Thursday, February 28, 2013

Track Notes, 2/28/13

Meet information for parents:

Field Events Schedule: Field events begin at 9a and will be continuous until conclusion.  
Shot Put - Boy's competition first to conclusion with Girl's to follow.
Long Jump - Boy's (Girl's to Follow)
High Jump - Girl's (Boy's to Follow)
Triple Jump - Will begin after the long jump competition concludes.  Triple jump starts with boys competition followed by the Girl's competition.

Running Events Schedule: Running events start at 10a with 55M Dash prelims and will be continuous until conclusion
55 Meter Dash Prelims
55 Meter Hurdles Prelims
4 x 800 Relay
55 Meter Dash Finals
55 Meter Hurdle Finals
800 Meter Run Finals
4 x 200 Meter Relay
400 Meter Dash
1600 Meter Run Finals
200 Meter Dash Finals
4 x 400 Relay

I wish I were able to give each of you a precise time your athlete will compete but it is not possible.  Typically I do not allow use of cell phones at a meet unless they are calling for a ride but Saturday I will allow the girls to call you during the meet to let you know when they think they will be competing but it will be a best guess.  The good news is there will be continuous competition to watch if you get there a little early ... so enjoy!

Meet Assignments (as of today)
Shot Put           Gabi Jacobs, Rhea Gibson, Synclair Halman
High Jump       Maya Mwilambwe, Dasha O'Shea
Long Jump        Maya Mwilambwe, Chante Stonewall, Michelle Styczynski
Triple Jump       Kara Henry, Jasmine McDowell
55M Dash         Sydney Kneller, Micayla Mathieson, LeeNaya Brewer
55M Hurdles     Kara Henry, Chante Stonewall
4 x 800 Relay   Alexandra Walch, Sydney Billingsley, Ashley Lafayette, Cassie Frank
800M Run        Cassie Frank, Madigan Landess, Brianne Kirchgessner
4 x 200 Relay   Spencer Smiley, Jasmine McDowell, Chante Stonewall, Kara Henry
400M Dash       Dasha O'Shea, Anna Trevarathan, Isabel Park
1600M Run       Sydney Billingsley, Ashley Lafayette, Shannon Supan
200M Dash       Kylie Thompson, Danielle Baker, Jaida McDowell
4 x 400 Relay    Sydney Billingsley, Alexandra Walch, Dasha O'Shea, Marissa Jordan

Athletes were issued uniforms last evening.  The care instructions were handed out at the parent meeting.  These uniforms should be kept out of plain view at meets when they are not being worn.  Laying on top of a bag in open view invites souvenir hunters and the replacement costs of these uniforms will be expensive.  Please help us emphasize keeping track of these uniforms. 

Each athlete should bring a gym bag to include extra clothes, socks, spikes if they have them, healthy snacks, WATER and anything else they may need during a pretty long day.  We will give the girls report times at practice and the meet should end between 4 - 5p.  They can purchase food, water and Gatoraide at the meet as well as a meet t-shirt if they would like so they made need money if they want to do so.

The girls are responsible for being on time.  Athletes should not leave Horton Field House without permission from Coach Niesler or I.   If your athlete needs to leave before the meet ends, please write me a note BEFORE Saturday.  We have 50 athletes, the majority of which are new to HS Track and Field and it will be all we can do to keep up getting them to the declaration area and competition on time.  Throw in watching each compete and giving them feedback and ... you get the idea.   We would prefer not dealing with excusing athletes early on Saturday but if something comes up and they must leave early, they need to let John or I know.

Saturday's Meet is the first meet of the year for many teams.  We have told our athletes what we expect the meet to be ... a chance to see where we are at and to have a look at our competition.  It is easy to place too much emphasis on what should just be an experience (hopefully a good one) and fun day of competition.  Help us keep the expectations that simple bc at this time of year, the meet is really just a starting point.

Only workers, coaches and competing athletes (or waiting to compete) are allowed on the track infield.  Our team will have an area, most likely on the upper west stands, we will use as our "camp".  A snack for the athletes is welcome if you are wanting to do so.  If it's something like cookies, they should be done competing before indulging. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the meet!