Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Corn Belt Varsity Conference Meet

It has been a long season which is quickly coming to a culmination.  Although I understand and agree with the decision to not run the Fresh/Soph meet, I'm disappointed some of our newest athletes will not be able to run one last meet this season.  Coach Neisler, Coach Simple and myself are very proud of our young team and look forward to their development through next season.  The hardest part for us will be watching the seniors, at least those who are now finished,  move on.  Although they seem ready, I'm not sure our team is ready to give them up.  I hope we send them off with good memories!

The Corn Belt Varsity Conference Meet is scheduled for this Friday, May 4 at Mahomet Seymour High School in Mahomet.  It is a combined Boys/Girls Meet.

Time Schedule:
Field Events will begin at 4:00 p.m.
High Jump – Boys First
Long Jump and Triple Jump – Mahomet-Seymour High School has multiple runways. We will run these events simultaneously
(3 preliminary jumps, 3 final jumps, 9 athletes to finals).
Discus – Girls First
(3 preliminary throws, 3 final throws, 9 athletes to finals)
Shot Put – Boys First
(3 preliminary throws, 3 final throws, 9 athletes to finals)
Pole Vault – Boys First

Preliminary Races for Track Events will begin at 5:00 p.m.
Girls 100 Hurdles
Boys 110 Hurdles
Girls 100 Meter dash
Boys 100 Meter Dash

Final Races for Track Events (Girls first, then Boys in all events)
3200 Meter Relay
400 Meter Relay
3200 Meter Run
100 Meter Hurdles
110 High Hurdles
100 Meter Dash
800 Meter Run
800 Meter Relay
400 Meter Dash
300 Meter Hurdles
1600 Meter Run
200 Meter Dash
1600 Meter Relay
6 places score in all events (10-8-6-4-2-1)

A limited supply of T-Shirts will be available at the concession stand. The cost of t-shirts is $15.00

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in all events. Ribbons will be awarded for 4th, 5th, and 6th Place. The winning Boys Team and the winning Girls Team will receive the traditional walnut bar.

The following are the event assignments:
3200M Relay; Hulett, Cross, Walch, Madison (Alts, Herrman, LaFayette, Shaver)
400M Relay; Simple, Peck, Armstrong, Jacobs (Alts, Hotzel, Kneller, Matchett)
3200M Run; Billingsley, LaFayette
100M Hurdles; Patterson, Weaver
100M Dash; Peck, Hotzel
800M Run; Herrman, Shaver
800M Relay; Hotzel, Matchett, Kneller, Hamm (Alt, Baker)
400M Run; Simple, Madison
300M Hurdles; Patterson, Weaver
1600M Run; Billingsley, Cross
200M Dash; Simple, Matchett
1600M Relay; Simple, Armstrong, Hulett, Billingsley (Alts, Hamm, Herrman, Madison)
Shot Put; Jacobs
Discus; Jacobs
High Jump; Thompson, Peck
Long Jump; Peck, Matchett
Triple Jump; Armstrong, Vance

If you are not assigned an event and would like to ride the bus to the meet, please let me know as soon as possible and I will allow as many as we have seats on the bus for.   Tentative dismissal time will be 2p with the bus leaving at 2:10p.

Quote of the Day:
"Dream big and dare to fail"
Norman D. Vaughan, explorer