Thursday, September 14, 2017

9/14/17- 4th meet down, 4 more to go

Congratulations to a great meet!!  Great job to all of our awesome runners.  There have been some pretty fantastic improvements in the season thus far. 

Earlier in the season runners had an opportunity to set a goal.  Whether it be to walk only one time during a race or improve their time by 30 sec, each goal is individual and valuable to that runner.  There are so many ways we can improve ourselves in our daily lives, but running helps us build our stamina emotionally and physically.  I'm very proud of your runners and their determination to do better.  Ask your runner about the goal they set and what their plan is to accomplish it. 

Praise them when they work hard, encourage them when it gets hard, and support them when they fail hard.  Not every race is an improvement. Not every race is a success, but the important lesson for us all to learn is to keep going and finish the best we can.  We run when we feel good and we run when we feel bad.  We just keep going and do the best we can at that time.  Thanks for all of your amazing support.  

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Hooray North Star Academy runners! You were amazing today at our meet.  I'm so glad the air cleared up and we were able to run.  I was a little worried about the course today since we were on home turf, but had never run the course before.  Way to go! Everyone was awesome :).  I've posted the results from the meet on the 2017 meet results page.  There were some great PR's happening.  We did great as a team as well as individually.  Make sure to remember, the most important thing is to improve your own personal time.  Also, think about the goal you set at practice and see how you are doing accomplishing that goal.  Think about what you need to do to get it accomplished. I'm so proud of you all!!!  Go Bears!

Friday, September 1, 2017

9/1/17 Welcome!

Welcome North Star Academy cross country runners and families to the 2017 season! What an exciting start we had yesterday at our first meet. We are in for a fun and great season!

I'm a little late getting this website up and running, but it's finally here. On this website, you'll find the calendar of events for this year, each runner's race results for each race, and posts with information for the team.  For security reasons I am only using the first three letters of each runner's name as I list their results from each race.  If you aren't a part of the Groupme texts, please contact Jody or myself so we can make sure you're on it.  On the Groupme, you'll also receive quick updates or messages we'll communicate throughout the season.

Parents can purchase a team shirt for $10.  Please let Jody know if you'd like one, if you haven't yet.  Our next meet, on Sept 7, will be hosted by North Star Academy.  I've sent in for an approval to reserve the Wardle Fields park next to NSA, but have reserved the Bluffdale City Park in case we don't hear back from the county in time.  I'll let you know by Wednesday evening or Thursday morning exactly what location the race will be at. We still have some days to sign up for treats if you're interested ( or go to the calendar link and comment below).  If you're unable to get onto the website, but want to bring treats, let me know and I can sign you up. We sure appreciate your support for your kids as well as for us.  Thank you!!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sept 8th Results

Way to go team!! Your kids are all amazing and Coach Rowser and I are very proud of them and their determination to finish that hard course up on the mountain.  The results are posted.  You can find them when you follow the link to the right of this page. Let your child rest, so they'll be ready to run on Monday.  We have a meet on Tuesday, September 13 in Draper at 14125 S Bangerter Parkway with APA Draper hosting.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Meet Sept 8

This week we only have a meet on Thursday, it is the Summit Academy meet.  They have changed the address, here are the directions:

Take Bangerter to Draper and stay on Bangerter.  It will turn into Traverse Ridge Rd (there is a Chevron on the corner).  After that you will take the 3rd right which is Manilla Dr.  Next take a right on Steep Mountain Drive and follow it until it takes you to Flight Park North Side

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2016 Season is here!

The 2016 season of Cross Country is here!

We are excited for this new season and hope that you enjoy it as much as we are planning to.  We had some fun events during the summer to start getting ready but now we are in full swing.

We are having a Kick-off party Friday Aug 19, at Coach Rowser's house.  It will be a potluck dinner, games, and a movie(McFarland,USA), so bring your favorite dish to share with everyone.

Please pay your fees in the office.  $50/season which includes a shirt to keep.

If you are planning on doing Jazz Band and are worried about any conflict, don't be.  Go ahead and do both.  Jazz Band meets every Tuesday.  Miss practice on Tuesdays and leave Jazz Band a little early on the two Tuesdays we have meets.

Get your friends to join.  The shirts will be printed on Friday, so we need dues paid and the team mostly put together by then.

We look forward to working with you this season!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Region Race

Hi everybody!

We just got information about the state meet. It will be next Tuesday, October 20th starting at 5:00 p.m. (boys), and girls immediately following. It is the same place, Cottonwood Regional Softball Complex, 4400 S. 1300 E. Holladay. 

Good news--the course will be the same as the regional meet, so our team will already know the course.  Map.  Let's plan to line up early and get a good spot on the start line! Please be there at 4:30, and we will meet by the finish line.

  • I'd like to have a team party as soon as we start school again, maybe on Tuesday? Let me know if that wouldn't work for you. We will also plan to take team pictures that day so we need everyone there.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Just a reminder--practice at 10 on Friday morning, for 45 minutes at the Riverton High Track.                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Practice Monday morning at 10 at the CR Hamilton baseball fields for 40 minutes, 138th South and 3600 West.
Region Results

The Girl teams going to State are;

Providence Hall - 36 points
Summit1 - 77 points
North Star - 106 points (beat Channing Hall by 1 point)

Non-qualifying team girl runners going to State;

Cheyene Van Dinter (Channing Hall)
Alyssa Wroten (SummitB)
Eden Barlow (SummitB)
Cecelia Burridge (Channing Hall)

Boys teams going to State are;

Providence Hall - 40 points
Summit1 - 68 points
North Star - 84 points

Non-qualifying team boy runners going to State;

Mark Romero (SummitB)
Austin Reich (APA Draper)
Dominic Cooke (APA Draper)
Ethan Honeycutt (Channing Hall)