Thursday, April 30, 2009

CTK Track News for the week of 27 Apr 09

Greetings Track Families,

We had another beautiful day at the track on Saturday.  Once again, many families went above and beyond
the call of duty and volunteered the whole meet or came out of the stands to fill in where needed.  Thank
you so much!

Who Qualified?
I have not posted the Qualifying Meet results yet; they will be available late tomorrow evening along with
a list of qualifiers and alternates for the Sectional Championship Meet.  The parish coordinators from
the whole league will be meeting tomorrow evening to go over the meets (there were three qualifying
meets, by the way) and deal with various appeals, etc.  After that's all settled, the qualifiers and 
alternates will be set for next weekend.

As I said before, the top four finishers in the 1600m and field events qualify and compete next
weekend.  The top three finishers overall (i.e., regardless of heats) in the other events (including 
relays) qualified and 4th place is an alternate.  The coaches may substitute runners on relay teams
of the same parish and grade and gender if one of the runners is unavailable next weekend.

If your child possibly or definitely qualified but cannot compete next weekend, please let me 
know ASAP.  If your child was on a relay team that possibly or definitely qualified but cannot
compete next weekend, please let your child's primary coach know ASAP so they can work on
finding a replacement.

Practices This Week
We'll have two practices this week as usual, and everyone is welcome.  We won't have ribbons 
ready until Thursday most likely, but there will be ribbons down to 6th place which may be some
consolation to non-qualifiers.
  • Practice, Tuesday, Apr. 28, 5-6:30pm, College Park HS track
  • Practice, Thursday, Apr. 30, 5-6:30pm, College Park HS track
  • Sectional Championship Meet (1600m races), Friday, May 1, 6:00pm, Diablo Valley College track
  • Sectional Championship Meet (all other events), Saturday, May 2, 9:00am, Diablo Valley College track
Lost and Found Bonanza!
We picked up another huge collection of lost items at the end of the meet Saturday.  Please check
the Lost & Found page on the web site for your treasures.  It's not just the kids: One team left all their relay 
batons behind.  (Last year, another team's coordinator left his wallet and keys behind at one of our 
meets!)  If any of that collection belongs to your family, let me know and I'll bring it to practice or
leave it out on my porch for you.

Picnic Coming
Make sure you've marked your calendar for the Team Awards Picnic on Sunday, May 31, from 11am
until 3pm at Pleasant Hill Park.  One tradition we have is to salute our departing 8th graders, and
recognize those who have been with the team since they were in 2nd or 3rd grade.  CTK Track Team
trivia:  Name this year's four 8th graders who have been on the team since 2nd or 3rd grade.   We
will also have our annual drawing for extra-helpful parents.  Will you be a winner?  I hope you all
can come, if only to admire the final appearance of this year's mountainous Lost & Found collection!

See you on the track,


Carl Godkin
CTK/St.C/St.S Track & Field Coordinator

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