Sunday, March 30, 2008

CTK Track News for week of 31 Mar 08...

Greetings Track Families,

Most of our team's athletes will be returning from Spring Break this week and we'll be back to a regular practice schedule:

We'll practice twice this week:
  • Tuesday, April 1, from 5 to 6:30 pm at College Park High School track
  • Thursday, April 3, from 5 to 6:30pm at College Park High School track
Relay Meet
Our meet this week will be on Sunday at 12 noon at Granada High School in Livermore. This special meet will consist of just three relay events; there will be no field or individual running events. The relays are (in order):
  • 4x100m
  • Medley (200/200/400/800m - note this not our usual Sprint Medley)
  • 4x400m
The relay meet is a lot of fun. Granada High School has a great facility including the Lynx finish line system which times racers using a video system which (I am told) is connected to the scoreboard. It's a pretty fair distance away (30 miles from my house) so you might want to consider carpooling with teammates.

Please tell your primary coach if your athlete cannot make it. This is especially important for relays since the coaches will be attempting to set them all up ahead of time. By the way, you'll note that I ask this EVERY week and yet (for my 6th - 8th grade boys at least), I am typically missing quite a few runners who never bothered to call or write. Help keep my blood pressure under control -- tell us if you're not coming to a meet!

Meet Jobs
Trish & Greg, our volunteer coordinators, asked me to point out that the volunteer assignment spreadsheets online usually have TWO pages. Apparently some of you have looked at just the first page and, not seeing your name, assumed you were not working. Please check both pages. Having said that, please note that the relay meet volunteer assignment spreadsheet has just ONE page.

As usual, if you see an opening for this week's meet that you'd like to fill, please email Trish & Greg at Thanks!

Lost & Found
There are a number of new treasures listed on the Lost and Found page from Saturday's meet at Heritage HS. See anything you like? Items from the lost and found collection make a public appearance at the team picnic (have you saved June 1st yet on your calendar?) and then are given to charity.

Team T-Shirts
If your athlete has not received a T-shirt this year, please let me know. Most have been distributed. If your athlete has managed to lose his or her shirt somehow, I have a few gently used T-shirts I can provide you as replacements.

Personal Best Ribbons
If things go well, Personal Best Ribbons will start to appear very soon at practice. These fine yellow ribbons are awarded to athletes who improve on past performances and often helps boost the morale of kids who find themselves out of the range 1st - 3rd place ribbons the league awards. Please be patient. I have some very able volunteers who will be helping me but I've got to get the ball rolling before anything happens.

See you on the track,


Carl Godkin
CTK/SC/SS Track & Field Coordinator

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