XC Parents & Family Gathering

October 15th at Wesleyan for Little Three's


As has become an annual tradition, we are again hoping to get as many parents, family, friends and alumni to attend the Little Three Championships - this fall at Wesleyan on October 15th. We shoudl have a great team battle brewing with Williams and Wesleyan, and could use all the help and cheering we can get - as well as a little nourishment afterwards!! We are hoping to get together as many of you as possible to not only come out and cheer the boys on but also have a great tailgate after the meet and celebrate an incredible day of competing with the time honored tradition of gathering after for some post-competition chow, lively conversation and opportunities to get see the athletes in action. There are approximately 25 guys and they are sure to be hungry and thirsty after a day of tough competition. What would potentially be needed - first and foremost, a raucous and rowdy crowd for the meet! After that, a lot of purple Amherst clothing and then grills, tables, and lot's of tailgate fare - burgers, dogs, chicken, sandwiches, salads, your kid's favorite food, perhaps your favorite food, something unique, something common, drinks, chips, paper ware and utensils - basically your call on what you would like to bring, as I am sure that it will get devoured and certainly will be greatly appreciated by everyone. This is a chance to see the team compete as a whole team for the final time as we enter the championship meets after this with squad limits, and for the parents of seniors - a final Little Three meet opportunity :) Hopefully you will be able to make the trip to Wesleyan and get the chance to meet the other parents, the runners that make up our awesome team, a chance to meet / see again the coaches and the most important part, to get everyone together and have a great time and show your support of the team and the program. I will update this site with what people are bringing so that you will know who is bringing what or what might be needed. Perhaps seeing what others are bringing will help to put an idea into your head. We always have a great time and have had a lot of fun with the past gatherings during Track and XC and we are looking forward to building upon that success this year.

The race goes off at 1:15 and then probably shotting for 2:30 or so to be digging in!

On behalf of the team, we are really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 15thth. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either me Ned mail or 413 542 8117 office or 413 348 6579 cell.

Ned, Luke and the whole team


Those coming and, if mentioned, what they are bringing - we will try and update this daily as we hear back from people and what they are bringing.

*** If anyone has a table or two that would be great ***

Replies as of 10/14

Dan and Sheila Butko -Baked Ziti, meatballs and salad

Gretchen Wesley - dessert

Marcel Fajnzylber & Marion - some kind of apple dessert

Morten & Chung Sogaard - sandwiches (3-footer) and a box of Joe from Dunkin Donuts (possibly box of hot chocolate if they are willing)

Marty and Anissa Malague - Sandwiches and Whoopie Pies

Meijer Boys Aunt & Cousins - a tray of deli sandwiches, pumpkin gorp, water and a table

Linda Nelson -