Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Track Notes, 3/20/13

Welcome to the first day of Spring although someone forgot to tell the weather ... hopefully it will start warming up soon.

We have two meets coming up this Saturday.  These meets will be our last indoor meets of the season.

The first is the Illinois Top Times Meet to be held at IWU.  Participants in this meet must be on the state's leader boards for their respective IHSA State Class, in our case, Class 2A.  Entries to this meet are limited by event and are by invitation only.

We are excited to have the following athletes/events invited to participate:

Sydney Billingsley, 1600 Meter Run
Gabi Jacobs, Shot Put
Ashley LaFayette, 1600 Meter Run
Dasha O'Shea, High Jump
Chante Stonewall, 60 Meter Hurdles
Kara Henry, 60 Meter Hurdles
4 x 800 Relay
4 x 200 Relay

Sydney also had a qualifying time for the 800 Meter Run. 

The 4 x 800 and 4 x 200 are, of course, team events and athlete assignments will be announced tomorrow.

Congratulations!   We are proud to have them represent University High School Track and Field at this "unofficial Indoor State" meet.

The second meet will be the Joseph Cogdal Relays held at ISU's Horton Field House.  It is our hope to have all other available, healthy athletes participating in this meet. 

University High School hosts this meet and we are in need of volunteers to help run events.  If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know asap.  We will try our best to ensure you see your athlete compete.

Assignments for Cogdal will be made tomorrow and posted by Friday morning.

Quote of the Day:
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Mahatma Gandhi