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!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

California 2013 Trip

Believe it or not, HERE WE GO!!!  We will be leaving on Thursday, December 5th from the high school @ 6:50 am.  Please be on time!

We will have a FINAL REQUIRED MEETING on Wednensday, December 4th right after school in Coach Thompson's room.  Be sure to be there!

Here is the Itinerary for our Trip.  Or Click Here for a printable version. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013                         
  • 6:50 am—Depart SALEM HILLS HS—don’t be late!
  • Lunch in Mesquite
  • Check into the Fairfield Inn  in West Covina, CA (626-678-8988)
    • Workout as a team
    • Dinner on your own at any number of restaurants.
  • Student must be in rooms and QUIET by 9:30pm.
Friday,  December 6, 2013                             
  • Breakfast @ Hotel
·         8:00 am Check out the race course                                                
  • Packet Pickup Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA
  • 11:00 am Return to the Hotel  
  • 11:30 pm Depart for our trip to Balboa Beach
    • Lunch at Ruby’s Diner at the beach
  • 5:00 pm Return to Hotel
    • Dinner on your own at any number of restaurants
  • Student must be in rooms and Quiet by 9:30pm.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
  • Early—Breakfast @ Hotel
  • Races and Awards—Races are between 7:00 am and 10:00 am. 
  • 11:00 am Return to the hotel
    • Lunch on your own
  • 2:30 pm Depart for Disneyland
  • 4:00 pm Spend evening at Disneyland
    • Dinner in the park
  • 11:00 pm Exit Park and return to hotel and straight to bed
Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Breakfast @ Hotel
  • Departure for Utah as early as it is safe and legal for the driver to drive
  • 9:00 pm Return home (or earlier if we leave CA early)

Packing Suggestions:

DEODORANT (and other toiletries PLEASE!!!!!), Running shoes, racing shoes, uniform, “normal” clothes, workout clothes, swimsuit & towel, boogie board?,  jacket, picture ID, pillow/blanket, book, music, games, Video/DVD (PG or G), snacks, camera, CASH for food/souvenirs, Frisbee/football/volleyball,….

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

End of Season Team Banquet

It is time for us to once again gather and celebrate another season of Salem Hills Cross Country!  We want you to be with us, so PLEASE save the date and RSVP so you can come celebrate the efforts of our great kids!

What: End of Season Banquet--Dinner catered by Smokehouse BBQ, Awards, video highlights, etc.
When: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Salem Hills Cafeteria
Who: All Salem Hills Cross Country athletes and their parents
Cost:  Athletes are no cost.  Parents are $8.00/person
RSVP:  Please go HERE to RSVP by Thursday, November 14th

End of Season

Our Varsity Boys after finishing 4th at the Utah State Championships

What a great end to a great season!  Thanks to all of you for your hard work and dedication throughout the season.  We, as coaches, are proud of the way you worked, competed and fought.  We saw a lot of improvement during the season--both collectively and individually.  

We want to give a SPECIAL shout-out to our men's Varsity team that was able to claim the Region VIII Championship and finished 4th place at the Utah State Championships.  Well done boys!  Our Varsity runners for the Region and State Championships were:  Gavin Hasty, Tate Muhlestein, Russell Lundberg, Devin Minson, Chayden Zeeman, Ramato Cooper and Critter Phillips.  Way to Represent!  Gavin Hasty was the individual Region VIII Champion as well.  He finished 3rd at the State Championships, followed by Tate Muhlestein, who finished 11th at State!
If you would like to take a look at your season bests, they are all up-to-date on  Click HERE  to check out our team's results!

Also, we've taken almost 1,000 photos throughout this season.  They are all online for your enjoyment!  Click HERE to check out the team pictures!  Thanks to you athletes who manned the camera throughout the season to capture these great memories!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mid-Season Post

So, as usual, the season is moving faster than this blog is being updated, so as a result, I'm a bit behind on posting information...  My apologies...  Here's a few items for anyone out there who checks this site occasionally:

Schedule Changes:
We have a couple of last minute changes to our schedule to finish out the last month of the season.  Here's what we have left with the specific information I currently have for each: (PS, we DO send an Itinerary home with your athlete before EVERY meet with specifics on dismissal time, race time, race location, weather forecast, course description, etc.--if you haven't seen those... It's your kid's fault!  :)

  • Friday, September 27th--Nebo Invitational @ Maple Mountain High School.  The schedule will go as follows:
    • Frosh/Soph Girls @ 3:00
    • Frosh/Soph Boys @ 3:30
    • JV Girls @ 4:00
    • JV Boys @ 4:30
    • Varsity Girls @ 5:00
    • Varsity Boys @ 5:30
  • Wednesday, October 2nd--Sanpete Classic @ Skyline Mountain Resort (in Fairview).  They haven't released a schedule yet, but based on last year's schedule, it will probably be:
    • JV Boys @ 4:00
    • Combined Girls @ 4:30
    • Varsity Boys @ 5:00
  • CANCELLED--Friday, October 4th--Park City Invitational--We have decided NOT to go to Park City's inviational due to it's proximity to the Sanpete Classic.
  • Tuesday, October 8th--Meet w/Maple Mountain HS @ the SF Sports Complex.  We decided to put together one last FLAT, FAST meet as a final tune-up prior to Region!  Schedule will probably be:
    • Girls @ 3:30
    • Boys @ 4:00
  • Wednesday, October 16th--REGION VIII Championships @ Salem Hills HS.  We are hosting this meet and will DEFINITELY need parental help once again!  The schedule will proceed as follows:
    • JV Girls @ 4:00
    • JV Boys @ 4:30
    • Varsity Girls @ 5:00
    • Varsity Boys @ 5:30
  • Wednesday, October 23rd--UHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Sugarhouse Park (SLC).  We will leave at approximately 10:00 am.  The girls will race @ 1:30, the boys @ 3:00.
Season Results
I have been keeping track of our season results online at  You can view all meet results thus far in the season, unless I haven't received any results... Our team's exact link is: