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Monday: spirit pack orders due and team dinner

posted Aug 24, 2014, 5:04 PM by Devin Rourke   [ updated Aug 24, 2014, 5:05 PM ]

A reminder that tomorrow (Monday) at the end of practice is the last opportunity to submit your spirit pack orders. The order form is attached.

Tomorrow (Monday) at 6pm is our first team dinner of the season, hosted by the Sagrillo Family at 1552 Northfield Ln. Directions slips will be available after practice. Carpooling to the dinner is encouraged. In addition, the following items are requested from:
Freshmen- Bread
Sophomores- Salad
Juniors- Drink
Seniors- Dessert

Thank you, Sagrillos, for hosting!

today's meet, next week's time trial, spirit pack, and team handbook

posted Aug 22, 2014, 9:28 PM by Devin Rourke   [ updated Aug 22, 2014, 9:29 PM ]


Great meet today. Many of you are seeing the benefits of lots of summer training. Others of you are less prepared for racing, but the good news is we have a long season ahead, and now we have a benchmark to work from. I was extremely impressed with everyone's teamwork and positive attitude today- great stuff!

Next week's Time Trial is the next hard effort. It will be 2mi in length, on our home course, and will determine the Varsity, JV, and Open squads for the Home Invite on September 6th.

The Spirit Pack order form is attached to this email. The true, real, no-joke deadline is Monday at the end of practice.

Thank you to those who have already read through and signed our team handbook/policies. That is also attached. Everyone must read and sign before our Home Invite.

See you in the morning!

Coach D

Parent meeting summary, CHS XC rideshare

posted Aug 21, 2014, 9:54 PM by Devin Rourke   [ updated Aug 21, 2014, 9:54 PM ]

Hello everyone,

I have updated all the sign up sheets with information from tonight's parent meeting. All of the sign up sheets are available from the team website under the "Warrior Families- Get Involved" section. You can just type in your name to help out with home inviteteam dinners,meet snacks, etc. Thanks to all those who have already signed up! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

The 2014 team handbook/policies are now available on the website as well, at Please take a moment to read through it. Please pay particular attention to the required equipment and attendance policy sections. The signature page (available at the same link), indicating that every athlete and a parent has read and understands the polices, is due from everyone before our Home Invitational on Sept 6th.

Lastly, in the name of environmental friendliness and helping out a neighbor, a rideshare/carpooling coordination effort has been suggested. If you regularly need a ride to or from school or practice, or if you regularly drive alone and would like company, fill out the details here to get in touch.

Looking forward to another great season!!
Coach D

reminder: parent meeting Thursday, first "meet" Friday

posted Aug 19, 2014, 2:51 PM by Devin Rourke   [ updated Aug 19, 2014, 2:52 PM ]

Hello team!

(you are receiving this email because you are signed up on the 2014 Centaurus XC email list)

A quick reminder that this Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm in the student center (fishbowl) is our XC parent meeting. Athletes are welcome as well. This is an opportunity for parents to meet the coaching staff, new parents to meet other veteran parents, and to find out how to get involved with the team! Parents- bring your calendars. There will be sign up sheets to host a team dinner, or to bring food to an event or special practice, or to help at the home invite with concessions or course setup (speaking of which..  does anyone have a large truck [larger than an F150] that can tow a trailer full of metal barricades, with a driver willing to wake up around 4am on the 6th of September?)

Also, one very easy fundraising effort we continually utilize is re-loadable King Soopers cards. 5% of your purchases (even gas!) goes straight to the team, so we can buy bagels and juice and snacks to keep the team fed. Bring $5 cash to the parent meeting, and you'll get a King Soopers card pre-loaded with $5!  

Finally, attached you will find info about our first "meet" this Friday at Valmont Bike Park. As you will see, the meet is not the normal XC meet format (with Open, JV, and Varsity races). Instead, it is a head-to-head format. This is new and different, and should be fun! Check out the flyer for details.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday.
Coach D

Fall Sports Registration

posted Aug 10, 2014, 4:00 PM by Devin Rourke   [ updated Aug 10, 2014, 4:00 PM ]

One other very important note I forgot to mention- be sure you are registered for Fall Sports!!  Registration involves completing a packet of paperwork (parent signatures required), paying the athletic fee, and providing proof of current physical. Most of this is done online, at the Centaurus Athletics Website. Please contact Sue Fischer in the Athletics office (720-561-5369) with any questions.This must be completed before you are able to participate in any official team practice.

Centaurus XC 2014- The season begins!

posted Aug 10, 2014, 3:50 PM by Devin Rourke   [ updated Aug 10, 2014, 3:51 PM ]

Hello Centaurus XC 2014 team!

You are receiving this email because you are signed up for the 2014 Centaurus Cross Country email list. Our first official day of practice is tomorrow, 8:00am, at "The Hill" in front of Centaurus, near the drop off loop. The team website has incorrectly said 3:20pm for a while now, so please help spread the word about the 8:00am time to anyone who may not yet be signed up on the email list. We will practice at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week, and then switch to the 3:20pm time for Thursday, and the remainder of the weekdays of the season. Saturday practices will be at 8:00am, unless otherwise noted.

Since I'm out of town, Coach Moeller and Coach JO will be getting our season officially underway. As always, check out the 2014 Meet Schedule, as well as other events and sign up sheets on the team website and team google calendar. As always, it will be continually updated as new information becomes available.

Looking forward to another great season! Go Warriors!!
Coach D

CHS XC and T&F- status of IRONMAN events

posted Apr 1, 2014, 9:41 AM by Devin Rourke

Dear past and current CHS Track and XC athletes and families,

(This email is going out to multiple email lists- apologies if you get this more than once. This is the last "blast" to everyone. All future info regarding Ironman volunteering will be communicated via the official email lists, which you can sign up for below)

I'm proud to report that, due to the amazing number of sign ups on the interest forms, we will be working the biggest aid station at the biggest Ironman, on Aug 3rd!! Coach Kaitlin (currently an assistant coach for track) will be the volunteer captain for that event.

As planned, we will also be working the smaller but equally as important Sprint, Peak, and 70.3 events.

The Details (for all events, including the Full Ironman):
The website ( has been updated with information, shift times, and locations for all the events, including official online waiver forms that must be filled out by ALL volunteers (this also ensures we receive the grant from the Ironman Foundation). This form will also add you to an official email list, so that you receive all the detailed information (parking passes, when/where to meet, what to bring/wear/etc.) leading up to the event. Lastly, you are able to chose the size of your volunteer t-shirt. So, it is very important that everyone fill out the waiver!

To fill out the waiver, go here and scroll down:

Please pass on this information to anyone you have recruited, to ensure they will get all the info as the event approaches.

Great work team. Go Warriors!!!

Robin and Devin
CHS Track/XC

Centaurus XC reminders, banquet

posted Nov 5, 2013, 9:07 AM by Devin Rourke   [ updated Nov 5, 2013, 9:07 AM ]

Hello Team!

A few reminders, details, and announcements for this week:

This Friday Nov. 8th, 6:00-7:30 @ CHS Student Center (fishbowl) 
Informational Arizona meeting. This meeting is required for all travelers and their parents. We will discuss the logistics and planning for our upcoming trip to Nike Cross Regionals. Please plan to be there.

Awards Banquet, Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 6:00-8:00pm, @ CHS Commons (cafeteria) 
Our end-of-season awards banquet will be a celebration of a great season! Dress is formal.
As is tradition, we ask that everyone potluck something to share, according to the list below. In addition, parents, if you would like to help set up, please contact Louise Garrels (Garrels@Comcast.Net, 303-746-4170)

Freshmen- Desserts
Sophomores- Main Dishes
Juniors- Sides/Salads
Seniors- Drinks

Injury Prevention and General Strength/Conditioning Clinic
To kick off the winter training season, there will be a clinic during practice next Wednesday the 13th on injury prevention, general strength and conditioning. This clinic is provided for free by Kurt Roeser, a local PT, DPT from AbilityPT.  All are highly encouraged to come! We will begin at 3:30pm, and will meet outside on The Hill, weather-permitting.

A reminder that uniforms need to be returned. The last chance to do so will be at the banquet.

Keep up the good work!
Coach D

Volunteer Opportunity: McGuckin Hardware

posted Oct 23, 2013, 3:01 PM by Devin Rourke   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 3:02 PM ]

Hello Team,

We have a new volunteer opportunity!
The sign up sheet below is for if you'd like to wrap Christmas presents at McGuckins on some upcoming weekends. 

Go ahead and sign up if you are interested!  The point people are Sandy Tobin and Louise Garrels, cc:ed. Please contact them with any questions you might have.

Coach D

Centaurus XC- update

posted Oct 22, 2013, 10:45 AM by Devin Rourke   [ updated Oct 22, 2013, 10:45 AM ]

Hello Warrior Parents and Athletes!

Congratulations to the lady Warriors varsity squad, and to Jake Link for earning a trip to the State Championships this weekend! Results and photo links from Regionals have been updated on the team webpage. We'd love to see a huge contingent of Warriors make the trip down to the Norris Penrose Event Center this Saturday morning! A carpool sign-up sheet is in the works, leaving from CHS Saturday morning, stay tuned! Race times are 10:30am (Boys) and 12:30pm (Girls). 

Full details, including parking info, here:

Training for Nike Cross Regionals has begun!

Those making the trip down to Arizona on Nov 22nd are expected to come to practices, held M-F, beginning at 3:20pm at the usual spot.  Practices will finish by 5:00pm, sometimes earlier.  A coach will be present every M,W,F.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, practices will be organized by team leaders. Training will be posted on the bulletin board outside the XC/Track office.

Return (clean) Uniforms

Uniform top and bottoms need to be returned

  • Those going to Arizona should keep their uniform bottoms until after Arizona- we will be racing in the bottoms (and the new singlets, coming soon) at Arizona.
  • Those not going to Arizona should turn in their uniform top and bottoms.
Uniforms not returned will need to be replaced, and there is a steep fine, given the difficulty of re-ordering the exact uniform, so please do return your uniforms!

Save the Dates (details coming soon)

Saturday, Nov. 2nd @ Coal Creek Golf Course: PAC-12 Cross Country Championships. Come cheer on the top-ranked home team CU Buffs right in our backyard!

Friday Nov. 8th, 6-7:30 @ Student Center (fishbowl): Informational Arizona meeting (required for all travelers and their parents)

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 6-8pm, @ CHS Commons (cafeteria): XC Awards Banquet

Go Warriors!!

Coach D

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