Saturday, January 31, 2015

2015 Metro East Conference CX Ski Pursuit Championships Resuts

Annika's Skate Time is incorrect. Strong skate race Annika!   It looks like it is 10 mins. off.  I am contacting the timer to get an accurate time, as coaches were not given results to review at the end of the races.

Cale Earning All Conference Honorable Mention
Sam's Photo Finish Victory
Caroline looking strong.
Lea skiing with determination.
Amanda is our fastest girl today.

Annika finishing with a fast skate time.
Hannah worked hard to compete in her first pursuit race.  Way to go.

Tyler skiing his skis apart 

Harris is one of only two 7th graders to ski the pursuit.  Future looks bright.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Metro East Conference Nordic Ski Championship Information and JV Championship Results with Photos

Directions - 494 west to E. Bush Lake Road South - Please enter the park at the Recreation Area Entrance.
Buses will park in the second parking lot - the one circled on the map.
The Race Starting/Finish Line is at the Midsummer Staging Area - M on the map.
Waxing space and outlets will be available inside  Jan's Place located adjacent to the bus parking.
Tents can be placed in the Start / Finish Staging area - we will have a worker there to give directions.
Timing chips will be distributed in the same staging area.
Visitor Center - can be used as a warming area, but NO BAGS, CAMPS, OR OUTSIDE FOOD IS ALLOWED.  There are restrooms in this location as well as 3 Biff's by the race site.

Race schedule -
 9:00am - Coaches Meeting - Jan's Place
10:00am - Boys Classic
11:00am - Girls Classic
11:40 - 1:00 Break
1:00pm - Boys Skate Pursuit
2:00pm - Girls Skate Pursuit
3:00pm  - Awards

*there will be two tracks set for the classic race

JV Meet Results and Images
Three cheers for our JV skiers.  Smiles in these pictures say it all.  We are very proud of each of our JV skiers.  Thanks for your hard work, positive attitudes and many laughs.  Keep doing what your doing and get some good runs in until next year.  

1Tom ReineckMaht15.2211
2Alex HeiderMaht15.2311
3Oliver GriggsMaht15.511
4Evan SmithMaht16.3311
5Cole DeWeeseMaht16.399
6Paul MelanconMaht16.5711
7Grant DillaSimley16.587
8Colton Baars Simley17.168
9Westin EricsonNorth17.439
10Alex HarshmanNorth18.059
11Jack MatsonMaht18.1210
12Andrew VandelacMaht18.1311
13Alex KischMaht18.3311
14Matt ReineckMaht19.1510
15Jeremy BreisterNorth19.3912
16Danny HoffmanSimley19.4410

1Isabel BirkelandMaht17.049
2Lily EngebretsonMaht18.039
3Kayla KruegerMaht18.1311
4Mickenna AffolterMaht18.298
5Lilyana DavidSimley18.458
6Abbey HalversonMaht18.598
7Lauren KroschelMaht19.0611
8Isabel PankowMaht19.1310
9Gina MorkenSimley19.212
10Kiri FergusonSimley19.349
11Dannielle GrossSimley19.4710
12Acadia HegedusMaht2011
13Anneka EckerMaht20.0211
14Sophie GunnMaht20.328
15Lexi WaldochMaht21.018
16Sarah KormanMaht21.139
17Eva HenningsonMaht21.2411
18Hannah O'BrienNorth21.37
19Emma PersoonMaht23.1310
20Emily SweenySimley23.1512
21Gloria PopocaSimley24.0810
22Erin O'BrienNorth25.2710
23Elise O'BrienNorth26.4610
24Lizzie ScullNorth26.4710
25Irin UkridmanoroatSimley33.4512
26Britta IversonSimley34.019
27Isabelle PippertSimley34.028
28Nicole AnayaSimleydnf10
29Courtney ColeNorthDNF10
30So-hyun LeeNorthDNF12

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Look Ahead This Week and Conference Sprint Results/ Image Binge

**JV Conference Championship is on at Mahtomedi**
The JV Conference Championship is Scheduled for Tues. Jan 27th. This is a regular after school meet.  

The Varsity Conference Championship will be held at Hyland Park in Bloomington on Friday Jan. 30th.  Hyland has snow making capabilities so we are on.  Long term forecasts suggest a fun day of skiing.  

This is a day-time meet.  All Varsity Skiers should check-in with their teachers well ahead of Friday to make sure school work is done well.

Here is a link to the Conference Sprint results.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A look at this week 1-20 through 1-23 Metro East Conference Sprints on Friday

Here's the crew who went up to Itasca last weekend.  Some chose to swim at the headwaters.
Tuesday:Fast and Furious skiing  on the pond both skate and classic if possible.

Wednesday:  Short but "sweet" practice done by 3:45. (Anderson and Sedler to teacher conferences.)  High school skiers have the option of not coming to practice to ski on their own.  Make sure you communicate with your parents.

Thursday: Same as Wed.  Again high school skiers may miss practice to ski on their own.  Make sure you communicate with your parents.

Friday: Conference Sprints at Lake Elmo.  We will be dismissed from school at noon.  Talk to your teachers and get school work done early if possible. ( Meet info. below)

  Metro East Conference Sprint Format

Teams: Hastings, Henry Sibley, Mahtomedi, North, Tartan, St. Thomas, Simley, Math and Science

Each team can enter no more than 10 varsity skiers into the time trials.

Technique: Skate

Course: The course will be as close to 1km as possible. Green/Brown (turn at 9 and 8) Start and finish areas will be near each other to ease timing.

JV Course: Green. Turn at 15.

Time Trials at 1:15 pm:
-Boys will go first. If there are less than 10 boys on a team other teams may fill-in to reduce heat numbers.
-One skier from each school will go every 1 minute. Each team is responsible for timing their own skiers.
-Girls will go at 15 minutes on the clock.
-Coaches must bring times to building for determining top 30 ASAP. Ties for 30 will advance in same heat.
-We have old bibs for 1-30 (boys) and 31-60 (girls)

JV Races at 2:00 pm:
-New clock start.
-Boys JV will ski a 2.5-3km course.
-All skiers who missed the top 30 in the time trials will also ski this race.
-Girls JV will ski a 2.5-3km course. Girls start 5 minutes after the boys.

-Skiers will be seeded into heats as follows on this spreadsheet: LINK
1. Boys Quarterfinal Heats - One heat every 5 minutes. Top 2 advance. 3:00pm (possibly sooner?)
2. Girls Quarterfinal Heats - One heat every 5 minutes. Top 2 advance. 3:30pm
3. Boys Semifinal Heats - One heat every 5 minutes. Top 3 advance. 4:00 pm
4. Girls Semifinal Heats - One heat every 5 minutes. Top 3 advance. 4:15 pm
5. Boys Final. 4:30 pm
6. Girls Final. 4:40 pm

5:00 - Awards will be given to the top 6 skiers

Harris heading to dry clothes in the changing tent.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Meets This Week

The bus to Biwabik

We are in the fast and furious part of the ski season.  Our trip to Biwabik was a blast.  Several happy, tired skiers at the end of the race, just the way we like them.

Today 1-13 we are doing an informal classic race on Rogers Lake with STA, Hastings and Tartan.

Tomorrow 1-14 JV skiers will be at Richfield in the park just south of their campus for a JV skate race.

Thursday 1-14 we will be at Lake Elmo Park Reserve for ah whole conference + a couple of other teams classic race.

Friday, although not an official Simley Nordic outing, some other parents and I are heading North to ski and or snowshoe in the Park Rapids Area. 

Anika and Amanda getting ready to duke it out on the State Meet Course
Cale, Tyler and Harris ready to start their race

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Grade 7, 8 & 9 Races

Our younger skiers will have a chance to race against grade level peers tomorrow in a skate race at Rogers Lake behind St. Thomas Academy.    We will start as soon as possible after 3:30pm.  Girls are scheduled to go out first.  Forecast temperatures are still supposed to be cold with wind being a factor on the exposed lake surface.  Please check that skiers have wind breaking outerwear along with adequate hat, mittens and face-mask.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jan. 6th Skate Race @ Sibley Results.

Good effort by Simley skiers today.  All of our boys were in the top 50% of the finishers.  Sam and Lea were in the top 30% for girls.  Caroline, Annika and Amanda skied tough in the middle of the pack.  Cheers to Hannah and Kiri for stepping up into the varsity ranks for this race.

Loads of heart and no frostbite make for a good outing on a cold day.  Next race is for 7th, 8th and 9th graders at St. Thomas on Thursday.

Varsity Boys

PlaceNameSchoolTimeTeam PlacePoints
1William CaturiaHastings14.251100
2Chris ProkoschSibley15.24199
3Kyle GudmonsonHastings15.28298
4Elliot CampbellMaht15.46197
5Adam WhitcombSibley16.09296
6Tyler LeiningerMaht16.28295
7Justin SanchezMaht16.31394
8Eric BurrellSibley16.35393
9Bobbie VerchotaHastings16.41392
10Sam NofzigerTartan16.54191
11Garrett TuinHastings17.18490
12Joe HarringtonSTA17.20189
13Zach DraynaTartan17.49288
14Jack SchroederMaht18.05487
15Nick JohnsonHastings18.12586
16Cale MillerSimley18.18185
17Carter HillMaht18.34584
18Eric KvasnickaMaht18.40683
19Nicholas Coleman STA18.50282
20Jacob RabaeyHastings18.57681
21Brendan ReganSTA19.07380
22Harris AndersonSimley19.08279
23Trevor CaflischHastings19.11778
24Max HalandMSA19.24177
25Tyler ThomasSimley19.34376
26Hunter JohnsonSTA19.46475
27Peterson, RyanNorth19.50174
28Clayton JohnsonHastings19.528
29Dillon O'LearySibley20.15473
30Hunter PogatchnikTartan20.17372
31Joe MooreMaht20.21771
32Cole WilsonTartan20.23470
33Owen TracySTA20.35569
34Karsten FrancisMaht20.368
35Ian PawlentyTartan20.44568
36Sawyer KarasHastings20.589
37Marko JurkovichSTA21.10667
38Gus ForsethSTA21.21766
39Will PoorMSA21.23265
40Austin KoesterMaht21.249
41Tom ReineckMaht22.1110
42Anderson, DylanNorth22.14264
43Josh BenedictSTA22.228
44Tim D'AgostinoSTA22.269
45Zollner, MasonNorth22.33363
46Nathan WhitcombSibley22.35562
47Olson, EddyNorth22.45461
48Austin FallTartan23.14660
49Evan SmithMaht23.3611
50Seth GreengoHastings23.4010
51Carson SmelikTartan23.40759
52Graham JohnsonHastings23.4511
53Jack OsborneMSA24.38358
54Aric BrodieMSA24.43457
55Ben HalandMSA26.29556
56Dallas KeateMahtDNR
Henry Sibley9996937362423
St. Thomas8982807569395

JV Boys
1Lucas WagnerHastings9.27
2Paul MelanconMaht9.43
3Matthew FriedmannSibley9.48
4Grant DillaSimley10.25
5Cole DeWeeseMaht11.08
6Mat ReineckMaht11.13
7Zach ZizzoMaht11.18
8Ben Church Sibley11.22
9Harshman, AlexNorth11.27
10Alessandro Di MuzioSibley12.23
11Colton BaarsSimley12.34
12Nico HarringtonSibley12.36
13Ben ArchambeauSibley12.36
14Ericson, WestinNorth13.02
15Cameron DietrichSimley13.45
16Jack MatsonMaht13.50
17Danny HoffmanSimley13.52
18Jimmy ElanderSibley14.20
19Mike HawkinsSibley14.50
20Erik HaiderSibley15.12
21Alex LopezTartan16.40
22Sam SchroederMSA17.17
23Alex HeiderMahtDNR
24Oliver GriggsMahtDNR
25Alex KischMahtDNR
Varsity Girls
PlaceNameSchoolTimeTeam PlacePoints
1Rachel PetersonHastings16.041100
2Libby TuttleMaht16.39199
3Jamie HerridgeSibley17.02198
4Madeline McDermottSibley17.18297
5Elizabeth WhitcombSibley17.27396
6Cece BoyleTartan17.44195
7Heidi LedermannMaht18.51294
8Hannah PetersonHastings19.15293
9Marcella ManivelMaht19.49392
10Bella NelsonSibley20.19491
11Greta SiekmeierMSA20.30190
12Greta ProkoschSibley20.44589
13Audrey ScottMaht20.59488
14Samantha HallSimley21.05187
15Kelsey HalversonMaht21.16586
16Lea StangSimley21.46285
17Ellie HalandMSA21.59284
18Michelle FriedmannSibley22.03683
19Emily BeichMaht22.05682
20Abberly SmithHastings22.34381
21Emma BoehmSibley22.43780
22Allie ProkoschSibley22.508
23Alissa SmithHastings22.56479
24Carolyn BarreraTartan23.00278
25Quinn MyersHastings23.06577
26Peyton SorensenTartan23.15376
27Jill OlsonMaht23.33775
28Claire AndersonMSA23.47374
29Libby AmesMSA23.49473
30Clare GrilleyMaht23.518
31Grace NeumillerMaht23.589
32Alexis EdmundsonHastings24.00672
33Caroline PippertSimley24.10371
34Stumpf, JaclynNorth24.14170
35Georgia MeyerSibley24.309
36Amanda LatulippeSibley24.3410
37Julia ClarkMSA24.40569
38Nica MalmgrenSibley24.4111
39Laura IrvineMSA24.43668
40Shannon BartelsMaht24.4410
41Kayla KruegerMaht25.1511
42Hayley BoydMaht25.5912
43Annika IversonSimley26.10467
44Ericson, PaigeNorth26.20266
45Amanda MertensSimley 26.28565
46Maggie BrunsTartan26.33464
47Elizabeth DrobinskiTartan26.34563
48Emma JonesMSA27.59762
49Abbie SonstegardTartan28.32661
50Kate PoorMSA28.358
51Savannah HendersonHastings29.25759
52Dana BaehmanSimley30.43658
53Hannah GieseSimley30.56757
54Medrano, AnaNorth31.00356
55Kiri FergusonSimley31.088
56O'Brien, LizzieNorth31.17455
57Libby BrodieTartan31.27754
58Conway, KateNorth31.42553
59Grace MorseMahtDNR
60Sydney RostonSibleyDNR

Henry Sibley9897969189471

JV Girls
1Isabel BirkelandMaht
2Laura SkempSibley
3Natalie NachtsheimSibley
4Bess SwilerSibley
5Lily EngebretsonMaht
6Bella VaranasiSibley
7Keila CortesSibley
8Emma ForouhariSibley
9Isabel PankowMaht
10Eva HenningsonMaht
11Lillian SmithSibley
12Abbey HalversonMaht
13Lauren KroschelMaht
14Cali BernardHastings
15Julia CarterSibley
16Julie HumanHastings
17Emma PersoonMaht
18Mickenna AffolterMaht
19Acadia HegedusMaht
20Danielle GrossSimley
21Jazmin CorralSibley
22Gina MorkenSimley
23Sophia GunnMaht
24Anneka EckerMaht
25Lily DavidSimley
26Ruby KarasHastings
27O'Brien, HannahNorth
28Sophia BarnardSibley
29Kira WelshonsHastings
30Megan CichySibley
31Noelle ZwartHastings
32Carly GegelmanSibley
33Gloria PopocoSimley
34Shannon KoperskiMSA
35Angela LopezTartan
36Sarah KormanMaht
37O'Brien, ErinNorth
38O'Brien, EliseNorth
39Scull, LizzieNorth
40Eliz HendrichsHastings
41Sammy MartinezSibley
42Britta IversonSimley
43Lexi WaldochMaht