Thursday, May 21, 2015

Opening Social

We will be holding our opening social on Tuesday, May 26th at 5:00 PM at Evergreen Park (700 E. 200 N. in AF). Summer Mileage count begins this coming Monday, May 25th.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

2015 Tentative Schedule

2015 AFXC CROSS-COUNTRY SCHEDULE
(TENTATIVE)

DATE MEET TIME
MON.MAY 25 SUMMER MILEAGE COUNT BEGINS
TUES. MAY 26 OPENING SOCIAL, EVERGREEN PARK 5:00PM
MON.JUNE 1 M/W/F MORNING RUNS BEGIN @AFHS 7:00AM
JUNE 19-20 WASATCH BACK RELAY
JUN.30-JUL.2 AFCX HIGH ALTITUDE CAMP @ALTAMONT 1:00PM
SAT.JULY 11 STEEL DAYS 5K
MON.AUG.33 OFFICIAL PRACTICE BEGINS @ AFHS 7:00AM

THURS.AUG.20 HIGHLAND INVITATIONAL (GIRLS) 3:30 pm

SAT.AUG.29 GRASS RELAYS @AFHS 8:00AM

WED.SEPT.2 PRE-REGION IV @PGHS 7:00PM

SAT. SEPT. 5 UTAH COUNTY INVITE(BOYS) 3:00 PM
SAT.SEPT.5 BYU INVITE (GIRLS) 8:00 AM

SAT. SEPT. 12 WESTLAKE INVITE (GIRLS) 8:00 AM
FRI .SEPT.11 HERRIMAN INVITE (BOYS) 3:00 PM

SAT.SEPT.19 VIKING INVITE (PG) 8:00 AM

FR/SA.SEP.25-26 BOB FIRMAN INVITE @ BOISE (GIRLS)
FRI.SEPT.25 NEBO INVITE @ MAPLE MOUNTAIN(BOYS) 3:00PM

FRI.OCT.9 REGION IV CHAMPIONSHIPS @ PGHS 3:30PM

WED.OCT.21 STATE CHAMPS AT SUGARHOUSE PARK 1:30 PM

SAT.NOV.7 PRE-FOOTLOCKER INVITE @ AFHS 9:00 AM

TH-SU.NOV.19-21 NXN-SW REGIONALS@ CASA GRANDE, AZ. 10:00AM

TH-SU.DEC.3-6 NIKE CROSS-NATIONALS @ PORTLAND,OR. 10:00AM

TH-SU.DEC.3-6 FOOTLOCKER WEST @ WALNUT,CA. 8:00AM

CAVEMAN CROSS-COUNTRY
“THE WILL TO WIN IS NOTHING WITHOUT THE WILL TO PREPARE!”

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dr. Carl Bell


Our team sends our sincerest condolences to the family of Dr. Carl Bell who passed away on Thursday night after a valiant battle with cancer. Dr. Bell was a great supporter of the AFHS Track and Cross-Country teams. He was well known in the Utah County running community and several of his 10 children participated on the teams at AFHS. He made  trips with the team to Footlocker West and the Simplot Games,  and was a chaperone for the boys team to Nike Cross Nationals in 2013. His love and support of our programs will be greatly missed.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am at the L.D.S. Chapel located at 270 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah, where a Viewing will be held prior to services from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Interment will be at the Highland City Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.uvfuneral.com.
Obituary Link

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cross-Country News

Connor, Zac, and Casey had the opportunity to attend the Governor's State of Sport Awards banquet on Tuesday at the Energy Solutions Arena with Coach Mostert. Although we didn't win the awards for best team or best coach, we did get to meet Jay Leno who was the guest speaker.

Lexie Green and Maddie Bench both signed National Letters of Intent last week with Weber State University.

Maddie Bench

Lexie Green

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Governor's State of Sport Awards


The Boys Cross-Country Team has been nominated as the best team in Utah. Please vote daily for the team at StateofSportAwards.com

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NCAA Eligibility Information

The NCAA’s outreach and education efforts related to initial-eligibility continue to remain in full swing.   These efforts focus on both Division I standards for college-bound student-athletes enrolling on or after August 1, 2016 and Division II college-bound student-athletes enrolling on or after August 1, 2018.  The following materials, which  have been made available to high school and non-scholastic athletic communities, also may be valuable to your colleagues, as they look to assist students and parents with the initial eligibility, recruiting and college selection processes.   Please refer to www.eligibilitycenter.org, or our new outreach site, www.2point3.org for even more information.
·         Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete- The Guide is a highly comprehensive tool, that has been designed to help you understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare student-athletes for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA15.pdf
·         Initial-Eligibility Brochure- A quick guide to the standards and steps that it takes to become an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/EB15.pdf
·         Eligibility Center Quick Reference Guide- A complete breakdown of the NCAA Divisions I and II initial-eligibility standards. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf
·         Division I New Academic Requirements Document- This document discusses the new academic standards for student-athletes enrolling at a Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2016.  http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Important_New_Rules/2016_DI_New_Academic_Requirements.pdf
·         Division II New Academic Requirements Document- This document discusses the new academic standards for student-athletes enrolling at a Division II college or university on or after August 1, 2018.  http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Important_New_Rules/2018_DII_New_Academic_Requirements.pdf
·         2012-13 Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience Presentation (for Students)- A PowerPoint presentation for students and parents to provide insight into the registration and certification process.  http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Your_Path_Presentation_for_Student-Athletes.pdf
Also, in an effort to continue to spread the word about this important new information, we are pleased to announce that the NCAA’s Initial-Eligibility course available through NFHSLearn.com has been updated with the new academic requirements and is being made available free of charge!  Please visit NFHSLearn.com and take 30-45 minutes to complete the Initial Eligibility course.  This course will familiarize you and your colleagues with the new academic requirements, as well as the required NCAA Eligibility Center registration and certification process for college-bound student-athletes.
Additional resources are available for parents and college-bound student-athletes.  Those informational materials can be found here.   If I can be of any further assistance, feel free to contact me.
Glenn



Glenn C. Terry, Jr.
Associate Director of Customer Service
w: 317-917-6291 | ncaa.org
Post Office Box 6222, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Senior Scholarship Opportunity

 As you may know, the UIAAA and the NIAAA offer scholarships to deserving high school seniors.  Below is a copy of the email sent last September asking for your school to send at least one male and one female for consideration.  So far the UIAAA has only received a couple of applications and we are looking to increase the number of applicants from last year's number.  A reminder, the deadline is January 31, 2015.  
  
      This email is a reminder, and a clarification, regarding the UIAAA scholarship program.  The UIAAAis asking that you forward this information to all interested at your school.  This would include all counselors, coaches and especially, senior athletes.  There is no limit per school pertaining to the number of athletes that may apply.  
     The minimum requirements that must be attained in order to apply for the scholarship are found below.  Notice the different set of criteria, one for the NIAAA and another for the UIAAA.  The UIAAA will select 5 students to receive $1,000 scholarships.  The top ranked male and female will be forwarded to the NIAAA for consideration.  The links are - 

Minimum Requirements for the NIAAA Scholarship
·         Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b) ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Verbal and Math only)
·         Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport
·         Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
·         Applicant must complete attached scholar application
·         Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director
·         School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association
·         The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate
·         All materials must be postmarked to UIAAA/NIAAA scholarship program  199 East 7200 South, Midvale, Utah 84047.  (no later than January 31, 2015.)
       
 Minimum Requirements for the UIAAA Scholarship
·         Applicant must have achieved the following: (a) minimum of B average (c) ACT score of 20 or an SAT score of 900 (Verbal and Math only)
·         Applicant must have participated in two sports each year for at least 3 years.
·         Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
·         Applicant must complete attached scholar application
·         Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director
·         The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate
·         All materials must be postmarked to UIAAA/NIAAA scholarship program  199 East 7200 South, Midvale, Utah 84047.  (no later than January 31, 2015.)
                                                                                                   
Please note that the UIAAA uses the NIAAA scholarship form to identify all scholarship winners.  The deadline in Utah is January 31, 2015.  This is the hard and fast deadline for UTAH!
76 seniors applied last year and the UIAAA is looking to double that number.  
  Applications will only be accepted by mail, postmarked no later than January 31, 2015 to:   
UIAAA/NIAAA scholarship program               199 East 7200 South, Midvale, Utah 84047                                                                                                                                               
Thank you in advance for assisting/providing your seniors with this information. 

    
Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
199 East 7200 South
Midvale, Utah 84047