Pre-Track Practice Starts Tuesday!

Pre-Track Practice: February 13th - March 8th

Just another reminder that Pre-Track Practice starts this coming Tuesday!  To get our kids ready for the track season, we will hold practices on Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:15 pm at the Michael Johnson Track on Nike Campus.  The Pre-Track program is only a total of 8 practices and is meant to give kids a jumpstart to get ready for their school or CYO track program.  All of our youth XC members are welcome, as well as newcomers. Feel free to bring along a friend!  No additional sign-up is required if you ran cross country with us this fall.  If you are new, please fill out the waiver sign-up by following the link below.  

PARENTS!

New this spring we will have a parents running group during kids practice.  If you are interested in running during practice time, come to practice ready to run and you can join a group of parents planning to run and provide some introductory training while the kids get their workout in!  Parents running will be led by Jason Moore.  If you have any questions about the parents running group, contact Jason.

Practice Details

When: 5:00 - 6:15 PM
Where: Nike World Headquaters (Michael Johnson Track)
Cost: FREE

 

Pre-Track Practice

Pre-Track Practice: February 13th - March 8th

The spring track season is fast approaching and before you know it, the track season will be here.  To get our kids ready for the track season, we will hold practices on Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:15 pm at the Michael Johnson Track on Nike Campus.  The Pre-Track program is only a total of 8 practices and is meant to give kids a jumpstart to get ready for their school or CYO track program.  All of our youth XC members are welcome, as well as newcomers. Feel free to bring along a friend!  No additional sign-up is required if you ran cross country with us this fall.  If you are new, please fill out the waiver sign-up by following the link below.  

Parents, we will be trying something new at the Pre Track practices--a parents running group.  If you are interested in running during practice time, come to practice ready to run and you can join a group of parents planning to run and provide some introductory training while the kids get their workout in!

Practice Details

When: 5:00 - 6:15 PM
Where: Nike World Headquaters (Michael Johnson Track)
Cost: FREE

 

Shamrock Sign-Up Update

Attention anyone looking to sign-up for Shamrock.  The race recently changed their policy of what type of discount they are giving our club for sign-up.  In addition to selecting the Team Member Sign-Up and entering "Bowerman TC" for team name, you can also enter "BOWERMAN2018" as a discount code at checkout for a 15% discount on the entry.  Apologies to anyone that has already signed up.  We've been told that they cannot retroactively refund any registrations.

-BTC Coaches

Shamrock Sign-Up

Shamrock Run - Sunday, March 18th

The local Shamrock Run has always been a great event for all ages and distances.  For anyone interested in running, make sure that when you sign up, you select the "Team Member" registration option for whatever race you are entering.  Doing so will save you $4 off your entry.  When asked for the team name, enter "Bowerman TC".  For any youth athletes running we recommend that you stick to either the 5k distance or the Kids 1k.  

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, March 18th
Distances: Kids 1k, 5k, 8k, 15k, Half Marathon
Website/Registration: https://www.motivrunning.com/shamrock-run-portland/
Team Name: Bowerman TC

Nationals Results, Banquet RSVP

Congrats to those that ran at nationals this past weekend, and congrats to everyone on a great year!  We will go over a more in depth recap at the banquet this Friday, but below are some highlights and the link to full race results.

Banquet - 12/15 (Friday) @ 6:30 PM

One last reminder that our annual banquet will be this Friday at the Tiger Woods Building on Nike Campus.  ALL youth club participants and families are welcome.  Lets see if we can get as many kids as possible at the banquet from the NE Portland, Sherwood and Nike Campus.  You'll get a chance to meet the full pro team and join in the celebration of a great year for our club.  Food will be provided and there will be a cash bar.  RSVP is not necessary to attend, but if you know you are coming, please fill out the RSVP to help us estimate numbers!  If you find out that you can come on Friday and haven't RSVP'ed, don't worry, just come!

Banquet RSVP

Nationals Highlights

Team Places
9-10 Girls: 4th Place
11-12 Girls: 2nd Place

8&U Boys: 6th Place
9-10 Boys: 8th Place
11-12 Boys: 4th Place
13-14 Boys: 9th Place

Individual All-Americans
Maeve O'Scannlain  (19th Place 8&U Girls)
Anna Peters (5th Place  9-10 Girls)
Natalie Jack (23rd Place 11-12 Girls)
Logan Law (10th Place 11-12 Boys)
John Schuler (12th Place 13-14 Boys)

Full Results Link

Important Nationals Info

Nationals Live Stream

For anyone interested in watching the live stream of nationals, you can do so here.  Streaming does require a usatf.tv+ membership.

Live Race Results

On race day, live results are supposed to be available online here.

Course Maps

All course maps for 2k, 3k and 4k races can be found here.

Starting Box

A table of the starting boxes can be found here.  Coaches will take care of getting the athletes to the right spot.  The table is a little confusing.  We are Region 13 so look for the "13" in the grid for each age group for our starting box.

Age Group Coaches

All BTC Coaches will be at the meet assisting with all age groups, but below are the specific coaches for each age group that will take care of course preview on Friday and warm-up Saturday.

9:00 AM - Girls 8&U (Matt Reier & Richard Punches)
9:30 AM - Boys 8&U (Tim Jantos & Chris Cook)
10:00 AM - Girls 9-10 (Tammie Bennett & Adam Thuss)
10:30 AM - Boys 9-10 (Matt Wroblewski & Elliott Heath)
11:00 AM - Girls 11-12 (Emily Pritt & Richard Punches)
11:30 AM - Boys 11-12 (Elliott Heath & Jason Humble)
12:00 PM - Girls 13-14 (Adam Thuss & Emily Pritt)
12:40 PM - Boys 13-14 (Chris Derrick)

Award Ceremonies

There will be award ceremonies 30 minutes after each race.

Saturday Dinner

Our team dinner for Saturday night will be at Miller's Ale House in Tallahassee.  If you haven't signed up for the dinner yet, do so here.

More Meet Information

Athlete Passport

Meet Website

 

NXN This Weekend, Last Practice

NXN This Weekend

This weekend, the Nike Cross Country Nationals will be held in Portland.  All of the top high school teams and individuals from around the country will be racing, and we highly recommend coming out to the race to watch.  If you do make it out to the race, make sure to cheer for the Jesuit girls team made up of BTC Youth alums Kelsey Gripekoven, Alexis Kebbe, Libby Rinck, Makenna Schumacher, Keely McCormick, Greta Anderson and Hallie Devore.

Race Details (Saturday, December 2nd)

Location - Glendoveer Golf Course, Portland OR
Boys Race - 10:05 AM
Girls Race - 11:35 AM
Meet Website

 

Last Practice

Our last practice for the year will be next Tuesday.  Everyone is still welcome to attend, regardless of plans to go to Nationals.  Wow! The year has gone quickly!

Banquet (December 15th)

Another reminder that our annual BTC banquet is scheduled for Friday, December 15th @ 6:30 pm.  The banquet will be held in the Tiger Woods Building on the Nike Campus.  Dinner and drinks will be provided and there will be a cash bar.  All our youth athletes and families are welcome to attend.  We will recognize the 2017 highlights of the youth program as well as the other parts of our club, including the Masters, Elites and Pros.  

Thanksgiving Week Practice

BTC Athletes and Parents,

We will be holding normal Tuesday practice at Nike and Mt Tabor today.  Sherwood will hold practice from 5:00-6:00 at Snyder Park.  There will be no practice at any location on Thursday due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  For Thursday, we encourage kids to take part in a local Turkey Trot/Give-n-Gobble.  If you are unable to participate in one of those an alternative workout suggestion is:

Suggested Thursday Workout

Fartlek Workout -   Make sure to do warm-up run and drills/strides.  The point of this workout is to run continuously, alternating between tempo pace (15-20 seconds per mile slower than race pace) and easy jogging.  Once the fartlek is started, you will run continuous until the cool down.

13-14 Boys and Girls - 10 min warm-up, Drills and Strides, 5x(3:00 tempo, 1:00 easy), 5 min cool down
11-12 Boys and Girls - 10 min warm-up, Drills and Strides, 5x(2:30 tempo, 1:00 easy), 5 min cool down
9-10 Boys and Girls - 8 min warm-up, Drills and Strides, 4x(2:30 tempo, 1:00 easy), 5 min cool down
8&U Boys and Girls - 5 min warm-up, Drills and Strides, 5x(1:00 tempo, 1:00 walk/jog), 5 min cool down