We have a race today. I sent a request to the high school athletic directors asking for an early release of 2:45 for students at Washburn and SW and the middle schools that feed these schools. I also asked for a 2:30 release for students from South, Roosevelt and Sanford. Again, if you son or daughter is in middle school, send a note to school with your child requesting the early release. Some athletic directors get these notices out to the middle schools and others don’t seem to get them in the correct hands. Everyone who indicated that they wanted to race today should be on the attached roster I sent to the ADs today.
We still need race workers for today's race—especially gate judges. My goal is to have six gate judges and use only three at a time so no one has to stand on the hill for both runs. Please sign up here: Jan 21 Race Worker Sign Up. The race begins at 4:30PM. Hopefully we will be cleaned up and off the hill by 7 or before.
We also have a big race at Afton on Friday. Here is the schedule for the day.
Afton Invitational Schedule
7:30AM Parking lot volunteers begin parking trailers and cars
9:30 Lifts open - Courses set
10:30 Workers’ meeting outside timing building
10:45 Welcome and racer meeting in finish area of Inga’s Run
10:55-11:25 Course Inspection
11:25 National Anthem
11:30 First Runs
course reset as soon as first runs are complete
1:25-1:55 Second Run Inspection
2:00 Second Runs (reverse order within each seed)
5:00pm Awards in front of timing building
I would like all athletes to arrive no later than 8:15am at Washburn High School. I strongly suggest that you arrive WEARING your gs suit. We have a lot to do when we arrive—boot up, bib up, warm-up. I want you to get a good warm up in before the race meeting at 10:45.
Week Eleven Schedule
Tuesday, January 21
Hyland Race (Varsity and JV)
vs Wayzata, Mound West Tonka, Holy Angels, Lake Crystal Valley
4:30pm First Run Start
Wednesday, January 22
5:00-7:30pm Varsity/JV (Lanes 6, 7)
6:30-8:45pm JV (Meet on South Chair for directed free skiing; Lanes 6, 7 at 7:15pm)
Thursday, January 23
3:30-5:15PM Varsity (Lanes 7, 8)
5:00-7:15PM JV (Lanes 7, 8)
Friday, January 24
Afton Invitational (Varsity and JV)
8:15am – 6:00pm
Hyland JV Race
4:15pm First Run Start
Saturday, Jan 25
7:45-10:30AM (Lanes A, B, C)
2:30-10:30PM Supplemental Training at Wild Mt
For those not going to Afton, we have a JV race at Hyland on Friday, January 24. The First Run will start at 4:15PM. I will ask for an early release of 2:30 for South/Roosevelt athletes and 2:45 for everyone else. Parents, we need a few workers: gate judges, bib distributors and collectors, announcers. Please send me an email if you can help. Be sure you are signed up to race at Hyland if you are not going to Afton. Here is a link to state your intentions for the Hyland JV Race.
Wild Mt Supplemental Training
The next Supplemental Training is Saturday, January 25 at Wild Mt. Please sign up early if you would like to attend. Depart Washburn HS at 2:30pm. Return at 10:30pm. Bring a sack supper or money for supper. Soup is awesome at Wild.
Here is a link to register for Wild Mt: Jan 25 Supplemental Training Registration.
See you on the hill.