Congratulations to EPXC athletes on running a great meet. This past Friday's races at the Wolverine Invite marked our best team finishes of the season! Both the girls and boys teams placed 2nd Overall in their races. This is especially exciting when you consider that all but 4 of the teams (Ft. Lupton, University, Berthoud, Strasburg) in our league and region were present for this race. 

The EPXC girls ran first and were helped to their team finish by some strong individual performances. A 1st place finish and 20s course improvement from Regionals last year by Lily, a new season PR from Annalise, a new lifetime PR of 58s from Sam, season PRs for Skylar and Anya, and a 47s PR from Bethan. 

The EPXC boys team were also helped by some great performances. We put 3 in the top 10 including Finn who placed 5th and bettered his PR by 5s, Dylan in 7th, and Mason in 8th with a 10s PR. Lucas beat his PR for the 4th time in a row, this time by 13s. Tyler bested his PR by 3s and Seth, Harrison, Oliver, and Blake all set new season PRs.

Thank you to the Shumates for hosting team dinner and to the Filsingers for filling the team's snack bin! As always, thanks to the parents for making the drive down to support and encourage our athletes.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Team pictures Monday (tomorrow, 9/19/16) at 5:45pm. Athletes please bring your full uniform (singlet, shorts, pants, and jacket) to school. We will run first in normal workout clothes then change for pictures at 5:30. 

Aqua-jogging Tuesday at 6:30am. All aqua-jogging practice through the end of the season will be held on Tuesdays to accommodate our athletes' schedules and other before school commitments. This is excellent low impact training, please plan to attend weekly.

Team Dinner Friday at the Basch's Home at 5:15pm. More details later this week.

Platte Valley XC Invite Saturday in Kersey, CO. High School races begin at 9:15am. More details later this week.

LAST, BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST:

The 3rd Annual Estes Park Purple Pride Color Run will be held on Friday September 30th at 4pm. Participants will follow a 1 mile course around the school campus which finishes with a lap on the track, all the while they will be covered in purple and white color powder. The EPHS Homecoming TailGREAT will begin after the race and is free to the community. The Purple Pride Color Run is a great way to make the community aware of EPXC team and is an important fundraiser for our program. Please advertise this event around town and even consider running it yourselves. You can register online at the link below, but payment must be dropped off at one of the three school front offices. Registration ends this Friday September 23rd at 5pm, anyone registered after this time will not be guaranteed a shirt or sunglasses. Thanks for your help in promoting this event! http://www.estesparkxc.com/colour-run-15/

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