The boys and girls CC teams will host the first of four home meets on Monday, August 31 at O’Brien Park. Tomorrow’s conference triangular meet brings both Morton and Leyden to compete against the host Mustangs. There will be one girls race at approximately 4:30pm, followed by one boys race. For the first time in West Suburban Conference history, the dual/triangular meets will NOT count towards the calculation of the WSC Gold division conference championship. When Downers Grove South hosts the conference meet on Saturday, October 17 at O’Brien Park, the results of that meet alone will decide the conference championship.
Currently, the DGS girls team has won 16 WSC Gold conference titles in a row. During this same time period, the Mustangs have won a state record 96 dual meets in a row. Should we defeat both teams tomorrow, the streak will be extended to 98. The streak began in September of 1999.
The girls cross country team opened up the 2015 season at yesterday’s Yorkville Invitational. The varsity team placed 2nd out of 7 teams while the JV team placed 1st out of 7 teams. Katie Stapleton (Jr) was the lone DGS varsity medalist, finishing in 9th place overall. In the JV race, Olivia Duax (Fr) led the way with her 2nd place finish. She was followed by fellow Mustangs Gillian Thomas (So) in 4th place, Emily Kaszyk (Jr) in 8th, and Megan Albers (Jr) in 9th. Individual results can be found HERE and full meet results can be found at kompusport.
The Mustangs run again next Monday at home versus Morton and Leyden.
Former DGS girls head track coach and ’07 DGS graduate, Egle Staisiunaite, is competing in the 400m hurdles in Beijing at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships this week. Coach E is representing Lithuania, just as she did at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
On Saturday, Coach E ran a personal best time of 56.17 seconds to place 4th in her preliminary heat. That top 4 finish place advanced her as one of only 24 women to tomorrow’s semi-final heats! The top 8 semi-finalists will advance to finals.
Nearly as important, her 56.17 time was below the Olympic qualifying standard of 56.20, which virtually guarantees that Coach E will be representing Lithuania again at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
On Tuesday, August 18 there will be a short Parent & Athlete Meeting at 7:00pm in the DGS cafetorium. The Dick Pond Shoemobile will be set up at 6:30pm if your daughter needs new running shoes, spikes or other running apparel. There will also be opportunities to join the Running Boosters organization, volunteer for helping at our home meets, help raise money with a 50-50 raffle and vintage uniform sale.
The DGS Boys and Girls Cross Country spirit wear store will be open from Aug.17 to Aug.24. You can view the Spirit Wear Flyer here, or go directly to the website to place an order. The access code is mustan7PU. All orders and payments are to be done online.
You can find the 2015 Girls CC Team Handbook HERE. It contains important information for both PARENTS and ATHLETES.
The first official practice of the 2015 cross country season begins tomorrow (Aug.12) morning from 7:00-9:30am.
- Anyone is welcome to join, no experience necessary.
- Girls MUST be registered at dgs.8to18.com in order to participate in practice.
- Please wear comfortable running clothes and shoes.
- Please bring a watch, a refillable water bottle, and a padlock.
Part of tomorrow’s practice will include a 2-mile time trial. We will discuss the Aug.13-15 camping trip.
If you have any questions, please contact Coach Plunkett.
The 2015 cross country season is set to officially begin on Wednesday, Aug.12th. The DGS girls team will meet at 7:00am outside of Exit 6 on the west side of the high school for practice. All girls should be registered at dgs.8to18.com/ prior to Aug.12th.
If you have any questions regarding the beginning of girls cross country season, please contact Coach Plunkett.