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We hope that everyone had a great holiday break and are spending the first part of 2018 being healthy and active. With that said, on Saturday, January 27 at 10AM is the Annual Frost Giant 5K (more info can be found HERE ...

Please join us for the 4th Annual Egg Nog Mile! The race this year will be on T uesday, December 26, 2017 on the EPHS track at 9am . This event is open to all current and former EPXC runners and their families. PLEASE help spread the word! For those that don't know, the Egg Nog Mile is a 4 lap run/jog/walk on the track in which the contestants drink a cup of egg nog before each lap. This event is the ultimate test a runner's fitness, stomach strength, and holiday spirit. More history on this special EPXC event can be found HERE ...

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break spending it with your loved ones. It was also a good time to rest & relax before the official day of EPXC’s Winter Training which starts tomorrow Monday, November 27th and goes up to the official first day of practice for track & field which is Monday, February 26th . Note that we’ll be meeting inside the HS Commons at 3:40PM. As with our last email, we understand and support those who will be participating in a winter sport. However , if you are not going to be doing another activity, we highly encourage you to come out for EPXC’s Winter Training. These are very low key runs (AND aqua jogging) with just getting out and maintaining fitness leading up to track & field. And, although it has been unusually warm the past several weeks, please bring appropriate clothing for the conditions outside. You can find EPXC’s Winter Training schedule on the team's calendar page: HERE ...

Our Estes Park Bobcats travel to Highlands Ranch on Monday, November 27, for a pair of scrimmages against SkyView Academy and Longmont Christian.  All eligible players and managers will travel.&n...

By Dustin Morrow   On 11/24/2017

We hope that everyone has been enjoying this 'down time' over the past 2 weeks. Last week, we conducted our end-of-year meetings with all runners. This year was a bit different in that we met with each classification as they will be together throughout their cross country years. It seems that all runners were satisfied with their season and the coaches will be working on the suggestions/feedback that were given. *Parents*, if you have any suggestions or feedback for the coaches, we ask that you please send us an email. The success of this team is a never-ending process, however, we hope to keep adjusting things to make the preceding season better than the year(s) before. We appreciate the feedback. Official Winter Training (11/27): Please note that the official date for winter training will be Monday, November 27th and go up to the official practice date of track & field which is Monday, February 26th . We understand and support those who will be participating in a winter sport. If you are not going to be doing another activity, we highly encourage you to come out for Winter Training. These are low key runs (AND aqua jogging) with just getting out and maintaining fitness leading up to track & field. Also, we must add, as it is called "Winter Training", please bring appropriate clothing for the conditions outside. You can find our winter training schedule on the team's website: HERE ...

CHSAA State Meet Recap: The CHSAA State Meet was this past Saturday and with that, we have officially reached the end of the 2017 Estes Park Cross Country season. EPXC had athletes competing in two races, Nathan as an individual qualifier in the boys 3A race and the EPXC girls team in the 3A girls race. Nathan was our first athlete to compete on Saturday, in which he finished in 17:21 (a -1:49 improvement on this course) and placed 31st overall (out of 912 3A runners in CO). This was a great race for Nathan, particularly when you consider that it's his 1st cross country season. The Estes Park XC girls ran in the final race of the day and placed 17th (out of 71 XC teams in 3A). The team also finished ahead of Brush and Berthoud, both which are teams that finished ahead of us at the regional race. The girls were led by Charly who ran another big PR of 21:26 (-26s), placed 82nd overall, and she was among the top 25 freshmen in 3A. Close behind Charly was Annalise who ran 21:37, finished in 91st, and ran a -1:14 course improvement. Zoe was our third, finishing in 115th with a time of 22:30 which was a -3:17 course improvement for her. Mae came in next with a time of 22:32 which is a -1:42 course improvement and she placed 117th. Eva was our final scoring runner, she ran 23:50 which was a -20s PR and she placed 137th overall. Andra and Melia ran the whole race in close contact and finished 146th and 147th. This was Andra's final EPXC race and we are glad that she was able to be a part of the state team this year. It was a great weekend for the EPXC team and a great way to end the 2017 season. Lastly, a special ‘Thank You’ to all of the parents who helped make this another great state meet experience. We’d especially like to thank Mary Zurfluh for decorating lockers, hallways and state bus, putting together goodie bags, and donating a new team snack box. We’d also like to thank the Igels for buying the team's state meet dinner, Erin Tice for making signs, and the Harroffs for their support. We also really appreciated all of the teammates, parents, alumni, and fans who made the trip down to watch the race and support the EPXC team.  EPXC Team Banquet (Wednesday, 11/1): The Estes Park Cross Country Team's End-Of-The-Year Banquet will be this Wednesday, Nov. 1st from 5pm-7pm. The banquet is a time for us to reflect on the season and recognize our athletes for their accomplishments. This year's banquet will be hosted at the Bristlecone Inn ...

Basketball season officially begins on November 10.  The coaches and I met with kids interested in playing this week.  It looks like we are going to have about 30 kids, which means we will probably have a team at all three levels.   Here are a few important details about the upcoming season. 1.   Remind.Com --  Remind is the primary means of communication between our coaches, players, and parents.  You may choose your method of delivery (email, text, online, or app), and you will get information directly from our coaches about practices, schedules, arrival and departure times, and weather-related changes.  It is a private account, and it requires a password.  If your child was at our meeting, he should have the all the information you need. 2. BSN Online Store --  Our friends at BSN are working with us to help cut the cost of some of the things you might need or want for this season.  The new Nike Kyrie 3 retails for about $120, but BSN is able to sell them to us for $90.  If you are buying shoes for the season, you should consider getting them through our online store.  You will also find a few other items there.  We are ultimately moving toward travel suits.  I think it creates unity, and we look really good when we get off the bus.  The Nike Club Fleece hoody and pant usually cost about $90.  BSN is selling them to us for $65.  Eventually, I want to buy them for the team, but I don't have the budget for that now.   You will also find a hat, socks, and our team warm-up shirt.  I have already purchased the warm-up shirt for our guys, but we are making it available this year to parents, friends, and family who want to support us.   None of these items are required.  We are just trying to save you some money if your looking to purchase some of these things.   This is not a fundraiser.  We are not marking anything up, just selling at cost.  If you need help or would like to sponsor a needy student, you may contact me directly. Here's the link -- Estes Park Hoops ...

By Dustin Morrow   On 10/25/2017

Regional Meet Recap: The Regional meet on Thursday was a pretty emotional one for the EPXC team. There were feelings of excitement for our athletes who qualified for state mixed with heartbreak for our boys’ team missing qualification by a mere 14 points, feelings of accomplishment for our athletes who took a combined 11 minutes & 57 seconds off of their 5k PRs in this race, feelings of concern for the health of a teammate, feelings of retrospect for seniors, and feelings anticipation for future years for our Juniors and underclassmen. When one has invested so much time and effort into the accomplishment of a singular goal, as we have to in our sport, big meets like Regionals are understandably a very emotional experience. As we look into deeper into the results, the way that the Estes Park Cross Country team ran on Thursday was very impressive, it was a race that everyone should be proud of. The EPXC girls team placed 4th overall, qualifying for state by a very narrow margin of just 5 points, finishing ahead of Eaton. This particular race was easily the most impressive single that we've seen since both starting coaching here in Estes. Every single member of the EPXC girls team PR'd and took a combined 8 minutes and 27 seconds off of their 5k times!!! Everyone had the race of their lives, literally, and judging by the narrow margin of qualification, everyone needed to. The girls were led by Annalise Basch who placed 12th earning All-Region honors and set a -40s PR. Mae was next across the line with a -42s PR, placing 18th. Charly had a big PR of -1:15, her first time under 22mins, and placed 26th. Zoe had a -1:38 PR and placed 33rd. Rounding out our top 5, Sam broke the 23min mark for the first time with a -36s PR, placing 46th. Eva ran a -1:18 PR, Andra -18s, Meila had the biggest PR of the day -1:44, and Daffeny PR'd by -16s. As the girls’ team looks ahead to the State meet, we hope that they'll be able to maintain the excitement and momentum of this historic EPXC race. The EPXC boys team also had a very impressive set of performances on Thursday. The boys placed 5th, just 14 points away from qualification. The boys team set 6 new personal PR's for a cumulative of -3:30 from their times. The boys were led by Nathan Zurfluh who placed 7th overall with a -53s PR, earning All-Region honors and qualified as an individual for the state meet. Finn finished in 18th, due largely to extenuating circumstances, and just missed qualification as an individual. Mason was our next across the line in 23rd place with a -1s PR. Lucas finished in 46th with a -19s PR. Derrick rounded out our top 5, finishing in 65th place. Oliver finished 87th overall. Cole and Chase were neck and neck right down to the finish were Chase was edged out by his brother; Cole finished in 91st with a 53s PR and Chase finished in 92nd with a -1:19 PR. Ian placed 98th and had a -5s PR. While the boys team not qualifying was a disappointment, there is nothing that could have been done different or better and we are very proud of the way that all of our athletes competed in this race. Next Race - CHSAA State Meet (10/28): Believe it or not, we are only a week away from the final race of the season. The 2017 CHSAA State XC Meet ...

Please take note of all information in this email, this is a very important week for the EPXC team. Next Race - 3A Region 4 XC Meet (10/19): Estes Park Cross Country’s next race is the 3A Region 4 meet which qualifies teams for the CHSAA State XC Meet. Only the top 4 teams and top 15 individuals will advance to the state meet. Since this race is the only way to make it to state, it is important that everyone toes the line on Thursday afternoon ready to run their best race of the season! This is going to require additional diligence from the EPXC athletes and parents in the coming days. The coaches have built the team's training plan this year with the intention of peaking ( running the best race of the season by gradually reducing training intensity leading up to the peak race ) at Regionals. We are confident that our athletes are primed and ready to run great races on Thursday, but it is up to the athletes to ensure that they are well rested, hydrated, and nourished over the next few days leading up to the race. Please make getting race ready over the next few days a priority. The Estes Park Cross Country team has a long tradition of qualifying for the state meet. This isn't because qualifying is easy (it's always challenging) it's because EPXC has consistently had groups of athletes willing to meet the challenge and preform well when it really counts. This year's team is no different, and we have full confidence that everyone will rise to the occasion by preparing smart over these next few days and racing with everything they've got on Thursday. Let's continue the tradition and bring two teams to state!  Lastly, remember any and all things relating to Estes Park Cross Country can be found on our team website: www.estesparkxc.com ...

This was a solid week for Estes Park Cross Country; plus EPXC has got a TON of stuff coming up this week. Please read carefully below: Patriot League Meet Recap: Congratulations to both of the EPXC teams on finishing 2nd place in the Patriot League! Both teams significantly improved on their projected places and likely surprised some of the league teams in the process. These 2nd place finishes make both teams the highest placing Bobcat athletic teams in conference competition in at least the past year and probably longer. The EPXC boys ran in the first race section led by Finn who placed 4th earning All-League honors and improved his course time by 2:33. Right on Finn's tail was Nathan, who placed 5th and also earned All-League honors. Our 3rd man was Lucas, who placed 11th and receives All-League Honorable Mention recognition as a sophomore! Mason and Derrick rounded out our top 5, Mason was in the top 20 (19th). The EPXC boys also had stand out performances from Cole (-10s course PR), Woody (-35s PR), and Blake (-2:38 course PR). The EPXC girls team ran in the second race section and were led by Mae who placed 6th, earning All-League honors with a -3s course PR. Annalise also earned All-League honors finishing 7th. Charly came across the line 3rd for the ladies and finished 21st as a freshman! Zoe was our 4th runner, finishing in 26th with a -34s course improvement. Sam finished 5th for ladies, locking in our 2nd place team finish with a -1:19 course improvement! The remaining EPXC lady runners all ran great races, setting either a lifetime or course PR. Eva (-1:30 course PR/ 35s PR), Melia (25s course PR/ 11s PR), Andra (1:37 course PR), and Daffeny (36s course PR). Monday Trail Run (10/9): The team will meet for mandatory practice at the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead from 3:50pm-5:00pm for a trail run. Please email Coach Harris or Coach Stafford if you will not be able to attend. Team Photos (10/11): EPXC team photos are this Wednesday October 11th at 5pm . Please plan to bring your full uniform to school on Wednesday. Athletes received a photo order form 3 weeks ago but coaches have extras if anyone still needs one. Saturday Mandatory Practice (10/14): The EPXC team will meet at the high school for a mandatory practice from 9:30am-12:00pm on Saturday. Please email Coach Harris or Coach Stafford if you will not be able to attend and we will give you the workout. Next Race - 3A Region 4 XC Meet (10/19): Estes Park Cross Country’s next race is not until a week from this Thursday. This is the Regional Meet which qualifies teams for the CHSAA State XC Meet. Only the top 4 teams and top 15 individuals will advance to the state meet. This meet is also limited to 9 entries for the boys and girls race. Coaches will be sending more information out about this meet and our entries early next week. Team Shirts/ Parent T-Shirts: Athletes, if you have not done so already, please bring your $8 for the team shirt to practice by the end of this week. If you ordered a parent shirt, they are done and ready for pick-up. If you still want a parent shirt, we ordered a few extras in various sizes, so let either coaches know. These shirts will be $10 each. We are really excited about the excellent performances of the EPXC team this past weekend and hope that everyone will be able to direct the momentum of this weekend's excitement, positivity, and competitiveness into the last 3 weeks of the season. Please keep in mind that from this point on, nothing is guaranteed and we will need everyone to run their strongest performances of the season at the Regional Meet if we want to punch our tickets for the state meet. During the next week and a half, we need all runners to be more deliberate than ever in doing all of the "little things" that will help us be successful on October 19 th (regionals). This team has a long tradition of qualifying for the state meet and we have full confidence that this team will continue to live up to that legacy. Lastly, remember any and all things relating to Estes Park Cross Country can be found on our team website: www.estesparkxc.com ...

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