Thursday, May 2, 2013

Track Notes, 5/1/13

Congratulations to the girl's for their Fresh/Soph Cornbelt Conference Championship last night.  Thanks to all the parents, friends and family who came out to support us.  Special thanks goes out to Mr. and Mrs. O'Shea for providing the team with drinks and snacks for the meet!  We had so many athletes who had a really good meet ... event winners include Ashley LaFayette in the 1600, Shannon Supan in the 3200, Chante Stonewall in the 100M Hurdles, 300M Hurdles and the 4 x 100 which also included Micayla Mathieson, Spencer Smiley and Kara Henry.  Dasha O'Shea tied for 1st in the High Jump after several tie breaking attempts.  Equally as important were our athletes working to earn those next 5 scoring positions.  Those points helped us beat a very good Mahomet Seymour team.  I am very happy with this performance ... an entire team win.  Distance, sprints, jumps and throws all contributed ... a balance coaches love.  Nice job ladies!

Special recognition goes out to Chante Stonewall who set a new school record in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 46.60

This Friday is the Cornbelt Conference Varsity Championship Meet.  It will be held at Prairie Central High School in Fairbury, IL.  All athletes participating in the meet will be dismissed from school at 2p with the bus leaving promptly at 2:15.  All other team members are expected to attend the meet unless excused by Coach Neisler or myself.  The bus for team members not participating in the meet will leave U-High's front circle promptly at 4:15p.  Please be prepared for rain and cooler temps! 

Corn Belt Conference
Varsity Track and Field
Friday May 3, 2013
Hosted by Prairie Central High School

Admission will be charged for this event….$3—Adults;  $2 for students (grade school thru HS);  2012-13 Conference passes will be honored

Concessions & Restrooms will be available outdoors near the track.

T-Shirts will be available for purchase for $15 near the concession stand.  Triad Graphics will customize T-shirts with each school’s boys & girls track rosters, provided that typed rosters are emailed to Brad Beyers  by Friday, April 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

6 places score in all events (10-8-6-4-2-1)

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. All medals, ribbons, and team awards may be picked up in the pressbox at the conclusion of the event.

Electronic copies of meet results will be sent to all participating schools, the Champaign News-Gazette, the Bloomington Pantagraph, Peo. Journal Star, Pekin Times, Pontiac Daily Leader, and other media upon request, at the conclusion of the meet. 

Implement and Vault Check-in and Weigh-in:
Information regarding the check-in and weigh-in of throwing implements and vaulters will be distributed upon arrival.

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

Quote of the Day:
"Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent."
Joan Benoit Samuelson