Friday, April 12, 2013

Track Notes, 4/12/13

Sorry this is late coming out ... hopefully your athlete filled you in on tonight's meet.
To be sure, here is the information on the Bloomington High School Invitational:

Friday, April 12, 2013 
Bloomington High School 
1202 E. Locust Bloomington, IL 61701 

Participating Teams 
Bartonville Limestone, Bloomington, Bloomington Central Catholic, Champaign Central, Danville, Decatur Eisenhower, Decatur Mac Arthur, Downs Tri-Valley, Galesburg, Mahomet-Seymour, Morton, Normal Community, Normal U-High, Normal West, Peoria Manual, Pontiac, Rockford Auburn, Springfield, Springfield Lanphier, Springfield SHG, Springfield Southeast, Urbana

Entry Process
Limit of 2 entries per individual event and one relay entry per team.

In individual events and relay events, awards will be presented for participants who finish 1st-8th place.  There will also be trophies for the top three teams based on points scored.

The track at Bloomington High School has an all-weather surface and 8-lanes. Only ¼” or smaller pyramid spikes are allowed.  No radios, glass containers, or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the facility.  Smoking is not permitted in the stadium.

A Full Service Concession Stand will be provided.

A charge of $3.00/Adults and $2.00/Students will be assessed for everyone not competing in the meet.

* We will measure the first legal jump/throw and only those surpassing standard thereafter.  Goal is to move meet along NOT discourage athlete.

Long Jump/Triple Jump 
3 Trial Jumps; Top 8 to Finals
*Only Jumps of 14’0”(LJ) and 30’0” (TJ) and beyond will be measured

Shot Put/Discus 
*Only Throws of 30’0”(SP) and 85’0” (DI) and beyond will be measured
3 Trial Throws; Top 8 to Finals

High Jump 
Starting Height 4’4

Pole Vault 
Starting Height 6’0”

Running Events
4:30 PM – Prelims
100m Dash Prelims
100m Hurdle Prelims
3200m Run (Slow Section)
200m Dash Prelims
3200m Relay
400m Relay
3200m Run (Fast Section)
100m Hurdles
100m Dash
800m Run
800m Relay
400m Dash
300m Hurdles
1600m Run
200m Dash
1600m Relay

Field Events 
Field Events will begin at 4:00 PM.  With the exception of the Triple Jump, all will run concurrently

Long Jump
 (Flighted Top 8 to finals)

Triple Jump
(Follows Long Jump)
(Flighted Top 8 to finals)

High Jump
(Starting Height 4-4)

Shot Put
 (Lowest Seed Flight First)

Discus Throw
(Best Seed Flight First)

Pole Vault
(Starting Height 6-0)

**Finals in the running events will begin at 15 minutes after completion of 200m unless weather dictates we move the meet forward.

Women's 100m  Dash Open:
Mathieson, Micayla
Brewer, LeeNaya

Women's 200m  Dash Open:
Simple, Erika
Smiley, Spencer

Women's 400m  Dash Open:
Simple, Erika
Trevarthan, Anna

Women's 800m  Run Open
Walch, Alexandra
Kirchgessner, Brianne

Women's 1,600m  Run Open:
Supan, Shannan
LaFayette, Ashley

Women's 3,200m  Run Open:
Ruiz, Minda
Rosenthal, Lauren

Women's 100m  Low Hurdles Open:
Henry, Kara
Stonewall, Chante

Women's 300m  Hurdles Open:
Henry, Kara
Stonewall, Chante

Women's 4 x 100m  Relay Open:

Women's 4 x 200m  Relay Open:
(Mathieson,Smiley,Stonewall, Matchett)

Women's 4 x 400m  Relay Open:
(O'Shea, Baker, Kneller, Styczynski)

 Women's 4 x 800 Relay Open
    (Lafayette, Supan, Landess, Walch)

 Women's High Jump Open:
O'Shea, Dasha

Women's Long Jump Open:
Matchett, Katelyn
Styczynski, Michelle

Women's Triple Jump Open:
McDowell, Jasmine
Henry, Kara

Women's Shot Put Open:
Sapp, Madison
Jacobs, Gabi"

Women's Discus Throw Open:
Sapp, Madison
Jacobs, Gabi

The weather promises to be much cooler today!  The girls have been asked to bring extra warm clothes to include a hat and gloves.  A blanket for sitting in the metal stands may be in order for the brave fans attending.

I want to say thank you to our many loyal fans who have been attending the meets ... many of you have helped us out at events also and it is very much appreciated.  It is great to see and hear you in the stands!

The coaches see how hard the athletes work and it is nice to see their effort recognized and appreciated.

The girls have been asked to plan on staying the entire meet to support their team.  Exceptions to this policy will be made when parents ask but should be reserved for school related activity or family plans. This meet ended last year around 8p.

This is a large meet and we are excited to compete against some of the area's best athletes.  We have a few athletes recovering from what we hope are minor injuries and will not be competing tonight.  Although we wish them quick recoveries, this gives a few more athletes the opportunity to compete and we hope they, and their biggest supporters, enjoy the experience!

We have some important meets coming up in the next few weeks ... dates to remember are:

  • April 22, Girl's Intercity @ Bloomington Central Catholic High School.
  • April 30, JV Cornbelt Conference Meet @ Bloomington Central Catholic High School.
  • May 3, Varsity Cornbelt Conference Meet @ Prairie Central
  • May 9, Sectionals (State Qualifier) @ Dunlap
Hope to see you tonight!

Quote of the Day:
"Set your goals high because what a person accomplishes is in proportion to what they attempt."
Mitchell Naufell