CHANGE of Banquet Date & CIF Preliminaries

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Banquet: NEW date is December 9, 2019

CIF Preliminaries – Friday November 15, 2019

CiF Girls: Currently 12 athletes that have been informed by Coach Bob

CiF Boys: Christoph, Jackson, Daniel as individual runners, not as team

Address and information: 1011 N. Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501

https://cifss.org/sport-news/2019-cif-ss-ford-cross-country-prelims-and-finals-general-information/

Tickets: We purchased the tickets ahead of time last year BUT at the course is bad cell phone reception and so we had trouble getting the tickets loaded. Download tickets to your phone ahead of time but they do not accept printed tickets.

https://gofan.co/app/events/71510

Bus leaves at school at 6:30 am. Please have your child make arrangements with the teacher for the missed school date.

10:05 Girls

10:55 Daniel Lutz

11:05 Christoph Waligorski

11:15 Jackson Chambers

Last year, it was very cold in the morning!  If you are looking for a parent carpool or want to give somebody a ride, just email runruhsboostersecretary@gmail.com and we will share your email address.

If we find out more, we update the site here. Go Seahawks!!!

Practice & CIF

Posted on November 8, 2019 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Congratulations to all our Bay League Runners and a Great Thank You to all the parents who came out to cheer for the team! Coaches Bob and Sal were – as always – fantastic and Assistant Carlos once again spent his afternoon taking care of the athletes! In case you aren’t aware of it, Carlos’ two boys have long ago graduated from Redondo Running and Carlos is still coming out to support the team.

The girls varsity team advanced to the CIF Preliminaries and the boys varsity team might have an opportunity to advance as “at-large” to CIF – Coach Bob will find out on Saturday if the application was accepted. There is a method to the madness to figure this out, I guess, but at this point:  It is not clear which boys get to go to CIF. Please have your athletes check with Coach Bob and PLEASE CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES!

So we have three training groups now:

CIF Girls: Monti, Victoria, Reika, Jaclyn, Cansino, Peyton, Eva K, Julia, Madison B, Vanessa, Malia, Sydney H

CIF Boys: Christoph, Jackson, Daniel as individual plus hopefully the entire team as “at-large”

All athletes: Track is just around the corner

What this means in terms of practice:

Friday, Nov 8: All athletes have regular practice after school

Saturday, Nov 9: 8 am Malaga Cove for CIF girls and CIF potential boys (Coach Bob will let them know)

Monday, Nov 11: 8 am at Redondo Track for CIF girls and CIF boys (we will know by then & update)

All athletes:

Nov. 8, 12, 14: All athletes have practice Friday, Tuesday, and Thursday as part of their regular school PE.

Nov. 18, 19, 21: The two weeks after that, the athletes are on a mandatory two week RUNNING break, however, they show up in exercise clothes to their “regular school PE” and do exercises – just no running.

Dec 2:  Once back in school after Thanksgiving, track practice starts.

Bay League Finals Thursday, November 7, 2019

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How: The bus will leave the school at 12 noon. Athletes will return with the bus to school – hoping they will have something to celebrate on the bus!

If your athlete cannot return on the bus, please let Coach Bob know and email the Booster Secretary at runruhsboostersecretary@gmail.com as you will need to complete and sign a form.

Where: Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach.

Polliwog Course Map

Schedule:    

1:30 pm Junior Varsity Boys

2:00 pm Varsity Girls

2:30 pm Varsity Boys

2:50 pm Awards

3:15 pm Junior Varsity Girls

3:45 pm Frosh Boys

4:10 pm Frosh Girls

Practice & Lost/Found

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Friday Practice:  8 am Veteran’s Park

Saturday Practice: 8 am Polliwog Park (place of the Bay League next Thursday)

Lost/Found:  If somebody picked up an extra pair of sweat pants with the name James Kobel in it, please bring to practice.

Please check back on this Website http://runruhs.com/ before you head out in case air quality worsens.

How to find the team in Polliwog Park:  Parking Lot of Begg Pool (somewhere around 1402 N Peck Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266).

WEDNESDAY October 30, 2019: Yearbook Picture & Warrior Mile

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Dear Families and Athletes,

  1. Yearbook Picture: The yearbook picture of the team will be taken this Wednesday after school. The Athletes need to bring their uniforms. Varsity should bring their white uniform (or better yet, bring both). After the photo is taken, the athletes will go home.
  2. Warrior Mile: The athletes will meet at 5:30 pm at West Torrance High School for the Warrior Mile! The actual races start at 6:30 pm with an open race at 6:15 pm (I guess siblings could and should be part of this fun night). The races are seeded to become faster as the night goes on with the last race being around 8:30 pm. If at all possible, please have your child stay to the end to support the team.

Wednesday October 23 & Saturday October 26

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Wednesday:

Coach Bob organized for nutritionist Kerry Sharp to present to the athletes. After practice is finished around 5 pm, the athletes should meet in the media room. Kerry will present for approximately 35 minutes and will stay for questions. Parents are cordially invited as well.

 

Saturday:

Mt. Sac Invitational http://events.mtsac.edu/ccinvite/datesandtimes.htm

Update:

Please note that it is a long walk from the parking lot to the spots where you can see most of the races or where you can drop off the water and snacks at the team tent. I am planning to distribute the water bottles in different backpacks and bags so that it is easier to carry.

As this is one of the tougher courses to run and high temperatures are predicted, the course might change slightly. Your child will just need to listen carefully to Coach Bob’s instruction. PLEASE make sure your child drinks lots of water now and the next three days. Mt. Sac has some additional medical personnel at the racecourse stationed near the finish line. 

The bus leaves at 6:00 am from school.  It looks like all athletes might have finished their races by 1 pm. All athletes must go on the bus to and back from the event, even if you are driving out as well. On Wednesday, feel free to look for a parent carpool partner! Details about parking and entrance fees are available on the Website. Bring cash!

Coach Bob will discuss the individual entrees with the athletes tomorrow. We will update the Website accordingly! Please keep checking http://runruhs.com/

Mt. Sac is a “must see” event – the world’s largest cross country invitational according to their website. There are several races on the course at the same time, dust flying, runners flying down a hill and then making a 90 degree turn … You have to see it to believe it. As always, please make sure to only drop snacks and water at the team tent and then leave the athlete area immediately.

According to the Mt. Sac Website Team Entries

http://events.mtsac.edu/ccinvite/info/confirmations/HS/TeamEntriesHS.pdf

Redondo Athletes are in the following race numbers 59 Sweepstake and then 71, 74, 75, 76, and 77 and you can look up their scheduled times and results here (Race Results)

Bay League in Palos Verdes – Thursday!

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Bay League on October 17 – THIS THURSDAY
Buses:
The buses leave the school at 12:30 pm and as always, make sure your child has lots of water and snacks, the uniform, and the running flats! 
Where: Lunada Bay Little League Fields, 2020 PV Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Schedule:
2:30 JV Girls
3:15 Varsity Boys
3:40 Varsity Girls
4:10 JV Boys
4:40 Frosh Girls
5:10 Frosh Boys
Course Map:
PV 3M Course Map

Central Park Invitational 2019

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Dear Parents and Athletes,

This Saturday, October 5th, our team will be competing at the Central Park Invitational in Huntington Beach. Athletes should meet at the student parking lot at 5:45 AM.  We will return to Redondo following the last race.  All athletes should arrive in their uniforms and warm-ups. Make sure that they eat a race appropriate breakfast and bring water and a snack for after their race.

Below is the schedule for the meet. We will be competing in the morning SECTION 1 Session. Click here for meet information.

Section 1 

Boys Varsity 8:30 AM

Girls Varsity 9:00 AM

Boys Junior Varsity 9:30 AM

Girls Junior Varsity 10:00 AM

Boys Freshmen 10:30 AM

Girls Freshmen 11:00 AM

Boys Sophomore 11:30 AM

Girls Sophomore 12:00 PM

 

VEHICLE PARKING: All passenger cars must park in the Sports Complex parking lot located at 18000 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA. There is a $1.00 daily parking pass, please purchase a pass so your vehicle is not ticketed.

Food and T-shirts will be available.

Parents, please join us at the Booster tent for morning refreshments. We would love to see as many parents and fans at Central Park as possible cheering on our hardworking athletes!

Just a reminder: The coaches request that all parents and spectators stay away from the team tent during the meet. Prior to their race, we need our athletes to focus on their races and after each race, they need to meet at the tent and warm down with their team. We also need them to be available to speak with coaches after their races. Athletes have been directed that after they finish their race and warm down, they can go visit parents and others away from the tent area.

Again, thank you for your continued support of our XC program. Please let me know if you have any questions.  runruhspresident@gmail.com.

 

Snapraise Fundraiser

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Dear Parents,

Your student has been asked to participate in our team fundraiser called Snapraise. It is an online-based fundraiser where the student contacts prospective donors via email about our team’s needs.

Success is not defined as being the fastest person on the team, in fact, success in cross country takes time, time to learn and time to train. With high student academic responsibilities, the delicate balancing act is quite a challenge.  The willingness and devotion each of our athletes require is a major commitment. Every team member is required to meet all these expectations. Unfortunately, we fall short financially but with this fundraiser, we will be able to meet our financial goals.

Why MONEY MATTERS:

Cross country is a relatively inexpensive sport, but it still costs money and our support from the school district will not fulfill all our budget requirements. The invitational races require entrance fees, we need stipends for assistant coaches, a budget for team shirts, team bonding activities and transportation to and from the meets.  And some of our athletes cannot afford to purchase uniforms or shoes as regularly as necessary.  Participating in this fundraiser allows our team with its high aspirations on and off the course, to strive to earn greatness.

It is not mandatory and there is no penalty for not participating in the team fundraiser.  We are hoping that our student/athletes will work hard to support their team in reaching its fundraising goals.  Top 5 athletes will win a prize for the most funds raised.

In return our athletes will promise to CONCEDE NOTHING: This question and answer have been our starting line rallying cry and season motto for the past several seasons. Concede means to allow or yield to something to another person or group, as well as to accept and acknowledge defeat. Although the strong current program began from a struggling one, the team has never been willing to begin down any road other than one leading to success. Lack of experience, tough competition, tired legs are not reasons to concede anything. Redondo’s determined spirit will see them through the many races of Cross Country season. The team will be traveling to seven invitationals and two Bay League meets before, along with hosting our two-mile dual meet with Santa Monica and hopefully moving through to CIF.

Not only are we dedicated runners and coaches, but academic leaders on campus. We have a long record of the highest GPA among campus teams and a full list of alums who graduated from Cal-Berkeley, Brown, University of Michigan, Cal Poly SLO, UCLA, LMU, Arizona, Indiana, USC and many, many more.

Thank you for your support and Go Sea Hawks!

Bob Leetch
Track and Cross Country
Redondo Union HS
1 Seahawk Way
Redondo Beach, CA, 90277

Gill/USATF National High School
Track Coach of the Year
California Coaches Association
Girls Track Coach of the Year

Woodbridge XC Invitational

Posted on September 15, 2019 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Dear Parents and Athletes,

Saturday our team competes in the exciting Woodbridge Invitational at the Silver Lakes Sports Complex in Norco. The address is 5555 Hamner Avenue, Norco CA.92880.  Athletes should meet the buses in the student parking lot on Diamond at 12:45 PM.  The buses will return after the last race at 8:06 PM.  Again, we ask that parents be in the parking lot ready to pick up when the buses arrive back at Redondo.  The coaches were so appreciative of this effort at the last meet!!

Students should come to the meet dressed in their uniforms and warmups.   Please clearly mark all items with names.  Make sure they have plenty of water/Gatorade as it will be warm during the afternoon hours.  Make sure everyone eats a healthy hearty breakfast, a light lunch and brings healthy snacks.  You may want to send additional money since there will be T-shirts for sale and food trucks where athletes can purchase food AFTER their race.

Below is the website with all pertinent information concerning the meet including location, directions, schedule and parking information.  Plan extra arrival time as parking could be a long walk and traffic to Norco may be heavy.  They have asked us to emphasis that NO DOGS will be allowed anywhere in the race complex.

Our team will be competing in the Gold Division on Saturday.

https://gvarvas.com/

Woodbridge Meet Schedule 9/21/19

We appreciate all the support of parents at the last meet and hope to see you all at the Woodbridge Invitational cheering on our team. We ask though that parents do not hang out near or in the team tent.  Also, we would appreciate it if parents wait to speak to their athletes after the coaches have met with them and they have completed their required warm down after the race. Thank you very much for your understanding on this.

Thanks again for the incredible support of our team and program and please direct any questions to my email below.

runruhsboosterpresident@gmail.com

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