All Rolling Hills Charter School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to join the middle school RHC Co-Ed Cross Country Team!
The sport of cross country is a sport for EVERYONE! Anyone and everyone can participate, no matter how tall you are, your shape or size, your skill level, or coordination. Everyone runs the same course and everyone gets to compete. No benches here!
Considering joining the RHC Cross Country Team??? Our official team season will begin with practices in mid-August, watch for more information to come. But in the meantime, you are invited to give Cross Country Running (and our Tiger XC Team) a try with our upcoming Summer Adventure Runs. Runners of all experience and ability levels are welcome. Not sure if XC is a sport for you? This is a great opportunity to give it a try and see what it’s all about.
Questions? Contact Coach Phil Schoensee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
XC Team Adventure Runs from the school 12:00-1:30pm
Monday – Thursday, June 20-23, 2016
Monday – Thursday, July 25-28, 2016
If you plan to participate, we would love to know we are expecting you. Please reply to this email with student name, parent name, and contact phone and email. Thanks! Note: Parents are always welcome and encouraged to join us on our runs.
Hidden Springs XC Trail Running Camp
Monday – Thursday, July 11-14, 2016
For more information and/or to register, go to: http://hiddenspringstrailrunningcamp.weebly.com/
Basic Running Gear Needed: well cushioned running shoes, lightweight running shorts and top, water bottle, running wrist watch with timer (optional)
Top 10 Reasons to Join the Rolling Hills Charter School Cross Country Team:
- Good excuse to carbo load with pizza and pasta
- Get to say “Fartlek” in public (learn what that means at practice!)
- Training comes in handy when meeting a bulldog
- Run your stress and worries away
- Save money. You can run anywhere, anytime!
- Get fit for life. Running will prepare you for other sports and for the rest of your life
- Be part of an exclusive club. It takes a special (maybe crazy) person to run. It’s tough and demanding, but will be the highlight of your middle school experience!
- Status Symbol. You may not know it, but being a member of the RHCS Cross Country Team is THE coolest thing you could ever do!
- Find FUN in suffering with Friends
- Racing in meets!
“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”
What are you waiting for? Let’s Run!
Coach Phil Schoensee
Mr. Phil Schoensee is a former elite distance runner and NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track Coach. Mr. Schoensee ran NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track at the University of Wisconsin and coached NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Mr. Schoensee shifted his career to education and has enjoyed over 20 years of teaching in Birmingham, AL, San Luis Obispo, CA, Eagle High School, Eagle Middle School, Hidden Springs Charter School, Hidden Springs Elementary School, and is currently also teaching and Director of Special Education Services at Rolling Hills Public Charter School in Boise. He's still not afraid to take on big challenges, such as arm wrestling Captain America!
Three-time conference Coach-of-the-Year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the early 90's.
Coached NCAA All-American sprinter and long jumper, Vonetta Flowers, at UAB and later became the first African-American to medal in the Winter Olympics Games (Salt Lake 2002 - Bobsled - GOLD).
Coached California High School Cross Country and 3200 meters Champion, Isaiah Festa, Morro Bay High School.
Hidden Springs Elementary Track Team qualified over 20 athletes to compete in the 2010 Boise City Championships.
Two-time NCAA National Team Champion in Cross Country at the University of Wisconsin (1986 and 1988).
Third place in the 10,000 meters at the 1989 NCAA National Track and Field Championships.
USA Junior National Champion at 10,000 meters in 1985. 10K runner-up in 1984.
National Record holder for 15, 16, and 17 year old age-groups for 10 mile and 20 km road races.
Three-time High School All-American and Michigan State Champion in Cross Country and Track.
High School PR's: 1600 - 4:19, 3200 - 9:10, 5K - 15:10, 10K - 30:49, 10 mile - 49:55
College PR's: 5K - 14:02, 10K - 29:03