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Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Roshan Fernandez

September 4, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

Additional reporting Sunjin Chang and Anjini Venugopal roplets of sweat had already started to streak down the faces of the cross country runners as they gathered around Coach Kirk Flatow after warming up. However, this practice was a little bit different. For starters, it was the day of the team...

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 ...

Cross country: CCS appearance marked with top 10 finish

Cross country: CCS appearance marked with top 10 finish

Om Khandekar

November 14, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Following a successful 2016-17 season, the MVHS cross country team took to the Crystal Springs course for the annual CCS finals meet. Although the boys varsity team ended its season by placing sixth in the Division I heat, the girls team finished second overall. It is their fourth consecutive state ...

Photo gallery: Cross country races at Central Park

Photo gallery: Cross country races at Central Park

Om Khandekar

September 28, 2016


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

On Tuesday Sept. 27, Santa Clara Central Park was flooded with runners from all around the county. Among the teams present was the MVHS cross country team, hoping to establish its dominance in the league with the first league meet of the season. MVHS went on to place first and second in the varsity...

Cross country: Watermelon run photo gallery

Cross country: Watermelon run photo gallery

Om Khandekar

September 6, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Sports Digital

Starting the year off strong, the MVHS cross country team took to the Steven’s Canyon trail for their annual Watermelon Run on Aug. 30. The times are informal, the competition between teammates is minimal and at the end of the day the watermelon is the main focus of the runners on the team. Here a...

Cross country: Team highlights its drive for success

Cross country: Team highlights its drive for success

Roshan Fernandez

August 22, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Main slider, SPORTS

When the 2015-16 cross country season ended, many runners chalked the season up to a loss after the boys varsity team placed fourth in the CCS finals, just missing the cutoff for states. The girls team was more satisfied, ending the season at state championships after finishing top two in CCS for the...

A runner’s journey through cross country

A runner’s journey through cross country

Nanda Nayak

November 20, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

“The first week of cross country will always be painful,” cross country captain senior Namrata Subramanian said with a laugh. “It’s hard to explain running to non-runners, but once you get past the first week and start running, you’ll realize why I run.” Subramanian has been running since she was a...

Cross country: Team shares common practice runs

Cross country: Team shares common practice runs

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

October 21, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

The MVHS cross country team often does not work out at MVHS itself. Instead, the team often ventures into the nearby streets and hills on loop runs. Check four of the team’s frequently-used runs for distance, elevation change and team members’ comments. Horse to Garrod Gates (7.2 miles) T...

Cross country: Team travels to Oregon for Nike Portland XC Invite

Cross country: Team travels to Oregon for Nike Portland XC Invite

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

September 30, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS

n Portland, it was not only the friendlier people that surprised the cross country team, but also the course, which was located at Portland Meadows, a horse-racing venue. Instead of horses, cross country runners from around the nation competed in the middle of this flat horse track. To provide a challenge...

Workout Playlist: Cross country senior Namrata Subramanian’s running music

Workout Playlist: Cross country senior Namrata Subramanian’s running music

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

August 31, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS

Written by Aditya Pimplaskar and Kalpana Gopalkrishnan From “No Church in the Wild” by Jay Z to “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan, senior Namrata Subramanian’s music of choice while running depends on where she wants to improve. When she needs to be energized, she listens to fast-...

Cross country: Season begins with a united team of many perspectives

Cross country: Season begins with a united team of many perspectives

Nanda Nayak

August 21, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

It’s a grueling 85 degrees, and the whole cross-country team, present and lively, awaits Coach Kirk Flatow’s commands. They’re a team, and they’re here together, waiting for Flatow to utter the magic word “Go,” which dismisses them off to McClellan Ranch Park. They’re a team, but each o...