Wednesday, August 12, 2015

And they're off!

Team practices for all runners--Rostered, Provisional, and Prospective--begin Monday August 17.  Meet us before 9:00am in the Bronx on Broadway where the subway steps descend from the 242 St. station. Bring the required Parent Permission and PSAL Sports Medical forms, and be dressed to run!

Below is an image of our first team calendar for the season. Click here to download a PDF copy.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dragons Fly on Monday August 17

The Summer Dragons, about a dozen in all, have been keeping in shape with runs in Central Park on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Thanks to Michael Alvin for organizing that!

Team practices will be starting soon-- August 17th-- three full weeks before school begins! The first day will include tryouts runs for incoming freshman and those on the provisional roster.

Qualifying runs for the Varsity and JV-A squads will be held on Friday September 11.

To attend the first practice, everyone needs to bring (or have on file) a current PSAL Sports Medical form as well as a NEW Parent Permission form.  Both can be found on this website under the "How To Join" tab.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The fall 2015 team takes shape

Coach Henning conducted two tryouts for current HSMSE students interested in joining the 2015 Cross Country team. The results were quite gratifying- the cutoff times for the fall team needed to be almost a minute faster than last fall's. The runners at HSMSE are getting very fast indeed in this, the sixth year of our program. To summarize: 

58 current students ran the tryout
26 met their time standard
18 were accepted provisionally

The last group will be placed on the roster once they meet the time standard set by the coach.

Incoming freshman have shown great interest in the Flying Dragons, with ten girls and twenty boys indicating interest in joining at our recent Orientation meeting. There will be room this fall for 10-15 freshman.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Three Outdoor Track athletes qualify for the PSAL City Championships

From Coach Henning:

Today was the last day of Track team practice for 2015, and from 52 athletes in March I'm down to three. These amazing guys qualified to run in the New York City Track & Field Championships this coming Sunday and are my pride and joy: Austin Carvey will be running the 400 meter hurdles, Wayne Chim will be doing the long jump, and Lucian Ramnarase will be running the mile. All have braved bad weather, fierce competition, and the occasional bit of self doubt to become among the best runners in the largest city in America. It's been a privilege to have coached them.