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Welcome to the Geneseo Middle School Cross Country website!!!!!

November 5th, 2016

Sorry we have not had any posts.  The banquet has been set for Tuesday November 15th, at 6:00.  There were a lot of conflicts in the way.

Also, we are selling t-shirts for the girls 10th straight conference championship.  Here is the order form if you are interested.  gms-girls-conference-xc-t-shirt-order-form

October 15th, 2016

Great Job!!!!!!!!!  Our kids ran awesome.  The girls finished 22nd and our boys had a top ten finish and placed 9th.  To put things in perspective, there are 123 teams in class 3A.  Awesome job.

We had our fourth boy medalist in school history.  Rafe Morrison placed 24th.  Congratulations Rafe.

A couple of top 20 times were also added to the state history.  The boys almost had everyone under 12 minutes.  What a great day.  Thank you parents for everything you have done this year.

October 14th, 2016

We travel to Normal for the IESA State Championships tomorrow.  Good luck to everyone.  Dream Big!!!!!!!!!

October 8th, 2016

Going to State!!!!!!!!  Boys won the their sectional and the girls placed second.  Great job kids.  Enjoy the weekend.  Run 1 of the next two days.  No practice on Monday.  Here is a photo of the kids:

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October 5th, 2016

Results are posted.

October 4th, 2016

The kids ran great tonight.  The course was a little long and had a lot of turns.  Times will be slow.  That is ok.  Both teams won their meet.  There were 27 medalists.  Awesome job.  Remember tomorrow the top ten kids have practice.  Keep Dreaming Big!!!!!!!

September 28th, 2016

Conference Champs x 2.  Great job teams.  We had 25 medalists.  Wow!!!!!!  This was the girls 10th consecutive conference championship.  Congratulations.  The results are posted.

Awesome job and keep Dreaming Big!!!!!

September 23rd, 2016

Hot day.  Kids ran well.  The heat really got to us today.  Next week we have conference.  Weather is supposed to cool down this week.  We are running well.  Championship season starts next week.

September 21st, 2016

Awesome job!!!!!  The kids ran well.  We used tonight as a training run, left the spikes at school and ran in our training shoes.  The course was interesting.  Finding broken bottles, glass, and holes on the course was new obstacles for the kids.  The giant hill you have to run twice and the sidewalk running made it a smart choice to be safe and wear our training shoes.  The kids performed awesome.  We believe the boys and girls won the meet.  We do not have official results and do not plan on getting any for a couple of days.

Great job with the post race snacks parents.  Keep it up.

September 20th, 2016

Hot tonight and tomorrow.  Bring your water bottle.  We are at Glenview tomorrow.  The girls run at 4:45.  The boys run at 5:15.  We had dress like a coach night:

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Which one is Coach Schmidt?

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Coach Gillespie?

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Coach Ehlert?

September 18th, 2016

Results are posted.  The girls open race results had some problems.  They will be sending them in the morning.

September 17th, 2016

The kids did great.  That was a tough meet.  There were 19 teams there today.  A lot of tough competition.  We do not have official results yet.  The girls did well.  We had two medalists for the girls today.  The boys did incredible.  They had 9 medalists and won the meet.  When we get the results we will post them as soon as we can.  Have a great weekend.  Take the day off tomorrow.

September 15th, 2016

Morning practice today.  We had a white out:

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September 14th, 2016

What a great night!!!!  The weather was perfect and the course was in perfect shape.  We love to run at Empire Park.  The kids did awesome tonight.  We had 11 medalists.  5 girls and 6 boys.  That is incredible.  Both the girls and boys teams won their meets.  Tomorrow we have practice at 6:30 am.  It is also a white out.  We will be on the track with the lights.  Should be fun.  We do not have the results yet.  When we get them, we will post them.

Dream Big!!!!!!

September 13th, 2016

Watermelon Day!!!!!

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September 12th, 2016

Great day of practice.  The kids learned how to “Get comfortable being uncomfortable”.  Also we talked about “The little man”.  This week we have meets on Wednesday and Saturday.  Fun week.  There was a parent letter today.  CC Parent Letter(9-12-2016).  Great job on the track today team.  Tomorrow is watermelon day.  Dream Big!!!!!!

September 11th, 2016

Great weekend.  This week will be busy.  We have two meets.  Wednesday we run at the Moline Invite and on Saturday we head to Galesburg.  The kids are doing amazing.  Keep working hard.  On Tuesday we are having watermelon day.  The kids dress in pink and green.

September 8th, 2016

Wow.  Great job tonight.  The kids ran awesome.  The weather was a little warm and the course was slow and muddy.  Our teams did really well though.  The 7th Grade Girls, 8th Grade Girls, and 8th Grade boys all placed 2nd.  The 7th grade boys placed 6th.  The 7th and 8th grade girls combined to win.  The 7th and 8th grade boys combined to place 3rd.  Overall the team placed 2nd.  We had four team members earn medals.  Awesome job!!!!!  Remember we get out of practice at 4:30 tomorrow.  Results are posted.

Parents and boosters, you are awesome.  We are so fortunate to have a great community.  Thanks to all who volunteered tonight.  The meet went really smooth.

Again great job.  Everyone is improving each week.  That is our goal.  Keep working hard and dream big.  We have two awesome teams.

September 2nd, 2016

Great job tonight.  The kids ran well tonight.  We had perfect weather to run.  We had some missing kids with sickness, vacation, and some conflicts.  Overall the kids ran great.  The girls were missing 4 top runners and still ended up 4th.  The boys were missing a top runner and finished 4th also.  Great effort by all the kids.  The results will be posted shortly.  We had two medalist.  Make sure you run two of the next three days.  Enjoy your weekend.  Monday try to get 3-4 miles and get some sprints in.  It was great to see Riley Coulter at the meet.  She is doing well in Cedar Rapids.

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September 1st, 2016

Great weather.  Today was nerd day.  Check out the photo down below.  There was a parent letter today.  CC Parent Letter September 1, 2016.  We travel to PV tomorrow.  Girls run at 4:00, boys at 4:30.  Dream Big!!!!!!!

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August 30th, 2016

Wow.  The kids did a great job.  The alternate course due to the flood was a good starter for the kids.  Our kids had a an amazing day.  Both the teams won the meet.  The girls scored a perfect score.  Way to go.  And the boys were very close to doing the same.  They had the top four.  Incredible.  Thanks go out to the booster club and the volunteers.  The meet goes so much better when we have great help.  We will need more help next week for the invite.  Please consider helping.  The jobs are easy.  At the bottom are a couple photos from the course this morning.  It only got worse as the day went on.  We were very fortunate the weather held up.  Great job today everyone.

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Down at the bottom of “Death Valley”.This is the start and Finish area.

The soccer area behind Culver’s and Lionstone Brewery

August 28th, 2016

Thanks to all who came and helped paint the course.  On Friday we did Twinkie day.  The kids also received a parent letter.  CC Parent letter August 26th, 2016.  Tuesday is our first home meet.  Please let us know if you can help with the meet.  Here are some photos from Friday:

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August 25th, 2016

Great job tonight.  The kids were awesome.  The boys won their meet and the girls placed second.  The weather was perfect.  The course was slow and muddy.  Results are posted.  Please send photos, if you took some.  We would like to get them up on the web page and use them for the highlight video.

Tomorrow is Twinkie Day.  Dress like a twin and bring some Twinkies.  Great job tonight.

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August 24th, 2016

A couple of good days of practice.  We are ready for a meet.  Tomorrow we run at Sterling.  We handed out a parent letter CC Parent Letter Aug 24, 2016.

Boosters are selling a different style of shirt.  If you are interested please contact us and we can give you the information for them.  Here is their form XC 2016 Spirit Wear order form.

The weather looks good for tomorrow.  Have a great night.

August 22nd, 2016

The great weather looks to continue this week.  The kids are doing great.  The kids received a parent letter today CC Parent Letter Aug 22, 2016.  The one the kids received had a few errors.  This one is updated.

Also, make sure you are eating.  Carbs are great for you.  50-65% of your diet should be carbohydrates right now.  Fruits and vegetables are very important.  Proteins are very important to build muscles also.  Meats provide the Iron we need also.  Get some salty food in you also.  It has been hot.  Stay away from pop and energy drinks.  They are horrible for you.  A great drink after your workout is chocolate milk.  Probably the best recovery drink out there.

The kids received their uniforms tonight.  Please follow the washing instructions on the parent letter.  The kids are doing awesome.

August 20th, 2016

Great weather.  Get out and run one of these days.  Take one of the days off.  The Rust Buster Time Trial Top 25 has been updated.  Check them out:

Rust Buster Top 25 Girls

Rust Buster Top 25 Boys

Practice will be after school until 4:00 on Monday.  Have a great weekend!!!!!!

The kids with their Rust Bust shirts

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August 18th, 2016

Very Hot!!!!  It was hot out there tonight.  The kids did great in the heat.  We had some really good times tonight.  The results from tonight are posted.

If you missed the parent meeting here are some things parents had questions about:

Does everyone run in the meets?  Yes.  Everyone will run in the meets and the meets score the top 7 runners.  At the conference meet, there is a top 7 girls race, a top 7 boys race, and an open race for the rest of the team.  At sectionals, only the top 7 runners run from the girls team race and boys team race.  If we qualify for state, only the athletes who qualified from sectionals run.

Does my son or daughter need shoes with spikes?  No, but spikes will make the athletes run faster.  Later in the year we encourage the kids who are in the top 7 to wear spikes.

Can my son or daughter miss meets?  Yes.  The kids are in middle school and we want them to be kids.  They have a choice.  We understand it is a long year and families have other commitments.  Understand though, only the top seven kids run at sectionals.

Do the kids get uniforms?  Yes.  We are fortunate enough to have uniforms for all the kids.  We also have a warm up jacket the kids will get to wear.

Is there eligibility requirements for the kids?  Yes.  The state requires the students to be passing all classes to be eligible.  The students can not be failing any classes.  Eligibility is done at the end of the week for the following week.

If you have any other questions please email us or contact us.

If you are interested in purchasing this years cross country t-shirt, here is the order form 2016 GMS XC Shirt Order Form    All orders are due Monday August 24th.

Great job tonight.

August 17th, 2016

The kids have been great.  Just a reminder, the time trial is tomorrow at Richmond Hill Park.  The kids need to be there by 5:15.  Just a couple of reminders:  1)  Booster Club Raffle tickets  2) T-shirt orders are due Monday

Great job the this week.  Some photos from Tuesday.

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August 12th, 2016

We had a great first week!!!!!!  We have around 50 -60 kids out right now.  Some of the kids are trying out for volleyball, so will gain some from volleyball.  The kids had a hard work out on the track.  There are some sore bodies.  Please have them ice their legs down.  Stretch, stretch, stretch.  There are two easy ways to ice body parts:  1)  do a cold bath.  Fill the bath tub up with cold water and sit in it for 5 – 10 minutes.  2)  Do an ice massage.  Fill up paper cups with water and put them in the freezer.  After cups freeze, tear off the top part of the cup and rub the ice on the area that is sore.  This massages the area and gets the cold to go deeper in the body.  Only do Ice Massage for 5 – 7 minutes.  You do not want to get frost bite.

We did not have a chance to hand out a parent letter today.  Here it is.  CC Parent Letter Aug 12,2016

The booster club is doing a fundraiser this year.  The kids received packets yesterday.  There are some great things being raffled off at the time trial on Thursday.  We encourage the kids to participate, but it is not mandatory.  Do not feel like you have to sell all fifteen.  Any amount is great.  If you need more tickets let us know.  I have already been contacted to get more for some athletes already.  Great job.

The sectionals have been assigned.  We are in 3A.  We are in the Sterling Sectional.  We do not know what course we will be running.  If you would like to see the sectionals go to this site IESA Sectionals.

August 10th, 2016

A great start to the 2016 season.  We had around 45 – 50 students show up today.  We could have 5-10 more.  If you did not receive the packet today, here is the info the kids received:

2016ParentLetter

2016 MS XC Schedule

2016 Cross Country Directions

2016 IESA Concussion Sign Off

GMS Authorization for Medical Treatment

2016 GMS XC Shirt Order Form

Please return the Authorization to Treat Form and the Concussion Form ASAP.

We are going to have a great year.  Dream Big!!!!!!!

July 17th, 2016

The first day of practice will be Wednesday, August 10th.  We are very excited to start the year.  Please get your physicals updated.  The kids will be getting information in the next two weeks.  Hope your summer is going well.

July 7th, 2016

The 2016 season is just around the corner.  The first practice will be during the week of August 8th.  We are expecting to start the year with around 50 – 60 student athletes.

After just missing a trophy last year placing 5th, the girls team is looking to have another great year with 3 of the top 10 girls back from last year.  There are many great seventh grade girl runners being added to the team.  More sisters of former runners are being added to the team this year.  This could be another historic year for the ladies.

The boys team has 6 of the top 10 coming back this year.  After having another great year placing 16th in 3A, we are hoping to reload this year and maybe create some more magic.  This team also has a lot of potential and with the right work ethic this team could do something really special.

The class split has not been announced yet.  We should be in 3A, but with a little luck we could be in 2A this year.

Come back to the website, we will be updating it on a regular basis and all the results will be posted as efficiently as we can.

 

All posts previous 2016, can be found at the “Archive Page”.