Islander Middle School Cross Country

Head Coach:
Stephen Rennie
stephen.rennie@mercerislandschools.org

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Oct 28th - End of Season Celebration

  • Islander Middle School

  • Thursday, October 28th

  • 3 - 4:00 pm

We will have treats, team awards, games and fun at our End of Season Party!

There will be an Activity Bus to take runners home afterward.

Please wash your uniform and bring it to the party to turn in. Your uniform is the ticket that allows you into the party!

Thank you MIXCT&F Boosters!

2022 IMS Special Events - Save the Date

IMS Sports Registration

Practices start after school on Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Participants must have a completed Athletic Eligibility Packet before turning out for practices (Sports Eligibility Packets must be completed every school year.  Physical exams done by a doctor are valid for two years.) More information, including expectations, practice and meet dates, is available in the Schedule and FAQ documents.

 

Here is what you need to do in order to be eligible:

  1. Complete a 2022-23 Sports Eligibility Packet. It is available under “Athletic Forms” tab, or click Sports_Eligibility_Packet-_2021-22.docx (mercerislandschools.org) 

  2. Pay $60 IMS Sports Fee online

  3. Bring your OWN WATER BOTTLE to practice. Use the fill-up stations in the buildings. There will be NO sharing of water bottles whatsoever.

 

If you have questions, please email Coach Rennie at  stephen.rennie@mercerislandschools.org

Aug 31st - Welcome Coffee

Stop by our booth in the IMS Commons to learn more about the Mercer Island Cross Country program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Team Spirit Wear - Closed

Need some warm weather clothing? 

Looking for early Christmas gifts? 

In need of spirit wear that promotes your favorite sport? 

 

You are in luck.  We have a Pop Up Gear store for Mercer Island Cross Country.

Delivery times are 3-4 weeks because of world wide procurement problems, but to start the clock ticking as soon as possible the store is CLOSING September 13th!

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Sept 25th - MIXCTF 2nd Annual IMS/High School Social Potluck

  • Sunday, 9/25

  • 2 - 5pm

  • Mercer Island Beach Club

Please join us for the second annual MIXCTF social potluck for the families of our IMS and MIHS athletes! The goal of this event is to bring together both the IMS and MIHS XCTF community for a chance to meet, mingle and support our young athletes. The event is for both athletes and their families!

Socialize and enjoy a delicious potluck food, hear from our IMS and HS coaches and purchase some team swag.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Adults: if adult beverages are your thing, BYOB (to share with the adults). Thank you!

SUPER FUN ATHLETE NOTICE: Athlete mixer….yes, please!!! If the social wasn’t enough fun…..there will be a fun opportunity for IMS athletes to meet high school athletes. How should your athlete prepare? Think sleep, food, hydration and proper running shoes….the rest will be disclosed at the social!

Note, the swimming pool will be open, bring those swimsuits if you’d like!

Oct 28th - End of Season Celebration

  • Islander Middle School

  • Thursday, October 28th

  • 3 - 4:00 pm

We will have treats, team awards, games and fun at our End of Season Party!

There will be an Activity Bus to take runners home afterward.

Please wash your uniform and bring it to the party to turn in. Your uniform is the ticket that allows you into the party!

Thank you MIXCT&F Boosters!

Athlete Nutrition

Ever wonder what to eat before a meet?

Ever wonder when to eat before a meet?

Heidi Stickler, Nutritionalist,  met with our high school athletes and provided tips for maximizing nutrition for performance.

2021 All League Champions - Islander Middle School

What a way to finish the season! Tuesday was one of the absolute highlights for your Islander XC coaches. It is hard to even begin to express just how proud we are of every single one of these runners. They went an entire season without losing a single race! Every squad. Every race. Wow!

 

Just to put this into context: Our school (and all the other schools in our league) has never, never, never accomplished this feat! Every single runner should be proud of what they’ve accomplished, and every single squad should be proud of the way they ran together as a team. Again...what an amazing accomplishment!

 

Here are just a few highlights from the meet:

 

The 6th Grade Girls kicked things off with a hard fought team win. Despite the fact that their bus arrived late to the meet and they had to hustle through the walkthrough, this squad held off the challenge from Tolt with four runners in the top 10. Maia Shook ran a fantastic 12:29 to take home 2nd place overall.

 

The 6th Grade Boys were next, and they were absolutely dominant! The guys scored an amazing 21 points, by locking down 15 of the top 30 places. All five scoring runners finished in the top seven! Balen McCarthy was the top dog, securing the League Title with a time of 11:17.

 

In our tightest race, the 7th/8th Grade Girls won a nail-biter 38-43 over Chief Kanim, despite the fact that their rivals took the top three slots. It takes an entire team to win a race, and this team placed the five scoring runners in the top 12! But, the real credit for the win goes to the next five runners who all placed in the top 20...and who all beat Chief Kanim’s four and five runners. Great job ladies! Emma Nowakowski (11:41) and Hope Enge (11:59) took home 4th and 5th place to seal the win.

 

The 7th/8th Grade Boys finished off the clean sweep with a win that was almost as dominant as the 6th Grade Boys. Matthew Lawrence (10:29) and Silas Rennie (10:52) went 1-2 for the 5th time in a row this season to lead the pack. The team placed 11 runners in the top 20 for the race, leading to a winning score of 22 points! 

 

What a fantastic way to finish off the season! All Islander runners should be incredibly proud of the work they put in, the sacrifices they made, and the races they ran this season. It has been so much fun to watch runners push past their limits, achieve their goals, and find out they are stronger and faster than they thought! Way to go Islander! Thank you to all the parents, siblings, family members and friends who supported our team throughout this season. Congrats to our runners...the undefeated, All-League Champions!

Coach Rennie