Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Specific strength workout

We met on a drizzling Sunday to do some specific strength. Just three skiers, and a coach who was practicing leaning on her poles. Spirits were high, though, and we did some good strength work and technique work. As always, the starts are the most fun part!

Ready, set...


No pole starts.

My skis are glowing in the dark.

Weekend Roundup of XC Results

Amherst Invitational XC Sept 25
Boys Varsity
36 Burnham, Chris            12 Concord Carlisle      17:33.00   

Girls Varsity
51 Meyerson, Olivia          11 Concord Carlisle      22:05.00               

Boys JV
160 Yoder, Hank               10 Concord Carlisle      22:16.00          

New Balance Ocean State Invitational Sept 25
Girls Varsity
69  Catherine Benson  Acton-Boxborough             22:51

LS vs. Boston Latin Sept 21
1  Eli Hoenig           17:06
4 Greg Holdman     18:12 

Manchester Invitational Sept 25
Freshman Girls race (2.1 miles)
5  Charlotte Cole  14:05

Sunday, September 26, 2010

CSU at the Pisgah Mt. Trail Race

CSU runners/skiers Lisa Doucett and Donna Smyth ran the Pisgah Mt. Trail Race last weekend, Lisa opting for the "short" 23km race and Donna for the longer 50km race.  Both had good days with Lisa finishing 1st woman in her race (17th overall) in 2:17:55 while Donna finished 6h woman (1st over 50) and 34th overall.  The 50km mens race was won by skiier David Herr of Canann, VT and the women's 50km was won by a former CSU skier Amy Lane!

Donna's REPORT on her 50km race.

Results are HERE.

Friday, September 24, 2010

High School Race Results

More results for CSU Jrs for the past week:

Charlotte Cole finished 4th overall and 3rd for Brookline HS. 

Chris Koziel finished 44th overall and 20th for Needham in their race against Framingham.

Julia Schiantarelli finished 5th for Newton North and 15th overall in a meet against Weymouth.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CSU Jrs Fall Sports News

A number of CSU Jrs are now well into their fall sports seasons.  A few tidbits I've been able to gather over the last few days:

Rion O'Grady is tearing it up running cross country for Dover-Sherborn.  In his last two races Rion has come home 2nd and 1st.

Concord-Carlisle - Lincoln-Sudbury Smackdown - This week CC and LS reportedly go at it in cross country.  These are two highly successful XC teams and of course neighboring schools that have no interest in losing to each other.  My secret source has informed me that there has been a bit of trash talking between Eli Hoenig (LS) and Chris Burnham (CC) as each has tried to figure out weak spots on the other team without divulging too much information.  This should be a good one so stay tuned!

Caitlin Guiney has been a prolific scorer for the CC field hockey team this week as CC handily beat Arlington 4-1.  Caitlin banged in three of those goals herself!  Be careful if Caitlin has a stick in her hands......

Julia Schiantarelli has also been running well for Newton North.  In NNs opener Julia finished 9th overall  and 7th on the always tough NN team.
Julia Bringing it Home for Newton North 

Running for Brookline HS, Charlotte Cole has also been running up a storm as a freshman, finishing 2nd for Brookline (11th overall) in their first race of the season.

Another freshman running well was Chris Koziel, running for Needham HS, finishing his first race 9th for Needham and 26th overall.
And on the CSU alumni side of things, Kaytie Innamorati, running cross country for Gettysburg College, dropped her PR for 5km from 25:21 down to 21:42!!  That is quite a drop.  Nothing like good solid training all summer resulting in big improvements!

Send me your news and photos from training and racing - jdoucett@comcast.net

Thursday, September 2, 2010

2009-2010 Ski Season Videos

Thought I'd go through the video files and put together a few of the races we have from last winter.  Keep checking back since I will add videos when I get them done.

Rumford J2 Boys

Rumford J2 Girls

Rumford Women