Monday, July 27, 2015

Driving Directions To Cross Country Camp

Any parents wishing to join us at camp are MORE THAN WELCOME to come up! We love having visitors. Here's the directions, in case you want/need to join us!
Directions to Shadow Mountain

  • Drive up Hobble Creek Canyon
  • Continue past the Golf Course, till the road forks
  • Take the LEFT FORK
  • Drive 4.5 miles up the Left Fork of Hobble Creek Canyon
  • You will see a turn-off on the LEFT side of the road.  There’s a small street sign that says “Whittemore Dr.”  Take this turn-off.
  • Follow Whittemore Dr. up about 2.1 miles.  It will turn from pavement to dirt about ¼ mi up.  Each time the road forks (over the 2.1 miles), keep on Whittemore Dr.
  • At some point along the road, you will come across a gate --I’m not sure exactly where it is… There is an access code that must be entered.  It is 9512.
  • At about 2.1 miles, the road will fork again.  There’s a cabin up on your right.  Take the LEFT fork, called Oakwood Dr.  
  • The road will wind around for another .7 miles, and eventually becomes Nebo Circle.  You’ll pass through a gate, and into camp!  WELCOME!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

2015 Cross Country Camp

2015 Cross Country Camp
Shadow Mountain
July 27-29, 2015

Departure:  Monday, July 27th @ 8:00am from SHHS Track
Destination:  Nebo School District owned cabins at Shadow Mountain (Up Hobble Creek Canyon)
Return:  Wednesday, July 29th @ approximately 1:00pm to SHHS Track
Cost:  $50--To be paid to the SHHS Finance office, or online at
The Plan:  
  • Please come with your running clothes on.  The bus will drop us off at the bottom of the dirt road to the cabins, and we will run up to the cabins (approximately 2 miles)
  • Once camp is set up we will spend the day with team-building games/activities, group projects/discussions on sport-related topics, free time, etc.
  • Monday evening we will have a group evening run followed by a campfire activity as a team.  
  • Tuesday we will spend the morning running up to “The Lake” where our captains will introduce the team’s theme for the year.  
  • Upon returning from the hike we will again have team activities until dinner.  
  • After dinner we will have our “party night”--including music, Dutch oven cobblers and a movie in the woods (McFarland, USA).
  • Wednesday morning we will do a morning run and a few team activities before cleaning up camp and returning home!

This is something you all want to be a part of!  If you’re trying to decide whether Cross Country is for you or not, this is the BEST possible way to decide!  Come see what we’re all about!  It is a great time, with great food, great friends and great memories.

Call either Coach Thompson (801-369-0445) or Coach Hughes (801-787-1844) if you have any questions.  

Packing List:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Personal Hygiene items
  • Enthusiasm
  • Clothes
  • Several sets of running clothes
  • Excitement
That's seriously about it! Everything else will be taken care of! Come ready for a great time!

Please fill out this permission slip and return to either of the coaches this week!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015 Cross Country Parent Meeting

Man, it never ceases to amaze us as coaches how quickly the school year flies by!  Yet, here we are!  And if it's the end of the school year, that also means it's time to start training for the coming Cross Country season!  Wow!!  Hopefully you are ready to join us and help us build on our winning tradition!  

We will be having a Parent's Meeting for all athletes and their parents interested in running Cross Country with us this coming school year.  Please make EVERY EFFORT to be at this meeting, as we will discuss a ton of critical information for our summer training, our team camp, our season schedule and our California trip!  Also, we will be going through the registration process the Utah High School Activities Association requires each athlete to do.  

Here's the information:

DATE: Thursday, May 21st
TIME: 7:00 pm
WHERE: Salem Hills Cafeteria
WHO:  Any athletes interested in joining Salem Hills Cross Country and their parents

Monday, November 3, 2014

End of Season

And just like that the season has come to an end and it is time to look back on the past few months and celebrate the progress we made and success we experienced together!  Here's some information as we end the season:

Season Results
All of our Team results for the season can be found online at  You can search for Salem Hills High School (or just click HERE).  This is a great resource, as you can look at all your personal times, or the team times, or compare your times from past years, etc, etc.  

For all the athletes traveling to California next month, please make sure all your fees are paid at the finance office and you have registered for the race.  Registration is online at  Also, please be sure you have all your detentions cleared through 1st term!  Also, remember you are required to continue to be to practice each day! (see the schedule below)

Pre-Footlocker Race
There will be a Pre-Footlocker Race Saturday, November 8th @ American Fork High School.  It is a great race to keep us in racing form for Footlocker!  More information will be coming at practice!  Plan on being there!

Post-Season Practices
We are still practicing each day, although our schedule has changed a bit.  We have FORMAL team practices each Mon, Wed and Thursday.  These days are absolutely mandatory.  On Tuesday and Friday we have CAPTAIN-LED practices.  These are generally quicker and less formal.  You are still expected to be to practice on these days.  However, if you HAVE to miss practice for a valid reason, make it on Tuesday or Friday!

Team Banquet
It's time to gather once again as teammates and parents and celebrate your hard-work and progress!  It is a great evening and we want all our athletes and their parents to be in attendance.  We will have the dinner catered once again, probably by Smokehouse BBQ once again.  We will pay for the athletes, and we are asking for $8.00/parent to help cover most of the costs of their dinner.  Here's the specifics:

Date:  Tuesday, November 18th

Time:  6:00 pm
Location:  Salem Hills High School Cafeteria
Who:  All Salem Hills Cross Country runners and their parents
Cost:  Athletes--Free;  parents--$8.00/parent
Dress:  Casual
RSVP:  PLEASE RSVP by Saturday, November 8th by clicking HERE.  This will allow us to purchase the appropriate amounts of food for everyone.  
Payment:  Please pay the SHHS Finance Office or online at

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pre-Region Results and Team Gear


Last night we competed in the first meet of our 2014 Cross Country Season, and it was a great start for our team! We competed against our Region VIII competitors at Provo's Kiwanis Park. Our girls finished in 3rd place overall, led by McKenzie Cowden, Haley Johnston, Kailey Ritchie, Katie Grass and Amber Edmondson as our scoring Varsity runners. The boys finished 2nd place overall, led by RJ Lundberg, Chayden Zeeman, Ramato Cooper, Nathan Chesnut and Devin Minson as our scorers for the team. It was a solid start for both teams, and we look forward to moving forward from here! You can find the complete results HERE.


Our next opportunity to improve is THIS WEEKEND at the Wasatch Invitational @ Soldier Hollow.  Here is the information:
Bus leaves SHHS @ 6:55 am
JV Jr/Sr Girls @ 9:00am
JV Jr/Sr Boys @ 9:30am
Varsity Girls @ 10:00am
Varsity Boys @ 10:30am
JV Fr/So Girls @ 11:00am
JV Fr/So Boys @ 11:30am

The weather is forecast to be in the mid- to upper- 50s during our races with Scattered Thunderstorms.  Should be an AWESOME day for running in some dirt (or mud!)  Let's go improve ourselves as individuals and a team!


As promised today at practice, here are the images of our team gear we are offering this year.  Again, we want to emphasize that ALL items listed below are 100% optional, and it is not required for you to order any of the items.  Remember, all orders must be submitted by Monday night (August 25th).  To order, please click on THIS LINK.

Dark Grey Heather T-shirt
50/50 Cotton-Polyester
2-color logo on front
1-color logo on back

Two options:

Columbia Blue Hoody
50/50 Cotton-Polyester
2-color logo on front

Blue Tie-Dyed Hoody
50/50 Cotton-Polyester
2-color logo on front

Traditional Cotton pants
Athletic Heather Grey
Straight leg w/pockets
1-color logo on hip

Columbia Blue & Grey
Embroidered logo on top

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28 oz Aluminum bottle
Blue w/ 1-color logo

Navy Blue spandex
-Volleyball style for women
-Knee-length for men

Monday, August 18, 2014

Let the Season Begin!

Well, here we are!  Another summer is in the books and another season is upon us!  The summer flew by, and now it's time to get to work!  Here's what's going on this first week:

Endurance Athletics is a brand new running store in Spanish Fork that is putting on a Running Clinic exclusively for the Salem Hills Cross Country Team.  The owner, Tyler Shepherd, is bringing in professional runners and experts in the industry to spend a few minutes with our team discussing topics such as:

  • Running form
  • Racing strategy
  • Injury prevention
  • Injury care and treatment
  • Running shoe(s) selection
Please come join us!  Here's the information:
When:  Tuesday, August 19th from 7:00-8:00pm
Where:  Endurance Athletics--735 N Main St.  Spanish Fork (in parking lot with The Italian Place)

Location:  Kiwanis Park (Provo)--approximately 900 N. 1100 E.
Departure:  Bus leaves at 5:00 pm on Wednesday from Salem Hills High School
Race Schedule:
6:30 pm  Combined Girls race
7:00 pm  Combined Boys race

We look forward to seeing where our team is going into the season and where we can improve!  Plan on being with us.


We will be taking our Team Picture on Wednesday before we leave for the meet.  Please be dressed in your full uniform and on the football field at 4:15pm on Wednesday for our picture.  If you're not there, you're not in the picture...


This weekend we will travel to Soldier Hollow in Heber Valley to race in one of our favorite races of the year (albeit a month earlier than usual!)  Soldier Hollow is a challenging, fun course that will test our team to start the season.  We're looking forward to the challenge!  Here's the details:

When:  Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Location:  Soldier Hollow
Directions:  From Provo, take US 189 through Provo Canyon.  Immediately at the end of Deer Creek Reservoir, turn left onto Route 113 and follow the signs to Soldier Hollow.

Departure:  Bus leaves at 6:55 AM from Salem Hills High School

Race Schedule:
9:00 a.m. JV Junior/Senior Girls race
9:30 a.m. JV Junior/Senior Boys race
10:00 a.m. Varsity Girls
10:30 a.m. Varsity Boys
11:00 a.m. JV Freshman/Sophomore Girls race
11:30 a.m. JV Freshman/Sophomore Boys race

Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 Season

Our 2014 Cross Country Season is just around the corner!!!

We will be having our Team Meeting on Thursday, May 22nd after school.  We'll meet in the SHHS Cafeteria!  Come, and bring your friends!  We want to have the biggest team yet this season and hope you will join us!!