Thursday, March 15, 2012

Track Notes, 03/15/12

Thanks to all the parents, friends and family that came to watch our team yesterday!  They were treated to a terrific effort by those team members not in Florida!  Our team, according to the Pantagraph, had more first place finishes than any of the other 16 teams there.  Congrats to Erika ... 1st in the 55 in 7.48 , Sydney who was 1st in the 800 in 2:19.26 and Gabi who threw the shot 39' 5.25" for another first.  In addition, our 4 x 800 consisting of Ashley Lafayette, Syd Billingsley, Paige Smid and Elizabeth Madison qualified for the Top Times Meet (Indoor State) running 10:22.66.  There were several other note worthy performances ... including some very competitive efforts by many of our "newest athletes" ...  the results are available on the Normal West athletic site. 

Thanks to Tammy Baker, our U-High Girl's Track website is up and running again.  If you have any creative ideas or want to add something to it ... please let me know and we'll try to get the site as our best place for team info!

Our next meet is on Monday, March 19 ... The Clinton Indoor meet which will be held at IWU.   There are a limited number of entries available at this meet.  The coaches and I met this morning and made the following assignments:

4 x 800  Paige Smid, Lyndsay Shaver, Elizabeth Madison, Morgan Cross (Ashley Lafayette, )
55M Dash  Tat Peck, Sarah Hotzel
55M Hurdles  Rachel R Weaver, Hailey Patterson
800M  Cassie Frank, Ariana Jahiel
4 x 200  Tat Peck, Jordan Armstrong, Avery Hamm, Sarah Hotzel (Gabi Jacobs, Hailey Patterson)
400M  Erika Simple, Syd Billingsley
1600M  Ashley Lafayette, Meghan Donnan
200M  Erika Simple, Hailey Patterson
4 x 400  Sydney Billingsley, Jordan Armstrong, Avery Hamm, Elizabeth Madison (Rachel R Weaver)
Long Jump  Tat Peck, Sydney Kneller (Tentatively)
Triple Jump  Jordan Armstrong
High Jump  Hailey Patterson, Katie Thompson
Shot Put  Gabi Jacobs, Becca Williams

For those not competing Monday, we ask you attend the meet.  You will have a short practice and then be available to support your teammates.  We anticipate the meet ending by 8p. If you are unable to attend the meet, I will need a parent note prior to the meet.  It is important I am able to account for all our athletes, so the note is required. 

Our last two indoor meets will be held on Saturday, March 24.  Those athletes qualifying for the Top Times Meet will compete at IWU while the rest of the team will be competing at the Cogdal Relays held at ISU.  We anticipate being able to have all healthy athletes compete on this day. 

Enjoy the next few days off and the beautiful weather HERE in Central Illinois ... not that I hope it's raining in Florida! 

Quote of the Day:

Never fear or be ashamed of failure.  Those who have been there will understand you.  Those who don't have not lived yet and are in no position to criticize you.