Saturday, August 31, 2013

American Fork Grass Relays

Riverton High School Cross Country had a great opportunity to be able to compete at the very competitive, 18th annual, grass relays race. Some of the top teams/runners in the state/nation were there to represent. There were some great performances by our teams.

Starting with freshman sophomore boys Tracen and Jonathan lead the way with some very impressive times of 11:26 and 11:48 respectively. Those times would have been them varsity anytime in Riverton history excluding this year and last. Taking a quick glance I think that the freshman/sophomores would of taken 3/30 teams.

In the girls freshman/sophomore race Zoe continued to impress with a great time of 13:45  Which gave her the 2nd fastest girls team time of the day. As a whole the freshman/sophomore girls seemed to run really well and show some great improvements.

The Jr/Sr boys race was exciting with all the boys in that race running very well making that 5-7th spot in varsity in reach for a lot guys. This race was lead the way by Landon who finished 9th overall and ran a great time of 11:03.

The Jr/Sr girls race was great with Brooke and Britney running much better races than last week. Brooke ran a time of 13:47 which was the 3rd fastest girls team time and  Brittney running 14:30 which was the 7th fastest girls team time of the day. Great teams are characterized by many thing one of which is depth. Our girls team has a lot of people right now that are running great and could take a varsity spot.

The varsity races where done in relay form. They girls team took 13/30 and the boys team took 4/30. Mckayla  took 9 place and earned a spot of the top 25 board all time. Brady took 5th and moved into 11th all time in course history. The relay races are tough because most of the time you are running without being by anyone. This particular year was extremely hot and I was dying of heat just running around. The Boys team was the only team to have 3 guys in the top 15.

Thanks Riverton for giving your best.

For full results click HERE

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Highland Invitational

Hey Everyone,

Congratulations  Riverton XC for racing so hard. Our team as a whole had a lot of great performances. I feel that our season got off to a pretty good start. I feel that put our self  in a good to position reach our goals by the end of the year. There were a few fluke things that happened that made a few races not quite go the way we expected them to go but all in all it was great.
For those of you whose races didn't quite go the way you wanted it to go use that as an opportunity to become better. Evaluate your race: know what you did good, know what you can do better and know what you are going to do during practice to help better prepare you for the races.

For full results click HERE

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Spirit packets can now be ordered.

Dates -  Order dates will be from August 20th - August 31. These orders will be shipped directly to Riverton High School so there will be no shipping cost. You can order after the August 31st but the order will be shipped to your house.

Parents - The parent supporter shirt will be purple moister wicking shirt. If you can order one and try to wear it to the meets that would be GREAT. You can order anything else on the website if you want.

Athletes - We do not require you to buy any gear BUT we are wanting our team to match when we go to the meets. With that said, we are strongly encouraging you to buy at least the long sleeve or short sleeve black New Balance shirt.

Fundraiser - We are going to cancel our other fundraiser ideas. From the information given from you as parents at the parent meeting we are going to add a DONATE button to the blog. This will make so if anyone wants to donate to Riverton XC or Track they can, by just a click of a button. All we want you as parents and athletes to do is to share the link via text message, email, facebook, twitter, etc. 

Spirit Pack items include some of the following
1. Parent shirt
2. Athlete New Balance shirt
3. Blanket
4. Sweaters
5. Bags
6. Hat
7. Racing top
8. Shorts
9. Warm-up Pants
10. Gloves
11. Beanies
12. Poleover
13. Jackets

Monday, August 19, 2013

Highland Meet

We have a meet this week. We will leave Thursday at 2:30 from the North East side of the school. This is by the RHS statue.

1. Please be prepared physically and mentally. Make sure you're eating and drinking right and going to bed at appropriate time. This is not just the day before but it is two day before. Don't over sleep the day of the race. Shoot for around 8-9 hours of sleep. Get up and run a easy 10-20 minute jog with some strider.

2. Make sure that you have a GAME PLAN  and you know your race strategies. Make sure your game plan  is made up of things that are controllable. Controllable race goals might consist of, but are not limited to the following: Saying positive things to myself during the race, Pushing the uphills, Using the down hill, finish the last mile faster than my first two, giving it my all, push through the pain, run together as a group, etc.

3. The tone of the season is set by the first race. Let's go show the rest of Utah how hard we have been working this summer.

4. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A UNIFORM come at 2:00 and pick it up from me. DON'T WAIT TIL 2:30 and expect to get one.

5. If you are not registered for the race please call or text and let me know. Thanks

6. Take risk - These early races are the times to take risks. Growth happens when we take risks, you don't find out anything about yourself if you always stay in your comfort zone. Try running with a person you haven't ran with. Try surging mid race. Try kicking from further out. Do this and you will see your running ability develop much faster.  YOU CANT WIN UNLESS YOU TRY.

7. I listened to a podcast where they interviewed Anthony Whiteman. Anthony Whitman was the first and only person over 40 who has broken the 4:00 mile barrier. He said something that stuck out to me. His words shows me what kind of mindset you need to have to accomplish something that no one has not done before. He said, "Believe in the possibilities, Believe in yourself, expect miracles." DON'T let anyone make you believe that you can't achieve greatness, especially not yourself.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Highland Invite

Hey team we are now registered for the Highland Invite.
1) Click HERE to verify what race your signed up for.
2) Make sure you know when your race starts
3) Make sure you know what teammates are in your race.

Talk to me if you have any questions.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Parent Meeting is Thursday at 6pm in the Tech Atruim

Hey parent and athletes we are going to have a meeting Thursday at 6 pm at Riverton high school in the Tech Atrium. We will  go over the season and our goals as a team. Please attended if possible.

Coach Englestead

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Please report your mileage. if you have missed reporting then report that week.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Up Coming Events

We have some thing coming up that are very important.
1. Spike Night(Thursday August 8th at 7pm) -  We have spike night this Thursday at Run Great at 7pm. Because we do it as a group run great will provide us with pizza and drinks as well as a 20% discount on our shoes and spikes. Please Attend. For you young kids that don't have racing shoes it is really important to have them so that you can have your best possible performance at races. Also one component of staying injury free is having a nice shoe. 
2. ELIGIBILLITY - There are THREE task that need to be done to be eligible. 1) Complete your packet 2) get a physical 3) pay your participation fee. If these three things are not done you can not compete.  Eligibility packets and physicals need to be done ASAP. I think the last time the school will have Physicals is Monday, August 12th @ 5pm. They provide the service for $25. You can also get it done at your own doctor if you prefer. Please get it done if you have not. If I don't have record of you paying the participation fee,  completing your packet and getting your physical you can not compete. This not only effects you but it effects your team.
3. Running With The Pack(Saturday August 10) - This Saturday we are helping with a race. We want all of you to be there at 6:30  to help with registration and putting things together. We will do our long run after the race.   

Monday, August 5, 2013


We are going to run a in alpine tomorrow 8/6/13. We are meeting at 6:15 at the school to car pool.

We are meeting HERE (Center and main st in alpine Utah)