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Mountainside Elementary Coach

Ja'Neshia Nagan, Head Coach


GOOOOOO Cougars!!!!

GOOOOOO Cougars!!!!

How to Download the SportsEngine App

Landsharks parents can use the SportsEngine mobile application to receive text updates, view the schedule and locations of events. The SportsEngine app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once installed, the easiest way to find Mountainside Elementary

Practice Information


Practice schedule for Mountainside: Every Tuesday, Thursday, and make-up Friday practices, weather permitted or no school. T- 4/12/22; Th- 4/14/22 T- 4/19/22; Th- 4/21/22 T- 4/26/22; Th- 4/28/22 T- 5/3/22; Th- 5/5/22 ***There will not be any after school activity bus at this time. So runners need to be picked up (by parent or approved adult) or be able to walk home.***

2:30-2:45pm get dressed and fill water bottle.

 2:45-3:00pm meet at the large field and eat snack.

3:00-3:45pm practice

Inclement Weather

If weather is bad, practice will be held indoors unless school is released. In the event that practice is cancelled I will  inform everyone.

Practice Notes

Please make sure each runner has a water bottle,

a change of clothes and a snack for each practice.

Before each practice runners will have the opportunity to fill water bottles and change clothes .

Meet Schedule

Meets are scheduled at 1:30 pm at
Mesa Ridge High School on:
April  24th
May 1st
May 8th


Schedule of Events

1:00 pm - Runners and Coaches Arrive

1:05 pm - Coaches Meeting

1:15 pm - Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director on the infield for course assignments

1:25 pm - Star Spangled Banner

1:30 pm - Races Begin

Meet #1: 50m dash followed by 400m OR 800m
Meet #2: 100m dash followed by 400m OR 800m
Meet #3: 800m OR 1600m followed by 200m dash

***Heat order will be run at discretion of the Site Director***


Landsharks Lightning Policy

1.    We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function. 

2.   Activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 8-mile radius.  Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 8-mile radius.

3.   If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard.  We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).

4.   Once the practice/race has been suspended, we will wait at least 20 minutes after the last thunder or flash of lightning is witnessed, prior to resuming.

5.   Any subsequent thunder or lightning, after the beginning of the 20-minute count, reset the clock and another 20-minute count should begin.

6.   Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.

7.   Understand the evacuation process depending on the site lay out. 

Race Day Guidelines

In order to create a safe environment for our Landshark runners and families, please adhere to the following guidelines for our races. These guidelines are in place to help keep our races organized and fun for the kids and parents.

  1. Please park in designated areas only.
  2. Upon arrival, please locate your runner(s) school coach to receive race bib and then parents must proceed to designated spectator viewing area.  The only adults allowed on in the infield are coaches and/or volunteers with a Landsharks' T-shirt.
  3. Exchange runners should check-in with the Site Director, who is in the Tie-dye or Bright yellow T-shirt.  Your runner will receive their bib at that time.  All runners are required to have a bib prior to racing.  Bibs should be pinned on the back of the runners' shirt for ease of removal in the finish chute.
  4. Each race night all runners can run two races.  A sprint followed by a mid-distance race.
  5. No parents or non-competing runners are allowed on the track with the runners.
  6. Following your runner's race, your child will find you in the designated parent viewing area.  You are free to stay and watch the remainder of the races or depart if so desired.
  7. Have fun and cheer for all runners because, “Finishing is Winning!”