well done by all those who attended!

Click Here for results of the Carlisle Invitational


DQ Run - It was quite a sight seeing 40 MS XC Runners racing towards DQ today!  Everyone arrived, enjoyed an ice cream and then returned back to WMS.  The kids seemed to have a great time!

Thursday is our final meet of the season against Watertown.  The meet takes place in Watertown and the bus should be back to WMS between 5:30 and 6:00.

Our team party will take place on Friday after school and should be finished around 3:15.  Thanks to everyone for a great season!

Friday, October 20, 2017

It is hard to believe that this is the last week of our XC season!

The coaching staff has enjoyed coaching and working with each and every member of our team.  It is great to see the improvement of each athlete and also to see the smiles on their faces when warming up and stretching with their teammates.  It is a very special group of kids!  We hope that everyone has enjoyed the season as much as we have!  We would also love to see everyone back this spring for our Spring Track team!

Here is the week ahead along with information about the Carlisle Invitational which takes place on Monday.

Monday - Carlisle Invitational (This is not a full team event).  The meet takes place at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle.  Please read the information below from the Carlisle coach who is running the meet:

We have seventeen schools and 650 runners participating this year. Please pay close attention the schedule of races below, as we must stick to these times in order to finish all races before dark. We will post team results as they become available, individual results and team results will be posted to Coolrunning.com by Monday evening.    

Schools: Acton, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, 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
Address1018 Lowell Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
Parking is limited so please encourage parents to car pool. In addition, the park charges a $3 parking fee that will be collected when cars enter the lot. 

**If your child is not running in the Carlisle Invitational then they will not attend practice on Monday as all 3 coaches will be going to meet**

Tuesday - DQ Run!  We plan on leaving school at 2:30, run to DQ in Natick for an ice cream and then run back to WMS by 3:45.  This is a great "Workout" and the kids always enjoy it.  Please have your child bring a few dollars for an ice cream!  Also, please be sure your child returns their signed permission slips for our DQ run.  If you need another copy, please click here for an extra permission slip.

Thursday - Final meet of the season at Watertown.  We will send along information about the location of the meet once we hear from the Watertown coaches.

Friday - Team party!  It is a tradition for our team to end the year with a team party.  We encourage team members to bring a few snack items to school with them and the coaching staff will provide some pizza.  It is a fun way to end our season.  Pick up will be at 3:15.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Here is the week ahead...

Monday - Home meet against Bedford.  The girls will run first again today.  We are hoping that Bedford arrives early enough for a 3:45 start.  

Tuesday - Practice at Wayland Middle School.  Pick up is at 3:45.

Thursday - Away meet against Blanchard (Westford).  The meet takes place at Stony Brook Middle School on Farmers Way in Westford.  This is a true XC Country through the woods.  Seeing that it takes awhile to travel to and from Westford it will be very difficult to estimate our return time.  We will have the kids send a message with our ETA on our way home.  Our best guess for our return to Wayland Middle School will be after 6:00.

Friday - Practice at Wayland Middle School until 3:45.

**Carlislie Invitational**

We will be announcing the athletes who qualified for this event which takes place next Monday(10/23) at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle.  We are not able to bring the entire team so only our top runners will be able to attend this meet.  More details to follow...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted everyone to know that the girls will run first tomorrow.  Sorry for the late change.  Hope to see some of you at our meet at WHS against Sudbury.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Here is the info for the week:

Tuesday - Practice at WMS until 3:45

Thursday - Meet against Sudbury at Wayland High School (Boys will run first).  The first race should begin between 3:30 and 3:45.

Friday - Practice at WMS until 3:45

As usual, let us know if you have any questions.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Another Busy Week!

1.  Congratulations to both the girls and boys teams for their strong effort against Billerica yesterday.  It is fun to see the improvement of so many runners already.  Let's keep it going!

2.  Here is the schedule for the up-coming week:

Monday - Practice at WMS until 3:45

Tuesday - Home meet at Wayland High School against Stony Brook MS of Westford.  The girls will run first and then the boys will follow.  We are hoping to start the meet around 3:45.  Again, it depends when Westford arrives.

Thursday - Away meet at Kennedy Middle School (Waltham).  Due to 7th/8th grade Back to School Night, both the girls and boys will run at the same time, but will be scored separately.  We should be back to WMS around 5:45.

Friday - Practice at WMS until 3:45

3.  Our uniforms were expected to arrive this afternoon and we will distribute them during practice on Monday to those who have paid $11.00.  If your son/daughter did not order a shirt, we ordered a few extras.  If you plan on purchasing one of these extra shirts please make your check payable to Wayland Boosters.

4.  The coaching staff is really enjoying our XC team.  The kids come to practice ready to work and are getting better each day.  It is so nice to see the positive reinforcement from all team members.  We hope your child/children are enjoying it as much as we are!  Enjoy the weekend.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Billerica Meet

Tomorrow's meet has changed locations!!!!!

We are now running at Locke Middle School in Billerica.

110 Allen Rd, Billerica, MA 01821

Hope to see some of you there.  Please remember to have your child bring a note if they are going to drive home with you directly from the meet.  Thanks!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Acton Meet

1.  Congratulations to both the boys and girls teams today at our first meet.  We had some excellent times and we hope everyone enjoyed the course despite the heat.  The boys team won their meet today and the girls lost.

2.  Again, there will not be practice on Tuesday due to the 8th grade cave trip.

3.  Our away meet on Thursday is against Billerica and will take place at Marshall Middle School on 15 Floyd Street, Billerica.  Our meet should begin around 3:45 and we should be back to Wayland Middle School between 5:30-6:00 (depending on traffic).

4.  The on-line store is still open and orders can be placed.  It will be closing on Wednesday so please be sure to place your orders.  You can just click on the link below to access the on-line store.






Saturday, September 23, 2017

A busy week!

1.  Monday - Home meet against Acton.  We are hoping that the meet will begin around 3:30.  The boys will run first and then the girls.  Just a reminder that all team members should remain at the meet until the conclusion of both races.  Also, all team members must board one of the first round of buses on Monday afternoon to be transported to the high school.  The coaches will be at the high school when students arrive.  Please remember that pick up will be at Wayland High School on Monday!

2.  Tuesday - No Practice due to the 8th grade cave trip

3.  Thursday - Away meet against Billerica.  Team members will be transported to and from Billerica by bus which will leave at 2:30 from WMS.  We anticipate returning to WMS between 5:30 and 6:00.  The return time will depend on traffic.  

4.  Friday - Practice at WMS.  We will finish around 3:45.

5.  We hope to see you at our home meet.  We are looking forward to it!  Go Warriors!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Here is a google image of our course for Monday.  It is just under 1.7 miles and it will be a double loop (each loop a little longer than 0.8 miles).  It should be a good course to actually watch the meet unfold.  See you at the high school.  We thought you might be interested...



XC Updates:

1.  Due to the bees on our course, we will be having our home XC meets at Wayland High School this season.  To help the kids learn the course, we will practice at the high school this Friday afternoon.  All team members will board one of the first round of buses immediately at 2:20 and will meet the coaches at the high school to get ready.  Our practice will still end around 3:45, but pick up is at the high school.  We will not be transported back to WMS.

2.  Our first meet of the season next Monday against Acton.  It is always difficult to determine the exact start time of our meets due to the visiting team arriving.  Acton typically has a very large team and we will need to walk our race course prior to running the race.  Our best estimate of a start time is between 3:30-3:45.  Please understand if the start time is delayed.

3.  Once the meet begins, we will run 2 races (boys and girls).  Each race should take about 20 minutes.  It is a Cross Country tradition that the boys team stays to cheer on the girls and the girls team stays to cheer on the boys.   

4.  Just a reminder about paying our user fee.  In order to participate in any middle school sports team, there is a fee of $125.  If you have any questions about the user fee, please contact our Athletic Director at 508-358-7488.  Here is the link for the user fee payment.

5.  Wayland Boosters has partnered with Brine Sports Apparel and is offering some additional sports gear for athletes to purchase.  This is by no means a requirement, but team members have really enjoyed purchasing items in the past.  Please check out the flyer below that explains how to purchase the additional gear.  The deadline for ordering is September 23rd.  Just click on the image below and it will bring you to the website.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

First Week of Practice!

We have really enjoyed getting to know the team and are very impressed with their enthusiasm and everyone's work ethic!  The team has been working hard and we are off to a good start!  Below you will find some important information:

1.  Today your child will be coming home with a yellow sheet of paper with instructions on how to purchase our team uniform.  The uniform costs $11.00 and checks should be made payable to Wayland Boosters.  If your child is new to the program, then they should purchase a shirt.   Returning team members do not need to purchase a new shirt as it will be the same style as last year.  Please have your child return the yellow slip and check to Coach Farley tomorrow morning before school.  We want to place the order to make sure the shirts arrive in time for our first meet.

2.  There are still a few team members who need to turn in an updated physical to our school nurse.  As soon as the physical is received, your son/daughter will be able to participate.

3.  We have a team blog which provides updated information about our team.  Please visit http://wmsxcountry.blogspot.com and enter your email address on the right hand side.  You will receive updates automatically.

4.  If you have not paid the user fee for the XC team please do so soon.  Team members will not be able to participate in the first meet if the payment is not received.  Please click on the link to make the payment.

5.  As usual, if you have any questions, please let us know.

Coach Reddington, Coach O'Keefe, and Coach Farley

Sunday, September 10, 2017

First Practice - Monday the 11th!!!

We are looking forward to our first practice of the season on Monday.  All team members should meet in the gym at 2:30 and then we will warm up and workout on the back field near the baseball field. Practice will end by 3:45.  Please plan on picking up your child no later than 3:45 tomorrow.

What to bring:

1.  Running outfit and sneakers
2.  Water Bottle
3.  A good attitude

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WELCOME TO THE WMS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM!

If you are looking to be part of a team, get to know students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade and get into the best shape of your life then this is the team for you!

Our team will practice every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 2:30 and ending around 3:45.  We compete against other middle schools from the area and compete on courses that average around 1.5 miles.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the coaches.  All of the coaching information can be found at the top of the page.

We can't wait to see you at the first day of practice on Monday the 11th of September!  

Please click on the registration tab at the top of page to join our team.