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:

Monday, August 26, 2013


2013 Aggie Invitational

Dear Parents-

In previous seasons the Salem Hills Cross Country team has traveled to Cedar City the first weekend of October for an overnight meet.  However, due to situations outside our control we will not be able to travel to Cedar City this season.  While we are disappointed about this, we are excited to have come up with what we believe to be a great alternative.

As hopefully your son/daughter has already told you, we will be taking the Salem Hills Cross Country team to the USU Aggie Invitational on Friday-Saturday September 6th-7th.  We have never traveled to Logan for a meet before, and have heard great things about this meet.  Additionally, it will be an opportunity for us as coaches to build relationships and network with college coaches/programs in Northern Utah.

While this meet is optional, we REALLY want everyone to come with us!  We’ve done our best to keep the costs at a minimum so money hopefully won’t be a deterrent for anyone.  We are asking each athlete to pay $50.00 to the SHHS Finance office to help with the cost of the trip.  While that won’t completely cover all costs, it will be close enough to make it work!  That will include:  Bus, Hotel, Dinner, Breakfast and Race Entry Fee.  The only other cost would be some money to buy lunch on our way home after the meet.  

Here are the items needed and due dates:

  • By Wednesday, August 28th:
    • Parent Permission slip filled out and returned to Coach Thompson
  • By Friday, August 30th:
    • $50.00 paid to the SHHS Finance office

Pre-Region Results

Here are the Pre-Region meet results from Wednesday evening.  We had a great meet with the Lady Skyhawks finishing in 2nd place and the Guys finishing 1st!!!  Way to go SKYHAWKS!  We are on our way!  Now the real work begins!