Team Banquet Date Announced: Tues. Nov 20th
CV Boys Take Runner-Up at Desert Solstice Invitational
Many successes at Friday night's Solstice Invitational resulted in a runner-up finish for the boys team. 35 of the 47 CV athletes who raced set either a season best or an all-time personal 5k record!
Team Relay Results
Wednesday evening Aug 22nd, we held our annual 7.5 mile team relay! Many great efforts from athletes made the event a truly great one! Jamba Juice gift cards went to our winning team of Tyler Embley, Ellie Brooks, and Christian Tamura. Honorable mention to our runners-up, Logan Smith, Haley McKern, and Mac Jones! Pictures are posted here!
Shoe Day at Cadence Running Company
Saturday, Aug 18th, the team met at Cadence for the weekly long run. Upon completing the run, athletes were greeted by store staff who expertly fit our athletes with the training and racing shoes they needed. We are so proud to be partners with Dan and the staff at Cadence. Thank you for your service and unwavering support of our athletes!
Huge thank you to all of the parents who set aside time with their families and made arrangements to attend our parent meeting. We coaches loved getting to connect with you all and greatly appreciate your support! Thank you also to our amazing Booster Club officers who arranged all of the purchasing for fundraisers, our trip to Woodbridge, uniform orders, etc. You four women are the real MVPs. Thank you!
Time Trial Successes!
Tuesday morning the team met for our annual time trial. The 1.5 mile loop was used to evaluate each athlete's starting point, set training paces for the next few weeks, and set individual goals for growth and race performances. 82% of athletes matched or improved their times from last year, with some athletes improving by more than one minute! (McMullen, Bowe, Riggs, Coons, & Tingey) Eight young men completed the course under 8:10 (5:25 pace) with returning state champ Rylan Stubbs matching his entry from last year. On the girls' side, nine young ladies ran under 11, with newcomer Sara Eltiste recording the second-fastest time in program history. Training will continue to ramp-up in intensity as we head into our first invitational meet on Saturday, Sept 1st at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
The Official Cross Country Season is Now Underway!
Athletes wishing to participate with the team this season must have their athletic clearance completed through RegisterMyAthlete.com. For the next few weeks, we are meeting Mondays & Thursdays from 2:45-4:30pm in room 203, Tuesdays & Fridays from 5:00-6:15am at the Gym Lobby, Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm at Freestone Park, and an optional Saturday morning run with team captains from 7:00-8:15-ish at Tumbleweed Park. For full calendar information, click here.
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High-Altitude Training Camp
Athletes and coaches headed north to Prescott to escape the heat and train their bodies and minds at 6,000 ft elevation for the 3rd annual High Altitude Training Camp July 24th through the 26th.
Stubbs Named AZ Cross Country Athlete of the Year
AZCentral Sports has selected CV runner Rylan Stubbs to receive this year's cross country athlete of the year award! Congratulations, Rylan!
AZCentral's praise for Rylan Stubbs:
"Stubbs was a model of consistency, winning five of his six 5,000-meter races with Campo Verde this season including the Div. II Championship and the AIA Sectional Crossroads. In the Desert Twilight, the only race he didn't win this year, the junior set a personal record with a time of 15:25. It was one of his three races better than 16 minutes."