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Coach Flatow’s message: How he uses messages of grit and self-regulation to motivate cross country runners

Coach Flatow’s message: How he uses messages of grit and self-regulation to motivate cross country runners

Maggie McCormick

August 19, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

For just under a decade, cross country coach Kirk Flatow has motivated distance runners at Monta Vista to realize their athletic potential as well as their academic, social and personal potentials. Flatow explained that he was inspired by American psychologist Angela Duckworth and her academic papers on the ...

Olympic psychologist holds seminar for MVHS track team

Olympic psychologist holds seminar for MVHS track team

Carissa Chan

May 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

On May 1 at 6:30 p.m., MVHS track athletes and parents trickled into the auditorium, some students still wearing shorts and running shoes. With the auditorium about half full, Steve Portenga, a professional sports psychologist, began his seminar on the psychology of sports performance. In a two-h...

Cross country CCS: Girls and boys place fourth and sixth respectively

Cross country CCS: Girls and boys place fourth and sixth respectively

Angela Wang

November 21, 2011


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

It was a sunless day for the cross country CCS Championships. The ground was muddy, and there was a chance of rain but the team shone through the gloomy weather with an outstanding performance. Both the girls and boys teams had qualified for CCS, where they ran the 2.95 mile race to fight for sp...