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Email from Coach Smith

posted Jul 20, 2016, 2:13 PM by LHS XCTrack

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your summer!  We’ve had a good turnout at our weekly Captain’s Runs so far, and we’re very excited about all the progress being made.  I just wanted to take a moment to pass along a few items of note:


·         Everyone needs to sign up on the Family ID website prior to the first day of official practice (Monday 8/15).  The website can be accessed through the Athletics page on www.londonderry.org.

·         Everyone also needs to turn in a completed and signed Emergency Card prior to the first day of official practice. The cards can be obtained from the Athletic Office, and I will have some with me at the Captain’s Runs as well.  If necessary, you can also forward me your address and I will mail you one. 

·         Our schedule is starting to take shape.  Here are some important dates:

o   Sat. 9/10 - Souhegan Relays

o   Sat. 9/17 - Nashua XC Invitational

o   Sat. 9/24 - Manchester Invitational

o   Sat. 10/15 - Brown Invitational

o   Fri. 10/21 - JV State Meet

o   Sat. 10/22 - Middle School State Meet

o   Sat. 10/29 - Division 1 Meet

o   Nov. 11/5 - Meet of Champions

o   Nov. 11/12 - New England Championship


There will also be a number of Tuesday meets during the season, and we will be looking to return to the Manhattan Invitational in NY this season.  Once those dates and locations are squared away, I will send out a complete schedule.

·         Unfortunately I did not have an opportunity to meet with the incoming 8th graders this spring.  If you know of anyone planning to run, please feel free to forward all of this on to them or give them my contact info. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Enjoy the rest of your summer!




Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

posted Jun 25, 2016, 7:40 AM by LHS XCTrack

Hello XC and Track Families,
Congratulations to this year’s Londonderry XC and Track Club Scholarship Winners!

Cameron Dickson    Northeastern University
Courtney Guay       Worchester State University
Cullen Enwright      University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Jared Kane     Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Jordan Dufresne           University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Joshua Wasserman    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Madison McKivergan       Grove City College
Spenser Kutney     University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Trevor Guay     Franklin Pierce University

Each of the above nine members of the class of 2016 have been awarded a $500 scholarship from the Londonderry XC & Track Club.  
These athletes were selected by an alumni committee based on their scholarship eligibility, volunteer points from Booster Club activities, and recommendations from their coaches.
These scholarships were made possible by our Old Home Day 5K Race sponsors (see below) and the volunteer efforts of our parents and athletes at our fundraiser events.
See the link to our website for more information about our scholarship program and scholarship eligibility.
Congratulations to all our Cross Country and Track athletes in the class of 2016!  Best of luck and continued success to all of you!
Go Lancers!
Londonderry XC and Track Booster Club
2015 Old Home Day 5K Race Scholarship Sponsors:
Edward Jones
Granite Dolphin Actuarial (Rich Sweetman)
NH Orthopaedics
Ahern, Nicholas, Ahern & Hersey

Information on Scholarship Program

posted May 4, 2016, 4:26 AM by LHS XCTrack

XC and Track and Field Families,


One of the ways our LHS XC and Track Club supports our student athletes is by offering scholarships to graduating seniors.   We commit to two $400 scholarships each year;  However, thanks to the efforts of our volunteers and members, we have historically been able to provide additional scholarships each year.


The funding for these scholarships is made possible thanks to:

·       the work of our Scholarship Committee soliciting corporate sponsors

·       our membership dues

·       the many volunteers who work at our fundraisers


To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must:

·       (beginning with the 2015-16 school year) be a member of the LHS Cross Country and Track Club in each school year the athlete participates in their sport

·       have participated in a minimum of two years of Cross Country, Indoor Track, or Spring Track.  This may be two seasons in the same sport (e.g. two years of cross country), or one season in two different sports over two different years (e.g. winter track sophomore year and spring track senior year).

·       be participating in Cross Country or Track and Field in their senior year

·       be in good standing academically and going on to an accredited 2- or 4- year college

·       complete the scholarship application available to seniors through Londonderry High School


All currently eligible athletes are listed here, for all class years.  If you have any question about your son’s or daughter’s eligibility, please contact our Scholarship Chair, Laura Keeley, at keeley5@comcast.net


All eligible applicants are then evaluated for scholarship selection based on a point system.   The following points are totaled for each eligible applicant:

·       all points the applicant (and their parent/s) earned by volunteering at Track Club events throughout the applicant’s four years of high school

·       points allocated to the applicant by their coach(es)


After all points are totaled for all eligible applicants, all information is forwarded to an alumni selection committee who makes the final confirmation of scholarship winners.   Scholarship Winners are announced at the Baccalaureate Ceremony the night before Graduation.


If you have any questions on this Scholarship program, please don’t hesitate to contact our Scholarship Chair, Laura Keeley.


Thank you for your continued support of our Student Athletes.

Karen Wasserman

President, LHS XC and Track Club

Outdoor Track Season Begins Soon

posted Mar 10, 2016, 3:37 PM by LHS XCTrack

Hello Winter Track and Field Families,
Congratulations to our girls and boys teams on successful Indoor Seasons!   We were fortunate to have milder weather making it easier to travel to the meets to cheer on our athletes and also keep the season on schedule.   We will continue to load more photos from the Indoor season to our Track website.  
Thank you to our Booster Club members and all the volunteers who have helped with our fundraising so far this year.   Thanks to your efforts, the Booster Club was able to provide the team T-shirts for both the girls and boys Indoor teams, and we also funded the end of the season parties for both teams.
With the Indoor season and February break behind us, we are starting to plan for the Outdoor Track and Field Season.   Below are some important reminders.
·       LHS has a new Athletics Website - www.londonderryathletics.org.  It should be more user friendly and easier to navigate.   All Spring schedules have been loaded to the school’s new site.  
·       Online Registration for Spring Sports is in progress.  Athletes must be registered before the first day of Spring practice.  If your son or daughter needs to register, click on this link and follow the instructions to complete the registration.  http://www.londonderryathletics.org/main/adnews/ID/41051873 .  If you have any questions please call the Londonderry High School athletic office at 432-6941, extension 2307.
·       The first day of practice for Girls and Boys Spring Track is Monday 3/21.
·       The Spring Meet the Coaches is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29th  at 6pm in LHS café.
Thank you for your Support of our student athletes.
Go Lancers!
Karen Wasserman
President, LHS XC and Track Club

Meet the Coaches, Membership, and Apparel

posted Dec 7, 2015, 6:05 PM by LHS XCTrack

Hi Track and Field Families,


The Indoor Track and Field season began on Monday 11/30.


·       Meet the Coaches is on tomorrowTuesday 12/8 at 6:00pm in the LHS Cafeteria.   

·       This will also be the Membership Drive kick off for Track and Field Booster Club Membership.

o   Please see the Membership Form – Forms are due Thurs 12/17 for the free T-shirt

o   Family Membership is $25 and includes a FREE Track and Field T-shirt

o   If you were an XC member this Fall, family membership is only $20 (a $5 discount)

o   Membership will include BOTH indoor and outdoor Track and Field for this school year

o   See the below senior Scholarship Eligibility for membership requirements

·       The Track and Field Apparel Form is attached for any athlete or parent interested in purchasing any Track and Field apparel.

o   Apparel Forms are due Thurs 12/17.

o   See the form for details.


Thanks for your support of our student athletes.

We’re looking forward to a fun Indoor Track and Field Season.


Karen Wasserman

President, LHS XC and Track Booster Club


XC Banquet November 24th

posted Nov 17, 2015, 1:19 PM by LHS XCTrack

Hello Cross Country Families, Coaches, and invited Guests,

This is a reminder to please RSVP for the Annual Cross Country Banquet, even if you are not planning on attending.   The banquet will be on Tuesday,  11/24 6:00-9:00 pm at the LHS Cafeteria.    Attached is the invitation with all of the details for an evening of celebrating our student athletes.  Please let us know if you have any issues opening the attached invitation.

Please add a 0 (zero) in the first column if you will not be able to join us.   We’d appreciate a response from all families and invited guests so we can provide an accurate count to the food service by this Wednesday, November 18th.
Looking forward to a great night!  Go Lancers!
The Track Club Board
(Karen, Terri, Liz, Lynne,Arlene, Renee, Beata, Kelly, Laura, Jen and Stephanie)

Looking for Gently Used Running Shoes

posted Sep 6, 2015, 7:22 AM by LHS XCTrack

Hi Everyone!

I am collecting used running shoes for donation to the MORE Foundation, a non-profit group that funds farming programs in Africa. MORE is 100% funded from the sale of ‘gently used athletic shoes’. The shoes are sold in major cities in Africa - the vast majority of Africans cannot afford new shoes. MORE uses proceeds from the sale of the shoes to provide training and tools to the poorest rural farmers. Instead of decomposing in landfills, your used athletic shoes can be re-purposed to offset carbon from the atmosphere and regenerate farm land. Additional information is available at MOREFoundationGroup.org

How You Can Help: 
Set aside your used - but not abused - running shoes size 6-12. I cannot accept single shoes or heavily stained or ripped shoes. You can bring them to our home mee
ts – look for a large box near the fence by the finish. I can also collect them from your son or daughter at practice after school if that works.  I’m also happy to come and pick them up.

This is a small way we can share our love of running and also make a little difference globally.

I would appreciate your participation.  Thanks!

Josh Wasserman ‘16

Meet the Coaches

posted Aug 22, 2015, 6:19 PM by LHS XCTrack

Hello Cross Country Families,


The cross country season is here.  Welcome to the new athletes and families from the class of 2019!   Below are some reminders and updates:



·       Monday 8/31 at 6:30pm in the LHS GYM.   All Fall athletes and parents are requested to attend.   After general presentations in the GYM, teams will break up into groups by team sports for short sessions with your team’s coach.

·       The Booster Club will be on hand to introduce ourselves, answer any questions, and kick off our membership drive.



·      The apparel form on our Apparel Page has the apparel choices for this year if you are interested in purchasing any apparel for your athlete or yourself

·       Checks should be made payable to “LHS XC and Track Club”

·       The apparel order deadline for the initial order is Wed 9/9.  

·       If you need a uniform (shorts and/or top), each piece is $18.  Checks for these can be made payable to “Embroidery Creations” and should be given directly to your coach.  



·       The Booster Club membership form is for the 2015 Cross Country Season

·       Some changes for membership starting in 2015-2016

o   $25 Family Cross Country Membership will include:

§  A FREE Lancer XC Tshirt !

§  Family tickets to the end of the season XC banquet

o   Starting in 2015, athletes must be a booster club member in each year the athlete participates in their sport (starting with 2015 seasons) to be eligible for a booster club scholarship in their Senior year. 

o   Membership will cover the Cross Country season.  

§  The Indoor and outdoor track seasons will be a combined Track membership starting this Winter, for any athletes who participate in either indoor and/or outdoor track. 

§  The Track membership will be separate from the Cross Country Membership. 

§  For XC athletes who Booster Club members, there will be a $5 discount to become a booster club member for the Track season (e.g. $25 family membership for XC, $20 family membership for Track –which includes both indoor and outdoor track)

§  Track family membership will include a FREE Lancer Track TShirt) 



·       We have 3 positions open on the Booster Club for this year.

o   President (we have one candidate for this position so far)

o   VP

o   Treasurer Elect ( to work with the current treasurer this year and take over the Treasurer position for the 2016-2017 school year)

·       We will send out a communication on the elections very soon

·       We also have many other ways for parents to be involved other than board positions, and we welcome your participation!  Let us know if you are interested.


Thanks for your support of our student athletes and LHS Cross Country.   Go Lancers!

Karen Wasserman

VP, Volunteer Coordinator

Londonderry Old Home Days

posted Jul 15, 2015, 6:41 AM by LHS XCTrack

Londonderry Old Home Days is coming soon. On August 15th we will have our 34th Annual 5K Race.  This is a big fundraiser for our booster club and there are many ways in which you can participate and help.  On our forms page we have a Registration Form, a
Corporate Sponsor Form and a Raffle Prizes letter.  Please take a minute to look over these documents and share them with your employers or businesses you are familiar with in the area.  We greatly appreciate all the help you can provide. Thank You!

Boot Scootin' Boogie 5k

posted Jul 15, 2015, 6:28 AM by LHS XCTrack

Hi Cross Country and Track Families,
We will be working at the new Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K race hosted by Millennium Running  in Londonderry on Sat night 7/25.  Our Track Club will be paid for our time.   These funds will benefit our athletes this  coming year.  There’s a concert before and after the 5K so it should be a fun event to attend right here in Londonderry!
This is a great opportunity for the athletes themselves to volunteer (instead of the parents this time).
Each athlete who volunteers will get a scholarship point.  Scholarship points are accumulated during the athlete’s four years and will go towards the athlete’s eligibility for a scholarship in their senior year. 
We need 12 – 16 volunteers for the below 2 different events.   Please use the online signup spreadsheet to sign up or email wasserman4@comcast.net if you have any issues with the spreadsheet link.
·       Post-race water distribution (6-8 people to pass out water to finishers – 6:30-8:00pm)
·       Country Hat Distribution. (6-8 people to pass out cowboy hats  to finishers – 6:30-8:00pm)

Volunteer for Boot Scootin Boogie 5K

Boot Scootin’ Boogie Event Details:

  • DATE:                 Sat July 25, 2015
  • TIMES:               
    • 6:00pm – Pre-Race Concert
    • 7:30pm – Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K race
    • 7:45-10:00pm – Post-Race Concert
  • LOCATION:         Londonderry Athletic Fields (LAFA)
  •                           98 Sargent Rd, Londonderry, NH
  • DISTANCE:         5K
 As always, thanks for your support of student athletes and our Londonderry XC and Track Programs!

Karen Wasserman
VP and Volunteer Coordinator

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