Congrats to the Regional Cross Country Coach of the Year Winners!
Congrats to all on a great State Finals! Here’s a variety of things going on this week in the World of MITCA!
Academic All State – Entries are due by 8pm Tuesday November 5th and can be found here: http://www.mitca.org/?page_id=30
Cross Country Clinic – Begins Thursday November 7th and goes through Saturday November 9th. If you haven’t registered yet you will now need to register at the door but we would love to see you! Friday night will be our annual awards banquet where we celebrate some special awards and crown Mr & Ms Cross Country! Bring a Toy to donate for Toys to Tots!
Clinic Preview: http://www.mitca.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019XC-ClinicPreview.pdf
Clinic Info: http://www.mitca.org/?page_id=20
The Clinic is held at the Comfort Inn in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Team Michigan Trials – Saturday following the Clinic there will be the Team Michigan Trials just down the road at Shepherd High School. There are 4 races conducted with the highlights being the Boys & Girls Senior Races which will qualify the Top 12 to represent Team Michigan at the Mid East Meet of Champions in Kettering Ohio on Saturday November 16th. Additionally there is a co-ed 2 Mile youth race and a co-ed Futures 5K.
Cost is $5 for the Senior Race and $10 for the Youth or Futures if signed up online ahead of time, $20 onsite.
Online Sign Up: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Shepherd/TeamMichigan
Those earning a spot on Team Michigan will be invited to ride a charter bus to the Mid East of Meet of Champions and have their stay covered by MITCA. In 2018 Team Michigan won both the Boys and Girls meet.
Team Michigan Trials Schedule
11:00 AM – Registration and Bib/Chip pick up in Shepherd HS Atrium
Noon – Rick Weinheimer successful Coach gives pep talk to the athletes racing. (In Shepherd Auxiliary Gym)
12:15 PM – Registration moves to Pole Barn near Start of Course
1:30 PM – Youth 2 Mile Race (open to 8th Grade & below)
2:00 PM – Girls Senior Race
2:30 PM – Boys Senior Race
3:00 PM – Futures 5K Race (Open to 11th Grade & below)
Shepherd High School has a new address, this address will lead you to
the Gym which is where you want to go for pick up and the speaker. The race will take place on the Cross Country Course
which starts and finishes to the South of the Football Field. The Football Field is to the West of the Gym. Bathrooms will be open in the Atrium of the Gym during the pick up and speaker times and then likely the Football bathrooms will be open prior to the race if they have not been Winterized yet. If they are unavailable there will be Port A Johns.
Shepherd High School
321 S. Fourth Street
Shepherd, MI 48883
At the 2019 Cross Country Clinic MITCA is partnering with Toys for Tots and has lots of fun perks for members who participate by bringing some Toys to donate! Full info here!
For questions regarding MITCA Clinics, contact your MITCA Clinic/Education Coordinator,
Kernie Gilliam: email@example.com
November 7-8-9, 2019
Speaker List & Schedule – Coming Soon
Comfort Inn and Suites
2424 South Mission
Mt Pleasant Michigan
Phone: (989) 772-4000 – Ask for MITCA Rate
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The 2019 Mid West Meet of Champions was competed on Saturday June 8th on the Campus of Michigan State University
Results can be found here – http://www.mitca.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019MWMOC.txt
Videos of the races can be found in a youtube playlist linked here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr8_WfnugGks0SWX-qy5CkSfIYGgZ7iGb
Field event videos will be uploaded in the next few days
Unfortunately there will not be able to be a live stream of the Mid West Meet of champions due to internet connectivity issues. @freetracklive will still be filming and posting the videos later. Live Results still here: http://crossroadstiming.com/results/2019/MidwestMeet/index.html