Last Saturday, members of the Soda Springs XC Teams took on the mud, sand, and heat of Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls for the Mud Run Jamboree. No individual results were kept, but there were team results which saw the Girls' Team win and the Boys' Team finish 5th. This was a great and fun way to kick off thte 2010 season. The Cards will be back in action for the Pocatello Invite on the ISU Cross Country Course. Pictures to come soon...they will be muddy!!!
Preparing for take-off.
Putting out the landing gear!
Linda taping shoes. Girls...mud monsters!!! Boys pre-race.
The 2010 Summit View High Altitude Running Camp was another HUGE SUCCESS. 52 runners from Soda, Star Valley, WY, Idaho Falls, and Lyman, WY, made Caribou National Forest their home for the weekend. So what do you do at running camp??? Well...RUN...A LOT...with a little FUN thrown in there as well!!!
2010 Camp Participants and Staff
The trails were a little crowded with 52 participants!
The Cardinal Cross Country Teams made the long trip up to Coeur d'Alene for the 2009 State Cross Country Meet @ Circling Raven Golf Course in Worley, ID. The Panhandle of Idaho would treat the Cardinal well once again as both the boys and girls teams would bring home a State Championship trophy and banner. For the girls, it was their 4 consecutive State Championship and for the boys, it was their first one since 2006.
Bailee Siepert led the Lady Cardinals finishing in 3rd with a time of 20:31. Quincie Clark ran a gutsy race finishing in 10th place with a time of 21:14. Danyka Deno finished in 11th with a time of 21:27. Cathryn Smith finished in 13th place with a time of 21:36. Carlie Olson rounded out the All-State runners for the Lady Cardinals finishing in 18th place with a time of 22:05. Just out of the medals was sophomore Dominique Froehlich in 22nd place with a time of 22:23. Vanessa Vranes finished in 34th place with a time of 23:18 to round out the State Championship run. Cheyanne Williams also ran well finishing in 27th place with a time of 22:34. GREAT JOB LADIES...it has been so fun working with you these last few months...and it will be tough to see you seniors go, but it has been a pleasure being your coach...THANKS!!!
The boys side was full of upsets starting with senior Kasey Meyers. Kasey led the young group of Cardinal Harriers with an individual State Championship to go along with his three third place finishes in previous years. A pack of "Red and Black" would follow with Coby Young earning the 20th place medal with a time of 18:11.07 followed by Micah Bowman in 21st place in 18:11.65 and Cody Moore in 22nd place with a time of 18:12. Aaron Petersen finished in 38th place with a time of 18:45. J.D. Bailey broke 19 minutes finishing in 42nd place and running a time of 18:53, and Caden Steele rounded out the State Championship TEAM effort finishing in 50th place with a time of 19:13. AMAZING JOB fellas...everyone of you did YOUR job to help US win. You should be proud of your efforts to sacrifice for the good of the TEAM...I'm so happy for you guys...you picked a good day for your first win of the season!!!
Also, a BIG THANK YOU to the Parents and everyone that made the trip to cheer us on, your support was AMAZING!!! And another BIG THANK YOU to the COACHING STAFF, Linda, Sue, and Coach Dad, for all your help throughout the season...your efforts are appreciated!!!
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PICS:
One is great, but two is even better...girls and boys State Champions!! 2009 Boys 2A State Champs!!!
2009 Girls 2A State Champs!!!
So long SENIORS...it has been fun!!!
Pre-race girls team.
B. Siepert...3rd place.
Q. Clark...10th place. D. Deno...11th place. C. Smith...13th place. C. Olson...18th place.
D. Froehlich...22nd place.
V. Vranes...34 place.
C. Williams...27th place.
A focused boys team...pre-race.
K. Meyers...1st place...STATE CHAMPION!!!
No individual photo here...the pack helped us win...M. Bowman (21st), C. Young (20th), and C. Moore (22nd).
The 2009 District Cross Country Meet was held at Bear Lake High School on Thursday the 22nd of October. By the end of the meet the Cardinal Cross Country Teams would confirm their standing as a powerhouse of 2A Cross Country.
The Lady Cards would win their 7th consecutive District Championship and qualified for the 2009 State Cross Country meet. State Qualifiers for the Lady Cardinals include: B. Siepert, Q. Clark, D, Deno, D. Froehlich, C. Smith, C. Olson, V. Vranes, and J. Berg alternate. C. Williams from North Gem will also make the trip with the Cardinals, as she has trained with them all year, and qualified as an individual finishing in 5th place overall. Girl's Team Scores: 1. Soda Springs 19 2. Malad 52 3. West Side 64
The Boy's Team finished as District Runner-ups behind West Side, but a hard fought battle would send them to State as well for their 21st consecutive year. Both teams will be in action at the 2009 State Cross Country Meet in Coeur d' Alene Idaho on the 31st of October. Boy's State Team: K. Meyers, C. Moore, C. Young, M. Bowman, C. Steele, J. Bailey, A. Petersen, and S. Torgesen alternate. Boy's Team Scores: 1. West Side 27 2. Soda Springs 31 3. Malad 76 4. Aberdeen 120
2009 Lady Cardinal Cross Country District Champs
Individual Champions Bailee Siepert (3 Time District Champ) and Kasey Meyers (1st District Championship) lead the Cardinals to another great District Meet.
Start of the 2009 Girls District Meet.
Senior Bailee Siepert on her way to winning her 3rd District Title.
Senior Danyka Deno earns All District Honors with her 3rd place finish.
Senior Cathryn Smith finishes in 8th place for the Lady Cardinals.
Senior Vanessa Vranes takes the 11th spot in the District Meet.
Senior Acacia Camptell runs her last race as a Lady Cardinal and posted a season best time of 25:44 at the Cardinal Classic.
Senior Chantal Nelson pushes to the finish. Nelson posted a season best of 32:44 at the Preston Invitational.
Senior Tiffany Gritton finishing at the District Meet. Gritton posted a season best of 34:50 at the Bob Conley Invitational.
Senior K. Meyers pushes the pace enroute to his 1st Individual District Title.
Sophomores C. Moore and C. Young run strong in the 2009 District Meet.
M. Bowman earns All-District Honors with a 9th place finish.
Soph C. Steele has an incredible run for the Cardinals finishing as the 5th Cardinal.