Monday, August 28, 2017

2017 Season Start

Alright, Alright... I'll update the blog... Sorry for those of you who have been checking back for updates on the season.  I kind of forgot about this site... My bad!

So, we've had our first two races, and we're off to a great start!  We have a great deal left to do, and we are NO WHERE near where we hope to be by season's end, but we are excited about the grit, determination, competitiveness, teamwork and excitement we've seen so far!  Let's keep up the great work!


If you'd like to find results from the first two races, there are two places you can look:
1- hosted both of our first two races, so the results are online there.  Not all of our races will be using runnercard, so not all results will post here.

2- is the site we use to post all our results to.  It is a 3rd party site, so results aren't posted immediately--I usually have to go through and upload them sometime after the meets are over, so don't panic if you don't see results right away.  You can also see your progression throughout the season here.


I've had several of you asking about our season schedule.  I apologize if it never made it home to you.  So, here it is: (and it's posted in the right margin here too)

Wed, Aug 23 Pre-Region Meet @ Scera Park (Orem)
Fri, Aug 25 Payson Nigh Hunt @ Payson HS
Fri-Sat, Sep 1-2 USU Aggie Invitational @ Logan (Overnight)
Sat, Sept 9 Wasatch Invitational @ Soldier Hollow
Wed, Sept 13 Juab Invitational @ Yuba Lake State Park
Fri, Sept 15 UIAAA Invitational @ Spanish Fork Sports Complex
Fri, Sept 22 Nebo Invitational @ Maple Mountain HS
Wed, Sept 27 Sanpete Classic @ Skyline Mtn Resort
Fri, Oct 6 Region X Championships @ Scera Park (Orem)
Wed, Oct 18 State Cross Country Championships @ Sugarhouse Park
Sat, Oct 28 SALEM WITCHES 5K RUN (Our team fundraiser)
Sat, Nov 4 Pre-Footlocker Meet @ American Fork HS

Th-Sun Nov30-Dec3 Footlocker Western Regionals @ Mt SACC (Walnut, CA)

This weekend we will be traveling to Logan for the USU Aggie Invitational. It's a great race, and we turn it in to an overnighter! The cost is $50/athlete. Please let us know if your athlete cannot afford the cost, and we will work something out!

Here's our itinerary:

Friday (Sept 1):
10:30 Dismiss from class if attending funeral
12:00 Depart Salem Hills (BRING A LUNCH)
2:00 Arrive at USU
3:00-7:00 Race!
8:00 Pizza and Pool party at Hotel (Comfort Suites-Ogden)
10:00 Room checks/Lights out

Saturday (Sept 2):
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Trail Run (Elephant Rock in Bountiful)
10:00 Depart for home
12:00-ish Arrive at SHHS

We will once again be traveling to California for the Footlocker Western Regional for any athletes that are interested. The trip will be a little different this year, as we will be traveling with Maple Mountain HS, and we will be going Wed-Sat, rather than the traditional Thur-Sun trip. Here's our basic itinerary:

Wednesday (Nov 29):
2:00pm Depart Salem Hills HS
12:00am Arrive at Hampton Inn, West Covina

Thurday (Nov 30):
8am-11pm Entire day spent at Disneyland Resort

Friday (Dec 1):
8:00am Register/Run the course
11:00am Depart for Huntington Beach
5:00pm Return to Hotel
9:00pm Lights out/Room checks

Saturday (Dec 2):
6:00am Depart hotel for Course
7-11:00am Compete/support teammates
12:00pm Check out of hotels/Depart for home
12:00am Arrive at Salem Hills High School

The cost of the trip will be $400, which is actually less expensive than it's been the past few years! $383 will be paid to the SHHS Finance Office. The other $17 will be paid with a credit card when you register for the race (

We are once again selling Peaches and Apples as a fundraiser for athletes to help pay for their California trip. Here is the details:

22 lb box of Angelus (or similar variety) Peaches
$5.00 profit (all $5 goes to student's account)
DUE DATE: Thursday, August 31st
DELIVERY: Either Wed or Thur (Sept 6-7)

14 lb box of Gala Apples
$5.00 profit (all $5 goes to student's account)
DUE DATE: Thursday, September 21st
DELIVERY: Probably Wed/Thur Sept 27-28

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ready or not, it's here!  The season gets under way this WEDNESDAY evening with our PRE-REGION Meet!  Here's the necessary Information:

Bus Departure:  4:40 pm from SHHS
Race Location:  Spanish Fork Sports Complex (the race starts and finishes in the field near the tennis courts)
Race Times:  Girls race at 6:00pm, Boys race at 6:30pm

                 PAYSON NIGHT HUNT
This Friday, we will be traveling South to Payson for their annual "Payson Night Hunt." It's a great meet under the lights of the Payson Sports Complex!  Here's the details:

Bus Departure:  5:40 pm from SHHS
Race Location:  Payson Sports Complex (across the street from the high school)
Race Times:  JV Girls race at 7:00pm, JV Boys race at 6:30pm, Varsity Girls race at 8:00pm, Varsity Boys race at 8:30pm.

Next weekend, we will be heading to Logan for the Aggie Invitational!  It's an overnight trip!  The Aggie Invitational is a great meet, and we have a TON of fun together!  We will race Friday night, stay in Ogden for the night, then do a trail run together Saturday morning before returning home!  We hope everyone can make it!

Cost: $50 (Covers bus, hotel, dinner and breakfast)
12:30 pm --depart from SHHS
4:00 pm--Races start (Rookie, JV and Varsity races)
8:00 pm--Return to hotel for Pizza/Pool Party!
10:00 pm--Bed checks
7:00 am--Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am--Trail run to Elephant Rock (Bountiful)
2:00 pm-ish--Arrive at SHHS

                TEAM FUNDRAISER
This season, we will once again be offering Mountainland Apples and Peaches for athletes to sell.  The proceeds of the fundraiser will go to offset athlete's costs for our California trip and/or other team costs.  

It is an early crop this year for the peaches and apples, so we will be starting this fundraiser NOW, rather than later in the season!  Your athlete should have an information/tracking sheet they got at practice.  However, here's the basics:

Peaches: 22 lb. box for $20 (athlete profits $5/box)
Order must be placed by Thursday, Sept 1st

Apples: 14 lb. box for $20 (athlete profits $5/box)
Order must be placed by Wednesday, Sept 14th


As promised today at practice, here are the images of our team gear we are offering this year.  Again, we want to emphasize that ALL items listed below are 100% optional, and it is not required for you to order any of the items (although we hope you at least buy the team T-shirt).  Remember, all orders must be submitted by THIS THURSDAY NIGHT (AUGUST 25th).  To order, please click on THIS LINK.

Navy Blue T-shirt
50/50 Cotton-Polyester
2-color logo on front
1-color logo on back

Port & Company 
50/50 Cotton/Poly
2-color screen print

Navy Blue 
100% cotton w/pockets
1-color screen print

28 oz Aluminum bottle
Blue w/ 1-color logo


Navy Blue spandex
-Volleyball style for women
-Knee-length for men

Friday, July 15, 2016

Cross Country Camp

Salem Hills High School
Cross-Country Summer Camp
July 19-21, 2016

We will be conducting our annual Salem Hills High Cross country camp this summer.  This camp will take place up Hobble Creek Canyon and at the Nebo School District owned cabins at Shadow Mountain.  We have outlined our basic itinerary over the course of the three days for your convenience.  Also, we have listed the necessary things you must take care of prior to our departure.  PLEASE pay the finance office $50.00.

To Do:
  • Pay the $50 Camp fee to Salem Hills High School
  • Return the Activity Consent Form to Coach Thompson or Hughes
  • Bring all items on packing list
  • Be in relatively good shape
  • Be ready for a fun three days!!!

Packing List:
  • Sleeping bag/Sleeping pad
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight and good batteries
  • Bug repellant
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Personal items (deodorant, contact lenses, hairspray, Soap, Toothbrush/paste, etc.)
  • Personal First Aid kit (Band-aids, Neosporin, etc)
  • Bag for dirty clothes
  • Rain gear (lightweight poncho, etc.)
  • Light parka/jacket/Hoody
  • Plenty of  T-shirts
  • Running shorts
  • Running shoes (and a backup pair, if desired)
  • Plenty of  socks
  • Long sleeved running shirt(s)
  • Long pants
  • Sunglasses, if desired
  • Sandals, if desired
  • Sunscreen
  • Watch
  • Cards, Frisbees, Footballs, Volleyballs, etc.
  • Camera
  • Anything else we may have forgotten about…

Tentative Itinerary:
Tuesday, July 19th:
  • 8:00 am—Meet at SHHS to bus up to Shadow Mountain
  • 9:30 am—Arrive at Shadow Mountain, set up camp
  • 10:30 am—Freetime, Set up personal space
  • 12:00 pm—Lunch
  • 1:00 pm—Team building activities
  • 2:00 pm—Free time (horseshoes, volleyball, Frisbee, cards, etc)
  • 4:00 pm—Sports Psychology Clinic
  • 4:30 pm—Team Run
  • 5:30 pm—Dinner
  • 6:30 pm—Free time
  • 7:30 pm—Guest speakers/Clinics
  • 9:00 pm—Bonfire—Skits!
  • 12:00 am—Lights out

Wednesday, July 20th:
  • 8:00 am—Breakfast
  • 9:00 am—Nature Hike/Run @ “The Lake”
  • 12:00 pm—Lunch
  • 1:00 pm—Free time
  • 2:00 pm—Goal Setting Session (personal and team)
  • 4:00 pm—Team games/activities
  • 6:00 pm—Dinner
  • 7:30 pm—Games/Dance-off!
  • 9:30 pm—Movie in the Woods
  • 12:00 am—Lights out

Thursday, July 21st:
  • 8:30 am—Morning team run
  • 9:00 am—Breakfast
  • 10:00 am—Break camp
  • 11:00 pm—Depart Shadow Mountain
  • 12:00-12:30 pm—Arrive home at SHHS

Remember to pay the $50 to Salem Hills HS.  Please feel free to contact either Coach Thompson or Coach Hughes if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support of our program.

Coach Bart Thompson

Coach Jen Hughes

Monday, November 9, 2015

End of Season

As we wrap up the season, we as coaches just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have made this season great--both as athletes and as parents.  We know how much sacrifice is required to participate and excel at a sport, especially one like Cross Country, so we take our hats off to you for your commitment.  It's been a pleasure coaching you!

As part of tradition, we would like to celebrate the season as a team at our annual Team Banquet.  All team members and their parents are encouraged to attend.  Dinner will once again be catered by Clarion Gardens Catering, so you know the food will be outstanding!  We do need to get a head count ASAP, so if you could please go to THIS LINK and RSVP, that would be magnificent!  Here's the information:

It’s time to once again CELEBRATE
another season of Salem Hills Cross Country with us!
When:  Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Time:  6:00 pm
Where: Salem Hills Cafeteria
Who:  All Salem Hills Cross Country Athletes and their Parents
Cost:  Athlete is paid for. Parents are $8.00/person.  Please pay to SHHS Finance office or to
RSVP:  Please RSVP by THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12th by going to our RSVP page HERE.