MEET + RUN WITH AN OLYMPIAN
This year the organizers have asked MCXC to participate in the event on the morning of Sunday, October 24 by running from the Hermosa Pier to Manhattan Beach with Olympian Meb Keflezighi. Athletes can run together but not as an official team due to CIF regulations. All runners will be receiving a free pair of Sketchers shoes (see info below). 

Details:

  • Call Time: 8:15AM
  • Meeting Location: Hermosa Beach Pier Surf Statue
  • Wear MCXC gear, but not racing singlets
  • Run Time: 8:45 – Meb’s Team will direct runners
  • Arrival at MB Pier: 9:00AM
  • Distance: 1.9 Miles
  • Free Sketcher’s Shoes Provided to MCXC athletes who run (while supplies last)
  • Looking for a parent volunteer to be at HB pier to help at the start. Contact Michele michele.fukumoto@gmail.com if you are interested. 


1. Please email the shoe information to Julie Johnson julieillenejohnson@hotmail.com by 5pm tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct 20. for your athlete to receive a free pair of sneakers (first come, first served until supplies last)

Shoe information: 
Last Name, First Name: 
Gender: 
Shoe Size: 
Shoe Style Option (see below): 
Shoe Color Option (see below):

Shoe Options:
Option #1 – WHITE only
https://www.skechers.com/women/shoes/skechers-gorun-motion/128433.html

Option #2 – WHITE or RED
https://www.skechers.com/women/shoes/bobs-sport-squad—tough-talk/32504.html

Option #3 – RED or NAVY
https://www.skechers.com/women/shoes/skechers-gowalk-hyper-burst/124578.html

OR

2. If your athlete can NOT attend, they need to let either Renee or Hunter know by Friday, Oct. 22.


MCXC + SKETCHERS WALK
Calling all MCXC Runners! Register your athlete on the Sketcher Walk
“MCXC” Team before 10/22 and help MCXC win one of the cash prizes for highest percent participation
. If we get the highest level of student participation by 10/22, we may win one of these cash prizes: 1st – $1000, 2nd – $500 and 3rd – $250. 

Sign your student up to be a virtual or in-person walker on the “MCXC” Team today http://www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com/. Proceeds from the Skechers Walk also benefit the kids of the Friendship Foundation and local public schools including Mira Costa. The walk is on Sunday 10/24 at approximately 8am. 

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Upcoming Race – Mt. SAC Invitational

Friday, October 23, 2021
Pasta Party 5–7 pm (view the MCXC newsletter and GroupMe for location details)


Saturday, October 23, 2021
Mt. San Antonio College, 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789


Details:
Busses leave Costa at 5:15 am
Program 
Course Map 
Live Results
Full details: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/191847/info/131692
Pre-purchase entrance tickets: https://tickets.mtsac.edu
In order to help speed up the entrance procedure for parents and spectators at the 73rd Annual Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational, the box office is now offering everyone the ability to purchase tickets online and ahead of time. Those planning on attending can purchase their tickets anytime prior to the event and it will be delivered to their smart phone. This will save a lot of time and significantly shorten the lines for everyone at the box office on meet day.

Race Schedule:
Parents, please ask your athlete what race they are in. (It is NOT color-coded)

Frosh Boys          Race 51                7:30 am

Frosh Girls           Race 53                7:51 am

Soph Boys           Race 54                 8:07 am

Soph Girls           Race 56                 8:29 am

JV Boys               Race 57                 8:45 am        JV National Championships

JV Girls               Race 58                 8:53 am        JV National Championships

Varsity Boys       Race 61                 9:41 am         Team Sweepstakes

Varsity Girls        Race 62                 9:57 am         Team sweepstakes

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Upcoming Race: Bay League #1 – Thurs. Oct 14, 2021

The date of this race has moved AGAIN! This change is to accommodate those athletes who are taking the PSAT at all participating schools. Please update your calendar accordingly. View the team calendar here

Bay League Finals #1 – Thursday, October 14

Palos Verdes Cross Country Course
2020 Palos Verdes Drive West, 90274
Schedule:
Busses leave Costa at 12:30 pm
2:15 pm Fr boys
3:00 pm Fr Girls
3:30 pm JV Boys
4:00 pm JV Girls
4:30 pm V Boys
5:00 pm V Girls

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Next Races

PORTLAND FALL TRIP
Friday Sept. 24 – Sunday Sept. 26
Select Runners
View the email sent to athlete’s parents for the detailed weekend schedule.

DANA HILLS INVITE
Saturday Sept. 25
Dana Hills High School
33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA
http://dhi.dhhsdolphins.com/

Busses: Depart Costa at 8am
Race Schedule: http://dhi.dhhsdolphins.com/schedule
Race Map: http://dhi.dhhsdolphins.com/course-map
Directions: http://dhi.dhhsdolphins.com/directions

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Pasta Party and Woodbridge Invitational

Pasta Party
Friday, September 17, 2021

6-8pm
Valleca Home
3609 Laurel Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Woodbridge Inviational
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Various start times

Silverlake Complex, Norco
5555 Hamner Ave, Norco, CA 92860, USA
https://gvarvas.com/

Race Schedule: https://gvarvas.com/meet-schedule/
Course Map: https://gvarvas.com/course-map/
Spectator Parking: https://gvarvas.com/parking/

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SHOE NIGHT AT VILLAGE RUNNER (Manhattan Beach Location) – Tuesday, Aug 31 11am-6pm

Team Day Benefits at Village Runner (Manhattan Beach Location)
Join us on Tuesday, August 31st between 11am and 6pm

Time to freshen up those Summer training shoes or pick up a pair of racing flats? Visit the Village Runner in Manhattan Beach and help us raise money for your team! 

  • Receive 10% off regularly priced purchases 
  • Free Village Runner t-shirt with shoe purchase 
  • 10% of team sales will be donated to Mira Costa XC 

Just mention you are part of Mira Costa XC at checkout! 

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Cool Breeze Invitational – Friday, Sept 3. 2021

Date: Friday, September 3, 2021

Transportation to the event: Buses leave Costa at 11:30am  

Transportation from the event: Athletes may come home with a parent or approved driver only if the Alternative Transportation Permission Form has been filled out and returned to Coach Renee by Wednesday, Sept 1. Please indicate on this Sign Up Genius if you are bringing your athlete home so we can know how many return bus seats are needed.

Race Location: Brookside Golf Club, 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

View the Race Course Map
View the Race Schedule
View the Race Visitor Parking Access

Note: The Race Schedule may be modified by the hosting school. Please check the parent GroupMe for last-minute changes.

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MCXC TEAM + PARENT MEETING – Thursday, Aug 26, 6pm

Parents and athletes should plan to attend the MCXC Season Kick-off Meeting. You will hear about all things Cross Country from the coaches and MCXC Booster club board members.

When: Thursday, August 26, @6pm sharp
Where: at MCHS Mustang Mall (area closest to the MCHS Cafeteria)
Who: Parents and Athletes
How long will the meeting last? We will try to keep it to 1 hour, and then have time to view the Uniform Samples, Spirit Wear, and other payments.
What to expect: We will have about 25 chairs for those in need. You are also welcome to bring your own chair. 
 
Parent Information Meeting Documents:
Parent Packet
Alternative Transportation Permission Form (have your athlete return to their coach if you did not submit it at the Parent Meeting)

MCXC Booster Club Donations:
https://www.mbxfoundation.org/booster-clubs/cross-country/

MCXC Uniforms: Purchase by Sunday Aug 29 so orders can be in by the first meet. Pick-up instructions will be emailed to you after purchase. https://mbx-foundation-511395.square.site/

MCXC spirit wear: https://mcxc21store3.itemorder.com/sale
STORE CLOSES 9/4 Midnight
ORDERS WILL BE DELIVERED APPROXIMATELY  9/27  TO TEAM TO HAND OUT

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MCXC Summer Updates

2021 Dick Fitzgerald Sand Run is ON this year!!! Mark your calendars for July 31st 8 am and register TODAY!! REGISTER HERE

Cross Country Try-Outs will be held on Monday, August 23rd.

Check out our preliminary 2021 season schedule HERE!

Daily Green Screen Check-in for On-Campus Training

SCAN TO ACCESS THE SCHOOL SCREENING

  1. Open the Camera app from the Home screen, Control Center or Lock screen.
  2. Hold your device so that the QR code appears in the viewfinder in the Camera app.
  3. Your device should recognize the QR code and show a notification, taking you to the screening
    webpage. You may have to go to your Settings app and enable QR Code scanning.
  4. If the QR code does not take you to the webpage, you can access it by visiting
    www.bchd.org/covid-schools

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MCXC – Returning to Practice

IMPORTANT STEPS SET FORTH BY COSTA FOR ATHLETES AND PARENTS:

Watch Dr. Dale’s Message to Athletes:
https://www.miracostahigh.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=291011

Read the below information provided to athletes in Dr. Dale’s Costa Connected, Vol. 9.:

On August 10, L.A. County released guidelines allowing for schools to reopen athletics. Costa is now ready to move forward, as we have taken steps to maximize student and employee safety, and we have addressed all of the state and county requirements for re-opening.

Cross Country will re-open in the near future. It is important that everyone work
together to do this the right way. We will continue to follow guidelines, and update
them as the COVID situation evolves.

MCXC coaching staff have met with the administration to discuss in-person conditioning, and to review the protocols and set a start date.

In order to return to participate in these in-person after school workouts,
athletes are asked to submit the following:

1. Complete the 8to18 registration for athletes by clicking HERE.
a. Print the emergency card.
b. Print the physical form. If an athlete already has one on file, they
are good for one calendar year.

2. Proof of a negative COVID test (see yellow box to the right for resources). If
you do not have insurance to cover the test and do not want to pay for the
test, fill out this FORM and Costa will work with you on a testing solution.

3. A completed participation waiver. Click HERE to download the waiver.

4. Once completed, place the emergency card, physical form, negative
COVID test, and participation waiver in a sealed envelope and turn in to
the collection box just inside the front office at Mira Costa between 8-4 on
M/T/Th/F.

For general guidance on completing the Athletic Packet, click HERE. An athlete who
chooses to not participate at this time will continue to be provided synchronous
and asynchronous workouts for their sport.

Under the current guidelines, athletes will be assigned to a cohort of 12
athletes in one sport. Once assigned, athletes will remain in that cohort unFl the
county cohorting guidelines change. Therefore, multi-sport athletes will need to
pick one of their sports to begin training. When the County guidelines remove the
cohorting requirement, athletes will be able to participation again in multiple sports.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of following guidelines and
reopening the right way – for everyone’s safety.

MCXC PROTOCOLS FOR ATHLETES:

Ingress/Egress Protocol
In summary –
1.    Mask upon entering.
2.    Show green screen to coach or trainer at entrance.
3.    Proceed directly to training location and maintain 6 foot distance always.
4.    Hand sanitize and disinfect equipment at beginning and end of session.
5.    Mask kept on through training and exit.

1.    Athletes will be approved to participate after verification that they have submitted all documents required in the Mira Costa Athletic Clearance Program to include proof of insurance, a current athletic physical, and a negative COVID test.

2.    Athletes enter with masks on. Coaches will be provided with extra disposable masks for students who lose or damage their mask.

3.    Each day, every athlete will complete the pre-screen questions by clicking HERE. At this point, the app only provides the choice of “parent or guardian” or employee. Student will select “parent or guardian.” Athletes will have their green screen out and visible as they enter. The coach or trainer at the entrance will verify correct time stamps on the green screen. Attendance will be entered into a Google Doc each day.

4.    After entering with green screen verified by a coach, the athlete will proceed directly to their training area as outlined on the schedule. If athletes are in cohorts they will know their cohort spot and proceed directly. Once in their training spot, the athlete will maintain 6 feet distance from all other persons.

5.    Athletes will drop their personal gear at their training location and immediately use hand sanitizer. Under the direct supervision of coaches, they will then wipe down any equipment that will be shared with a sanitizing wipe. Once they have entered, arrived at their training location, and properly sanitized, they may begin stretching and training. To exit, each athlete will return to their personal equipment, use hand sanitizer, wipe down their shared equipment and exit directly from the training area. Athletes who arrive late will enter the facility the same as all athletes and report directly to their pre-screen area.

6.    Coaches will be offered two cloth masks, a face shield, gloves, sanitizing spray/wipes, and hand sanitizer for their use. Coaches will have a mask that covers their mouth and nose from the moment they exit their car at the training area to the moment they re-enter their car to leave the training area. Cloth masks will be washed before using on another day.

7.    Athletes will wear their masks from entrance to exit as well, unless engaged in solo physical exertion (such as jogging by one’s self). Players should take a break from exercise if any difficulty breathing is noted and should change their mask or face covering if it becomes wet and sticks to the player’s face and obstructs breathing.

8.    As outlined in the County Cohort Guidance Document, stable cohorts are groups of students, with the same supervising adult(s), that stay together throughout the day. The cohort must operate so that students and supervising adults within the group only have physical proximity with members of their cohort during the day. Supervising adults and students must not interact with other cohorts. This practice decreases opportunities for exposure to or transmission of the virus’ facilitates more efficient contact tracing in the event of a positive case; and allows for targeted testing, quarantine, and isolation of a cohort instead of requiring the suspension of all such groups operating on a site in the event of a positive case or cluster of cases.

9.    If a student becomes ill, parent or guardian should call their physician for guidance. They must also notify their school attendance and/or health office.

10.    All coaches are directed to follow guidelines set forth in Dr. Suzanne Webb’s August 16 memo, “Safely Reporting to Work, COVID-19 Safe Practices.”

11.    Athletes will bring their own water bottles, and may not share water with another athlete. Coaches should have disposable water bottles available at practice for emergency situations.

12.    Restroom facilities are marked with a red dot on the map. Coaches will release athletes one at a time to the restroom nearest their practice facility. Athletes are encouraged to use the restroom immediately prior to reporting to practice. Locker rooms will not be open.

13.    The Principal, Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director will be reviewing practices to make certain all protocols are being followed. If protocols are repeatedly not being followed, training for that sport will be cancelled. If coaches need immediate support, they can reach administrators, the Athletic Director, or security at the phone numbers listed on page 2.

14.    No spectators.


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