Sunday, October 4, 2015

We're at the Mayor's Cup today, including the boys Championship race

The Dragons will be at the big Mayor's Cup race today, with our varsity getting its first chance to run in the Championship race with 18 of the city's best teams. It's the one chance that we get to run against schools from Catholic and independent schools. The varsity race distance is 2.5 miles, and for freshmen it 1.5 miles. Here's Prasid Gupta in last year's varsity race.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

First races this coming week

The boys and girls teams will be facing their first test this coming Monday in the borough-wide Grand Prix #1.  Completing against some of the best teams in the city--Stuyvesant, Laguardia, Hunter, and Beacon--we will get a good sense of where we stand and how much work we have to do. The team is well prepared physically and is mentally focused for Monday's contest.  The citywide Group Run (and Family Picnic) will be a few days later on Saturday, September 26. Here's a first group photo of the team and a link to our updated, and final, team calendar.

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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Girls kick off our season at Dewitt Clinton HS

After two canceled raced (due to weather) the Flying Dragons were thrilled to get on the track for the first time in the PSAL Spring Series #2 at Dewitt Clinton High School.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Saturday's Season Opener cancelled

Saturday's meet at Icahn Stadium has been cancelled due to inclement weather. We look forward to starting our racing season next week with the girls running Spring Series #2 on Tuesday and the whole team at The Hornet Relays on Saturday, March 28th.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Not waiting!

The season has begun and despite the snow we're off and running! This year 85 students tried out for the team, and after an extensive evaluation process involving eight different measures, a solid team of 52 was chosen. Races begin in two weeks.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Outdoor Track tryouts are upon us!

It’s tryout season for the Flying Dragons Outdoor Track team!

83 students will be trying out later this month, including:
    30 freshmen
    24 sophomores
    22 juniors
    7 seniors
    36 who are new to running
    47 who are returning Cross Country or Track & Field athletes
    9 girls -  a record high

They will be evaluated by a series of jumping, sprinting, and distance running tests. Reliability, work ethic, and leadership qualities are taken into account, as well.

50 will be chosen to represent HSMSE in PSAL races this spring.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fall season recap

This fall was our best ever with many new team trophies, personal bests, and school records set. Our freshman boys were #1 in Manhattan and #3 in the city, and once again we were one of the only small schools to qualify for the City Championship Varsity boys race.

Have a look at photos!