Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ESPN Video: One Sprinter, Many Hurdles -- Unstoppable

Meet 18-year-old Latipha Cross, state record holder for the 400 meters in Michigan, who overcame homelessness and two bouts of cancer to earn a full track and field scholarship to Eastern Michigan University.

Latipha says, "The greatest pleasure in life is doing things people say you can't do. The only thing better than proving everybody else wrong is proving yourself wrong."

We say this girl is unstoppable.

If you can't see the video click here   or   here.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Deleting 2012 Track Photos

Last year, we posted over 2,000 photos from track meets. Click here to see them all.

On Monday, February 18, we'll be deleting 2012 photos to make room for all the pictures we'll take of the 2013 season. Until then, you can download any photos you would like to keep. See below for instructions.

But before you start downloading....

We are looking for photographers this year! Jim Kientz was one of two photographers who shot at all of our meets last year, but his daughter, Kristen, graduated last year so we will be down a photographer this year. If you enjoy taking photos, we'd love to make you one of our unofficial team photographers at meets this year. It's easy and fun. Click here to email Kim Turnage for details.

OK...now you can start downloading:

1. Click here to access all our photo albums.
2. Click on any album to see thumbnails of all the photos on it.
3. Click on any individual photo to zoom and access the download options.
4. Just above the photo, click on "Actions" then click on "Download Photo."

That's it! Still can't figure it out? Don't panic! Email Kim and she'll help.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Runners to your marks....Get set....

The 2013 track season is off and running! 

Practice starts tomorrow, February 13 at 3 p.m. Athletes should meet in the Commons. See below for the practice schedule and other important dates for the next couple of weeks.

When at all possible, we will run outside. Athletes should bring warm clothes, gloves and hats every day.

Athletes must have a completed registration packet and current physical on file by February 22. The district participation fee is $150. Click here for registration packet.

Practice Schedule:

Week 1:  Wednesday & Thursday, February 13 & 14
Week 2:  Tuesday - Friday, February 19-22
Week 3 and all other weeks: Monday - Friday


Mandatory Parent Meeting -- Tuesday, March 5 @ 7 p.m.  (more details soon)

 Shoe Night -- Wednesday, March 6 @ Runner's Roost in Lone Tree -- Discounts on shoes!

JV Meets will typically be on Friday afternoons, Varsity Meets are typically on Saturdays. First varsity meet is Saturday, March 9 @ Sports Authority Stadium. First JV Meet will be toward the end of the week of March 11; complete JV meet schedule is still being finalized. Click here to see our complete calendar, which will be continuously updated as we get more information.

It's going to be a great season! We're excited to start practice this week and look forward to meeting all the parents on March 5!


Kristi Oslund Featured in MileSplit



Last week, Kristi Oslund signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at the University of Nebraska. This week, she's featured in a MileSplit article. Click here to find out what clinched her decision for Nebraska and to read about her favorite high school athletic memory.

Congratulations, Kristi! We're proud of you!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Falcons Sign National Letters of Intent

Today, HRHS senior Kristi Oslund signed a National Letter of Intent to run Cross Country and Track at the University of Nebraska.

Another track athlete, Parker Cushing, signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Norwich University as a wrestler.

Congratulations to Kristi, Parker, and all the other Highlands Ranch High School athletes who signed with the colleges of their choice today.

  • Kristin Conor (Volleyball) -- University of Cincinnati
  • Ryan Margheim (Basketball) -- Augsburg College
  • Reed Kowalski (Lacrosse) -- Carthage College
  • Brittanie Tannenbaum (Volleyball) -- Juniata College

Monday, February 4, 2013

Athlete Information Meeting February 7

All athletes interested in participating in Track & Field at HRHS for the 2013 season should attend an informational meeting after school on Thursday, February 7 in Coach Krauss's classroom (Room 1265).

If you know of anyone interested in being on the track team for the first time, please forward this message and invite them to attend. See you there!

Hurdler Amy Chen Selected as Boettcher Finalist

Congratulations to HRHS senior hurdler, Amy Chen, who is one of only 72 students statewide to be selected as a Finalist for the Boettcher Scholarship.

The Boettcher Scholarship, modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship Program, is the most prestigious merit-based scholarship available to graduating high school seniors in Colorado.

Boettcher Scholarship selection criteria include:

  • Superior Scholastic Ability
  • Evidence of Potential Leadership
  • Service to Community and School
  • Outstanding Character
After completing personal interviews, 40 scholarship winners will be selected from the 72 finalists. Congratulations to Amy on being named a finalist. We're all cheering for her to be a winner (but in our eyes she already is)!


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